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Albright College

Lorah, Sierra named to dean’s list

Olivia Lorah, of Walnutport, and Hannah Sierra, of Whitehall, has been named to the fall 2023 dean’s dist at Albright College. Lorah is studying history and secondary education, and Sierra is studying fashion: merchandising.

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

Named a top national college by U.S. News & World Report, Albright College, Reading, was founded 1856 and 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.

Kutztown University

Holderman inducted into honor society

Sydney Catherine Holderman, of Whitehall, was recently initiated into the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest and most selective all-discipline collegiate honor society Feb. 27. Holderman is among approximately 25,000 students, faculty, professional staff and alumni to be initiated into Phi Kappa Phi each year.

Membership is by invitation only and requires nomination and approval by a chapter. Only the top 10% of seniors and 7.5% of juniors are eligible for membership. Graduate students in the top 10% of the number of candidates for graduate degrees may also qualify, as do faculty, professional staff and alumni who have achieved scholarly distinction.

Phi Kappa Phi was founded in 1897 under the leadership of undergraduate student Marcus L. Urann, who had a desire to create a different kind of honor society, one that recognized excellence in all academic disciplines. Today, the society has chapters on more than 325 campuses in the United States, its territories and the Philippines. Its mission is “to recognize and promote academic excellence in all fields of higher education and to engage the community of scholars in service to others.”

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.

Coastal Carolina University

Noti, Selverian make dean’s list

Cameron Noti and Stephanie Selverian, both of Northampton, are more than 3,000 undergraduate students who were named to the dean’s list for the fall 2023 semester. Students who make the dean’s list 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 programs through Coastal’s online classes.

More than 10,800 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.

Fairleigh Dickinson University

Hemingway earns honors list

Jordyn Hemingway, of Walnutport, a student at Fairleigh Dickinson University’s metropolitan campus in Teaneck, N.J., has been named to the honors list for the fall 2023 semester. To qualify for the honors list, a student must carry a 3.5 or better GPA out of a possible 4.0 and be enrolled in a minimum of 12 letter-graded hours (four courses).

The university’s metropolitan campus, located in the dynamic New York/New Jersey corridor in Teaneck, N.J., features a university atmosphere with an international perspective, attracting students from the U.S. and around the world. Undergraduates have access to the resources of a major graduate center and nearby New York City as an integral part of their learning experience.

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.

Rochester Institute of Technology

Students earn dean’s list

The following students were named to the dean’s list at Rochester Institute of Technology for the fall semester of the 2023-24 academic year. Full-time degree-seeking undergraduate students are eligible for this honor if their term GPA is greater than or equal to 3.4, they do not have any grades of “incomplete,” “D” or “F” and they have registered for and completed at least 12 credit hours.

Bath: Rachel Kulp, biology; David Blake, civil engineering technology

Coplay: Sonya Shivok, civil engineering technology

Danielsville: Jacob Auger, software engineering

Whitehall: Joshua Prince, mechanical engineering

Rochester Institute of Technology is home to leading creators, entrepreneurs, innovators and researchers. Founded in 1829, RIT enrolls more than 20,500 students in 200 career-oriented and professional programs, making it among the largest private universities in the U.S.

With 145,000 alumni worldwide, the university is internationally recognized and ranked for its leadership in technology, the arts and design. RIT also offers unparalleled support services for deaf and hard-of-hearing students. The cooperative education program is one of the oldest and largest in the nation. Global partnerships include campuses in China, Croatia, Dubai and Kosovo.

Tufts University

Car named to the dean’s list

Hannah Car, Class of 2027, of Coplay, was named to the dean’s list at Tufts University for the fall 2023 semester. Dean’s list honors at Tufts University require a semester GPA of 3.4 or greater.

Tufts University, located on campuses in Boston, Medford/Somerville and Grafton, Mass., and in Talloires, France, is recognized among the premier research universities in the U.S. Tufts enjoys a global reputation for academic excellence and for the preparation of students as leaders in a wide range of professions.

A growing number of innovative teaching and research initiatives span all Tufts campuses, and collaboration among the faculty and students in the undergraduate, graduate and professional programs across the university’s schools is widely encouraged.