Monday, September 22, 2014

News Makers

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.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Lindsey Joy Seltzer of Franklin Township graduated from the St. Luke's School of Nursing program on Dec. 12, 2013, held at the Scottish Rite Cathedral in Allentown.

She attended the Student Nurses Association conference in North Carolina, serving as president for her chapter. She also received the Sandy Caruso Leadership Scholarship award given to a graduate who demonstrates leadership abilities and management potential.

Lindsey is the daughter of Keith and Diane Seltzer of Franklin Township, and the granddaughter of William Seltzer.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Eric R. Swankoski, son of Ray and Patty Swankoski, Coaldale, and grandson of Peggy and the late Joseph Rebarchak Hollywood and Irene and the late Raymond Swankoski Hazleton, has been named to the dean's list for the fall 2013 semester with a 3.68 grade point average at Fairleigh Dickinson University, Madison, N.J.

A 2013 graduate of Marian Catholic High School, Eric is majoring in Hotel and Hospitality Management and is a member of the Fairleigh Dickinson University Football and Golf team.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Coast Guard Seaman Karli I. Thomas graduated from the United States Coast Guard Training Center at Cape May, N.J. on Aug. 9. She is the daughter of Jeff and Renee Thomas of Jim Thorpe. She is a 2006 graduate of Marian Catholic High School.

She is third generation Coast Guard having followed in the footsteps of her grandfather, Cletus W. Milan and her uncle, Cletus A. Milan who is currently serving in the USCG.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Laura Walser, of Tamaqua,was among 24 members of the Susquehanna University community who participated in the university's SU CASA (Susquehanna University Central America Service Adventure) annual service-learning trip.

The trip took place from Dec. 29 to Jan. 12.

Program participants contributed in various ways to the communities they visited.

While staying in Nicaragua and Costa Rica, they were divided into three teams: vacation Bible school, construction and medical.

Friday, January 24, 2014

The following students in the TIMES NEWS coverage area have been named to the dean's list for the fall semester at Northampton Community College.

The honor is reserved for students who have completed a minimum of six credits and achieved at least a 3.5 grade point average on a 4.0 scale. They are:


Tawney Barthel, Ashley Gannon, Sean Helsel, Amanda Howardell, Eizel Inoa, Amber Marx, Jacqueline Palmieri, Amanda Petrin, Rashon Venable, Jennifer Volpe, Diane Walsh, Jennifer White, Anthony Zangara


Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Lock Haven University has announced students in the TIMES NEWS coverage area who achieved dean's list recognition for the fall 2013 semester. These students 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.

Students named to the dean's list include:

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Army Pfc. Thomas White has graduated from One Station Unit Training at the U.S. Army Infantry School, Fort Benning, Columbus, Ga. The training consisted of basic military training and advanced individual training.

During basic training, the trainee received instruction in drill and ceremonies, military customs and courtesies, map reading, tactics, basic rifle marksmanship, physical fitness, field training, and first aid skills. The recruit developed combat skills and handled various weapons available to the infantry soldier.

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Marlena Schnyder, of Slatington, earned a bachelor of arts degree in creative writing with a minor in English and art history from Susquehanna University in December.

Schnyder is the daughter of Troy and Sharon Schnyder.

Friday, January 17, 2014

Amy Yusella has been named to the dean's list at DeSales University for the fall 2013 semester. She is a sophomore psychology major.

A 2012 graduate of Panther Valley High School, Amy is the daughter of David and Debbie Yusella of Summit Hill, and the granddaughter of Peter and MaryAnn Yusella of Summit Hill and Anthony and Gloria Sebelin of Bozeman, Mont.