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Local Residents Inducted into National Jesuit Honor Society at Scranton

SCRANTON, PA (05/03/2021)-- Local residents were among the 62 University of Scranton students inducted into Alpha Sigma Nu, the national Jesuit honor society. Alpha Sigma Nu is the only honor society open to students and faculty in all disciplines of the University. Juniors, seniors and graduate students, including students in doctoral level degree programs, who have distinguished themselves in scholarship, loyalty and service are eligible for membership. Appointments are made by the president of the University on the recommendation of the moderator and chapter members of the society, and no more than four percent of the junior and senior class may be admitted each year. The Scranton chapter of Alpha Sigma Nu was established in 1943 and is the oldest honor society at the University.

Students inducted are:

Emily Campo of Haddonfield (08033), a senior occupational therapy major.

Bridget Gras of Medford (08055), a junior exercise science major.

The University of Scranton is a Jesuit university located in Northeastern Pennsylvania.

Steve Schuster earns recognition at Baldwin Wallace University

BEREA, OH (05/03/2021)-- Steve Schuster of Shamong (08088) was among 27 students recognized at the Honors Award Ceremony during Baldwin Wallace University's Ovation 2021 Day of Excellence. Schuster, a graduate of Jackson Liberty High School majoring in film studies, received the Will Richmond Prize in Photography. The prize was established by family and friends of Will Richmond and is given as a lasting tribute to honor a talented professional and valued friend.

Each spring, BW recognizes student achievement with a variety of scholarships, prizes and awards for excellence in academics, athletics, service and leadership. In addition to the awards ceremony, the Day of Excellence featured exceptional student work from every school of the University through virtual presentations. The day concluded with students getting up on the Ovation Soapbox that was live streamed by the BW Brain Center for Community Engagement. Students advocated for issues they are passionate about, including hunger, mental health and identity awareness.


Spenser Bassett Participates in UF's Symposium for Scholarship and Creativity

FINDLAY, OH (05/04/2021)-- Spenser Bassett, of Millville, 08332, recently participated in the University of Findlay's 2021 Symposium for Scholarship and Creativity.

Bassett was named as a 2020 Pi Theta Epsilon Inductee - Doctor of Occupational Therapy Program.

Undergraduate and graduate students were given the opportunity to virtually share their research, creativity, and professional learning experiences with the University and community, with many students receiving honors at the same time. The symposium may be viewed at


Bloomsburg University Holds Nursing Pinning Ceremony

BLOOMSBURG, PA (05/04/2021)-- Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania celebrated more than 100 graduating nursing students Saturday, May 1, with an in-person nursing pinning ceremony in Haas Center for the Arts on campus.

Reilly Noel from Swedesboro was one of 105 graduating nurses to be honored.

The first nursing pin or 'badge' in the United States was presented to the class of 1880. This badge was created by the first Nightingale School of Nursing at Bellevue Hospital. It symbolized vigilance, mercy, and relief of suffering. The distinctive nursing pin of BU was designed by the students of the class of 1979, the first graduates of the nursing program.

The first part of the pin is its colors, maroon and gold, which represent the colors of Bloomsburg University. The second part is the Nightingale flame which signifies enlightenment, new knowledge and new experiences. The final part of Bloomsburg's nursing pin is the inscription "QUALITAE OED/CAT" which means dedicated to quality. These three parts of the nursing pin symbolize the accomplishments of Bloomsburg University nursing students. It signifies achievement, dedication and commitment to nursing.

Bloomsburg University is ranked by College Choice as the most affordable nursing degree in Pennsylvania.