Berks County Courier celebrates local Scholastic Shining Stars

Chemey of Reading recognized on Georgia Southern University’s president’s list

Georgia Southern University recently recognized approximately 1,850 students on the fall 2018 president’s list.

Elizabeth Chemey of Reading has been named to the list for excellence in academics.

To be eligible for the president’s list, a student must have at least a 4.0 grade point average and carry a minimum of 12 hours for the semester.

Northampton Community College announces winter 2019 grads

A total of 594 graduates received associate degrees, specialized diplomas and certificates from Northampton Community College at the winter commencement ceremony held Jan. 26.

Among them were the following local students:

  • Michael McKinzie of Hereford, associate in arts in communication studies
  • Savanah Stevens of Mohrsville, associate in arts in general studies
  • TyQuan Ellis of Reading, associate in applied science in criminal justice
  • Jordan Grossmann of Topton, with an associate in applied science in nanofabrication manufacturing technology
  • Lauren Stauffer of Wyomissing, associate in arts in general studies

Dean’s, president’s list students named for University of Alabama fall 2018 term

A total of 12,332 students enrolled during the 2018 fall term at The University of Alabama were named to the dean’s list with an academic record of 3.5 or above or the president’s list with an academic record of 4.0 (all A’s).

Students on the list include:

  • Brianna Cipolla of Reading, dean’s list
  • Elisabeth Timura of Reading, dean’s list
  • Colleen Borian of Sinking Spring, dean’s list

The UA Dean’s and President’s lists recognize full-time undergraduate students. The lists do not apply to graduate students or to undergraduate students who take less than a full course load.

Christopher DeSanctis of Wyomissing awarded degree from UA

Christopher DeSanctis of Wyomissing has received a bachelor of arts in communication from The University of Alabama.

UA awarded more than 2,000 degrees during its fall 2018 commencement Dec. 15.

Local high-achieving students earn Albright College scholarships

Albright College awards $12,000 annual Founders Scholarships to high school students with outstanding academic records.

Founders Scholars generally rank in the top five percent of their graduating class and demonstrate strong leadership skills and a commitment to service.

Local scholarship winners include:

  • Jenna Grosko of Bethel, a senior at Tulpehocken Junior-Senior High School, Grosko is interested in studying pre-medical, public health and pre-medical in college.
  • Linette Martir of Reading, a senior at Muhlenberg High School, Martir is interested in studying chemistry, sociology: criminology and pre-medical in college.
  • Yihong Huang of Reading, a senior at Wilson High School, Huang is interested in studying mathematics and accounting, economics & finance in college.
  • Joanna Fair of Reading, a senior at Muhlenberg High School, Fair is interested in studying political science and accounting, economics & finance in college.
  • Darin McCartan of Birdsboro, a senior at Twin Valley High School, McCartan is interested in studying environmental science and art in college.
  • Binya Zhang of West Reading, a senior at Wyomissing Area High School, Zhang is interested in studying accounting and Asian Studies in college.
  • Taylor Wilson of Reading, a senior at Muhlenberg High School, Wilson is interested in studying chemistry and biochemistry in college.
  • Giselle Walter of Temple, a senior at Muhlenberg High School, Walter is interested in studying photography and business administration: management in college.
  • Natasha Halulakos of Reading, a senior at Governor Mifflin Senior High School, Halulakos is interested in studying business administration: marketing and communications: public relations & advertising in college.
  • William Pham of Reading, a senior at Muhlenberg High School, Pham is interested in studying computer science and digital studio art in college.
  • Anthony Hix of Mohrsville, a senior at Hamburg Area High School, Hix is interested in studying chemistry and environmental chemistry in college.
  • Austin Johnson of Reading, a senior at Muhlenberg High School, Johnson is interested in studying computer science and environmental chemistry in college.
  • Christian Roman of Reading, a senior at Exeter Township Senior High School, Roman is interested in studying biochemistry and evolutionary studies in college.
  • Viktor Rohrbach of Reading, a senior at Wyomissing Area High School, Rohrbach is interested in studying biochemistry and music in college.
  • Amber Elinsky of Bethel, a senior at Tulpehocken Junior-Senior High School, Elinsky is interested in studying physics and photography in college.
  • Olivia Scholl of Wernersville, a senior at Conrad Weiser High School, Scholl is interested in studying biology and political science in college.
  • Nicholas Griffith of Reading, a senior at Pennsylvania Virtual Charter School, Griffith is interested in studying environmental science and political science in college.
  • Faith Sensenig of Hamburg, a senior at Hamburg Area High School, Sensenig is interested in studying history and pre-law in college.
  • Matthew Pyle of Douglassville, a senior at Daniel Boone Senior High School, Pyle is interested in studying biology and pre-medical in college.
  • Lindsey Diggan of Reading, a senior at Governor Mifflin Senior High School, Diggan is interested in studying biology and pre-medical in college.
  • Rosaly Diaz De La Rosa of Reading, a senior at Schuylkill Valley High School, Diaz De La Rosa is interested in studying biology and pre-medical in college.
  • Leighan Elicker of Bernville, a senior at Tulpehocken Junior-Senior High School, Elicker is interested in studying psychology and pre-medical in college.
  • Elizabeth Chibirka of Wernersville, a senior at Conrad Weiser High School, Chibirka is interested in studying biology and psychobiology general in college.
  • Sara Sanchez-Rivera of Reading, a senior at Reading High School, Sanchez-Rivera is interested in studying accounting and public administration & policy analysis in college.
  • Lucas Ungurean of Reading, a senior at Wilson High School, Ungurean is interested in studying mathematics and religious studies in college.
  • Alexander Worrall of Douglassville, a senior at Daniel Boone Senior High School, Worrall is interested in studying international relations and Spanish in college.
  • Alyssa Romoho of Bernville, a senior at Hamburg Area High School, Romoho is interested in studying accounting, economics & finance in college.
  • Michael Vogt of Reading, a senior at Antietam High School, Vogt is interested in studying in the alpha program for exploring major areas of study in college.
  • Christiana Wagner of Womelsdorf, a senior at Conrad Weiser High School, Wagner is interested in studying in the alpha program for exploring major areas of study in college.
  • Kandace Engle of Blandon, a senior at Fleetwood Area High School, Engle is interested in studying in the alpha program for exploring major areas of study in college.
  • Amanda Marley of Douglassville, a senior at Daniel Boone Area High School, Marley is interested in studying biochemistry in college.
  • Kamaryn Koch of Reading, a senior at Exeter Township Senior High School, Koch is interested in studying biology in college.
  • Chase DePue of Reading, a senior at Wyomissing Area High School, DePue is interested in studying international relations in college.
  • Benjamin Behm of Birdsboro, a senior at Exeter Township Senior High School, Behm is interested in studying mathematics in college.
  • Gabriel Turoscy of Fleetwood, a senior at Oley Valley High School, Turoscy is interested in studying physics in college.
  • Timothy Richard of Douglassville, a senior at Daniel Boone Senior High School, Richard is interested in studying pre-medical in college.

Scholastic Shining Stars

Geoffrey Ferguson graduates from Lehigh University in fall 2018

Geoffrey Ferguson of Temple graduates with a master of business admin degree with a major in finance from Lehigh University in fall 2018.

Albright College students named to fall 2018 dean’s list

To be eligible for the dean’s list, Albright students must earn a GPA of 3.75 or better while taking a minimum of three graded courses during a semester. Local students who earned dean’s list placement for the fall 2018 semester include:

  • Donna Saboori of Reading. A graduate of 21st Century Cyber Charter School, Saboori is majoring in Biology and Public Health at Albright.
  • Evan Cardinal of Reading. A graduate of Antietam High School, Cardinal is majoring in International Relations and Political Science at Albright.
  • Joseph Holowko of Douglassville. A graduate of Daniel Boone High School, Holowko is majoring in Computer Science and Political Science at Albright.
  • Ourania Vardaxis of Temple. A graduate of Emmaus High School, Vardaxis is majoring in Business Administration/Management and Fashion at Albright.
  • Kayla Harding of Reading. A graduate of Exeter Township Senior High School, Harding is majoring in Business Administration/Marketing and Communications/Public Relations & Advertising at Albright.
  • Zoe Gehman of Birdsboro. A graduate of Exeter Township Senior High School, Gehman is majoring in Chemistry and Mathematics at Albright.
  • Lauren Huber of Reading. A graduate of Exeter Township Senior High School, Huber is majoring in History and Spanish at Albright.
  • Sarah Hohl of Blandon. A graduate of Fleetwood Area High School, Hohl is majoring in Psychology/Child Development and Spanish at Albright.
  • Tyler Kiwak of Reading. A graduate of Governor Mifflin Senior High School, Kiwak is majoring in Biochemistry and Spanish at Albright.
  • Victoria Baumert of Hamburg. A graduate of Hamburg Area High School, Baumert is majoring in Public Health and Spanish at Albright.
  • William Adams of Reading. Adams is majoring in Chemistry and Mathematics at Albright.
  • Maya Fares of Reading. A graduate of Berks Catholic High School, Fares is majoring in Chemistry at Albright.
  • Sarajean Reinert of Reading. A graduate of Berks Catholic High School, Reinert is majoring in Music Industry Studies at Albright.
  • Daniel Gombar of Birdsboro. A graduate of Berks Catholic High School, Gombar is majoring in the Alpha program at Albright.
  • Andrew Minnich of Fleetwood. A graduate of Brandywine Heights Area High School, Minnich is majoring in Music Industry Studies at Albright.
  • Haley Koch of Mohrsville. A graduate of Commonwealth Connections Academy, Koch is majoring in Psychology at Albright.
  • Raymond La of Reading. A graduate of Conrad Weiser Area High School, La is majoring in Accounting at Albright.
  • Isabel Skovera of Reading. A graduate of Conrad Weiser Area High School, Skovera is majoring in Psychology at Albright.
  • Kallie Lutz of Reading. A graduate of Conrad Weiser Area High School, Lutz is majoring in Psychology/Child Development at Albright.
  • Emily Konchan of Douglassville. A graduate of Daniel Boone High School, Konchan is majoring in the Alpha program at Albright.
  • Kyle Bohn of Reading. A graduate of Exeter Township Senior High School, Bohn is majoring in Accounting Economics and Finance at Albright.
  • Dylan Demko of Reading. A graduate of Exeter Township Senior High School, Demko is majoring in Biochemistry at Albright.
  • Kiara Eisenhower of Reading. A graduate of Exeter Township Senior High School, Eisenhower is majoring in Fashion/Design at Albright.
  • Eric Adamo of Blandon. A graduate of Fleetwood Area High School, Adamo is majoring in English at Albright.
  • Emily Seaman-Brennan of Reading. A graduate of Governor Mifflin Senior High School, Seaman-Brennan is majoring in Accounting Economics and Finance at Albright.
  • Morgan Reber of Reading. A graduate of Governor Mifflin Senior High School, Reber is majoring in Fashion/Merchandising at Albright.
  • Erika Hollinger of Reading. A graduate of Hackettstown High School, Hollinger is majoring in Psychobiology at Albright.
  • Chelsea Forrest of Lenhartsville. A graduate of Hamburg Area High School, Forrest is majoring in Fashion/Merchandising at Albright.
  • Dylan Okonski of Reading. A graduate of Muhlenberg High School, Okonski is majoring in Business Administration at Albright.
  • Nicholas Hand of Reading. A graduate of Muhlenberg High School, Hand is majoring in Business Administration/International Business at Albright.
  • Lucas Isett of Reading. A graduate of Muhlenberg High School, Isett is majoring in Computer Science at Albright.
  • Yassmine Kamar of Temple. A graduate of Muhlenberg High School, Kamar is majoring in Music Industry Studies at Albright.
  • Erin Smith of Reading. A graduate of Muhlenberg High School, Smith is majoring in Psychobiology at Albright.
  • Jessica Belluch of Reading. A graduate of Muhlenberg High School, Belluch is majoring in Psychology at Albright.
  • Benjamin Foreman of Temple. A graduate of Oley Valley High School, Foreman is majoring in Business Administration/Marketing at Albright.
  • Michael Stahl of Oley. A graduate of Oley Valley High School, Stahl is majoring in Psychology at Albright.
  • Schellsy Rosario Veras of Temple. A graduate of Reading Senior High School, Rosario Veras is majoring in Biology at Albright.
  • Leia Villegas of Reading. A graduate of Reading Senior High School, Villegas is majoring in Digital Communications at Albright.
  • Benjamin Luhrs of Shillington. A graduate of Reading Senior High School, Luhrs is majoring in Game and Simulation Development at Albright.
  • Lisa Luu of Reading. A graduate of Reading Senior High School, Luu is majoring in the Alpha program at Albright.
  • Gabrielle Spracklin of Reading. A graduate of Schuylkill Valley High School, Spracklin is majoring in Business Administration/Finance at Albright.
  • Jessica Snyder of Bernville. A graduate of Tulpehocken Junior-Senior High School, Snyder is majoring in Psychology at Albright.
  • Jieyu Zhang of Reading. A graduate of Unknown International High School, Zhang is majoring in Biology at Albright.
  • Nicholas Cummings of Reading. A graduate of Wilson High School, Cummings is majoring in Accounting Economics and Finance at Albright.
  • Chan Le of Reading. A graduate of Wilson High School, Le is majoring in Computer Science at Albright.
  • Sarah Connelly of Reading. A graduate of Wilson High School, Connelly is majoring in Crime and Justice at Albright.
  • Isabella Goncea of Reading. A graduate of Wilson High School, Goncea is majoring in English at Albright.
  • Victoria Metzinger of Reading. A graduate of Wilson High School, Metzinger is majoring in Fashion/Merchandising at Albright.
  • Maria Yost of Reading. A graduate of Wyomissing Area High School, Yost is majoring in Biology at Albright.
  • Mara Trifoi of Wyomissing. A graduate of Wyomissing Area High School, Trifoi is majoring in Biology at Albright.
  • Khady Gueye of Reading. Gueye is majoring in Business Administration/Economics at Albright.
  • Victoria Bernhart of Leesport. Bernhart is majoring in Game and Simulation Development at Albright.

Scholastic Shining Stars

USD Student Natalie Tasca of Reading Earns First Honors

University of San Diego student Natalie Tasca of Reading earned First Honors in the fall Semester of 2018. First honors students have a grade point average of 3.65 or higher.

Micah Klousia of Springfield named to fall Deans’ List/honor roll at Nebraska

Micah Klousia of Springfield has been named to the Deans’ List/Explore Center List of Distinguished Students at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln for the fall semester of the 2018-19 academic year.

Klousia, a senior marketing major, was named to the dean’s List for the College of Business.

More than 5,300 students at Nebraska have been named to the Deans’ List for the fall semester.

Qualifications for the Deans’ List varies among the eight undergraduate colleges. Listed below are the minimum requirements for each entity and the name of its respective dean or director. All qualifying grade-point averages are based on a four-point scale and a minimum of 12 graded semester hours. Students can be on the Deans’ List for more than one college.

Local Residents Named to The University of Scranton fall 2018 dean’s List

Local residents were among nearly 1,600 students named to The University of Scranton’s dean’s List for the 2018 fall semester. The dean’s List recognizes students for academic excellence. The students are:

  • Brianna L. Zettlemoyer of Reading, a sophomore forensic chemistry major in the University’s College of Arts and Sciences
  • Katelyn E. Langford of Temple, a senior biology major in the University’s College of Arts and Sciences
  • Carly A. Dietz of Douglassville, a junior counseling and human services major in the University’s Panuska College of Professional Studies
  • Tucker J. DiPiazza of Birdsboro, a junior marketing major in the University’s Kania School of Management
  • Devin C. Limper of Birdsboro, a junior marketing major in the University’s Kania School of Management

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.

Local Students Named to Muhlenberg College’s fall 2018 dean’s List

More than 1000 students were named to the fall 2018 dean’s List at Muhlenberg College.

The following local students made the list:

  • Corinne Battistelli of Douglassville
  • Erich Buerkert of Birdsboro
  • Christina Flamporis of Reading
  • Alex Goshert of Reading
  • Jordan Koury of Douglassville
  • Jacob Metcalfe of Hamburg
  • Gabriella Michelson of Reading
  • Luke Miller of Reading
  • Kaitlin Pollet of Reading
  • Rachel Richards of Reading
  • Hannah Shelly of Reading

Wilkes University Awards More Than 300 Degrees

Wilkes University awarded 384 bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees to students who completed their degree requirements at the conclusion of the fall 2018 semester.

  • Michele Chowdhury of West Lawn received a Master of Science in Education.
  • Juliana Ciccarelli of Reading received a Master of Science in Education.
  • Tate Dewalt of Reading received a Master of Science in Education.
  • Abigail Kurzweg of Sinking Springs received a Master of Science in Education.
  • Gregory Mazurek of Wernersville received a Master of Science in Education.
  • Alicia Noll of Temple received a Master of Science in Education.
  • Alexander Premici of Shillington received a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance.
  • Beth Rhoads of Oley received a Master of Science in Nursing in Nursing.
  • Tamara Ritter of Bethel received a Master of Science in Education.
  • Morgan Siefert of Womelsdorf received a Master of Science in Education.
  • Kayla Spencer of Shoemakersville received a Master of Science in Education.
  • Charles Stricker of Reading received a Doctor of Education in Educational Technology.
  • Joshua Werstler of Fleetwood received a Master of Science in Education.

Kutztown University Awards fall 2018 Career Exploration Certificates

Kutztown University has issued Career Exploration Certificates to 41 students for the 2018 fall semester.

The Career Exploration Certificate is open to all freshmen and sophomore students. Students gain a greater understanding of themselves and the career development process. They will be better prepared to choose/confirm a major, research careers, gain related experience through informational interviewing and job shadowing experiences, and plan for a successful internship/professional job or graduate school search.

  • Brandon Heere of Reading
  • Idalmi Rivera of Reading

Dean’s List Student-Athletes Recognized at Wednesday Night’s Basketball Game

2/8/2019 | Baseball

Kutztown University’s dean’s list student-athletes from the past year were formally recognized at halftime of the KU women’s basketball game Wednesday night, Feb. 6.

This past fall, KU announced 126 student-athletes that earned dean’s list last semester. To be eligible for
dean’s list , an undergraduate student must be registered for at least 12 credits and have a minimum grade point average of 3.60.

Full a full listing of dean’s list student-athletes in 2018, check out the press releases below:

Spring 2018: https://kubears.com/news/2018/6/25/baseball-131-ku-student-athletes-earn-spring-2018-deans-list-recognition.aspx?path=baseball

Fall 2018: https://kubears.com/news/2019/1/17/baseball-124-ku-student-athletes-earn-fall-2018-deans-list-recognition.aspx?path=baseball

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.

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.