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Drivas Receives Academic Honor July 16, 2018

Magdalayna Drivas of York was named to the dean's academic honor list at the College of Arts and Sciences for the 2018 spring semester at Baylor University, Waco, Texas.

Students honored on the dean's list are undergraduates with a minimum grade point average of 3.7 while enrolled in a minimum of 12 semester hours.

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Brown Earns Doctorate July 16, 2018

Amanda Brown earned a Doctor of Occupational Therapy at the 176th commencement ceremony of Mary Baldwin University, Staunton, Va., on May 20.

Brown is a resident of Red Lion.

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Barton Receives Academic Honor July 16, 2018

Sierra Barton of Dover was named to the president's list at Jacksonville State University, Jacksonville, Ala., for spring 2018. To be named to the president's list, a student must earn a perfect 4.0 grade point average while attending full-time.

Barton is an exercise science/wellness major.

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Students Named To Dean's List July 16, 2018

King's College, Wilkes-Barre, recently announced the students who have qualified for the spring 2018 dean's list.

Local students include Kyle McKiernan, Etters; Richard Kell, York Haven; and York residents Emily Agnello, Kerri Carbaugh, Bryce Floyd, Madison Miller, and Steven Ream.

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McCarty Earns Academic Honor July 12, 2018

Gabriela McCarty of Hummelstown earned placement on the spring dean's list at the University of Dayton, Dayton, Ohio.

Students named to the dean's list must earn a minimum 3.5 grade point average.

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Students Will Study Conservation July 12, 2018

In June and July, graduate students from Miami University's Project Dragonfly were scheduled to travel to Africa, Asia, Australia and the Americas to engage in action projects on vital human and ecological issues.

Sarah Goodman of Hummelstown, a new master's student in the Global Field Program (GFP) from Miami University's Project Dragonfly, will travel to Baja in July. Goodman will study desert and marine landscapes through ecological and social field methods. Goodman works as a teacher at Lower Dauphin School District. More information about Goodman's course can be found at www.earthexpeditions.org.

Taylor Baker of Harrisburg, a new master's student in the Global Field Program (GFP) from Miami University's Project Dragonfly, will travel to Belize in July. Baker will study coral reefs, manatees, howler monkeys, jaguars and other wildlife while learning the methods communities are using to sustain them. Baker works as a carpenter's apprentice for Union. More information about Baker's course can be found at www.earthexpeditions.org.

Project Dragonfly's Earth Expeditions graduate courses engage people in firsthand educational and scientific research at critical conservation field sites in Africa, Australia, Asia and the Americas. Dragonfly is located in the department of biology at Miami University, a state university in Oxford, Ohio. Miami was established in 1809 and is listed as one of the eight original Public Ivies.

To learn more about Project Dragonfly, readers may visit www.facebook.com/PrjDragonfly.

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Culver Wins Scholarship July 12, 2018

Brock Culver of Palmyra, a first-year student at Elizabethtown College, has been awarded a Stamps Scholarship. Culver is a computer science major.

Culver is one of five first-year students that are selected each fall semester to receive a prestigious scholarship from the Stamps Family Charitable Foundation.

This exclusive program has been created to recognize students who exemplify leadership, perseverance, scholarship, service and innovation. Recipients of the Stamp Scholarship receive monetary awards, individual mentors and extra opportunities. Those opportunities can include attending retreats, conventions, banquets, and lectures.

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Esbenshade Earns Honor July 12, 2018

This spring semester, Katherine Esbenshade was inducted into the Muhlenberg College, Allentown, chapter of Phi beta Kappa, the oldest and most prestigious honorary society in America.

Esbenshade is a resident of Manheim.

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Norcross Earns Academic Honor July 12, 2018

Gloria Norcross of Willow Street was named to the dean's honor list at Gettysburg College, Gettysburg. Students whose semester averages are 3.6 or above earn placement on the dean's honor list.

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Brubaker Earns Academic Honor July 11, 2018

Lauren Brubaker was named to the dean's list at Geneva College, Beaver Falls, for the spring 2018 semester. To be eligible for this recognition, students in traditional programs must earn a grade point average of at least 3.6 while passing 12 credit hours or more.

Brubaker is a resident of Mount Joy. She is earning a degree in PK-4 education/PK-8 special education.

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Student-Athletes Earn Recognition July 11, 2018

Three student-athletes at Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology are recipients of national academic awards from the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA). The students are David Thompson, Noah Tarr, and Alexander Prudhomme.

Thompson, a member of the Class of 2019 and the cross country team, was named to the NJCAA All-Academic First Team with a 4.0 grade point average (GPA). Thompson, a Warwick High School graduate, is studying electro-mechanical technology.

Tarr, a member of the Class of 2019 and the wrestling team, was named to the NJCAA All-Academic Second team with a 3.86 GPA. The Blairsville native is in the plumbing technology program. As a freshman, Tarr qualified for the national tournament after placing second in the Eastern District II tournament at 157 lbs.

Prudhomme, a member of the Class of 2018 and the track and field team, was named to the NJCAA All-Academic Third Team with a GPA of 3.67 in earning a certificate in electrical construction and maintenance. Prudhomme is a graduate of Lancaster Catholic High School.

To learn more about Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology, readers may visit www.stevenscollege.edu.

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Zulkosky Wins Gracie Award July 11, 2018

Danielle Zulkosky of Landisville was among three students from Hofstra University's Lawrence Herbert School of Communication to win national Gracie Awards for excellence in news programming for their work on campus radio station WRHU-88.7 FM.

The honor, given annually by the Alliance for Women in Media Foundation, recognizes work by, for, or about women in television, radio, and online media on the national, local, and student levels. Honorees were scheduled to receive their awards at a luncheon on June 27 at Cipriani in New York City.

The three 2018 Hofstra honorees competed in student categories against peers from across the nation. Zulkosky, Class of 2019, program director of talk radio at WRHU, won for best public affairs feature for "Empowering Women to Enter Careers in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math)," which aired on "A League of Our Own." She is a double major in journalism and political science.

The Alliance for Women in Media is a nonprofit professional organization working to advance the impact of women in the media industry. This year marks the organization's 43rd anniversary of the Gracie Awards.

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Fox Receives Academic Honor July 11, 2018

Madison Fox of Akron was named to the dean's honor list at Gettysburg College, Gettysburg.

Students whose semester averages were 3.6 or above were recently placed on the dean's honor list.

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Barden Earns Bachelor's July 11, 2018

Holly Barden of Chester Springs graduated in May from Roger Williams University, Bristol, R.I., as a member of the Class of 2018.

She earned a Bachelor of Science in criminal justice.

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Conrad Named To Dean's List July 11, 2018

Jonathan Conrad of Chester Springs earned placement on the spring dean's list at the University of Dayton, Dayton, Ohio.

Students named to the dean's list must earn a minimum 3.5 grade point average.

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Bowler Studies In China July 11, 2018

Brandon Bowler of Glenmoore traveled to China from May 9 to June 3 as part of a short-term academic and cultural immersion trip offered by Widener University, Chester. Widener University has a long-standing academic exchange and cooperation agreement with Chongqing Technology and Business University in Chongqing, China. Bowler is a biomedical engineering major and a member of the Class of 2019.

While in China, Bowler and classmates studied the economy and politics of China, learned about the types of Chinese martial arts, learned about Chinese calligraphy, and studied and socialized with Chinese and other international students. They also learned to speak basic Mandarin phrases.

The group toured famous sites, including the Great Wall of China, the Forbidden Village and Tiananmen Square, and took a weekend trip to the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding, which was created to imitate the natural habitat for giant pandas to encourage breeding and rearing their young.

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Local Students Receive Honor July 11, 2018

Two local students have been named to the president's list for the spring 2018 semester at Plymouth State University, Plymouth, N.H. To be named to the president's list, a student must achieve a grade point average of 3.7 or better for the spring 2018 semester and must have attempted at least 12 credit hours during the semester.

The local students are Lily Clee and Clara Cownap. Both are residents of Kimberton.

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Yoquinto Named To Dean's List July 11, 2018

Jason Yoquinto of Elverson was named to the spring 2018 dean's list at The University of Albany, Albany, N.Y.

Students named to the dean's list earned at least a 3.5 grade point average.

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Schempp Earns Academic Honor July 11, 2018

Samuel Schempp has been recognized for outstanding academic achievement by being named to the spring semester 2018 dean's List at Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa. Students named to the dean's list must have earned a grade point average of at least 3.50 on a 4.00 scale while carrying a minimum of 12 credit hours of graded course work.

Schempp is a second-year student who is studying agricultural systems technology. He is a resident of Parkesburg.

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VanSciver Earns College Degree July 11, 2018

Morgan VanSciver of Lincoln University graduated from James Madison University, Harrisonburg, Va., during the May 4 commencement exercises.

VanSciver graduated cum laude with a degree in health sciences.

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