Nick Pirrocco, of Whitehall, graduated from Troy University during term one of the 2019-20 academic year. Pirrocco attended Troy online and graduated with the Master of Science in sport and fitness management.
Term one includes students at Troy’s campuses in Dothan, Phenix City and Montgomery, Ala., along with teaching sites outside of Alabama and online.
Florida Career College
Aubree Leiner graduated from Florida Career College Oct. 12. The graduation ceremony was held at Hilton Hotel in West Palm Beach, Fla. Leiner graduated from FCC’s medical assistant program with a 4.0 grade-point average. She was singled out as a student of distinction because of her grades.
A Whitehall High School graduate in the Class of 2013, Leiner resides in Wellington, Fla., with her partner, Andrew Emery, their son, Kaden River, and two dogs, Luna and Deals.
Leiner’s future educational plans include pursuing a nursing degree.
Christian Stezelberger, of Slatington, recently participated in the SkillsUSA Championships. 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. Stezelberger was a competitor in the Industrial Motor Control competition and won the gold first-place medal.
University of Findlay
Kenley Rogers, of Bath, was recently initiated into the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest and most selective all-discipline collegiate honor society. Rogers is pursuing a degree in animal science at the University of Findlay.
Brittany Quinn, of Whitehall, a member of the Colgate University Class of 2020, has earned the spring 2019 dean’s award with distinction. Quinn is a graduate of Whitehall High School. Students who receive a term grade-point average of 3.6 or higher while completing at least three courses during the spring 2019 semester earn the dean’s award with distinction.
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
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.
Muhlenberg College students with a term grade-point average of 3.5 or higher were recognized for their academic achievement and named to dean’s list for spring 2019.
Catasauqua: Emily Ledesma, Andrew Rice, Andrew Verenna, David Wetherhold
Coplay: Graham Burrell, Hannah Parrish
Northampton: Snow Du, Deja Frazier
Whitehall: Hazem Abdelaal, Sabrina Barhoum, Julia Evangelista, Mira-Belle Haddad, Stephanie Haik, Brett Mathews, Gavin Meyers, Marwan Rajha, Adeeb Saed, Elijah Sommer
University of Scranton
Andrew J. Milisits, of Northampton, and Theresa Anne Koch, of Whitehall, were among more than 1,650 students named to the University of Scranton’s dean’s list for the 2019 spring semester. The dean’s list recognizes students for academic excellence. A student must have a grade-point average of 3.5 or better with a minimum number of credit hours during the semester to make the dean’s list.
Milisits is a senior philosophy major, and Koch is a senior neuroscience major, both in the university’s College of Arts and Sciences.
Andrea Potylycki, of Whitehall, has been named to Alvernia University’s dean’s list for the spring 2019 semester. Potylycki studied mathematics at Alvernia and is a graduate of Allentown Central Catholic High School. To be eligible for the dean’s list, students must carry a semester grade-point average of 3.5 or better and take a minimum of 12 credits.