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Albright College

Rodgers earns dean’s list

Cameron Rodgers, of Northampton, has been named to the spring 2021 dean’s list at Albright College. A graduate of Northampton Area High School, Rodgers studied business administration: economics and finance during the spring semester.

To be eligible for the dean’s list, Albright students must earn a GPA of 3.75 or better while taking a minimum of three letter-graded courses during a semester.

Founded in 1856, Albright College is a diverse community of learners cultivating integrity, curiosity, connection and resilience. The college’s flexible curriculum encourages students to combine and cross majors to create individualized academic programs. Close faculty mentorship and numerous experiential learning options create opportunities for Albright graduates to exceed their own expectations. Located in Reading, Albright enrolls more than 1,800 full-time undergraduates and 700 adult learners and graduate students.

University of Hartford

Kleintop named to president’s honors, dean’s lists

The University of Hartford is pleased to announce Leah Kleintop, of Coplay, has been named to its president’s honors list and the dean’s list for spring 2021.

Spread across seven dynamic schools and colleges, the university has been guiding the purpose and passion of students for more than six decades. On the 350-acre campus alongside Connecticut’s capital city, approximately 4,600 undergraduate and 2,000 graduate students representing 49 states and 47 countries come together for a common purpose - to collaborate across different disciplines, diversify perspectives and broaden worldviews. The four-year private university is focused on advancing the public good through meaningful connections within our communities. The unique approach to comprehensive education gives the critical perspectives that lead to impactful change, regionally and beyond. With degree programs spanning the arts, humanities, business, engineering and technology, education and health professions, the university focuses on doing the work that matters.

Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine

Koch receives white coat

Theresa Anne Koch, of Whitehall, was among the 115 new medical students who received their white coat and took an oath during ceremonies held by Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine Aug. 7.

The Class of 2025 future doctors participated in a ceremony, held in virtually every other medical school in the nation, designed to welcome new medical students into the profession. Students recited an oath acknowledging their responsibilities as future physicians and their obligations to future patients. Then they were cloaked with the white coat - the mantle of the medical profession.

White coats were provided by The Stanley J. Dudrick, M.D., and Alan G. Goldstein Endowed Fund.

Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine is a member of the Geisinger family. Geisinger Commonwealth offers a community-based model of medical education with campuses in Danville, Doylestown, Scranton, Sayre and Wilkes-Barre. Geisinger Commonwealth offers Doctor of Medicine degrees and a portfolio of graduate degrees. The school’s innovative curriculum, focused on caring for people in the context of their lives and their community, attracts the next generation of physicians and scientists from within its region, as well as from across the state and the nation. Geisinger Commonwealth is committed to nondiscrimination in all employment and educational opportunities.

University of Rhode Island

Wagner graduates

Paighton Wagner, of Bath, received a Bachelor of Science in animal science and technology, cum laude, from the University of Rhode Island. The school celebrated more than 4,000 of its newest alumni during the university’s 135th commencement. More than 3,700 undergraduate degrees and 680 graduate degrees were conveyed to students during nine individual ceremonies held May 21-23.

Students who received the honor summa cum laude graduated with a cumulative GPA of at least 3.7; students who received the honor of magna cum laude graduated with a GPA of at least 3.5; and students who received the honor of cum laude graduated with a GPA of at least 3.3.

Founded in 1892, the University of Rhode Island is the principal public flagship research and graduate institution in Rhode Island. Competitive and highly regarded, its 14,500 undergraduate students and more than 2,250 graduate students represent 48 states and 76 countries across the globe. With 203 academic programs, URI offers its undergraduate, graduate, and professional students distinctive educational opportunities designed to meet the global challenges of today’s world and the rapidly evolving needs of tomorrow.

NCC

Sonography Class of 2021 holds pinning ceremony

The Northampton Community College Diagnostic Medical Sonography Class of 2021 held its pinning ceremony Aug. 14 to mark the completion of the two-year program. This ceremony officially registered these students as diagnostic sonographers.

Local students include Stephanie Johnson, of Northampton, and Vanessa Gavigan, of Walnutport.

With an enduring commitment to the regional community it serves and a focus on student success, Northampton Community College has developed a reputation as an institution of extraordinary distinction, earning accolades at the state and national levels for innovative programs, outstanding faculty and impressive student achievements. It counts among its successful alumni a four-time Pulitzer Prize winner and an Academy Award winning director as well as a host of CEOs, presidents and leaders of business and industry. Today, Northampton Community College has locations in Bethlehem, Southside Bethlehem, Easton and Monroe County, serving 30,000 students each year from 53 counties, 42 countries and 25 states.

DeSales University

Dean’s list announced

DeSales University students have been named to the summer 2021 dean’s list. To qualify for dean’s list, a student must have a minimum 3.5 GPA on no fewer than 12 credit hours.

Bath: Alyssa Golomb

Coplay: Christin Delahay

Northampton: Mandy Gero, Bethany Skrapits

Whitehall: Dominic Sinatore

DeSales University, in Center Valley, is a private, coeducational, four-year liberal arts Salesian, Catholic university, under the leadership of the Oblates of Saint Francis de Sales. Founded in 1965, the 550-acre suburban campus is located 50 miles north of Philadelphia and about 90 miles southwest of New York City. A total enrollment of nearly 3,500 includes undergraduate day and evening students and graduate students. DeSales has approximately 135 full-time faculty members and offers more than 40 bachelor’s degrees, 12 graduate programs and more than 20 certificate programs in a wide range of disciplines, many of which can be completed fully online.

Southern New Hampshire University

President’s list announced

Southern New Hampshire University congratulates the students named to the summer 2021 president’s list.

Full-time students who earned a minimum GPA of 3.7 and above are named to the president’s list. Full-time status is achieved by earning 12 credits; undergraduate day students must earn 12 credits in fall or spring semester; and online students must earn 12 credits in either EW1 and EW2, EW3 and EW4 or EW5 and EW6.

Catasauqua: Gregory Cunningham

Coplay: Zachary Eisenhard

Northampton: Jason Kula

Whitehall: Amanda Laflair

Southern New Hampshire University is a private, nonprofit institution with an 89-year history of educating traditional-aged students and working adults. Now serving more than 150,000 learners worldwide, SNHU offers approximately 200 accredited undergraduate, graduate and certificate programs, available online and on its 300-acre campus in Manchester, NH. Recognized as the “Most Innovative” regional university by U.S. News & World Report and one of the fastest-growing universities in the country, SNHU is committed to expanding access to high quality, affordable pathways that meet the needs of each learner. Learn more at snhu.edu.

Southern New Hampshire University

Knight, Zechman earn dean’s list

Colleen Knight, of Walnutport, and Kyle Zechman, of Whitehall, have been named to Southern New Hampshire University’s summer 2021 dean’s list. Eligibility for the dean’s list requires a student accumulate an academic GPA of 3.5-3.699 and earn 12 credits for the term.

Southern New Hampshire University is a private, nonprofit institution with an 89-year history of educating traditional-aged students and working adults. Now serving more than 150,000 learners worldwide, SNHU offers approximately 200 accredited undergraduate, graduate and certificate programs, available online and on its 300-acre campus in Manchester, NH. Recognized as the “Most Innovative” regional university by U.S. News & World Report and one of the fastest-growing universities in the country, SNHU is committed to expanding access to high quality, affordable pathways that meet the needs of each learner.

Wilkes University

Gusick, Solomon graduate

Taryn Gusick, of Northampton, and Samantha Solomon, of Catasauqua, received Master of Science degrees in education at Wilkes University’s summer commencement ceremony Sept. 12. The University awarded nearly 300 bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees at the event held in the Arnaud C. Marts Center, 274 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre.

Wilkes University is a private, independent, nonsectarian institution of higher education dedicated to academic and intellectual excellence through mentoring in the liberal arts, sciences and professional programs. Founded in 1933, Wilkes is on a mission to create one of the nation’s finest doctoral universities, offering all of the programs, activities and opportunities of a large university in the intimate, caring and mentoring environment of a small college, open to all who show promise. The Brookings Institution ranked Wilkes 14th in the nation for middle-class mobility. In addition to 45 majors, Wilkes offers 24 master’s degree programs and five doctoral/terminal degree programs, including the doctor of philosophy in nursing, doctor of nursing practice, doctor of education, doctor of pharmacy and master of fine arts in creative writing.

LCCC

Dean’s list announced

Lehigh Carbon Community College (LCCC) has announced the dean’s list for the summer 2021 semester. Students with an academic GPA of at least 3.5 achieve dean’s list status.

Bath: Steven Ferencze Jr.

Catasauqua: Mellissa Boemio, Mianaret Castillo, Erin Elnemr, Jason Hoch, Janelle Yarde

Coplay: Noah Borgman, Lorel Gallina, Gabriel Guzy, Michael Guzy, Dominick Lentz, Veronica Trask, Alyssa Werner

Danielsville: Wendy Fritz, Lauren Pitts

Northampton: Erika Peters

Walnutport: Adiah Amadou, Megan Farkas and Jaelese Vargas

Whitehall: Andrew Barrersi, Yssa Bassa, Callie Clayton, Kassidy Cunningham, Madison Dise, Carl Dreibelbis, Autumn Drovich, Nicole Fix, Lenny Gomez, Joseph Hana, Michaela Hendricks, Olivia Herzog, Michael Howell, Ulrich Kanga, Nancy Lin, Ruth Masira, Catherine McMurtrie, Jeremy Onsinyo, Avery Pissani, Madeline Rodriguez, Kinda Salloum, Kevin Thomas, Exzavier Torres

Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine

Nemes earns degree

Kaitlyn Nemes, of Northampton, was among the 67 graduates to receive a Master of Biomedical Sciences degree from Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine during ceremonies held July 31.

The MBS Class of 2021 attended classes entirely online, a format that attracted students from distant states like California, Texas and Arizona, as well as Canada. The ceremony was held virtually to accommodate all graduates.

Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine is a member of the Geisinger family. Geisinger Commonwealth offers a community-based model of medical education with campuses in Danville, Doylestown, Scranton, Sayre and Wilkes-Barre. Geisinger Commonwealth offers Doctor of Medicine degrees and a portfolio of graduate degrees. The school’s innovative curriculum, focused on caring for people in the context of their lives and their community, attracts the next generation of physicians and scientists from within its region, as well as from across the state and the nation. Geisinger Commonwealth is committed to nondiscrimination in all employment and educational opportunities.