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Thursday, June 13, 2013

Kerri Hegarty, daughter of Sean and Marian Hegarty of Tamaqua, graduated cum laude from Indiana University of Pennsylvania with a bachelor of science degree in elementary education, with a minor in educational psychology. She has accepted a position at Legacy High School in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Thursday, June 13, 2013
Moore

Gretchen Christine Moore, daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Eric Moore, is graduating cum laude from Bloomsburg University with a Bachelor's degree in Health Sciences. Gretchen is part of the Tri-Beta Biological Honor Society and the Phi Sigma Phi Honor Society. She was a member of the Bloomsburg Dance Ensemble for 4 years. Gretchen will be entering the New York Institute of Technology in their Physician Assistant Program in the fall.

Gretchen was a 2009 graduate of the Jim Thorpe High School.

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Carey Ann Gunthert, daughter of Robert and Gail Maholick of Lehighton, attained a 3.8 cumulative G.P.A. for the 2013 spring semester at Austin Community College. She attained a 3.6 G.P.A. in the fall of 2012 and a 4.0 G.P.A. in the spring 2011 semester at ACC. She is pursuing a degree in human resources. She is a 1994 graduate of Lehighton Area High School.

Prior to attending college, she was a member of the U.S. Air Force.

She is a granddaughter of the late John and Agnes Maholick and Chester and Maude Christman.

Thursday, June 13, 2013
Dr. Scott Barry Crown, Ph.D.

Scott Barry Crown, the son of Barry and Wanda Crown of Effort was hooded as a doctor of philosophy in chemical engineering at the University of Delaware on May 24.

Over the past five years, Crown attended the University of Delaware and published six manuscripts in peer-reviewed journals. On May 17 he presented the defense of his Ph.D. dissertation, Novel Methodologies for Isotopic Tracer and Experiment Design: Applications to 13C-Metabolic Flux Analysis and Isotopic Studies.

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Samantha Miller graduated on May 21 from Fairleigh Dickinson University in Teaneck, N.J., with a master's degree in forensic psychology.

Miller graduated from Marian Catholic High School in 2007 and from Kutztown University in 2011 with a degree in psychology. She has accepted a position as a residential counselor with Carrier Clinic in New Jersey.

Miller is the daughter of Mike and Kathy Miller of Tamaqua.

Thursday, June 13, 2013
Knappenberger

Alyssa Knappenberger, daughter of Chris and Kelly Knappenberger of Lehighton, attained the dean's list at DeSales University for the spring semester. She is pursuing a bachelor of science degree in nursing at the university.

Alyssa is a 2009 graduate of Lehighton Area High School where she was a member of the National Honor Society. She also played field hockey and was very active in Music Express.

Thursday, June 13, 2013
McGavin

Laura Rhiannon McGavin, a senior majoring in psychology, with a minor in art, was named to the dean's list at the University of Cumberlands, for the past semester. She attained a 3.5 cumulative GPA and met other conditions. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lenny McGavin of Jim Thorpe and the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edgar A. Poe Jr. of Jim Thorpe.

Thursday, June 13, 2013
Ritter

Jenna B. Ritter of Palmerton, has accepted membership in the National Society of Collegiate Scholars (NSCS).

"NSCS is more than just a symbol of academic achievement. Membership gives students access to a number of amazing benefits including career and networking resources, scholarships, travel, and service projects both on campus and in the community," said Stephen E. Loflin, NSCS founder and chief executive officer.

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Bucknell University has conferred bachelor's and master's degrees to students who completed their graduation requirements during this past spring semester. Degrees were awarded May 19 for studies in liberal arts and professional programs in engineering, education, management and music.

Kelly R. Purcell, Barnesville, daughter of Terrance and Virginia Purcell of Barnesville, and a 2009 graduate of Mahanoy Area High School, graduated cum laude with a bachelor of science degree in neuroscience.

Thursday, June 13, 2013
Julian

Nickolas Julian of Lake Hauto has graduated from Saint Joseph's University in Philadelphia with a bachelor of science degree in biology with a concentration in psychology on May 11.

Julian graduated summa cum laude with a grade-point average of 3.91. He was inducted into the Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society and was the vice president of the Pre-Medical Honor Society. He has been named to the dean's list for four consecutive years while attending Saint Joseph's University.