Saturday, November 1, 2014

News Makers

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Anthony Damiano, the son of Anthony and Bonita Damiano of Hometown, was recently named to the dean's list and the Northeast Conference Academic Commissioner's Honor Roll for student athletes for the fall 2013 semester at Saint Francis University.

A sophomore, Damiano is majoring in premedicine with a doctor of physical therapy track.

At school, he plays on the Saint Francis Red Flash Football Team, a Division 1 FCS member, as a fullback; and is a member of the Uplifting Athlete, a nonprofit organization to raise awareness and funds for a rare disease.

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Misericordia University, Dallas, recently recognized the 10th graduating class from the Diagnostic Medical Sonography Certificate Program during the annual certificate presentation ceremony on campus.

Seventeen students completed the 18-month academic program, which includes classroom and clinical instruction. The sonography program more commonly referred to as ultrasound is designed for adult or nontraditional learners who possess the necessary prerequisites.

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Lauren Armbruster of Lehighton has been selected for the Sutton Scholars academic achievement scholarship program at Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

"Sutton Scholars are an elite group," said Michael Husenits, IUP director of Admissions. "We've established this program to recognize the best of our freshman applicants, ones who have very strong academics and outstanding promise."

Students must apply to be considered for the program and are chosen following an on-campus competitive interview process.

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Two students from the TIMES NEWS area recently graduated from Shippensburg University.

They are:

Nathaniel D. Schmidt, Jim Thorpe, bachelor of science

Connor W. Trainer, Andreas, bachelor of science

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Area students named to the dean's list for the fall semester at Shippensburg University include:

Jim Thorpe: Beniamino Mazzella, Samantha Rimbey, Nathaniel Schmidt, Kayla Strohl

Slatington: Stephanie Pryor

Brodheadsville: Erin Dougherty

Kunkletown: Danielle Goldberg, Kelly Moriarty

Saylorsburg: Diane Klapatch, Kellie Wasco

Reeders: Jordan Krom

Walnutport: Michael Hock, Jill Petruccelli, Stephanie Reynolds

Mahanoy City: Ciara Mateyak, Molly Yanchuck

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

The following local residents earned dean's honors standing for the fall semester of the 2013-2014 school year at Moravian College in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.

Ÿ Francesca Caruso, class of 2017, Albrightsville

Ÿ Brianna Walck, class of 2015, Bowmanstown

Ÿ Hilary Reis, class of 2014, Jim Thorpe

Ÿ Kayla Poole, class of 2014, Lansford

Ÿ Peter Petrack, class of 2016, Lehighton (18235).

Ÿ Michelle Rickert, class of 2016, Lehighton

Ÿ Logan Stano, class of 2014, Nesquehoning

Ÿ Natalie Herb, class of 2016, New Tripoli

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Shannon Phillips, daughter of Karen Phillips of Lansford and Todd Phillips of Weatherly, has been named to the dean's list for the fall semester at Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

Shannon is a 2012 graduate of Panther Valley High School. She is a sophomore majoring in criminology. Her GPA for the fall semester was a 3.61.

She is the granddaughter of Dave and Roberta Spence of Lansford and the late Christine Phillips of Summit Hill.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Damian Francis Richards of Jim Thorpe was recently named to the dean's list at Bloomsburg University for the fall 2013 semester after completing the term with a 3.9 GPA.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

The United States Achievement Academy has announced that Gregory Venuto of Lehighton has been recognized for academic achievement as a United States National Honor Student Award winner.

Gregory, who attends Lehighton Area Middle School, will appear in the achievement academy's official yearbook, which is published annually.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Army Pvt. Justin Fox has graduated from basic infantry training at Fort Benning, Columbus, Ga.

During the nine weeks of training, the soldier received training in drill and ceremonies, weapons, map reading, tactics, military courtesy, military justice, physical fitness, first aid, and Army history, core values and traditions.

Additional training included development of basic combat skills and battlefield operations and tactics, and experiencing use of various weapons and weapons defenses available to the infantry crewman.

Fox is the son of Jean White of Lehighton.