PEOPLE BRIEFS


First Posted: 7/10/2014

STEC NAMED

TO DEAN’S LIST

Bronwen Stec, of Dallas, has been named to the Dean’s List at Fairfield University for the spring 2014 semester.

FOLEY NAMED

TO POST AT MU

Kathleen “Kit’’ Foley, of Dallas, was recently named vice president of student affairs at Misericordia University.

Foley has been employed at Misericordia for 29 years, beginning at the institution as an Act 101 counselor in 1985. As the vice president of student affairs, she is the chief student affairs officer and advises the president on all matters pertaining to non-academic student life. S

Foley earned both her Bachelor of Science degree in human services and her Master of Science degree in counselor education from The University of Scranton.

In the community, she is a board member for Leadership Wilkes-Barre and chairs the Dallas-Lake-Lehman Youth Aid Panel through the Office of the Luzerne County District Attorney.

FIVE GRADUATE

FROM KUTZTOWN

Five Back Mountain residents have graduated from Kutztown University.

They are Michael A. Adams, of Dallas, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration Marketin; Maria T. Darbenzio, of Dallas, Bachelor of Arts English/Professional Writing; Kylie C. Kustrin, of Lehman, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration Marketing Magna Cum Laude; Alexandria L. Noon, of Harveys Lake, Bachelor of Science Criminal Justice; and David Paul Spurlin, of Dallas, Bachelor of Arts Communication Studies.

LOCALS NAMED TO

U OF S DEAN’S LIST

Local students were among the more than 1, 480 students named to The University of Scranton Dean’s List, which recognizes students for academic excellence during the 2014 spring semester. A student must have a grade point average of 3.5 or better with a minimum number of credit hours to make the Dean’s List.

They are Arianna C. Anglovich, Harveys Lake; Megan E. Fleming, Shavertown; Sara J. Krogulski, Shavertown; Kaitlyn R. Slaff, Dallas; Rebekah Stuart, Dallas; and Paul J. Van Loon, Dallas.

VALENTI ON

DEAN’S LIST

Jessica Valenti, a member of the class of 2016 of Dallas High School, has been named to the spring 2014 Dean’s List at Loyola University Maryland.

In order to qualify for the Dean’s List at Loyola, a student must have a GPA of at least 3.5 with a minimum of 15 credits.

LOCALS HONORED

BY SEMINARY

Wyoming Seminary Upper School students recently were honored for their achievements in Spanish, based on their scores in the 2014 National Spanish Examination. Sponsored by the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese, the test is administered to more than 89,000 students across the nation. Students take an on-line test and compete in 14 categories for certificates and gold, silver and bronze awards.

Back Mountain students who received awards are junior Madison Sweitzer, Dallas; sophomore Gabrielle Grossman, Shavertown; junior Larissa McHugh, Hunlock Creek; junior Madison Nardone, Shavertown; freshman Falon Nonnemacher, Tunkhannock; junior Emily Mackesy, Shavertown; senior Jamie Goldstein, Dallas; sophomore Elijah Miller, Dallas; freshman Andrew Schukraft, Dallas; freshman Spencer Stirewalt, Shavertown; sophomore Jake Kolessar, Shavertown; and junior Isabella Del Priore, Dallas;

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