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LCCC

Mary, Kenstler named team members

Two Lehigh Carbon Community College students, Jace Izellah Mary, of Whitehall, and Michelle Kenstler, of Kempton, have been named members of the 2021-22 All-Pennsylvania Academic Team, which is sponsored by Phi Theta Kappa (the international honor for two-year colleges), the Coca-Cola Corporation, the State System of Higher Education (PASSHE), and the Pennsylvania Commission for Community Colleges (PACCC).

Selection for the academic team is competitive and students must have achieved a GPA of 3.5 or higher. Community college presidents or their designated nominators may submit no more than two nominations per campus for this award. An independent jury considers outstanding academic rigor, GPA, academic and leadership awards, and commitment to academic and community service in the selection process. Each All-Pennsylvania Academic Team member receives a full two-year scholarship to one of the universities in the PASSHE system and competes nationally for All-USA Academic Team and Coke Academic Team scholarships. -Cola Community College.

Mary is a graduate of Whitehall High School and is a Physical Science major at LCCC. She is president of the Student Government Association, vice president of the Phi Theta Kappa chapter of the college, and is part of the Honors Scholars program. Mary works as a mentor and has volunteered at many university events including New Student Convocation, Open Houses and Fall Festival, as well as PTK projects and events. Additionally, Mary was selected as a Bronze Scholar to the 2022 Coca-Cola Academic Team and was selected as the recipient of the Krysta Hankee Memorial Scholarship. Selection as a Coca-Cola Bronze Scholar is based on the student’s scores in the All-USA Academic Team competition, for which more than 2,000 applications were received this year. Mary, who is the daughter of immigrants, plans to further her education in pursuit of a career in biomedical engineering.

Kenstler is a psychology major at LCCC, a member of the Honor Scholars program, and is president of the LCCC chapter of Phi Theta Kappa. Michelle chaired the chapter’s Honor in Action project, The Legacy of Rituals, which received fourth place at the PTK Middle States Regional Recognition Convention. Michelle has volunteered at chapter events including the Fall 2021 Transfer Fair, the chapter’s college project, and coordinated volunteer outreach with the Sixth Street Shelter in Allentown. She also participated in the PTK 2021 Honors Institute and completed the PTK Transfer Edge course. She plans to continue her studies in psychology at Kutztown University in pursuit of a career as a professional counselor.

Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Konek inducted into honor society

Amber Konek, of Northampton, was recently initiated into the Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society, the nation’s oldest and most selective all-discipline collegiate honor society. Konek is one of approximately 25,000 students, faculty, professional staff and alumni to be initiated into Phi Kappa Phi each year. Membership is by invitation only and requires the nomination and approval of a Chapter. Only 10% of seniors and 7.5% of juniors are eligible for membership. Graduate students in the Top 10 percent of graduate degree applicants may also qualify, as may faculty, professional staff, and alumni who have achieved academic distinction.

Phi Kappa Phi was founded in 1897 under the leadership of undergraduate student Marcus L. Urann, who wanted to create a different kind of honor society: one that recognizes excellence in all academic disciplines. Today, the society has chapters on more than 325 campuses in the United States, its territories, and the Philippines. Its mission is “to recognize and promote academic excellence in all areas of higher education and to engage the scholarly community in service to others”.

Pennsylvania State University

Hendricks inducted into the Honor Society

Michaela Hendricks, of Whitehall, was recently initiated into the Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society, the nation’s oldest and most selective multidisciplinary collegiate honor society. Hendricks was initiated at Pennsylvania State University. Hendricks is one of approximately 25,000 students, faculty, professional staff and alumni to be initiated into Phi Kappa Phi each year. Membership is by invitation only and requires the nomination and approval of a Chapter. Only 10% of seniors and 7.5% of juniors are eligible for membership. Graduate students in the Top 10 percent of graduate degree applicants may also qualify, as may faculty, professional staff, and alumni who have achieved academic distinction.

Phi Kappa Phi was founded in 1897 under the leadership of undergraduate student Marcus L. Urann, who wanted to create a different kind of honor society, one that recognizes excellence in all academic disciplines. Today, the society has chapters on more than 325 campuses in the United States, its territories, and the Philippines. Its mission is “to recognize and promote academic excellence in all areas of higher education and to engage the scholarly community in service to others”.

Northampton Community College

Students named to the Dean’s List

The following students have been named to the Dean’s List for the Fall 2021 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 GPA on a 4.0 scale in the fall 2021 semester.

Bath: Tiffani Anderson, Tori Andrew, John Antoniello, Nickole Atkins, Shelby Behler, Sara Blake, Wesley Burkit, Gaby Castro, Charlotte Cherry, Hunter Corrow, Samuel Costenbader, Evan Dempsey, Kaela Edelman, Alexa Ehrgott, Summer Eldik, Teofolo Filingo, John Fox, Monica George, Audrey Glass, Jessica Grello, Lauren Grube, Trinity Horvath, Bradley Hower, Jessica Kurman, Jaren Martin, Janessa Meixner, Kaleb Missmer, Adela Nesimi, Madelyn Rex, Vaughn Rienits, Morgan Roth, Matthew Schroyer, Hillary Speck , Ryley Stanchock, Rozeta Tominaj, Lindsey Turner, Brett Upton, Alicia Waldron, Charlotte Wetherhold, Samantha Yorke

Catasauqua: Albert Bartik, Angelina Grate, Marlene Padin, Corey Raysely, Kyle Tiley, Kawaunna Waldron, Sarah Yandrasitz

Cherryville: Jaden La Badie, Andrea Sharga

Co-play: Joelle Brida

Danielsville: Justin Abarca, Corinne Anderko, Ryan Auger, Mayzi Edelheiser, Angela Engleman, Alivea Follweiler, Cale Gogel, Crystal Koch, Ryan Kovach, Daniel Krieger, Emily LaCoe, Ambrose Roland, Aaron Smith, Sean Swanson, Tiffany Sylvester, Matthew Weber

Northampton: Gabrielle Ames, Crissa Andrew, Avery Arthofer, Kayla Baab, Annette Basweti, Jordan Best, Lauren Borger, Logan Brader, Rodney Brown, Jennifer Cabrera, Dana Chase-Herber, Ezekiel Colyer, Brandon Costanzo, Aneasha Dale, Sean Demczyszyn, Adam Dentith, Gianna Dinh, Hannah Eberly, Autumn Edwards, Alexa Erschen, Jeffrey Erschen, Destiny Fenstermaker, Corinn Finley, Justin Fry, Brendan Galiszanski, Christian Garcia, Logan Garrison, Maddison Georges, Christopher Granneman, Matthew Gulla, Jade Harris, Paige Heffner, Zachary Held, Shelby Hoff, Henry Hoffman, Daniel Kaulius, Nicholas Kern, Amanda Kiss, Anthony Klinger, Jack Knappenberger, Giulia LaForgia, Danica Lavery, Phillip Legath, Jessica Lindsay, Piper Malehorn, Martina Mannino, Lauren Mantz, Mackenzie McGovern, Ethan Meister , Alyssa Mertz, Jenna Millheim, Duane Milnes, Alexis Nemeth, Hunter Newsom, Nektaria Palis, Olivia Pany, Dominick Parker, Kyle Perl, Melody Petri, Jordi Prats, Sofia Quintero Higuita, Reia Sanchez, Juliann a Shellock, Janelle Siekonic, Shawna Smith, Ashley Snyder, Olivia Sorrentino, Logan Statler, Jonathan Stier, Cassandra Sutton, Alyssa Tassie, Andrew Van Antwerp, Alyssa Vasquez, Madison Watson, Jennifer Weiss, Emma Whitman, Kirstyn Willever, Lavonte Williams, Molly Zweifel

Treichlers: Trevor Mentzell

Walnutport: Hannah Billig, Derek Carl, Jacob Christman, Jacqueline Collo, Misty Csanadi, Jennifer Everetts, Ashley Frankenfield, Douglas Fuller-Mahle, Eugene Hankee, Wesley Hoyle, Gavin Kocher, Raine Korpics, Gabrielle Kowalchuk, Katie Krantz, Ashley La Cava, Boston Leaswitch, Madison Macknis, Abigail Mahle, Ryan Royer, Nicole Secara, Sarah Shaner, Katherine Sparling, Kirstin Stettler, Rose Thompson, Jesse Tocci, Caleb Wuchter

Whitehall: Karla Anglada Santana, Lea Bousaleh, Britney Burro, Olivia Byrne, Heydy Dominguez Montes De Oca, Tala Helal, Christopher Kelly, Lissette Lemock-Agramonte, Alahna Negron Ramos, Meghan Nettles, Alizet Pena, Michaelina Ruvolis, Joshua Sierra Salvador, Jerome Settle, Pluto Vallejo

East Stroudsburg University

Rauch inducted into honor society

The University of East Stroudsburg Sports Management Department has inducted 13 students, including Kimberly Rauch, of Bath, into the 2022 Chi Sigma Mu Student Honor Society in Sports Management. The COSMA (Commission on Sport Management Accreditation) Chi Sigma Mu Honor Society represents the best students that COSMA-accredited programs have to offer. ESU’s Faculty of Sports Management nominated these students for their academic excellence (minimum 3.4 GPA for undergraduates and 3.6 GPA for graduates), extracurricular activities, commitment, and community service . There are 33 colleges that have COSMA-accredited sports management academic programs, and 67 sports management students were inducted into the Chi Sigma Mu Honor Society in 2022.

East Stroudsburg University, one of 14 institutions in the Pennsylvania state system of higher education, opened in 1893 as East Stroudsburg Normal School. Today, ESU is a comprehensive university in northeastern Pennsylvania offering 58 undergraduate programs, 21 master’s programs, and two doctoral programs. More than 6,000 students are enrolled for the high-quality, affordable, and accessible education that ESU provides. Nearly 30,000 ESU alumni live in Pennsylvania.

UNIVERSITY OF BLOOMSBURG

Rogers inducted into honor society

Jenna Rogers, of Bath, was recently initiated into the Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society, the nation’s oldest and most selective multidisciplinary collegiate honor society. Rogers was initiated at Bloomsburg University in Pennsylvania. Rogers is one of approximately 25,000 students, faculty, professional staff and alumni who will be initiated each year. Membership is by invitation only and requires the nomination and approval of a Chapter. Only 10% of seniors and 7.5% of juniors are eligible for membership. Graduate students in the Top 10 percent of graduate degree applicants may also qualify, as may faculty, professional staff, and alumni who have achieved academic distinction.

Phi Kappa Phi was founded in 1897 under the leadership of undergraduate student Marcus L. Urann, who wanted to create a different kind of honor society, one that recognizes excellence in all academic disciplines. Today, the society has chapters on more than 325 campuses in the United States, its territories, and the Philippines. Its mission is “to recognize and promote academic excellence in all areas of higher education and to engage the scholarly community in service to others”.

CONTRIBUTED PHOTO Jace Izellah Mary

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