Scholars: September 14, 2016

Springfield College in Massachusetts has named Selina Mack to the dean’s list for academic excellence for the spring 2016 term. Mack is studying Human Services. Criteria for selection to the dean’s list requires that the student must have completed a minimum of 12 credit hours of graded coursework for the semester, and the student must have a minimum grade point average of 3.500.

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Springfield College in Massachusetts recognized two local graduates: Niemat Ahmed and Fatma Mohamed, who each earned a master’s of science degree in Human Services.

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Matthew Ragan was among the 790 students from Walsh University in Ohio named to the spring 2016 dean’s list.

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Rubin Thomas, a senior psychology major at Widener University, was among 35 students to complete the Widener Leadership Certificate program during the spring semester through the Oskin Leadership Institute at Widener. To earn the Widener Leadership Certificate, students must complete 18 one-hour workshops through the Oskin Leadership Institute on a variety of leadership-related topics.

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Jeremy Lahn, a senior nursing major at Widener University and a member of the university’s ROTC program, was recently honored at a special awards ceremony highlighting outstanding cadets. Lahn received the Military Order of Foreign Wars Award, presented for exceptionally meritorious service and dedication to the advancement of the ROTC department; and the Platinum Medal Athlete Award, presented in recognition of a cadet scoring 300 or more points on the Army Physical Fitness Test.

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Kesner Auguste received a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Youngstown State University.

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Kaitlin Dyson has been awarded the William H. Chandler Chemistry and Chemical Engineering Prize at Lehigh University’s 36th Honors Convocation ceremony. This prize is awarded to the highest-ranking student in each class in Chemistry and Chemical Engineering.

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Local students who graduated from Alvernia were Cheyangela Lynn, who earned a degree cum laude in Social Work; Edward Schikel, who earned a degree summa cum laude in Criminal Justice; Andrew Miller, who earned a degree in Accounting; Michael Ryder, who earned a degree magna cum laude in Accounting and Management; and John Wright, who earned a degree cum laude in Mathematics with a minor in Business.

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Patricia Ann Joseph earned a Master of Science in Occupational Therapy and Bachelor of Science in Health Science cum laude with a minor in Psychology from Alvernia University’s School of Graduate and Adult Education.

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Sony Mathew was honored by Lafayette College for academic excellence at the annual All-College Honors Convocation. Mathew, class of 2017 and a Central High School graduate, was the recipient of the Gilbert Prize, awarded annually to students who, in the judgment of the Department of English, have demonstrated superiority in English.

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Yasmeen Daraz and other first-year Doctor of Medicine students received the first symbol of their new profession, as The Commonwealth Medical College held its eighth annual White Coat Ceremony for the Class of 2020 in Scranton.

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Lehigh University recently welcomed more than 1,200 members of the Class of 2020. The incoming class represents students who hail from 40 states and 30 countries. Local students are Jaspreet Bains, Angel Chen, Jeffery Chen, Xiaowei Chen, Allen Liu and Max Louissaint. ••