Thursday, August 21, 2014

News Makers

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Laura Walser of Tamaqua was among 76 Susquehanna University students named to the 2014 edition of Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges.

Walser joins this elite group of students, representing more than 2,500 institutions of higher learning from all 50 states, the District of Columbia and several foreign nations. Students are selected for this honor based on academic achievement, service to the community, leadership in extracurricular activities and potential for continued success.

Walser is a senior Spanish secondary education major at Susquehanna.

Thursday, March 6, 2014
Joshua Ambrose-Manness

Joshua Ambrose-Manness, son of Eleanor Marie Ambrose and William G. Manness of Tamaqua, has been honored by the United States Achievement Academy and named to the Who's Who in Leadership and Service for the 2013-2014 school year.

He is a junior at Tamaqua Area High School, who has been named to the honor roll throughout his school years.

The USAA offers its scholars the opportunity to apply for educational cash grants and scholarships. Student biographies are published in the USAA annual yearbook.

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Kaitlin Maloney, a juris doctorate candidate, has been named to the fall 2013 dean's list at Widener University School of Law in Wilmington, Del.

Maloney serves as the community service chairwoman for the George Read chapter of Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity International. In this capacity, she organized "The Jared Box Project," which collected and delivered over 50 gift boxes for terminally ill children at the A.I. DuPont Hospital for Children in Wilmington.

Maloney is also active in the Widener Women's Law Caucus.

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Avery Day, daughter of Christopher and Kimberly Day of Jim Thorpe, has been named to the dean's list for the fall semester at Penn State University.

Avery, a 2013 graduate of Jim Thorpe Area High School, is a freshman majoring in elementary education. Her GPA for the fall semester was a 3.69.

Monday, February 24, 2014

Alexia Follweiler, daughter of Michael and Brenda Follweiler of New Ringgold, and granddaughter of Raymond "Jack" Follweiler of Slatington, has been named to the fall 2013 semester dean's list at Lycoming College in Williamsport.

Alexia is a junior biology major, on the anatomy and physiology track, with a psychology minor.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Brendan McGowan, son of Michele Martz of Hazleton and Tim and Donna McGowan of Barnesville, has been named to the dean's list for the fall semester at Temple University in Philadelphia. A 2012 graduate of Marian Catholic High School, he is a member of the Temple Owls football team.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Edinboro University, Edinboro, has announced the students who have been named to the dean's list for the fall 2013 semester.

Local students include Christian D. Gardiner of Summit Hill and Garrett M. Scott of Bowmanstown.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Eric M. Mason has been named to the dean's list at University of Maryland Eastern Shore for the fall 2013 semester.

Eric is a freshman PGA Golf Management major.

A 2013 graduate of Marian Catholic High School, Eric is the son of Rick and Jayne Mason of Jim Thorpe and the grandson of Bill and Nancy Mason of Jim Thorpe and Jane Eckert of Columbus, Ohio.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Four local students were named to Susquehanna University's dean's list for the fall 2013 semester.

The dean's list recognizes students who achieve a grade point average of 3.4 or higher out of a possible 4.0 for the semester. To qualify, students must complete a minimum of 12 semester hours.

Sarah Paluck, of Lake Hauto/Tamaqua, is a sophomore graphic design major. She is a 2012 graduate of Tamaqua High School and the daughter of Joseph and Lyn Paluck.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Laura R. McGavin, daughter of Jo Ann and Lenny McGavin of Jim Thorpe, graduated from the University of the Cumberlands, Williamsburg, Ky., in December with a bachelor of science degree in psychology. She was also named to the dean's list for the fall 2013 semester.

She is a 2009 graduate of Carbon Career & Technical Institute, where she was class salutatorian. She attended the Art Institute of Pittsburgh.

Laura is the granddaughter of Marilyn and Edgar A. Poe Jr. of Jim Thorpe.