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Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Paul J. Kattner, of Jim Thorpe, graduated with a bachelor of science degree in crime and justice from Albright College June 12.

Kattner was a member of the college's Accelerated Degree Completion Program. The program is designed for the working adult student to complete a bachelor's degree in approximately 24 months while attending one evening of classes per week.

Since the program's inception in 1997, the college has expanded it to nine regional classroom locations serving 10 counties throughout eastern and central Pennsylvania.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010
Erin Rupell

Erin Rupell, of Lehighton, was named to the dean's list at Elmira College in Elmira, N.Y. for the spring 2010 semester.

Rupell is a biology/pre-dentistry major and a member of the Tri-Beta Biology Honor Society. She also serves as a resident assistant at the college, and is an active member of the Soaring Eagles women's basketball and softball teams.

Erin is the daughter of John and Rhonda Rupell of Lehighton. She is the granddaughter of Melvin and Maryann Muffley of Lehighton and John and Patricia Rupell of Palmerton.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010
Sheckler

Bonnie Sheckler graduated May 24 from Lehigh University in Bethlehem with a master of education in special education degree.

While attending school, Sheckler worked for Lehigh University's Transition and Assessment program. Before that, she worked for the former J.E. Morgan Knitting Mills for 23 years before returning to school. She graduated magna cum laude, June 2006, from Albright College in Reading, with a bachelor of science in psychology degree.

Sheckler is married to Jim Thorpe Borough Councilman, Kyle Sheckler. They reside in Jim Thorpe.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Navy Seaman Recruit Edward L. Parliman, III, son of Debra A. and Edward L. Parliman of Lehighton, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill.

During the eight-week program, Parliman completed a variety of training which included classroom study and practical instruction on naval customs, first aid, firefighting, water safety and survival, and shipboard and aircraft safety. An emphasis was also placed on physical fitness.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

The following area residents were recently graduated from La Salle University in Philadelphia:

Benjamin Walbert of Jim Thorpe received a bachelor of art in psychology.

Christy Kroboth of Lehighton received an MSN in adult nurse practitioner.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Gina Heintzelman, daughter of Christine Heintzelman of Summit Hill, earned dean's list standing for the 2009-2010 spring semester at Moravian College in Bethlehem.

Students who carry three or more course units during a fall or spring term and attain a GPA for the term of 3.5 or higher are placed on the dean's honor list.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Air Force Staff Sgt. Shawn M. Hodge has deployed to Balad, Iraq, to serve in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. The servicemember is regularly assigned to the 20th Equiptment Maintenance Squadron, at Shaw Air Force Base, Sumter, S.C.

Thursday, August 19, 2010
Maloney

Kaitlin Maloney, a 2009 graduate of Lehighton Area High School, has been named to the dean's list at Temple University for the spring 2010 semester.

Maloney, a dual political science (prelaw) and English major, is a member of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars. During the semester, she was also inducted as aDiamond Leader byTemple's Office of Leadership Development.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Jennifer Yurick, daughter of Theresa and the late Paul Yurick Jr. of Summit Hill, has been named to the dean's list for the spring semester at Kutztown University.

A 2007 graduate of Panther Valley High School, she is majoring in elementary education with a concentration in math.

Yurick is the granddaughter of Thomas and Joan Shober of Nesquehoning and Paul and Frances Yurick of Summit Hill.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Ashley Yurick, daughter of Theresa and the late Paul Yurick Jr. of Summit Hill, graduated cum laude from Bloomsburg University with a bachelor of science degree in elementary education.

She was on the dean's list for the spring semester and attained a GPA of 3.8.

Yurick is engaged to Shane Schirer of Beltzville and the mother of a one-year-old daughter named Madeline and is expecting her second child, a son, in September.

She is the granddaughter of Thomas and Joan Shober of Nesquehoning and Paul and Frances Yurick of Summit Hill.