Rose Dietrich, of Catasauqua, is participating in Wilkes University’s marching band, the Marching Colonels. Dietrich is part of the color guard. Wilkes has the region’s only collegiate marching band. It marches in drum corps style, complete with wind and percussion instruments and guard. The Wilkes University marching band is one of the most visible groups on campus, performing at home football games and other on- and off-campus events.
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A recent 2017 Wilkes University graduate is a semifinalist in one of the world’s leading digital media competitions for student creators. Nicole Kutos, of Northampton, is a semifinalist in the Adobe Design Achievement Awards. She was one of 1,725 semifinalists chosen from over 6,600 entrants.
Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania has recently released its list of spring 2017 graduates.
Catasauqua: Olivia Catherine Falko, Bachelor of Science in biology; Colleen Megan Hickey, Bachelor of Science in education in early childhood (pre-K to grade 4); Erika Marie Lebron, Bachelor of Science in health sciences
Joseph Beal, of Bath, graduated with a Bachelor of Science in business administration from Castleton University, Vermont, following the successful completion of the spring semester in May 2017.
The second graduating class of Castleton University passed across the stage at its 230th commencement ceremony May 13, bringing to close the 2016-17 academic year.
Macy Storm, of Bath, has been named to Alvernia University’s dean’s list for the spring 2017 semester. To be eligible for the dean’s list, students must carry a semester GPA of 3.5 or better and take a minimum of 12 credits. Storm studied communication at Alvernia and is a graduate of Northampton Area Senior High School.
Matthew Patti, formerly of Whitehall, finished the spring 2017 semester at Stevenson University, Maryland, with a 4.0 GPA. He has earned dean’s list 2015-17.
A film and moving image major, Patti also was inducted into “Who’s Who Among Students” for the 2016-17 school year.
Taylor Augustine, of Catasauqua, earned a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing at DeSales University during a commencement ceremony May 20.
She is a 2012 graduate of Catasauqua High School.
More than 1,300 students were named to the dean’s list at York College of Pennsylvania for the spring 2017 semester. To be eligible for this honor, a student must be registered for at least 12 academic credit hours and earn a semester GPA of 3.50 or higher.
Coplay: Sarah Schaffer, junior early elementary/special education major
Whitehall: Megan Cirocco, senior public relations major; Emily Turek, senior early elementary education major
More than 700 students graduated from York College of Pennsylvania May 13.
Catasauqua: Morgon Lesko, Bachelor of Science in chemistry
Whitehall: Elliot Mortimer, Bachelor of Science in sport management; Emily Turek, Bachelor of Science in early elementary education, cum laude
East Stroudsburg University
A total 1,176 students received degrees from East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania at separate commencement exercises for undergraduate and graduate students May 5 and 6. A total of 984 bachelor’s degrees, 190 master’s degrees and two doctoral degrees were awarded.