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Thursday, January 30, 2014

U of Evansville names dean's list student

EVANSVILLE, IN (readMedia)-- Bryan Bennett of Plymouth Meeting, has achieved a place on the University of Evansville dean's list for academic achievements during the fall semester 2013. Bennett is majoring in management. To make the dean's list, a student at UE must earn at least a 3.5 grade point average on a 4.0 scale.

Area residents named to dean's list at Millersville University

MILLERSVILLE, (readMedia) -- The following local residents have been named to Millersville University of Pennsylvania's dean's list for the fall 2013 semester: Katelyn Brenner of East Norriton, Kevin Brinton of Trappe, Matthew D'Amore of Lafayatte Hill, Peter Dingley of Schwenksville, Jenna Dougherty of Collegeville, Erica Gramm of Collegeville, Sabrina Hawke of Norristown, Courtney Hinnant of Schwenksville, Dustin Keyser of Schwenksville, Rachel Klondar of Plymouth Meeting, Lauren Kriebel of Collegeville, Rachel Kunicki of Schwenksville, Jessica Mares of Schwenksville, Joseph McAnulty of Plymouth Meeting, Megan McGill of King of Prussia, Dennis Park of Trappe, Jessica Quay of Collegeville.

Monday, January 27, 2014

Collegeville resident graduates from the University of Dayton

DAYTON, OH (readMedia)-- Joseph Opdyke of Collegeville, PA, graduated from the University of Dayton with a Bachelor of Chemical Engineering in Chemical Engineering . A commencement ceremony was held at 9:45 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, at the University of Dayton. More than 550 students received degrees, including 266 undergraduates, making it the largest fall graduating class in 20 years.

Blue Bell residents graduate from York College

YORK, PA (readMedia)-- The following local students graduated from York College of Pennsylvania on Dec. 18: William Frankenfield of Blue Bell, with a bachelor of science degree in finance; Joseph Philbin of Blue Bell, with a bachelor of arts degree in public relations Located in southcentral Pennsylvania, York College offers more than 50 baccalaureate majors in professional programs, the sciences and humanities to its 4,600 undergraduate students.

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Local residents on Robert Morris U dean's list

MOON TWP, PA (readMedia)-- Robert Morris University announces students who were named to the dean's list for the fall 2013 term: Brittany Palac of Conshohocken majoring in engineering; Benjamin Soffa of Collegeville majoring in actuarial Science; Melissa Reinbold of King Of Prussia majoring in marketinG; Natalie O'Neil of King Of Prussia majoring in communication.

Widener University announces dean's list

CHESTER, PA (readMedia)-- The following students from the area were named to the dean's list for the fall 2013 semester at Widener University in Chester, Pa. Jennifer Barkofski of Norristown, a senior education major; Robert Barth of Norristown, a junior accounting major; Rose Bellocchio of Norristown, a freshman nursing major; Jillian Benedict of Plymouth Meeting, a senior creative writing and English major; Kimberly Capaldi of Norristown, a junior hospitality management major; Bradley Dalton of Jeffersonville, a freshman education major; Nicole Gilette of Audubon, a junior biology and biochemistry major; Frank Heleniak of Conshohocken, a senior electrical engineering and physics major; Jose Holland of Eagleville, a freshman biomedical engineering major; Phillip Iaccarino of Plymouth Meeting, a junior psychology major; Robert Kushner of Plymouth Meeting, a freshman pre-engineering major; Christopher Lark of Schwenksville, a junior professional studies major; Kyle McKelvy of Collegeville, a freshman finance major; Gabriela Mongelos of Blue Bell, a freshman nursing major; Alicia Scully of Conshohocken, a senior allied health major; Justin Spedding of King of Prussia, a sophomore computer science major; Andrea Stickley of Norristown, a senior political science major. Marie Sullivan of Eagleville, Pa., a junior hospitality management major Sarah Townsend of Collegeville, Pa., a freshman biomedical engineering major Danielle Zaidel of Plymouth Meeting, Pa., a junior mechanical engineering major The Dean's List recognizes full-time students who earned a grade point average of 3.50 and above for the semester.

Monday, January 20, 2014

U of Sciences inducts resident into Alpha Chi National Honor Society

PHILADELPHIA (readMedia)-- Nadia Imani was among the 21 newest members inducted into the University of the Sciences PA Kappa Chapter of the Alpha Chi National Honor Society. Imani is a biochemistry student from Plymouth Meeting. Alpha Chi is a national honor society open to the top 10 percent of the junior and senior class. At USciences, this includes students in all majors except pharmacy, who are eligible for Rho Chi, and psychology/health psychology, who are eligible for Psi Chi.

Resident graduates from Coastal Carolina U

CONWAY 28528, SC (readMedia)-- Andrew Johnson of Norristown, graduated with a bachelor of science business administration degree in management from Coastal Carolina University on Dec. 14. More than 500 students were eligible to receive their degrees at commencement exercises at the HTC Center.

Thursday, January 16, 2014

U of Sciences faculty member named to honor society

PHILADELPHIA (readMedia)-- The Department of Occupational Therapy at University of the Sciences recently held its inaugural induction of seven students and two faculty members into its Delta Iota chapter of the national honor society for occupational therapy – Pi Theta Epsilon. Among the inductees was Wendy Fox of King of Prussia, MOT, OTR/L, assistant professor of occupational therapy. Pi Theta Epsilon, a specialized honor society for occupational therapy students and alumni, recognizes and encourages superior scholarship among students enrolled in professional entry-level programs at accredited educational programs across the U.S. The society also aims to contribute to the advancement of occupational therapy through special projects of its members, provide a basis for relationship among accredited programs of occupational therapy, and collaborate with other student occupational therapy organizations.

Residents named to dean's lists

BOSTON, MA, (readMedia) --Berklee College of Music in Boston, Mass., announces that Jeremy Gawel of Collegeville has earned placement on the dean's list. To be eligible for this honor, a full-time student must achieve a grade point average of 3.4 or above; a part-time student must achieve a grade point average of 3.6 or above. The Berklee curriculum focuses on practical career preparation for today's music industry. Four-year degrees are offered in Performance, Jazz Composition, Music Production & Engineering, Film Scoring, Music Business/Management, Composition, Music Synthesis, Contemporary Writing & Production, Music Education, Songwriting, Music Therapy, and Professional Music. PHILADELPHIA, PA (readMedia)-- Kaitlin Pruskowski has been named to the dean's list at University of the Sciences. Selection for this award is based on completing and passing all assigned courses with no grade below a "C" and attaining an academic average of at least 3.4 for courses taken in the summer semester of 2013. Pruskowski, of Plymouth Meeting, is a doctor of pharmacy student.

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Norristown resident graduates from Elizabethtown College

ELIZABETHTOWN, PA (readMedia)-- Beth Koren, of Norristown, graduated from Elizabethtown College, with a bachelor of arts in communications. Elizabethtown College is located in historic Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. Visit for more information about Elizabethtown College.

Monday, January 6, 2014

Local woman graduates from Roger William U

BRISTOL, RI (readMedia)-- Janie Hofmann, a resident of Lafayette Hill, was among more than 1,080 students from Roger Williams University to receive their degree as part of the Class of 2013. Hofmann received a bachelor of science in international business. Roger Williams University, located in Bristol, R.I., is a leading independent, coeducational university with programs in the liberal arts and the professions, where students become community- and globally-minded citizens through project-based, experiential learning.

Residents named Susquehanna University Scholars

SELINSGROVE —Kegan Moesta of Lansdale and Mary Wust of Norristown, are among the 182 students honored as University Scholars at Susquehanna University. The annual Scholars Program was held in Susquehanna’s Stretansky Concert Hall to recognize and congratulate Susquehanna’s most successful student scholars. To be named a University Scholar, students must have earned a cumulative grade point average of 3.75 in full-time study for the past two semesters or equivalent credit hours of part-time study. Moesta, a 2012 graduate of La Salle College High School, is a sophomore majoring in business administration at Susquehanna and the son of Charles and Donna Moesta. Wust, a 2011 graduate of Methacton High School, is a junior majoring in English at Susquehanna and the daughter of Louis and Mary Wust.

Resident on Mercyhurst dean's list

ERIE, PA (readMedia)-- Joseph Gargano, a sophomore at Mercyhurst University, has been named to the Dean's List for the 2012-2013 academic year. Gargano, a native of Audubon,, is majoring in Intelligence Studies. The dean's list is computed annually after summer term, which marks the end of the academic year. It is based on the completion of a minimum of 24 credits with a cumulative index of at least 3.6 out of a possible 4.0 each term.