Friday, July 21, 2017

News Makers

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Laureen DiMattia of Lehighton, an upcoming senior at Penn State University Main Campus, has been named to the dean's list for the spring semester.

She attained a 4.0 GPA and has been named to the dean's list all six semesters. She is majoring in psychology.

Laureen is a 2011 graduate of Lehighton Area High School and is the daughter of Mary Ann and Peter DiMattia, and the granddaughter of Peter Kupec of Lansford and the late Bernadine Kupec and Barbara DiMattia of Summit Hill and the late Peter DiMattia.

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Avery Day, daughter of Christopher and Kimberly Day of Jim Thorpe, has been named to the dean's list for the 2014 spring semester at Penn State University.

Avery is a 2013 graduate of Jim Thorpe Area High School and is majoring in elementary education.

Her GPA for the spring semester was 3.8.

Friday, July 18, 2014

Dennis M. Confer, son of Dennis and Lisa Confer of Tamaqua, graduated from the NASCAR Technical Institute in Mooresville, North Carolina.

Commencement ceremonies were held May 23.

Confer earned a 4.0 grade point average and was named to the directors honors list. A member of the Alpha Beta Kappa National Honor Society, he earned an "Excellent Attendance Award," was named Student of the Class and served on a NASCAR pit crew.

Friday, July 18, 2014

The following students were named to the dean's list at Shippensburg University for the spring semester:

Carbon County

Patrick J. O'Toole, Jim Thorpe; Samantha Rimbey, Jim Thorpe; Kayla D. Strohl, Palmerton; Alyssa M. Wentz, Palmerton.

Lehigh County

Jillian L. Onyskiw, New Tripoli; Stephanie Pryor, Slatington.

Monroe County

Friday, July 18, 2014

Nicole Michele Murlo graduated magna cum laude from Ursinus College with a bachelor of science degree in psychology during commencement exercises on May 16, on the college campus.

More than 350 students received bachelor's degrees.

While at Ursinus, Murlo was named to the dean's list; the Whitians, a women's honor society; and Psi Chi, the national honor society in psychology. As a Bonner Leader, she coordinated two community service sites.

Friday, July 18, 2014

Recents graduates from Shippensburg University include:

Carbon County

Brittany N. Arnold, BA, Lehighton; Alyssa M. Wentz, BS, Palmerton

Lehigh County

Nathan J. Kester, BS, New Tripoli; Stephanie Pryor, BA, Slatington

Northampton County

Michael R. Hock, BS, Walnutport

Jill N. Petruccelli, BS, Walnutport

Payton M. Vinson, BSW, Danielsville

Christopher S. Weidner, BS, Walnutport

Monroe County

Tyler G. Bellis, MS, Kunkletown

Danielle O. Goldberg, BSED, Kunkletown

Kelly J. Moriarty, BSW, Kunkletown

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Arthur J. "AJ" Argall, son of David and Beth Argall of Lake Hauto, graduated from the Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science at Columbia University with a master of science degree in electrical engineering.

A 2007 graduate of Tamaqua Area High School, Argall graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 2011 with a bachelor of arts degree biochemistry and a master of science degree in chemistry.

He was awarded a Fulbright Fellowship to conduct research at the University of Heidelberg in Germany.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Katie Eidem of Lehighton was named to the dean's list at Wells College in Aurora, New York, for the spring semester.

Katie graduated from Lehighton Area High School and is majoring in English with a concentration in creative writing.

The dean's list consists of students who earn at least a 3.5 grade point average for at least 12 hours of coursework in a given semester. About 32 percent of Wells students earned the honor during the spring semester.

Friday, July 11, 2014

Alex Rubin of Lehighton has been named to the dean's list at Lebanon Valley College, Annville, for the spring semester with a 3.5 GPA.

He recently completed his first year at the college and this is his second time named to the dean's list.

Alex is pursuing a bachelor of music in music recording technology. He was honored at LVC's Celebration of Student Success for making an impact on the campus as a new student.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Two students from Lehigh Career & Technical Institute in Schnecksville and a team from Carbon Career & Technical Institute in Jim Thorpe, won the nation's highest awards at the SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference. Industry leaders representing over 600 businesses, corporations, trade associations and unions recognized the students for their demonstrated excellence in 99 hands-on occupational and leadership contests, such as robotics, criminal justice, aviation maintenance and public speaking.