Local residents earn post-secondary education honors

Lauer earns master's degree at Arcadia University

GLENSIDE Michelle Lauer, a resident of Lucinda, was awarded a master's in public health at Arcadia University's 2019 graduate and undergraduate commencement ceremonies on May 16 and 17.

The Class of 2019 celebrated their individual perseverance and success stories, with 892 degrees conferred between the two ceremonies.

Families and friends of the graduates cheered as Dr. Nair shared heroic stories of overcoming limits and expectations, whether it was home responsibilities, medical emergencies, or mental health stigmas.

"If people think you're ever unworthy, remember you're an Arcadia Knight," said University President Ajay Nair. "The education you earned belongs to you and your community because at Arcadia we strive to be a reflection of the world we want to live in. Class of 2019 let me end with three words that sum it all up-no fancy walk-up song, no famous quotes-just three words: We love you."

Raehsler earns bachelor's degree

STATE COLLEGE Liam D. Raehsler received a Bachelor of Science degree in computer engineering from The Pennsylvania State University University Park campus this past spring.

As an undergraduate student, he worked as a teaching/learning assistant for the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science his last two years and is currently working as a research and development software engineer for the applied research laboratory at Penn State University.

This coming fall semester he will begin the Ph.D. program in computer science on the Penn State University University Park campus after receiving a full graduate assistantship and will continue research in artificial intelligence, machine learning, and software engineering.

In addition to his work with the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, he was a member of the Penn State University varsity cross country and track teams during his freshman year.

He was inducted into the Eta Kappa Nu honor society and is an active member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers.

Raehsler took part in Code PSU and the Penn State University Hackathon coding competitions on a regular basis; with his team winning the 2019 Hackathon competition.

Raehsler is a 2015 graduate of Clarion Area High School, and the son of Rod and Kara Raehsler of Clarion.

Wolfe named to dean's list at Saint Francis University

LORETTO Abigail Wolfe, a health science major from East Brady was named to the dean's list at Saint Francis University.

Wolfe was among the more than 750 students who earned a spot on the honors lists for the spring 2019 semester.

To be named to the dean's list, a student must earn a minimum quality point average of 3.50 on 12 or more credits during a single semester, with no continuing or incomplete grades.

Local students graduate from Edinboro University

EDINBORO The following students graduated from Edinboro University during its May 4 commencement ceremony:

4Rachael L. Louder of Clarion;

4Broc Schoeppner of Knox;

4Alyssa Smith of Venus;

4Courtney L. Allen of Venus;

4Miranda L. Groft of Venus; and

4Justin M. Nale of Venus

Local students named to dean's list from Edinboro University

EDINBORO The following students were named to the dean's list for the 2019 spring semester at Edinboro University:

4Daniel R. Markel of East Brady;

4Olivia L. Bearfield of Callensburg;

4Julia A. Love of Clarion;

4Haley S. Stutzman of Clarion;

4Rebekah J. Hurst of Knox;

4Chad R. Rogers of Knox;

4Broc Schoeppner of Knox;

4Ethan William Ritts of Knox;

4Taylor J. Delaney of Leeper;

4Avery M. Schmader of Lucinda;

4Gabrielle Noel Smith of Rimersburg;

4Bailee M. Slike of Shippenville;

4Cynthia Margaret Baughman of Shippenville;

4Emily M. Shawley of Fryburg;

4Gabriella Nadine Keebler of Seneca;

4Courtney L. Allen of Venus; and

4Miranda L. Groft of Venus

Shifflett graduates from Reach Cyber Charter School

HARRISBURG Trapper Shifflett, of East Brady, has graduated from Reach Cyber Charter School in Harrisburg. The tuition-free online school held an in-person commencement for its seniors on June 7 at the West Shore Evangelical Free Church in Mechanicsburg.

Weinlein graduates from Widener University

CHESTER Widener University conferred degrees to more than 1,100 graduates in a ceremony Friday, May 17. Commencement was held at The Mann Center for the Performing Arts in Philadelphia.

Vanessa Weinlein of Fryburg graduated with a Doctor of Education in school administration in school system leadership from Widener's School of Human Service Professions.

Schwalm and King named to dean's list at Mount Aloysius College

CRESSON Mount Aloysius College is proud to release the dean's list for the 2019 spring semester. Local students, Cassondralee K. Schwalm of Knox and Macy Irene King of New Bethlehem were named to the dean's list for the spring semester.

The dean's list is issued each semester. The dean's list honors students enrolled in 12 or more semester hours who have achieved a minimum 3.50 grade point average; or students enrolled in nine to 11 semester hours and earned a GPA of 3.70; or students enrolled in six to eight semester hours and earned a 3.9 GPA.

Lane graduates from Carleton College

NORTHFIELD, Minn. Maxfield Lane of Clarion graduated from Carleton College on Saturday, June 15. Lane studied religion, Middle East studies and Arabic and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree.

Lane was among 459 to graduate with the Carleton Class of 2019.

Local students named to dean's list at Geneva College

BEAVER FALLS Geneva College announces the dean's list of undergraduate students for the spring 2019 semester. To be eligible for this recognition, students in traditional programs must earn a grade point average of at least 3.6 while passing 12 credit hours or more.

The local students named to the dean's list are:

4Zoe Henry of New Bethlehem majoring in psychology;

4Lydia Tack of Shippenville majoring in student ministry;

4Jack Brosius of Strattanville majoring in computer science.

Kralj named to dean's list at Iowa State University

AMES, Iowa Dori Kralj of Emlenton was named to the 2019 spring dean's list in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Iowa State University. The dean's list honors students who were enrolled in 12 credit hours and earned a 3.5 grade point average for the term.

Local students named to dean's list at Baldwin Wallace University

BEREA, Ohio The following local students have been named to the dean's list for the 2019 spring semester at Baldwin Wallace University, according to Provost Stephen D. Stahl:

4Anna Lowrey of Emlenton, a graduate of Allegheny-Clarion Valley High School majoring in voice performance.

4Isaac Wilson of Tylersburg, a graduate of North Clarion County School majoring in exercise science.

Any full-time student who achieves a grade point average of at least 3.6 for 12 or more graded hours or part-time student who achieves a gpa of at least 3.6 for six or more graded hours in the fall or spring semester will be placed on the dean's list.

Coradi graduates from UMass Lowell

LOWELL, Mass. Amanda Coradi of Clarion, is among the largest graduating class in UMass Lowell's history.

Coradi received a post master's degree in curriculum and instruction.

The university held three commencement ceremonies on Friday, May 17 and Saturday, May 18 at the Tsongas Center at UMass Lowell for the 4,534 members of the Class of 2019.

Lowrey graduates from the Baldwin Wallace University

BEREA, Ohio Anna Lowrey of Emlenton, a graduate of Allegheny-Clarion Valley High School, graduated from Baldwin Wallace University in Berea, Ohio, with a Bachelor of Music in voice performance.

Baldwin Wallace University recognized the achievements of 739 graduate and undergraduate students at their 169th commencement ceremony in May.

Before taking a triumphant walk across the stage to receive congratulations, members of the Baldwin Wallace Class of 2019 were inspired by commencement speaker Akram Boutros, M.D., FACHE, president and chief executive officer of The MetroHealth System.

Boutros focused his address on "choices" that can make all the difference in life. He encouraged the graduates to choose to "stop listening to the voice that says you're not good enough" and to "stand up to those doubts."

Local students graduate from Lock Haven University

LOCK HAVEN The following local students graduated from Lock Haven University this spring:

4Katelyn J. Eustice of Clarion majoring in health sciences;

4Phaedra M. Hockman of Clarion majoring in health sciences;

4Kelsey L. Schmader of Leeper majoring in physician assistant;

4Morgan A. Bailey of Shippenville majoring in physician assistant.

Local students graduate from California University of Pennsylvania

CALIFORNIA The following students graduated from California University of Pennsylvania during May commencement ceremonies:

4Kelsey E. Hawk of East Brady majoring in social science;

4Benjamin O. Crawford of Clarion majoring in athletic training;

4Drew Vandermeer of Clarion majoring in teacher education;

4Kelsie L. Kriebel of Parker majoring in exercise science.

Buchanan named to president's list at Youngstown State University

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio Coleman Buchanan, STEM first year engineering major from Rimersburg, has been named to the president's list for achieving a perfect 4.0 grade point average in the spring semester at Youngstown State University.

To be eligible for the president's list, honorees must be full-time undergraduate students with a 4.0 grade point average for least 12 semester hours of classes.

Crawford travels for college credit at Belmont University

NASHVILLE, Tenn. While some may be relaxing by the pool or working at a summer job, Kathryn Crawford from New Bethlehem joined more than 700 other Belmont University students who participated in one of 45 faculty-led Maymester and Summer Study Abroad programs.

Crawford spent time in Belmont's Norway program for college credit this summer.

With programs based in Australia, Belgium, China, Czech Republic, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, England, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Israel, N. Ireland, Morocco, the Netherlands, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Tanzania and more, students have the opportunity to learn in a non-traditional classroom by visiting historical sites and experiencing new cultures first-hand.

These short-term programs, lasting anywhere from a week to a month, are led and designed by Belmont faculty to explore one or two certain areas of study, while giving students the opportunity to travel to and discover a new place.

Mohney starts fall semester at Northampton Community College

BETHLEHEM Northampton Community College is excited to welcome Amber Mohney of Sligo, as one of the new or returning students who will arrive the week of Aug. 26 for the start of the 2019 fall semester.

Amber will be among more than 9,400 students studying over 100 majors and programs at NCC locations in Bethlehem Township, Monroe County, Southside Bethlehem and Easton.