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Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Kaly Ruth Lutz of Tamaqua, was awarded a master of science degree in physician assistant studies by Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine at their graduate programs commencement ceremony on July 31, at the Academy of Music in Philadelphia.

Lutz is the daughter of Holly Lutz of Tamaqua, and granddaughter of Kenneth and Ruth Lutz of Drums. She earned a bachelor of science degree in liberal studies science-math from West Chester University in 2008.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010
 Becker

AR Christa A. Becker recently completed boot camp at the Naval Recruitment Training Command in Great Lakes, Ill. During her time at the Command, Becker received the National Defense Medal, as well as the Navy Expert Pistol Medal.

Becker graduated from Commonwealth Connections Academy on June 10, and left for boot camp on June 16. While enlisted in the Navy, she will pursue a career in aviation. She is currently stationed in Pensacola, Fla.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010
McGinley

Ryan Thomas McGinley graduated from Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, on May 22 with a doctoral degree in pharmacy. Dr. McGinley has accepted a position with Walgreen's and relocated to Wilmington, N.C. in June.

McGinley is the son of Thomas and Rita McGinley of Jim Thorpe, and Cathy and Jeff Knees of Kentucky. Grandparents are Nancy McGinley, Jim Thorpe, and Gary and Joanne Anderson, Tamaqua.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010
Ziegenfus

Jaclyn Ziegenfus, daughter of Dolores and Scott Ziegenfus of Palmerton, was recently awarded the Nancy Cullen '76 Scholarship from Commonwealth Honors College at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

Ziegenfus was selected among students who demonstrate outstanding scholarship and participate in both Commonwealth Honors College and the UMass Minuteman Marching Band. The scholarship was established by university alumna Nancy Cullen to encourage and reward the dedication and commitment necessary to participate in both programs.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Navy Constructionman Kenneth E. Phillips, Jr, son of Karen L. Phillips of Walnutport, and Kenneth E. Phillips of Whitehall, recently began an almost five-month deployment to Afghanistan while assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 133, homeported at Naval Construction Battalion Center, Gulfport, Miss. NMCB-133's primary mission on deployment will be providing construction support to improve the living and working quarters for the 30,000 troops needed in Afghanistan.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Tiffany Klotz, daughter of Robert and Kelly Klotz of Lehighton, has been named to the dean's list for the Spring semester at Wilkes University, from where she graduated in May, majoring in psychology, with a minor in criminology and sociology. While at Wilkes, she completed internships with the State Correctional Institute: Retreat and Luzerne County Juvenile Probations.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010
Rachel Sverchek

Stephen and Rachel Sverchek of Lehighton were recently notified by their respective schools that they have attained the dean's list for the spring semester.

Stephen attends Duquesne University and is a student in the A.J. Palumbo School of Business with a major in marketing and a minor in entrepreneurship. He is currently an intern with Bridgestone/Firestone Tire Co. in Pittsburgh and recently completed additional company training at their U.S. headquarters in Chicago. Stephen will be graduating in May of 2011.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Brent Steven Mosser, formerly of Lake Hauto, Nesquehoning, has earned the degree of Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Education from The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio. Dr. Mosser has accepted a senior staff position as Director of Academic Support and Disability Services with Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland. Johns Hopkins is broadening and enhancing academic services for its undergraduates and Brent will be on the leading edge of that effort.

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.