College news

Alvernia University

The following local residents were among 14 students who earned Excellence in Service Awards from Alvernia’s Holleran Center for Community Engagement, by completing more than 100 hours of community service in the last year.

Harlee Ehrets, of Bernville, a freshman Biochemistry major.

Justin Padinske, of Mohrsville, a junior General Science major.

Elizabethtown College recognized the accomplishments of the class of 2013 on Saturday, May 18.


The following local students received degrees from Elizabethtown College:

Joanna Davis, of Leesport, graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in Health & Occupation.

Kristi Noecker, of Mohrsville, graduated summa cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in Biology - Allied Health.

Janis Umberger, of Hamburg, graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education.

DeSales University

The following area residents made the Dean’s List at DeSales University

Margaret E. Ayala, a resident of Leesport.

Amanda L. Miller, a resident of Mohrsville.

Ian T. Moody, a resident of Leesport.

Kristen R. Purkey, a resident of Kempton.

Delaware Valley College

Dr. Bashar Hanna, Delaware Valley College’s vice president for academic affairs and dean of the faculty, announced the following students have been honored for academic achievement by being named to the spring 2013 Dean’s List.

Amber Schaeffer, of Bernville.

Rachael Kirkhoff, of Bernville.