PHILADELPHIA-Travis Murray has been named to the spring 2013 Dean's List at University of the Sciences. Selection for this award is based on completing and passing all assigned courses with no grade below a "C" and attaining an academic average of at least 3.4 for courses taken in the spring of 2013. Murray, of Honesdale, is a doctor of pharmacy student. 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 usciences.edu. Emerson Bursis Named to Rider University Dean's List LAWRENCEVILLE, NJ-Emerson Bursis of Lake Ariel, a junior Business Economics major, has been named to the Dean's List for the spring 2013 semester in the College of Business Administration at Rider University. Rider University is a vibrant, student-centered community of learners regionally recognized as a top-tier institution. With campuses in Lawrenceville and Princeton, New Jersey, Rider is an independent, residential university with nearly 6,000 students -- undergraduate, graduate and non-traditional adult learners. Rider offers more than 60 undergraduate programs in fine and performing arts, humanities, sciences, social sciences, education and business, as well as 21 graduate programs principally in business, education and music. ST. BONAVENTURE, NY-Sara Tuman, a student from Honesdale, has been named to the spring 2013 dean's list at St. Bonaventure University. Tuman's major is journalism-mass communications. About the University Inspired for more than 150 years by the Catholic Franciscan values of individual dignity, community inclusiveness, and service, St. Bonaventure University cultivates graduates who are confident and creative communicators, collaborative leaders and team members, and innovative problem solvers who are respectful of themselves, others, and the diverse world around them. For more information visit www.sbu.edu. MORRISVILLE, NY-State College recently announced that Erin Bergold of Equinunk was named to the Dean's List for the Spring 2013 semester. To be named to the Dean's List, a student must achieve an average of 3.0 to 3.99 for the semester and complete 12 credit hours. Morrisville State College sets the world in motion for students. Curriculums are enriched with applied learning and pave the way for opportunity at both the Morrisville and Norwich campuses. An action-oriented, interactive learning lab, the college is a national leader in technology. Lauded for its exemplary, innovative and effective community service programs, the college was named to the 2012 President's Higher Community Service Honor Roll. Visit www.morrisville.edu to experience, Morrisville in motion. ST. BONAVENTURE, NY-Kirsten Lankford, a student from Gouldsboro, has been named to the spring 2013 dean's list at St. Bonaventure University. Lankford's major is Spanish. About the University Inspired for more than 150 years by the Catholic Franciscan values of individual dignity, community inclusiveness, and service, St. Bonaventure University cultivates graduates who are confident and creative communicators, collaborative leaders and team members, and innovative problem solvers who are respectful of themselves, others, and the diverse world around them. For more information visit www.sbu.edu. TROY, NY-Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute students named to spring 2013 Dean's List for academic achievement. Ashley Segarra of Hawley Rensselaer is America's oldest technological research university, offering bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees in architecture, engineering, information technology and web science, management, the sciences, and the humanities, arts, and social sciences. Rensselaer offers more than 145 programs at the bachelor's, master's, and doctoral levels. Students are encouraged to work in interdisciplinary programs that allow them to combine scholarly work from several departments or schools. The university provides rigorous, engaging, interactive learning environments and campus-wide opportunities for leadership, collaboration, and creativity. VILLANOVA-John Ruby IV, from Lake Ariel, was named to the Dean's List at Villanova University for the spring 2013 semester. Ruby IV is studying Astronomy and Astrophysics in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Villanova University Dean's List recipients are honored by their college's respective dean. To qualify, one must be a matriculated full-time student and earn a semester grade point average of at least 3.5.The College of Nursing requires students to earn at least a 3.5 for the academic year. Since 1842, Villanova University's Augustinian Catholic intellectual tradition has been the cornerstone of an academic community in which students learn to think critically, act compassionately and succeed while serving others. There are more than 10,000 undergraduate, graduate and law students in the University's five colleges – the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, the Villanova School of Business, the College of Engineering, the College of Nursing and the Villanova University School of Law. Visit www.villanova.edu for more information. PHILADELPHIA-The following residents earned dean's list honors for the Spring 2013 semester at Saint Joseph's University. Emily C. Bilyk of Covington Township is majoring in Chemical Biology. Anne C. Walsh of Honesdale is majoring in Psychology. Students must achieve a grade point average of 3.5 or above, a B or greater in all their classes, and complete at least 15 credits to earn Dean's List status for a semester. Background: Founded by the Society of Jesus in 1851, Saint Joseph's University advances the professional and personal ambitions of men and women by providing a demanding, yet supportive, educational experience. One of only 152 schools with a Phi Beta Kappa chapter and AACSB business school accreditation, Saint Joseph's is home to 4,650 traditional undergraduate day students, 700 College of Professional and Liberal Studies adult undergraduates, and 3,600 graduate and doctoral students. Steeped in the 450-year Jesuit tradition of scholarship and service, Saint Joseph's was named to the 2012 President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for General Community Service. The University strives to be recognized as the preeminent Catholic comprehensive university in the Northeast.