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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.


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.


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.


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.


Szwast To Study In Costa Rica June 22, 2017

Kristen Szwast of Lititz will travel to Costa Rica in July to study lowland rain forest and montane cloud forests while investigating the biotic, physical, and cultural forces that affect tropical biodiversity. Szwast is a master's student in the Advanced Inquiry Program (AIP) offered through Miami University's Project Dragonfly.

Szwast is a community engagement coordinator at Brandywine Valley SPCA.


Gross Participates In New Program June 22, 2017

Meg Gross of Marietta participated in the Bob Jones University's first Language Halls program during the 2016-17 academic year. Gross is a senior studying humanities.

Gross joined one of the Chinese-, French-, and Spanish-only discipleship groups in the BJU residence halls. She signed a language commitment in a ceremony last August, committing to maintain the language integrity of the group for the entire academic year in order to fully benefit from the experience.

The purpose of the voluntary program is to add the possibility of daily immersion to the experience of language students. BJU's Student Life and Discipleship organization places groups of students in residence hall discipleship groups according to the language they are studying. Group leaders and strategically placed native speakers help maintain a no-English zone in the language-specific halls. Though students should have a certain level of ability in their language, they do not have to be language majors or minors - or currently enrolled in a language course - in order to participate.


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.


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.


McGarvey Earns College Degree June 22, 2017

Shae McGarvey of Leola received a Bachelor of Science in Applied Science at spring commencement at Youngstown State University, Youngstown, Ohio, on May 6.

McGarvey's degree is in mechanical engineering technology.


Calvaresi Joins Honor Society June 21, 2017

Michael Calvaresi of Stewartstown was recently initiated into the honor society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation's oldest and most selective all-discipline collegiate honor society.

Calvaresi was initiated at Eastern New Mexico University, Baton Rouge, La.

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