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Thursday, June 23, 2016 by The Press in

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Patrick T. Oroskey, of Whitehall, has earned a bachelor of science degree in engineering design technology during one of the Pennsylvania College of Technology’s commencement ceremonies May 13 and 14.



On May 14, 508 graduates took center stage for Elizabethtown College’s 113th commencement. Regina M. Benjamin, 18th U.S. surgeon general, was the speaker.

Whitehall: Vincent J. Deblass, bachelor’s degree in communications; Annemarie R. Hartzell, bachelor’s degree in history, summa cum laude

Elizabethtown College, located in historic Lancaster County in south-central Pennsylvania, is a private coed institution offering more than four dozen liberal arts, fine and performing arts, science and engineering, business, communications and education degrees. Learn more at



Joseph Nguyen, of Whitehall, graduated from law school with a Juris Doctor degree during Tulane University’s ceremony May 14 at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, La. Tulane awarded degrees to nearly 3,000 graduates. The ceremony’s keynote speaker was Hoda Kotb, co-host of NBC’s “Today” show, who also received a Tulane President’s Medal. Honorary degrees were given to renowned artist Lynda Benglis and Christopher Paola, a world leader in the study of earth surface processes, particularly in river and delta regions. Class members were honored at the ceremony, which included “Pomp and Circumstance” of a traditional commencement but with a New Orleans twist, including herald trumpets and a second-line jazz procession. Music was provided by Dr. Michael White’s Original Liberty Jazz Band, jazz singer Topsy Chapman and Tulane a capella group Green Envy.

Tulane University is one of the nation’s leading educational and research institutions. Founded in 1834 in New Orleans, Tulane has 10 schools and colleges offering degrees in architecture, business, law, liberal arts, medicine, public health and tropical medicine, the sciences and engineering, and social work.



Pennsylvania State University recently announced its dean’s list for the spring 2016 semester.

Bath: Corinne R. Boyce, Sarah E. Cherry, Devon G. Cunningham, Gabriella A. Diodoardo, Veronica R. Fehr, Allison Hammer, Ian R. Hamsher, Teressa D. Hamsher, Stephanie Kuchavik, James D. Maxwell, James K. Miller, Eric OH, Dillon M. Treon, John Y. Veiszlemlein, Erika Y. Veiszlemlein, John R. Yeaw

Catasauqua: Nitis Chantarawong, Michael C. Thieme, Keith P. White

Cherryville: Amber N. Bailie

Coplay: Bianca S. Gonzalez, Mykenna A. Mazur, Julia Molchany, Alexia R. Recchia, Kathleen Stanus

Danielsville: Kory M. Decesaris, Jordan T. Smith

Northampton: James R. Ayoub, Joshua Crafts, Eric C. Dunker, Erica K. Filipovits, Jenifer E. Finnerty, Kyleigh B. Goral, Maria S. Holstrom Mercader, Stacey R. Hussmann, Justine R. Ifkovits, Kaylene M. Killeen, Samantha Mcgaughran, Ramie Moussa, Nicholas A. Neubauer, Jennifer C. Perry, Lauren A. Piehl, Kendel N. Reed, Lauren F. Sankari, Christopher J. Shannon, Tyler D. Smith, Jennifer Szerencsits, Mehakdeep S. Wahla, James S. Youwakim, Ryan M. Zwolenik

Walnutport: Amanda N. Egry, Angela Harmony, Joseph B. Hazler, Peter N. Kester, Nikolai A. Kuchinos, Marlaina L. Laubach, Amy Miklos

Whitehall: Kelsey G. Antonchak, Mary Kate Blazofsky, Andrew T. Breitfeld, Janet S. Chan, You Te Chen, Liang Wen Chen, Jesse Chontofalsky, Kayla Crum, Majd Daher, Taras Derewecki, Daniel Elizalde, Jonathan Elizalde, Andrew S. Frisch, Kristen M. Garrity, Briana M. Gensey, Emily E. Graveno, Raquel Hadeed, Jessica J. Hartner, Trevor J. Higgins, Deja M. Hinnant, Lindsey A. Hutterer, Katrina A. Lobst, Lulu A. Khalil, Anne C. Klepeiss, Caila M. Landis, Quan T. Luong, Maikel Mansour, Lydia R. Mayernik, Chester Mccullough, Robert Medina, Ali Mobin, Rackel W. Nderi, Leann N. Oswald, Tori L. Pascoe, Shyamkumar G. Patel, Anna Qiu, Natalee C. Rackus, Morgan E. Rex, Jacob A. Rissmiller, Adam R. Ritter, Evan K. Roman, Abigail M. Schmidt, Nataliya Semenovych, Joseph J. Sipko, Justin Sommer, Rachel M. Sorrentino, Evelyn C. Suazo Lopez, Marie Tabshi, Jillian C. Tanzos, Tracy Tao, Desiree Tucker, William J. Watson, Jonathan T. Winter, Aaron T. Yablonski, Habib Yazgi, Laura A. Youwakim, Di Fan Zheng


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Sarah Klein, of Coplay, earned an education specialist degree from University of Memphis during May 7 commencement ceremonies.

The University of Memphis is the flagship institution of the Tennessee Board of Regents System. Founded in 1912, it is recognized nationally for its academic, research and athletic programs. Today, the university educates more than 20,000 students, and it awards more than 4,000 degrees annually. Home to the largest honors program in the state, it also is ranked in the Top Ten for Student Internships by U.S. News & World Report. The University of Memphis is a learner-centered metropolitan research university providing high quality educational experiences while pursuing new knowledge through research, artistic expression, and interdisciplinary and engaged scholarship. For more information, visit



Widener University recently announced the students who have been named to the dean’s list for the 2016 spring semester. The dean’s list recognizes full-time students who earn a GPA of 3.50 and above per semester.

Coplay: Rachel Greenawalt

Whitehall: Morgan Stewart

Widener University is a private, metropolitan university that connects curricula to social issues through civic engagement. Dynamic teaching, active scholarship, personal attention, leadership development and experiential learning are key components of the Widener experience. A comprehensive doctorate-granting university, Widener is comprised of eight schools and colleges that offer liberal arts and sciences and professional and pre-professional curricula leading to associate, baccalaureate, master’s and doctoral degrees. The university’s campuses in Chester and Harrisburg and Wilmington, Del., are proud to be tobacco free.



Maximilian Beedle, of Whitehall, has been named to the dean’s list and honor list for the spring semester at University of Pittsburgh’s Swanson School of Engineering. The lists recognize full-time students who earned a GPA of 3.25 and above for the semester. Beedle, a civil engineering major, has completed his junior year. He is the son of David and Laura Beedle.