Monday, May 4, 2015

News Makers

Friday, March 6, 2015

James "Riley" McHugh, a freshmanin the College of Engineering, was named to the dean's list at Temple University for fall 2014 with a GPA of 3.58. He is enrolled in the electrical engineering program and plans to concentrate on computer engineering.

In order to be eligible for the dean's list, students in the College of Engineering had to achieve a semester GPA of 3.53 or better. That threshold was determined by the top 16 percent of all student GPAs in the College of Engineering over the previous five years.

Friday, March 6, 2015

Katrina Zurawa of Jim Thorpe has been named to the Indiana University of Pennsylvania Academy of Culinary Arts Dean's Recognition List for academic excellence for the Fall 2014 semester.

The academy, located in Punxsutawney, is one of only 112 programs in the United States fully accredited by the American Culinary Federation, the maximum accreditation possible for culinary programs in the United States.

Friday, March 6, 2015

Heritage Hill Senior Community has announced the advancement of Mary Jane Montefour, RN to Memory Care director of its Shepherd's Garden Daybreak Program.

Montefour recently graduated magna cum laude from Lehigh Carbon Community College with a degree as a registered nurse.

A member of the Heritage Hill "Care Team" for the past three years, her new role is to bring Shepherd's Garden to new heights during an age where memory care has affected the lives of so many across this nation.

Friday, March 6, 2015

Kyle Snyder, Slatington, was recognized for his academic achievements at his recent graduation from Universal Technical Institute in Exton, the leading provider of post-secondary education for students seeking careers as professional automotive, diesel, collision repair, motorcycle and marine technicians.

Friday, March 6, 2015

Mikayla A. Krupa of Palmerton was named to the Pennsylvania College of Technology dean's list with a 3.571 GPA for the fall 2014 semester.

She is a freshman at Penn College, majoring in dental hygiene pursuing an associates of applied science degree.

She is a 2014 graduate of Palmerton Area High School.

Mikayla is the daughter of Michael and Sherry Krupa of Palmerton.

Friday, March 6, 2015

Samantha A. Mason of Jim Thorpe, graduated from the Western Michigan University Thomas M. Cooley Law School on Jan. 25 with her juris doctor's degree.

While there Samantha earned a Certificate of Merit in Law Office Management and was recognized by her peers with a Leadership Award.

Samantha is also a 2010 graduate of Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania with a BSBA in finance, and a 2006 graduate of Marian Catholic High School.

She is the daughter of Richard and Jayne Mason, also of Jim Thorpe.

Friday, March 6, 2015

Dakota Krapf, son of Lori Trevorah and Raymond Patrick of Tamaqua and the late Harry Krapf Jr., has been named to the dean's list for the Fall semester at West Virginia University. The 2010 graduate of Tamaqua Area High School is majoring in Marketing, with a minor in Communication Studies.

He is a student at WVU's College of Business and Economics and is the grandson of Albert and Rae Ann Trevorah of Tamaqua.

Friday, March 6, 2015

Kelsey Hunsicker of Lehighton was among students at The University of Scranton who were recently recognized for outstanding academic achievement at an awards ceremony held on campus.

Frank O'Hara Awards recognize graduate students with the highest grade point average at approximately the mid-point of their master's degree programs in each of the university's graduate programs for the 2013-2014 academic year.

The award is named in honor of the late Frank O'Hara who served the university for 53 years in various administrative positions.

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Catrina Strubinger, a 2014 Lehighton Area High School graduate, was placed on the dean's list for the fall semester at Rider University, Lawrenceville, New Jersey, with a 4.0 GPA.

She is majoring in public relations with a minor in web design. At Rider she is a member of their Division 1 cheerleading squad, treasurer of the Public Relations Student Society of America, a member of the Alpha Lambda Delta National Honor Society and a member the Emerging Leaders in Event Planning Club.

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Kyle Higgins was named to the dean's list at Lehigh University, Bethlehem, for the 2014 fall semester.

He is a freshman majoring in physics. He is a 2014 graduate of Lehighton Area High School.

Kyle is the son of Carol and Brian Higgins of Lehighton, and the grandson of Kenneth and Nancy Higgins of Lehighton and Anthony and Kathleen Chimarys of Northampton.