Kutztown University LGBTQ and Women’s Center to host gender and sexual minorities conference

Mara Keisling

The Kutztown University LGBTQ and Women’s Center will be hosting a Gender and Sexual Minorities Conference on Friday, Sept. 29, from 9 a.m. to 3:50 p.m. in the Multipurpose Room (218) of the McFarland Student Union. A keynote address will be given by Mara Keisling, a transgender rights activist and founding executive director of the National Center for Transgender Equality. The keynote speech will be at 10 a.m. followed by a Q & A at 11 a.m.

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Albright College students named to spring 2017 dean’s list

The following local Albright College students were named to the dean’s list for the 2017 spring semester:

  • Zachary Griffith, a junior political science/classical studies major;
  • Shaun Johnson, a senior business administration: economics/mathematics major;
  • Anh Nguyen, a senior business administration: marketing major;
  • Marissa Scalese, a senior business administration major;
  • Khanh Vuong, a junior accounting major;
  • Kiara Eisenhower, a sophomore fashion/design major;
  • Kayla Harding, a sophomore business administration/marketing major;
  • Jennifer Heydt, a sophomore English major;
  • Trung Nguyen, a sophomore mathematics major;
  • William Adams, a junior chemistry major;
  • Briana Berstler, a freshman biology major;
  • Tram Chu, a junior accounting major; and
  • Linh Vuong, a freshman alpha major, all from Reading.

Albright students had to attain at least a 3.75 term grade point average to be named to the list.

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.

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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.