PEOPLE BRIEFS


First Posted: 2/26/2014

BEGINS INTERNSHIP

Carissa Panzetta, of Dallas, a student at King’s College, recently began a semester-long internship for the Wyoming Valley West School District.

She is a junior psychology and criminal justice double major at King’s.

The daughter of Michael and Lori Panzetta. she is also involved with the Art Walk and is on the Dean’s List at King’s.

BAKER ON TEAM

Jacob Baker, of Shavertown, a junior at Marist College, has been named a member of the swimming and diving team for the 2013 -2014 season. Baker competes in diving on the team.

PIERCE NAMED

TO DEAN’S LIST

David Pierce, of Shavertown, received academic honors from the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering at Arizona State University by making the university’s Dean’s List for the fall 2013 semester.

Undergraduate students who earn 12 or more graded semester hours during a semester in residence at ASU with a GPA of 3.50 or higher are eligible for the Dean’s List.

THREE NAMED

TO DEAN’S LIST

Robert Adams, of Dallas, Pierce Donovan and Anna Kammen, both of Shavertown, have been named to the Dean’s List for the fall 2013 semester at Rochester Institute of Technology.

Adams is a fourth-year student in the computer science program in RIT’s B. Thomas Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences. Donovan is a fourth-year student in the physics program in RIT’s College of Science. Kammen of is a fourth-year student in the ASL-English interpretation program in RIT’s National Technical Institute for the Deaf.

Degree-seeking undergraduate students are eligible for Dean’s List if their quarterly GPA is greater than or equal to 3.400; they do not have any grades of “Incomplete”, “D” or “F” and they have registered for, and completed, at least 12 credit hours.

PELLICCIA ON

DEAN’S LIST

Lauren M. Pelliccia, of Wyoming, was among more than 600 traditional day and adult evening students from DeSales University who made the fall 2013 Dean’s List. Pelliccia majors in psychology.

GRADUATES FROM

BASIC TRAINING

Air Force Airman Joel P. Austin, son of Keith Austin, of Sweet Valley, graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas, earning the distinction of an honor graduate.

The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills.

Austin is a 2013 graduate of Lake-Lehman High School.

THREE NAMED

TO DEAN’S LIST

Jared Gollhardt and Spencer Norris, both of Dallas, and Justin Hill, of Tunkhannock were among 3,250 students at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute named to the Dean’s List for the Fall 2013 semester.

The Dean’s List recognizes full-time students who maintain grade-point averages of a minimum of 3.0 out of a possible 4.0 and have no grades below “C.”

Gollhardt studies Mathematics, Norris studies Engineering and Hill studies Aeronautical Engineering.

NAVE NAMED

TO DEAN’S LIST

Steven Nave, of Dallas, is a recipient of the Dean’s Award for academic excellence during the fall 2013 term at Colgate University.

To be eligible for the Dean’s Awad, a Colgate student must achieve higher than a 3.30 average while enrolled in at least four courses.

SCAVONE GRANTED

SCHOLARSHIP

Christine Scavone, of Sweet Valley, has been granted the Veronica Founder’s Scholarship to study Occupational Therapy at Alvernia University. Scavone is currently a senior at Holy Redeemer High School.

The $12,000 Veronica Founder’s Scholarship is a merit-based scholarship awarded on a competitive basis. Recipients of the Veronica Founder’s Scholarship must have a minimum of 980 SAT* (or 21 ACT) and 3.0 GPA.

MILLINGTON NAMED

TO DEAN’S LIST

Taylor A. Millington, of Dallas, was recently named to the Dean’s List at Boston University for the fall semester.

Each school and college at Boston University has its own criterion for the Dean’s List, but students generally must attain a 3.5 grade point average (on a 4.0 scale), or be in the top 30 percent of their class, as well as a full course load as a full-time student.

HISCOX NAMED

TO DEAN’S LIST

Jessica Hiscox, of Dallas,was one of 320 students named to Denison University’s 2013 fall semester Dean’s List.

Students who achieve dean’s list status have maintained a grade point average of 3.7 or better (out of 4.0) for the semester.

Hiscox is a member of the Denison class of 2017.

TWO SEMINARY

STUDENTS HONORED

Sai Abhishek, of Shavertown, and Andrew Levandoski, of Dallas, were among eight Wyoming Seminary seniors who have advanced from semifinalists to finalists in the 2014 National Merit Scholarship competitionl.

Sai and Levandoski were among the group that received finalist honors. They now have the opportunity to continue in the competition for about 8,000 Merit Scholarship Awards, worth about $35 million, that will be offered this spring.

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