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Martinez Takes Part In Research Project October 20, 2017

Austin Martinez of Marietta is one of three psychology students studying baby babble in collaboration with a faculty researcher at Lebanon Valley College (LVC). Martinez, a graduate of Donegal High School, is a member of the Class of 2018 at LVC, where he is pursuing a Bachelor of Science in psychology.

Dr. Rachel Albert, assistant professor of psychology, and her student research assistants study how caregivers respond to their child's vocal cues, or baby babble.

Martinez and classmate Josh Rhinehimer spent the summer developing a study investigating fathers' responses to their infants. For the study, fathers and their 9-month-old infants come to the lab to play and be observed.

Martinez and Rinehimer are preparing to submit the work to present at the International Congress of Infant Studies biennial conference. If the research is accepted, they will present the findings to an international audience in Philadelphia next July.

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Students Study Abroad October 20, 2017

Several Susquehanna University students, including Ty Bricker of Manheim and Anne Horting of Elizabethtown, are participating in the Sigmund Weis School of Business London Program during the fall 2017 semester.

The program provides business students with an international experience in order to develop and expand their learning capabilities and broaden their perspectives about possible careers. While abroad, students complete an internship, as well as courses in operations management, quantitative methods for business, international business practice, and management and organizational behavior.

Bricker is a finance major in the Class of 2019. A 2015 graduate of Manheim Central High School, he is the son of Craig and Shelly Bricker.

Horting is an accounting major in the Class of 2019. A 2015 graduate of Elizabethtown Area High School, she is the daughter of Ken and Christine Horting.


Hanselman Named To Honor Society October 20, 2017

Nicole Hanselman of Manheim was one of more than 30 students inducted into the Phi Eta Sigma National Honor Society during a ceremony held recently at Elmira College.

Phi Eta Sigma, a first-year honor society, was founded in 1923 at the University of Illinois with the goal of encouraging and rewarding academic excellence among full-time, first-year students in institutions of higher learning. The Elmira College chapter was established in 1990.


Local Students Graduate October 20, 2017

A total of 38 students graduated from Elizabethtown College in August. Among them were five local students.

Graduating with master's degrees in occupational therapy were Ashley M. Cox of Mountville, Allison R. Doughton of Manheim, Jacalyn P. Hikes of Elizabethtown, and Mikayla R. Kemmerly of Columbia. Bhim K. Thapaliya of Lancaster graduated with a bachelor's degree in biology.


Walter Named To Dean's List October 12, 2017

Molly Walter of Columbia has been named to the summer 2017 dean's list at University of the Sciences. Selection for the honor was based on completing and passing all assigned courses with no grade below a C and attaining an academic average of at least 3.4 for courses taken in the summer of 2017.

Walter is a Doctor of Pharmacy student.


Student Named To Dean's List September 12, 2017

Edward Beihl, son of Frederick and Joy Beihl of Stewartstown, has been named to the spring 2017 dean's list at Evangel University in Springfield, Mo. During the semester, Edward earned the honor as a freshman studying music education.

Full-time students who have earned a grade point average of 3.6 or higher on a 4.0 scale are eligible to be included on the dean's list.


Local Residents Receive Degrees September 11, 2017

Two Phoenixville residents recently graduated from Ithaca College, Ithaca, N.Y., during its commencement ceremony in May.

The local graduates are Liam Snead and MacKenzie Snead.


Mokhallalati Inducted Into Honor Society September 6, 2017

Basil Mokhallalati, of Glenmoore, is among the students who have been inducted into the Order of Omega Greek honor society at Susquehanna University.

The Order of Omega is a national Greek honor society founded to recognize men and women who have attained a high standard of leadership in Greek activities; to bring together members of the faculty, alumni, and student members of the institution's fraternities and sororities; and to create an atmosphere where ideas and issues can be discussed across Greek lines.

Mokhallalati is a psychology and neuroscience major in the Class of 2018. A 2014 graduate of Owen J. Roberts High School, he is the son of Rim Bakir and Mohamed Mokhallalati.


Mueller Receives Master's Degree September 6, 2017

Baylor University conferred degrees on nearly 500 graduates during summer commencement exercises, held on Aug. 12 in the Ferrell Center on the Baylor campus.

Among the recognized students was Seth Adam Mueller of Exton, who earned a Master of Arts in English.


Student Recognized, Travels Abroad August 29, 2017

Megan Fix, a 2013 graduate of Dallastown High School, completed her junior year at Colorado State University with a GPA of 3.8. She is studying biology.

Fix recently returned from Nepal, where she spent two months volunteering with medical teams in hospitals in the Kathmandu and Pokhara areas.

Presently back at Colorado State for her senior year, Fix was named president of the school's swing dance society.


Students Receive Master's Degrees August 29, 2017

Two local residents graduated from Clemson University at the August commencement ceremonies.

Patrick Robert Boggs of Oxford received a Master of Professional Accounting in accounting.

Suzanne Lynn Gruber of Palmyra received a Master of Arts in teaching, with a middle-level education concentration.


Donaghue Earns Dean's Award August 24, 2017

Jack Donaghue received the spring 2017 dean's award for academic excellence from Colgate University, Hamilton, N.Y. Donaghue, of Hershey, is a graduate of Hershey High School.

Students who receive a term grade point average of 3.3 or higher while completing at least three courses for a conventional letter grade earn the spring dean's award for academic excellence.


Fitzgerald Earns Award August 24, 2017

Madison Fitzgerald received the spring 2017 dean's award for academic excellence from Colgate University, Hamilton, N.Y. Fitzgerald, of Lititz, is a graduate of Peddie School.

Students who receive a term grade point average of 3.3 or higher while completing at least three courses for a conventional letter grade earn the spring dean's award for academic excellence.


Sisters Recognized For Achievements August 23, 2017

Ashley Moog-Bowlsbey and Kaylee Moog, daughters of Robert and Donna Moog of Felton, were recently recognized for their academic achievements.

Ashley graduated from Indiana University School of Art & Design in Bloomington, Ind., on May 5 with a master's degree in photography. Her fiance, who is now her husband, along with her sister, sister-in-law, and parents, attended the ceremony.

Kaylee has been accepted and is attending Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine, where she will study to become a veterinarian. She was presented her Class of 2021 lab coat at the Coating Ceremony on July 23, with her parents in attendance. Kaylee completed her undergraduate studies at Wilson College in Chambersburg and is currently a registered vet technologist.


Dohm Receives Master's Degree August 21, 2017

Regan Dohm of Downingtown received a master's degree during spring commencement ceremonies at the University of Wisconsin - Madison, Madison, Wis., on May 12.

Dohm earned a Master of Science in environment and resources at the Institute for Environmental Studies.


Patkin Earns College Degree August 21, 2017

Joshua Patkin of Downingtown graduated from Binghamton University, State University of New York, Binghamton, N.Y., this academic year.

Patkin earned a Bachelor of Science in business administration entrepreneurship.


Longreen Accepted Into Honor Society August 17, 2017

Gabrielle Longreen has been accepted into Lampda Alpha Nu, the National Honor Society for Anthropology. This year, she will be the treasurer for the National Honor Society and the Anthropology Club at West Chester University, where she is a junior.

Gabrielle is a 2015 graduate of Lower Dauphin High School, and she is the daughter of Charles and Danette Longreen of East Hanover Township.


Students Earn Degrees August 17, 2017

Several local residents have received degrees from Western Governors University (WGU). The university held its 33rd semiannual commencement ceremony at the Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City on July 15 and celebrated the graduation of more than 10,000 students.

The local graduates were as follows: Julia Wheeling of Landisville, Master of Business Administration (MBA) in health care management; Theresa Snavely of Manheim, Master of Science in Nursing in leadership and management; Brandon Canty of Manheim, MBA in IT management; and Alicia Glassmyer of Mountville, Master of Education in learning and technology.


Reyher Named To Honor Roll August 16, 2017

Megan Reyher of Honey Brook was named to the honor roll at the University of Dallas, Irving, Texas, for the spring 2017 semester for earning a semester grade point average of 3.0 to 3.49.

Reyher is majoring in psychology.


Xing Named To Dean's List August 16, 2017

Jiaqi Xing of Lititz has been named to the dean's list for the spring semester at Binghamton University, State University of New York.

The honor recognizes students who have achieved a grade-point average of 3.5 or higher.

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