Taylor Elizabeth Mele attained the dean's list in her first semester at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, with a GPA of 3.67.

Taylor is a 2011 graduate of Marian Catholic High School. She is currently enrolled in Duquesne's School of Education with a dual major of math and secondary education.

Taylor is the daughter of Angelo and Lori Mele of Lehighton and granddaughter of Angelo and Liz Mele of Nesquehoning.