PEOPLE BRIEFS


First Posted: 5/28/2014

SCHAUB NAMED

SUPER LAWYER

Robert D. Schaub, Esq., of Dallas, an attorney with the law firm of Rosenn, Jenkins & Greenwald, LLP has been named to the 2014 Pennsylvania Rising Stars list.

Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters business, is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement.

A graduate of Catholic University School of Law (J.D. 1984), Schaub received his undergraduate degree from Lemoyne College (magna cum laude) in 1981.

HALSOR HONORED

Kyla J. Halsor, of Dallas,won the Mable Scott Wandell and Sterling Leroy Wandell Award at Wilkes University’s 67th Annual Spring Commencement on May 17. The award is presented to the male and female undergraduate students with the highest academic average for their four years at Wilkes.

The daughter of Sid Halsor and Cydney Faul-Halsor, she graduated summer cum laude with a bachelor of science degree with a major in biology. Halsor shared the award with Katherine Dodson, of Nuremberg. Both women had 3.95 grade-point averages.

A graduate of Wyoming Seminary Preparatory School, Halsor was admitted to Who’s Who in American Colleges and Universities.

HEINDEL ON

DEAN’S LIST

Sweet Valley resident Amy Heindel was named to the Dean’s List for the 2014 spring semester at Messiah College. She is a senior majoring in engineering.

Dean’s list is earned by receiving a 3.6 GPA or higher on a 4.0 scale.

PIKE GRADUATES

FROM WILKES

Colleen Mackenzie Pike, daughter of Attorney John and Deborah Pike, of Dallas, received a bachelor’s degree in biology magna cum laude from Wilkes University School of Science and Engineering on May 17.

During her tenure at Wilkes University, Pike received the Outstanding Research Award in biology and was inducted into the Beta Beta Beta Honor Society.

A 2010 graduate of Dallas Senior High School, Pike will continue her graduate studies at the University of Delaware, Department of Biological Sciences, where she has received a full academic scholarship to pursue a Masters Degree in Molecular Biology and Genetics as well as being offered a Research Assistantship and appointment as a Teaching Assistant.

TWO NAMED

TO DEAN’S LIST

Rachel Madeira, of Dallas, and Bethany Searfoss, of Tunkhannock have been named to the Dean’s List at Bob Jones University for grades achieved during the spring 2014 semester. To qualify for the Dean’s List, students must earn a 3.0 GPA.

Madeira is a junior Cinema Production major and Searfoss is a senior Music Education major.

TWO GRADUATE

FROM DESALES

Gregory Herron and Scott Webb, both of Dallas, graduated from DeSales University on May 17.

Herron graduated with a bachelor of arts in dance and Webb graduated with a bachelor of science in computer science and mathematics.

TWO MU PROFS

HONORED

Allan Austin, Ph.D., of Dallas, and W. Scott Blanchard, Ph.D., of Shavertown, were among Misericordia University faculty members honored for excellence in scholarship, teaching and service to the campus and community during the 88th annual commencement ceremony at the Anderson Sports and Health Center on May 17.

Austin, professor of history was presented the Judge Max and Tillie Rosenn Excellence in Teaching Award. The award recognizes outstanding contributions to student learning and development. T

Blanchard, professor of English, was presented with the 2014 Louis and Barbara Alesi Excellence in Scholarship Award. This annual award recognizes and promotes the academic accomplishments of faculty members in terms of their scholarship and/or artistic achievements.

TWO RECEIVE

NURSING PINS

Charissa Albertson, of Shavertown, and Amber Traver, of Dallas, graduates of the traditional Bachelor of Science in Nursing program at Misericordia University, recently received their pins.

FOUR INDUCTED

INTO SOCIETY

Four Back Mountain residents were inducted into the Psi Beta Honor Society of Luzerne County Community College during an induction ceremony at the college’s Educational Conference Center.

They are Amanda Paci, Dallas; Joy White, Sweet Valley; Crystal Rodgers, Sweet Valley, president, Psi Beta; and Connor Garvey, Dallas.

Psi Beta is the national honor society in psychology for community and junior colleges. The mission of Psi Beta is professional development of psychology students through promotion and recognition of excellence in scholarship, leadership, research, and community service.

TWO NAMED

TO DEAN’S LIST

Alyssa Leigh Charney, of Dallas, and Lauren Tinsley Palermo, of Harveys Lake, have been named to the Clemson University Dean’s List for the spring 2014 semester.

Charney’s major is English while Palermo is majoring in Health Science.

DEAN’S LIST

AT KUTZTOWN

Several Back Mountain residents have been named to the 2014 spring Dean’s List at Kutztown University. To be eligible for Dean’s List, an undergraduate student must be registered for at least 12 credits and have a minimum grade point average of 3.60.

They are Jessica Lynn Campbel, Christina Marie Diltz, Ali Elizabeth Snider and David Paul Spurlin, of Dallas; Destiny Ann Distasio and Taylor Marie Sharp, of Tunkhannock; Kylie C Kustrin, of Lehman; Brandon Gregory Scott, of Trucksville; and

Sarah Bogdon Mack, of Wyoming.

RUSSELL NAMED

TO DEAN’S LIST

Kaylin Russell, a junior communications major from Trucksville, has been named to the spring 2014 Dean’s List at Elizabethtown College.

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.

STULL GRADUATES

FROM ST. FRANCIS

Rebecca Stull, of Dallas, received a Bachelor of Science – Health Science (OT) degree at the 163rd commencement exercises held May 10 at Saint Francis University in Loretto.

THREE GRADUATE

WITH MASTERS

Kevin James Arnaud, of Dallas; Renee Benavage, of Dallas; and Sara E. Nardone, of Shavertown, all received master’s degrees from The University of Scranton during commencement ceremonies on May 31.

SEVEN GRADUATE

WITH BACHELORS

Arianna C. Anglovich, of Harveys Lake; Ian D. Kennedy, of Monroe Township; Sara J. Krogulski, of Shavertown; Theresa A. Restaino, of Shavertown;of Kaitlyn R. Slaff, Dallas; of Rebekah Stuart, Dallas and Paul J. Van Loon, of Dallas, all received bachelor’s degrees from The University of Scranton during commencement ceremonies on May 31.

SZULBORSKI

GRADUATES

Kai Alexander Szulborski, son of Dr. Robert Szulborski and Dr. Debra Serfass, of Shavertown, graduated from Dickinson College on May 18 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English. He is a graduate of Dallas Senior High School.

MULLEN NAMED

TO DEAN’S LIST

Jordan Mullen, of Dallas, has been named to the Dean’s List at Youngstown State University for the spring 2014 semester. Mullen is majoring in Civil and Construct Eng Tech A at YSU.

To be eligible for the Dean’s List, a student must carry a semester grade point average of 3.4 or better and take a minimum of 12 semester hours of credit.

CAROLAN INDUCTED

INTO SOCIETY

Gavin Carolan, of Dallas, was inducted into the Sigma Kappa Delta Honor Society of Luzerne County Community College during an induction ceremony at the college’s Educational Conference Center.

The central purpose of Sigma Kappa Delta is to confer distinction upon outstanding students of the English language and literature in undergraduate studies.

BOTZMAN ON

DEAN’S LIST

Gabriela Botzman, of Dallas, a freshman early childhood education major, was named to the Dean’s List for the spring 2014 semester at the University of Mount Union.

To be eligible for Dean’s List, students must have completed at least 12 credit hours of traditionally graded coursework while achieving a grade point average of 3.550 or better with no grade below a B.

CALKINS GRADUATES

Michael Calkins, of Dallas, graduated from Widener University recently with a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering.

ALBRECHT ON

DEAN’S LIST

Nathan Albrecht, of Shavertown, was named to the Dean’s List at the University of New Haven for the spring 2014 semester. Full-time undergraduate students must have a 3.50 or better cumulative GPA for the semester to be eligible for the Dean’s List.

GALKA HONORED

Autumn Galka, of Noxen, a junior fashion/costume design track major, received the Silver Snips Award at Albright College’s 2014 Honors and Awards Ceremony on May 4.

TWO NAMED

TO DEAN’S LIST

Tommie Crego and Ashley Inman, both of Tunkhannock, have been named to to spring 2014 Dean’s List at Mansfield University.

To be named to the Dean’s List, a student must attend the university full-time and attain at least a 3.5 GPA for the semester.

PETROKAS ON

PRESIDENT’S LIST

Sara Petokas, of Tunkhannock, has been named to the spring 2014 President’s List at Mansfield University.

To be named to the President’s List, a student must attend the university full-time and attain at least a 4.0 QPA for the semester.

SEDOR HONORED

Wyoming Seminary graduate Bradley Sedor, of Shavertown, son of Attorney Lee Ann Earl-Sedor, received the Samuel Stephen Popky Leadership Award during the school’s 170th commencement in recognition of his service to the school and his concern for his fellow students.

Sedor also was named to the Cum Laude Society, the national academic honor society for college preparatory schools and the Quay-Adams Award for excellence in academics, athletics, character and leadership during the ceremony. Prior to commencement, he received the President’s Educational Excellence Award.

He has been named to the Dean’s List with High Honors for the spring term.

ZIELINSKI ACCEPTED

INTO PROGRAM

Caroline Zielinski, of Harveys Lake, daughter of Deborah and Dr. Henry Zielinski, has completed her third year of dental school at Temple University. She had two perfect semesters with a 4.0 grade average for her junior year.

Zielinski was accepted into the honors Implant Program in the department of Maxillofacial Surgery, one of only five students in her class. She will spend the summer and next year treating patients at The Kornberg School of Dentistry.

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