Scholars: July 15, 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.

Mary Gould earned dean’s list honors at Mount St. Mary’s.

Alyssa Denofa has been named to the dean’s List at Mansfield University. To be named to the dean’s list, a student must be attending the university full time and attain at least a 3.5 GPA for the semester.

Wheaton College (Illinois) student Julia Peterman was recently inducted into Lambda Alpha, the national anthropology honor society.

At a Wesleyan University prize reception on May 9, Rebecca Shteyn was awarded the Walkley Prize for excellence in psychology at Wesley University (Connecticut). The award is given to juniors and seniors who present the best reports or work embodying original research. Shteyn is a graduate of Central High School.

More than 1,400 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. The following local students were named to the dean’s list for the spring semester: Ayomikun Akinmusire, a junior biology major; Kylee Fisher, a sophomore business analytics major; and Jason Porter, a senior computer science major.

Sean McLaughlin graduated from York College with a degree in criminal justice.

Shanelle Uelli has been inducted into Delta Epsilon Sigma National Scholastic Honor Society at Saint Francis University. Uelli, pursuing a master of health science degree, was among 47 students to earn this status. Saint Francis is one of 77 chapters that are part of the Delta Epsilon Sigma National Scholastic Honor Society, a Catholic honor society established in 1939. Students at Saint Francis earn induction if they have at least 50 percent of the credit requirements toward their degree completed and have a minimum GPA of 3.7.

The following local residents were recently initiated into the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines: the University of Bridgeport’s Somi Jacob and Bloomsburg University’s Veronica DeJesus, Brendan Morales and Sabrina Sparks.

Valentina Scalici took part in East Stroudsburg University’s annual Relay for Life. Student teams competed to raise the most money for the American Cancer Society. Nearly 500 students participated in the event and raised $25,350.68, the most money ever raised at an ESU Relay For Life event.

Michael Ademola has been named to the Central Penn College dean’s list. Ademola is majoring in corporate communications. To qualify for the designation, an undergraduate student must carry six or more credits and earn a grade-point average of 3.5 or better.

Karlie Ethridge was named to the honors list at Mary Baldwin University (Virginia). Students named to the honors list earned grade point averages of 3.75 to 4.00. To be eligible, a student must have earned at least 12 semester hours for the grading period.

Top students and faculty at Alvernia University were recognized for outstanding academics and service work at a formal honors convocation ceremony earlier this spring. Maria Mitchell earned the Behavioral Health Academic Excellence Award while studying behavioral health. Virginia Thress earned the Berks County Society for Human Resource Management Award while pursuing an MBA in community service and economic leadership.

Brigid McGettigan received a degree in speech-language-hearing science at Loyola University Maryland’s 166th commencement exercises at Royal Farms Arena in downtown Baltimore. ••