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Thursday, October 31, 2019 by The Press in

Students initiated into honor society


Daulton Huffman and Bryan McNally, both of Breinigsville, were recently initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest and most selective all-discipline collegiate honor society at Kutztown University.

These residents are among approximately 30,000 students, faculty, professional staff and alumni to be initiated into Phi Kappa Phi each year.

Membership is by invitation only and requires nomination and approval by a chapter.

Only the top 10 percent of seniors and 7.5 percent of juniors are eligible for membership.

Referendum question addresses crime victims’ rights

Thursday, October 31, 2019 by The Press in Local News

Voters in the Nov. 5 election will be asked to answer a referendum question concerning the rights of crime victims, commonly known as Marsy’s Law.

The state Office of the Attorney General provided a plain English statement explaining the proposed Constitutional amendment.

The proposed amendment, if approved by the electorate, will provide victims of crimes with certain, new constitutional rights that must be protected in the same way as the rights afforded to individuals accused of committing a crime.


Thursday, October 31, 2019 by The Press in

Students inducted into honor society


Kutztown University inducted the following new members into the Psi Chi International Honor Society in Psychology at its annual induction ceremony this spring.

Germansville: Samantha Manning;

Kutztown: Christa Frederick; and

Laurys Station: Delinnette Colon, and Jessica Kanas.

Psi Chi is the International Honor Society for Psychology majors, with chapters around the globe.

The KU Chapter of Psi Chi holds biweekly meetings and plans other events for its members and other psychology students.

Shirley M. Hewitt

Thursday, October 31, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

loved Penn State

Shirley M. Hewitt, 91, of Allentown, died Oct. 27, 2019, in Luther Crest senior living, South Whitehall.

She was the wife of the late Robert L. Hewitt Sr.

Born in Scranton, she was the daughter of the late Maude and Arthur Matthews, who had 10 children, of which she was the only girl.

Following graduation from Dunmore High School, she worked as an operator for Bell Telephone where she met Bob, the love of her life. They were married for nearly 60 years until his death.

College Corner

Thursday, October 31, 2019 by The Press in

Valley students earn degrees

EAST ’burg

The following students received degrees at separate commencement exercises for undergraduate and graduate students on May 10 and 11 from East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania.

A total of 995 Bachelor’s degrees, 188 Master’s degrees and four Doctoral degrees were awarded.

College Corner

Thursday, October 31, 2019 by The Press in

Student inducted in honor society


Aleska Gonzalez of Allentown, was one of five Kutztown University students inducted into the Pi Sigma Alpha National Honor Society in Political Science and Public Administration at a reception on April 11.

Members are a political science or public administration major or minor with a minimum 3.25 in political science courses and a 3.0 overall Q.P.A.

Two on the ballot for controller

Thursday, October 31, 2019 by The Press in Local News

One Democratic and one Republican are on the Nov. 5 ballot for a four-year term as Lehigh County controller in the Nov. 5 election

The candidates were asked the following question: “What do you see as the biggest challenge financially for Lehigh County?”

Democrat Mark Pinsley: “Over the past several years, Lehigh County has had a deficit budget. This year the county voted for a small tax increase in order to close the gap between the amount of money the county is spending versus the amount of revenue generated by the county.

College Corner

Thursday, October 31, 2019 by The Press in

Resident receives hockey distinction


Jenna Lysakowski of Orefield, is one of three student-athletes named Collegiate Scholars of Distinction by the National Field Hockey Coaches Association and Zag Field Hockey at Lebanon Valley College, Annville.

It was the second time receiving this honor for all three players.

Lysakowski, a graduate of Parkland High School, is pursuing a Bachelor of Science in exercise science.

Lysakowski saw time in 17 games and made 15 starts.

She scored a pair of goals and added five assists for nine points and had one defensive save.

Arthur L. Funk

Thursday, October 31, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

assistant chemist at Vale

Arthur L. Funk, 83, of Kempton, died peacefully at home on Oct. 21, 2019, surrounded by the love of God and his family.

The adopted son of two wonderful people, the late Charles A. Funk and Uryetta Funk, throughout his life he lived in Lower Macungie, Salisbury Township, Bethlehem and Allentown.

He was a graduate of Emmaus High School, Chicago Tech and Bethlehem Business School, with a degree in accounting.

He served in the U.S. Marine Corps and worked at Vale Chemical as an assistant chemist, Mack Trucks, and ACME Markets for 39 years.

College Corner

Thursday, October 31, 2019 by The Press in

Student named to dean’s list


Amanda Labe of Fogelsville, was named to the dean’s list for the fall 2018 semester at SUNY, Morrisville, N.Y.

Labe is majoring in the equine science - Bachelor of Technology program.

To be named to the dean’s list, a student must achieve an average 3.0 to 3.99 for the semester and complete 12 credit hours.