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Wednesday, August 14, 2019 by The Press in

Dean’s list is announced

York College

More than 1,400 students were named to the dean’s list at York College of Pennsylvania. To be eligible for this honor, a student must be registered for at least 12 academic credit hours and earn a semester grade-point average of 3.5 or higher.

Coplay: Sarah Schaffer, senior early elementary/special education major

Northampton: Alexander Ardle, senior psychology major

Walnutport: Chelsea Vermeulen, senior secondary education-mathematics major

Whitehall: Thomas Herbine, junior electrical engineering major; Kathryn Rawski, sophomore forensic chemistry major

A private college located in south central Pennsylvania, York College offers more than 50 baccalaureate majors in professional programs, the sciences and humanities to its 4,100 undergraduate students. The college also offers master’s programs in business, education and nursing and a doctorate in nursing practice. York College students enjoy a high-quality education that emphasizes practical application and a community invested in their success. The college provides a personal plan to help students focus their passions and attain their goals, so they are prepared for a lifetime of meaningful careers, ready to meet the challenges of their profession and feel confident and proud of their achievements.

Bob Jones University

Sarah Worsham, of Walnutport, was among nearly 600 students who graduated from Bob Jones University May 3. Worsham graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in elementary education. During the 92nd commencement exercises, nearly 500 students received bachelor’s degrees, nearly 70 students received master’s degrees, and over 40 students received associate degrees. Three candidates earned doctoral degrees.

Since its founding in 1927, Bob Jones University has conferred over 51,400 degrees. Located in Greenville, S.C., BJU provides an outstanding, regionally accredited, Christian liberal arts education purposely designed to inspire a lifelong pursuit of learning, loving and leading. BJU offers over 100 undergraduate and graduate programs in religion, education, fine arts and communication, arts and science, health sciences and business. BJU has nearly 3,000 students from nearly every state and more than 40 countries. We are committed to the truth of Scripture and to pursuing excellence in all we do.

Albright College

Albright College congratulations the following students who made the dean’s list for the spring 2019 semester. To be eligible for the dean’s list, Albright students must earn a GPA of 3.75 or better while taking a minimum of three graded courses during a semester.

Bath: Ashley Hillegass studied fashion design with a minor in political science. She is a graduate of Nazareth Area High School.

Coplay: Lauren Blazofsky studied fashion merchandising. She is a graduate of Allentown Central Catholic High School.

Founded in 1856, Albright College is a diverse community of learners cultivating integrity, curiosity, connection and resilience. The college’s flexible curriculum encourages students to combine and cross majors to create individualized academic programs. Close faculty mentorship and numerous experiential learning options create opportunities for Albright graduates to exceed their own expectations. Located in Reading, Albright enrolls more than 1,800 full-time undergraduates and 700 adult learners and graduate students.

University of

Rhode Island

At the University of Rhode Island’s 133rd commencement May 18-19, approximately 3,400 undergraduate and 740 graduate students became the university’s newest alumni. Students who received the honor of summa cum laude graduated with a cumulative GPA of at least 3.7; students who received the honor of magna cum laude graduated with a GPA of at least 3.5; and students who received the honor of cum laude graduated with a GPA of at least 3.3.

Northampton: Brian J. Foster, Doctor of Pharmacy, magna cum laude; Elizabeth Jane Molnar, Bachelor of Science in marine biology, cum laude

Walnutport: Delaney Boyd Haggerty, Bachelor of Science in nursing, magna cum laude

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. The university now has more than 120,000 alumni worldwide.

Widener University

Widener University congratulates students who achieved dean’s list status for spring 2019. The dean’s list recognizes full-time students who earned a GPA of 3.5 and above for the semester.

Bath: Ashley Moore, nursing

Catasauqua: Mitchell Phillips, exploratory studies

Coplay: Zachary Billie, civil engineering; Abigail Gillespie, nursing

Northampton: Madison Cobb, chemical engineering; Megan Walter, nursing

Walnutport: Francesca Boschi, nursing

Whitehall: Katie Bortz, nursing

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.

Kutztown University

Kutztown University has conferred degrees for nearly 1,300 students for the spring 2019 semester. Kutztown University announces degree conferment twice a year, once in the winter and once in the summer. Commencement exercises are held in May and December; however, students finish the requirements for graduation throughout the entire year. The cumulative GPA necessary for honors distinction is: with honor (cum laude) 3.4; with high honor (magna cum laude) 3.6; and with highest honor (summa cum laude) 3.8.

The following students have been awarded degrees.

Bath: Brennen Sevire Berry, Bachelor of Science in psychology/clinical counseling, magna cum laude; Nikolas R. Feinsilber, Bachelor of Science in psychology; Mark P. Kukla, Master of Education in secondary education (teaching); Kimberly Larena, Bachelor of Science of Business Administration in management

Catasauqua: Rebecca Y. Guillen, Bachelor of Science in secondary education-Spanish

Coplay: Jordan David Christman, Bachelor of Science in criminal justice, Bachelor of Arts in sociology/social order and deviant behavior; Tiana D. Kicska, Bachelor of Science of Business Administration in management, Bachelor of Science of Business Administration in marketing; Huynh Nhu Phung, Bachelor of Science of Business Administration in accounting, cum laude; Marissa Lyn Roethlein, Master of Arts in marriage, couple and family counseling

Northampton: Brooke Eckhart, Bachelor of Science in psychology/clinical counseling; Robert James Elston, Bachelor of Science in criminal justice; Taylor Gollie, Bachelor of Science in criminal justice/paralegal studies; Thuan Nguyen, Bachelor of Science in information technology

Walnutport: Olivia Harwick, Bachelor of Science in art education, magna cum laude; Samantha J. Lilly, Master of Education in instructional technology; Michael Anthony Rex, Bachelor of Science in mathematics education, magna cum laude

Whitehall: Cassandra Lee Bartos, Bachelor of Arts in English/professional writing, summa cum laude; Gabriela Moura Dantas, Bachelor of Arts in communication studies, cum laude; Brooke Fontoura-Sutliff, Master of Arts in Student Affairs in higher education (administration); Lana Mallouhi, Bachelor of Science of Business Administration in accounting, Bachelor of Science of Business Administration in finance; Aaron Michael Morekin, Bachelor of Science of Business Administration in finance; Nicole Elizabeth Schmidt, Bachelor of Science in elementary education, magna cum laude; Harsh S. Shah, Bachelor of Science in information technology; Ryen Anthony Shearn, Bachelor of Science in information technology; Conor Sullivan, Bachelor of Science in psychology, cum laude; Angelica Monee Vincent, Bachelor of Arts in political science

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. As the region’s center for excellence in academics, culture and public engagement, KU’s programs and reputation for quality offer students the opportunity to discover lifelong avenues of learning and discovery. KU students select from more than 100 areas of study within four colleges in a diverse liberal arts academic environment. To complement their studies, KU’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.

Bloomsburg University

Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania congratulates the nearly 1,300 students who received their academic degrees May 11. The overall GPA necessary for honors distinction is cum laude (with distinction), 3.5-3.74; magna cum laude (with great distinction), 3.75-3.94; and summa cum laude (with highest distinction), 3.95-4.0.

Bath: Harry Emery V, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in information and technology management and supply chain management, magna cum laude; James Marsh II Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in management; Madison Venzke, special education (prekindergarten-grade 8)/early childhood (prekindergarten-grade 4), magna cum laude

Catasauqua: Mara O’Malley, Bachelor of Arts in music, cum laude; Albert Renn Jr., Bachelor of Science in Education in middle level education (grade 4-8)

Coplay: Amel Elsheakh, Bachelor of Science in health sciences; Thomas Moser, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in accounting; Britta Saeger, Bachelor of Applied Science in technical leadership

Northampton: Julia Pany, supply chain management and business administration management

Walnutport: Michael Haggerty, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in management; Alyssa Mack, Bachelor of Science in biology; Nathan Michael, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in accounting

Whitehall: Marina LoBaido, Bachelor of Science in speech pathology and audiology, summa cum laude; Abigail Nguyen, special education (prekindergarten-grade 8)/early childhood (prekindergarten-grade 4), cum laude; Sarah Peters, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in accounting; Joseph Proch, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in management; Rachel Slane, Bachelor of Science in Nursing in nursing, cum laude

Bloomsburg University is one of 14 universities in Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education. The university serves approximately 8,900 students, offering comprehensive programs of study in the colleges of education, business, liberal arts and science and technology.

Loyola University Maryland

Kelly Lukowski, of Bath, has been named to the spring 2019 dean’s list at Loyola University Maryland. She is a member of the Class of 2021. In order to qualify for the dean’s list at Loyola, a student must achieve a minimum quality-point average of at least 3.5 for the term, provided they have successfully completed courses totaling a minimum of 15 credits in the term.

Established in 1852, Loyola University Maryland is a Catholic, Jesuit comprehensive university comprising Loyola College, home to the university’s arts and sciences programs; the Sellinger School of Business and Management; and the School of Education. Loyola enrolls 4,000 undergraduate and 2,000 graduate students from across the country.