Scholars

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.

University of the Sciences inducted 38 new members into its Pennsylvania Kappa Chapter of the Alpha Chi National Honor Society. Local inductees were Hayden Sando and Angeli Thomas.

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More than 70 students in the doctor of physical therapy program at University of the Sciences received a white coat at the annual Physical Therapy White Coat Ceremony, a rite of passage for students entering the professional phase of the Doctor of Physical Therapy program. Local recipients were Patrick Carr, Victoria Cruz and Christina Tipton.

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The following students have been named to the Central Penn College dean’s list: Michael Ademola and Karen Graham.

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Slippery Rock University’s Afro-Colombian Dance Ensemble took its show on the road when it performed Palenque! at the Kelly-Strayhorn Theatre in Pittsburgh. Talynn Holman, a sophomore dual major in dance and management, danced in the production.

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About 30 students, including Matthew Hess from Bloomsburg University, traveled to GrrCON Cyber Security Summit and Hacker Conference in Grand Rapids, Michigan. GrrCON is an information security and hacking conference that provides a venue to bring together the Chief Information Security Officer, the hacker, the security practitioner and the researcher. In addition to speakers and workshops, there was an expo where students could learn about new products, talk to vendors and drop off a resume for those who would be graduating soon.

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The following students have been named to the dean’s list at University of the Sciences: Simone Avratiner, Richie Chan, Andria Dang, Tommy Giang, Stephy Johnson, Zoya Kakar, Jeffrey Laov, Juliette Reinsel. Selection 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.

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Erin Golden, a finance major from the Far Northeast, is a member of the HTC Honors College and Center for Interdisciplinary Studies at Coastal Carolina University.

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Alexis Morace is one of 65 students who have been selected as a Lebanon Valley College peer mentor to guide new and transfer students through their first few months. Morace, a graduate of Villa Joseph Marie High School, is pursuing a bachelor of science in exercise science. New and transfer students are assigned to a smaller group of other students who likely share the same major. Every group is led by a peer mentor, an upper-class student who has displayed leadership ability and a willingness to assist new students during their first year of college. Peer Mentors serve as positive role models and acquaint all new students with LVC’s structure, services and culture.

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Wilkes University awarded 418 doctoral, master’s and bachelor’s degrees to students graduating at the summer commencement ceremony on Sept. 9. Kelsey Clark received a Master of Science in Education.

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Alexandria Harrison graduated from Delaware Valley University with a degree in counseling psychology.

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Pine Valley resident Michael Hnatkowsky, a graduate of Penn Charter, helped the Muhlenberg football team go 9-1 in the regular season to earn an at-large berth to the NCAA Division III Championships. The Mules have defeated Delaware Valley and Randolph-Macon in the playoffs. ••

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