East Stroudsburg University
Several Area residents were included in the East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania’s spring dean’s list.
Several Bethlehem area residents students have been awarded degrees from Kutztown University following the spring 2019 semester. The cumulative grade point average necessary for honors distinction is: with honor (cum laude) 3.40; with high honor (magna cum laude) 3.60 and with highest honor (summa cum laude) 3.80.
“We’re here because of Elmer’s leadership,” said Katie Walter, executive director of the SkillsUSA Council.
She was speaking to a ballroom full of red-jacketed students who have honed useful skills applicable to the modern demands of the work place. The breakfast ceremony May 23 was held the Homewood Suites and Conference Center in Center Valley.
Walter was presiding over the Elmer Gates Enterprise Awards ceremonies where local students were being recognized for their scholastic achievement, their positive work ethic, their community service and their entrepreneurial spirit.
Northampton Community College
Health services information sessions July 25
There will be free Northampton Community College information sessions for medical secretary 1 p.m. July 25 and community health worker 3 p.m. July 25 courses; all at the Fowler Family Southside Center, 511 E. Third St.
Medical secretaries ensure that a medical practice, healthcare facility or treatment care center operate smoothly by greeting patients, maintaining schedules and accessing medical records.
Grade: Graduated senior
Family members: Oscar Solano (Dad), Yiniva Polo (Mom), Heylis and Silyeh Solano (siblings)
Favorite subject: My favorite subjects are math and technology. I like math because it will be important for my professional development. I love technology, like computer programming, because technology helps us accomplish things more easily.
Activities: I was involved in the soccer team and I really loved it. That was how I spent most of my time.
Next steps: I plan to go to a four-year college or university.
Casey N. Piacentini, of Bethlehem, graduated Magna Cum Laude and earned a Bachelor of Science in Health Science degree from Boston University in May, 2019.
Cailyn Breski, of Bethlehem, earned a degree from Drew University at the 2019 Commencement.
University of Alabama
The Pediatric Cancer Foundation of the Lehigh Valley welcomed Lehigh Valley youngsters to its annual Camp Smile June 17-21 at Muhlenberg College, Allentown.
The PCFLV supports children with cancer and their families, “with love, hope and smiles.” The free camp engages the youngsters with art, theater, sports, swimming and special guests.
At this year’s camp, each of the 52 campers worked with counselors allowing a nearly one-to-one engagement.
The week ended with each group of campers presenting a play for their parents, families and friends.
Grade: Graduated senior
Family members: My family consists of my mom Kathy, my dad Jim, my sister Madeline and my dog Stella.
Favorite subject: Math and science were definitely my favorite subjects in school because I enjoy logic and problem-solving. I like to see things fall into place and get an answer that actually means something.
Activities: I played rec soccer and my senior year I joined a mountain bike racing team with riders from all around the valley.
The Bridges Foundation was established to provide deserving students of the Bethlehem Area Vocational-Technical School the ability and financial support to fulfill career aspirations. The foundation provides support towards post-secondary education, the acquisition of tools and/or equipment and lastly to attend specialized training related to students career pathway. The selection for the students is determined by identifying multiple characteristics believe to be necessary for students to meet a successful post-high school experiences.