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Thursday, July 9, 2020

Student wins excellence award

Thursday, July 2, 2020 by The Press in


Emily Harrington of Fogelsville was one of six award winners at Kutztown University’s College of Visual and Performing Arts annual Student and Faculty Art Excellence awards.

The VPA Student Excellence Award recognizes one student from each of the six departments within VPA: art, art education, cinema, television and media production, communication design, communication studies and music.

Harrington, a communications studies major, transferred from Lehigh Carbon Community College in 2018.

LCCC providing emergency funds for students affected by COVID-19

Thursday, July 2, 2020 by The Press in

Lehigh Carbon Community College students who have been affected by COVID-19 will have access to grants through the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act that is part of the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund.

The college has received nearly $2 million to be used for emergency grants to students who experience unexpected educational expenses or experienced financial hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic while a student at LCCC.

Students with a variety of needs can apply for these grants.

Student joins honor society

Thursday, July 2, 2020 by The Press in


Christine Siravo of Breinigsville was inducted into Kutztown University’s chapter of Chi Sigma Iota-Chi Omega Upsilon, which hosted an induction ceremony of new initiates on April 10.

The chapter created a ceremony via Zoom for students and faculty to attend.

During this ceremony, Chi Sigma Iota-Chi Omega Upsilon added 42 new members to its growing chapter.

Chi Sigma Iota is an international honor society for counseling students, professional counselors, and counselor educators.

College Corner

Thursday, July 2, 2020 by The Press in

Student does internship


Alicia Durst of Fogelsville was one of nearly 200 students from Bloomsburg University who recently completed academic internships during the 2019 fall and winter sessions.

A for-credit, academic internship must meet certain requirements set by academic departments and includes a formal agreement between the university and the internship site.

Students work with a site supervisor and faculty advisor throughout the internship, gaining hands-on learning and practical experience for their future career.

Germansville man honored

Thursday, July 2, 2020 by The Press in


Jacob Creitz of Germansville, is one of nearly 200 student-athletes who competed for the Flying Dutchmen during the winter 2019-2020 sports season at Lebanon Valley College, Annville.

Creitz, a graduate of Northwestern Lehigh High School, is pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree in communication sciences and disorders at The Valley.

Creitz was a member of the men’s swimming team.

Both swim teams finished 1-6 with each beating Stevenson in their first home meet of the season.

Area student in honor society

Thursday, July 2, 2020 by The Press in


Brooke Shimer of Breinigsville, was recently initiated into the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest and most selective all-discipline collegiate honor society.

Shimer was initiated at Millersville University, Millersville.

Shimer is 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.

Kathleen Harring is named 13th president of Muhlenberg

Thursday, July 2, 2020 by The Press in

The Muhlenberg College Board of Trustees has unanimously elected Kathleen E. Harring, Ph.D. as the next president of the College, as announced by Board Chair Richard C. Crist Jr. ’77 P’05 P’09 to the college community June 26.

“Kathy Harring is truly the right woman at the right time to lead our great institution,” Board Chairman Crist stated. “She has the wisdom, experience and energy to guide the college through these challenging times and into a bright future.

Student earns college degree

Thursday, July 2, 2020 by The Press in

N. Carolina

Josephine Parlaine Steidinger of Germansville graduated magna cum laude on May 9 from North Carolina State University, Raleigh, N.C., with a Bachelor of Science degree in biomedical engineering and a minor in biological science.

During her four years at NC State, Steidinger worked as an administrative mentor for the Engineering Village, an ambassador for the College of Engineering and a research scholar at Lehigh Valley Hospital’s Children’s Cancer Center.

Steidinger participated in research in the psychology and biology departments at NC State.

Local residents on dean’s list

Thursday, July 2, 2020 by The Press in


Ryan Azar of Allentown and Allison Roberts of Breinigsville, were named to the fall 2019 dean’s list at Albright College, Reading.

Azar, a graduate of Parkland High School, majored in the Alpha program with a minor in film/video during the fall semester.

Roberts, a graduate of Allentown Central Catholic High School, majored in psychology during the fall semester.

To be eligible for the dean’s list, Albright students must earn a GPA of 3.75 or better while taking a minimum of three graded courses during a semester.