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Foley named teacher of year

SCRANTON — Timothy Foley, Ph.D., of Clarks Summit, professor of chemistry at The University of Scranton, was named the 2018 Alpha Sigma Nu Teacher of the Year.

Five named to Mansfield dean’s list

MANSFIELD — The following Abington-area students have been named to the Mansfield University dean’s list for the spring 2018 semester: Sean Andres, Adryana Appleby, Jacklyn Appleby, all of Tunkhannock; Lindsay Bergey, of Factoryville; and Samantha Seidel, of Dalton.

Three named to Mansfield president’s list

MANSFIELD — Abington-area students named to the Mansfield University president’s list for the spring 2018 semester include:

Cameron King, of Tunkhannock; Richard Pollock, of Dalton; and Amanda Sheakoski, of Scott Township.

Two named to Bucknell dean’s list

LEWISBURG — Ruhani Aulakh, of Waverly, and Ceilia Severini, of Clarks Summit, have been named to the dean’s list at Bucknell University for the spring semester of the 2017-18 academic year. Ruhani is a member of the Class of 2019 and Severini is a member of the Class of 2018.

Martin studying in London

ANNVILLE — Nicole Martin, of Factoryville, is one of 33 Lebanon Valley College students studying abroad this summer as part of the college’s study abroad program. A graduate of Lackawanna Trail High School, Martin is pursuing a bachelor of science in early childhood education and special education and studying in London, England this summer.

Martin named to Lebanon Valley dean’s list

ANNVILLE — Nicole Martin, of Factoryville, was named to the dean’s list for the spring semester at Lebanon Valley College. Dean’s list students must maintain a GPA of at least 3.4 out of 4.0.

Two named to York College dean’s list

YORK — Luke Fayocvitz, of South Abington Township, and Lyle Sweppenheiser, of Factory, have been named to the dean’s list at York College of Pennsylvania for the spring 2018 semester.

Fayocavitz is a sophomore Sport Management major and Sweppenheiser is a senior Theatre major.

Bulford named honor society member

READING — Karlie, Bulford of Tunkhannock, was named a member of the Beta Kappa Chi honor society in spring 2018. A graduate of Tunkhannock High School, Bulford is studying Nursing at Alvernia University.

Webb notified of certification

CLARKS SUMMIT — Mary Webb, of Clarks Summit, has been notified by the Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics that she has met all qualifications as a Board Certified Specialist in Obesity & Weight Management. This achievement has been designated for only 15 professionals throughout the state of Pennsylvania.

Webb currently practices at the Endless Mountain Health Systems in Montrose.

Two graduate from NCC

BETHLEHEM — Danielle Rohaly, of Clarks Summit, and Cody Brown, of Tunkhannock, graduated from Northampton Community College on May 24.

Rohaly graduated with an Associate in Applied Science in Paralegal and Brown graduated with an Associate in Arts in General Studies.

Two named to dean’s list

WILLIAMSBURG, Va — Jacob Ross, of South Abington Twp., and Emily Peairs, of Waverly Twp., were recently named to the dean’s list at William & Mary for the spring 2018 semester.

Agentowicz named to dean’s list

EMMITSBURG, MD — Kayla Agentowicz, of Clarks Summit, earned dean’s list honors for the spring 2018 semester at Mount St. Mary’s University.

Students named to Elizabethtown dean’s list

ELIZABETHTOWN — Megan Kane and Melissa Spencer, both of South Abington Township, were named to the dean’s list for the spring semester at Elizabethtown College. Kane is an English Education major and Spencer is an English – Professional Writing major.

Students named to Cedarville dean’s list

CEDARVILLE, OH — Madeleine Mosher, of Clarks Summit, and Megan Quick of Tunkhannock, were named to the dean’s list at Cedarville University.

Three named to Slippery Rock dean’s list

SLIPPERY ROCK — Kelly Mitchell, of Chinchilla, Bianca C. Montes, of Clarks Summit, and Ashleigh N. Solomon, of Waverly Township, were named to the dean’s list for the spring semester at Slippery Rock University.

Petren named top reviewer

DUNMORE — Dr. Ray Petren, assistant professor of Human Development and Family Studies at Penn State Scranton, has been named a Top 50 Reviewer in 2017 for Family Relations, an international journal of applied family studies and a journal of the National Council on Family Relations. Petren has been a Top 50 reviewer for Family Relations for three consecutive years and serves on its editorial board. His research addresses parenting and family relationships across family contexts and structures, with a focus on co-parental relationships and men’s roles in families. Petren lives in Waverly with his wife, Sarah and their son, Stanley.

Yeust earns degree

WILKES-BARRE — Sarah Yeust, of Tunkhannock, received a Master of Science in Education during Wilkes University’s spring commencement ceremonies May 19.

Two named to dean’s list

KINGSTON, RI — Salvatory Michael Bulzoni, of Clarks Summit, and Angela Ruth Stahl, of Factory, were named to the spring 2018 dean’s list at the University of Rhode Island.

Coggins awarded Fulbright assistantship

SCRANTON — Lauren Coggins earned her bachelor’s degree, summa cum laude, from The University of Scranton in May as a double major in secondary education and Hispanic studies with a concentration in Latin American studies. She was awarded the University’s Prof. Joseph G. Brunner Award for Excellence in Foreign Languages (Hispanic Studies).

She was awarded a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship to Mexico. She will teach English as a Second Language at a university in Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Chiapas, Mexico.

Lundin named to dean’s list

CLINTON, N.Y. — Mary E. Lundin, daughter of Joan and John Lundin, of Clarks Summit, has been named to the dean’s list at Hamilton College for the 2018 spring semester.

Five named to ESU dean’s list

EAST STROUDSBURG — Five Abington-area students have been named to the dean’s list at East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania (ESU) for the spring 2018 semester. They are:

Samantha Chrysler, a Nursing major from South Abington Township; Andrew McDonald, a Physical Education Teacher Edu major from Clarks Summit; Thomas Rundell, a Biology major from South Abington Township; Taryn Scott, a Special Education/Early Child major from South Abington Township; and Jacob Spindler, a History major from Clarks Summit.

Two named to dean’s list

BETHLEHEM — Cody Brown and Samantha Evans, both of Tunkhannock, have been named to the dean’s list at Northampton Community College for the spring 2018 semester.

Blanchard earns Excellence in Scholarship Award

DALLAS — Clarks Summit resident W. Scott Blanchard, Ph.D., professor of English at Misericordia University, was awarded the 2018 Louis and Barbara Alesi Excellence in Scholarship Award. The annual award recognizes and promotes the academic accomplishments of faculty members in terms of their scholarship and/or artistic achievements. He also received the award in 2014, and as such served as the keynote speaker at the university’s inaugural graduate commencement ceremony that year.

Local students make Bloomsburg dean’s list

BLOOMSBURG — Amber Loomis, of Clarks Green, Anjli Dalsania and Daniel Stevens, of Clarks Summit, Kristen Finkler and Jenneva Macavage, of Dalton, Jennifer Burkey, of North Abington Township, Emily Fazio, of South Abington Township, and Sara Hicks, Timothy Mackiw, Symantha Simmons, Erin Smith, and Melissa Walker, all of Tunkhannock, qualified for the dean’s list at Bloomsburg University for the spring semester.

Local students graduate from Bucknell

LEWISBURG — Ceilia Severini, of Clarks Summit, and Morgan Muller, of Waverly, received degrees during Bucknell University’s Commencement May 20.

Two graduate from Lehigh

BETHLEHEM — Jennifer Burke and David Galaydick, both of Clarks Summit, received degrees from Lehigh University on May 21.

Burke received a Bachelor of Science in Business and Economics degree with a major in Accounting with High Honors.

Galaydick received a Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering degree with Honors.

Volpe on dean’s list

HEMPSTEAD, NY — Regina Volpe, of Clarks Summit, excelled during the spring 2018 semester, achieving a GPA of at least 3.5 to earn a spot on the Hofstra University dean’s list.

Two graduate from Elizabethtown

ELIZABETHTOWN — Mary Kondash, of Waverly, and Alyssa Vielee, of South Abington Twp., graduated from Elizabethtown College May 19.

Kondash graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Communications. Vielee graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Sociology-Anthropology.

Bulford named member of club

READING — Karlie Bulford, of Tunkhannock, was named a member of the Alvernia’s Active Minds club in 2017-18, while studying Nursing. Active Minds empowers students to speak openly about mental health in order to educate others and encourage help-seeking. Bulford is a graduate of Tunkhannock Area High School.

Gilboy named to dean’s list

HARRISBURG — Jacob Gilboy, of Clarks Summit, was named to the dean’s list at Widener University Commonwealth Law School for the spring 2018 semester.

Notarianni graduates from Muhlenberg

ALLENTOWN — Claire Notarianni, of Clarks Summit, graduated CumLaude from Muhlenberg College. She was awarded a Bachelor of Arts degree in Accounting and Business Administration.

Locals named to Wilkes dean’s list

WILKES-BARRE — The following Abington-area students have been named to the dean’s list at Wilkes University for the spring 2018 semester:

Olivia Blake, Clarks Summit; Hunter Bowman, Tunkhannock; Ryan Giberson, Tunkhannock; Patrick Gilhooley, Clarks-Summit; Sean Gilhooley, of Clarks Summit; Dannielle Hickok, Factoryville; Kelly Kwolek, Clarks Summit; Taylor Oleary, Clarks Summit; Nicole Olver, Clarks Summit; Jasmin Patel, South Abington Township; Matthew Wheeland, Clarks Summit.

Buchter graduates from Widener

Gabrielle Buchter, of Tunkhannock, earned a Bachelor of Civil Engineering in Civil Engineering from Widener’s School of Engineering.

Two earn doctorate degrees

Peter A. Cognetti Jr., of Waverly, and Robert Terry, of Clarks Summit, earned Doctor of Medicine degrees from the Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine.

Locals named to Delaware dean’s list

Kanak Chattopadhyay, Sydney Gualtieri, and Natalie Kozar, all of South Abington Township; Elizabeth Rodenbach, of Dalton, Andrew Schoen, of Clarks Summit, and Clare Weinberger, of Waverly, were named to the dean’s list at the University of Delaware for the spring semester.

Local student earns scholarship

Connor Toth, of Clarks Summit, was named as the winner of the Ronald E Smallwood Scholarship Program sponsored by The National Electrical Contractors Association. Toth is majoring in Engineering at Penn State University.

Grey makes dean’s list

Brianna Grey, of Tunkhannock, was named to the dean’s list at Susquehanna University for the spring semester.

Five make dean’s list at Kutztown

Andrew Barren and Sierra Berardelli, both of Dalton, and Erin Schumacher, Kevin Schumacher, and Maria Sunick, all of South Abington Township, were named to the dean’s list at Kutztown University for the spring semester.

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