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Thursday, July 1, 2010
Snyder

Jonathan E. Snyder, son of Edward "Skip" and Sandy Snyder of Weatherly, graduated summa cum laude from Lock Haven University during the 133rd commencement exercises held on May 7, at the university's Thomas Fieldhouse.

Snyder earned a bachelor of science degree in sport administration with a minor in media administration.

At a ceremony held earlier in the month, he received the Sport Administration Outstanding Field Experience award.

Thursday, July 1, 2010
Hunadi

Andrew Hunadi has been named to the dean's list for the spring 2010 semester at King's College, Wilkes-Barre. He is enrolled in the physician assistant program.

Hunadi is a 2007 graduate of Palmerton Area High School and is employed as an EMT with the Palmerton Community Ambulance. He is also an active volunteer with the Bowmanstown Volunteer Fire Company.

Hunadi is the son of Gregory and Carol Hunadi of Bowmanstown and the grandson of Walter and Rosaline Spack of Bowmanstown and of the late Andrew and Eleanore Hunadi of Nesquehoning.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Greg Beam, son of George and Elaine Beam of Slatington and grandson of Gladys Burghardt of Palmerton was named to the dean's list for the spring semester at Rochester Institute of Technology, N.Y.

Beam is a second year student in RIT's Thomas Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences. He is studying information technology.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Megan Beam, daughter of George and Elaine Beam of Slatington and granddaugher of Gladys Burghardt of Palmerton has been named to the dean's list at the University of Sciences in Philadelphia for the Spring 2010 semester, where she is a second year graduate student.

Thursday, July 1, 2010
Willet

Mallory Willet of Lehighton graduated summa cum laude from Kutztown University on May 8. She received a bachelor of science degree in biology and a minor in chemistry.

Willet was named to the dean's list all four years while at Kutztown and graduated with an overall GPA of 3.85.

She is an alumni member of the National Honor Fraternity Phil Sigma Pi, and the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, an invitation only society for seniors who are in the top 10 percent of their class.

Thursday, July 1, 2010
Kreglow

Gardiner Kreglow, the son of Lori Gardiner Kreglow and J. Stephen Kreglow, of Bethlehem, and the grandson of William and Roseanne Gardiner of Nesquehoning, was recently honored at Liberty High School's Commencement as the Liberty Scholar.

He ranked number one in his class of 668 students with a GPA of 5.004, the highest in Liberty's history. He also had the honor of serving as president of the Class of 2010 and president of Student Government for a school 2,844 students.

Thursday, July 1, 2010
Melber

Rebeka Melber of Albrightsville received bachelor of arts in international relations from Arcadia University in Glenside, Philadelphia. She is a May 2010 graduate. She also received a certificate for Intelligence and Homeland Security through Point Park University with FEMA certifications accompanying that certificate.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Cazenovia College's 185th Commencement Ceremony took place on May 15. Two area residents were among more than 180 graduates.

Amanda M. Chicora of Auburn, received a bachelor of professional studies degree in management specializing in fashion merchandising, with a minor in fashion design. Chicora received the Fashion Merchandising Program Award.

Sarah M. Miller of Lehighton, received a bachelor of fine arts degree cum laude, specializing in studio art specializing in photography, with a minor in art history. Miller is a member of the Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society.

Thursday, July 1, 2010
Pysher

Sara Pysher of Lehighton graduated magna cum laude on May 8 from Mansfield University in Mansfield.

Pysher earned a bachelor's degree in music education. She finished with an overall 3.77 grade point average.

She is the daughter of Mark and Cindy Pysher of Lehighton and a 2006 graduate of Lehighton Area High School.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Austin I. Shupp, a student at Palmerton High School, was named as a Science Student of Excellence by the United State Achievement Academy. Shupp was nominated by his teacher, Michael Lengle. His name will appear in the United States Achievement Academy's Official Yearbook with is published nationally.