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Smith accepted into honor society

Lehigh University

Michael Smith Jr., of Whitehall, has been accepted into the National Society of Collegiate Scholars. NSCS is the nation’s pre-eminent certified honor society for high-achieving first- and second-year collegiate students. It is an honors organization that recognizes, elevates and connect high-achievers during and beyond their college careers. NSCS provides career and graduate school connections, leadership and service experiences, practical and skills-based content, access to discounts and savings and more than a million dollars in scholarships, chapter funds and awards annually.


Lehigh Carbon Community College held commencement ceremonies May 15 at PPL Center, Allentown. Commencement recognized the more than 900 students who have earned associate degrees, certificates or diplomas.

Bath: Nicole Fletcher, Rebecca Haran, Susan Morrissey, Kimberly Ramos

Catasauqua: Nicole Barna, Kyrsten Becker, Jewel Bolden, Amy Gannon, Devin Greene, Andrea Hariegle, Jennifer Hontz, Rosenide Jean-Pierre, Michael Lienert, Carissa Malarchik, Tiffany Mason, Brian Nattress, Zachary Troxell

Coplay: Kate Baron, Megan Baur, Narda Bloch, Sabrina Bourizk, James Childs, Debra DeLong, Larose Hajjar, Keanna Horst, Susan Horwith, John Krazek, Dakota Little, Mallory Marsilio-Schmoyer, Adam Miller, Emily Phillips, Anthony Quiteles, Stanley Rollerson Jr., Christina Slivinski, Sydney Stein

Danielsville: Steton Weber

Northampton: Christopher Chanitz, Danielle Dorsey, Tyler Kronstadt, Jaclyn Onuschak

Walnutport: Sheila Andrews, Derek Ferrer, Katie Kuntz, Jacob White, April Whiteman

Whitehall: Jihad Abduljabbar, Mary Ajami, Alfred Akoko, Jelena Bajic, Ryan Bartynski, Jennifer Boandl, Clayvi Brown, Jasmyn Butryn, Rita Carsillo Dieter, Joan Christensen, Ryan Christman Sr., Souaibou Cissoko, Jessica Connors, Erin Corcoran, Jennifer Davis, Maricelly DeJesus, Sandra Del Rosario, Franklin Figueroa, Samantha Figueroa, Shay Gimbel, Trevor Girardi, Nicholas Graff, Taylor Hamscher, Kali Heffner, Elizabeth Hernandez, Langston Hollomon, Katherine Holva, Nathan Horwath, Beth Hudson, Zachary Hunsicker, Tanner Kern, Amanda Krasenics, Trevor Lacy, Danica Lavery, Halima Mbarack, Khadijah McPherson, Angie Mejia Almonte, Sol Melendez, Jessica Mickno, Christopher Mumford (Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants Award), Wafaa Namous, Tiana Nazario, Emily Oberg, Ashley O’Hara, Tiffany Olesh, Gavin Palmer, Vishwakumar Panchal, Delcamise Pierre, Hassan Rahman Sr., Onidis Ramirez, Sanae Rhazali, Ronaisha Rich, Isabella Rosario, Luz Ruiz, Igor Santos, Shiloh Schneck, Alexandra Sidor, Shivendra Singh, Dominique Slack, Alec Sodl, Destiny Soto, Brendan Strohl, Lauren Sweigert, Sulia Szerencsits, Jacob Taschler, Pauline Tran, Melissa Transue, Mary Viola, Kevin Virgo Jr., James Voutsinas, Zuri Washington, Noah Zahradnik, Jolene Zartler, Yara Ziadi


Nearly 1,950 students have been named to the dean’s list for the spring semester at Northampton Community College. The honor is reserved for students who have completed a minimum of six credits and achieved at least a 3.5 grade-point average on a 4.0 scale in the spring 2019 semester.

Catasauqua: Nancy Chapman, health care office coordinator; Patric Corrocher, electromechanical technology; Melody Cruz, communication studies; Jordon Doddy, early childhood education; Abigail Dougherty, health care office coordinator; Michael Leon, web development; Dakoha Zelinsky, general studies

Coplay: Francesca Bachman, health care office coordinator; Zachary Hunsberger, media production; Meagan Reibman, biological science; Chad Sodl, sport management;

Whitehall: Ali Almaiali, radiography; Benjamin Barajas, media production; Alexander Barchini, biological science; Sharonda Bing, general studies; Mary Charni, general studies; Kevin Dang, business administration; Joe Delgadillo, culinary arts; JaQuan Harrell, criminal justice; Jennifer Kassis, media production; Amanda Kernan, general studies; Kyle Lutz, fine art; Chamairy Minaya Garcia, public health; Jose Morales, architecture; Kacyann Morris, general studies; Angelina Nguyen, fine art; Margaret Oswald, general studies; Kassandra Pineiro, social work; Ty Shafnisky, business administration; Maireny Soto, general studies; Paul Wieder, computer information technology; Rachel Williams, health care office coordinator; Casey Zelena, construction management

With an enduring commitment to the regional community it serves and a focus on student success, NCC has developed a reputation as an institution of extraordinary distinction, earning accolades at the state and national levels for innovative programs, outstanding faculty and impressive student achievements. It counts among its successful alumni a four-time Pulitzer Prize winner and an Academy Award-winning director as well as a host of CEOs, presidents and leaders of business and industry. Today, NCC has locations in Bethlehem, Southside Bethlehem, Easton and Monroe County, serving 30,000 students each year from 53 counties, 42 countries and 25 states.

Bloomsburg University

Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania congratulates the nearly 1,900 students who were named to the spring 2019 dean’s list. A full-time student with a semester GPA of 3.5 or higher in 12 or more semester hours of course work for which a grade or grades are received are named to the dean’s list.

Bath: Harry Emery V, Class of 2019, business administration/information technology management and supply chain management; Kalie Chapman, Class of 2019, early childhood education; Madison Venzke, Class of 2019, special education/early childhood education

Catasauqua: Mara O’Malley, Class of 2019, music

Coplay: Abbygail Hill, Class of 2019, international business, languages and cultures; Hannah Geczi, Class of 2020, criminal justice

Danielsville: Jacob Horn, Class of 2019, technical leadership

Northampton: Julia Pany, Class of 2019, business administration and supply chain management

Walnutport: Nathan Michael, Class of 2019, accounting; Rebecca Evans, Class of 2020, digital forensics; Caylin Marth, Class of 2020, exercise science

Whitehall: Sarah Peters, Class of 2019, accounting; Teresa Nappo, Class of 2022, mass communication; Marina LoBaido, Class of 2019, speech path audiology; Asenath Onsinyo, Class of 2019, nursing; Rachel Slane, Class of 2019, nursing; Abigail Nguyen, Class of 2019, special education/early childhood education

BU is one of 14 universities in Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education. The university serves approximately 8,900 students, offering comprehensive programs of study in the colleges of education, business, liberal arts and science and technology.

Lehigh University

During commencement ceremonies May 20, Lehigh University conferred 1,058 bachelor’s degrees, 339 master’s degrees and 47 doctoral degrees. Of the nearly 1,500 graduates, degree recipients came from 44 states and 61 countries and majored in 99 different disciplines.

Bath: Keith Gustafson, Master of Science in instructional technology

Catasauqua: Marli Corbett, Master of Education in human development; Joshua May, Master of Education in secondary education

Whitehall: Charles Fisher, Doctor of Philosophy in cell and molecular biology; Megan Murphy, Master of Education in educational leadership; Juliet Saba, Master of Education in educational leadership; Fouad Haddad, Master of Engineering in energy systems engineering; Alex Doumith, Master of Engineering in technical entrepreneurship; Tristan Morales, Master of Engineering in technical entrepreneurship; Elizabeth Hill, graduate certificate

For more than 150 years, LU (lehigh.edu) has combined outstanding academic and learning opportunities with leadership in fostering innovative research. The institution is among the nation’s most selective, highly ranked private research universities. Lehigh’s four colleges — College of Arts and Sciences, College of Business and Economics, College of Education and the P.C. Rossin College of Engineering and Applied Science — provide opportunities to 7,000 students to discover and grow in a learning community that promotes interdisciplinary programs with real-world experience.

University at Albany

The University at Albany has announced the dean’s list of distinguished students for the spring 2019 semester. Rachel Schannauer, of Whitehall, received this accomplishment. In order to qualify for this distinction, students must earn a GPA of 3.25 or higher during their first semester of study. In subsequent semesters of study, students must earn a GPA of 3.5 or higher.