Tuesday, December 1, 2015

News Makers

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Phillip Michael Slack of Albrightsville received a bachelor's degree in criminal justice from Norwich University at the May 9 commencement ceremony.

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Lock Haven University has released the names of students who achieved dean's list recognition for the spring 2015 semester.

The dean's honor list, prepared at the end of each semester, recognizes those students who have achieved academic distinction. To qualify for the dean's list, the student must have earned a GPA of at least 3.5 in 12 hours of letter grades.

Carbon County

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Katya Zeleniak recently graduated from St. Michael's School in Augusta, Maine.

Katya is the granddaughter of Mary Pituch and Victor Pituch of Lake Hauto and the late Rev. Basil Zeleniak of Mahanoy City. Katya achieved academic honors through all four quarters of the school year.

Her parents are Karen andDarryl Zeleniak of Litchfield, Maine. Darryl, an orthodontist, is a Marian Catholic High School graduate.

Katya will attend Kent's Hill Preparatory School in Readfield, Maine.

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Dakota Strohl, a freshman at Lebanon Valley College, was named to the dean's list for both the fall 2014 and the spring 2015 semesters with a 3.89 cumulative GPA.

Dakota is enrolled in the physical therapy program.

A 2014 graduate of Palmerton Area High School, Dakota is the son of Dennis and Denise Strohl.

Saturday, June 20, 2015

EmmaRose Boyle, daughter of Anthony and Annette Boyle of Andreas, graduated magna cum laude from Delaware Valley University this May with a bachelor of science degree in animal science, which she completed in just three years.

While attending DelVal, EmmaRose traveled to Ireland and Canada to further her studies.

On campus, she was a member of the Agricultural Honor Society Delta Tau Alpha, Bridle Club, DelVal's Ducks Unlimited Chapter and Rock Climbing Club. She was instrumental in the formation of the new Archery Club.

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Nicholas Frey, a 2014 Palmerton High School graduate, was placed on the dean's list for the fall and spring semesters at Alvernia University, Reading, with a 3.77 GPA.

He is majoring in Sports Management at Alvernia. He is a member of the Sports Management Association. Nick is also employed by their Intramural Athletic Board.

He is the son of Robert and Lisa Frey of Kunkletown and the grandson of Richard and Barbara Frey of Palmerton.

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Erin Fegley, a doctor of pharmacy major, was named to the dean's list at the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy for spring 2015 with a GPA of 3.58.

Selection for the award is based on completing and passing all courses with no grade below a "C" and attaining a GPA no lower than a 3.4.

She is a 2012 graduate of Tamaqua Area High School and the daughter of Donald and Ramona Fegley of New Ringgold.

She is the granddaughter of Don and Miriam Fegley of New Ringgold, and Ron and Dorothy Yeakel of Andreas.

Saturday, June 20, 2015

John Vasko of Palmerton graduated summa cum laude with departmental distinction from Albright College on May 24 with a bachelor of science degree in psychobiology and a minor in evolutionary studies.

He had the highest GPA of the graduating class and was named a Jacob Albright Scholar.

He was the advertising chair of Psi Chi, webmaster for Alpha Sigma Phi, co-editor in chief of The Albrightian, and member of both Alpha Epsilon Delta and Order of Omega.

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Army Pvt. Caleb M. Heller has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, South Carolina.

During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values, physical fitness, and received instruction and practice in basic combat skills, military weapons, chemical warfare and bayonet training, drill and ceremony, marching, rifle marksmanship, armed and unarmed combat, map reading, field tactics, military courtesy, military justice system, basic first aid, foot marches and field training exercises.

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Brianna Walck, daughter of Carl and Robin Walck of Bowmanstown graduated with a bachelor of arts degree with a major in business management from Moravian College in Bethlehem.

Walck was a member of Omicron Delta Epsilon, the Economics and Business Honor Society, as well as Aspiring Business Leaders and Entrepreneurs.

She was awarded the Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges award. While at Moravian, she made the dean's list five times.

Walck is a graduate of Palmerton Area High School.