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ApplauseLocal students named to Spring 2014 Dean's List at Wake Forest University

WINSTON SALEM, NC (06/24/2014)(readMedia)-- The following local students were named to the Spring 2014 Dean's List at Wake Forest University.

Michelle Amand of Turnersville (08012)

Sanad Ashraf of Vineland (08361)

Paulomi Banerjee of Cherry Hill (08003)

Lee Begelman of Voorhees (08043)

Laura Ciciarelli of Wall (07719)

Shannon Ciprut of Belmar (07719)

Michael Cooper of Blackwood (08012)

Sara Culbertson of Moorestown (08057)

Taylor Dow of Lumberton (08048)

Amanda Dunn of Medford (08055)

Kelsey Gaier of Haddonfield (08033)

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Kijana George of Swedesboro (08085)

Emily Haggerty of Sewell (08080)

Jonathan Kern of Moorestown (08057)

Shannon Magee of Marlton (08053)

Nathan McMullen of Haddonfield (08033)

Zachary Missan of Voorhees (08043)

Hannah Padrnos of Avalon (08202)

Madeline Price of Ocean City (08226)

Amy Pushman of Linwood (08221)

Victoria Saponara of Sewell (08080)

Catherine Smith of Cape May (08204)

Briana Thompson of Mullica Hill (08062)

Nicholas Weldon of Moorestown (08057)

Cody West of Lumberton (08048)

About Wake Forest University: Wake Forest University combines the best traditions of a nationally renowned liberal arts college with the resources of a large research university. Founded in 1834, the school is located in Winston-Salem, N.C. The University's graduate school of arts and sciences, divinity school, and nationally ranked schools of law, medicine and business enrich our intellectual environment. Learn more about Wake Forest University at

Locals named to spring 2014 Bucknell Dean's List

LEWISBURG, PA (06/24/2014)(readMedia)-- Bucknell University has released the dean's list for outstanding academic achievement during the spring semester of the 2013-14 academic year. 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.

Zachary Andrews of Haddon Heights (08035), son of David and Gena Andrews .

Conner Briggs of Ocean View (08230), son of Norman and Kristin Briggs .

Taylor Brooks of Cherry Hill (08003), daughter of Kyle and Stephanie Brooks .

Jason Farber of Moorestown (08057), son of Michael and Anne Farber .

Danielle Lazarus of Moorestown (08057), daughter of Mark and Nancy Lazarus .

Thuyvan Luu of Cedar Brook (08018), daughter of Quang Luu and Tai Hua .

Julia Mammone of Beverly (08010), daughter of Joseph Mammone and Germaine Camishion .

Renata Mammone of Beverly (08010), daughter of Joseph Mammone and Germaine Camishion .

Anthony Marcozzi of Haddonfield (08033), son of Anthony and Dara Marcozzi .

Ashley Miller of Vincentown (08088), daughter of Kevin and Lynn Miller .

Peter Murray of Medford (08055), son of John and Cheryl Murray .

Emma Peterson of Moorestown (08057), daughter of James and Janet Peterson .

Taryn Pontolillo of Belmar (07719), daughter of John and Terri Pontolillo .

Brenna Powell of Voorhees (08043), daughter of Stephen Powell and Marie Synnestvedt .

Raymond Schlitt of Haddonfield (08033), son of Mark and Beth Schlitt .

Jeremy van de Rijn of Voorhees (08043), son of Robert and Anne van de Rijn .

Abigail Watson of Medford (08055), daughter of Stephen and Donna Watson .

Austin Wetterau of Medford (08055), son of Wayne and Karin Wetterau .

Located in Lewisburg, Pa., Bucknell University is a highly selective, private, liberal arts university that offers majors in the arts, engineering, humanities, management, and social and natural sciences, along with broad opportunities outside of class, to its 3,600 undergraduates. Graduate programs are available in select disciplines. Students benefit from a small student-faculty ratio of 9:1, personal attention from faculty, leadership opportunities and excellent graduation rates and career outcomes.

Local Students Graduate from Delaware Valley College

DOYLESTOWN, PA (06/24/2014)(readMedia)-- Dr. Bashar Hanna, vice president for academic affairs and dean of the faculty at Delaware Valley College, announced that the following students are among the College's list of May 2014 graduates:

Jeremy Adamiak of Mount Holly, NJ

Jessica Barner of Laurel Springs, NJ

Julie Burnell of Seaville, NJ

Clinton Carty of Pemberton, NJ

Raymond Castor of Marlton, NJ

Stephen Cramer of Tabernacle, NJ

Richard Crofton of Williamstown, NJ

Alanna Dadura of Columbus, NJ

Dianna Defiore of Hammonton, NJ

Marissa DiMiero of Riverside, NJ

Diana Hamilton of Sewell, NJ

Ashley Hecht of Sewell, NJ

Paul Johnson of Cherry Hill, NJ

Brittany Lawyer of Pemberton, NJ

Natalie Manley of Audubon, NJ

Tiffany Marriner of Cape May Court House, NJ

Elyse Nelson of Pittsgrove, NJ

Lauren Newman of Woolwich, NJ

Kristen Oberholtzer of Pitman, NJ

Francis Perrone of Berlin, NJ

Lauren Robinson-Weiss of Mullica Hill, NJ

David Steinmann of Burlington, NJ

Delaware Valley College is an independent, multidisciplinary college with property in Bucks and Montgomery counties. Founded in 1896, it features individualized attention, small class sizes and an applied as well as theoretical approach to learning. The College offers rich programs in the sciences, as well as a variety of programs in business and the humanities, offering more than 25 undergraduate majors, six master's programs, a Doctor of Education degree, and a variety of complementary adult education courses.

Rider University's Westminster Choir College Announces 2014 Graduates


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LAWRENCEVILLE, NJ (06/24/2014)(readMedia)-- Rider University's Westminster Choir College 

anounces 2014 Graduates.

Teresa Bonilla of Egg Harbor City, N.J. is a Voice Performance major.

Charles Hartung of Collingswood, N.J. is a Music Education major.

Marissa Malloy of Shamong, N.J. is a Music Education major.

Margaret O'Neill of Haddonfield, N.J. is a Music Education major.

Jordan Stebich of Westville, N.J. is a Music Education major.

Located in Princeton, N.J., Westminster Choir College prepares musicians for careers as performers and as music leaders in schools, universities, churches and professional and community organizations. It is the home of the world-renowned Westminster Symphonic Choir, which has performed and recorded with virtually all of the leading orchestras and conductors of our time. The College is a division of Rider University's Westminster College of the Arts, which has campuses in Princeton and Lawrenceville, N.J. To learn more about Westminster, go to

Eleni Roustopoulos Named to Spring 2014 Dean's List at the University of Delaware

NEWARK, DE (06/24/2014)(readMedia)-- Eleni Roustopoulos from Woolwich, NJ has been named to the University of Delaware's Dean's List for the 2014 spring semester.

To meet eligibility requirements for the Dean's List, a student must be enrolled full-time and earn a GPA of 3.33 or above (on a 4.0 scale) for the semester.

Kiara Pierce, of Sicklerville, graduates from Shawnee State University

PORTSMOUTH, OH (06/24/2014)(readMedia)-- Shawnee State University held commencement on Saturday, May 3, conferring degrees on 579 students with 338 receiving Bachelor's Degrees, 234 receiving Associate's Degrees and seven graduates receiving Master's Degrees.

Kiara Pierce, of Sicklerville, earned an Associate's Degree in Accounting.

President Rita Rice Morris challenged the graduating students to be an everyday hero and make a difference in the world.

"There are everyday heroes with us today - people who have served our country at great personal risk; those who take care of others; those who serve in food banks; those who stand for what they believe in," Morris said to the graduates at commencement. "They are the everyday heroes and they make a difference in the world. Each of you has the potential to make a difference in the world, and I challenge you to make that difference."

33 are graduating Summa Cum Laude with a grade point average of 3.9 or above;
35 are graduating Magna Cum Laude with a grade average of 3.75 to 3.89
93 are graduating Cum Laude with an average of 3.50 to 3.74.
13 of our graduates today are in the University Honors Program.
28% of this class is graduating with honors.
Shawnee State University is a student-focused university offering a highly personalized, affordable and accessible education dedicated to the exploration of emerging technologies and emerging ideas. The university has graduated nearly 15,000 students since 1986.

SSU offers more than 80 bachelor's and associate degree programs and four master's degree programs. Shawnee State is both academically challenging and affordable.

"In honor of everyday heroes, I will leave you with the words of Batman," Morris said. "A hero can be anyone, even a man doing something as simple and reassuring as putting a coat around a little boy's shoulder to let him know that the world hadn't ended."

Local student receives diploma from Norwich University

NORTHFIELD, Vt. (Grassroots Newswire) June 24, 2014 - Bryan Drake Kunz of
Pennsville (08070) received a Bachelor of Arts in Studies in War & Peace
from Norwich University at the May 10 commencement ceremony held in NU’s
Shapiro Field House.

During the event, students and their families and friends heard about the
challenges facing future leaders from former National Security Agency
Director Gen. Keith Alexander, who delivered the commencement address.

A total of 417 graduates, including 10 earning Master of Architecture
degrees, received diplomas at the ceremony.

Norwich University is a diversified academic institution that educates
traditional-age students and adults in a Corps of Cadets and as civilians.
Norwich offers a broad selection of traditional and distance-learning
programs culminating in Baccalaureate and Graduate Degrees. Norwich
University was founded in 1819 by Captain Alden Partridge of the U.S. Army
and is the oldest private military college in the United States of
America. Norwich is one of our nation's six senior military colleges and
the birthplace of the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC).