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West Wyoming Resident Makes DeSales University Spring 2022 Dean’s List

CENTER VALLEY — Brenna L. Johnson, a resident of West Wyoming and majoring in dance, made the Spring 2022 Dean’s List at DeSales University. To qualify for Dean’s List, a student must have a minimum 3.50 GPA on no fewer than 12 credit hours.

DeSales University, in Center Valley, PA, is a private, coeducational, four-year liberal arts Salesian, Catholic university, under the leadership of the Oblates of Saint Francis de Sales. Founded in 1965, the 550-acre suburban campus is located 50 miles north of Philadelphia and about 90 miles southwest of New York City. A total enrollment of nearly 3,500 includes undergraduate day and evening students, and graduate students. DeSales has approximately 135 full-time faculty members and offers more than 40 bachelor’s degrees, twelve graduate programs, and over 20 certificate programs in a wide range of disciplines; many of these can be completed fully online.

Local Residents Named to The University of Scranton Spring 2022 Dean’s List

SCRANTON, PA (06/17/2022)— Local residents were among than 1,700 students named to The University of Scranton’s Dean’s List for the 2022 spring semester. The Dean’s List recognizes students for academic excellence. A student must have a grade point average of 3.5 or better with a minimum number of credit hours during the semester to make the Dean’s List. The list includes students from the Jesuit university’s College of Arts and Sciences, Kania School of Management and Panuska College of Professional Studies.

The students are:

• Maria E. Amato of Wyoming (18644), a freshman biology major in the University’s College of Arts and Sciences.

• Jianna E. Eike of Pittston (18640), a freshman neuroscience major in the University’s College of Arts and Sciences.

• Philip Gelso of Duryea (18642), a freshman political science major in the University’s College of Arts and Sciences.

• Olivia N. Pavlico of Pittston (18640), a freshman biology major in the University’s College of Arts and Sciences.

• Grace E. Washney of West Wyoming (18644), a sophomore biochemistry, cell, molecular biology major in the University’s College of Arts and Sciences.

• Michael L. Abromovage of Wyoming, a junior neuroscience major in the University’s College of Arts and Sciences.

• Brian W. Bartoli of Duryea, a junior philosophy major in the University’s College of Arts and Sciences.

• Joseph J. Keska of Pittston, a junior biology major in the University’s College of Arts and Sciences.

• Faith T. Kessell of Exeter, a junior social media strategies major in the University’s College of Arts and Sciences.

• Logan McGowan of Pittston, a junior mechanical engineering major in the University’s College of Arts and Sciences.

• Morgan E. McGuire of Avoca, a junior computer science major in the University’s College of Arts and Sciences.

• Katherine M. Pepe of West Pittston, a junior psychology major in the University’s College of Arts and Sciences.

• Amanda M. Danishanko of Wyoming, a senior biology major in the University’s College of Arts and Sciences.

• Patrick Dawid of Exeter, a senior neuroscience major in the University’s College of Arts and Sciences.

• Alexis N. Felinski of Pittston, a senior neuroscience major in the University’s College of Arts and Sciences.

• Samuel L. Marranca of Pittston, a senior history major in the University’s College of Arts and Sciences.

• Dylan M. Melberger of West Pittston, a senior biology major in the University’s College of Arts and Sciences.

• Conor J. Nealon of Duryea, a senior political science major in the University’s College of Arts and Sciences.

• Svetlana A. Baron of Duryea, a sophomore communication sciences and disorders major in the University’s Panuska College of Professional Studies.

• Scarlet J. Alexander of Dupont, a senior health administration major in the University’s Panuska College of Professional Studies.

• Lauren E. Cawley of Duryea, a senior secondary education – mathematics major in the University’s Panuska College of Professional Studies.

• Kiley Klein of Pittston, a senior health promotion major in the University’s Panuska College of Professional Studies.

• Yvonne Preston of Duryea, a senior counseling and human services major in the University’s Panuska College of Professional Studies.

• Gabrielle M. Andiario of Wyoming, a sophomore marketing major in the University’s Kania School of Management.

• Vanessa C. Pinto of Jenkins Township, a sophomore finance major in the University’s Kania School of Management.

• Ryan P. Bella of Exeter, a junior finance major in the University’s Kania School of Management.

• Joseph R. Jones of Dupont, a junior operations management major in the University’s Kania School of Management.

• Philip J. Cocco of Pittston, a senior accounting major in the University’s Kania School of Management.

• McKayla Kathio of Pittston, a senior accounting major in the University’s Kania School of Management.

The University of Scranton is a Jesuit university located in Northeastern Pennsylvania.

Gianna DeSanto of Duryea Named to Wilkes University Dean’s List for the Spring 2022 Semester

WILKES-BARRE — Gianna DeSanto of Duryea, was named to the Dean’s List at Wilkes University for the spring 2022 semester. To be named to the Dean’s List, students must obtain a minimum 3.5 grade point average and carry at least 12 credits.

Lehigh University Class of 2022 Graduates

BETHLEHEM — During Commencement ceremonies in May 2022, Lehigh University conferred 1,092 Bachelor’s degrees, 394 Master’s degrees and 33 Doctoral degrees. Of the more than 1,500 graduates, degree recipients came from 41 states and 42 countries outside of the United States.

• Megan Purcell of Pittston with a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering degree with a major in Chemical Engineering

• Kerry Shamnoski of Avoca with a Bachelor of Science in Integrated Humanities and Engineering degree with a major in Integrated Degree in Engineering, Arts and Sciences with High Honors

Philip Cocco of Pittston Among Outstanding Graduates Recognized at University of Scranton

SCRANTON — Philip J. Cocco of Pittston was among the 62 members of The University of Scranton’s undergraduate class of 2022 honored for academic excellence, service or both at a Class Night ceremony on campus May 20.

Students with the highest GPA in each of the University’s three undergraduate colleges were presented Frank J. O’Hara Awards for General Academic Excellence, a memorial to the late administrator who served the University for 53 years.

Class of 2022 O’Hara Award recipients were: Marissa Emily Angelo, Dickson City, for the Kania School of Management; Stephanie Michele Hoffmann, Staten Island, New York, for the Panuska College of Professional Studies; and Sarah Veronica White, Brooklyn, New York, for the College of Arts and Sciences.

Also recognized at the ceremony were two members of the class of 2022 who received prestigious student Fulbright Awards. Peter Anthony Amicucci, Poughquag, New York, won a Fulbright-Lappeeranta University of Technology Graduate Award to Finland, and Crysta O’Donnell, Riegelsville, won an English Teaching Assistantship to Andorra.

Cocco, recipient of the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants Award, earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting and a minor in finance. He was member of the Kania School Business Honors Program and the Business Leadership Honors Program. He has also been inducted into the Alpha Sigma Nu, Beta Gamma Sigma, Beta Alpha Psi and Omicron Delta Epsilon honor societies. He was a member of the Society of Accounting Students, the IMA Student Chapter and PRISM. He also served as a Resident Assistant. He plans to sit for the CPA exam and complete his MBA at The University of Scranton. He graduated from Pittston Area High School in Yatesville, Pennsylvania.

Moravian University names Dean’s Honors List for Spring 2022

BETHLEHEM — Moravian University named 740 students to the Dean’s Honor List for the Spring 2022 semester. Undergraduate students who carry three or more completed/graded (letter grade) course units in a Fall or Spring term and attain a GPA for the term of 3.50 or higher are placed on the Dean’s Honor List.

To see the complete list, visit: Moravian University Names Students to Dean’s Honor List for Spring 2022.

• Riley Brody of Avoca

• Laura Timinski of Wyoming

Alvernia announces spring 2022 Dean’s List

READING — Over 700 students were named to Alvernia University’s Dean’s List for the spring 2022 semester. To be eligible for the Dean’s List, students must carry a semester GPA of 3.5 or better and take a minimum of 12 credits.

Congratulations to the following students who earned this distinction due to their continued dedication and hard work:

• Sarah Mies of Duryea

• Madison Pertl of West Wyoming

Local Students Named on Susquehanna University Dean’s List

SELINSGROVE — Susquehanna congratulates its dean’s list students. The dean’s list recognizes students who achieve a grade point average of 3.4 or higher out of a possible 4.0 for the semester.

• Isabella Scappaticci, of Wyoming, Pennsylvania, Class of 2024, majoring in accounting and Spanish studies

• Abigail Bauman, of Dupont, Pennsylvania, Class of 2024, majoring in creative writing, anthropology and German studies

• Hannah Getz, of Pittston, Pennsylvania, Class of 2024, majoring in international business and creative writing

Widener University announces students named to spring 2022 dean’s list

CHESTER — Widener University congratulates students who achieved dean’s list status during the spring 2022 semester. They include:

• Emma Granahan of Exeter. Granahan earned the status while pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in Fine Arts/Pre-Physical Therapy from the College of Arts & Sciences.

• Toby Hallman of West Wyoming. Hallman earned the status while pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in Finance/Financial Planning from the School of Business Administration.

• Daniel Wiedl of West Pittston. Wiedl earned the status while pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in Economics and Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in Finance, both from the School of Business Administration.

• Elizabeth Williams of Duryea. Williams earned the status while pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Robotics Engineering from the School of Engineering.

The dean’s list recognizes full-time students who earned a grade point average of 3.50 and above for the semester.

Antonio Zyats of Pittston makes Dean’s List at RIT

ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Antonio Zyats of Pittston was named to the Dean’s List at Rochester Institute of Technology for the Spring 2022 Semester. Zyats is in the ASL-English interpretation program.

Full-time degree-seeking undergraduate students are eligible for Dean’s List if their term GPA is greater than or equal to 3.400; they do not have any grades of “Incomplete,” “D” or “F”; and they have registered for, and completed, at least 12 credit hours.

Rochester Institute of Technology is home to leading creators, entrepreneurs, innovators and researchers. Founded in 1829, RIT enrolls about 19,700 students in more than 200 career-oriented and professional programs, making it among the largest private universities in the U.S.

Ryan Petrucci Named to Middle Atlantic Conference Academic Honor Roll

ANNVILLE — Ryan Petrucci of West Wyoming, was one of more than 250 Lebanon Valley College student-athletes to be named to the Middle Atlantic Conference’s (MAC) Winter & Spring Academic Honor Roll.

Petrucci, a graduate of Wyoming Area High School, is a member of the Lebanon Valley College baseball team, and is pursuing a bachelor of arts in exploratory at The Valley.

The academic honor roll is comprised of student-athletes who compete in a varsity-level sport and registered a term/semester GPA of 3.20 (on a 4.00 scale) or higher.

The MAC honored more than 3,500 total student-athletes across all of the conference’s institutions who competed in winter and spring sports.