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William Rafferty competing for Marietta College's men's rowing program this spring

MARIETTA, OH (04/04/2018)-- William Rafferty of Moorestown, New Jersey, is a member of Marietta College's men's rowing program this spring.

Rafferty, a graduate of Moorestown High School, is majoring in Undecided and is scheduled to graduate in 2021.

Marietta started men's rowing in 1871 and is considered one of the nation's best small-school programs.

Located in Marietta, Ohio, at the confluence of the Muskingum and Ohio rivers, Marietta College is a four-year liberal arts college. Tracing its roots to the Muskingum Academy back in 1797, the College was officially chartered in 1835. Today Marietta College serves a body of 1,200 full-time students. The College offers 45 majors and is consistently ranked as one of the top regional comprehensive colleges by U.S. News & World Report and The Princeton Review, as well as one of the nation's best by Forbes.com. Marietta was selected seventh in the nation according to the Brookings Institution's rankings of colleges by their highest value added, regardless of major.

McDaniel College Students Participated in the National Model United Nations

WESTMINSTER, MD (04/04/2018)-- McDaniel College students participated in the National Model United Nations 2018 conference in New York City, March 18-22. McDaniel's delegation of 16 students represented Nepal and the team received an honorable mention delegation award.

Students included:

Courtney Rosenstiehl of Turnersville (08012)

Gray Myers of Medford (08055)

Jack Ujvary of Galloway (08205)

"All of the McDaniel students acted as effective diplomats, resolution writers and negotiators in a way that reflected positively upon both them and the college. I am happy to see such a large and engaged group of McDaniel students involved in the Model United Nations student organization," said Francis Grice, assistant professor in the political science and international studies department at McDaniel.

The mission of the National Model United Nations is to advance the understanding of the United Nations system and contemporary global issues through quality educational programs that emphasize collaboration and cooperative conflict resolution and prepare participants for active global citizenship. Visit www.nmun.org for more information.

For more information about McDaniel College, visit www.mcdaniel.edu.

 

Carly Kreitzer of Sewell Inducted Into the Women's Business Honor Society at Scranton

SCRANTON, PA (04/04/2018)-- Carly Kreitzer of Sewell was among the 77 University of Scranton students inducted into Omega Beta Sigma, the women's business honor society. Induction is open to students who major or minor in business, have at least sophomore academic standing, and have a grade point average of 3.25 or higher. The University's honor society was established in 1982.

Cortney White Named to Morrisville State College Dean's List

MORRISVILLE, NY (04/04/2018)-- Morrisville State College recently announced that Cortney White of Shamong, NJ, 08088, was named to the Dean's List for the Fall 2017 semester. Cortney is a major in the Equine Science - BT program.

To be named to the Dean's List, a student must achieve an average of 3.0 to 3.99 for the semester and complete 12 credit hours.

Morrisville State's curricula are enriched with applied learning and pave the way for opportunity at both the Morrisville and Norwich campuses. An action-oriented, interactive learning lab, the college is a national leader in technology and has been lauded for its exemplary, innovative and effective community service programs.

The college was ranked among the Best Regional Colleges in the North by U.S. News and World Report Best Colleges 2018 issue and was also recognized in the Top Public Schools, Regional Colleges North in the 2018 Best Collegesrankings. For more information about Morrisville State College, visit www.morrisville.edu. To learn more about Morrisville State College or to connect with us visit: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube.

New Jersey Residents Inducted into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi

BATON ROUGE, LA (04/05/2018)-- The following local residents were recently initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation's oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines.

Sharon Banskter of Runnemede (08078) was initiated at Widener University.

Benjamin Borokhovsky of Cherry Hill (08003) was initiated at Widener University.

Emily Bruce of Woolwich (08085) was initiated at Widener University.

Colleen Fralinger of Bridgeton (08302) was initiated at Clemson University.

Whitney Impellizeri of West Deptford (08051) was initiated at Widener University.

Catherine Stubin of Medford (08055) was initiated at Widener 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. Graduate students in the top 10 percent of the number of candidates for graduate degrees may also qualify, as do faculty, professional staff and alumni who have achieved scholarly distinction.

Phi Kappa Phi was founded in 1897 under the leadership of Marcus L. Urann who had a desire to create a different kind of honor society: one that recognized excellence in all academic disciplines. Today, the Society has chapters on more than 300 campuses in the United States and the Philippines. Its mission is "To recognize and promote academic excellence in all fields of higher education and to engage the community of scholars in service to others."

More About Phi Kappa Phi

Since its founding, 1.5 million members have been initiated into Phi Kappa Phi. Some of the organization's notable members include former President Jimmy Carter, NASA astronaut Wendy Lawrence, novelist John Grisham and YouTube co-founder Chad Hurley. Each biennium, Phi Kappa Phi awards $1.4 million to qualifying students and members through graduate fellowships, undergraduate study abroad grants, member and chapter awards, and grants for local, national and international literacy initiatives. For more information about Phi Kappa Phi, visit www.phikappaphi.org.

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