Northwestern Press

Monday, May 25, 2020

Student joins honor society

Wednesday, May 13, 2020 by The Press in

Lock Haven

Lauryn Solt of Allentown, was recently initiated into the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest and most selective all-discipline collegiate honor society at Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania, Lock Haven.

Solt is among approximately 30,000 students, faculty, professional staff and alumni to be initiated into Phi Kappa Phi each year.

Membership is by invitation only and requires nomination and approval by a chapter.

Only the Top 10 percent of seniors and 7.5 percent of juniors are eligible for membership.

Lehigh Valley native completes Navy tour

Wednesday, May 13, 2020 by MASS COMMUNICATION in

Navy Cmdr. Aaron Rybar relieved Cmdr. Scott A. Wastak during an aerial change of command ceremony in February for Airborne Command and Control Squadron VAW-120 onboard Naval Station Norfolk.

During the ceremony, Rybar and Wastak flew E-2C/D Hawkeyes in a change of command flyover.

Rybar assumed all duties and responsibilities as the commanding officer of VAW-120 in a ceremony attended by distinguished visitors, family, and VAW-120 crew.

College Corner

Wednesday, May 13, 2020 by The Press in

Student to tour with choir


Emily McManaman of Allentown, will tour Pennsylvania with Lebanon Valley College’s Concert Choir.

McManaman, a graduate of Lehigh Valley Charter High School for the Arts, is pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree in music education at The Valley.

The Lebanon Valley College Concert Choir is one of two auditioned mixed choral ensembles at LVC.

Concert Choir has toured each year, primarily in the Northeast, since 1936.

Local residents

Wednesday, March 18, 2020 by The Press in


The following local residents were named to the dean’s list for the 2019 fall semester at Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, N.Y.

Allentown: Matthew Lienhard and Katarina Tretter, both are in the game design and development program.

Kutztown: Madison Bowman is in the civil engineering technology program.

Degree-seeking undergraduate students are eligible for dean’s list if their term GPA is greater than or equal to 3.400; they do not have any grades of “Incomplete”, “D” or “F”; and they have registered for, and completed, at least 12 credit hours.

Kempton resident

Wednesday, March 18, 2020 by The Press in


Megan Waidelich of Kempton was named to the fall 2019 dean’s list at Albright College, Reading.

Waidelich, a graduate of Kutztown Area High School, majored in crime and justice during the fall semester.

To be eligible for the dean’s list, Albright students must earn a GPA of 3.75 or better while taking a minimum of three graded courses during a semester.

Student in career night

Wednesday, March 18, 2020 by The Press in


Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania baseball team, in conjunction with the Department of Alumni and Professional Engagement, recently hosted the program’s second annual baseball career night at Jamison Elementary School, Jamison.

Tyler Wiik of Fogelsville, a criminal justice major, was one of 30 Bloomsburg student athletes who participated in the Jan. 8 event.

The event allowed current BU baseball players to network with university alumni and other team affiliated mentors as they prepare for professional careers.

Valley residents

Wednesday, March 18, 2020 by The Press in

Boston Univ.

Benjamin R. Braun, Sabrina Ghosh and Samantha A. Rodriguez, all of Allentown, were named to the dean’s list for the fall semester at Boston University.

Students recognized for this honor include: each school and college at Boston University has their own criterion for the dean’s list, but students generally must attain a 3.5 grade-point average (on a 4.0 scale), or be in the top 30 percent of their class, as well as a full course load as a full time student.