Scholars: August 24, 2016

Jessica Coughlin was recently inducted into Alpha Kappa Delta at Lebanon Valley College during the College’s annual Inquiry celebration. Coughlin, a graduate of Philadelphia Academy Charter School, is pursuing a bachelor of arts in English and sociology.

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Delaware Valley University’s Christine Buhalo was inducted into the Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society. Alpha Lambda Delta encourages superior scholastic achievement among first-year students. The Society promotes intelligent living and a continued high standard of learning. To be inducted, students must have a GPA of 3.5 or better during their first full-time year.

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Top students at Alvernia University received awards at the annual honors convocation. The honorees included Edward Schikel, who earned the Criminal Justice Academic Excellence Award from the School of Graduate & Adult Education.

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Kevin Richardson was elected as an officer for the 2016–17 Executive Council of Colby-Sawyer’s Student Government Association. Richardson, who serves as president, majors in Business Administration and is a member of the class of 2018 at the school, located in New Hampshire.

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Ryan Muldoon is one of 66 Lebanon Valley College seniors who received recognition as Green Dot ambassadors during the college’s 147th commencement. Muldoon, a graduate of Father Judge High School, earned a bachelor of science in accounting. The graduating students were given green pins to wear on their commencement gowns in honor of their commitment to the Green Dot program, which encourages community members to take ownership of campus safety. Muldoon also was recently inducted into Sigma Alpha Pi at Lebanon Valley College during the college’s annual Inquiry celebration. Membership is limited to senior students who have achieved a 3.6 GPA, completed 24 credits of LVC coursework and earned a bronze, silver or gold community service award.

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Diana Linn and Joseph Woltemate were among 64 occupational therapy students at University of the Sciences who took part in the 12th annual OT pinning ceremony. The master’s students will soon be going out into clinics, schools, community centers, hospitals and homes to practice under skilled therapists in order to perfect their skills as entry-level occupational therapists or to conduct research for their capstone projects.

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Penn State students Angela Giannetta and Bianca Wombough recently were initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines. They are among about 30,000 students, faculty, professional staff and alumni to be initiated into Phi Kappa Phi each year. Membership is by invitation and requires nomination and approval by a chapter.

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James Feeley, a business management major at Widener University, was part of a seven-member team that had a strong showing recently in the second annual Collegiate Leadership Competition. The team finished second among six teams at the two-day competition at John Carroll University in Cleveland.

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Bucknell University presented degrees to 867 graduates at its recent commencement. Local graduates were Vincent Ancona, Adebayo Bello and Richard Saunders. ••