Wednesday, November 26, 2014

News Makers

Friday, June 13, 2014

Carissa Sevrin of Lehighton has been awarded a Leadership Award at Morrisville State College.

She is an animal science-dairy major and is being awarded for her participation in a New York State and National Leadership Organization.

Morrisville State College is an action-oriented, interactive learning lab and is a national leader in technology.

Friday, June 13, 2014

Abigail Markovich of the White Bear section of Summit Hill graduated from The Pennsylvania State University on May 10.

She received her bachelor of arts with a major in psychology. Markovich also received a minor in human development and family studies.

Markovich has accepted a position with Kids Peace in Temple, Pa. at the Berks Campus, while pursuing her master's degree in school psychology.

She is the daughter of Jeffrey and Michelle Markovich of Summit Hill, granddaughter of Robert and Carol Grace of Summit Hill and the late James and Joanne Markovich of Lansford.

Friday, June 13, 2014

The following students have been named to the dean's list for the spring semester at Northampton Community College.

The honor is reserved for students who havecompleted a minimum of six credits and achieved at least a 3.5 grade point average on a 4.0 scale. The list includes:

Albrightsville: Nicole Fougere, Amber Marx, Nicole Murphy, Amanda Petrin, Danielle Santapaola, Karlie Towne, Jennifer White, Anthony Zangara

Andreas: Kendra Mateyak

Friday, June 13, 2014

University of Scranton faculty members were honored for their contribution toward enhancing the university community at a ceremony held during the spring semester.

Mary Jane Hanson, Ph.D., Lehighton, received the Excellence in Scholarly Publication Award.

A professor in the Nursing Department, she joined The University of Scranton faculty in 1996.

She has served as the director of the graduate program in nursing since then.

Friday, June 13, 2014

Air Force Airman Daniel R. Berger gradu-ated from Basic Military Training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas.

Berger completed an intensive eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness and basic warfare principals and skills.

Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate degree through the community college of the U.S. Air Force.

Berger is currently enrolled in the aircraft hydraulics apprentice program.

Monday, May 19, 2014

Julia Callavini of McAdoo and Danielle Eastgate of Palmerton were among 14 students in the Misericordia University biology program recently inducted into the Beta Beta Beta National Biological Honor Society recently.

TriBeta was founded in 1922 for students dedicated to improving the understanding and appreciation of biological study and extending boundaries of human knowledge through scientific research.

Monday, May 19, 2014

The Medical Imaging Department at Misericordia University recently held its annual Medical Imaging Senior Recognition Luncheon to celebrate the accomplishments of the graduating senior class and to induct students into the Misericordia University Alpha Chapter of Lambda Nu, the national honor society for the radiologic and imaging sciences.

Lauren Jankowski of Lehighton, was inducted into Lambda Nu.

Monday, May 19, 2014

Gregory N. Danchak Jr., son of Gregory and Thelma Danchak of Lansford, recently graduated from U.S. Army Basic and advanced infantry training at Fort Benning, Georgia.

At Fort Benning Pvt. Danchak, a 2013 Panther Valley High School graduate, studied military customs and history, with an emphasis on intense physical training, advanced weapons training, close quarters combat, hand-to-hand combat, combat tactic and targeting and operating a 120 mm and 60 mm mortar weapons system.

Monday, May 19, 2014

John Owens, son of Pat and Judy Owens of Nesquehoning, has been inducted into the international honor society, Beta Gamma Sigma at Clarion University.

Owens was one of 18 students who accepted the invitation to Beta Gamma Sigma membership. Students ranking in the top 7 percent of the junior class, top 10 percent of the senior class and top 20 percent of master's programs at schools accredited by the Advance Collegiate Schools of Business are eligible for an invitation to honor society membership.

Monday, May 19, 2014

Kristen Halenar of Summit Hillwas conferred the degree of bachelor ofscience in nursing at the spring commencement held in Eisenhower Auditorium on the Pennsylvania State University Campus, University Park on May 10. This was the inaugural commencement for the college, as the nursing program had previously been housed in the college of Health and Human Development.

A highly competitive major at Penn State, the BSN program admits only one of 10 applicants.

Halenar graduated with a 3.72 GPA having consistently attained the rank of dean's list throughout her four years.