Abington area residents in the news

June 2nd, 2015 12:30 pm

Vito receives law award

CHESTER — Nichole Vito, of Clarks Summit, received the E. John Wherry Jr. Award, given to the student who has demonstrated a committment to public service law practice and trial advocacy, during the Widener University School of Law Student Awards Ceremony for the Harrisburg campus on April 28.

Terwilliger graduates from Susquehanna

SELINSGROVE — Michael Terwilliger, of Clarks Summit, graduated with a bachelor of science in biology at Susquehanna University on May 10.

The 2011 graduate of Honesdale High School and son of Mark and Phyllis Terwilliger was also named to the university’s dean’s list for the spring 2015 semester. 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.

Area students inducted into honor society

SCRANTON — Cecilia Strauch, of Factoryville, and Michael Umerich, of Clarks Summit, both seniors in the College of Arts and Sciences were among the 63 University of Scranton students inducted into Alpha Epsilon Delta, the national honor society for health pre-professional students.

For induction into the honor society, students must complete at least three semesters of pre-professional health work, have a minimum grade point average of 3.2, and a science grade point average of 3.2 or higher. The university’s chapter of the honor society was established in 1976.

Locals graduate from Lebanon Valley

ANNVILLE — Natalie Horrocks, of Factoryville, received a bachelor of science in early childhood education and special education from Lebanon Valley College May 9. Horrocks graduated with Summa Cum Laude honors. She was also named to the Dean’s List for the spring semester. Dean’s list students must maintain a GPA of at least 3.4 out of 4.0. She is a graduate of Lackawanna Trail High School.

Brittney Morse, of Factoryville, received a bachelor of science in psychobiology from Lebanon Valley College May 9. Morse graduated with Cum Laude honors and was named to Who’s Who Among Students in American Colleges and Universities. She is a graduate of Lackawanna Trail High School.

MU local graduation list announced

SCRANTON — Kathryn Egan, Phillip Joseph Kuna and Amanda Nicole Marra, all of Clarks Summit, received master’s degrees from Marywood University’s Reap College of Education and Human Development.

Laura Duerwald Alexander, of West Abington Township, and Kristie Miller McMahon, of Clarks Summit, both received master’s degrees and Zachary M. Graham, of Clarks Summit, received a bachelor’s degree from the university’s Insalaco College of Creative and Performing Arts.

Julia J. Hawley, of Clarks Green, received a master’s degree from Marywood University’s College of Health and Human Services.

Those who graduated with bachelor’s degrees from the College of Health and Human Services include Caroline Elizabeth Andrews, of Clarks Summit; Brooke Ashley Beppler, of South Abington Township; Ashley Lauren Blasi, of Clarks Summit; Stephanie Marie Heim, of South Abington Township and Zachary Arthur Klien, of Clarks Summit.

Zackary David Francis Curran, of Factoryville, received a bachelor’s degree from Marywood University’s School of Architecture.

Local students among Misericordia graduates

DALLAS TWP. — The following residents of the Abingtons participated in Misericordia University’s spring commencement ceremony Saturday, May 16:

Heidi Susan Bockelkamp, Dalton, Physical Therapy, DPT; Sarah Downer, Clarks Summt, Biochemistry, BS; Bryce Edwards, Nicholson, Communications, BA; Jacob Paul Ganczarski, Clarks Summit, Business Administration, BS and Maura Anne Papi, Clarks Summit, Master of Science in Nursing, MSN.

Brown, Sproul graduate from Lehigh University

BETHLEHEM — Two local students were among the more than 1,900 Lehigh University graduates awarded bachelor’s, master’s, or doctoral degrees during the 147th spring 2015 commencement ceremonies at Goodman Stadium in Bethlehem.

Jennifer Brown, of Factoryville, received a bachelor of science in Chemical Engineering.

Rebecca Sproul, of South Abington Township, received a bachelor of science in Chemical Engineering.

FitzPatrick graduates from Creighton University

OMAHA, Neb. — Matthew FitzPatrick, of Clarks Summit graduated from the School of Law with a Juris Doctor during Creighton University’s commencement ceremonies on May 16 at CenturyLink Omaha.

Misericordia announces dean’s list

DALLAS — Students at Misericordia University qualify for the dean’s list with a 3.55 grade point average or higher. The following local students were named to the dean’s list for the spring 2015 semester.

Adam Candelori, Clarks Summit; Dana Cutler, Clarks Summit; Sarah Downer, Clarks Summit; Rebecca Fiorillo, Clarks Summit; Samantha Gregorowicz, South Abington Township; Mason Moher, Clarks Green; Kelsey O’donnell, South Abington Township; Rachel Pompey, Nicholson; Kathleen Radkiewicz, Clarks Summit; Katie Smith, Dalton; Cailey Ware, Clarks Summit; Ruth Wyman, Factoryville and Jeremy Ziegler, Dalton.

Abington Heights grad inducted into honor society

LEWISBURG — Jennifer Rich, of Clarks Summit, a graduate of Abington Heights High School, is now a member of Mortar Board Honor Society at Bucknell University.

Wilkes University awards degrees to area students

WILKES-BARRE — Wilkes University awarded 680 doctoral, master’s and bachelor’s degrees to students graduating after the completion of the spring 2015 semester.

Lauren Boccagno, of Clarks Summit, received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. Boccagno graduated summa cum laude.

Teaka Flores, of Dalton, received a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology.

Benjamin Rice, of Dalton, received a Bachelor of Science in Earth and Environmental Sciences.

Kathryn Santoli, of Clarks Summit, received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. Santoli graduated magna cum laude and received the Outstanding Clinical Practice Award.

Connor Zale, of Clarks Summit, received a Bachelor of Science in Biology. Zale graduated summa cum laude and received the Outstanding Research Award in Biology and Health Sciences.

Prathibha Hanumali, of South Abington Township, received a Master of Business Administration in Business Administration.

Boslough graduates from York College of Pennsylvania

YORK — David Boslough, of Dalton, graduated Magna Cum Laude from York College of Pennsylvania on May 16. Boslough earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Sport Management.

South Abington Twp. student graduates from SUNY Potsdam

POTSDAM, N.Y. — Elizabeth Hartman, of South Abington Township graduated from the State University of New York at Potsdam with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Art Studio. SUNY Potsdam recognized more than 1,000 candidates for graduation during the College’s 2015 Commencement celebrations on May 16 and 17.

Locals graduate from the University of Vermont

BURLINGTON, Vt. — Two local students were among the 2,975 awarded a variety of degrees during the University of Vermont’s 214th commencement ceremonies on May 17.

Mark Pugsley, of South Abington Township, graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Forestry from the Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources.

Harold Weinberger, of Waverly, graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Ecological Agriculture from the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.

O’Donnell named to dean’s list

WILKES-BARRE — Tiffany O’Donnell, of Clarks Summit, was among the students named to the spring 2015 dean’s list at King’s College by Dr. Joseph Evan, vice president for academic affair.

Lehigh University spring 2015 dean’s list announced

BETHLEHEM — The following area students at Lehigh University were named to the dean’s list for spring 2015:

Elizabeth Archibald, of South Abington Township; Jennifer Brown, of Factoryville; Jennifer Burke, of Clarks Summit; Rebekah Campo, of Clarks Summit and Evan Eckersley, of Clarks Summit.

This status is granted to students who earned a scholastic average of 3.6 or better while carrying at least 12 hours of regularly graded courses.

Clarks Summit student named National Merit Finalist

KINGSTON — Sukanya Roy, of South Abington Township, a senior at Wyoming Seminary, was named a Finalist in the 2015 National Merit Scholarship competition. She will continue in the competition for about 8,000 Merit Scholarship Awards, worth about $35 million, that will be offered later this spring.

Bucknell University awards degrees to two North Abington Twp. students

LEWISBURG — Two North Abington Township residents were awarded degrees during Bucknell University’s commencement ceremonies May 17.

Sarah Gronsky, daughter of Joseph and Eulaine Gronsky and a graduate of Abington Heights High School, graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Animal Behavior. She is a member of Phi Sigma Biology Honor Society.

Jeffrey Roba, son of John and Susan Roba and a graduate of Abington Heights High School, graduated with a B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering.

Lackawanna College conducts 121st commencement

SCRANTON — Lackawanna College awarded nearly 350 associate degrees and certificates to students from 11 states during its 121st commencement on Saturday, May 23 in the College’s Student Union in downtown Scranton.

The following local students earned degrees and certificates.

Trudy Beck Breymier, of Clarks Summit, Associate in Applied Science, Accounting.

Timothy Joseph Neary, of Factoryville, Associate in Arts, Communication Arts.

Siddhardha Myneni, of South Abington Township, Associate in Science, Business Studies.

Justin Lee Brown, of South Abington Township; Thomas Harris IV, of Clarks Summit and Edward J. Morristell, of Dalton, Associate in Science, Criminal Justice – Police or Security.

Lacey Elaine Holley, of Clarks Summit, Associate in Science, Early Childhood Education.

Alexandria Joan Chapman, of Clarks Summit; Cody James Minicozzi, of Dalton and Robert A. Pissott, of Nicholson, Associate in Science, Liberal Studies.

Curtis Benjamin Evans, of Nicholson; Mason Joseph Lengel, of Factoryville; Keith Nathanial Miller, of Dalton; Justin Taylor Passetti II, of Clarks Summit and Joshua John Schwartztrauber, of Clarks Summit, Associate in Science, Natural Gas Compression Technology.

John A. Ryan, of Clarks Summit, Associate in Science, Petroleum and Natural Gas Technology.

Dylan Curtis Passetti, of Dalton, Associate in Science, Sport Management.

Wilkes grad Conner Zale accepted to Professional Health Science Program

WILKES-BARRE — Conner Zale, of Clarks Summit, is one of 11 Wilkes University pre-medical scholars accepted into professional health science graduate programs, including medical school and programs for physician assistant, occupational therapy and physical therapy, for the fall 2015 semester. Zale was accepted to The Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine.

Zale received a Bachelor of Science in Biology and graduated summa cum laude from Wilkes University on May 16. He also received the Outstanding Research Award in Biology from Wilkes and recognition from Who’s Who in American Colleges and Universities. He is a member of Alpha Chi, the national college honor society, and Tri Beta, the national biological honor society.

Zale is the son of Lawrence and Lisa Zale.

Four Clarks Summit students graduate from LCCC

NANTICOKE — Four Clarks Summit residents were among the 800-plus students who received degrees from Luzerne County Community College at the 47th annual Commencement ceremony May 28 at the Mohegan Sun Arena.

Angela Farrell, Charlie Neidrich and Marilouise Pipeling, each earned an Associate Degree in Applied Science. Danielle Jones earned an Associate Degree in Science.


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