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Thursday, May 12, 2016 by The Press in

Donohue named

kutztown

university

Samantha Donohue, of Whitehall, was inducted into Alpha Sigma Lambda Honor Society at Kutztown University April 9. Inductees are adult students who have a minimum of a 3.2 GPA and have successfully completed at least 24 credits at Kutztown University. The university inducted 27 students into the honor society this year.

Founded in 1866, Kutztown University of Pennsylvania is a proud member of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education, located on 289 acres nestled in the beautiful East Penn Valley in Berks County, between Reading and Allentown. Kutztown University is just two hours from New York City and 90 minutes from Philadelphia. As the region’s center for excellence in academics, culture and public engagement, the university’s programs and reputation for quality offer students the opportunity to discover lifelong avenues of learning and discovery. Kutztown students select from more than 100 areas of study within four colleges in a diverse liberal arts academic environment. To complement their studies, Kutztown’s NCAA Division II athletics program with 21 varsity sports joins the more than 160 student clubs and organizations providing students with a variety of activities for learning and discovery. For more information, visit us at kutztown.edu.

Pennsylvania

college of

Technology

Taylor C. Firmstone, of Northampton and one of 16 students preparing to graduate in May with an associate degree in health information technology, recently arranged a seminar on the campus of Pennsylvania College of Technology for other students in the academic program. The student-run seminar also brought professionals’ perspective to the campus. Firmstone is enrolled in a capstone course taught by Ashley D. Holmes, instructor of business administration/health information technology. The students coordinated talks by Su-Linn Zywiol, executive vice president of operations for Star Med, a release-of-information vendor; Jennifer Weaver, a coding manager for Evangelical Community Hospital; Christina Lisella, a field representative for Pennsylvania Cancer Registry; and Carol Yacko, director of medical records for Susquehanna Health.

Pennsylvania College of Technology offers a bachelor’s degree in health information management, an associate degree in health information technology and a certificate in health information coding specialist. To learn more about these degrees, call 570-327-4519 or visit pct.edu/healthIT.

Kutztown

university

Shavohn Gibbs, of Whitehall, was recently inducted into Alpha Kappa Delta Honor Society at Kutztown University. Students must be at least a junior and in the top 35 percent of their graduating class. Alpha Kappa Delta (AKD) was founded in 1920 at the University of Southern California by Dr. Emory S. Bogardus. AKD seeks to acknowledge and promote excellence in scholarship in the study of sociology, the research of social problems and such other social and intellectual activities that will lead to improvement in the human condition.

Founded in 1866, Kutztown University of Pennsylvania is a proud member of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education, located on 289 acres nestled in the beautiful East Penn Valley in Berks County, between Reading and Allentown. Kutztown University is just two hours from New York City and 90 minutes from Philadelphia. As the region’s center for excellence in academics, culture and public engagement, the university’s programs and reputation for quality offer students the opportunity to discover lifelong avenues of learning and discovery. Kutztown students select from more than 100 areas of study within four colleges in a diverse liberal arts academic environment. To complement their studies, Kutztown’s NCAA Division II athletics program with 21 varsity sports joins the more than 160 student clubs and organizations providing students with a variety of activities for learning and discovery. For more information, visit us at kutztown.edu.

Lebanon

Valley

College

Rachel Becker, of Northampton, was selected to participate in Lebanon Valley College’s April 14 inquiry symposium. Becker, a graduate of Northampton Area High School, is pursuing a bachelor of science in business administration and accounting at Lebanon Valley College. Nearly 200 undergraduates, a record-breaking amount, from every academic department displayed their work to an audience of faculty, peers, trustees, administrators, industry representatives and friends of the college during the symposium. Student work included original research, scholarship and creative efforts. This year, representatives from area businesses, industries and agencies judged student work in chemistry, biology, biochemistry, neuroscience, psychology, digital communications and business.

Lebanon Valley College in Annville, welcomes 1,573 full-time undergraduates studying more than 30 challenging and sophisticated majors, as well as customized self-designed majors. Founded in 1866, the college has graduate programs in athletic training, physical therapy, business, music education and science education. Learn more at lvc.edu.

East

Stroudsburg

University

East Stroudsburg University is proud to present the graduating class of 2016 at a ceremony held May 6 and 7.

Bath: Regina Cruz, social work, bachelor of science; Ian Diehl, exercise science, bachelor of science; Sabrina Steed, biology, bachelor of science

Catasauqua: Alex Brown, exercise science, master of science; Jordan Dardas, psychology, bachelor of science; Nicole Kromer, business management, bachelor of science; Gerald Morgan, sport management, bachelor of science; Natalie Schlofer, rehabilitative and human services, bachelor of science; Joseph Thieme, exercise science, bachelor of science

Coplay: Elias Aoun, business management, bachelor of science; Alix Olesak, speech-language pathology, bachelor of science; Mariah Wunderler, hotel, restaurant and tourism management, bachelor of science

Danielsville: Laura Bensinger-Schoenberger, elementary education, master of education; Kelsey London, public health, bachelor of science

Northampton: Rodney Brown, exercise science, bachelor of science; Katelyn Clancy, speech-language pathology, bachelor of science; William Geosits, exercise science, master of science; Brittany Glen, speech-language pathology, master of science; Lauren Gundrum, speech-language pathology, master of science; Rebecca Henderson, nursing, bachelor of science; Kyla Kutz, speech-language pathology, bachelor of science; Meghan Lokay, exercise science, bachelor of science; Emily Najpauer, criminal justice, bachelor of science; Mercy Njenga, public health, bachelor of science; Caitlin Perry, clinical exercise physiology, master of science; Kyle Reese, exercise science, master of science; Kayla Turner, early childhood education (prek-4), bachelor of science; Mark Yorty Jr., exercise science, master of science

Walnutport: Rudolf Geosits, computer science, bachelor of science; Ashley Persing, speech-language pathology, master of science

Whitehall: Douglas Barriner, physical education teacher certificate, bachelor of science; Stephen Berg, special education, master of education; Jill Hicks, public health, master of public health; Mary McNally, public health, bachelor of science; Xena Mei, exercise science, bachelor of science; Michelle Reyes, communication studies, bachelor of art; Rebecca Snyder, exercise science, bachelor of science; Madlen Vasileva, nursing, bachelor of science; Chelsea Walp, clinical exercise physiology, master of science

Bloomsburg

University of

Pennsylvania

Tyler Meckes, of Catasauqua, was recently initiated into Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society at Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania. Meckes is among approximately 30,000 students, faculty, professional staff and alumni to be initiated into Phi Kappa Phi each year. Membership is by invitation and requires nomination and approval by a chapter. Only the top 10 percent of seniors and 7.5 percent of juniors, having at least 72 semester hours, are eligible for membership. Graduate students in the top 10 percent of the number of candidates for graduate degrees also may qualify, as do faculty, professional staff and alumni who have achieved scholarly distinction.

Founded in 1897 at University of Maine and headquartered in Baton Rouge, La., Phi Kappa Phi is the nation’s oldest and most selective all-discipline honor society. The society has chapters on more than 300 college and university campuses in North America and the Philippines. Its mission is to recognize and promote academic excellence in all fields of higher education and to engage the community of scholars in service to others.

Lebanon

Valley

College

Zac Edwards, of Catasauqua, was recently inducted into Phi Kappa Pi Honor Society at Lebanon Valley College during the college’s annual inquiry celebration. Edwards, a graduate of Catasauqua High School, is pursuing a bachelor of science and bachelor of arts in accounting and business administration. Phi Kappa Pi, the business and economics department honor society, is open to business, accounting and economics majors. Selection is made by department faculty. Membership is open to those with junior or senior status, a department GPA of 3.4 or higher and a college GPA of 3.25 or higher. Candidates for membership also must exhibit participation in department, college or community activities demonstrating leadership and nonacademic involvement.

Lebanon Valley College in Annville, welcomes 1,573 full-time undergraduates studying more than 30 challenging and sophisticated majors, as well as customized self-designed majors. Founded in 1866, the college has graduate programs in athletic training, physical therapy, business, music education and science education. Learn more at lvc.edu.

university

of the

sciences

Emily Brand, of Whitehall, was inducted into Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society at University of the Sciences April 17. Brand is a doctor of pharmacy student. Invitations to join Alpha Lambda Delta, a national honor society for first-year students, are based on attaining a first-semester academic average of at least 3.50 and ranking in the top 20 percent of the class. This year’s inductees all attained a first-semester academic average above a 3.580.

University of the Sciences has prepared students to be leaders and practitioners in the healthcare and science fields for nearly 200 years. Key to its distinctive education is a tradition of hands-on research and experiential learning that is evident in every graduate who has walked its campus. Since its founding in 1821 as Philadelphia College of Pharmacy, the first college of pharmacy in North America, the university has grown to more than 30 degree-granting programs from bachelor’s through doctoral degrees in the health sciences, bench sciences, and healthcare business and policy fields.

Hofstra

university

Kiersten Unangst, of Whitehall, is a member of Hofstra University’s dance team, which recently competed as Team USA in the 2016 International World Dance Competition and who won the Freestyle Pom World Championship. The competition was held April 20-23 at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Disney Resorts, Orlando, Fla. The dance team competed against 18 other teams from around the globe, including Japan, Finland, Australia, China, Poland, Germany, Scotland, Mexico and Switzerland. Unangst is a senior at Hofstra University.

Hofstra’s University’s dance team has been nationally ranked for over 20 years and won national championships in 2006, 2012, 2013 and 2016. The team has ranked in the top ten for 19 of those years, the top five for 17 of those years and the top three for 10 of those years. It is currently ranked number one among colleges on Long Island.