The following area students have been named to the University of Delaware’s dean’s list: Tara Cohen, Emily Jardel, Perri Keehfuss, Jessica Loughery, Lauren Louie, Nhu Nguyen and Spencer Shore. To meet eligibility requirements for the dean’s list, a student must be enrolled full time and earn a GPA of 3.33 or above.

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Paige Wendling graduated from James Madison University with a degree in communication sciences and disorders. She was among 3,700 graduates.


Wilkes University student Shayna Fehrle was recognized during the academic awards ceremony. An elementary and early childhood education major, she received the Outstanding Elementary and Early Childhood Education Student presented by the School of Education.


Two local residents graduated from the University of Scranton during a ceremony at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes-Barre. Rachel E. Brophy earned a degree in environmental science. Bethany Walsh earned a degree in information technology.


Senior Tamara Jennings, a Nazareth Academy graduate, and freshman Katelyn Ostaszewski, an Archbishop Ryan graduate, completed very good seasons on the Kutztown University softball team.

Jennings finished second in the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference in hits (72), RBI (51) and runs scored (50). She had a .416 batting average and a .647 slugging percentage, both ninth best in the conference, while her 14 stolen bases was eighth. She also set a program record with eight sacrifice flies. She concluded her career with 179 hits, 109 runs, 92 RBI and 37 doubles. She started in 169 of 178 games played in her four years.

Ostaszewski started in 48 of 55 games and finished with 60 hits, 42 runs and 25 RBI while batting .370. Her 42 runs ranked fifth in the PSAC and the 60 hits was 10th. She recorded a .438 slugging percentage and stole 12 bases. At short, she boasted a .918 fielding percentage. She earned PSAC Athlete of the Week honors following the last week of the regular season.

The Golden Bears finished their season with a 36-20 overall record. They went 3-2 in the PSAC Tournament.


Cedar Crest College’s Amanda Connell participated in a poster and research presentation at Capstone Research Day on April 30.


Kirstin Gonzaga earned the PA Institute of Certified Public Accountants Award during the Alvernia University honors convocation ceremony. Gonzaga is studying marketing.


Alyssa Kates was one of 20 Albright College Honors Program students who presented senior theses. Kates is studying biology at the college. A graduate of Arts Academy at Benjamin Rush, Kates’ senior thesis explored “Effects of the Hollow Mask Illusion on Children.”


Cesar Capellan graduated from Eastern New Mexico University.


Orens Xhagolli graduated from Rochester Institute of Technology with a master’s degree in computer science.


On July 9, 174 Kutztown University Golden Bear student-athletes were named Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference Scholar-Athletes for the 2018-19 academic year. Student-athletes must maintain a cumulative grade point average of 3.25 or higher at the completion of the most recent academic year to be eligible for PSAC Scholar-Athlete status. Local scholar-athletes are Brandon Staub, Anthony Fratanduono, Megan Kirn, Emily Smith and Tamara Jennings. ••

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