Marnie Jane Cunningham, Palmerton, graduated from The Pennsylvania State University on Dec. 19, 2009, earning a bachelor of science degree in biology from the College of Eberly Science.

She was a member of the Penn State Marching Blue Band all four years of school. Her other interests included the Cross Country Club and rugby.

Cunningham graduated from Palmerton Area High School in 2006. She plans on furthering her education by enrolling in a physician's assistant program.