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July 5, 2014

SUNDAY-LEFKOWITZ


RECEIVES PRIZE


Wyoming Seminary graduate Noah Sunday-Lefkowitz, of Shavertown, received the Michael Ellis Drama Prize for outstanding achievement in drama during the school’s 170th commencement.


Prior to commencement, Sunday-Lefkowitz received the National School Choral Award. He was also named to the Dean’s List for the spring term.


He is the son of Jay Lefkowitz and Lisa Sunday-Lefkowitz.


GOLLHARDT


ON DEAN’S LIST


Bryden P. Gollhardt, of Dallas, has been named to the Dean’s List for the 2014 spring semester at the University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD). Students on the Dean’s List have achieved a grade point average of 3.5 or higher.


DOGGETT HONORED


Wyoming Seminary graduate Matthew Doggett, of Shavertown, received the Mabel and Sterling Wandell Scholarship Award during the school’s 170th commencement. The award is given in recognition of the student’s academic achievements and school leadership.


Doggett, who presented a reading at the school’s Baccalaureate service, received the President’s Educational Excellence Award and the W. Austin Bishop and Mary J. Muldoon Award prior to commencement. A Levi Sprague Fellow, he was named to the Dean’s List with High Honors for the spring term.


HEINDEL GRADUATES


Sweet Valley resident Amy Heindel graduated from Messiah College on May 17 during the college’s annual commencement.


Heindel graduated magna cum laude with a degree in engineering. She was a member of the college’s Honors Program.


THREE GRADUATE


FROM BUCKNELL


Three locals graduated from Bucknell University during ceremonies held on May 18.


John Henry, of Shavertown, son of Scott and Maryjane Henry and a 2010 graduate of Wyoming Seminary College Preparatory School, graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in Management .


Leigh Hillman, of Dallas, daughter of Thomas and Ellen Hillman and a 2010. graduate of Lake-Lehman High School, graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics .


Amanda Thompson, of Dallas, daughter of Steven and Diane Thompson and a 2010.0 graduate of Dallas High School, graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering. Thompson is a member of Tau Beta Pi national engineering honor society.


STUART INDUCTED


Rebekah Stuart, of Dallas, was among The University of Scranton students inducted into Beta Beta Beta, the national honor society for biology. Stuart is a senior at the university.


CLEMSON NAMED


TO DEAN’S LIST


Daniel Clemens, of Tunkhannock, has been named to the Dean’s List for the spring 2014 semester at Emerson College. He is majoring in Film Production.


The criterion to make Emerson’s Dean’s List is a grade point average of 3.7 or higher.


TWO NAMED


TO DEAN’S LIST


Galvin Colley and James Proulx, both of Tunkhannock, have been named to the Dean’s List for the spring 2014 semester at Widener University in Chester.


FOUR NAMED


TO DEAN’S LIST


Four Back Mountain residents have been named to the spring 2014 Dean’s List at Saint Francis University.


They are Carly Gromel, of Harveys Lake, an Exercise Physiology major; Michelle Lipski, of Shavertown, a Chemistry major; Nicole Snyder, of Harveys Lake, an Early Childhood Education major; and Rebecca Stull, of Dallas, a Health Science (OT) major.


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


HARDING HONORED


The National Federation of Independent Business Young Entrepreneur Foundation presented Drew Harding, of Dallas, with the Kathleen V. Shivers scholarship to reward his entrepreneurial talents.


YEF scholarships are given to high school seniors who have their own business.


Harding, a graduate of Dallas Senior High School, has his own business called Treasured Moments Photography. He plans to attend Gettysburg College in the fall.


HISCOX NAMED


TO DEAN’S LIST


Jessica Hiscox, of Dallas, has been named to Denison University’s 2014 spring semester Dean’s List.


Students who achieve Dean’s List status have maintained a grade point average of 3.7 or better (out of 4.0) for the semester. Hiscox is a member of the Denison class of 2017.


KALISH ON


DEAN’S LIST


Patrick Kalish, of Monroe Twp., has been named to the Dean’s List at Lycoming College for the spring 2014 semester.


TWO GRADUATE


Roger Jayne, of Harveys Lake, and Patrick Kalish, of Monroe Twp., graduated from Lycoming College on May 4.


Jayne graduated with a degree in business management and Kalish graduated Management Scholar with a degree in business management and business.


NORRIS WILL


ATTEND CLARKSON


Nicholas Alexander Norris, of Noxen, a graduate of Tunkhannock High School, will attend Clarkson University in Potsdam, N.Y., as a member of the Class of 2018.


Norris, who will major in civil engineering, will begin studying at Clarkson in the fall.


THREE NAMED


TO DEAN’S LIST


Amanda L. Sedor and Melissa G. Tucker, both of Shavertown, and Lauren M. Pelliccia, of Wyoming, have been named to the Dean’s List at DeSales University for the spring 2014 semester.


Pelliccia is a psychology major, Sedor is a dance major and Tucker is a special major.


To qualify for Dean’s List, a student must have a minimum 3.25 GPA on a 4.0 scale.


SEM LOWER


SCHOOL GRADUATES


Back Mountain students who were members of the Class of 2014 of Wyoming Seminary Lower School include Arianna Bufalino, Dallas; William Lynett, Shavertown; Olivia Ostrowski, Dallas; Olivia Meuser, Shavertown; Kaitlyn Metz, Shavertown; Levi Sunday-Lefkowitz, Shavertown; Bobby Austin, Dallas; Dan Paglia, Shavertown; Duncan Lumia, Dallas; Samuel Sweitzer, Dallas; Daniel Hancuff, Dallas; and Eli Idec, Tunkhannock.


HIRTHLER GRADUATES


Michael Hirthler, of Shavertown, earned a Bachelor of Business Administration from Mercer University’s Eugene W. Stetson School of Business and Economics during the university’s spring commencement.


BEDNARZ HONORED


Philadelphia Magazine has for the past seven years named John A. Bednarz, Jr., Shavertown, as a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer in the field of Workers’ Compensation.


Bednarz is a Board-certified civil trial attorney since 1991 and is the only claimant’s attorney practicing in Wilkes-Barre named a Super Lawyer in the practice area of Workers’ Compensation.


THREE GRADUATE


FROM CLARION


Allison Zeiler, of Dallas; Kiri Koziol, of Noxen; and Elizabeth Lipski, of Shavertown, received degrees from Clarion University during May 10 commencement ceremonies.


Zeiler received a BS in Biology, Koziol received BSED Music Education and Lipski received a BSBA Management.


FOUR NAMED


TO DEAN’S LIST


Four Back Mountain residents have been named to the Dean’s List at Clarion University for the spring 2014 semester, having earned a QPA of 3.5 or higher:


They are Allison Zeiler, of Dallas; Carla Cilvik, of Harveys Lake; Kiri Koziol, of Noxen; and Elizabeth Lipsk,i of Shavertown.


DONOVAN ON


DEAN’S LIST


Pierce Donovan, of Shavertown, a student in the physics program in RIT’s College of Science, made the Dean’s List for the Spring 2013-2014 semester.


Degree-seeking undergraduate students are eligible for Dean’s List if their quarterly 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.


PROULX NAMED


TO DEAN’S LIST


Katelyn M. Proulx, of Tunkhannock, a sophomore geology major, has been named to the Dean’s List for the spring 2014 semester at SUNY Oswego.


To be included on the Dean’s List, students must have a semester grade average of 3.30 to 3.79.


STEPNIAK ON


DEAN’S LIST


Brian Stepniak, of Dallas, has been named to the Dean’s List at the University of Hartford.


HACKETT GRADUATES


FROM BOSTON UNIV.


Madeleine L. Hackett, of Shavertown, received a Bachelor of Science degree in Journalism from Boston University.


MILLINGTON NAMED


TO DEAN’S LIST


Taylor A. Millington, of Dallas, has been named to the Dean’s List at Boston University for the spring 2014 semester.


To be named to the Dean’s List, students must attain a 3.5 grade point average (on a 4.0 scale), or be in the top 30 percent of their class.


MOSER IS


FACILITATOR


Matthew Moser, of Dallas, has been named a Freshmen Facilitator with Kutztown University’s Connections Freshmen Orientation Program.


Orientation Facilitators are student role models and mentors who serve a vital role in the transition of first-year students from high school to college as well as help new transfer students adjust to Kutztown University.


SPRAU GRADUATES


Brett Sprau, of Dallas, received a diploma on May 18 from the Widener University School of Law’s Harrisburg campus.


OLSON GRADUATES


Cara Olson, of Dallas, graduated from Ithaca College’s School of Music with a degree in music education in May.


PILCAVAGE GRADUATES


Holly Pilcavage, of Dallas, graduated from The University of Akron with a Master of Arts degree in Education.


FIVE NAMED


TO HONORS LIST


Five Back Mountain residents have been named to the honors list at Keystone College for the spring 2014 semester. Full-time students who complete 12 credits and achieve a grade point average of 3.50-3.69 are named to the honors list.


The following local students were named to the honors list are Neil J. Brewer, Shavertown; David E. Coolbaugh, Tunkhannock; Matthew J. Giambra, Wyoming; Courtney J. Hubbard, Tunkhannock; and Callin A. Karnopp, Tunkhannock.


THREE DALLAS


GRADS RECOGNIZED


Three Dallas residents who graduated from the University of the Sciences, were recognized during a ceremony on Wednesday, May 21 as part of the University’s 193rd Commencement celebration in Philadelphia.


Megan Wills graduated cum laude with a doctor of physical therapy degree. She was a member of Alpha Sigma Tau.


Chelsea Martin graduated with a master of occupational therapy degree . She was a member Psi Chi, International Honor Society in Psychology, as well as the Student Occupational Therapy Association and American Occupational Therapy Association.


Alyssa Cybulski graduated cum laude with a doctor of pharmacy degree . She was a member of Alpha Lambda Delta, National Honor Society of First-Year Students and was former president of Kappa Epsilon, a professional pharmacy fraternity. She was also a member of the American Pharmacists Association and Philadelphia College of Pharmacy’s Student Council and the Pediatric Pharmacy Association. She received the Madeline Holland McDonald Award for leadership and determination.


THREE NAMED


TO DEAN’S LIST


Three Back Mountain residents have been named to the Dean’s List for the spring 2014 semester at Ithaca College.


Olivia Sod, of Trucksville, was named to Dean’s List in the School of Humanities and Sciences; Mariah Flaim, of Wyoming, was named in the Roy H. Park School of Communications; and Cara Olson, of Dallas, was named in the School of Music.


KRAVITZ NAMED


TO DEAN’S LIST


Elizabeth R. Kravitz, of Wyoming, has been named to the Dean’s List for the spring 2014 semester at Robert Morris University. She is majoring in Applied Mathematics.


ASH HONORED


John R. Ash, Ph.D., F.A.C.H.E., president and CEO of Modern Health Strategies, Inc., Dallas, and an adjunct professor in the health care management and business administration programs at Misericordia University, recently became a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE).


ACHE is recognized as the nation’s leading professional society for health care leaders.


NAMED TO BUCKNELL


DEAN’S LIST


Three Back Mountain residents have been named to the Dean’s List at Bucknell University for the spring 2014 academic semester. A student must earn a grade point average of 3.5 or higher on a scale of 4.0 to receive dean’s list recognition.


They are Leigh Hillman, of Dallas, daughter of Thomas and Ellen Hillman; Colby Rome, of Tunkhannock, son of Eric and Robin Rome; and Amanda Thompson, of Dallas, daughter of Steven and Diane Thompson.


MELNICK NAMED


TO DEAN’S LIST


Danielle Dow Melnick, a sophomore American Studies major at Dickinson College, has been named to the Dean’s List for the spring 2014 semester. All students earning a position on the Dean’s List must have a grade point average of 3.7 or above on a 4.0 GPA scale for the semester.


A graduate of Wyoming Seminary College Preparatory School, Melnick is the daughter of Michael Melnick and Peggy Engle, of Dallas.


GIALANELLA TO ATTEND


UNIV. OF MARY


Anthony Gialanella, of Dallas, is among hundreds of new students about to pursue a degree at the University of Mary in Bismarck, starting with the fall 2014 semester.


A graduate of Holy Redeemer High School, Gialanella is active in chorus and theater. He received the Arts Achievement Award for chorus. The son of James and Valeria Gialanella, he has yet to declare a major.