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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.

    Governor Mifflin and Exeter students to unveil local Military History exhibit on Memorial Day

    Governor Mifflin and Exeter students to unveil local Military History exhibit on Memorial Day

    Who: Governor Mifflin High School students, Exeter High School students, and the Berks Military History Museum

    What: Students from Governor Mifflin and Exeter will help honor local military heroes by unveiling a new exhibit at the Berks County Military History Museum. As a culminating project for the Military History classes in both high schools, students researched members of the military who were residents of Berks County and killed in action during wartime. The individual projects will be part of a growing exhibit at the Berks County Military History Museum in Mohnton.

    Part of the display will be unveiled during Memorial Day activities in Mohnton. Rep. Mark Gillen will join Governor Mifflin and Exeter teachers and students to present a portion of the display, which has a focus on the War on Terrorism, Korean and Vietnam Wars.

    Where: Berks Military History Museum, 182-198 E Wyomissing Ave., Mohnton

    When:  Monday, May 28, 2018; 11:30 a.m.

    Regionally Renowned Artist to Exhibit at The Humane Society of Berks County’s Furry Friday

    Regionally Renowned Artist to Exhibit at The Humane Society of Berks County’s Furry Friday

    Reading — Suzanne Fellows is known for her impassioned works as a painter and print-maker with a
    studio at GoggleWorks. She also teaches art, at GoggleWorks and at RACC.

    Suzanne shares that, “Working on this portrait exhibit at the Humane Society of Berks County, has been a great opportunity for me. I work primarily with acrylic paints and I usually have several series I’m working on at any given time. Occasionally someone asks me to make a painting of a dog or cat, which is so fun! I love when I get the chance to paint pet portraits. They bring so much love and laughter into our lives with their big smiles and silly antics.”

    Suzanne has been actively teaching at colleges, galleries, and art centers for eighteen years. She received her BFA in Communication Design from Kutztown University and an MFA in Fine Art from Vermont College of Fine Arts. As a resident artist of GoggleWorks, the biggest arts center of its kind in the nation, Continue reading Regionally Renowned Artist to Exhibit at The Humane Society of Berks County’s Furry Friday

    Local students graduate from Gettysburg College

    Local students graduate from Gettysburg College

    Of the 608 students who graduated from Gettysburg College May 20, 2018, the following were local students:

    • William Davis of Reading
    • Samuel Genova of Reading
    • Julie Miranto of Douglassville
    • Allison Mueller of Reading

    For video, photos, and other highlights from the Commencement ceremony, please go to the Gettysburg College website.

    Nogara Souza and Konowal Named to 2018 Google Cloud Academic All-District At-Large Team

    5/18/2018 | Field Hockey

    CoSIDA Release

    KUTZTOWN – Gabriel Nogara Souza of the Kutztown University men’s tennis team and Courtney Konowal (Plymouth Meeting, Pa./Plymouth-Whitemarsh) of the field hockey team and Gabriel Nogara Souza (Curitiba, Brazil/Dom Bosco) of the men’s tennis team were recently named to the 2018 Google Cloud Academic All-District 2 At-Large Teams for Division II men’s and women’s athletics on Thursday afternoon as selected by the College Sports Information Directors Association of America.

    The Google Cloud Academic All-District At-Large teams recognize the nation’s top student-athletes for their combined performances on the field and in the classroom.

    It is the second Academic All-District award for Konowal and first for Nogara Souza.

    A four-time All-Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference selection, three-time PSAC Scholar-Athlete and two-year team captain, Konowal completed her career in the Maroon and Gold starting in all 73 games and collecting 12 goals and 12 assists from her midfield position.

    A sport management major, Konowal has accumulated a 4.0 GPA, is a six-time Dean’s List honoree and

    Continue reading Nogara Souza and Konowal Named to 2018 Google Cloud Academic All-District At-Large Team

    Melissa Masciotti graduates from Jacksonville State

    Happy JSU graduates move the tassel after tornado causes hassle. Photo by Matt Reynolds.

    Melissa Masciotti graduates From Jacksonville State

    Just six weeks after an EF-3 tornado devastated Jacksonville State University and its surrounding community, 724 students received degrees at Burgess-Snow Field at JSU Stadium on May 4. Melissa Masciotti of Wernersville, PA, earned a BS in Emergency Management.

    The tornado left a $42 million trail of destruction in its wake. President Donald Trump declared the area a federal disaster on April 27, just a week before spring commencement was scheduled to take place. In an act of resilience and perhaps even defiance, the university salvaged the last few weeks of the spring semester and held its spring commencement ceremony as planned with one change: three ceremonies were combined into one and moved to the Gamecock football stadium due to damages at Pete Mathews Coliseum.

    Summer classes are currently in session as workers replace roofs on a total of 34 buildings and make other necessarily repairs to the more than 50 damaged buildings. All repairs, except for any new construction projects, are fast-tracked to be completed before the fall semester begins Aug. 21. For more information, including how you can help with recovery efforts, visit www.jsu.edu/jsustrong.

    Humane PA: Mewow! Look at us Grow

    Humane PA: Mewow! Look at us Grow
    We are happy to welcome Dr. Jackie Connolly to the pack at our Humane Veterinary Hospital in Lancaster! She graduated from the University of Florida, College of Veterinary Medicine, with a Certificate in Shelter Medicine. While obtaining her veterinary degree, she volunteered at multiple shelters and participated in Operation Catnip (Trap-Neuter-Return program).
    She worked at a small animal private practice in Florida for the past two years and has recently become Fear Free Certified. Her special interests include dentistry, spay/neuter surgeries, hospice care, prevention, and stress-free veterinary visits.
    In her free time, Dr. Connolly enjoys hiking, kayaking, and spending time with her five cats and her Labrador mix, Pudge.
    Dr. Connolly is taking appointments and is looking forward to building lasting relationships with pet owners in our community. Contact us to book your pet care appointment today.

    BLOTTER: Kutztown Borough Police Department

    BLOTTER: Kutztown Borough Police Department

    May 18, 2018

    • Police investigated the report of Graffiti Vandalism to two glass doors at Saucony Cross Apartments, 420 College Blvd.

    May 20, 2018

    • Police investigated the report of Vandalism to a door after it was reported broken following an incident that occurred at a residence in the 300 block of E. Walnut St.

    May 22, 2018

    • Police investigated the report of Vandalism to a vehicle after it was reported that a headlight was broken while the vehicle was parked at a residence in the 600 block of E. Walnut St.

    Knights finish season 16-13; team sets school record for wins

    Knights finish season 16-13; team sets school record for wins

    SUMMERDALE – The Central Penn Knights baseball team ended their season with an 8-5 win over Manor College. The Knights finished the year 16-13, which is the team’s first winning record, and established a new high for team wins.

    After a slow start, the Knights won their last 14 out of 17 games. “It took us a little while to get going, but we really came together as a team in the second half of the season,” said Head Coach Robert Stern.

    Christopher Rosario

    Miguel Arredondo

    Quinton Heckard

    Individual highlights included:

    • Jerry Biller III was named to the second team USCAA All-American squad. The sophomore infielder batted .386, knocked in 20 runs, and stole 15 bases, which ranked him ninth in the conference. A graduate of Brandon High School in Brandon, Fla., he also scored 21 runs and had 27 hits. In addition, Biller earned Academic All-American status.
    • Quinton Heckard made honorable mention USCAA All-American. He batted .439 batting over 26 games with 29 hits, including eight doubles. A graduate of Central Dauphin East High School in Harrisburg, he scored 26 runs and stole 13 bases, while playing shortstop and pitcher.
    • Christopher Rosario batted .367 with 20 RBI and four homeruns for the Central Penn College Knights baseball team. The first baseman graduated from McCaskey High School in Lancaster.
    • Miguel Arredondo batted .367 with 18 hits in 24 games. Playing a variety of positions, including catcher, Arredondo knocked in 11 runs and hit two homeruns. He is a graduate of Conestoga Valley High School in Lancaster. In addition, Arredondo earned Academic All-American status.
    • Brandon Casiano was named an Academic All-American for the third time. The senior outfielder batted .364 and scored 17 runs in 23 games. He is a graduate of Passaic County Technical Institute in Passaic, N.J.

    Athletic Director Dave Baker praised the extra efforts of the three baseball players—Biller, Arredondo and Casiano—who earned Academic All-American honors.

    “This is the highest award a student athlete can win,” said Baker, who also serves as student retention officer. “If you consider the practice time, game preparation and travel, participating on an athletic team can equate to having another major. Nice job, gentlemen!”

    More than 1400 students named to dean’s list at York College of Pennsylvania

    More than 1400 students named to dean’s list at York College of Pennsylvania

    YORK – Over 1400 students were named to the dean’s list at York College of Pennsylvania. To be eligible for this honor, a student must be registered for at least 12 academic credit hours and earn a semester GPA of 3.50 or higher.

    The following local students were named to the Dean’s List at York College of Pennsylvania for the Spring 2018 semester:

    • Collin Deysher of Sinking Spring, a senior Finance major.
    • Kathleen Dolan of Reading, PA, a sophomore Middle Level Education major.
    • Darby Frey of Douglassville, PA, a senior Business Administration major.
    • Dominic Garipoli of Wyomissing, a freshman Nursing major.
    • Gerard Gibson of Blandon, a senior Electrical Engineering major.
    • Sean Hnath of Reading, a junior Mechanical Engineering major.
    • Matthew Johnson of Reading, a sophomore Sport Management major.
    • Chelsea Jones of Reading, a sophomore Marketing major.
    • John Kershner of Reading, a senior Mechanical Engineering major.
    • Benjamin Mochan of Sinking Spring, a senior Sport Management major.
    • Michael Reinhart of Shoemakersville, a sophomore Computer Engineering major.
    • Olivia Roth of Mohrsville, a sophomore Secondary Education/English major.
    • Sara Rumpf of Wernersville, a junior Nursing major.
    • Darian Schlenker of Hamburg, a freshman Nursing major.
    • Vanessa Scornavacchi of Reading, a sophomore Nursing major.
    • James Simmons of Wyomissing, a junior Intelligence Analysis major.
    • Sarah Spitalnick of Reading, a senior Human Services major.
    • Margo Stebbins of Kenhorst, a sophomore Criminal Justice major.
    • Bradley Wunsch of Wyomissing, a senior Professional Writing major.

    Caroline Cooley of Shillington graduates from Nazareth College

    Caroline Cooley of Shillington graduates from Nazareth College

    Caroline Cooley of Shillington received an undergraduate degree during the College’s 91st commencement exercises held Sunday, May 13, 2018.

    Cooley graduated cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in social work.