Scholars: June 15, 2016

Local residents were among those earning a doctor of physical therapy degree or a master degrees at the University of Scranton’s graduate commencement. They were Adam Glazer, who earned a Master of Arts degree with a major in theology; Laura M. Guarrieri, who earned a Master of Science degree with a major in occupational therapy; Dana E. Raciti, who earned a Master of Science degree with a major in rehabilitation counseling; and Jamie L. Shackles, who earned a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree with a major in physical therapy.

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Local residents were among the more than 900 bachelor’s and associate degree recipients at the University of Scranton’s undergraduate commencement, which was held at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes-Barre. Sister Mary Scullion, an Oxford Circle native and president of Project HOME, served as principal speaker and received an honorary degree. Local graduates were Kirsten E. Banach, who earned a Bachelor of Science degree in counseling and human services; Alexis D. Kuhner, who earned a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration; and Julianne N. Mamrol, who earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree in nursing.

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Ryan Muldoon was one of nearly 700 Lebanon Valley College students named to the dean’s list for the spring semester. Dean’s list students must maintain a GPA of at least 3.4 out of 4.0. Muldoon, a graduate of Father Judge High School, recently received a bachelor of science in accounting.

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Jessica Fein, a sophomore music therapy major, was named to the dean’s list at Elizabethtown College for the spring semester. Students on the dean’s list are full-time undergraduate students who earn a semester grade point average of 3.60 or better in 12 or more credits.

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University of the Sciences recently held a bachelor’s degree conferment ceremony to recognize graduates who received a bachelor’s degree during the 2015–16 academic year. Local graduates were Parth Patel, who received a bachelor of science in health science and will continue on a path toward a doctor of physical therapy degree; Zayd Alsardary, who received a bachelor of science in health science-physician assistant studies magna cum laude and will continue on a path toward a master of science in physician assistant studies; Sherin Abu, an Alpha Lambda Delta honor society member who received a BS in pharmaceutical and healthcare studies cum laude and will continue on a path toward a doctor of pharmacy degree; Michael Forgione, who received a BS in pharmaceutical and healthcare studies and will continue on a path toward a doctor of pharmacy degree; Jeannie Nguyen, who received a BS in pharmaceutical and healthcare studies and will continues on a path toward a doctor of pharmacy degree; Michael West, who received a BS in pharmaceutical and healthcare studies and will continue on a path toward a doctor of pharmacy degree; Shifa Zachariah, who received a BS in pharmaceutical and healthcare studies magna cum laude and will continue on a path toward a doctor of pharmacy degree; and Swana Thomas, who received a BS in pharmaceutical and healthcare studies with a minor in humanities and will continue on a path toward a doctor of pharmacy and master of public health degree.

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Melanie Grajales and David Tapia made the dean’s list at Lehigh University. This status is granted to students who earned a scholastic average of 3.6 or better while carrying at least 12 hours of regularly graded courses. ••