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Stewart earns dean’s list

Coastal Carolina University

Megan Stewart, of Whitehall, majoring in marketing, was among 2,419 students at Coastal Carolina University who made the fall semester 2017 dean’s list.

To qualify for the dean’s list, freshmen must earn a 3.25 GPA, and upperclassmen must earn a 3.5 GPA. All students must be enrolled full time.

Coastal Carolina University is a dynamic, public comprehensive liberal arts institution located in Conway, near the resort area of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. The university offers 73 areas of study toward the baccalaureate degree, 18 master’s degree programs, two educational specialist degrees and a Ph.D. in coastal and marine systems science. More than 10,400 CCU students from across the country and the world interact with a world-class faculty and enjoy a nationally competitive NCAA I athletic program, including being the 2016 national champion in college baseball after winning the College World Series. CCU also offers an inspiring cultural calendar and a tradition of community service fueled by more than 200 student clubs and organizations.

University of Rhode Island

The University of Rhode Island is pleased to announce that 5,500 undergraduates have qualified for the fall 2017 dean’s list. The students represent nearly all of Rhode Island’s cities and towns, all six New England states, New York, New Jersey and many other states and nations.

To be included on the dean’s list, students must have completed 12 or more credits during a semester for letter grades with at least a 3.3 quality-point average. Part-time students qualify with the accumulation of 12 credits with a 3.3 quality-point average. The list includes students who have not yet declared their majors as well as those from all of the university’s undergraduate academic colleges.

Bath: Paighton Wagner

Walnutport: Delaney Haggerty

The University of Rhode Island’s pioneering research extends the university’s influence well beyond its coastal borders, while its unique interdisciplinary courses provide its 16,637 undergraduate and graduate students with global opportunities in an intimate environment. In May 2017, more than 3,300 undergraduate and about 660 graduate degrees were awarded. The university now has more than 120,000 alumni worldwide.

Widener University

Widener University has announced the undergraduate students who achieved dean’s list status during the fall 2017 semester. Students must earn a GPA of 3.5 or higher during the semester to qualify for this status.

Bath: Katie Bortz, nursing major

Coplay: Rachel Greenawalt, accounting major

Northampton: Christopher Dickinson, chemical engineering major; Landon Lewis, biology major; Megan Walter, nursing major; Emma Steirer, biology and Psychology double major

Walnutport: Francesca Boschi, nursing major

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 comprises seven schools and colleges that offer liberal arts and sciences, professional and pre-professional curricula leading to associate, baccalaureate, master’s and doctoral degrees.

Emerson College

Emerson College has announced the dean’s list for the fall 2017 semester. The requirement to make Emerson’s dean’s list is a GPA of 3.7 or higher.

Coplay: Hannah Mittermeier, comedic arts major

Northampton: Madison Marzano, media arts production major

Located in Boston, Mass., opposite the historic Boston Common and in the heart of the city’s theater district, Emerson College educates individuals who will solve problems and change the world through engaged leadership in communication and the arts, a mission informed by liberal learning. The college has 3,750 undergraduates and 750 graduate students from across the United States and 50 countries. Supported by state-of-the-art facilities and a renowned faculty, students participate in more than 80 student organizations and performance groups. Emerson is known for its study and internship programs in Los Angeles, Washington, D.C., the Netherlands, London, China and the Czech Republic. A new, permanent facility on Sunset Boulevard for its L.A.-based program opened in January 2014. The college has an active network of 32,000 alumni who hold leadership positions in communication and the arts.

University of Delaware

Local students have been named to the University of Delaware dean’s list for the fall 2017 semester. To meet eligibility requirements for the dean’s list, a student must be enrolled full time and earn a GPA of 3.33 or above for the semester.

Coplay: Caroline Martin

Northampton: Alexis Omar

Whitehall: Madison Bydlon, Gretchen Johnson, Julia Solderitch, Luke Szewczak

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) has announced Rhaine Sziy, of Catasauqua, a member of the Class of 2018 majoring in biomedical engineering, was named to the university’s dean’s list for academic excellence for the fall 2017 semester.

A total of 1,608 undergraduate students achieved the criteria required for WPI’s fall 2017 dean’s list. The criteria for the WPI dean’s list differs from that of most other universities as WPI does not compute a GPA. Instead, WPI defines the dean’s list by the amount of work completed at the A level in courses and projects.

“WPI’s academic programs are rigorous and require a level of independence beyond what is required in traditional courses,” said Arthur C. Heinricher, dean of undergraduate studies. “WPI students go beyond the classroom to work on open-ended problems in and for communities around the world. The problems are important and the impact is real. Some of this nation’s best and brightest students come to WPI to study engineering and science and business and the humanities. Those named to the dean’s list have excelled in all of their work, and we are exceptionally proud of these outstanding students.”

Founded in 1865 in Worcester, Mass., WPI is one of the nation’s first engineering and technology universities. Its 14 academic departments offer more than 50 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in science, engineering, technology, business, the social sciences and the humanities and arts, leading to bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees. WPI’s talented faculty work with students on interdisciplinary research that seeks solutions to important and socially relevant problems in fields as diverse as the life sciences and bioengineering, energy, information security, materials processing and robotics. Students also have the opportunity to make a difference to communities and organizations around the world through the university’s innovative Global Projects Program. There are more than 40 WPI project centers throughout the Americas, Africa, Asia-Pacific and Europe.

Wilkes University

Wilkes University awarded 369 bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees when it held its winter commencement ceremony Jan. 21 after the completion of the fall 2017 semester.

Bath: Dan Kelly, bachelor’s degree

Danielsville: Jamie Wydock, bachelor’s degree

Walnutport: Christine DeLong, bachelor’s degree; Emily Madas, bachelor’s degree

Whitehall: Katie Biechy, Master of Science in education

Wilkes University is an independent institution of higher education dedicated to academic and intellectual excellence through mentoring in the liberal arts, sciences and professional programs. Founded in 1933, the university is on a mission to create one of the great small universities, offering all of the programs, activities and opportunities of a large, research university in the intimate, caring and mentoring environment of a small liberal arts college, at a cost that is increasingly competitive with public universities. In addition to 43 undergraduate majors, Wilkes offers the doctor of nursing practice, doctor of education and doctor of pharmacy degrees and more than a dozen master’s degree programs, including the master of business administration and master of fine arts in creative writing.

University of Scranton

Local residents were among more than 1,600 students named to the University of Scranton’s dean’s list for the 2017 fall semester. The dean’s list recognizes students for academic excellence. A student must have a GPA of 3.5 or better with a minimum number of credit hours during the semester to make the dean’s list.

Northampton: Andrew Kokolus, a senior health administration major; Andrew Milisits, a junior philosophy major; Jonathan Nicklas, a senior biology major

Whitehall: Theresa Anne Koch, a sophomore neuroscience major

The University of Scranton is a Jesuit university located in northeastern Pennsylvania.

Wilkes University

Wilkes University Provost Dr. Anne Skleder announced the dean’s list for the fall 2017 Semester. To be named to the dean’s list, students must obtain a 3.4 GPA and carry 12 credits.

Bath: James Benes, Noah Durnin, Zachary Koehler

Catasauqua: Alexis Ayache, Sarah Covert

Danielsville: Daniel Frack

Northampton: Steven Kemmerer, Ethan Schwartz

Walnutport: Jessica Kroboth, Alexis Morgan

Whitehall: Junior Alvarado-Rosario, Abigail Nemeth, Madison Scarfaro, Emily Yenser

Wilkes University is an independent institution of higher education dedicated to academic and intellectual excellence through mentoring in the liberal arts, sciences and professional programs. Founded in 1933, the university is on a mission to create one of the great small universities, offering all of the programs, activities and opportunities of a large, research university in the intimate, caring and mentoring environment of a small, liberal arts college, at a cost that is increasingly competitive with public universities. In addition to 43 undergraduate majors, Wilkes offers the doctor of nursing practice, doctor of education and doctor of pharmacy degrees and more than a dozen master’s degree programs, including the master of business administration and master of fine arts in creative writing.

Ithaca COLLEGE

Giancarlo Levano, of Whitehall, and Danielle Pluchinsky, a 2017 graduate of Catasauqua High School, were named to the dean’s list in Ithaca College’s school of music for the fall 2017 semester.

Ithaca College prepares students for success through hands-on experience with internships, research and study abroad. Its integrative curriculum builds bridges across disciplines and uniquely blends liberal arts and professional study. Located in New York’s finger lakes region, the college is home to 6,100 undergraduate and 460 graduate students.