Spera earns degree
EAST STROUDSBURG — Jennifer Spera, Harveys Lake, receive da Bachelor of Arts in Communication from East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania.
Shaver inducted into honor society
SCRANTON — Peter Shaver, of Shavertown, was among The University of Scranton students inducted into Alpha Epsilon Alpha, the honor society for communication students. Shaver was also inducted into Lambda Pi Eta, the national honor society for communication majors.
Sohns named to honors list
MADISON, NJ — Margaret Sohns, Tunkhannock, was named to the honors list for the spring 2017 semester at Fairleigh Dickinson University’s Florham Campus.
CHARLESTON, SC — Zachary Appleby, of Tunkhannock, is one of more than 100 Army officers commissioned in The Citadel Class of 2018.
Fromel receives prize
ALLENTOWN — Michele Fromel, of Dallas, received The American Chemical Society Prize at Muhlenberg Cellege’s annual Honors Convocation on April 29.
Five present projects at Wilkes
WILKES-BARRE — Five Back Mountain residents who are Wilkes University electrical and mechanical engineering majors presented their senior projects and demonstrated them at an event April 28.
Justin Jones, of Dallas, “Hoplon Body Armor”
Patrick Serino, of Shavertown, “Electronic – Vertical Take-Off Landing System”
Tyler Kukosky, of Sweet Valley, “PEI Power Landfill Gas Process Improvement”
Patrick Gelso, of Dallas, “PEI Power Landfill Gas Process Improvement”
Matthew Miller, of Shavertown, “PEI Power Landfill Gas Process Improvement”
Local residents inducted into Phi Kappa Phi
BLOOMSBURG — Timothy Mackiw and Erin Smith, both of Tunkhannock, were recently initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines.
Marketing Honor Society inductees
SCRANTON — Katie Conrad, of Dallas, and Aum Raghuvanshi, of Shavertown, were among 25 University of Scranton students inducted into Mu Kappa Tao, the national honor society for marketing.
Conrad is a junior pursuing a operations and information management degree while Raghuvanshi is a senior pursuing a marketing degree.
Klein passes travel agent test
DALLAS — Roberta Day Klein, owner of Gifts from Above Inspirational Travel, 3130 Memorial Highway, Suite 100-102, recently passed the Travel Agent Proficiency Test.
The standardized test measures the knowledge and skills of travel agent professionals and serves as the first step toward occupational professionalism.
Jacobs named ambassador
ANNVILLE, PA — Kelly Jacobs, of Dallas, is one of 49 Lebanon Valley College graduates recognized as Green Dot ambassadors during the College’s 149th Commencement on Saturday, May 12. Jacobs, a graduate of Dallas Senior High School, received a bachelor of arts in economics at The Valley.
Stemrich inducted into honor society
SCRANTON — Raymond Stemrich, of Sweet Valley, was among the over 60 University of Scranton students inducted into Alpha Sigma Nu, the national Jesuit honor society.
Stemrich is a graduate student at the Jesuit university.
Boland inducted into honor society
SCRANTON — Michael Boland, of Dallas, was among the 54 University of Scranton students inducted into Upsilon Phi Delta, the national honor society for graduate and undergraduate students in healthcare administration programs.
Boland is a senior pursuing a Health Administration degree at the Jesuit university.
Austin receives award
SCRANTON — Brittany Austin, of Harveys Lake, received an Excellence in Obstetrics and Gynecology award during the Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine (GCSOM) annual end-of the year awards ceremony.
Austin will now pursue a residency in Obstetrics-Gynecology at Medical University of South Carolina.
Michael receives Wilkes award
WILKES-BARRE — Erin Michael, of Dallas, received the e-Mentor, Graduating Seniors Recognition presented by the Wilkes University Office of Student Development.
Conrad organizes NASCAR Day
SCRANTON — Katie Conrad, of Dallas, was among the members of The University of Scranton’s Marketing Society who organized NASCAR Day on campus in the spring semester. The event featured 17-year-old driver Todd Gilliland, who is among the nine-member Class of 2017-18 up-and-coming drivers featured in NASCAR NEXT. The event included meeting with communication students for a discussion about social media and sports and a timed “tire change pit drill” for students, faculty and staff at the base of the commons on campus.
Locals graduate from York College of Pennsylvania
YORK — Mari Taggart, of Wyoming, and Amy Williams, of Sweet Valley, earned degrees at the York college of Pennsylvania commencement on May 12.
Taggart graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in Hospitality Management.
Williams graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree in International Relations.
Over 700 students earned degrees at the York College of Pennsylvania spring commencement.
Locals named to York College of Pennsylvania’s dean list
YORK — Lacy Lawson, Mari Taggart and Amy Williams were among 1,400 students named to the dean’s list at York College of Pennsylvania.
Lawson, Sweet Valley, is a senior majoring in Early Elementary Education. Taggart, Wyoming, is a senior majoring in Hospitality Management. Williams, Sweet Valley, is a senior majoring in International Relations.
Locals graduate from Gettysburg College
GETTYSBURG, PA — Nora Tidey and Eric Yurko, both of Dallas, were among 608 students who graduated from Gettysburg College May 20.
Perez earns accounting award
DALLAS TWP. — Sara Perez, of Harveys Lake, earned the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants Award for excellence in accounting studies from Misericordia University at the annual Honors and Awards Ceremony in Lemmond Theater in Walsh Hall.
Ostrowsky and Augustine honored
DALLAS TWP. —Noah Ostrowsky, of Tunkhannock, and Giovana Augustine, of Shavertown, had their academic accomplishments recognized at Misericordia University’s annual Honors and Awards Ceremony in May.
Ostrowsky received the Dr. Louis Maganzin Award, which is presented to a student who has excelled in student teaching in a secondary education.
Augustine was awarded the Sister Pat McCann, RSM, Ed.D., Award. It is given to an education student who exemplifies the charism of Service in the spirit of Catherine McAuley, the founder of the Religious Sisters of Mercy.
Locals named to Bucknell University’s dean’s list
LEWISBURG — Amber Habib, of Harveys Lake, Patrick Newhart, of DAllas, and Bradley Sedor, of Shavertown, have been named to the dean’s list at Bucknell University for the spring semester of the 2017-18 academic year. They are all members of the Class of 2018.
Locals earn Lackawanna College degrees
SCRANTON — Aaron P. Yurko, of Dallas, and Katelyn Janine Kelleher, of Harveys Lake, were among Lackawanna College’s graduates.
Yurko earned an associate degree in Science Business Administration.
Kelleher earned an associate degree in Diagnostic Medical Sonography.
King named to Mansfield University President’s List
MANSFIELD, PA — Cameron King, of Tunkhannock, was named to the spring 2018 President’s List at Mansfield University.
Cudo earns degree from DeSale University
CENTER VALLEY, PA — Erik J. Cudo, of Wyoming, earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from DeSale University May 19.
Seven named to dean’s list
MANSFIELD — Seven Back Mountain students were among the 327 named to the Mansfield University dean’s list for the spring 2018 semester. They are Sean Andres, Adryana Appleby, Jacklyn Appleby, all of Tunkhannock; Sara Mirra, Griffin Stone, both of Dallas; Sequoia Saxe, Shavertown; and Nicole Morgan, Wyoming.
Wilkes honors local graduates
WILKES-BARRE — Wilkes University recognized over 60 graduating seniors at the annual academic awards ceremony on May 18, including the following Back Mountain students.
Gabrielle Spagnuolo,Wyoming, received the Outstanding Graduate in Neuroscience Award by the Behavioral & Social Sciences Department.
Rhyle Stull, Dallas, earned the Academic Achievement Award – MBA by the Master of Business Administration Department.
Matthew Miller, Shavertown, received the Dr. Umid R. Nejib Award for Outstanding Achievement in Electrical Engineering by the Electrical Engineering & Physics Department.
Erin Michael, Dallas, earned the Frank J. J. Davies Award by the English Department.
Zaleskas named to dean’s list
BOSTON, MA — Zachary Zaleskas, of Dallas, was recently named to the Emmanuel College dean’s list for the spring 2018 semester.
Kelley receives academic award
DALLAS TWP. — The Misericordia University Department of History awarded Amber Kelley of Dallas the History Department Award for High Achievement at the annual Honors and Awards Ceremony in Lemmond Theater in Walsh Hall.
Locals named to Clarion University of PA dean’s list
CLARION— The following students were named to the dean’s list for the spring 2018 semester at Clarion University of Pennsylvania. To earn placement on the dean’s list, students must be enrolled in at least 12 credits and earn a 3.5 grade-point average.
Alexander Chance Jones, Dallas
Sarah E Traver, Monroe Twp.
Dalton Ray, Tunkhannock
Benjamin Wayne Spencer, Tunkhannock
Bulford inducted into Beta Kappa Chi Honor Society
READING — Karlie Bulford, of Tunkhannock, was named a member of the Beta Kappa Chi honor society at Alvernia University.
Bulford is studying nursing at Alvernia University and is a graduate of Tunkhannock High School.
Lebanon Valley College recognizes student-athletes
ANNVILLE — Rebecca Ford, Shavertown, and Owen Morgan, Dallas, were among more than 200 Lebanon Valley College student-athletes who competed for the Flying Dutchmen during the spring sports season. Both are graduates of Lake-Lehman High School.
Ford is a bachelor of science in communication sciences and disorders and a member of the women’s track and field team.
Morgan is a bachelor of science in business administration and a member of the men’s lacrosse team.
Krohn awarded Master’s Degree from Harvard Kennedy School
Cambridge, MA – John Derek Krohn graduated May 24 from Harvard Kennedy School (HKS) with a Mid-Career Master in Public Administration (MC/MPA) degree.
Krohn, son of Deborah and Theodore Krohn, of Dallas, is the director of intergovernmental affairs at the U.S. Department of Energy.
Brown receives Associates degree
BETHLEHEM — Cody Brown, of Tunkhannock, graduated from Northampton County Community College with an Associate in Arts in General Studies.
Locals receive advanced degrees
SCRANTON — Back Mountain students who earned master’s and doctoral degrees from The University of Scranton include:
Cassie Benscoter, Tunkhannock, Master of Science with a major in clinical mental health counseling
Susan Victoria Elder, Dallas, Master of Science with a major in human resources
Emma Mary Keyes, Tunkhannock, Master of Science with a major in school counseling
Casey Scafella, Dallas, Master of Science with a major in clinical mental health counseling
Rome on dean’s list
WILLIAMSBURG, VA — Regan Rome, of Dallas, was recently named to the dean’s list at William & Mary for the spring 2018 semester.
Phi Theta Kappa inductees
NANTICOKE — The Luzerne County Community College chapter of Phi Theta Kappa recently inducted the following two Back Mountain students.
Mitchell Gleco, Harveys Lake
Victoria Vespico, Shavertown
Locals named to dean’s list
ANNVILLE, PA — The following Back Mountain students were named to the dean’s list at Lebanon Valley College. Dean’s list students must maintain a GPA of at least 3.4 out of 4.0.
Frank Hullihen, Dallas, a graduate of Dallas Senior High School, earned a bachelor of arts in economics at The Valley.
Kayla Wanek, Dallas, a graduate of Dallas Senior High School, earned a bachelor of science in biology at The Valley.
Rebecca Ford, Shavertown, a graduate of Lake-Lehman Junior-Senior High School, is pursuing a bachelor of science in communication sciences and disorders at The Valley.
Locals named to dean’s list
CEDARVILLE, OHIO — Joshua Montross, Dallas, and Megan Quick, Tunkhannock, were named to the dean’s list at Cedarville University.
Locals graduate from Lycoming College
WILLIAMSPORT — Cody Stemrich, Sweet Valley, earned a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice from Lycoming College during it’s 170th commencement.
Bendick named to dean’s list
WILLIAMSPORT — Abigail Bendick, Shavertown, was named to the Lycoming College dean’s list for the spring semester of 2018.
Locals named to dean’s list
SLIPPERY ROCK — The following Back Mountain students were named to Slippery Rock University’s dean’s list for the spring semester.
Sydney E. Kern, Dallas
Eric B. Davies, Harveys Lake
Johnathan J. Urban, Wyoming
Cortlyn M. Van Deutsch, Trucksville
De Lyon named to dean’s list
BRADFORD — Lia de Lyon, of Tunkhannock, was named to the dean’s list at The University of Pittsburgh at Bradford.
De Lyon, a senior exercise science student, earned a 4.0 GPA in the spring semester.
Yeust earns masters from Wilkes University
WILKES-BARRE — Sarah Yeust, of Tunkhannock, earned a Master of Science in Education degree at Wilkes University’s 71st spring commencement on May 19.
Locals named to dean’s list
KINGSTON, RI — Abigail Elizabeth Berger, of Dallas, was named to The University of Rhode Island’s dean’s list for the spring 2018 semester.
Three honored by King’s College
WILKES-BARRE — Three Dallas Borough residents and recent graduates earned academic awards from King’s College in Wilkes-Barre.
Ivy Rinehimer received The Highest Academic Achievement presented to an Adult Student in Continuing Higher Education.
Michael Boris earned The W.A. Kilburn Memorial Award for Philosophy and The Christ the King Award for Theology.
Merissa Konnick received The S. Idris Ley Memorial Award for the Highest Academic Achievement, The Reverend George P. Benaglia Language Award, The Theta Alpha Kappa Undergraduate Achievement Award, and the St. Andre Bessette Award for Service in the Spirit of the Congregation of Holy Cross.
Sweeney graduates with dual major
SELINSGROVE — Kelly Sweeney, of Shavertown, graduated Magna Cum Laude with a BA in History and a BA in Communications from Susquehanna University. A 2014 graduate of Lake-Lehman High School, she is the daughter of John and Ann Sweeney.
Two graduate from Susquehanna
SELINSGROVE — Zachary Goodwin, of Dallas, and Emily Malak, of Shavertown, earned degrees from Susquehanna University May 16.
Goodwin graduated Cum Laude with a BS in Finance. A 2014 graduate of Dallas High School, he is the son of Don and Mimi Goodwin.
Malak graduated Cum Laude with a BS in Psychology and Neuroscience. A 2014 graduate of Lake-Lehman High School, she is the daughter of Richard and Melissa Malak.
Brothers named to dean’s list
CLINTON, N.Y. – Andrew N. Kim and Michael E. Kim, of Dallas, have been named to the dean’s list at Hamilton College for the 2018 spring semester. Both graduates of Wyoming Seminary, they are the sons of Eugene and Gisele Kim and rising sophomores at Hamilton.
Two named to dean’s list
BETHLEHEM — Cody Brown and Samantha Brown, both of Tunkhannock, have been named to the dean’s list for the spring semester at Northampton Community College.
Two named to dean’s list
EAST STROUDSBURG — John Blat, of Dallas, and Katelyn Hill, of Shavertown, have been named to the dean’s list at East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania (ESU) for the spring 2018 semester of the 2017-2018 academic year.
Blat is a Computer Security major and Hill is an undeclared major.
Spencer receives BS degree
CLARION — Benjamin Spencer, of Tunkhannock, graduated from Clarion University of Pennsylvania May 12 with a BS Sport Management degree.