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Albright College

Madelyn Loftus of Peckville earned the Alpha Sigma Phi Award in Memory of Chris Anthony ‘03 and Andrew Snitzer and the American Institute of Chemists for Biochemistry Award. Loftus is studying biochemistry and is a graduate of Dunmore High School.

Carolyn Cortes of Carbondale earned the Department of Sociology & Anthropology Research Award. Cortes is studying sociology and is a graduate of Lakeland High School.

Ginger Hill of Throop earned the P. Kenneth Nase M.D. ‘55 Award. Hill is studying biochemistry and is a graduate of Mid Valley Secondary Center.

Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine

Shane M. Zeshonski, Archbald graduated with a medical degree during a virtual ceremony held on May 17.

Moravian College

Marley Palmere of Dunmore and Alyssa Flannery of Archbald are among the 2019-20 undergraduate student award winners. From arts and humanities to mathematics and science, these students have demonstrated incredible leadership skills, academic achievement, civic engagement, and dedication to their work, according to the college.

Penn State Scranton

The following students received degrees at a virtual ceremony held May 9:

Bachelor of Science, biology: Brandy Hernandez, Dunmore, and Robert Murphy Jr., Dunmore.

Bachelor of Science, business: Tressa Calachino, Jessup; Kelliann Carey, Dunmore; Jennifer Diehl, Olyphant; Samantha Evanina, Olyphant; Ryan Fisher, Dunmore; Cory Frick, Dunmore; Bryan Gallagher, Archbald; Richard C. Johnson, Archbald; Noah Kline, Dickson City; Alexander Kresock, Forest City; Nicholas Ksiazek, Olyphant; Gino Leccese, Dickson City; Kyle Lucas, Archbald; Velcy Modi, Dunmore; David O’Neill, Dunmore; Aneri Patel, Dunmore; Zachary Polito, Carbondale; Vittorio Romano, Jessup; Kyle Wind, Dickson City, and Jakob Ziminskas, Jessup.

Bachelor of Arts, corporate communication: Dominique Jordan, Dunmore, and Lucines Polanco, Dunmore.

Bachelor of Science, human development and family studies: Betty Capozzi, Carbondale; Jasmine Dass, Carbondale; Melissa Ives, Jermyn; Damani Kizer, Carbondale; Julie Pesavento, Olyphant, and Kimberly Stout Kramer, Eynon.

Bachelor of Science, information sciences and technology: Roman Crisafulli, Throop; Velcy Modi, Dunmore, and Ronny Patterson, Carbondale.

Associate in arts, letters, arts and sciences: Jordan McCormack, Dunmore.

Bachelor of Science, nursing: Kelly Arnold, Olyphant; Kalei Kowalchik, Olyphant; Maren Lindemuth, Dunmore; Melanie McAndrew, Jessup; Nicholas Pieshefski, Olyphant; Andrew Saniski, Mayfield, and Brooke Tanana, Archbald.

Bachelor of Arts, psychology: Daniel Chylak, Olyphant.

Bachelor of Science, psychology: Belle Bonczkiewicz, Eynon.

University of Scranton

Matthew Fisk of Dunmore was inducted into Upsilon Phi Delta, the national honor society for graduate and undergraduate students in healthcare administration programs. Fisk is a graduate student pursuing a health administration degree.

Patrick Barney of Peckville and William Hammert of Archbald, both senior exercise science majors, were inducted into Phi Epsilon Kappa, the national honor society in physical education.

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