Scholars: May 13, 2018

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.

Two local students were named to the dean’s list at Susquehanna. The dean’s list recognizes students who achieve a grade point average of 3.4 or higher out of a possible 4.0 for the semester. One honoree was Gabrielle Nirenberchik, a psychology major in the class of 2018. A 2014 graduate of Northeast High School, Nirenberchik is the daughter of Roman and Rita Nirenberchik. The other honoree was Gabriela Draganova, a business administration major in the class of 2020. A 2016 graduate of George Washington High School, Draganova is the daughter of Dimitar and Ekaterina Draganova.

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Forty-one students from University of the Sciences’ physician assistant studies program joined the ranks of professionals following the fourth annual PA White Coat Ceremony. The ceremony for the class of 2019 commemorated the formal presentation of a white coat for physician assistant students as they begin working clinically with patients in hospitals and outpatient settings. At the ceremony, the students recited the oath of a physician assistant, a gesture to reinforce their commitment to working with patients compassionately and to enhancing their health and well-being. The students continue on the path to a master of science in physician assistant studies. Local students taking part in the ceremony were Mary Mathew and Megan Wolf.

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The following students have been named to the dean’s list at University of the Sciences. Selection for this award is based on completing and passing all assigned courses with no grade below a “C” and attaining an academic average of at least 3.4.

Honorees are:

Doctor of pharmacy students: James Abraham, Sherin Abu, Alicia Alex, Betcy Benny, Michael Forgione, Ann George, Jenny James, Joel Jose, Zoya Kakar, Jeffrey Laov, Kevin Lee, Michael West, Zixuan Yang, Shifa Zachariah, Kelvin Lu, Jeannie Nguyen, Ina Pajo, Yun Su, Ada Shehu, Nancy Reji and Mei Ling Rong. Doctor of physical therapy: Nicholas Angeny, Christina Tipton, Patrick Carr, Erin Fenningham, Jeffy Mathew, Victoria Ngo and Parth Patel. Biomedical sciences: Mary Grace Berchick and Navya George. Biology: David Broytman, Reuben Sam and Angeli Thomas. Pharmaceutical and healthcare business: Alexander Chokas and Taylor Lichtenhahn. Master of occupational therapy: Alexa DiMezzo, Julie Krecko, Rachel Lyons and Sharon Varghese. Biochemistry: Judy Fang. Medical laboratory science: Amanda Fritsch and Lily Zeng. Neuroscience: Hayden Sando. Physician assistant studies: Armir Shperdheja. Doctor of occupational therapy: Christina Thomas.

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A total of 1,205 students recently received degrees from East Stroudsburg University. Local graduates were Madison Burrows (degree in exercise science), Shane Huntbach (master’s in exercise science), Autumn Keyes (business management), Vickson Krah (business management), Ryan Mackiewicz (athletic training), Richard Mactough (English), Ebonee Mears (social work), Stephen Morris (criminal justice), Christopher Ostapchuk (English) and Kyle Price (athletic training).

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More than 1,100 students took part in Coastal Carolina University’s graduation exercises, held on campus at the HTC Student Recreation Center and Convocation Center. Football coach Joe Moglia was the commencement speaker. Among those students who graduated were Sydney Brown (exercise and sport science degree), Devon Ewert (marketing) and Lauren Rosowski (communication).

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Widener University Commonwealth Law School announced that Marjorie Moreno was named to the dean’s list. ••