Scholars: August 2

The Northeast Times would like to congratulate the following college graduates, students who were named to their school’s dean’s list, and area residents who recently received special honors.

More than 1,300 students were named to the dean’s list at York College. To be eligible for this honor, a student must be registered for at least 12 academic credit hours and earn a semester GPA of 3.50 or higher. Local members of the dean’s list were Kylee Fisher, a sophomore accounting major; Ashley Goetter, a freshman nursing major; Jason Porter, a junior computer science major; and Sarah Weber, a sophomore nursing major.

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Kathleen Brown was among the University of Scranton students inducted into the international honor society for counseling (Chi Delta Rho, the university’s chapter of Chi Sigma Iota). The international honor society was established in 1985 to recognize outstanding achievement and service within the profession of counseling. The university’s chapter of the honor society was established in 1994. Brown is a graduate student at the Jesuit university.

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The following local Albright College students were recognized for academic achievements at the college’s annual honors and awards ceremony: Anthony Benincasa, a senior business administration/Spanish major, and Alexis Jenofsky, a senior theater major.

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Lauren Strollo graduated from York College, earning a degree in public relations.

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Bloomsburg University students Dominic Ferraro and Megan Shay recently were initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest and most selective all-discipline collegiate honor society.

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Hayley Bartkus graduated from Rochester Institute of Technology with a degree in diagnostic medical sonography. Some 3,500 undergraduate and graduate students received their degrees during RIT’s 132nd commencement celebration.

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Endya Corker-Gaskin recently participated in the summer enrichment program at Lebanon Valley College. Corker-Gaskin is a graduate of Arts Academy at Benjamin Rush and is pursuing a degree in music education. The seven-day enrichment program helps black, Hispanic, Asian and Indian freshmen and transfers get a jump start on college life. The program combines peer mentoring, residential living, academic success and leadership development.

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Lebanon Valley College recently celebrated its 148th commencement, with nearly 500 students receiving their degrees. Jessica Coughlin, a graduate of Philadelphia Academy Charter School, received a degree in English and sociology and graduated magna cum laude. Rachel Jo Kelly, a graduate of Archbishop Ryan, received a doctor of physical therapy in physical therapy. She previously earned a bachelor’s degree in health science.

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Jamie Lynn Mistretta, daughter of Joseph and Angela Mistretta, was one of 343 seniors who earned bachelor degrees during Juniata College’s 139th commencement. While at Juniata, Mistretta was named to the dean’s list for three years, was editor in chief for the Juniatian school news sources and was an officer of Amigos de Guanin, a campus service club for the Dominican Republic. She is a 2012 graduate of Philadelphia High School for the Creative and Performing Arts.

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Elizabethtown College recently held its 114th commencement. Local graduates were Christopher Budnicki, who earned a degree in chemistry, and Brian Hamilton and Marcelino Rivera, both of whom received degrees in business administration-marketing.

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Daphnee Lagredelle was named a member of the Phi Alpha honor society. Lagredelle is studying social work at Alvernia University. ••