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Sell Named To President's List June 23, 2017

Lititz resident Trent Sell has been named to Husson University's president's list for the spring 2017 semester.

Sell is a junior who is currently enrolled in Husson's program for a Bachelor of Science in communications technology with a concentration in audio engineering.

Students who make the president's list must carry at least 12 graded credit hours during the semester and earn a grade point average between 3.80 to 4.0 during the period.

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Kwamanakweenda Earns Degree June 22, 2017

Davenport University has announced that Charity Kwamanakweenda of Elizabethtown has officially completed a degree in business, technology, health professions, or urban education at the end of the winter 2017 semester.

Davenport hosted commencement on April 30, in downtown Grand Rapids, Mich.

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Center Holds Celebration June 22, 2017

The Children's Dyslexia Center of Lancaster held its 13th annual Celebration of Achievement on June 4 in the Johnston Auditorium of the Lancaster Masonic Center. A total of 11 children graduated from the program, and several continuing students were recognized for their progress. Additionally, 11 tutors and four scholars were recognized for their work with the 28 students enrolled at the center.

Heather Hinkel, director of the center, addressed the students, tutors and scholars, and governing board, thanking them for the work each provides to the program. Each graduate was given an autograph bear, the mascot adopted by the Children's Dyslexia Centers Inc., as a keepsake. Students presented words of thanks to their tutors and the board of governors.

The center, sponsored by the Lancaster Lodge of Perfection of the Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite Masons, is one of eight such centers in Pennsylvania providing tutoring at no charge to children from elementary through high school who fit a dyslexic profile. Children are eligible regardless of economic status or Masonic affiliation. The Orton-Gillingham approach, a sequential, multisensory, phonetic approach to language, is used as the basis for tutoring and tutor training.

The Children's Dyslexia Center of Lancaster opened in 2002 and has helped as many as 150 students overcome dyslexic challenges; at least half of them have graduated from the program. Funding for the program, which averages $6,000 per student per year, comes in large measure from the local fundraising efforts undertaken by the Lancaster Lodge of Perfection and the board of governors that oversees the program. Some of the fundraising efforts include holiday pie sales, apple dumpling and chicken corn soup sales, the annual Lancaster W. Scott Stoner Memorial Children's Dyslexia Center Walk, and the Extraordinary Give. Dates for these events can be found at http://childrensdyslexiacenteroflancaster.org or on the center's Facebook page. Readers may call 717-481-5680 or email cdclancasterpa@gmail.com for information about the program.

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Wolf Named To Dean's List June 22, 2017

Trevor Wolf was named to the dean's list at Quinnipiac University, Hamden, Conn., for the spring 2017 semester. Wolf is a resident of Elizabethtown.

To qualify for the dean's list, students must earn a grade point average of at least 3.5 with no grade lower than C. Full-time students must complete at least 14 credits in a semester, with at least 12 credits that have been graded on a letter grade basis to be eligible. Part-time students must complete at least six credits during a semester.

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Kelly Receives Academic Honor June 22, 2017

Amanda Kelly of Elizabethtown has been named a presidential scholar for the spring 2017 semester at Clarkson University, Potsdam, N.Y. Kelly is a senior majoring in environmental engineering.

Presidential scholars must achieve a minimum 3.80 grade point average and carry at least 14 credit hours.

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Clarkin Named To Dean's List June 22, 2017

Caitlin Clarkin of Columbia has achieved dean's list status at Daemen College for the spring 2017 semester.

A matriculated undergraduate student who attains a GPA of 3.30 or higher in any one semester is eligible for dean's list status.

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Neal Receives Academic Honor June 22, 2017

Coastal Carolina University, Conway, S.C., announced that Melissa Neal of Manheim made the president's honor list for high academic achievement for the 2017 spring semester. Neal is a marketing major.

To qualify for the president's list for high academic achievement, students must earn a 4.0 grade point average and must be enrolled full-time.

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Amen Receives College Degree June 22, 2017

On May 14, Christina Amen of Elizabethtown graduated from Emerson College, Boston, Mass.

She received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in writing, literature, and publishing.

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Hagan Receives College Degree June 22, 2017

Grace Hagan was among the nearly 1,400 undergraduates receiving bachelor's degrees from the University of Dayton, Dayton, Ohio, during the spring 2017 commencement ceremony.

Hagan is a resident of Hershey.

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Laudenslager Earns Award June 22, 2017

Deborah Laudenslager of Palmyra was among the graduate students recognized for academic achievement at the post-baccalaureate degree commencement at The University of Scranton, Scranton, on May 27 in the Byron Recreational Complex.

Laudenslager received the university's Outstanding Academic Award for General Business Administration.

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