Students from Macungie Achieve Academic Honors

Students from our area are making the grade in higher education!

Several students from the Macungie area have been cited by their colleges and universities for academic achievement: 
  • The Fall 2013 Dean's List at Hofstra University includes the following students local students: Laura Erle, a freshman majoring in Drama, from Macungie; Shannon Lilly, a junior majoring in Psychology, from Macungie; and, Gwendolyn Osterwald, a sophomore majoring in Spanish, from Allentown.
  • Lauren McCandless of Macungie has been named to the Fall 2013 Dean's List at the University of New Hampshire.
  • Elizabethtown College recognized students whose outstanding academic performances have earned them the recognition of being included on the fall 2013 dean's list: 
    -Christina Gilley, of Macungie, 
    -Brianna Maurer of Macungie 
  • Wilkes University congratulates the following students for being named to the Dean's List for the Fall 2013 Semester. To be named to the Dean's List, students must obtain a minimum 3.4 grade point average and carry at least 12 credits.
    -Ryan Dupre of Allentown, Pa.
    -Megan Heverly of Allentown, Pa.
    -Alyson Kapun of Allentown, Pa.
    -Destani Lopez of Allentown, Pa.
    -Abby Stevens of Allentown, Pa.
    -Brian Surdovel of Macungie, Pa.
  • A total of 569 Mansfield University students, including David Trine of Macungie, have been named to to fall 2013 Dean's List. To be named to the Dean's List, a student must attend the university full-time and attain at least a 3.5 GPA for the semester.
  • Five local students were named to University of Scranton Dean's List for fall semester. A student must have a grade point average of 3.5 or better with a minimum number of credit hours to make the Dean's List.
    -Cristina Calogero of Allentown is a senior with a biology major 
    -Anthony Lynch of Macungie is a freshman with a nursing major 
    -Elizabeth Straccia of Allentown is a senior with a nursing major 
    -Deanna Varney of Allentown is a senior with a nursing major
    -Jessica Zelenak of Macungie is a sophomore with a occupational therapy major

If you know a student who deserves a shout-out for his or her academic achievement, email Jennifer.marangos@patch.com or tell us in the comments.


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