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Saturday, January 29, 2011

Immaculata University students Ariel Makowski of Kunkletown and Meagan Fritzgerald of Saylorsburg attained the dean's list for the 2010 fall semester. Immaculata University is a Catholic, coeducational institution, located 20 miles west of Philadelphia, south of intersection of routes 30 and 352, between Paoli and Exton.

Saturday, January 29, 2011
Kokinda

Air Force Airman Jacob M. Kokinda graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.

The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills.

Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.

He is the son of Elizabeth Kohr of Golf Road, Lebanon and Paul Kokinda of Abbott St., Lansford.

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Ryan Wentz of Palmerton, a sophmore at Millersville University, was selected for the fall 2010 Dean's list for the School of Science and Mathematics.

Ryan is the son of Tom and Fae Wentz.

Saturday, January 29, 2011
Serfass

Chad Serfass, son of Todd and Kathy Serfass of Lehighton received his Masters in Education degree from DeSales University on January 22. He graduated from DeSales University in 2007 with his BA in Elementary Education. Upon graduation he was immediately employed in the department of Student Affairs and was recently promoted to the Assistant Director for the DeSales Experience in Character and Leadership. The DeSales Experience is a program designed to integrate character and leadership development of the students over their four years at the university.

Friday, January 28, 2011

Michel Lindenmuth of Nesquehoning has been named to the dean's list at Mount Saint Mary's University, Emmitsburg, Md. for the fall 2010 semester.

Lindenmuth is a junior majoring in political science and minoring in history and sports management.

He is in the honors program at Mount Saint Mary's and a member of the Student Government Association Advisory Board.

Lindenmuth was one of several students who were recently selected to represent Mount Saint Mary's at the European Union Conference for college students in Georgetown, Washington, D.C.

Friday, January 28, 2011
Ruzicka

The Concourse Club of Palmerton's January Guiding Star is Jordan Cara Ruzicka, daughter of Debra and Robert Ruzicka of Palmerton. Her school activities include Mock Trial, FBLA, National Honor Society, Art Club and the Avenger newspaper. She is involved in Girl Scouts and is a very talented artist. Jordan is the oldest of five girls and works part time. Her interests are math, drawing, painting and architecture. Her future plans include attend Boston Architectural College.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Albright College, Reading, named the following students to the dean's list for academic achievement during the 2010-11 fall semester.

Named were:

Alura R. Benek of Summit Hill, sophomore, English/history/ secondary education major and graduate of Panther Valley High School.

Melissa A. Ervin, McAdoo, sophomore, business administration/management track major and a graduate of Marian Catholic High School.

Victoria L. Piscitelli, Coaldale, sophomore, accounting major and graduate of Panther Valley High School.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Army Reserve Spec. James K. Faust has been mobilized and activated at Joint Base Dix-McGuire-Lakehurst, N.J., in preparation for deployment to serve in support of either Operation New Dawn in the Iraqi Theater of Operations or Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan and the Southwest Theater of Operations. The soldier is a member of the 301st Psychological Operations Company, in San Diego, Calif.

Friday, January 21, 2011
Steigerwalt

Gregory Steigerwalt, a senior in the A.J. Palumbo School of Business Administration, has been named to the fall 2010 dean's list at Duquesne University. The dean's list recognizes full-time students who have maintained a 3.5 grade point average on a 4.0 scale. He attained a GPA of 3.94 for the semester.

Friday, January 21, 2011
Stanek

Kayla Stanek, daughter of Frank and Michelle Stanek of Summit Hill, has been named to the dean's list for the fall semester at Shippensburg University.

Kayla, a 2010 graduate of Marian Catholic High School, is a freshman majoring in elementary education.