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Ithaca College

Graduates announced

Ithaca College congratulates all December 2022 graduates.

Morgan Mullen, of Cherryville, graduated with a Bachelor of Science in business administration, and Sarah Sposito, of Northampton, graduated with a BFA Bachelor of Fine Arts in writing for film, TV and emerging media.

Founded in 1892, Ithaca College is a residential college dedicated to building knowledge and confidence through a continuous cycle of theory, practice and performance. Home to some 5,200 students, the college offers more than 70 degree programs in its schools of business, communications, humanities and sciences, health sciences and human performance and music, theater and dance.

Students, faculty and staff at Ithaca College create an active, inclusive community anchored in a keen desire to make a difference in the local community and the broader world. The college is consistently ranked as one of the nation’s top producers of Fulbright scholars, one of the most LGBTQ+ friendly schools in the country and one of the Top 10 colleges in the northeast.

Albright College

Dean’s list is announced

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

Walnutport: Olivia Lorah, majoring in history and secondary education; Sarah Shook, majoring in political science

Whitehall: Madison Lasko, majoring in biochemistry

Named a top national college by Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education, Albright College (founded 1856) is home to a diverse community of learners who cultivate integrity, curiosity, connection and resilience. Through learning experiences that engage a student’s creative and innovative capacities across all disciplines, both inside and outside of the classroom, an Albright College education guarantees that each student learns how to engage the world, understand the world and is prepared to make an impact on a rapidly changing world. Located in Reading, Albright is home to undergraduate students, adult learners and graduate students.

Cedar Crest College

Students named to dean’s list

Congratulations to the following students for making the dean’s list for the fall 2022 semester. The dean’s list recognizes students who have earned a GPA of 3.65 or higher in the academic semester.

Coplay: Caroline Rivera

Danielsville: Olivia Leitzel

Northampton: Sydnee Cooper, Suhail D’Acquisto, Emma Gundrum, Caitlin McCullough, Madison Watson

Walnutport: Brandi Cuth

Whitehall: Rachael Alulis, Haley Azar, Kaylee Azar, Stacy Bordes, Madelyn Chase, Khoula Jaber, Amber Ledford

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 from 2020 to 2023. 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 and from 2017 to 2020 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.

Wilkes University

Degrees awarded

Wilkes University awarded 305 bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees to winter graduates.

Coplay: Regina Ward, Master of Science in Education degree in education

Danielsville: Ashley Coughlin, Bachelor of Science degree in neuroscience

Northampton: Tori Gollie, Master of Science in Nursing degree in nursing; Ryan Leitch, Master of Science in Education degree in education; Carrie Saul, Master of Science in Education degree in education

Walnutport: Marissa Marsh, Master of Science in Nursing degree in nursing

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.

St. Francis University

Dean’s list is announced

Congratulations to Alexander Derkits, of Coplay, and Raine Korpics, of Walnutport, for being named to the dean’s list at St. Francis University. Derkits, majoring in exploratory studies, was among 838 students who earned a spot on one of the honors lists (president’s and dean’s) for the fall 2022 semester. Korpics, majoring in health science PA, was among 838 students who earned a spot on one of the honors lists (president’s and dean’s) for the fall 2022 semester.

To earn an honors list distinction, a student must have full-time status with a QPA of 4.0 (president’s) or 3.50 (dean’s) on 12 or more credits during a single semester, with no continuing or incomplete grades.

St. Francis University in Loretto is the oldest Catholic-Franciscan college in the United States. Its mission is to help students grow into compassionate, successful professionals through a culture of faith, generosity, respect, discovery and joy. The university offers traditional campus-based learning and competitive online and graduate degree offerings.