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Milisits, Koch earn dean’s list

University of Scranton

Andrew J. Milisits, of Northampton, and Theresa Anne Koch, of Whitehall, were among more than 1,650 students named to the University of Scranton’s dean’s list for the 2019 spring semester. The dean’s list recognizes students for academic excellence. A student must have a grade-point average of 3.5 or better with a minimum number of credit hours during the semester to make the dean’s list.

Milisits is a senior philosophy major, and Koch is a senior neuroscience major, both in the university’s College of Arts and Sciences.



Wilkes University Senior Vice President and Provost Anne Skleder announced the dean’s list for the spring 2019 semester. To be named to the dean’s list, students must obtain a minimum 3.5 GPA and carry at least 12 credits.

Bath: James Benes, Melody Mayer

Catasauqua: Alexis Ayache, Sarah Covert, Rose Dietrich, Steven Ritter

Coplay: Gabrielle Molitoris

Northampton: Corey Cowitch, Carissa Kern, Ethan Schwartz

Walnutport: Jessica Kroboth

Whitehall: Junior Alvarado-Rosario, Jorgie Duld, Emily Yenser

Wilkes University is an independent institution of higher education dedicated to academic and intellectual excellence through mentoring in the liberal arts, sciences and professional programs. Founded in 1933, the university is on a mission to create one of the great small universities, offering all of the programs, activities and opportunities of a large, research university in the intimate, caring and mentoring environment of a small, liberal arts college, at a cost that is increasingly competitive with public universities. In addition to 47 undergraduate majors, Wilkes offers the doctor of nursing practice, doctor of education and doctor of pharmacy degrees and more than a dozen master’s degree programs, including the master of business administration and master of fine arts in creative writing.

Widener University

Widener University conferred degrees to more than 1,100 graduates during a ceremony May 17. Commencement was held at the Mann Center for the Performing Arts in Philadelphia.

Coplay: Quentin Sowers, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in finance

Walnutport: Taylor Grube, Doctor of Philosophy in nursing science

Whitehall: Jennifer Purnell-Joe, Master of Social Work; Charlotte Connors, Bachelor of Science in nursing

Widener University is a private, metropolitan university that connects curricula to social issues through civic engagement. Dynamic teaching, active scholarship, personal attention, leadership development and experiential learning are key components of the Widener experience. A comprehensive doctorate-granting university, Widener comprises seven schools and colleges that offer liberal arts and sciences, professional and pre-professional curricula leading to associate, baccalaureate, master’s and doctoral degrees.

Boston University

Brandy N. Moser, of Northampton, has recently been named to the dean’s list at Boston University for the spring semester. Each school and college at Boston University has their own criterion for the dean’s list, but students generally must attain a 3.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale, or be in the top 30 percent of their class, as well as a full course load as a full-time student.

Founded in 1839, Boston University is an internationally recognized institution of higher education and research. Consisting of 16 schools and colleges, BU offers students more than 250 programs of study in science and engineering, social science and humanities, health science, the arts and other professional disciplines, along with a number of multidisciplinary centers and institutes integral to the university’s research and teaching mission. With more than 33,000 students, BU is the fourth-largest private university in the country and a member of the American Association of Universities (AAU), a nonprofit association of 62 of North America’s leading research-intensive institutions.

Widener University

Mitchell Phillips, of Catasauqua, was named to the dean’s list in exploratory studies for the spring 2019 semester at Widener University. His 3.6 semester GPA, as well as the combination of courses during his first year, has allowed him the opportunity to pursue nursing.

University of Delaware

The following area students have been named to the University of Delaware’s dean’s list for the spring 2019 semester. To meet eligibility requirements for this achievement, a student must be enrolled full time and earn a GPA of 3.33 or above (on a 4.0 scale) for the semester.

Coplay: Caroline Martin

Whitehall: Madison Bydlon, Mina Feyrer, Gretchen Johnson, Julia Solderitch

University of Hartford

The University of Hartford is pleased to announce Leah Kleintop, of Coplay, has been named to its dean’s list for spring 2019 semester.

Spread across seven dynamic schools and colleges, the University of Hartford has been guiding the purpose and passion of students for over six decades. On our 350-acre campus alongside Connecticut’s capital city, approximately 5,000 undergraduate and 1,500 graduate students from 48 states and countries come together for a common purpose: to collaborate across different disciplines, diversify perspectives and broaden world views. We’re a four-year private university focused on advancing the public good through meaningful connections within our communities. Our unique approach to comprehensive education gives us the critical perspectives that lead to impactful change, regionally and beyond. With degree programs spanning the arts, humanities, business, engineering and technology, education and health professions, we focus on doing the work that matters.

Muhlenberg College

Muhlenberg College celebrated its 171st commencement May 19. During the ceremony, which was held on the College Green, 502 students were awarded their undergraduate degrees.

Catasauqua: David Wetherhold, Bachelor of Arts in business administration and finance; Andrew Rice, Bachelor of Science in biochemistry, with a minor in English, magna cum laude

Whitehall: Brett Mathews, Bachelor of Arts in theater and media and communication, cum laude; Thomas Braunreuther, Bachelor of Arts in business administration, summa cum laude

Founded in 1848, Muhlenberg College is a highly selective, private, four-year residential, liberal arts college in Allentown. With an undergraduate enrollment of approximately 2,200 students, Muhlenberg is dedicated to shaping creative, compassionate, collaborative leaders through rigorous academic programs in the arts, humanities, natural sciences and social sciences as well as selected pre-professional programs, including accounting, business, education and public health. The college is affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. A member of the Centennial Conference, Muhlenberg competes in 22 varsity sports.

University of the Sciences

Emily Brand, of Whitehall, was among the newest members from University of the Sciences inducted into the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy Alpha Tau Chapter of Rho Chi, the academic honor society in pharmacy, April 13. The Rho Chi Honor Society recognizes and encourages academic excellence. To be nominated for membership in Rho Chi, a student must rank among the top 20 percent of his or her class and have completed at least the fall semester of their fourth year. The society also accepts membership for graduate students, faculty and alumni, as well as an honorary membership. New members are inducted into Rho Chi during the spring semester of each year.

University of the Sciences has prepared students to be leaders and practitioners in the health care and science fields for nearly 200 years. Key to its distinctive education is a tradition of hands-on research and experiential learning that is evident in every graduate who has walked its campus. Since its founding in 1821 as Philadelphia College of Pharmacy, the first college of pharmacy in North America, USciences has grown to more than 30 degree-granting programs from bachelor’s through doctoral degrees in the health sciences, bench sciences and health care business and policy fields.

Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

Tara (Romanyshyn) Carachilo, of Whitehall, was among 260 graduates who earned the Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine at the college’s 128th commencement held May 24 at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts.

Carachilo is the daughter of Janet and Peter Romanyshyn. She earned a Bachelor of Science in chemistry from Temple University. She is continuing her medical training in family practice and emergency medicine at Jefferson Health, Philadelphia.

Founded in 1899, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine has trained thousands of highly competent, caring physicians, health practitioners and behavioral scientists who practice a “whole person” approach to care — treating people, not just symptoms. PCOM offers doctoral degrees in clinical psychology, osteopathic medicine, pharmacy, physical therapy and school psychology, and graduate degrees in biomedical sciences, forensic medicine, mental health counseling, organizational development and leadership, physician assistant studies, school psychology and public health management and administration.

Our students learn the importance of health promotion, research, education and service to the community. Through its community-based healthcare centers, PCOM provides care to medically underserved populations in inner city and rural locations. For more information, visit pcom.edu.

DeSales University

The following students made the dean’s list for the spring 2019 semester at DeSales University. To qualify for this status, a student must have a minimum 3.25 GPA.

Coplay: Kera J. Kulp, Gabriel J. Lamm, Jude M. Luckenbill, Loran A. Pritchard, Roberto D. Recchia

Whitehall: Sayed Adil, Adrian C. Anatalio, Zachary R. Brodeur, Reem I. Elsayed, Allison R. Emick, Hagar M. Fadel, Angel G. Falcon, Brian C. Fox, Vanessa K. Hadeed, Amanda Hazim, Jessica Howard, Fieruz Y. Jabir, Gazal Jabir, Majenneh L. Kennedy, Alexandra B. Nassif, Maria N. Tran, Tiffany N. Tran, Barrington P. Virgo, Joseph C. White, Lauren E. Williams