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Jewel Smith of West Deptford, other MBS students at Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine, honored during annual awards ceremony

SCRANTON, PA (05/08/2018)-- Jewel Smith of West Deptford, along with three other master of biomedical sciences (MBS) students, was honored when Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine held its annual end-of-year awards ceremony for students and faculty on May 5.

Smith won the Service to Community award, whichis presented to an MBS student who goes above and beyond to serve both the Geisinger Commonwealth community and the local community. The recipient has organized, volunteered and participated in community service events throughout the year.

Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine (Geisinger Commonwealth) is a member of the Geisinger family. Geisinger Commonwealth offers a community-based model of medical education with campuses in Danville, Doylestown, Scranton, Sayre and Wilkes-Barre. Geisinger Commonwealth offers Doctor of Medicine (MD) and Master of Biomedical Sciences (MBS) degrees. The college's innovative curriculum, focused on caring for people in the context of their lives and their community, attracts the next generation of physicians and scientists from within its 17-county region in northeastern and north central Pennsylvania, as well as from across the state and the nation. Geisinger Commonwealth is committed to non-discrimination in all employment and educational opportunities. Visit


Rebecca Harker Named to President's List at Bob Jones University

GREENVILLE, SC (05/08/2018)-- Rebecca Harker, a Senior Piano Pedagogy major of Glassboro, was among approximately 520 Bob Jones University students named to the Spring 2018 President's List.

The President's List recognizes those students who earn a 3.75 or higher grade point average for the semester.

Located in Greenville, South Carolina, Bob Jones University provides an outstanding regionally accredited Christian liberal arts education purposely designed to inspire a lifelong pursuit of learning, loving and leading.

BJU offers over 100 undergraduate and graduate programs in religion, education, fine arts and communication, arts and science, and business.

BJU has nearly 3,000 students from nearly every state and more than 40 countries. We are committed to the truth of Scripture and to pursuing excellence in all we do.

University of Nebraska-Lincoln grants record 3,223 degrees in May ceremonies

LINCOLN, NE (05/07/2018)-- The University of Nebraska-Lincoln conferred a record 3,223 degrees during commencement exercises May 4 and 5 at Pinnacle Bank Arena and the Lied Center for Performing Arts.

The graduates are from 60 countries, 46 states and the District of Columbia, and 250 Nebraska communities.

The arena hosted a ceremony for students earning graduate and professional degrees May 4 and one for those earning bachelor's degrees May 5.

Academy Award-winning filmmaker Alexander Payne delivered the address at the undergraduate commencement and received an honorary Doctor of Fine Arts from the university. John W. Maag, professor of special education and communication disorders at Nebraska, spoke at the graduate and professional degrees ceremony.

The College of Law conducted a separate commencement ceremony May 5 at the Lied Center. Nebraska Supreme Court Justice Jeffrey Funke addressed the law graduates. Earl and Patricia Scudder, alumni and longtime supporters of the university, received a Builder Award during the ceremony.

Following is a list of area graduates by hometown. Some international students are listed under their adopted hometowns in the United States. Some students request not to be listed.

Delran: Lauren Marie Segreto, Graduate Studies, Master of Science .

Galloway: Jordan A. Welch, Graduate Studies, Master of Arts .

Wall: Sarah Elizabeth Gittleman, Graduate Studies, Master of Arts .

For a complete list of graduates, visit

Stefania Robba Honored at Greensboro College's 2018 Academic Awards Convocation

GREENSBORO, NC (05/07/2018)-- Stefania Robba was among more than two dozen Greensboro College students to receive awards and honors during the college's recent 2018 Academic Awards Convocation.

Robba, of Delran, N.J., received the Marvin L. Skaggs History Award.

Greensboro College provides a liberal arts education grounded in the traditions of the United Methodist Church and fosters the intellectual, social, and, spiritual development of all students while supporting their individual needs.

Founded in 1838 and located in downtown Greensboro, the college enrolls about 1,000 students from 29 states and territories, the District of Columbia, and seven foreign countries in its undergraduate liberal-arts program and four master's degree programs. In addition to rigorous academics and a well-supported Honors program, the school features an 18-sport NCAA Division III athletic program and dozens of service and recreational opportunities.

Newest Air Force officer Angela Rubino of Tabernacle commissioned at The Citadel

CHARLESTON, SC (05/07/2018)-- Twenty of the newest Air Force officers, including Angela Rubino of Tabernacle, NJ (08088), took their commissioning oath on Friday, May 4 in Summerall Chapel. The cadets were officially sworn in as officers during the South Carolina Corps of Cadets commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 5.

More than 160 cadets involved in The Citadel ROTC departments will become commissioned officers across all branches of the military in 2018.

About The Citadel

The Citadel, with its iconic campus located in Charleston, South Carolina, offers a classic military college education profoundly focused on leadership excellence and academic distinction. Graduates are not required to serve in the military but about one-third of each class commission as officers in every branch of U.S. military service. Graduates of The Citadel have served the nation, their states and their communities as principled leaders since the college was founded in 1842.

The Citadel Graduate College offers 26 graduate degree programs with 42 concentration options, 25 graduate certificate programs and 10 evening undergraduate programs, through an all-evening schedule with many courses now available online. The Citadel was named Best Public College in the South by U.S. News & World Report for seven consecutive years, and #1 Best Public College for Veterans in the South as well as Best Value out of all South Carolina colleges and universities by Forbes.