Scholars of the Week: June 3, 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.

The following students at the Rochester Institute of Technology made the dean’s list: Louis Morrone, who is in the design and imaging technology program; Orens Xhagolli, who is in the computer science program; and Cynthia Phun, who is in the civil engineering technology program. Degree-seeking undergraduate students are eligible for dean’s list if their term GPA is greater than or equal to 3.400; they do not have any grades of “Incomplete,” “D” or “F;” and they have registered for, and completed, at least 12 credit hours.

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Emily Gonzalez, class of 2020, has been placed on the dean’s commendation list for outstanding academic achievement at Gettysburg College. To make the list, a student must have a GPA of 3.300 to 3.599.

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Elizabethtown College announced that Jessica Fein and Erich Holtzer are on the dean’s list. Students on the dean’s list are full-time undergraduate students who earn a semester grade point average of 3.60 or better in 14 or more credit hours.

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The following students have earned merit scholarships to attend Alvernia University in the fall: Meghan Cain (MaST Community Charter School, psychology major); Megan Mayer (MaST, psychology); Ryan Bivenour (Philadelphia Academy Charter High School, environmental science); Brianna Chachoute (Philadelphia Performing Arts Charter School-Vine, healthcare science); John Handley (Roman Catholic, healthcare science); Donald Hoffman (Philadelphia Academy Charter High School, sport management); Stephanie Linero (Philadelphia High School for Girls, occupational therapy); Mariah Pagan (Nueva Esperanza Academy Charter High School); Leanne Rdesinski (MaST, psychology); Julia Wilson (Archbishop Ryan, nursing); Kirsty Yerkes (Pennsylvania Virtual Charter School, forensic science); Michael Campellone (Father Judge, sport management); Opoku Kwateng (Science Leadership Academy, occupational therapy); Raven Metas (St. Hubert); and Alexyz Roman (Abraham Lincoln, nursing).

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Patrick Breslin, Arcadia University Class of 2018, will join the U.S. Navy as an explosive ordnance disposal technician after graduating with a master’s in forensic science on May 17. Breslin will disarm improvised explosive devices, neutralize chemical threats and render safe nuclear weapons. He interned with the Montgomery County Bomb Squad. In 2016, he earned a degree in biology from Arcadia. He was a member of the lacrosse team.

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Wilkes University awarded nearly 800 bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees at its 71st spring commencement ceremonies on May 19. Jessica Kouch received a Doctor of Pharmacy in pharmacy. Elizabeth Schaszberger received a Master of Science in education.

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Brittany Colombo received a degree in business administration from Marist College.

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Zachary Babst and Tavion Rogers qualified for the dean’s list at Misericordia University. To qualify for the dean’s list, a student must have a 3.55 grade point average or higher.

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Clare Weikel finished her freshman year at Rider University College of Business Administration by making the dean’s list. Her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Weikel, her younger sister Monica and her grandparents congratulate her.

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Margaret Ruskowski was among 54 University of Scranton students inducted into Upsilon Phi Delta, the national honor society for graduate and undergraduate students in healthcare administration programs. Students must have a minimum overall grade point average of 3.5 for induction. Ruskowski is a graduate student pursuing health administration. ••