PEOPLE BRIEFS


First Posted: 2/6/2014

PAULEY GRADUATES

Gennifer Pauley, of Noxen, received a Master of Science degree in Education from Wilkes University.

SAYLES GRADUATES

John Sayles, of Tunkhannock, received a Master of Business Administration degree from Wilkes University.

MOORE NAMED

TO DEAN’S LIST

Eric Moore, of Dallas, has been named to the fall term Dean’s List at Hartwick.

Inclusion on Hartwick’s Dean List is an indication of excellent academic work, including the completion of a full course load with at least a 3.5 grade point average based on a 4.0 scale.

The son of Robert and Elim Moore, Moore is a junior majoring in biochemistry.

TWO NAMED TO

WU DEAN’S LIST

Ryan Murphy, of Noxen, and Tiffany Rule, of Tunkhannock have been named to the Dean’s List at Wilkes Univesity for the fall 2013 semester.

To be named to the Dean’s List, students must obtain a minimum 3.4 grade point average and carry at least 12 credits.

U OF S DEAN’S LIST

Back Mountain residents named to the Dean’s List at The University of Scranton are Megan E. Fleming and Sara J. Krogulski, Shavertown; Kaitlyn R. Slaff, Rebekah Stuart and Paul J. VanLoon, Dallas; Devin M. Sullivan-Phillips and Cory C. Templeton, Trucksville;.

To be named to the Dean’s List, a student must have a grade point average of 3.5 or better with a minimum number of credit hours.

Elizabethtown (Pa.) College announced the names of students whose outstanding academic performances have earned them the recognition of being included on the fall 2013 dean’s list.

RUSSELL NAMED

TO DEAN’S LIST

Kaylin Russell, of Trucksville, has been named to the Dean’s List at Elizabethtown College for the fall 2013 academie year. Russell is a Communications – Corporate Com major.

To earn this recognition, students must earn a semester grade point average of 3.60 or better in 14 or more credit hours, of which at least 12 credits are letter-graded course work.

EVANS GRADUATES

Matthew M. Evans, of Shavertown, was a member of the 213th graduating class of The Lackawanna College Police Academy. He was among 213 graduates honored during a ceremony on Jan. 24 at the Theater at Lackawanna College.

CASAGRANDE GRADUATES

Amy Casagrande, of Wyoming, recently graduated with a master’s of business administration in in a self-designed track from DeSales University.

NAMED TO

DEAN’S LIST

Several Back Mountain residents have been named to the fall 2013 Dean’s List at Kutztown University.

They are Kylie Kustrin, of Lehman; Sarah Mack, of Wyoming; Brandon Scott, of Trucksville; and Steve Meskers, Ali Snider and David Spurlin, all of Dallas.

CAWLEY NAMED

TO DEAN’S LIST

Christie Cawley, of Shavertown, was among more than 1,900 students from Coastal Carolina University to be named to the fall 2013 Dean’s List.

To qualify for the Dean’s List, freshmen must earn a 3.25 grade point average, and upperclassmen must earn a 3.5 grade point average.

Cawley is a freshman Chemistry major.

SPENCER NAMED

TO DEAN’S LIST

Rebecca Spencer, of Dallas, PA, is among the 547 students who earned Dean’s List honors for the fall 2013 semester at Mount St. Mary’s University in Emmitsburg, Maryland.

The daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John S. Spencer, Jr. made Dean’s List by maintaining a 3.4 or higher grade point average.

NICKEL EARNS MASTERS

Jessica Nickel, of Dallas, Pa., recently received a Master of Arts degree in English from the State University of New York at New Palt.

Nickel received a MA in English.

RUTALIS NAMED

TO DEAN’S LIST

Jennifer Rutalis, of Dallas, has been named to Alvernia University’s Dean’s List for the fall 2013 semester.

To be eligible for the Dean’s List, students must carry a semester GPA of 3.5 or better and take a minimum of 12 credits.

A graduate of Dallas High School, Rutalis is a senior psychology major at Alvernia.

STEPNIAK ON

DEAN’S LIST

Brian Stepniak, of Dallas, has been named to the Dean’s List at the University of Hartford for the fall 2013 academic semester.

TWO NAMED TO

DEAN’S LIST

Cara Olson, of Dallas, and Olivia Sod, of Trudksville, were named to the Dean’s List at Ithaca College for the fall 2013 academic semester.

ACKOUREY ON

DEAN’S LIST

Evonna Ackourey, of Dallas, has been named to the Dean’s List at Quinnipiac University for the fall 2013 semester.

To qualify for the Dean’s lList, students must earn a grade point average of at least 3.5 with no grade lower than C.

TWO NAMED

TO DEAN’S LIST

Bronwec Stec and Kaitlyn Yoniski, both of Dallas, have been named to the Dean’s List at Fairfield University for the fall 2013 semester.

To be selected for the Dean’s List, a student must attain a grade point average of at least 3.5 out of a possible 4.0.

SCHOLARSHIP

WINNER

Matt Stephenson, of Tunkhannock, was one of four Misericordia University nurisng students who were awarded a $1,000 scholarship from Nurses Lounge, Inc., for participating in the online professional network for nurses.

Each of the four studetns will receive $250 to be used toward expenses they accrue from working toward their Bachelor of Science degrees in nursing.

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.

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