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James Madison University

Schmeckenbecher is named to dean’s list

Whitehall resident Graydon Schmeckenbecher has been named to the dean’s list at James Madison University for the fall 2022 semester. Students who earn dean’s list honors must carry at least 12 graded credit hours and earn a GPA of between 3.5 and 3.899. Schmeckenbecher is majoring in political science for a Bachelor of Arts degree.

Founded in 1908, James Madison University is a public university located in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley. JMU is one of the nation’s leading lights in higher education, where students enjoy engaging relationships with world-class faculty who drive education innovation and support advanced research. With state-of-the art amenities and facilities, students have access to NCAA Division 1 athletics.

Muhlenberg College

Dean’s list is announced

Congratulations to the following local students for being named to Muhlenberg College dean’s list for the fall 2022 semester.

Muhlenberg College students and Muhlenberg College School of Continuing Studies students with a term GPA of 3.5 or higher were recognized for this academic achievement.

Bath: Isabella Mohrey

Catasauqua: Connor McCully

Northampton: Trey Miletics, John Sankari, Francine Singh-Towler, Kristin Smith

Walnutport: Katelyn Graver

Whitehall: Emily Felix, Anna-Maria Haddad, Vivian Jaber, Elie Khalil, Caitlin Kier, Gabriel Madera Munoz, Christie Millan, Emely Minaya De La Cruz, Avery Pissani, Elizabeth Rosario, Batool Salloum, Amanda Sodl, Jacqueline Szlagiewicz, George Yacoub, Serena Younes,

Founded in 1848, Muhlenberg is a highly selective, private, four-year residential, liberal arts college offering baccalaureate and graduate programs.

With an enrollment of approximately 2,200 students, Muhlenberg College is dedicated to shaping creative, compassionate, collaborative leaders through rigorous academic programs in the arts, humanities, natural sciences and social sciences; selected preprofessional programs, including accounting, business, education and public health; and progressive workforce-focused post-baccalaureate certificates and master’s degrees. Located in Allentown, Muhlenberg is a member of the Centennial Conference, competing in 22 varsity sports. Muhlenberg is affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.

Western Carolina University

Hetherington named to lists

Congratulations to Lucas Hetherington, of Whitehall, for being named to Western Carolina University’s fall 2022 chancellor’s list and dean’s list.

Hetherington was among more than 2,000 students, for each list, to achieve this honor. To qualify for the chancellor’s list, students must earn a GPA of 3.8 or higher while completing a minimum of 12 credit hours. To qualify for dean’s list, students must earn a GPA of 3.5 or higher while completing a minimum of 12 credit hours.

As the westernmost institution in the University of North Carolina System, WCU attracts students from around the globe for its nationally ranked programs, affordability through NC Promise and exceptional student support. Recognized as a top adventure college and surrounded by the Blue Ridge and Great Smoky Mountains, students can explore the region’s vast natural diversity through unrivaled experiential learning and recreational activities.

Offering residential, hybrid and online programs for undergraduate and graduate degrees at our main campus in Cullowhee, WCU in Asheville located at Biltmore Park and wherever students are through distance learning.

Hofstra University

Apple earns dean’s list

Lexi Apple, of Northampton, excelled during the fall 2022 semester at Hofstra University, achieving a GPA of at least 3.5 to earn a spot on the dean’s list. Apple’s major is psychology.

Hofstra University is an internationally ranked and recognized private university in Hempstead, N.Y. Hofstra is a dynamic community of nearly 11,000 students dedicated to civic engagement, academic excellence and becoming leaders in their communities and their careers.

The campus is a leafy oasis just a quick train ride away from New York City and all its cultural, recreational and professional opportunities. We offer small classes and personal attention, with the resources, technology and facilities of a large university. Students can choose from more than 165 undergraduate program options and 175 graduate program options in the liberal arts and sciences, education, health professions and human services, the Peter S. Kalikow School of Government, Public Policy and International Affairs, the Fred DeMatteis School of Engineering and Applied Science, the Frank G. Zarb School of Business, the Lawrence Herbert School of Communication, the Maurice A. Deane School of Law, the Hofstra Northwell School of Nursing and Physician Assistant Studies and the Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell.

Commonwealth University-Bloomsburg

Students named to dean’s list

Commonwealth University-Bloomsburg congratulates the more than 1,870 students who were named to the fall 2022 dean’s list. To qualify for dean’s list, a student must earn a GPA of 3.5 or higher (based on 4.0) during the semester.

Bath: Tyrus Bahrman, a technical leadership Bachelor of Applied Science major; Autumn Orlando, an environmental, geographical and geological sciences Bachelor of Science major; Emma Tomaro, a psychology Bachelor of Arts major

Catasauqua: Jacob Sperlbaum, an English Bachelor of Arts major

Cherryville: Brady Rimple, a business administration-management Bachelor of Science in Business Administration major

Coplay: Ethan Holub, an English Bachelor of Arts major; Lindsey Hujsa, a pre-social work major; Logan Merkle, an early childhood (preK-grade 4)/deaf or hard of hearing Bachelor of Science in Education major; Coral Shivok, a nursing Bachelor of Science in Nursing major; Ashley Young, a speech pathology audiology Bachelor of Science major

Northampton: Taylor Kranzley, a criminal justice Bachelor of Arts major; Caroline Marzano, a special education (preK-grade 12)/early childhood (preK-grade 4) major; Duane Milnes, a chemistry Bachelor of Science major; Dominick Parker, an environmental, geographical and geological sciences Bachelor of Science major; Paige Sommers, an early childhood (preK-grade 4) Bachelor of Science in Education major; Abigail Stoudt, a mass communication Bachelor of Arts major

Walnutport: Madison Davis, a criminal justice Bachelor of Arts major; Mackenzie Geisner, an environmental, geographical and geological sciences Bachelor of Science major; Aaron Rudolph, a mathematics Bachelor of Arts major

Whitehall: Najib Chiki, a technical leadership Bachelor of Applied Science major; Taylor Levan, a business administration in finance Bachelor of Science in Business Administration major

The integration of Bloomsburg, Lock Haven and Mansfield universities under the banner of Commonwealth University is a bold investment in the communities and people of Pennsylvania. The mission is to expand high-quality, affordable academic opportunities to support the needs of all learners.

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Dean named to dean’s list

Worcester Polytechnic Institute announced Stephanie Dean, of Coplay, a member of the Class of 2025, majoring in civil engineering (Bachelor of Science), was named to the university’s dean’s list for academic excellence for the fall 2022 semester.

A total of 2,069 undergraduate students achieved the criteria required for WPI’s fall 2022 dean’s list. The criteria for this list differs from that of most other universities as WPI does not compute a GPA. Instead, WPI defines the dean’s list by the amount of work completed at the A level in courses and projects.

WPI, a global leader in project-based learning, is a distinctive, top-tier technological university founded in 1865 on the principle that students learn most effectively by applying the theory learned in the classroom to the practice of solving real-world problems. Recognized by the National Academy of Engineering with the 2016 Bernard M. Gordon Prize for Innovation in Engineering and Technology Education, WPI’s pioneering project-based curriculum engages undergraduates in solving important scientific, technological and societal problems throughout their education and at more than 50 project centers around the world. WPI offers more than 70 bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs across 18 academic departments in science, engineering, technology, business, the social sciences and the humanities and arts. Its faculty and students pursue groundbreaking research to meet ongoing challenges in health and biotechnology; robotics and the Internet of things; advanced materials and manufacturing; cyber, data and security systems; learning science; and more.