Scholars: August 17, 2016

Kathryn Krzaczek received a scholarship to attend the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. She is a graduate of Archbishop Ryan High School (2011) and Loyola, Maryland (2015), and served as editor of the newspaper at both schools.

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The Kutztown University track and field programs earned team and individual academic awards from the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association. On the women’s side, seniors Corinne Manela and Emma Sullivan and sophomore Macey Tanseco earned All-Academic status. Brandon Raguz represented the men’s team with his first career All-Academic honor. Raguz is KU’s first male honoree since Kori Meshaw in 2013. Sullivan was an All-American and Academic All-American and two-time national qualifier in the pole vault. Manela earned her first career All-Academic honor after posting her first provisional mark this year in the 10,000 meters. Tanseco posted an NCAA provisional in the indoor shot put to earn her first All-Academic honor. Raguz posted NCAA provisional marks in both the indoor and outdoor seasons in the pole vault.

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Christopher Palys recently traveled to Spain to culminate a course at Widener University examining sports marketing from a global perspective. Widener partnered with the University of Vic in Catalonia, Spain, to offer its students lectures abroad on a range of topics from engaging Spanish fans of various sports to managing the legacy of an event like the 1992 Summer Olympic Games. Palys and classmates also had the chance to tour stadiums, including the home of FC Barcelona, and attend a EuroLeague basketball game. Palys, a management major with a concentration in sports marketing, is a member of the Widener University Class of 2018.

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David Rybas, a student at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, was among more than 1,000 students who made the dean’s list. Pratt Institute prepares its 4,700 undergraduate and graduate students for careers in art, design, architecture, information and library science, and liberal arts and sciences. Kutztown University recently conferred degrees on nearly 1,500 students.

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The following local students were awarded degrees:

Brianna Bennett (English and Professional Writing), Nicholas Anthony Caranci (Psychology/Clinical Counseling Cum Laude), Thalia Aimee Cepeda (Criminal Justice), Dominique S. Conquest (Communication Studies Cum Laude), Katelyn Elizabeth Howarth (Special Education Magna Cum Laude), LaDira Christina Jefferson (Criminal Justice), Rebecca Lynn Laconi (Psychology/Clinical Counseling), Victoria Patricia Lukas (Criminal Justice), Shea Maminski (Leisure and Sport Studies), Corinne Angeline Manela (Psychology Magna Cum Laude), Gabriela C. Marullo (Management), Megan Alicia Moffett (Criminal Justice), Kelvin Tyree Nance (Criminal Justice), Erin Marie Orth (Special Education Summa Cum Laude), Briana L. Roberts (Communication Studies), Miranda Lee Rodriguez (Finance), Kerri Lynn Rubenstein (Marketing), Shantae N. Taylor (Communication Studies), Colleen Elizabeth Tinsley (Marketing) and Nicholas Edward Weizer (Marketing).

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Hofstra University students Kimberly Donahue and Nicolette Michalowski were named to the dean’s list for their outstanding academic achievement. Students must earn a grade point average of at least 3.5 during the semester to make the dean’s list.

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The following local residents made the dean’s list at Rochester Institute of Technology: Amber Kates, who is studying photographic and imaging technologies; Meghan O’Donnell, who is studying graphic design; and Orens Xhagolli, who is studying computer science. ••