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Student named college athlete

Sunday, December 22, 2019 by The Press in


Christina O’Donnell, of Kutztown, Class of ’20, a member of the field hockey team, was one of two student-athletes named an Elmira College Athlete of the Week, following the first weekend of action in the 2019 fall sports season.

O’Donnell played a significant role for the Soaring Eagles in their 2-1 season-opening victory against King’s on Aug. 30.

Playing on the road in Wilkes-Barre, the senior goalkeeper made an outstanding 16 saves, while surrendering just a single goal, as the Monarchs outshot the Purple and Gold by a 31-to-5 margin.

Local students receive awards

Thursday, December 12, 2019 by The Press in

Cedar Crest

Cedar Crest College, Allentown, recently celebrated the accomplishments of dozens of students during its 2018-2019 awards ceremony.

The Cedar Crest College Awards Ceremony is held each year on the day before commencement.

Local students included:

Allentown: Julianna Marotta received the Beta Beta Beta award, Colleen Rattan, received the Noble/Baird Scientific award and Angelica Bonisese received the Allen Center for Nutrition Award;

Breinigsville: Ruby Garcia, received the Ralph R. Johnson, Jr. Leadership Prize; and

Student conducts research

Thursday, December 12, 2019 by The Press in

Muhlenberg College student Iffat Imran, Class of 2020, a biochemistry major with a math minor, conducted research at the college this summer.

Working with Assistant Professor of Chemistry Justin Sparks, Imran of Orefield was uncovering new ways to view chemical reactions by manipulating the optical and molecular characteristics of a molecule.

Through the use of photolithography, a process of coating a space in polymer and gold, Iffat was able to view light passing through in different ways.

Local residents on dean’s lists

Thursday, December 12, 2019 by The Press in


The following students were among nearly 1,600 students named to The University of Scranton’s dean’s list for the 2018 fall semester.

Allentown: Andrew J. Luchansky, freshman business administration major in the University’s Kania School of Management.

Kempton: Jaclyn E. Hardcastle, junior occupational therapy major in the University’s Panuska College of Professional Studies.

The following students were named to the dean’s list for both the 2018 fall and 2019 spring semesters at the university.

Orefield resident earns degree

Friday, December 6, 2019 by The Press in

E. Stroudsburg

Samuel Pash, of Orefield, a biochemistry major, was part of the first cohort of Clear Path Scholars who graduated May 11 at East Stroudsburg University’s annual spring commencement ceremony.

The cohort of 13 scholars was celebrated at a cording ceremony on April 28, where the students were given red and grey cords and pins to wear on commencement day.

The Clear Path Scholars program is a National Science Foundation funded program supporting students transferring to ESU from community colleges and majoring in select STEM disciplines.

Student studying

Friday, December 6, 2019 by The Press in


Thania Inoa De Jesus of Allentown is studying abroad this fall in Alicante, Spain, hosted by the University of Alicante.

A graduate of William Allen High School, Inoa De Jesus is majoring in business administration/communications at Albright College.

Albright students interested in studying abroad must be in good academic standing, with a minimum cumulative grade point average of at least 2.5.