Thursday, November 27, 2014

News Makers

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.

Monday, June 30, 2014

The following students have recently graduated from Bloomsburg University:

Joseph Ferko, Lansford, sociology, bachelor of arts

Kayla Furmanchin, Weatherly, spec. ed, (PK-8)/EChild (PK-4)

Georgia Gaffney, Albrightsville, psychology, bachelor of arts

Katie Gillespie, Jim Thorpe, exercise science, master of science

Anthony Guzenski, Lehighton, economics, bachelor of arts

Ashley Kalage, Jim Thorpe, medical imaging, bachelor of science

Jacob Leitner, Tresckow, political science, bachelor of arts

Monday, June 30, 2014

Nicholaus German of Lansford graduated from Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology on May 10.

Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology is a two-year technical college that provides a free education to financially disadvantaged citizens of Pennsylvania, as well as serving tuition paying students.

Monday, June 30, 2014

Jerome Joseph Barron, son of Duane and Michelle Barron of Tamaqua, earned a doctor of osteopathic Medicine degree from Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine on June 1.

Commencement exercises were held at the Erie Insurance Arena in Erie.

This was LECOM's 18th commencement ceremony.

Following graduation, Jerome was promoted to the rank of captain in the United State Army. His residency will be completed at Fort Bragg in Fayetteville, N.C., his active duty station.

Monday, June 30, 2014

Jammie L. Vazquez of Albrightsville recently graduated from HACC, Central Pennsylvania's Community College, with the spring class of 2014.

Monday, June 30, 2014

Brad Hosler, son of Deb and Bud Hosler of Tamaqua, graduated from the Pennsylvania College of Technology with an associate degree in automotive technology. Commencement exercises were held May 17.

Named to the dean's list for the spring semester with a 4.0 grade point average, Hosler graduated with high honors.

He plans to return to Penn Tech in the fall in pursuit of a bachelor's degree in automotive technology.

Monday, June 30, 2014

Samantha Lynn Guth, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert F. Guth III of Tamaqua, graduated with high honors from Drexel University in Philadelphia, earning a bachelor of science in psychology with a minor in criminal justice.

She is a 2011 graduate from Tamaqua Area High School.

Samantha is furthering her education at Fairleigh Dickinson University to obtain a master's degree in forensic psychology.