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Wednesday, June 2, 2010

A record 1,140 students received degrees from East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania at separate commencement exercises for undergraduate and graduate students on May 7 and 8.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010
McDonald

Codey D. McDonald, a 2006 graduate of Panther Valley High School, received a perfect GPA of a 4.0 for the spring semester at Bloomsburg University. He was also placed on the dean's list for the fall semester.

McDonald is majoring in elementary education. He was a former college intern at Panther Valley School District through the after-school program S.H.I.N.E.

He will graduate in December and plans to pursue a job in education. He is the son of Bernard and Michelle McDonald of Summit Hill.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010
Sarah Nonnemacher

Sarah Nonnemacher of Jim Thorpe attained the dean's list at Penn State Hazleton Campus. She finished her junior year with a GPA of 3.9. Her major is Letters, Arts and Sciences. She is a 2007 graduate of Jim Thorpe Area High School. She is the daughter of Rebecca and Michael Nonnemacher, both of Jim Thorpe. This summer she will start an internship at Carbon County Children and Youth. She will graduate in 2011.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010
Yelinek

Air Force Airman 1st Class Jacob A. Yelinek graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.

The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills.

Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.

Yelinek earned distinction as an honor graduate.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010
Kebra Faye Schaller

Kebra Faye Schaller graduated with honors from Marywood University May 9 with a bachelor's degree of science in clinical psychology.

She is the daughter of Kevin and Deborah Schaller of Coaldale, and a 2006 graduate of Panther Valley High School.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010
Justin Jacobs

Justin Jacobs, son of Dawn and Eugene Jacobs of Nesquehoning, has been accepted and is planning to attend Lycoming College in the fall of 2010. He is a senior at Marian Catholic High School.

Justin is a member of the track and field team. He is also a member of the Future Business Leaders of America and the National Honor Society.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Air Force Airman Melissa A. Goodhile graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force. She is the daughter of Michele Goodhile of Iron St., Lehighton, and Garry Goodhile of W. Hazard St., Summit Hill.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Mark Ahner, a sophomore at Millersville University, is the 2010 recipient of the E.I. Quarantelli Award for Excellence, in the field of Emergency Management.

This award is given yearly to a student of the university demonstrating mastery in the field of Environmental Safety/Emergency Management. This summer, Mark will be attending the University of Delaware for an internship in his field.

Mark is the son of Ronald and Melinda Ahner.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Civilian Kristen L. Pokrinchak, a 2007 graduate of Pleasant Valley High School, Brodheadsville, recently enlisted in the United States Navy under the Delayed Entry Program at Navy Recruiting District, Pittsburgh.

The program allows recruits to enter the Navy and take up to one year to complete prior commitments such as high school. Using recruiters as mentors, this program helps recruits ease into the transition from civilian to military life.

Pokrinchak will report for active duty to undergo basic training at the Navy's Recruit Training Center, Great Lakes, Ill.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Michael C. Kistler graduated Summa Cum Laude from East Stroudsburg University on May 8th. Michael graduated with a Bachelor's of Science Degree in Biotechnology with a minor in Chemistry. He graduated from LCCC with an Associate's Degree in Biotechnology in 2008. He was on the Dean's list all four years and graduated with an overall GPA of 3.98.