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

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.