George J. Ferko, son of George and Gloria Ferko of Palmerton, has been named to the dean's list for the Spring 2010 semester at Lehigh University, from where he graduated on May 24, 2010, with a bachelor of science degree in material sciences and engineering and a minor in economics.

George has earned a 3.86 grade point average for the semester and was the recipient of the Allen S. Quier Prize for the senior adjudged by the staff of materials science and engineering to have made the most progress in that curriculum.

While at Lehigh University as an undergraduate, George was a member of the Phi Gamma Delta fraternity and was involved in a variety of community service.

George performed undergraduate research involving the study of "Complexions" a new concept being applied to interfacial kinetics on the atomic scale, and is continuing his research studies in material science and engineering as a Lehigh University Ph.D. graduate student. George is a 2006 graduate of Palmerton Area High School.