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    My apologies, loyal Courier readers

    Publisher Martha E. Conway

    My apologies, loyal Courier readers

    My mom’s been in the hospital for more than a week, and posting news has been a catch-as-catch-can sort of operation.

    I will be back at it in full swing as soon as humanly possible.

    Students Participate in Athletic Training club at Alvernia University

    Students Participate in Athletic Training club at Alvernia University

    READING – The following students participated in the Athletic Training Student Association (ATSA) at Alvernia University in 2017-18. ATSA is an organization that lets Alvernia students work on different skills, connect with other Athletic Training students, and provide opportunities to network with Athletic Training professionals by sending members to different conferences, symposiums, and meetings.

    • Allison Austin of Reading was named a member while studying Leadership with a concentration in education at Alvernia. Austin is a graduate of Clifton High School.
    • Samual Dieffenbach of West Reading was named a member while studying Athletic Training at Alvernia. Dieffenbach is a graduate of Reading Senior High School.
    • Jared Koechell of Womelsdorf was named a member while studying Athletic Training at Alvernia. Koechell is a graduate of Washington Park High School.
    • Bryce Miceli of Mount Penn was named a member while studying Athletic Training at Alvernia. Miceli is a graduate of Exeter Township Senior High School.
    • Brooklyn Reed of Temple was named a member while studying Athletic Training at Alvernia. Reed is a graduate of Muhlenberg High School.
    • Heather Wood of Sinking Spring was named a member while studying Athletic Training at Alvernia. Wood is a graduate of Brandywine Heights Area High School.

    Students Participate in AMA at Alvernia University

    Students Participate in AMA at Alvernia University

    READING – The following students participated in the American Marketing Association at Alvernia University during 2017-18.

    • Adalberto Burgos of Reading was named a member while studying Marketing at Avernia. Burgos is a graduate of Reading Senior High School
    • Annie Chonta of Reading was named a member while studying Economics at Avernia. Chonta is a graduate of Reading Senior High School
    • Ashlynn Danner of Birdsboro was named a member while studying Marketing at Avernia. Danner is a graduate of Daniel Boone High School
    • Datnilza Metz of Reading was named a member while studying Business Management at Avernia. Metz is a graduate of Reading Senior High School
    • Andrew Simmons of Reading was named a member while studying Business Management at Avernia. Simmons is a graduate of Muhlenberg High School
    • Julian Stetzler of Reading was named an officer while studying Mathematics at Avernia. Stetzler is a graduate of Wilson High School
    • Michael Zappone of Sinking Spring was named a member while studying Business Management at Avernia. Zappone is a graduate of Wilson High School

    The American Marketing Association is one of the largest marketing associations in the world, with over 30,000 members who work, teach and study in the field. Members gain access to a vast body of marketing knowledge, high-quality training programs, the latest tools and tactics, exposure to leading-edge thinking, and opportunities to interact with marketing peers around the world.

    Megan Conley Murphy of Leesport Named to Clarkson University’s Dean’s List

    Megan Conley Murphy of Leesport Named to Clarkson University’s Dean’s List for the Spring 2018 semester

    LEESPORT – Megan Conley Murphy of Leesport, a junior majoring in mechanical engineering, was named to the Dean’s List for the spring 2018 semester at Clarkson University.

    Dean’s List students must achieve a minimum 3.25 grade-point average and also carry at least 14 credit hours.

    BLOTTER: Kutztown Borough Police Department

    BLOTTER: Kutztown Borough Police Department

    May 30, 2018

    • After completing their investigation, police arrested Dean Inforzato, 21, of West Chester, for manufacture, delivery, or possession with the intent to manufacture or deliver a controlled substance; possession of a controlled/counterfeit substance; and, possession/use of drug paraphernalia following an incident that occurred at a residence in the 200 block of W. Main St.

    June 2, 2018

    • Police investigated the report of theft from vehicle after an item was reported missing from a locked vehicle while it was parked at the Kutztown Borough Community Park, 440 E. Main St.

    June 5, 2018

    • After completing their investigation, police arrested Dominique Dixon, 23, of Philadelphia, for harassment/physical contact following an incident that occurred at a residence in the 00 block of E. Normal Ave.

    June 6, 2018

    • After completing their investigation, police arrested Shelli Beadle, 45, of Parsons, W. Vir., for theft of services following an incident that occurred at Kutztown Car Wash, 316 Greenwich St.

    June 8, 2018

    • After completing their investigation, police arrested Eric Eck, 60, of Kutztown, for harassment/physical contact following an incident that occurred at Kutztown Borough Community Park, 440 E. Main St.
    • Police arrested Sherri Reinert, 48, of Kutztown, for bad checks following an incident that occurred at Kutztown Fair Association, Inc., 225 N. Whiteoak St.

    June 11, 2018

    • After completing their investigation, police arrested Robert Wolff, 58, of Macungie, for public drunkenness following an incident that occurred at a residence in the 300 block of E. Main St.

    Central Penn staff member earns Women of Influence honor

    Central Penn staff member earns Women of Influence honor

    SUMMERDALE – Rubina Azizdin received a Women of Influence award from the Central Penn Business Journal on Monday, June 18, at the Hilton Harrisburg. She serves as an associate director of career services at Central Penn College.

    Azizdin is one of 30 business leaders to be recognized for their community service and career accomplishments. She founded the female-focused R.E.A.L. Networking Group, which stands for relationships, empowerment, authenticity and laughter.

    “I am proud to represent minority women professionals and for being an example to our younger Muslim generation,” said Azizdin. “As women we have come a long way, but there is still much more work to do. Recognition, such as this, is an indication to me that I am headed in the right direction and am in the right community!”

    This is her third award in 2018. Her previous honors include:

    • The Torch of Golden Enlightenment award by the World Affairs Council of Harrisburg
    • The Woman of Excellence award from YWCA Greater Harrisburg

    “What a year it’s been so far! Some days, it feels like a dream, but I’m happy and grateful that all the hard work is paying off,” says Azizdin, who has been employed at Central Penn College since 2013.

    Earlier this month, she appeared on CBS 21’s “Women at Work.” In addition, Susquehanna Style magazine andCentral Penn Business Journal have featured stories on her in the last year.

    Hofstra University Congratulates Spring 2018 Dean’s List Students

    Hofstra University Congratulates Spring 2018 Dean’s List Students

    Hofstra University congratulates the students named to the spring 2018 dean’s list for their outstanding academic achievement. Students must earn a grade point average of at least 3.5 during the semester to make the dean’s list.

    Local students named to the Dean’s List include:

    • Emily Baksic of Wyomissing
    • Destiny Boston of Reading
    • Emily Culverhouse of Reading
    • Sophia Hadeed of Fleetwood
    • Talia Kowalski of West Reading
    • Meredith Pfennig of Bernville

    Elizabethtown College grants diplomas to 316

    Elizabethtown College grants diplomas to 316

    ELIZABETHTOWN – The Class of 2018 graduated in Elizabethtown College’s 115th commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 19, 2018.

    • Derek Burton of Reading graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Social Work.
    • Alexandra Charnigo of Reading graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Biology.
    • Patrick Durofchalk of Wernersville graduated Cum Laude with a bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering.
    • Christopher Kummerer of Shoemakersville graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education.
    • Amanda Pawlewicz of Reading graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Music Education.
    • Abigail Rhoads of Shillington graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Psychology.
    • Weston Stepp of Douglassville graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration – Entrepreneurship.
    • Victoria Ziemba of Reading graduated Cum Laude with a bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education.

    Kwame Anthony Akroma-Ampim Kusi Appiah, weekly columnist for The New York Times Magazine, was the speaker.

    50 Seasons of Kutztown University Field Hockey

    6/14/2018 | Field Hockey
    KUTZTOWN – Welcome to the headquarters for 50 Seasons of Kutztown University field hockey.

    2018 marks the 50th season of KU field hockey at the NCAA level. KU will honor the history of the program leading up to and throughout the 2018 season, including recognition of its alumni, coaches, and a cornerstone event on campus on Oct. 20.

    The main landing page (linked above) provides fans with extensive history of the program, as well as information on how the university will be celebrating and honoring its history during the 2018 season.

    Save The Date: Saturday, Oct. 20 – On the day of KU’s home field hockey game against Slippery Rock

    Continue reading 50 Seasons of Kutztown University Field Hockey

    Nolan O’Keefe of Sinking Spring named to spring Deans’ List/honor roll at Nebraska

    Nolan O’Keefe of Sinking Spring named to spring Deans’ List/honor roll at Nebraska

    Nolan O’Keefe of Sinking Spring has been named to the Deans’ List/Explore Center List of Distinguished Students at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln for the spring semester of the 2017-18 year.

    O’Keefe, a junior mechanical engineering major, was named to the Dean’s List for the College of Engineering.

    More than 4,800 students at Nebraska have been named to the Deans’ List for the spring 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.

    • College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, 3.75; Interim Dean Tiffany Heng-Moss.
    • College of Architecture, top 10 percent of the students in the college; Dean Katherine S. Ankerson.
    • College of Arts and Sciences, 3.7; Dean Joseph Francisco.
    • College of Business, 3.6; Dean Kathy Farrell.
    • College of Education and Human Sciences, 3.75; Interim Dean Beth Doll.
    • College of Engineering, 3.5; Dean Lance C. Perez.
    • College of Journalism and Mass Communications, 3.7; Interim Dean Amy Struthers.
    • Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts, 3.7; Dean Charles O’Connor.
    • Explore Center for undeclared, pre-engineering, pre-health and pre-law students, 3.6; Senior Associate Vice Chancellor and Dean of Undergraduate Education Amy Goodburn.

    For the full Deans’ List/Explore Center List of Distinguished Students, visit https://go.unl.edu/pw9a.

    Lehigh University announces class of 2018 graduates

    Lehigh University announces class of 2018 graduates

    BETHLEHEM – During commencement ceremonies on May 21, 2018, Lehigh University conferred 1,103 Bachelor’s degrees, 402 Master’s degrees and 59 Doctoral degrees. Of the more than 1,500 graduates, degree recipients came from 42 states and 53 countries, majoring in 91 different disciplines.

    Congratulations to these graduates from your area!

    • Alexis Haggert of Bally with a Bachelor of Science in Business and Economics degree with a major in Accounting with High Honors
    • Lauren Schlegel of Fleetwood with a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry degree and Bachelor of Arts degree with majors in Religion Studies and Health, Medicine, & Society with Highest Honors
    • Thu Vo of Reading with a Bachelor of Science in Biology degree
    • Matthew Timochenko of Reading with a Bachelor of Science in Business and Economics degree with a major in Finance
    • Carlos Pico of Reading with a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering degree
    • Bailey Brown of Douglasville with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering degree
    • Mark Sensenig of Leesport with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering degree