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Stezelberger wins gold


Christian Stezelberger, of Slatington, recently participated in the SkillsUSA Championships. He was a competitor in the industrial motor control competition and won the gold first-place medal. He is a first-year student at Northampton Community College. Stezelberger was the only competitor from NCC but hopes his win will inspire more students to compete next year.

This event, by invitation only, was for first-place state medalists in 102 competition areas for career and technical students. It is the largest skill competition in the world. SkillsUSA’s championships, held in Louisville, Ky., took place June 26 27, as part of the SkillsUSA 55th annual national leadership and skills conference, a showcase of career and technical education students. During the week, more than 6,400 outstanding career and technical education students competed in 103 different trade, technical and leadership fields.

In the industrial motor control contest, Stezelberger and the other students demonstrated their knowledge of electrical principles, equipment and industry codes and standards as related to the design and installation of motor control systems. Students demonstrated their skills and abilities in applying that knowledge by properly installing motor control equipment and associated enclosures, raceways, pilot devices and circuitry in accordance with accepted industry practice and National Electric Code requirements. The competition included a test, trouble shooting, conduit pipe bending, a job interview, drawing a logic diagram from information provided and the main project competition, which had a six-hour time limit.

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Rochester Institute of Technology

The following local residents made the dean’s list at Rochester Institute of Technology for the 2019 spring semester. Degree-seeking undergraduate students are eligible for this status if their term grade-point average is greater than or equal to 3.4; they do not have any grades of incomplete, D or F; and they have registered for and completed at least 12 credit hours.

Bath: Austin Frey, mechanical engineering technology program

Coplay: Noah Smith, game design and development program; Jacob Anchorstar, mechanical engineering program

Rochester Institute of Technology is home to leading creators, entrepreneurs, innovators and researchers. Founded in 1829, RIT enrolls about 19,000 students in more than 200 career-oriented and professional programs, making it among the largest private universities in the United States. The university is internationally recognized and ranked for academic leadership in business, computing, engineering, imaging science, liberal arts, sustainability and fine and applied arts. RIT also offers unparalleled support services for deaf and hard-of-hearing students. The cooperative education program is one of the oldest and largest in the nation. Global partnerships include campuses in China, Croatia, Dubai and Kosovo.

SUNY Oswego

Katherine C. Hartzell, of Danielsville, a sophomore majoring in theater, earned deans’ list recognition at SUNY Oswego for the spring 2019 semester. Hartzell was among SUNY Oswego students who received a GPA of 3.3 to 3.79. Oswego students receiving a GPA of 3.8 to 4.0 earn president’s list recognition.

U.S. News Media Group counts SUNY Oswego among the top public regional universities in the North for 2019, and the Princeton Review includes Oswego in its 2019 college guidebook “The Best Northeastern Colleges” and in its national list of “Green Colleges.” A 158-year-old comprehensive college in the State University of New York system, Oswego enrolls about 8,000 students in its College of Liberal Arts and Sciences; School of Business; School of Communication, Media and the Arts; and School of Education.

University of New Haven

University of New Haven congratulations Hunter Panier, of Coplay, on graduating at commencement ceremonies in May. Panier earned a Bachelor of Science in forensic science in the Henry C. Lee College of Criminal Justice and Forensic Sciences and a Bachelor of Science in genetics and biotechnology in the College of Arts and Sciences.

The University of New Haven, founded on the Yale campus in 1920, is a private, coeducational university situated on the coast of southern New England. It’s a diverse and vibrant community of more than 6,800 students, with campuses around the country and around the world. Within the colleges and schools, students immerse themselves in a transformative, career-focused education across the liberal arts and sciences, fine arts, business, engineering, health care, public safety and public service. The university offers more than 100 academic programs, all grounded in a long-standing commitment to collaborative, interdisciplinary, project-based learning.

Gettysburg College

Izabella Busher, of Bath, has been placed on the Gettysburg College dean’s honor list for outstanding academic achievement in the spring 2019 semester. Students with a quality-point average of 3.6 or higher (on a 4.0 scale) for a semester’s work are given this status.

Founded in 1832, Gettysburg College is a highly selective four-year residential college of liberal arts and sciences with a strong academic tradition that includes Rhodes Scholars, a Nobel laureate and other distinguished scholars among its alumni. The college enrolls 2,600 undergraduate students and is located on a 200-acre campus adjacent to the Gettysburg National Military Park.

University of Kansas

Cavan Linsenman, of Whitehall, was one of more than 5,700 undergraduate students at the University of Kansas to earn honor roll distinction for the spring 2019 semester. The honor roll comprises undergraduates who meet requirements in the college of liberal arts and sciences and in the schools of architecture and design, business, education, engineering, health professions, journalism, music, nursing, pharmacy and social welfare. Honor roll criteria vary among the university’s academic units. Some schools honor the top 10 percent of students enrolled, some establish a minimum GPA and others raise the minimum GPA for each year students are in school. Students must complete a minimum number of credit hours to be considered for the honor roll.

Students from the university’s Lawrence and Edwards campuses and the schools of health professions and nursing in Kansas City, Kan., represent 86 of 105 Kansas counties, 45 other states and territories and 41 other countries.