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Tuesday, November 12, 2019

College Corner

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Stezelberger wins at SkillsUSA


Christian Stezelberger, a Walnutport native and a Northampton Community College electronics technology major, competed in the industrial motor control category at the SkillsUSA state conference in Hershey April 12. He won first place and a gold medal in the postsecondary category and will go on to compete at the national level during the 55th annual national leadership and skills conference, representing NCC, in Louisville, Ky., in June.

Aside from being an electronics technology major, Stezelberger has been multi-tracking courses to progress with the electromechanical program. As a first-year NCC student, he aspires to obtain a job in the field of industrial maintenance where he can design circuits upon graduation.

SkillsUSA is a national career and technical student organization that educates those involved and offers employability skills to those studying a trade, technical and skilled service occupation.

Kutztown University

Ian Messenlehner, of Whitehall, and Justine Rivera-Strause, of Coplay, were among more than 180 Kutztown University students inducted into the National Society of Leadership and Success as part of the spring 2019 class. To be inducted at KU, students must attend an orientation, a three-hour leadership training seminar, three success networking team meetings and three speaker broadcasts featuring leading figures delivering success-related messages to members.

Founded in 1866, KU is a proud member of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education located on 289 acres in East Penn Valley, Berks County. As the region’s center for excellence in academics, culture and public engagement, KU’s programs and reputation for quality offer students the opportunity to discover lifelong avenues of learning and discovery. KU students select from more than 100 areas of study within four colleges in a diverse liberal arts academic environment. To complement their studies, KU’s NCAA Division II athletics program with 21 varsity sports joins the more than 160 student clubs and organizations providing students with a variety of activities for learning and discovery.


Northampton Community College recognized Matthew Greggo and Caleb Oliver, both of Northampton, as NCC’s most outstanding students at an awards convocation April 25.

With an enduring commitment to the regional community it serves and a focus on student success, NCC has developed a reputation as an institution of extraordinary distinction, earning accolades at the state and national levels for innovative programs, outstanding faculty and impressive student achievements. It counts among its successful alumni a four-time Pulitzer Prize winner and an Academy Award-winning director, as well as a host of CEOs, presidents and leaders of business and industry. Today, NCC has locations in Bethlehem, Southside Bethlehem, Easton and Monroe County, serving 30,000 students each year from 53 counties, 42 countries and 25 states. For more information or to apply, visit

Cedar Crest College

Cedar Crest College congratulates the following students on earing the dean’s list for the spring 2019 semester. The dean’s list recognizes students who have earned a 3.65 grade-point average or higher in the academic semester.

Bath: Jesi Cericola

Catasauqua: Tori Lawton, Kelly Kiefer

Coplay: Nyla Boulware, Kelly Fenstermaker

Northampton: Patricia Dalton, Samantha Gestl, Sadie Schlichting, Christine Zweifel, Laurie Weslosky

Walnutport: Jessica Evans, Casey Heimbach, Alexandra Kuchinos, Hope Wolbach, Makenzie Kistler, Justina Neff

Whitehall: Alyssa Feher, Victoria Levan, Katrina Nehmeh, Sierra Ressler, Ashley Ross, Samantha Schrader, Abigail Taschler, Eden Yandrisovitz, Jenny Garcia, Susan Maderic, Daniel Matengo

Located in Allentown, CCC was selected as a “Top Regional College” and a “Best Value” in U.S. News & World Report’s Best Colleges rankings from 2012-19 and a “Best College for Veterans” in 2015, 2016, 2018 and 2019. In addition, the college was recognized as a 2018-19 College of Distinction, and the School of Adult and Graduate Education was ranked a Top 25 school for nontraditional students by Best College Reviews in 2017. CCC was ranked by College Choice as the No. 12 best women’s college in 2016. Founded in 1867, the college currently enrolls approximately 1,700 students — full time, part time and graduate — in more than 50 fields of study.

Emerson College

Madison Marzano, of Northampton, and Hannah Mittermeier, of Coplay, have been named to the dean’s list for the spring 2019 semester at Emerson College. Mittermeier is majoring in comedic arts and is a member of the Class of 2020. The requirement to make Emerson’s dean’s list is a GPA of 3.7 or higher.

Located in Boston, Mass., opposite the historic Boston Common and in the heart of the city’s theater district, Emerson College educates individuals who will solve problems and change the world through engaged leadership in communication and the arts, a mission informed by liberal learning. The college has 3,750 undergraduates and 750 graduate students from across the United States and 50 countries. Supported by state-of-the-art facilities and a renowned faculty, students participate in more than 80 student organizations and performance groups. Emerson is known for its study and internship programs in Los Angeles, Washington, D.C., the Netherlands, London, China and the Czech Republic. A new, permanent facility on Sunset Boulevard for its Los Angeles-based program opened January 2014. The college has an active network of 39,000 alumni who hold leadership positions in communication and the arts. For more information, visit

Kutztown University

Gabriela Dantas, of Whitehall, was among 40 Kutztown University new members inducted into the Alpha Sigma Lambda Honor Society for adult learners at its induction ceremony this spring. Inductees are adult students who have a minimum 3.2 GPA and have successfully completed at least 24 credits at Kutztown University.

Cedar Crest College

Cedar Crest College congratulates the newest Delphi Society inductees for the spring 2019 semester for their outstanding academic achievements. Delphi is the college’s honor society for undergraduate students. Students who have a cumulative GPA of 3.8 at the end of their junior year or their senior year are recognized as members.

Catasauqua: Tori Lawton

Northampton: Chris Zweifel

Walnutport: Alexandra Kuchinos

Whitehall: Ashley Ross

Misericordia University

Misericordia University has named the students who have qualified for the dean’s list for the spring 2019 semester. Students must earn a 3.55 GPA or higher to achieve this honor.

Coplay: Madison Holub

Northampton: Brenna Curran, Kristin Kuntzman, Shannon Wittreich

Clarion University

John Graves, of Coplay, was named to the dean’s list for the spring 2019 semester at Clarion University of Pennsylvania. To earn placement on the dean’s list, students must be enrolled in at least 12 credits and earn a 3.5 GPA.

Kutztown University

The mathematics department at Kutztown University inducted 13 students, among them Abby Moyer, of Whitehall, into Kappa Mu Epsilon National Mathematics Honor Society, a national mathematics honor society, at its induction ceremony May 3.

KME was founded in 1931 to promote the interest of mathematics among undergraduate students. Its chapters are located in colleges and universities of recognized standing, which offer a strong mathematics major. The chapters’ members are selected from students of mathematics and other closely related fields who have maintained standards of scholarship, have professional merit and have attained academic distinction. Both men and women are eligible for membership.