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 McDaniel College Awards Bachelor's Degrees

WESTMINSTER, MD (05/24/2018)-- McDaniel College awarded more than 600 undergraduate and graduate degrees during the College's 148th commencement ceremony on May 19.

Lauren Nicole Herman of Cherry Hill (08003) graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Social Work .

Joshua McWilliams of Sicklerville (08081) graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication .

Laura F. Shriver of West Cape May (08204) graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Physics .

Commencement speaker was McDaniel College Professor Emeritus Francis "Skip" Fennell, mathematics education expert and advisor for the Emmy award-winning PBS shows "Peg + CAT" and "Odd Squad."

The graduates hailed from 22 states, plus the District of Columbia, and 17 countries.

Academic honors given at graduation include summa cum laude for a cumulative grade point average of 3.9 or higher, magna cum laude for a cumulative grade point average of 3.70 to 3.89 and cum laude for a cumulative grade point average of 3.50 to 3.69.

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

Lebanon Valley College Recognizes Spring Student-Athletes

ANNVILLE, PA (05/24/2018)-- Lebanon Valley College recognized more than 200 student-athletes who competed for the Flying Dutchmen during the spring sports season.

Local students include:

Matt Blocksom of Alloway (08001), a graduate of Woodstown High School, is pursuing a bachelor of science in business administration and was a member of the baseball team.

Adam Filbert of Sicklerville (08081), a graduate of Gloucester Catholic High School, received a bachelor of science in digital communications and was a member of the men's lacrosse team.

Trevor Holak of Sedesboro (08085), a graduate of Oakcrest High School, is pursuing a bachelor of science in psychology and was a member of the men's lacrosse team.

Lebanon Valley College is a private, coeducational college founded in 1866 and dedicated to the liberal arts. The College offers 41 undergraduate majors plus self-designed majors and a range of minors, concentrations, and pre-professional options, as well as graduate degree programs in athletic training, business administration, music education, physical therapy, science in STEM education, and speech-language pathology.

The College has 1,624 full-time undergraduate students and 118 full-time faculty. Students can choose from more than 95 clubs and organizations, and 19 study abroad programs. LVC awards generous academic scholarships to those whose high school records demonstrate a commitment to challenge and achievement. Learn more at www.lvc.edu.

Annville is 15 minutes east of Hershey and 35 minutes east of Harrisburg; Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., and Baltimore are within two hours.

Newberry College Names Martinez Perez To Spring 2018 Dean's List

NEWBERRY, SC (05/24/2018)-- Rebeca Martinez Perez of Granollers, was among those named to the Spring 2018 Dean's List at Newberry College.

Students who achieve Dean's List honors must achieve a grade point average of 3.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale during the semester for which the honor is being given.

Martinez Perez was among 355 students who earned Dean's List honors for their academic performance last semester.

Local Residents Receive Bachelor's Degrees at 150th WPI Commencement

WORCESTER, MA (05/24/2018)-- On Saturday, May 12, on the Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) campus quadrangle, over 1,000 bachelor's degrees were awarded during the university's 150th commencement ceremony.

Trevor Gehring of Wildwood, N.J., was awarded a bachelor of science degree in chemical engineering.

Melvin Moore of Columbus, N.J., was awarded a bachelor of science degree in electrical and computer engineering.

James Muller of Medford, N.J., was awarded a bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering.

Louis Muller of Medford, N.J., was awarded a bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering.

Kaylee Perron of Sewell, N.J., was awarded a bachelor of science degree in biomedical engineering with high distinction.

The keynote address was given by Margot Lee Shetterly, author of Hidden Figures: The American Dream, and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race. The book, which was made into a major motion picture in 2016, shares the history of the black female mathematicians who were part of NASA's workforce from the 1940s to the 1960s.

Shetterly told the graduates that the problems they will be asked to solve "will demand your skills as a professional, but they'll also require you to draw on your deepest well of humanity," saying that science and the humanities are "both rooted in the same motivation, which is to measure and understand the nature of the world, and to make the human world a better place."

During the ceremony, Shetterly received an honorary doctor of humane letters degree, and Philip Ryan '65, former chairman of the Board of Trustees who served as interim president of WPI in 2013-14, received an honorary doctor of engineering degree.

In her remarks, President Leshin reminded members of the Class of 2018 that she had arrived on campus when they did, having begun her presidency just a few weeks before their move-in day in 2014.

Leshin concluded by telling the graduates, "With your talent and your WPI education, we know that you will do well in your career, and do well for your families. My charge to you, Undergraduate Class of 2018, is that you also be sure to do good-for your community, for your nation, for the planet, and for all those who will follow in your footsteps."

Wall Township Resident Zachary Wingerter Receives Graduate Degree at 150th WPI Commencement

WORCESTER, MA (05/24/2018)-- Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) began its 150th Commencement celebrations with the graduate students ceremony on Thursday, May 10, awarding nearly 830 master's and doctoral degrees. Zachary Wingerter of Wall Township, NJ, was awarded a master of science degree in aerospace engineering.

This year's graduate address was given by Marcia McNutt, president of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) and the first woman to serve in this role.

In her address, McNutt told the WPI graduates that, in her experience, people who will achieve the greatest successes are those who are able to "listen to the variety of viewpoints, learn from them, and build shared purpose. "In a fractured world," she concluded, "I'm counting on your teamwork to carry us through."

During the ceremony, McNutt and Glenn Yee '74, trustee emeritus and founder of Pacific Can Company, received honorary degrees.

In her remarks, WPI President Laurie Leshin told the graduates, "With your talent and your WPI education, we know that you will do well in your career, and do well for your families. My charge to you, Graduate Class of 2018, is that you also be sure to do good-for your community, for your nation, for the planet, and for all those who will follow in your footsteps."

Peter Reilly Named to National Residence Hall Honorary

READING, PA (05/24/2018)-- Peter Reilly of Logan Township, N.J., was named an officer of the National Residence Hall in spring 2018. Reilly is studying Early Childhood Education with Special Education at Alvernia University and is a graduate of Paul VI High School.

The National Residence Hall Honorary (NRHH) is the premier honorary supported by the leading international organization advocating for the interests and welfare of residence hall students, while also providing opportunities for their personal growth and development. NRHH strives to provide recognition for individuals who have contributed to the advancement of college and university housing and supports the vision of the National Association of College and University Residence Halls, Incorporated.

ALVERNIA is a distinctive Franciscan university, grounded in the Catholic and liberal arts traditions, that combines diverse academic opportunities with personal attention and an unmatched commitment to community service. Alvernia empowers students to become "ethical leaders with moral courage." Through real-world learning and the challenging guidance of faculty mentors, they discover their passion for life and turn what they love into lifetimes of career success and personal fulfillment. Alvernia students do well and do good.

 

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