Scholars: June 24, 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.

Widener University recently sent two teams of students to compete in the Collegiate Leadership Competition for the Mid-Atlantic Region. The competition, now in its fourth year, was held at the University of Delaware and involved 46 colleges and universities, competing nationally across five regions. Navkiran Kaur, a senior biology major, was a member of the fourth-place team.

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Gabrielle Nirenberchik was named to Susquehanna University’s dean’s list. 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. To qualify, students must complete a minimum of 12 semester hours.

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Kimberly Donahue achieved a perfect 4.0 GPA during the spring 2018 semester, earning a spot on the provost’s list at Hofstra University.

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Anthony DiCicco, a Widener University senior accounting major, recently traveled to Costa Rica as part of an interdisciplinary course called Coffee Culture and the Environment in Costa Rica. DiCicco learned about the three dimensions of sustainable development — environmental, economic and social — through an examination of coffee production in Central America.

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Virginia Thress participated as a member of Alvernia’s American Marketing Association club in 2017–18 while studying community service and economic leadership. Thress is a graduate of Archbishop Ryan High School. The American Marketing Association is one of the largest marketing associations in the world, with more than 30,000 members who work, teach and study in the field. Members gain access to a vast body of marketing knowledge, high-quality training programs, the latest tools and tactics, exposure to leading-edge thinking, and opportunities to interact with marketing peers around the world.

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Christian Matico was among the record 1,510 undergraduates who received degrees from the University of Dayton during the commencement ceremony at the University of Dayton Arena.

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Widener University conferred degrees to more than 600 graduate students. The commencement speaker was Jeffrey Rosen, president and CEO of the National Constitution Center.

Local graduates were Domonique Adams (Master of Business Administration in health care management), Esther Andreessen (Master of Science in family nurse practitioner), Nadia Bazzey (Master of Social Work), Yasmin Carter (Master of Social Work), Danielle Dedomenico (Master of Social Work), Aisha Edwards (Master of Social Work), Dehcontee Guar (Master of Science in family nurse practitioner), Robert Henderson (Doctor of Physical Therapy), Alexa Keane (Master of Social Work), Allison Lackman (Doctor of Physical Therapy), Shamin Mathews (Master of Social Work), Mohamed Mohamedali (Master of Public Administration), Milana Rafailov (Master of Business Administration in business process innovation), Ryan Raiker (Master of Business Administration in management), Jaclyn Rissling (Master of Education in allied health), Glenda Smith (Master of Education in human sexuality studies), Lakeisha Starkes (Master of Science in family nurse practitioner), Emmanuella Theophile (Master of Social Work), Maurice Whitaker (Master of Social Work), Tiffany Wiley (Doctor of Physical Therapy).

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Casey J. Plitt graduated from Temple University, Fox School of Business, with a degree in marketing.

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Paige K. Pullman graduated from La Salle University, School of Business, with a degree in marketing. ••