Bucknell University has released the dean's list for outstanding academic achievement during the spring semester of the 2012-13 academic year. A student must earn a grade-point average of 3.5 or higher on a scale of 4.0 to receive dean's list recognition. Those students from the TIMES NEWS circulation area who met this standard are:

Emily J. Burger, Drums, daughter of Glen and Jane Burger of Drums, and a 2012 graduate of Marian Catholic High School, Tamaqua

Tyler J. Fulton, Freeland, son of Rachel and James Kuchar of Freeland, and John Fulton of Drums, and a 2012 graduate of MMI Preparatory School, Freeland

Daniel J. Haney Jr., Lehighton, son of Vicki Haney of Lehighton, and a 2010 graduate of Palmerton Area High School, Palmerton

Michael R. Hontz, New Tripoli, son of Michael and Mary Hontz of New Tripoli, and a 2011 graduate of Northwestern Lehigh High School, New Tripoli

Kelly R. Purcell, Barnesville, daughter of Terrance and Virginia Purcell of Barnesville, and a 2009 graduate of Mahanoy Area High School, Mahanoy City