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Faith Duffy named a 2018-19 Academic Achievement Award winner by D2 Athletic Directors Association

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BLOOMSBURG, PA (09/09/2019)-- Bloomsburg University student-athlete Faith Duffy from Cherry Hill was recognized by the Division II Athletic Directors Association (D2 ADA) for outstanding work in the classroom by being named one of the recipients of the 2018-19 Academic Achievement Award.

Overall, 61 BU student-athletes were honored for having at least a 3.5 grade point average, attending a minimum of two years (four semesters) of college level work, and being an active member of their intercollegiate team during the last academic year. The number represents an increase of 17 student-athletes achieving the honor from the previous year.

"The 61 Husky student-athletes being recognized and honored by the D2 ADA for their academic achievements is telling of the commitment by our coaches and students to the academic rigor at Bloomsburg University," Michael McFarland, Director of Athletics said. "With a focus on competing in the classroom, and in their respective sport, these student-athletes have set a new standard as we continue to recruit the finest students and athletes."

A record number of institutions (185) and student-athletes (11,660) were recognized for the 2018-19 Academic Achievement Awards. The Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) led all of Division II with 975 total student-athletes achieving the honor.

Bloomsburg University is one of 14 universities in Pennsylvania's State System of Higher Education. The university serves approximately 8,700 students, offering comprehensive programs of study in the colleges of Education, Business, Liberal Arts and Science and Technology.

Lebanon Valley College Names First-Year Mentors

ANNVILLE, PA (09/09/2019)-- Lebanon Valley College welcomes 60 students who will participate in the First-Year Mentor Program and guide new students through their first few months at The Valley. First-year mentors are responsible for assisting new students in succeeding personally, socially, and academically through connections to the College and their peers.

Local students include:

Michelle Dardaris of Williamstown, (08094), a graduate of Williamstown High School, is pursuing a bachelor of science and doctor of physical therapy in exercise science and physical therapy at LVC.

Daniel Gorenberg of Cherry Hill, (08003), a graduate of Cherry Hill High School East, is pursuing a bachelor of science in exercise science at LVC.

About Lebanon Valley College

Lebanon Valley College offers bachelor's degrees in the arts and humanities, business and communications, education, health professions, social sciences and psychology, and science, technology, engineering, and math. Advanced health professions degrees include a master of athletic training, master of counseling psychology (fall 2020), master of speech-language pathology, and a doctor of physical therapy. Online and graduate programs include an MBA with six concentrations and a general option offered on-campus or partially or fully online, a Master of Science in STEM Education, an Integrative STEM Education Certificate, a Master in Music Education, and a Modern Band Certificate. In 2018, the College was listed as #1 in the country for graduate job placement by the career guidance site Zippia.com, using federal data. The 357-acre campus is in Annville, Pa.

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