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By on April 2, 2014

Students graduate

Ezra James Cassel of Denver, son of James and Patricia Cassel, graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in management. Cassel is a 2006 graduate of CocalicoSenior High School.

Neal A. Fox of Reinholds graduated summa cum laude with a bachelor of science degree in sport and exercise science from DeSalesUniversity May 18, 2013.

The following local students graduated from York College of Pennsylvania May 18: Michael Rampolla of Denver with a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting and Amber High of Denver with a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing

The following students are members of the graduating class of 2013 at Eastern Mennonite University, Harrisonburg, Va.: Courtney Hall, Reinholds, a Master’s Degree recipient in education and Joel Nofziger, Stevens, a Bachelor’s Degree recipient in peace building and development and history.

The following area residents graduated from Millersville University of Pennsylvania during the spring 2013 undergraduate commencement ceremony May 18: Shane Adams of Denver with a BA degree in Geography; Ryan Griffith of Denver with a degree in Biology; Whitney Zerbe of Stevens with a degree in Biology; Austen Lambert of Denver with a degree in Early Childhood Education; Mallory Leath of Denver with a degree in English; Alisha Fitzwater of Denver graduated cum laude with degree in Early Childhood Special Education and Andrew Hagy of Denver graduated with a degree in Biology.

York College of Pennsylvania graduates included: Michael Rampolla of Denver with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting and Amber High of Denver with a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing

Matthew Fittery of Reinholds was one of WilkesUniversity graduates at the summer commencement ceremony held on Sept. 8 in the Arnaud C. Marts Sports and ConferenceCenter.

Two Denver residents completed requirements for graduation from Indiana University of Pennsylvania as of August 2013: Matthew Brett Occhiogrosso, Winding Way, B.A. in criminology and Derek Michael Taylor, Heron Drive, B.S. in hospitality management

The following Stevens students graduated from KutztownUniversity this winter. Commencement exercises were held Dec. 14; however, students had until the end of the winter session in January to complete all graduation requirements: Stephanie Shober; BA communication studies and Kyle Ueberroth; BS criminal justice.

Kristy L. Sweigart, Reinholds, graduated from ShippensburgUniversity, fall 2013.

Lutz named R.A.

Kirstin Lutz of Denver was selected to serve as a resident assistant at LebanonValleyCollege.

Scholarships granted

The following area residents have been granted the Clarence Schock Foundation Scholarship: Bradley Auker of Denver; Justine Weaver of Denver and Alexandra Genova of Reinholds.

Denisenko named to BJU Singers

Roman Denisenko of Denver was named to Bob Jones University’s University Singers, BJU’s largest choral organization which is also known as the freshman choir. Denisenko is a freshman majoring in graphic design.

Local students enrolled at Alvernia

The following local students enrolled at Alvernia University, last fall semester: Courtney Roseberry, of Denver, is a forensic science major; Eva Wagg, of Reinholds, is an accounting major; Ryan Seymour, of Denver, is a criminal justice major; Dalton Zerkowski, of Denver, is an athletic training major and Brett Rissmiller, of Stevens, is a nursing major.

Wilkes University Welcomes the Class of 2017

Wilkes University would like to welcome freshmen student Amanda Drexel of Denver.

Kittler graduates from basic training Army Reserve

Pfc. Karl E. Kittler has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values, physical fitness, and received instruction and practice in basic combat skills, military weapons, chemical warfare and bayonet training, drill and ceremony, marching, rifle marksmanship, armed and unarmed combat, map reading, field tactics, military courtesy, military justice system, basic first aid, foot marches, and field training exercises. Kittler is a 1996 graduate of Cocalico High School, Denver. He earned an associate degree in 1998 from York Technical Institute.

Abraham receives laptop

Freshmen that enrolled into the School of Engineering at Widener University last fall that were among the top of their high school class were recipients of laptops thanks to the school’s 2013 Engineering Laptop Scholarships. Justin Abraham of Reinholds was among this year’s recipients.

Gockley named to Dean’s List

Adam Gockley was named to the summer 2013 Dean’s List at University of the Sciences.

Oberly inducted to Pi Gamma Mu

Mark Oberly, son of Karen and Gary Oberly of Denver was recently inducted into the Pi Gamma Mu international honor society of the social sciences at Salisbury University. Pi Gamma Mu promotes excellence in, and recognizes outstanding contributions to the social sciences. Oberly is junior majoring in history and philosophy and is a member of the Outdoor Club and the Bellavance Honors Program.

Bacon makes dean’s list

Eric Bacon of Reinholds, the son of Martin and Leslie Bacon and a 2011 graduate of CocalicoHigh School, was named to the dean’s list at BucknellUniversity for the fall semester.

Students make dean’s list

Blake Bomberger, Reinholds, and Kristy Sweigart, Reinholds, both made dean’s list at Shippensburg University for the fall 2013 semester.

Rathman on the list

Katherine L. Rathman, Stevens, made dean’s list at Slippery Rock University for the fall semester.


Weidman part of award-winning project

The Kutztown University chapter of the National Broadcasting System was named Model Chapter of the Year for excellence in service and their high level of achievement and activity. KU also brought home the Grand Prize in the Video Promotion category for their 2013 Kutztown University Football promo. Patrick Weidman of Reinholds was involved in the project. All awards were presented at the NBS national conference in Hollywood, Calif.

Sensenig makes honor society

Danielle Sensenig of Denver was initiated at KutztownUniversity into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines.


Marstellar to be tour guide

Rachel Marstellar of Denver will be working as a student tour guide for the 2014-15 academic year at SusquehannaUniversity.

Students make dean’s list

The following local students made dean’s list at Geneva College for the fall 2013 semester: Anne McEllhenney of Stevens and Caleb Leibee of Reinholds.

Students recognized got making impact

Lebanon Valley College has recognized 150 of its first-year students for making an impact on campus as a new student. The Celebration of Student Success reception, held Feb.19 in Mund College Center, honored the student’s achievement. Area students include: Ryan Good of Denver, a graduate of Cocalico Senior High School, pursuing a bachelor of arts in music; Brennan Thompson of Denver, a graduate of Cocalico Senior High School, pursuing a bachelor of science in business administration; Kara Hess of Reinholds, a graduate of Cocalico Senior High School, pursuing a bachelor of arts in music business; Abigail Nicholas of Reinholds, a graduate of Conrad Weiser Area High School, pursuing a bachelor of science in music education; Rachel Anderson of Stevens, a graduate of Ephrata Senior High School, pursuing a bachelor of science in health science; and Kyra Valent of Stevens, a graduate of Ephrata Senior High School, pursuing a bachelor of science in biology.






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