Craig Grohoski named resident assistant at Alvernia University

Pictured is Judge Hall, one of more than a dozen residence halls at Alvernia University.

Craig Grohoski of Mount Penn, is serving as a Resident Assistant at Alvernia University for the 2017-18 academic year. Grohoski, is studying Accounting at Alvernia and is a graduate of Exeter Township Senior High School.

Resident Assistants (RAs) are upper-class students who reside in Alvernia’s residence halls and help build strong and healthy residential communities, which complement and extend classroom learning. As an RA, Grohoski encourages student responsibility and accountability and works to provide a residential environment that enhances student academic progress and success.

As peers, the RAs not only provide general information and referral help/models of successful adjustment to college living, but they assist with roommate/suitemate conflicts and plan educational, cultural and social programs.

Students earn dean’s list honors at Saint Joseph’s University

The following students earned dean’s list honors for the spring 2017 semester at Saint Joseph’s University:

Bernadette Simcik, Rachel Cox, Samantha Hagelbarger and Samantha Kane all of Reading.

Lucy Horn helping first-year students adjust to Alvernia University

Lucy Horn of Reading is serving as an Orientation Weekend Leader at Alvernia University for Orientation Weekend, Aug. 24-27, 2017. The weekend is full of events for the incoming Class of 2021. Horn is studying Occupational Therapy at Alvernia and is a graduate of Agora Cyber Charter School.

Alvernia Orientation Weekend Leaders (OWL) or Orientation Assistants (OA) are current university students who play integral roles in New Student Orientation. The main role of all OWLs and OAs is to assist in making new students feel welcome. OWLs and OAs develop leadership skills and meet new people. The program is competitive and involves an application process, in-person interviews, good academic standing, and training.

Briana Zdradzinski named Kutztown University Presidential Ambassador

Briana Zdradzinski of Reading has been named a Presidential Ambassador at Kutztown University.

Founded in 1997, the Presidential Ambassadors is a student organization that works directly with the President’s Office and the Kutztown University Foundation and Alumni Relations.

The mission of the group is to support events that connect current students with alumni, faculty, staff and university friends; to act as ambassadors of the university; and to create new traditions which enhance KU Pride.

Lebanon Valley College welcomes record high 513 new students

The quiet and serene campus turned quickly to excitement during Move-in Day at Lebanon Valley College. Happy greetings among roommates and staff assisting new families blended with the sounds of coaching whistles on the fields and music rising from the Pride of The Valley Marching Band on the quad.

Deavor Koch of Reading, a graduate of Exeter Township High School, is pursuing a degree in actuarial science at The Valley.

Sarah Musselman of Reading, a graduate of Exeter Township High School, is pursuing a degree in physical therapy at The Valley.

Daymond Zweizig of Reading, a graduate of Oley Valley High School, is pursuing a degree in psychology at The Valley.

Skyler Pugh of Reading, a graduate of Exeter Township High School, is pursuing Continue reading “Lebanon Valley College welcomes record high 513 new students”

Wilkes University awards degree to Andrea Bannon of Reading

Wilkes University held its summer commencement ceremony on Sept. 10 in the Henry Gymnasium of the Arnaud C. Marts Sports and Conference Center.

The University awarded 403 doctoral, master’s and bachelor’s degrees to students graduating after the completion of the summer 2017 semester.

Andrea Bannon of ReadingPa., received a bachelor of science in nursing degree.

Exeter Township High School graduate named Presidential Fellow at Susquehanna University

Priscilla Kim of Reading was selected to be a Presidential Fellow for the 2017-18 academic year at Susquehanna University.

Each year, approximately 20 sophomore students are selected to be Presidential Fellows. Deans and department heads nominate students they feel have the academic ability, enthusiasm and interest to benefit from co-curricular discussions of literature, theater and current events.

During the course of the year, the fellows are assigned two books to read and then discuss with University President Jonathan D. Green and other selected faculty and staff. The experience culminates in a trip, usually to New York City or Washington, D.C., to attend a theater production and perhaps interact with an author or artist.

Kim is an accounting major in the class of 2020. A 2016 graduate of Exeter Township High School, she is the daughter of Joshua and Chung Kim.

Jonathan S. Kim of Reading enrolls at Colby College

Jonathan S. Kim of Reading, Pa., enrolled at Colby College in Waterville, Maine, this fall.

Before classes began Sept. 6, Kim took part in a weeklong orientation that included a civic engagement component in downtown Waterville, an introduction to academic and intellectual life at Colby, and an address by the Dr. Frank and Theodora Miselis Professor of Chemistry D. Whitney King at Colby’s 200th convocation.

A graduate of Exeter Township Senior High SchoolKim is the son of Joshua and Chung Kim of Reading.

Angelica Gilpin earns dean’s list honor at Central Penn College

Angelica Gilpin, of Reading, has been named to the Central Penn College Dean’s List for the spring 2017 term.

Gilpin is majoring in the accounting bachelor of science program.

To qualify for the designation, a student must carry six or more credits and earn a grade-point average of 3.5 or better for the term.

Class of 2021 Enrolls at Alvernia University

Alvernia class of 2021

The undergraduate Class of 2021 and the Master of Science in Occupational Therapy Class of 2022 arrived at Alvernia University Aug. 17, and took part in service projects around the City of Reading for Orientation Day of Service Aug. 18.

  • Shaddya Pimienta-Mundell of Mount Penn is a graduate of Antietam High School, studying Nursing at Alvernia.
  • Alexis Iswalt of Reading is a graduate of Exeter Township Senior High School, studying Chemistry at Alvernia.
  • Julia Newton of Reading is a graduate of West-Mont Christian Academy, studying Biochemistry at Alvernia.
  • Timothy Tirado of Reading is a graduate of Exeter Township Senior High School, studying Nursing at Alvernia.
  • Alicia Overley of Reading is a graduate of Exeter Township Senior High School, studying Nursing at Alvernia.
  • Matthew Lee of Reading is a graduate of Exeter Township Senior High School, studying Healthcare Science at Alvernia.
  • Noah Walter of Reading is a graduate of Exeter Township Senior High School, studying Athletic Training at Alvernia.
  • Bradford Crosby of Reading is a graduate of Exeter Township Senior High School, studying Healthcare Science at Alvernia.
  • Jordan Hine of Reading is a graduate of Berks Catholic High School, studying Nursing at Alvernia.

Each student’s journey began with Orientation Weekend, Aug. 17-20, when freshmen moved into residence halls and said goodbye to parents following a formal Convocation ceremony. A day later, all new students, student leaders, and many faculty members took part in Orientation Day of Service, performed at 19 Reading School District sites across the City of Reading.