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Friday, June 13, 2014

Local students who graduated from Northampton Community College on May 22 include:

Albrightsville:

Jacqueline Cicardo, AS; Rafael Descartes, AAS; Joshua Mendez, AA; Jennifer White, AAS

Blakeslee:

Elizabeth Clark, AA; Tiffany Elston, SD; Jessica Fitzgerald, AS; Raymona Nemours, AA; Linda Rivera, AAS; Marissa Sears, SD

Brodheadsville:

Jessica Bentzoni, AA; Forest Crowley, AAS; Sasha Loffio, AAS

Danielsville:

Dylan Buskirk, SD; Mark Cuth, AAS; Anna Emanoff, AA; Sarah Kies, SD; Marissa Luetten, AAS; Julia Weber, AA

Effort:

Friday, June 13, 2014

Lock Haven University has announced the students from the Times New's coverage area who achieved dean's list recognition for the spring 2014 semester.

The dean's honor list, prepared at the end of each semester, recognizes those students who have earned a GPA of at least 3.5 in a scale from 0 to 4.0 in a 12 hours of letter grades schedule.

Carbon County

Friday, June 13, 2014

Local students who have earned dean's list recognition at Norwich University in Northfield, Vermont for the spring 2014 semester are:

Ÿ Phillip Michael Slack of Albrightsville

Ÿ Zachary Michael of Walnutport

Norwich University is a diversified academic institution that educates traditional-age students and adults in a Corps of Cadets and as civilians.

Founded in 1819 by Captain Alden Partridge of the U.S. Army, Norwich University is the oldest private military college in the United States and the birthplace of the Reserve Officers' Training Corps.

Friday, June 13, 2014
Schweitzer

Zechariah Schweitzer of Lehighton has been recognized by the United States Achievement Academy as a student of excellence in leadership and honor roll.

Zechariah, an 11th-grade student at Lehighton Area High School, will appear in the United States Achievement Academy's official yearbook.

The yearbook is published nationally.

The academy recognizes students upon the recommendation of teachers, coaches, counselors and other qualified sponsors and upon the Standards for Selection set forth by the academy.

Friday, June 13, 2014
Hegarty-Murphy

Kellie Beth Hegarty-Murphy of Tamaqua received her doctorate last month in physical therapy from the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia.

She is the wife of Shane Murphy, daughter of Marian and Sean Hegarty and granddaughter of Lois Hegarty, all of Tamaqua. She is a 2006 graduate of Tamaqua Area High School.

Hegarty-Murphy completed a research study along with her faculty adviser entitled "Effects of a Group-Based Strength and Balance Training Exercise Program on Fall Risk in Community-Dwelling Older Adults" while at USciences.

Friday, June 13, 2014
Fahringer

Matthew Fahringer of Lehighton was named a Delta Epsilon Chi Scholar at the 69th Commencement of Kingswood University, located in Sussex, New Brunswick, Canada.

Nominated by the faculty of the university, Fahringer was awarded membership in Delta Epsilon Chi, the honor society of The Association for Biblical Higher Education based in Florida.

These students must excel academically, earning an average of not less than 3.3 in the four point system, and exhibit Christian character and leadership ability.

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
Markovich

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.