Widener University congratulates students who achieved dean’s list status. The dean’s list recognizes full-time students who earned a grade point average of 3.50 and above for the semester.

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Local students on the list, and their major, are Jara Arroyo (education), Samantha Baldwin-Arroyo (nursing), Robert Bivenour (management), Ryan Bivenour (management), Brittany Bucher (nursing), Kerri Burns (nursing), Kylee Capanna (nursing), Patrick Carolan (history), Julianna Costello (nursing), Marleny Cotto (nursing), Kasey Cunningham (nursing), Evan Davis (analytics and management), Alyssa Dionisio (psychology), James Dolan (nursing), Michael Ercolino (management), Eden Fernandes (nursing), Kylie Francis (social work), Danielle Franks (nursing), Theresa Glackin (psychology), Sierra Gwalthney (nursing), John Ho (nursing), Kaitlyn Hoffer (nursing), Emily Jeffrey (psychology), Dafna Karikari (biomedical engineering), Navkiran Kaur (biology), Kate Kauterman (allied health), Evan Krawczuk (communication studies), Paige Lampe (nursing), Kristina Liebig (education/special education), Kristen Macias (nursing), James Newbert (nursing), Anu Ninan (nursing), Amanda Nolter (psychology), Aisha Nunez (nursing), Miranda O’Neill (social work), Giavana Pace (nursing), Devon Pavgouzas (anthropology), Kiera Pfeiffer (nursing), Shannon Powell (nursing), Giyana Rivera (nursing), Julianna Rusden (nursing), Kailea Schwartz (biology), Rebecca Senski (environmental science and sustainability), Kirsten Smith (nursing), Shane Taylor (education), Mathew Thomas (accounting), Noelle Vogelman (psychology), Erica Wagner (accounting), Melissa Walker (education/special education), Stephanie White (psychology) and Hannah Wilde (nursing).


Kutztown softball player Tamara Jennings, who graduated summa cum laude in May with a computer science degree, was named a Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference Spring Top 10 Award winner. Jennings, a Nazareth Academy graduate, will pursue a master’s at Kutztown. She 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. The Golden Bears finished their season with a 36-20 overall record. They went 3-2 in the PSAC Tournament.


Alvernia students spent a week of their summer working to make a difference in Camden through the University’s Alternative Break programs. In Camden, students took part in a service-learning immersion experience with the Romero Center. Students spent the week serving the homeless and impoverished individuals in the area. Maria Checchia, who is studying behavioral health, and Kayla McNamee, who is studying healthcare science, took part in the program.


More than 1,400 students were named to the dean’s list at York College. To be eligible for the honor, a student must be registered for at least 12 academic credit hours and earn a semester GPA of 3.50 or higher. Local members of the dean’s list are Ayomikun Akinmusire (senior biology major), Kylee Fisher (senior, business analytics), Jeanette Gonzalez (senior, English-literary & textual studies), William Shanklin (senior, entrepreneurship & innovation), Sarah Weber (senior, nursing) and Mackenzie Wolstenholme (junior, forensic chemistry). ••

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