Back Mountain residents in the news

April 19th, 2017 7:28 pm

MU prof will attend seminar

DALLAS TWP. – Richard Hancuff, Ph.D., M.C.S.E., manager of online learning systems and an adjunct English instructor at Misericordia University, has been selected as a National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Scholar from a national applicant pool to attend one of 24 seminars and institutes supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Hancuff will participate in the two-week seminar, “Transcendentalism and Reform in the Age of Emerson, Thoreau, and Fuller,’’ in Concord, Massachusetts.

A resident of Jackson Township, Hancuff and his wife, Noreen O’Connor, have a son, Danny, and a daughter, Rose.

Leeds wins horse show

FORREST CITY — Nina Leeds, a senior honor student at Dallas High School, and her horse Sherwin Williams won the $2,000 Birchtown Classic at The Taking Strides Towards a Cure Benefit Horse Show at Birchtown Stables April 1

Leeds and Sherwin recently returned from three weeks successful weeks showing at HITS Ocala in.

Leeds plans to continue her studies of academics and horses at Centenary University in Hackettstown, NJ where she will major in their Pre-Vet program.

Stamer named to President’s List

ITHACA, NY — Eric Stamer, of Tunkhannock, a Clinical Health Studies major at Ithaca College, was one of over 150 IC students to be named to the Empire 8 President’s List.

Two initiated into honor society

The following local residents recently were initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest and most selective all-discipline collegiate honor society.

Jenna Mortenson, of Harveys Lake, was initiated at Ithaca College and David Payne III, of Dallas, was initiated at Pennsylvania State University.