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College Corner

Wednesday, March 25, 2020 by The Press in Columns

Area students earn degrees

Kutztown University

Kutztown University has conferred degrees for more than 550 students for the fall 2019 semester and winter 2020 session. 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.

Catasauqua: Kaitlyn Lorraine Carson, Master of Education in instructional technology

Coplay: Jake Alan Hulsizer, Bachelor of Science of Business Administration in management

Northampton: Sabrina Rafe Chatih, Bachelor of Science in English education, summa cum laude; Brandy Schoenberger, Bachelor of Fine Arts in studio art, magna cum laude

Walnutport: Angela M. Harmony, Bachelor of Science in elementary education, magna cum laude

Whitehall: Janessa Victoria Avecillas, Bachelor of Science of Business Administration in management; Olivia Morgan Bobyak, Bachelor of Science in psychology; Jessica Marie Brokenshire, Master of Social Work and Master of Public Administration; Damian Bryan Tarik Earl, Master of Education in secondary education; Nathan Richard Rathman, Master of Education in secondary education; Kimberly Smith, Bachelor of Arts in communication studies, summa cum laude

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.