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Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Krupka makes dean’s list

Aleksander Krupka, of Bath, who is studying computer and systems engineering, has made the dean’s honor list for the spring 2023 semester at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, N.Y. Rensselaer’s dean’s honor list is compiled at the end of each semester to recognize undergraduate students who have completed 12 or more credit hours with a 3.5 grade-point average or better for that term.

During the course of almost two centuries, Rensselaer has a reputation for providing an education of undisputed intellectual rigor based on educational innovation in the laboratory, classroom and studio. The university offers degrees from five schools: engineering; science; architecture; humanities, arts and social sciences; and the Lally School of Management, as well as an interdisciplinary degree in information technology and web science. Institute programs serve undergraduates, graduate students and working professionals around the world.

Founded in 1824, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is America’s first technological research university. Rensselaer encompasses five schools, more than 30 research centers, more than 140 academic programs, including 25 new programs, and a dynamic community of more than 6,800 students and 110,000 living alumni. Rensselaer faculty and alumni include upward of 155 National Academy members, six members of the National Inventors Hall of Fame, six National Medal of Technology winners, five National Medal of Science winners and a Nobel Prize winner in physics. With nearly 200 years of experience advancing scientific and technological knowledge, Rensselaer remains focused on addressing global challenges with a spirit of ingenuity and collaboration.

Commonwealth University-Bloomsburg

Dean’s list is announced

Commonwealth University-Bloomsburg congratulates the nearly 2,000 students who were named to the spring 2023 dean’s list. To qualify for the dean’s list, a student must earn a GPA of 3.5 or higher (based on 4.0) during the semester.

Bath: Madison Miranda, Autumn Orlando, Emma Tomaro

Catasauqua: Donovan Ahart, Eli Fink, Matthew Smith

Cherryville: Brady Rimple

Coplay: Ethan Holub, Lindsey Hujsa, Logan Merkle, Coral Shivok, Ashley Young

Northampton: Kehley Kochan, Taylor Kranzley, Caroline Marzano, Duane Milnes

Walnutport: Madison Davis, Mackenzie Geisner, Aaron Rudolph, Paige Sommers, Abigail Stoudt

Whitehall: Juliet Hower, Taylor Levan

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. Our mission is to expand high-quality, affordable academic opportunities to support the needs of all learners. We’re building a powerful tomorrow by boldly changing the trajectory of public higher education to position ourselves for growth, increased access and to meet economic and workforce development needs.

DeSales University

Students earn degrees

DeSales University conferred degrees upon 429 graduate and undergraduate students May 20 at the PPL Center in Allentown.

Bath: Melanie A. Hockman, Bachelor of Arts in Homeland Security and criminal justice, magna cum laude; Julia M. Maruscak, Bachelor of Science in medical studies, magna cum laude

Catasauqua: Kelsey J. Kaintz, Bachelor of Science in nursing, cum laude; Gabrielle M. Mendonca, Bachelor of Science in nursing, cum laude; Gwenivere K. Polles, Bachelor of Science in nursing

Coplay: John Tyler Fritsch, Bachelor of Science in finance; Todd Breinich, Master of Education in special education

Northampton: Joseph Check, Bachelor of Arts in biology, cum laude; Xavier Gordon, Bachelor of Arts in business administration; Kara Angel Campbell, Bachelor of Arts in early childhood education, cum laude; Sarah E. Frailey, Bachelor of Arts in early childhood education, cum laude; Caroline Nicole Bischof, Bachelor of Arts in English, cum laude; Arianna L. Troxell, Bachelor of Science in biology, cum laude; Laurie L. Phillips, Bachelor of Science in health care administration; Jennifer A. Christine, Bachelor of Science in nursing; Dorkyann De la Cruz, Master of Business Administration in a self-designed track; Jonathan A. Padilla, Master of Education in early childhood education

Walnutport: Nicole Madison Secara, Bachelor of Arts in early childhood education; Cody A. Turpin, Bachelor of Science in finance and accounting; Deanna Morgana Davis, Bachelor of Science in psychology

Whitehall: Stephanie M. Strohl, Bachelor of Arts in biology; Raneem R. Abdelaziz, Bachelor of Science in biology, magna cum laude; Hala H. Kiswani, Bachelor of Science in biology; Martha R. Giletto, Bachelor of Science in biology, magna cum laude; Justin T. Poccia, Bachelor of Science in finance and marketing; Mariam G. Zaher, Bachelor of Science in psychology, cum laude; Crystal L. Schaffer, Bachelor of Science in nursing; Kevin Whalen, Master of Business Administration in data analytics

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 university is a 550-acre suburban campus. 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 these can be completed online.

Kutztown University

Kish inducted into honor society

Ethan M. Kish, of Northampton, was one of 16 Kutztown University students to be inducted into the Alpha Epsilon chapter of Alpha Kappa Delta, the international sociology honor society, at its annual induction ceremony. Alpha Kappa Delta is a nonsecret, democratic, international society of scholars dedicated to the ideal of Athropon Katamannthanein Diakonesin or “to investigate humanity for the purpose of service.”

Membership is open to undergraduate students, graduate students and faculty members from active chapters who meet our minimum standards. Currently, there are more than 115,000 members in Alpha Kappa Delta and more than 650 chapters.

East Stroudsburg University

Students named to dean’s list

A total of 1,244 students have been named to the dean’s list at East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania for the spring 2023 semester of the 2022-23 academic year, according to Margaret Ball, D.M.A., interim provost and vice president for academic affairs. Students eligible for the dean’s list are those who have attained a 3.5 quality-point average or better and are enrolled full time. The letter grade “B” earns three quality points per credit, and the grade “A” earns four quality points per credit.

Bath: Jonathan Helm

Catasauqua: Joseph Merkel, Taylor Richards

Coplay: Nicole Klass

Danielsville: Madison Biechy

Northampton: Nicholas Cassel, Ryan Gunia, Sierra Lefurgy, Makayla Letourneau, Morgan Lishman, Ashley Rolles, Wendy Setzer, Nathan Sherbafi

Walnutport: Nicholas Hinds, Abigail Mahle

Whitehall: Bryce Bashor, Jeleah McKenzie, Jacob Repsher, Andrew Vega

East Stroudsburg University, a member of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education, opened in 1893 as East Stroudsburg Normal School. Today, ESU is a comprehensive university in northeastern Pennsylvania offering 58 undergraduate programs, 21 master’s programs and two doctoral programs.

Northampton Community College

Dean’s list is announced

The following students have been named to the dean’s list for the spring 2023 semester at Northampton Community College. The honor is reserved for students who have completed a minimum of six credits and achieved at least a 3.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale in the spring 2023 semester.

Bath: Tori Andrew, Brianna Barnes, Madison Berger, Jillian Bond, Sophie Bretzik, Amelia Cabanela, Hunter Corrow, Bethany Druckenmiller, Emily Edelman, Te-Undriah Ferguson, Dylan Fosko, Audrey Glass, Ashlee Kitzhoffer, Cade Kocher, Kaitlin Kolonia, Gabrielle Kreidler, Lily Kunsman, Abigail Lawson, Kristen Lengel, Aitisha Lewis, Carley Maldonado, Anthony Maniscalco, Megan Miller, Kaleb Missmer, Sorayaa Mohammed, James Pagliaro, Jessica Pail, Hailey Quier, Brooke Reister, Kayla Rice, Morgan Roth, Colin Schantzenbach, Kristin Schuon, Dmitri Schwartz, Justin Shambo, Heather Smith, Gretchen Stein, Lily Stuhldreher, Ethan Trach, Noel Upton, Melissa Vasquez, Isobel Yenolevich, Samantha Yorke, Rachel Zeitner

Catasauqua: Natalie Burgos Ramos, Katty Gonzalez Rosado, Angelina Grate, Hannah Matchette, Milsi Medina, Yessenia Medrano, Bronwyn Pacchioli, Sara Reiter, Jared Schneck, Iman Seria

Coplay: Jake Wright

Danielsville: Corinne Anderko, Jynia Collins, Mayzi Edelheiser, Parker Flamisch, Jacob Hanley, Tyler Klucsarits, Mason Story, Tiffany Sylvester, Jack Wagenheim

North Catasauqua: Anthony Barber

Northampton: Cypress Adames, Rudy Alonzo, Gabrielle Ames, Crissa Andrew, Nicole Beers, Kiersten Bindics, Sarah Bindics, Lauren Borger, Logan Brader, MaeLynn Campbell, Luis Castro, Holly Cavallo, Zackary Cesanek, Grace Clayton, Shantae Cuevas, Alyssa Deutsch, Lauren Dicostanzo, Jordan Euculano, Caitlyn Fegely, Bethany Gable, Jarrod Gibiser, Wendy Hamilton, Elizabeth Heffelfinger, Emma Held, Alexa Henderson, Kayla Herr, Michael Jerdon, Ayden Kantner, Riley Kline, Joseph Kolumber, Danica Lavery, Albairis Lazala, Maria Lees, Nathaniel Lopez, Martina Mannino, Susana Mansoor, Lauren Mantz, Diana Martinez-Vargas, Nadia Martuscelli, Mackenzie McGovern, Collin Miletics, Bailey Miller, Antoinette Moore, Ashlen O’Brien, Carolina Palacio, Nektaria Palis, Juan Pinto, Sofia Quintero Higuita, Rachel Rivera-Walton, VonMarie Rodriguez, Ruth Rohrer, Cierra Romano, Trey Rubino, Betzy Sandoval, Liza Shankar, Melina Shehab, Mona Shokr, Maxwell Shumbayawonda, Janelle Siekonic, Jonathan Stier, Haley Sylstra, Salvatore Torelli, Juan Torres, Andrew Van Antwerp, Seth Vandergrift, Stephen VanDuzer, Emma Whitman

Walnutport: Korinne Andersch, Denise Banotai, Tracy Christman, Evan Druckenmiller, Andrea Fritz, Austin Hess, Wesley Hoyle, Gabrielle Kowalchuk, John Kuronya, Ashley La Cava, Julia Mertz, Julia Pletz, Adam Remaley, Ryan Royer, Isabelle Sawarynski, Michael Schembari, Hanna Siegfried, Skye Spadaccia, Katherine Sparling, Hailey Swartz, Katelynn Vandergrift, Justin Wall, Casey Zuber

Whitehall: Jumana Alassali, Karla Anglada Santana, John Birchenough, Lea Bousaleh, Olivia Byrne, Kamila Castillo-Pagan, Zenaida Galloway, Tala Helal, Timeesha Holder, Ashleigh Jackson, Christopher Kelly, Rand Matta, Rosemine Maxi, Jessica Morales, George Nakkoul, Darren Nguyen, Lisa Obeid, Jesenia Torres, Melmarie Vega

Mississippi State University

Christein named to president’s list

Collin Christein, of Northampton, was named to Mississippi State University’s spring 2023 president’s list. Christein was among more than 4,000 students named to this list. Students on the president’s list achieved a 3.8 or better GPA, based on a 4.0 scale, while completing at least 12 semester hours of course work with no incomplete grades or grades lower than a C.

Mississippi State University is a national STEM-focused, doctoral degree-granting, land-grant university offering a wide range of educational experiences for learning and growth to a diverse student body of approximately 23,000 students. Among the National Science Foundation’s Top 100 research universities, MSU provides access and opportunity to students from all 50 states and 86 countries. MSU is committed to its comprehensive research university mission, addressing complex local and global issues with innovative ideas and solutions.

Kutztown University

Kish inducted into honor society

Ethan M. Kish, of Northampton, was one of three Kutztown University students to be inducted into the Class of 2023 Lambda Alpha National Anthropology Honor Society at its annual induction ceremony this spring.

The Kutztown University chapter (Xi of PA) of the Lambda Alpha National Anthropology Honor Society provides an opportunity to recognize the academic achievements of students in the anthropology program. Lambda Alpha honors outstanding academic achievement in anthropology. Lambda Alpha offers a national scholarship worth $5,000 to be awarded to a graduating senior majoring in anthropology, as well as awards for outstanding student papers. Lambda Alpha maintains a journal that provides an opportunity for students to share their work with a national audience.

To join the Xi of the Pennsylvania chapter of Lambda Alpha, undergraduate students must be a junior or senior, have completed at least 12 semester hours of course work in anthropology, which can include no more than six semester hours in sociology, have an anthropology GPA of at least 3.0 and have a cumulative GPA of at least 2.5.

Founded in 1866, Kutztown University of Pennsylvania is a proud member of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education located on 289 acres nestled in the beautiful East Penn Valley in Berks County. As the region’s center for excellence in academics, culture and public engagement, KU’s programs and reputation for quality offer students the opportunity to discover lifelong avenues of learning and discovery. KU students select from more than 130 areas of study within four colleges in a diverse liberal arts academic environment. To complement their studies, KU’s NCAA Division II athletics program with 22 varsity sports joins the more than 160 student clubs and organizations providing students with a variety of activities for learning and discovery.