Wednesday, May 6, 2015

News Makers

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Army Guard Master Sgt. Lucille M. Gross has retired from the U.S. Army Guard after serving honorably for 33 years.

Gross was last serving as a human resources sergeant with the 213th Regional Support Group, Allentown.

She is the sister of Anna Deangelis of Schnecksville and Francis Gross of Allentown.

She is a 1979 graduate of Northwestern Lehigh High School, New Tripoli. She earned an associate degree in 2011 from Allied American University, Laguna Hills, California.

Friday, February 13, 2015

Emily H. Fannick was named to the dean's list for the fall 2014 semester at St. Joseph's University in Philadelphia.

She is a freshman majoring in clinical psychology.

A 2014 graduate of Marian Catholic, she is the daughter of Christine Fannick and David Fannick, both of Frackville.

Friday, February 13, 2015

Kayla Stanek, daughter of Frank and Michelle Stanek of Summit Hill, graduated summa cum laude from Kutztown University on Dec. 13 with a bachelor of science degree in elementary education, pre-kindergarten through fourth grade.

Her overall GPA was a 4.0.

While at Kutztown, Kayla was a member of the Association of Campus Events and the Kutztown University Dance Team.

Friday, February 13, 2015

Katie Kabana has been named to the dean's list for her fall semester at Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

She is a freshman, currently studying nutrition and plans to transfer to the nursing program in the fall.

Katie is a graduate of Panther Valley High School and is the daughter of Lisa Kabana of Lansford and John Kabana of Tamaqua.

She is the granddaughter of Arlene Potichko of Coaldale and John Anderson of Lansford, and Nancy Kabana of Tamaqua and the late Lawrence Kabana of Tamaqua.

Friday, February 13, 2015

North Greenville University in Tigerville, South Carolina, has recognized Sara Michelle Kocsis of New Tripoli for her academic accomplishments by naming her to the dean's list for the fall 2014 semester.

To qualify for the dean's list, students must maintain a 3.5 grade point average while taking a minimum of 12 hours.

Friday, February 13, 2015

Lauren Armbruster, of Lehighton, was named to the dean's list at Indiana University of Pennsylvania for fall 2014, attaining a 4.0 grade point average. She is majoring in criminology.

Lauren is a 2014 graduate of Lehighton Area High School and the daughter of Sherry (Wentz) Armbruster and Lonny Armbruster of Lehighton. She is the granddaughter of James and Shirley Wentz of Lehighton.

Friday, February 13, 2015

Anthony Farole, son of Danny and Nina Farole of Lehighton, received academic honors at Penn State by making the university's dean's list for the fall 2014 semester.

A junior at Penn State, University Park, Anthony is majoring in mechanical engineering. He is also involved in Formula SAE-Penn State's racing team, Lunar Lion, and THON, the world's largest student-run dance marathon that raises monies to help the fight against pediatric cancer.

Anthony is a 2012 graduate of Lehighton Area High School.

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Sarah Chidsey, a resident of New Tripoli, has been named to the fall 2014 dean's list at Texas State University.

To be named to the dean's list at Texas State, a student must earn a minimum grade-point average of 3.50 while carrying a class load of at least 12 semester hours.

Texas State is an emerging research university located in the Austin-San Antonio corridor on the edge of the Texas Hill Country. With an enrollment of 35,568 it is the largest campus in the Texas State University System.

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Mary Jane Hanson, Ph.D., of Lehighton, is among the nine University of Scranton faculty members who have been awarded development intersession grants for January 2015.

Dr. Hanson, professor of nursing, received a grant to study "The Theory of Planned Behavior Applied to Cigarette Smoking Intention Among High School Students."

A faculty member at the university since 1996, she earned her bachelor's degree from Cedar Crest College, and her master's degree and doctorate from the University of Pennsylvania.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Erin Fegley, a doctor of pharmacy major, was named to the dean's list at the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy for fall 2014 with a GPA of 3.44.

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 Fegle of New Ringgold, and Ron and Dorothy Yeakel of Andreas.