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Harding University

Morse named to dean’s list

Grace Morse, of Whitehall, a senior studying communication sciences and disorders, is among more than 1,200 Harding University students included on the dean’s list for grades achieved during the fall 2022 semester. The dean’s list is published each semester by Dr. Marty Spears, university provost, honoring those who have achieved high scholarship. To be eligible, a student must be carrying 12 or more hours with a 3.65 or higher grade-point average and no incompletes.

Harding University is a private Christian university located in Searcy, Ark. Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, it is the largest private university in the state. Harding’s student body is made up of students representing 49 states and 55 nations and territories. The university offers more than 100 undergraduate majors, graduate and professional degrees at the master’s, specialist and doctoral level, as well as numerous international study offerings including locations in Australia, Latin America, England, France, Greece, Italy and Zambia.

Cedar Crest College

Degrees are awarded

Cedar Crest College congratulates these students who received their degrees in January 2023.

Bath: Eileen Gallagher, art

Northampton: Suhail D’Acquisto, early childhood education; Brielle Rigo, masters in education

Whitehall: Alyssa Jimenez, nursing; Jennifer Makowe, crime science

Located in Allentown, Cedar Crest College has been named 12 years in a row among the top colleges in the nation by U.S. News & World Report’s Best College Rankings and as a Top Performer on Social Mobility 2020-23. In 2020, the college was recognized as No. 5 among Washington Monthly’s national Master’s University Ranking and No. 17 Best Bang for Your Buck: Northeast.

In addition, the college was ranked nationally in the Council of Independent Colleges for educating women completing STEM bachelor’s degrees who go on to earn Ph.D.s 2017-20 as a Top 25 school for nontraditional students by Best College Reviews. Founded in 1867, Cedar Crest currently enrolls 1,400-plus students - full time, part time and graduate - in more than 50 fields of study.

University of Scranton

Students earn dean’s list

Local residents were among more than 1,600 students named to University of Scranton’s dean’s list for the fall 2022 semester.

The dean’s list recognizes students for academic excellence. A student must have a GPA of 3.5 or better with a minimum number of credit hours during the semester to make the dean’s list. The list includes students from the Jesuit university’s college of arts and sciences, Kania School of Management and Panuska College of Professional Studies.

Bath: Victoria J. Unangst, a senior criminal justice major in the college of arts and sciences

Coplay: Colin M. Bowers, a senior history major in the college of arts and sciences

Northampton: Hannah J. Werkheiser, a junior kinesiology major in the Panuska College of Professional Studies

Whitehall: Michael J. Gallo, a freshman political science major in the college of arts and sciences; Joseph M. Lisicky, a junior accounting major in the Kania School of Management

The University of Scranton is a Jesuit university located in Northeastern Pennsylvania.

Bucknell University

Contreras makes dean’s list

Bucknell University congratulates Aries Contreras, of Whitehall, for attaining dean’s list for outstanding academic achievement during the fall semester of the 2022-23 academic year.

A student must earn a GPA of 3.5 or higher on a scale of 4.0 to receive dean’s list recognition. Contreras is a Class of 2023 psychology major.

Commonwealth University-Lock Haven

Hicks named to dean’s list

Madison Hicks, of Catasauqua, has been named to the fall 2022 dean’s list at Commonwealth University-Lock Haven.

The dean’s list honor at Lock Haven recognizes the achievement of a scholastic average of 3.5 or higher in at least 12 semester hours of academic work, subject to letter grade evaluation, during the fall 2022 semester.