Degrees given

WOOSTER, Ohio-Alexandra Beard, a graduate of Wallenpaupack Area High School, received a bachelor of arts degree from The College of Wooster during commencement exercises on May 13.

While at Wooster, Beard was a member of the Quidditch team, the Women of Dene, and the League of Informed Voters. She was also a member of Lambda Alpha anthropology honor society. In addition, she received a Dean’s Scholarship and was named to the Dean’s List.

An anthropology major who graduated summa cum laude, Beard is a resident of Lake Ariel.

The College of Wooster is America’s premier college for mentored undergraduate research. Every Wooster senior works one-on-one with a faculty adviser to create an original research project, written work, performance, or art exhibit.

In the process, each develops independent judgment, analytical ability, creativity, project-management and time-management skills, and strong written- and oral-communication skills. Founded in 1866, the college enrolls approximately 2,000 students.

PHILADELPHIA-Brianna Elyse Demchak of Pleasant Mount graduated from University of the Sciences. USciences recognized graduates during a ceremony on Wednesday, May 22, 2013, as part of the University's 192nd Commencement celebration in Philadelphia.

Demchak graduated with a bachelor of science in microbiology degree . She was a member of the Alpha Sigma Tau national sorority and AMSA, was public relations chairman of The Timmy Foundation, and volunteered at the VA Hospital. She is the daughter of Lisa and Brian Demchak.

At University of the Sciences, students embark on a challenging learning experience in a proving ground for successful professionals in the science and healthcare-related fields.

A private institution dedicated to education, research, and service, and distinguished as the nation's first college of pharmacy, the University has produced leaders in the science and healthcare marketplaces since its founding in 1821.

Students in USciences' five colleges learn to excel in scientific analysis and to apply their skills to improving healthcare in the lives of people worldwide through such disciplines as pharmacy, biology, physical therapy, healthcare business, and health policy. For more information, visit

WEST HARTFORD, CT-Jacqueline Longo of, CMM graduated from the University of Hartford during spring commencement weekend (May 18-19) and received a Bachelor of Arts.

Chartered in 1957 with the mission to be a "private university with a public purpose," the University of Hartford offers undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs in the arts, the humanities, business, engineering and technology, education, and the health professions.

The University's student body of 7,000 represents 44 states and 50 countries. For more information, visit

Dean's list

WILKES-BARRE-Wilkes University Interim Provost Terese Wignot announces the Dean's List for the Spring 2013 Semester. To be named to the Dean's List, students must obtain a minimum 3.4 GPA and carry at least 12 credits.

The following locals made the list:

Rachel Beavers of Newfoundland, David Booths of Lake Ariel, Kaelin Canfield of Honesdale, Kaitlyn Carton of Tyler Hill, Thomas Carton of Tyler Hill, Mariah Digloria of Gouldsboro, Andrew Grandinetti of Honesdale, Julienne Hanley of Cresco, Patrick Ingulli of Hawley, Jacob Jardel of Cresco, Trevor Kapschull of Lake Ariel, Kristen Lopatofsky of Waymart, Dominic Manzione of Honesdale and Deanna Moore of Cresco.

About Wilkes University

Wilkes University is an independent institution of higher education dedicated to academic and intellectual excellence through mentoring in the liberal arts, sciences, and professional programs.

Founded in 1933, the university provides its students with the experience, mentoring and education necessary for career and intellectual development as well as personal growth.

Recently named one of the fastest growing universities in the United States by The Chronicle of Higher Education, Wilkes offers the doctor of nursing practice, doctor of education and doctor of pharmacy degrees and more than a dozen master's degree programs, including the master of business administration and master of fine arts in creative writing. Learn more at

NEWARK, DE-Olivia Hessling has been named to the University of Delaware's Dean's List for Spring 2013.

Hessling is from Hawley.

To meet eligibility requirements for the Dean's List, a student must be enrolled full-time and earn a GPA of 3.33 or above (on a 4.0 scale) for the semester.

The University of Delaware, founded in 1743, is one of the most popular universities in the U.S. UD's student body encompasses nearly 17,000 undergraduates, 3,700 graduate students and 850 students in professional and continuing studies from across the country and around the globe.

NORTHAMPTON-The following students have been named to the Dean’s List for the spring semester at Northampton Community College. The honor is reserved for students who have completed a minimum of 6 credits and achieved at least a 3.5 grade point average on a 4.0 scale. The list includes:


Erika Altif, Natalie Brooks, Roxann Caputo, Jeffrey Gentry, Susan Hodge, Katherine LaBar, Elizabeth Malantonio, Joseph Rado, Steven Struble, Mariah Sundberg, Maura Toye, Justina Tozzi, Michael Zudjelovic

Dingmans Ferry

Jason Day


Ellen Maisano


Hans Herman


Melanie Band

Lake Ariel

John Meyers, Patti Pietryak

Long Pond

Ellen Anderson, Richard Buchalski, Victor Garcia, Megan Kozlik, Elizabeth Lewis, Frank Perez, Shaun Rutherford, Lori Schweer, Tiffany Sifontes, Daniela Turcios, Naja Vereen, Sherry Wooten

Lords Valley

Sarah Prindle


Jacqueline Dupree, Maria Vignali, Noreen Vogel

Mount Pocono

Madelon Bohdal, Berenice Castro, Heather Keel, Linda Occhiuzzo, Carmelo Rindone, Samantha Roman, Diana Ruiz, Malgorzata Sexton, Marisa Viana


Randall Main, Elysia Emmel


Denise Caucci


Jessica Noble

KINGSTON-Wyoming Seminary Dean Jay Harvey has announced the Wayne County students named to the Upper School Dean’s List for the spring trimester of the 2012-2013 academic year.

Dean’s List High Honors:
Marshall Bursis, Sarah Kwiatek, Scott Kwiatek, Katherine Maximov and Dakota Pace, all Lake Ariel.

WEST HAVEN, CT-The following local students were named to the Dean's List at the University of New Haven for the spring 2013 semester:

Jacqueline Botchman of Milanville and Sara Urbanski of Lords Valley.

Full-time undergraduate students must have a 3.50 or better cumulative GPA for the semester to be eligible for the Dean's List.

The University of New Haven is a private, top-tier comprehensive institution recognized as a national leader in experiential education. Founded in 1920 on the campus of Yale University in cooperation with Northeastern University, UNH moved to its current West Haven campus in 1960.

The University operates a satellite campus in Tuscany, Italy, and offers programs at several locations throughout Connecticut and in New Mexico and California.

UNH provides its students with a unique combination of a solid liberal arts education and real-world, hands-on career and research opportunities.

The University enrolls approximately 6,400 students, including nearly 1,800 graduate students and more than 4,600 undergraduates – the majority of whom reside in University housing.

Through its College of Arts and Sciences, College of Business, Henry C. Lee College of Criminal Justice and Forensic Sciences, Tagliatela College of Engineering, and College of Lifelong & eLearning, UNH offers 75 undergraduate and graduate degree programs.

UNH students have access to more than 50 study abroad programs worldwide and its student-athletes compete in 16 varsity sports in the NCAA Division II's highly competitive Northeast-10 Conference.

ROCHESTER, NY-The following local residents made the Dean's List for Spring 2013 quarter at Rochester Institute of Technology:

Patrick Bayly of Honesdale is a second-year student in the mechanical engineering program in RIT's Kate Gleason College of Engineering.

Chrissa Roberts of Hawleyis a second-year student in the science exploration program in RIT's College of Science.

Timothy Southerton of Honesdale is a fifth-year student in the mechanical engineering program in RIT's Kate Gleason College of Engineering.

Blake Suhr of Lakeville is a third-year student in the biomedical engineering program in RIT's Kate Gleason College of Engineering.

Nicholas Venditti of Honesdale is a first-year student in the electrical engineering program in RIT's Kate Gleason College of Engineering.

Rochester Institute of Technology is internationally recognized for academic leadership in business, computing, engineering, imaging science, liberal arts, sustainability, and fine and applied arts. In addition, the university offers unparalleled support services for deaf and hard-of-hearing students. RIT enrolls nearly 18,000 full- and part-time students in more than 200 career-oriented and professional programs, and its cooperative education program is one of the oldest and largest in the nation.

For more than two decades, U.S. News & World Report has ranked RIT among the nation's leading comprehensive universities. RIT is featured in The Princeton Review's 2013 edition of The Best 377 Colleges as well as its Guide to 322 Green Colleges. The Fiske Guide to Colleges 2013 names RIT as a "Best Buy," and The Chronicle of Higher Education recognizes RIT among the "Great Colleges to Work For 2012."

INDIANA-The following students from Wayne County have been named to the spring 2013 dean’s list at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Students achieve dean’s list status when they are full-time (12 or more credits) with a grade point average of 3.25 or higher. A complete listing of dean’s list students is available at

Dean’s List students, their hometowns, majors and degrees they are seeking are:

Gouldsboro: Rebekah Isabelle Beers, Shawnee Path, B.A. in Sociology/Human Services; Victor Q. Costello, Apache Trail, B.A. in Criminology

Honesdale: Alicia Irene Manzione, Tryon Street, B.S. in Fashion Merchandising; John Michael Potucek, Daniels Road, B.S. in Business Technology Support; Samantha Marie Shelton, Navajo Road, B.A. in Psychology

Lake Ariel: Christie Marie De Vito, Stock Farm Road, B.S. in Safety Sciences; Liam Matthew Munley, The Hideout, B.S. in Communications Media

Newfoundland: Carli Anne Moritz, Stillwater Drive, B.S. in Marketing

Waymart: Adena Alice Bianchi, Tuthill Road, B.A. in Music

BROCKPORT, NY-The College at Brockport, State University of New York, recently honored students who excelled academically by naming them to the Dean's List for the spring 2013 semester.

Gina Krempasky of Honesdale was named to the Dean's List.

Students who earn a GPA of 3.70–3.99 are named to the Dean's List with Honors, while students who achieve a 3.40–3.69 are named to the Dean's List.

The College at Brockport is a comprehensive four-year public college, located in Brockport, NY. The College offers 50 undergraduate majors, more than 40 graduate programs as well as 24 teacher certification programs. The College has been rated among the "Best in the Northeast" by The Princeton Review, a "Best Regional University" by US News & World Report, and a "Best Value" by Kiplinger's Personal Finance.

MANSFIELD-A total of 514 Mansfield University students have been named to to spring 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.

The following area students earned the honor:

Ariel Brooks of Beach Lake

Emily Gershey of Lake Ariel

Benjamin Houghtaling of Damascus

Samantha Rhatigan of Lake Ariel

Mansfield University is a member of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE). For more information, check online at

President's list

POTSDAM, NY-Meagan Gumble of Beach Lake was recently named to the President's List at The State University of New York at Potsdam. Gumble, whose major is Women's and Gender Studies, was among 827 SUNY Potsdam students who were honored for academic excellence in the Spring 2013 semester.

The SUNY Potsdam students have been honored for earning top marks by Interim President Dr. Dennis L. Hefner.

To achieve the honor of being on the President's List, each student must have satisfactorily completed 12 numerically-graded semester hours, with a grade point average of 3.5 or higher.

SUNY Potsdam has a strong focus on academics, with its long history of excellence in the liberal arts and sciences. To learn more about what makes the campus community so unique, visit

About SUNY Potsdam:

Founded in 1816, and located on the outskirts of the beautiful Adirondack Park, The State University of New York at Potsdam is one of America's first 50 colleges. SUNY Potsdam currently enrolls approximately 4,350 undergraduate and graduate students.

Home to the world-renowned Crane School of Music, SUNY Potsdam is known for its handcrafted education, challenging liberal arts and sciences core, excellence in teacher training and leadership in the performing and visual arts.