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Campus notes: May 12, 2024

Anmarie Misterkiewicz, Mohrsville, is graduating from the University of Georgia, Athens, with a master of science degree in chemistry.

Flagler College

Flagler College, St. Augustine, Fla., awarded bachelor’s degrees to Ryan Brauer, Mertztown, marketing; and Alyssa Kresley, Alburtis, psychology.

East Stroudsburg

The following area students received degrees from East Stroudsburg University:

Bachelor of science: Alexander Auguste, Laureldale, finance. Jack Gensemer, Spring Township; Colten Hagadus, Kutztown; David Knaub, Barto, health education. Emili Goris Perez, Reading, interdisciplinary studies. David Kavka, Exeter Township; Jameson Kernaghan, Reinholds; Morgan Mattia, Morgantown, biology. McKenna Kessler, Fleetwood, digital media technologies. Mikayla Moats, Blandon; Olivia Wenrich, Mohnton, psychology. Tyler Reitenauer, Kutztown, sport management. Savannah Robinson-Harris, Kenhorst; Hannah Strausser, Robeson Township; Tami Unger, Breinigsville, early childhood education.

Bachelor of arts: Mary Confalone, Wernersville; Leah Stoltzfus, Robesonia, English. Deja Edmonds, Exeter Township; Madison Kline, Oley, political science.

Bachelor of fine arts: Rania Tabarez, Reading, integrated art and design.

Master of science: Emily Clapp, Breinigsville; Katelyn Smith, Fleetwood; Abby Wrenfrow, Hamburg, communication sciences & disorders. Joelle Wysong, West Lawn, health education.

Master of public health: Kamya Edmonds, Exeter Township, public health/community health.

Master of education: Morgan Fontana, Douglassville, special education.

Doctor of health science: Jayme Trogus, Spring Township.

Community service

Lebanon Valley College student Marina Biltcliff, Lower Heidelberg Township, was recognized for recording at least 100 community service hours and taking part in an approved service trip or recording at least 250 total hours, with 100 or more served in the community.

Student honored

Alyson Hand, Birdsboro, an arts management and entrepreneurship major at Baldwin Wallace University, Berea, Ohio, was inducted into Sigma Tau Delta International English Honor Society and won the Brain Center Student Volunteer of the Year Award.

Phi Beta Kappa

Kyleigh Beck, Womelsdorf, a student at Ohio Wesleyan University, Delaware, Ohio, was inducted into Ohio Wesleyan’s chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, the nation’s oldest academic honor society.

Lebanon Valley awards

Lebanon Valley College presented the following area students with academic awards:

Jacqueline Wilson, Exeter Township, Betty Shillot LVC Conservatory Class of 1941-Anthony Wallace and Sigma Alpha Iota Scholastic Award. Marina Biltcliff, Lower Heidelberg Township, and Camryn Cataldi, Exeter Township, Mund Scholarship. Madison Blakeslee, Myerstown, Alumni Scholarship. Katherine Buerke, Reading, Outstanding Student in French. Dylan Correll, Laureldale, Dahlberg Chemistry Award and Undergraduate Award in Inorganic Chemistry. Megan Eberly, Tulpehocken Township, SPSEA Award for Excellence in Teaching Performance in Elementary Education. Elianna Fitzpatrick, Kempton, Outstanding Student in Spanish and Sigma Iota Rho Award.

Meredith Haas, Mohrsville, John and Carol Kearney Senior Prize in Journalism & Communication. Reinhold Louis, Ontelaunee Township, Accreditation Council for Business Schools & Programs David V. Rudd Award. Sara Miller, Boyertown, Achievement Scholarship Award in Accounting. Hana Neff, Wyomissing, SPSEA Service Award. Elizabeth Readdy, Spring Township, M. Claude Rosenberry Memorial Award. Aaron Rudderow, Spring Township, Barbara June Kettering Award. Andrew Santoro, Sinking Spring, Wig & Buckle Theater Company Richard B. Saltzer Memorial Award. Jamie Sweigart, Adamstown, Sociology and Criminal Justice Research Award. Melissa West, Hamburg, Beulah Frock ’21 Memorial Music Award. Sydney Zellers, Bernville, June E. Herr Scholarship for Elementary Education.

Graphic design award

Pennsylvania College of Technology graphic design student Molly A. Raser, Robeson Township, earned a silver award in packaging at the American Advertising Awards Competition presented by the Northeast Pennsylvania Chapter of the American Advertising Federation.

Honor society

University of Scranton student Gabrielle M. Bingener, Barto, was inducted into Alpha Sigma Nu, the national Jesuit honor society. Bingener is a senior pursuing a neuroscience degree.

Honors research

The following area Albright College honors-research students presented senior theses research: Jason Eidle, Boyertown, “Examining Romantic Break-ups and Mate Retention: Relationship Termination as a Function of Attractiveness and Perceived Available Mates.” Libni Rivera, Reading, “The Social Acceptability of Explicit Content in Music Video Media.” Althea Welsch, Mount Penn, “Exploring Limbo: Death and Dying over Centuries.”

Leadership awards

The following area students were honored for their leadership in Alvernia University student organizations:

Aliyah Daniels, Douglassville, Theatre Club president; Yessica Abreu Robinson, Reading, Pura Vida president; Ian Dumas, Sinking Spring, Sports Management Association president; Amanda Hill, Sinking Spring, Pre-Health Club president; Kayla Keegan, Morgantown, sophomore senator and Student Occupational Therapy Association president; Stephen Maurek, Blandon, Outdoor Adventure Club president; Erin Mooney, Douglassville, Side by Side president; Jayah Roman, Reading, Black Student Union president; Elisabeth Schwarz, Lenhartsville, DiscipleMakers president; Alettya Zalapa-Alonso, Reading, Psi Chi and Psychology Club president. Blake Rutcosky, Shillington, newly inducted Political Science Club president; Rachel Crespo, Mohnton, newly inducted Psychology Club president.

Albright awards

The following area students won year-end awards at Albright College:

Mandy Ash, Leesport; Amanda Fritz, Mohnton, Green Lee Award. Katie Ayala Hernandez, Reading, William E.C. and Mary Dearden Chair in Business Administration Scholars Award: Combined Business; and Communications Department Faculty Award. Amanda Baker, South Heidelberg Township, Edwin R. and Regina L.Joseph Commencement Award. Jack Baldwin, Cumru Township, Dearden Chair in Business Administration Scholars Award: Entertainment Industry Studies. Jennifer Brown, Mohrsville, Franklin Joseph Commencement Award.

Lia Bueno Pichardo, Reading, First-Year Julia Award. Alicia Cone, Morgantown, Ed Flagg and M. Cornelius Trayes Award in Journalism: Photography. Jason Eidle, Boyertown, Outstanding Individual Contribution to Psychology. Julie Harbonic, Bernville, Lucille Griswold Albright Prize. Veronica Heckman, Hamburg, Dearden Chair in Business Administration Scholars Award: Accounting, Economics and Finance. Mya Hipszer, Cumru Township, Classical Languages Department Latin Award: Beginner. Olivia Holeva, Douglassville, Gold A Award, Alumni Graduation Honor, Ellery B. Haskell Memorial Award (Religious Studies) and Music Industry Award.

Emily Johnson, Robesonia, Albrightian Contributor of the Year, Ed Flagg and M. Cornelius Trayes Award in Journalism: Writing.  Emily Kohl, Laureldale, Albrightian Contributor of the Year. Jacob Kutzler, Boyertown, Lewis E. Smith Political Science Award. Joel Loos, Sinking Spring, Mr. and Mrs. John C. Lanz ’37 Endowed Academic Award. Kailen Macri-Grant, Shillington, Lisamarie Cope ’02 Memorial Prize. Kyle Nunez, Douglassville, David A. Caramanica Endowed Memorial Award and Eileen Walker Memorial Award. Jesus Orellana, Reading, Dearden Chair in Business Administration Scholars Award: International Business.

Hannah Phillips, Mohrsville, Dr. Sarel P. Fuchs Secondary Education Award and Ray Mest ’62 Math Award. Aislin Reinert, Lower Alsace Township, Marcus H. Green Pre-professional Award. Libni Rivera, Reading, Department of Theatre Award and French Prize. Leon Sconion, Reading, Dr. J. Dale Yoder ’57 Commencement History Award and Senior Julia Award. Dylan Sokolovich, Reading, Albrightian Contributor of the Year and Ed Flagg and M. Cornelius Trayes Award in Journalism: Photography and Layout. Althea Welsch, Mount Penn, Dr. J. Dale Yoder ’57 Commencement History Award.

Jacob Albright Scholars

The following area members of the Albright College Class of 2024 have been named lifetime Jacob Albright Scholars: Kevin Aguila, Birdsboro; Jason Eidle, Boyertown; Julie Harbonic, Bernville; Olivia Holeva, Douglassville; Emily Johnson, Robesonia; Hannah Phillips, Mohrsville; Ally Santos, Douglassville; Libni Rivera, Dylan Sokolovich and Althea Welsch, Reading; Fatima Zeiber, Laureldale

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