Lebanon Valley College recognizes spring student-athletes

Women’s tennis captured the MAC championship.
Nick Scullin earned Outdoor All-Region recognition from the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association.
Veronica Venezia was named the ECAC Division III Women’s Lacrosse Rookie of the Year.

Lebanon Valley College recognizes spring student-athletes

ANNVILLE – Lebanon Valley College recognized more than 200 student-athletes who competed for the Flying Dutchmen during the spring sports season. Local students include:

  • Anne Baney of Fleetwood, a graduate of Berks Catholic High School, is pursuing a bachelor of science in exercise science and was a member of the women’s track and field team.
  • Jennifer Eck of Reading, a graduate of Exeter Township High School, is pursuing a bachelor of science in exercise science and was a member of the women’s lacrosse team. Eck received the following award(s): Middle Atlantic Conference Commonwealth All-Conference First Team and All-Eastern College Athletic Conference Second Team and IWLCA’s All-Metro Region Second Team.
  • Cameron Epple of Wernersville, a graduate of Warwick High School, is pursuing a bachelor of arts in economics and was a member of the men’s lacrosse team. Epple received the following award(s): Middle Atlantic Conference Commonwealth Second Team All-Conference.
  • Leah Franklin of Reading, a graduate of Exeter Township High School, is pursuing a bachelor of science in business administration and was a member of the women’s lacrosse team. Franklin received the following award(s): Middle Atlantic Conference Commonwealth All-Conference First Team and All-Eastern College Athletic Conference Second Team.
  • Melanie Haas of Mohrsville, a graduate of Hamburg Area Jr-Sr High School, is pursuing a bachelor of science in early childhood education and special education and was a member of the women’s tennis team. Haas received the following award(s): Middle Atlantic Conference Commonwealth All-Conference Honorable Mention.
  • Emma Jones of Sinking Spring, a graduate of Governor Mifflin High School, is pursuing a bachelor of science in biology and was a member of the women’s lacrosse team. Jones received the following award(s): Middle Atlantic Conference Commonwealth All-Conference Second Team and and IWLCA’s All-Metro Region Second Team.
  • Deavor Koch of Reading, a graduate of Exeter Township High School, is pursuing a bachelor of science in business administration and was a member of the baseball team.
  • Sarah Musselman of Reading, a graduate of Exeter Township High School, is pursuing a bachelor of science in exercise science and was a member of the softball team.
  • Todd Reedy of Wernersville, a graduate of Kutztown Area High School, is pursuing a bachelor of science in business administration and was a member of the men’s golf team.
  • Ryan Showalter of Sinking Spring, a graduate of Wilson High School, is pursuing a bachelor of science in exercise science and was a member of the baseball team.
  • Savannah Toth of Douglassville, a graduate of Daniel Boone Jr-Sr High School, is pursuing a bachelor of science in neuroscience and was a member of the softball team. Toth received the following award(s): Middle Atlantic Conference Commonwealth All-Conference First Team.
  • Jonathan Yenser of Womelsdorf, a graduate of Tulpehocken High School, is pursuing a bachelor of science in business administration and was a member of the men’s tennis team.
  • Daymond Zweizig of Reading, a graduate of Oley Valley High School, is pursuing a bachelor of science in psychology and business administration and was a member of the baseball team.

Thanks Y’all! We Are Humbled by Your Support

Thanks Y’all! We Are Humbled by Your Support
We wanted to share a HUGE thank you to all of our committee members, supporters, patrons, guests, team members, and volunteers for an exceptional Art for Arf’s Sake event this weekend.
It is through your passion for our mission to empower people in our communities to increase their capacity to care for animals so that all animals are healthy, safe, and treated humanely, that the 2018 Art for Arf’s Sake event is one of our most successful to date – raising over $90,000!
Much obliged ~
Art for Arf’s Sake Team
Thanks to Leah Tyler from Y102 for this great collection of photos!

Gabriele Selected to Play in IWLCA Senior All-Star Game

5/25/2018 | Women’s Lacrosse
Official Release

KUTZTOWN – Kutztown University senior Sarah Gabriele(Felton, Pa./York Catholic) of the women’s lacrosse team has been invited to play in the Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association Senior All-Star Game, which will be held on Tierney Field at U.S. Lacrosse Headquarters in Sparks, Md. on Saturday, June 2, 2018.

The 44 players selected in each Division have been divided into two teams: North and South. The Division I teams will play the first game at 11:30 am, the Division II game will follow at 1 pm, and the Division III teams will cap off the event with their game at 2:30 pm.Admission for all three games is free of charge. The games will also be web-streamed live on IWLCA-tv.com.

Gabriele closed her four-year career at KU as the first player in Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) history to hold a school’s career goals, assists and points records, with 176 goals, 57 assists for 233 points. She ranks 20th in PSAC history in scoring and 27th in points. Her 119 draw controls rate third at KU, while her 63 starts rank third and her 64 games played rank seventh.

The Felton native started in 16-of-17 games this year, and ended her senior season with the team-lead in goals (41), assists (20) and points (61). She recorded 24 groundballs, 10 draw controls and had seven caused turnovers. Gabriele also had a career-high .798 shots-on-goal percentage.

Gabriele was named the 2018 KU Female Senior Athlete of the Year at this year’s annual All-Sports Celebration.

Five other student-athletes from PSAC schools, including Shippensburg, Millersville, Mercyhurst, Slippery Rock and East Stroudsburg, were also invited to the event.

Ariel Tucci Sigma Xi hosts 43rd annual Science Honors Banquet

Ariel Tucci Sigma Xi hosts 43rd annual Science Honors Banquet

EAST STROUDSBURG – The East Stroudsburg University Chapter of Sigma Xi, the Scientific Research Society, hosted its 43nd annual science honors banquet April 27 at the Stroudsmoor Country Inn in Stroudsburg. At the banquet, Sigma Xi honored students from seven departments within the College of Arts and Sciences including Ariel Tucci from Douglassville.

Erin Gloor, a senior majoring in biochemistry from Ringwood, N.J., Ariel Tucci, a senior majoring in psychology from Douglassville; Anthony Savercool, a senior majoring in psychology from Easton; Sara Klopfenstein, a senior majoring in biochemistry from Bartonsville; Christopher Galanti, a junior majoring in psychology from Lafayette Hill; Julia Guardo, a senior majoring in chemical biotechnology from Stroudsburg; Leah Bergman, a senior majoring in marine science from Coatsville; Joseph DiCandia, a senior majoring in biochemistry from Kunkletown; and Jessica Burns, a senior majoring in biology from East Stroudsburg. received Sigma Xi associate membership. The recipients of the faculty memorial awards were Elizabeth Barcellona, a graduate student studying biology from East Stroudsburg; and Danielle Swingle, a senior majoring in biochemistry from Lake Ariel.

The department of biological sciences presented awards to Leah Bergman ’20, Coatsville..; Emily Walsh ’18, Stroudsburg; Kristina Roy ’18, Canadensis; Nicole Yap ’22, East Stroudsburg; Aubrey Miller ’18, Allentown; Ciera Bobbitt ’18, Kunkletown; Jessica Burns ’18, East Stroudsburg; Catherine Reis ’18, East Bangor; and Kelly Murman a graduate student from Avoca. The department of history and geography presented an award to Alec Lederer, a graduate student from Walnutport. The department of chemistry presented awards to Danielle Swingle ’18, Lake Ariel; Samantha Hartman ’18, Mount Bethel; Julia Guardo ’18, Stroudsburg; Sara Klopfenstein ’18, Bartonsville; Joseph DiCandia ’18, Kunkletown..; Jonathan Schillinger ’20, Effort; Conrad Richman ’21, Greentown; Samantha Miller ’18, Springfield; and Alicia Day ’18, Bangor. The department of computer science presented awards to Michael Burns ’18, Nazareth; and Zachary Waldman ’20, Mechanicsburg. The department of mathematics presented awards to Sarah Kendl ’21, Milford; Kyle Benson’18, Easton; and Jamie Reese ’17, Fleetville. The department of physics presented awards to Zachary Rinchiuso’18, Stroudsburg; Austin Cavanaugh ’21, Ambler; Pumee Rojchanaborworn’21, East Stroudsburg; Karl Bohnenberger ’20, East Stroudsburg; and James McMahon ’18, Montoursville. The department of psychology presented awards to Zoe Maas ’20, Coatsville; and Alexa Strelecki’18, Scranton.

Additionally, two outstanding teacher awards were presented to Robert Hachtman from Bangor Area High School, Bangor; and Michael Mady from Dingman Delaware Elementary School, Dingmans Ferry.

For more information about Sigma Xi, contact Alan Shaffer, Ph.D., associate professor of chemistry, in the college of arts and sciences, at 570-422-3796 or ashaffer@esu.edu.

Alvernia announces honor society inductees

Alvernia students inducted into various honor societies

Pi Theta Epsilon Honor Society

READING – Hard-working Alvernia University students were inducted into several honor societies this spring. The following local occupational therapy students were among those inducted:

  • Rachael Eberhardt of Hamburg was named a member. Eberhardt is a graduate of Hamburg Area High School
  • Teresa Zavala of Temple was named a member. Zavala is a graduate of Muhlenberg High School
  • Claire Sutliff of West Lawn was named a member. Sutliff is a graduate of Wilson High School
  • Kelsi Bickel of Wyomissing was named a member. Bickel is a graduate of Wyomissing Area High School
  • Carolyn Goff of Shillington was named vice president.
Alvernia’s Academic Success Center is located in Bernardine Hall

St. Thomas More Honor Society

The following local criminal justice students were among those inducted:

  • Destiny Roque of Reading was named a member. Roque is a graduate of Pennsylvania Virtual Charter School
  • Leslie Martines-Rivera of Reading was named a member. Martines-Rivera is a graduate of Reading Senior High School
  • David Ruppert of Reading was named a member. Ruppert is a graduate of Reading Senior High School
  • Jacob Waltz of Mohrsville was named a member. Waltz is a graduate of Schuylkill Valley High School
  • Connor Gajewski of Birdsboro was named a member. Gajewski is a graduate of Twin Valley High School

Sigma Theta Tau Honor Society

The following local nursing students were among those inducted: Continue reading “Alvernia announces honor society inductees”

Reading resident Allison Sichler named to Worcester Polytechnic Institute’s spring 2018 dean’s list

Reading resident Allison Sichler named to Worcester Polytechnic Institute’s spring 2018 dean’s list

Worcester Polytechnic Institute has announced that Allison Sichler of Reading, a member of the class of 2020 majoring in chemical engineering, was named to the university’s dean’s list for academic excellence for the spring 2018 semester.

A total of 1,474 undergraduate students achieved the criteria required for WPI’s spring 2018 Dean’s List. The criteria for the WPI Dean’s List differs from that of most other universities as WPI does not compute a grade point average (GPA). Instead, WPI defines the Dean’s List by the amount of work completed at the A level in courses and projects.

“WPI’s academic programs are rigorous and require a level of independence beyond what is required in traditional courses. WPI students go beyond the classroom to work on open-ended problems in and for communities around the world. The problems are important and the impact is real” said dean of undergraduate studies Arthur C. Heinricher. “Some of this nation’s best and brightest students come to WPI to study engineering and science and business and the humanities. Those named to the Dean’s List have excelled in all of their work, and we are exceptionally proud of these outstanding students.”

Students participate in Central Penn College’s 136th commencement

Students participate in Central Penn College’s 136th commencement

SUMMERDALE – The following students have graduated from Central Penn College and participated in the college’s 136th Commencement on May 11 at the Forum in Harrisburg.

  • Sarah Dobroskey of Reading graduated with a Associate in Applied Science in Physical Therapist Assistant.
  • Cassidie Edman of Reading graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration.
  • Angelica Gilpin of Reading graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting Bachelor of Science.
  • Carmen Rivera-Luiggi of Reading graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Legal Studies.
  • Carolyn Rodriguez of Reading graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration.
  • Rubie Rodriguez of West Lawn graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Management.
  • Iesha Santos of Reading graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice Administration.
  • Christina Welch of Wyomissing graduated with a Associate in Applied Science in Occupational Therapy Assistant.

Regionally renowned artist  featured during Furry Friday

Regionally renowned artist  featured during Furry Friday

Join us Friday, June 1, as regionally renowned artist Suzanne Fellows showcases her art and several pieces during Furry Friday.

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 Reading Area Community College.

During the event, guests are invited to connect with Fellows, view examples of her work, purchase pieces and enjoy light refreshments with other local community members and regional leaders.

Show your support for art and animals; join us at our Furry Friday event at The Humane Society of Berks County from 4 to 7 p.m.

Break a sweat for the paws

We are excited to partner with Universal Athletic Club and their Boot Camp for Charity Program to offer you a chance to break a sweat for a great cause!

Proceeds from each Saturday morning Boot Camp class in June, from 8:30am to 9:30am, will benefit the animals we serve at the Humane League of Lancaster County.

The boot camp classes are open to everyone and free to UAC members. Guests to the classes are encourages to contribute a $5 minimum donation per person/per workout. Space is limited.

All participants must pre-register.

Click HERE to learn more about the Boot Camp for Charity Program and to register for classes.

Elizabethtown College announces dual admission program with Reading Area Community College

Elizabethtown College announces dual admission program with Reading Area Community College

ELIZABETHTOWN – Beginning this autumn, students attending Reading Area Community College can transfer academic credits directly to Elizabethtown College via a dual admission agreement between the two institutions.

The agreement was signed Tuesday, May 22, in the Yocum Library at RACC by Carl J. Strikwerda, Elizabethtown College president; Betty Rider, Elizabethtown College senior vice president for academic affairs and dean of faculty; Anna Weitz, RACC president, and Susan Looney, RACC senior vice president of academic affairs/provost.

“Elizabethtown College is committed to helping community college students complete their degrees by making transfer to the College as smooth as possible,” said E-town President Strikwerda. “Only by helping more community college students earn four year degrees can our society produce the number of college graduates that we need for the future.”

Under the agreement, RACC students may apply for admission as early as their senior year of high Continue reading “Elizabethtown College announces dual admission program with Reading Area Community College”

Amanda Bialek of Fleetwood recognized for academic achievement

Amanda Bialek of Fleetwood recognized for academic achievement

WILKES-BARRE – Wilkes University student Amanda Bialek of Fleetwood was one of more than 60 graduating seniors recognized for their academic achievement at the annual academic awards ceremony.

Bialek received the Outstanding Communications Studies Award presented by the Communications Studies department and Mark Stine.