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Yi Inducted Into Society August 23, 2017

Ling Yi of Palmyra was among students at The University of Scranton, Scranton, inducted into Phi Sigma Tau, the international honor society for students of philosophy. Yi is a junior majoring in biochemistry, cell and molecular biology.

Eligibility for nomination requires a major or minor in philosophy as well as excellence in philosophy works. Induction of nominated students is based on voting results of philosophy faculty and current chapter members.

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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.

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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.

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College Names Board Of Trustees Chair August 21, 2017

Elizabethtown College has announced the appointment of Robert J. Dolan as board of trustees chair, beginning Aug. 15. He replaces P. Edward Lovelidge, Class of 1982, who was acting board of trustees chair following the departure of Dr. Robert O. Kerr in spring 2017. Lovelidge will continue as vice chair.

Dolan's mother, brother, and daughter-in-law graduated from Elizabethtown College, and both of his parents were on the faculty. Dolan's father, Bob, taught math from 1964 until 1992; his mother, Sue, taught business from 1975 until 1994. Dolan has served on the Elizabethtown College board of trustees for four years.

Dolan graduated from Elizabethtown Area High School in 1969 and the University of Notre Dame in 1973. He became an associate of the Society of Actuaries in 1975 and an enrolled actuary in 1981. He attended Dartmouth Executive Management Series and is a member of the American Academy of Actuaries and the Conference of Consulting Actuaries. He also is a fellow of the Conference of Consulting Actuaries. He became chief operating officer at Conrad Siegel Actuaries in 1991, president and chief executive officer two years later, and chair of the board in 2007, retiring from that position in 2013. Dolan has also served with many organizations.

Lovelidge is a 35-year veteran and partner with Philadelphia PwC, an assurance, tax, human resources, transactions, performance improvement, and crisis management firm. He earned his bachelor's degree from Elizabethtown College in 1982 and his master's degree in business administration from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania. He is a Certified Public Accountant.

In addition to his time on the Elizabethtown College board of trustees, he is active in civic activities throughout the greater Philadelphia region.

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Pinkerton Performs Research August 17, 2017

Manheim resident Isaiah Pinkerton, a student at Wilkes University, Wilkes-Barre, spent the summer working on two research projects with Linda Gutierrez, assistant professor of biology.

The first project examined the role of fibroblasts and Thrombospondin 1 in cancer. The students analyzed how fibroblasts reacted when particular matricellular proteins are absent within a tumor microenvironment.

The other research was done in collaboration with Darina Lazarova, director of the master of biomedical sciences program and an associate professor of molecular biology at Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine. The students looked at the role of adipocytes in cancer and inflammation. They studied the effects of several diets in the fat cells of mice that develop in intestinal polyps. This research can be used to analyze how certain diets affect cancer and obesity.

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Larison Will Study Abroad August 17, 2017

Bryce Larison of Elizabethtown will participate in an immersive study away experience this fall. Larison is pursuing a Bachelor of Science in business administration at Lebanon Valley College, Annville.

Larison is a graduate of Elizabethtown Area High School and is studying abroad in New Zealand. The program offers students the opportunity to take four courses in almost any concentration at the University of Waikato in Hamilton, New Zealand.

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College Hires Alumni August 17, 2017

York College has announced that it has hired two alumni.

Jason Keller of York, Class of 2016, has been named assistant director of alumni relations. Keller previously served as an admissions counselor at the college and, before graduation, as an intern in the alumni relations office and for the Cultural Alliance of York County.

Erinn Bell of York, Class of 2014, has been named assistant director of donor relations. Bell previously served as operations manager for Hanover Area Chamber of Commerce and as club concierge and receptionist for The Country Club of York. She also served as an intern for the college's office of communications and for Penn-Mar Human Services as a student.

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Student Group To Visit Business District August 17, 2017

First-year Elizabethtown College students will make a trek into the downtown area at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 26. The annual walk, sponsored by the Elizabethtown Area Chamber of Commerce, allows students to learn what the business district has to offer. This year, the students' final destination will be Rita's Italian Ice, where a disc jockey and entertainment will be provided.

Any business along Market Street may offer giveaways, coupons and more outside its establishment. For businesses not located along Market Street, a table will be available for giveaways and more at Rita's. To participate, contact Susan Zeager at susan@brandtsfarmsupply.com.

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Malloy Will Study Abroad August 16, 2017

Devon Malloy of Gap will participate in an immersive study away experience this fall. Malloy is a pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree in digital communications and global studies at Lebanon Valley College, Annville.

Malloy is a graduate of Pequea Valley High School and is studying abroad in Germany. The semester program in Berlin is offered to students in any major who have completed at least one year of college-level German language.

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Karavas Will Study Abroad August 16, 2017

Alli Karavas of Stewartstown will participate in an immersive study away experience this fall. Karavas is pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in English and sociology at Lebanon Valley College, Annville.

Karavas is a graduate of Kennard-Dale High School and is studying abroad in England. The program in London allows students from any major to fulfill major, minor, general education, and elective requirements while attending Kingston University in the suburb of one of the world's most livable large cities.

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Apol Named Appell Fellow August 16, 2017

Matthew Apol, a 2007 graduate of York College, has been named as the sixth recipient of the college's Appell Arts Fellowship.

After graduating with a dual major in fine art and graphic design, Apol worked as a graphic designer for Toys "R" Us, Bright Logic, and The Creative People Group. He then opened and operated CrossFit Momentum, a personal fitness facility in Nyack, N.Y. Upon selling his business, Matt returned to York in 2016 to pursue his career in the arts.

The Appell Fellowship was established in 2012 through a gift from the late Louis Appell Jr. Last year, the Anne and Philip Glatfelter Foundation added its support to continue this program, honoring the legacy of Appell while supporting the ongoing growth of the York arts community.

The Appell Fellow works from a dedicated studio in York College's Marketview Arts building, honing skills both in his/her craft and in promoting the arts in the community. Previous Fellows include Rita King Whitney, Kree Weide, Dillon Samuelson, Anya Felch, and Cody Bannon.

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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.

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Holmes To Complete Internship August 16, 2017

Larissa Holmes, a student at the University of Findlay, Findlay, Ohio, is completing a summer internship at Equine Office Solutions in Georgetown, Ky.

She is a resident of Hummelstown.

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Bloom Graduates Magna Cum Laude August 16, 2017

Jennifer Bloom of East Earl graduated from Albright College, Reading, on May 21.

Bloom of graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in business administration.

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Richardson Earns Degree August 14, 2017

Brittney Richardson of Thorndale graduated from Albright College, Reading, on May 21.

Richardson graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in organizational behavior/applied psychology.

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MU Names New Director Of Housekeeping August 10, 2017

Brian Fitz was recently selected as the new director of housekeeping at Millersville University (MU). Fitz previously served as director of facility maintenance at Cross Keys Village in New Oxford. There he was responsible for the facility maintenance of the 300-acre retirement community. Prior to that, Fitz worked for ServiceMaster LP. At ServiceMaster, he was the housekeeping director for Frederick Memorial Hospital and served as the housekeeping and laundry director for Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore.

Fitz received a master's degree in intercultural studies from Columbia International University and a Master of Business Administration from Mount Saint Mary's College. He received a bachelor's degree in agricultural business management from Pennsylvania State University. He lives in York.

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Sandberg Joins Psi Chi Society August 10, 2017

Sarah Sandberg of Willow Street was inducted into the Psi Chi honor society at Susquehanna University, Selinsgrove. Psi Chi is the National Honor Society in psychology.

Sandberg is a psychology major in the Class of 2019. A 2015 graduate of Lampeter-Strasburg High School, she is the daughter of Jay and Gina Sandberg.

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Sylvester Earns College Degree August 9, 2017

Kevin Sylvester graduated from Ithaca College, Ithaca, N.Y., during its commencement ceremony in May.

Sylvester is a resident of Leola.

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Local Residents Receive Honor August 9, 2017

Two Lititz residents were named to the dean's list at the University of New Haven, West Haven, Conn., for the spring 2017 semester. Full-time undergraduate students must have a 3.50 or better cumulative grade point average for the semester to be eligible for the dean's list.

The students are Vanessa Strohm and Mitchell Whiting. Strohm is working on a Bachelor of Science in marine biology with a concentration in marine biology at the College of Arts and Sciences. Whiting is studying at the College of Arts and Sciences to earn a Bachelor of Science degree in music and sound recording.

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Rothbard Conducts Summer Research August 9, 2017

Brian Rothbard of Birdsboro is spending the summer conducting research at Susquehanna University, Selingsgrove. The research Rothbard is conducting concerns metagenomic analysis of microbial communities on Catawissa Creek

Susquehanna's distinctive Summer Research Partners program is a unique opportunity for students to actively participate in a research project on a full-time basis. Faculty members serve as mentors to the students.

Rothbard is a biology and international studies-sustainable development major in the Class of 2018. He is a 2014 graduate of Exeter Township High School and the son of Kevin and Jan Rothbard.

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