East Stroudsburg University
Thirteen students from East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania (ESU) have been selected as national outstanding leaders and will be featured in the 2017 publication “Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges.” Among them is ESU student Hayley Jackson, a junior from Bath majoring in communication sciences and disorders.
For more than 80 years, the “Who’s Who” publication has honored outstanding campus leaders for their scholastic, leadership and community achievements.
Alex Getz, of Northampton and a student at King’s College, recently attended the college’s annual McGowan Business Forum.
The 12th annual McGowan Business Forum, which was held recently in Wilkes-Barre, provided the students mentoring and networking opportunities with King’s alumni and other professionals, followed by a dinner and the presentation of the third annual Father James Lackenmier, C.S.C., Award for Achievement and Leadership.
The forum’s location rotates between Philadelphia, New York and Wilkes-Barre.
Nicole Kutos, of Northampton, has been selected for the Kirby Scholarship by Allan P. Kirby Center for Free Enterprise and Entrepreneurship at Wilkes University. Currently a senior and a member of the Class of 2017, Kutos is pursuing a dual degree in integrative media and English. Kutos is also minoring in studio art, with printmaking being her favorite area of fine art.
University of the Sciences
During a Sept. 17 white coat ceremony, students received white coats in an annual rite of passage for students in their first professional year (third year) of University of the Sciences’ six-year pharmacy program, symbolizing their dedication to the profession of pharmacy and to the care of others. Donning their white coats, the more than 130 student pharmacists recited the Oath of a Pharmacist, a gesture to reinforce their commitment to working with patients compassionately and to enhancing their health and well-being.
University of the Sciences
Mikyla Kutish, of Northampton, received a Doctor of Physical Therapy white coat from University of the Sciences (USciences) during a ceremony Sept. 10. The white coat ceremony is an annual rite of passage for fourth-year students in the university’s six-year physical therapy program.
Commonwealth Medical College
One hundred and eight Doctor of Medicine students received the first symbol of their new profession as The Commonwealth Medical College (TCMC) held its eighth annual white coat ceremony for the Class of 2020 Aug. 12 in Scranton.
Joshua Dearing, of Whitehall, and Esther Good, of Whitehall, were two of the students in attendance.
U.S. Naval Academy
A 2014 graduate of Northampton Area High School, Benjamin Longacre has been named battalion sergeant major of the 3rd Battalion, Brigade of Midshipmen, at the United States Naval Academy. He is a member of the class of 2018, majoring in engineering.
LEBANON VALLEY COLLEGE
Benjamin Fisher, of Whitehall, will march with the 2016 Pride of the Valley Marching Band of Lebanon Valley College.
A graduate of Whitehall High School, he is pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in political science.
The marching band performs at all home football games as well as exhibitions including the Cavalcade of Bands Championships in Hershey and the Collegiate Marching Band Festival in Allentown.
Zachary Michael Homlish, of Whitehall, received a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice from Norwich University at the May 14 commencement ceremony held in the university’s Shapiro Field House. He graduated cum laude. Approximately 400 graduates, including 10 earning Master of Architecture degrees, received diplomas at the ceremony.
For the 2016 spring semester, the following students have been named to the dean’s list at Shippensburg University. The dean’s list is an honor roll of students who have achieved academic excellence as evidenced by earning a semester quality-point average of 3.50 or better. A total of 1,303 students were named to the list.
Catasauqua: Joshua M. Ritter
Coplay: Dana M. Bachman
Danielsville:Paul E. Cooper
Whitehall:Sarah L. Bendekovits, Taylor M. Bennett, Shelby B. Clark, Jennifer L. Dasti