Dean’s list is announced
The following DeSales University students made the spring 2023 dean’s list. To qualify for this honor, a student must have a minimum 3.5 GPA on no fewer than 12 credit hours.
Bath: Julia Maruscak, physician assistant; Jordon Troxell, marketing; Melanie Hockman, Homeland Security
Catasauqua: Cassidy Fischl, nursing
Coplay: Amira Moawad, biology; John Fritsch, finance
Danielsville: Trent Talipan, sport and exercise physiology; Emmalee Maikits, nursing
Northampton: Joseph Check, biology; Arianna Troxell, biology; Evan Renner, finance and accounting; Kara Campbell, early childhood education; Sarah Frailey, early childhood education; Caelyn Harryn, early childhood education
Walnutport: Daniel Gonzalez, management information technology; Deanna Davis, psychology; Nicole Secara, early childhood education; Isabella Nota, biology; Adam Boandl, finance
Whitehall: Martha Giletto, biology; Justin Poccia, finance and marketing; Stephanie Strohl, nursing; Mariam Zaher, psychology; Raneem Abdelaziz, biology; Amanda Dobeck, nursing; Joo Yong Yoon, accounting; Aileen Estrella, law and society; Melissa Howard, TV/film; Vanessa DeJesus, human resource management; Dalianna Jimenez, health care administration
DeSales University, in Center Valley, is a private, coeducational, four-year liberal arts Salesian, Catholic university, under the leadership of the Oblates of St. Francis de Sales. Founded in 1965, the 550-acre suburban campus has 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 fully online.
Fairleigh Dickinson University
Trevor Horn, of Whitehall, a student at Fairleigh Dickinson University’s Florham campus, located in Madison, N.J., has graduated with a Master of Arts in May 2023.
FDU’s Florham campus is located on the former Vanderbilt-Twombly estate in suburban Morris County. Its focus is on providing outstanding on-campus and residential living opportunities, hands-on-learning experiences, strong graduate and professional school preparation and customized educational options, all framed by a global perspective. Devoted to the preparation of world citizens through global education, Fairleigh Dickinson University is New Jersey’s largest private university and features more than 100 liberal arts and professional degree programs, two international campuses, dozens of partnerships with internationally renowned institutions and special programs and status within the United Nations.
Dietz earns honors distinction
Kean University congratulates Morgan Dietz, a student of Whitehall, who graduated summa cum laude from Kean with a Bachelor of Arts in psychology. Dietz is among the 1,123 students from the university’s six colleges who achieved honors distinction. The students, all of whom earned the highest levels of academic achievement, were recognized at Kean’s annual honors convocation.
Founded in 1855, Kean University is one of the largest metropolitan institutions of higher education in the region, with a richly diverse student, faculty and staff population. Kean continues to play a key role in the training of teachers and is a hub of educational, technological and cultural enrichment serving more than 16,000 students. The university’s six colleges offer more than 50 undergraduate degrees, seven doctoral degree programs and more than 70 options for graduate study leading to master’s degrees, professional diplomas or certifications spanning a full range of academic subjects.
Dean’s list is announced
Wilkes University Provost David M. Ward announced the dean’s list for the spring 2023 semester. To be named to this honor, students must obtain a minimum 3.5 GPA and carry at least 12 credits.
Bath: Madelyn Rex
Catasauqua: Christian Dietrich
Coplay: Seth Marsteller
Northampton: Katlin Beenders, Carissa Kern, Elena Kreger
Walnutport: Zachary Gula, Gabriel Sawarynski
Whitehall: Kendra Fox, Kelcie Molchany
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 more than 40 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.
Delaware Valley University
Pokorny, Leary named to dean’s list
Jarod Pokorny, of Bath, and Kayla Leary, of Catasauqua, were honored for academic achievement by being named to the dean’s list at Delaware Valley University for the spring 2023 semester.
Delaware Valley University is a private, comprehensive, nonprofit university educating students with a curriculum that emphasizes and requires experiential learning. Located in Doylestown, the university offers 28 undergraduate majors in business, arts and sciences and agricultural and environmental sciences, more than nine master’s degrees and a doctorate in education. Founded in 1896, DelVal has been cited by the National Society for Experiential Education as having the country’s top experiential learning program, by Princeton Review as one of the best colleges in the Northeast and by College Factual as having one of the Top 20 animal science programs in the country.
Coastal Carolina University
Holmes earns dean’s list
More than 2,400 undergraduate students at Coastal Carolina University were named to the dean’s list for the spring 2023 semester, including Brooke Holmes, of Whitehall. Students who make this honor have achieved a GPA of 3.5 or higher (3.25 for freshmen) for the semester.
Coastal Carolina University is a dynamic, public comprehensive liberal arts institution located in Conway, S.C. CCU offers baccalaureate degrees in more than 100 major fields of study. Among the university’s graduate-level programs are 27 master’s degrees, one educational specialist degree and the doctorates in education and in marine science: coastal and marine systems science. CCU boasts a growing array of internship, research and international opportunities for students, as well as numerous online programs through Coastal Online. More than 10,400 students from across the country and around the world interact with a world-class faculty and enjoy a nationally competitive NCAA I athletic program, an inspiring cultural calendar and a tradition of community interaction that is fueled by more than 180 student clubs and organizations.
Kean University’s undergraduate commencement ceremony at Prudential Center in Newark, N.J. was held May 18. A total of 2,083 students earned bachelor’s degrees from the university, including Morgan Dietz, of Whitehall, who graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in psychology.
Founded in 1855, Kean University is one of the largest metropolitan institutions of higher education in the region, with a richly diverse student, faculty and staff population.
Kean continues to play a key role in the training of teachers and is a hub of educational, technological and cultural enrichment serving more than 16,000 students. The university’s six colleges offer more than 50 undergraduate degrees, seven doctoral degree programs and more than 70 options for graduate study leading to master’s degrees, professional diplomas or certifications over a full range of academic subjects. With campuses in Union, Toms River, Jefferson and Manahawkin, N.J., and Wenzhou, China, Kean University furthers its mission by providing an affordable and accessible world-class education.
Lorah named to dean’s list
Olivia Lorah, of Walnutport, has been named to the spring 2023 dean’s list at Albright College. A graduate of Northampton Area High School, Lorah studied history and secondary education 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.
Named a top national college by Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education, Albright College, in Reading (founded 1856), is home to engaging faculty who believe the best academic moments are when students feel inspired and ready to take action. The college’s distinctive co-major program enables students to cross or combine different areas of study, without taking longer to graduate.
St. Mary’s College of Maryland
Kennedy earns dean’s list honors
John Kennedy, a resident of Northampton, was awarded dean’s list honors for academic achievement during the spring 2023 semester at St. Mary’s College of Maryland, the national public honors college. Dean’s list honors are awarded to full-time students at St. Mary’s College who earn a semester GPA of 3.5 or better on 12 or more graded credits.
St. Mary’s College of Maryland is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. St. Mary’s College, the national public honors college, is ranked as the top public liberal arts college in the U.S. by Money magazine. Approximately 1,600 students attend the college, nestled on the St. Mary’s River in southern Maryland.