Saturday, July 4, 2015

News Makers

Friday, July 3, 2015

James J. Sverchek of Lehighton was notified that he has attained the dean's list for the spring semester at the University of Pittsburgh.

James is a student in the Swanson School of Engineering studying civil and environmental engineering. He has also been notified that he has attained the ranking of honor student in the engineering school because of his overall GPA.

James is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers and Engineers Without Borders.

Friday, July 3, 2015

Bloomsburg University has announced the graduates for the spring 2015 semester.

Carbon County

Beaver Meadows: Alexandra Mitcho, bachelor of science in business administration

Bowmanstown: Kayla Bottcher, bachelor of science

Lehighton: Courtney Berger, bachelor of science; Derek Heffelfinger, bachelor of science in business administration; Tyler Hill bachelor of science in business administration; Samantha Kistler, master of science; Stevi Lenahan, bachelor of arts; Ryan Stilwell

Palmerton: Alexandria Paulinho, bachelor of arts; Sibel Rasim

Friday, July 3, 2015

Daniel Simmons, son of Kyle and Evelyn Lindermuth of Jim Thorpe, and a junior at Marian Catholic High School, has been granted a full scholarship to attend Pennsylvania Free Enterprise Week 2015 on the campus of Lycoming College in Williamsport.

Pennsylvania Free Enterprise Week is a weeklong economic education program that offers an inside look at the private enterprise system and the way the free market functions.

Simmons will attend week one of the five one-week sessions.

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Phillip Michael Slack of Albrightsville received a bachelor's degree in criminal justice from Norwich University at the May 9 commencement ceremony.

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Lock Haven University has released the names of students who achieved dean's list recognition for the spring 2015 semester.

The dean's honor list, prepared at the end of each semester, recognizes those students who have achieved academic distinction. To qualify for the dean's list, the student must have earned a GPA of at least 3.5 in 12 hours of letter grades.

Carbon County

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Katya Zeleniak recently graduated from St. Michael's School in Augusta, Maine.

Katya is the granddaughter of Mary Pituch and Victor Pituch of Lake Hauto and the late Rev. Basil Zeleniak of Mahanoy City. Katya achieved academic honors through all four quarters of the school year.

Her parents are Karen andDarryl Zeleniak of Litchfield, Maine. Darryl, an orthodontist, is a Marian Catholic High School graduate.

Katya will attend Kent's Hill Preparatory School in Readfield, Maine.

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Dakota Strohl, a freshman at Lebanon Valley College, was named to the dean's list for both the fall 2014 and the spring 2015 semesters with a 3.89 cumulative GPA.

Dakota is enrolled in the physical therapy program.

A 2014 graduate of Palmerton Area High School, Dakota is the son of Dennis and Denise Strohl.

Saturday, June 20, 2015

EmmaRose Boyle, daughter of Anthony and Annette Boyle of Andreas, graduated magna cum laude from Delaware Valley University this May with a bachelor of science degree in animal science, which she completed in just three years.

While attending DelVal, EmmaRose traveled to Ireland and Canada to further her studies.

On campus, she was a member of the Agricultural Honor Society Delta Tau Alpha, Bridle Club, DelVal's Ducks Unlimited Chapter and Rock Climbing Club. She was instrumental in the formation of the new Archery Club.

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Nicholas Frey, a 2014 Palmerton High School graduate, was placed on the dean's list for the fall and spring semesters at Alvernia University, Reading, with a 3.77 GPA.

He is majoring in Sports Management at Alvernia. He is a member of the Sports Management Association. Nick is also employed by their Intramural Athletic Board.

He is the son of Robert and Lisa Frey of Kunkletown and the grandson of Richard and Barbara Frey of Palmerton.

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Erin Fegley, a doctor of pharmacy major, was named to the dean's list at the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy for spring 2015 with a GPA of 3.58.

Selection for the award is based on completing and passing all courses with no grade below a "C" and attaining a GPA no lower than a 3.4.

She is a 2012 graduate of Tamaqua Area High School and the daughter of Donald and Ramona Fegley of New Ringgold.

She is the granddaughter of Don and Miriam Fegley of New Ringgold, and Ron and Dorothy Yeakel of Andreas.