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Morrisville State College students were honored for their outstanding achievements during the 17th annual School of Liberal Arts Banquet ceremony, which is part of the college’s annual celebration of academic excellence. 

A total of 11 awards were presented to liberal arts students by the department’s professors during the event, which was presided by Paul Griffin, Dean of the School of Liberal Arts.

Joshua Frederick, of Villas, was named the Video Journalism Student of the Year, as chosen by the Journalism Department.


Griffin J. Crowley, of Cape May, was recognized at the April 22 Spring Awards ceremony at McDaniel College, Westminster, Md. More than 30 honors for academic achievement and leadership were awarded to juniors, sophomores and freshmen. 

Crowley, a sophomore at McDaniel, received The James B. Moore Memorial Award. 

The James B. Moore Memorial Award was established in 1968 by the family, friends, and classmates of Lt. Col. James B. Moore, class of 1953. Moore gave his life for his country in Vietnam in 1967. During his student days and as an officer in the United States Army, he demonstrated qualities of character and leadership. It is awarded to a member of the sophomore class who during the freshman year showed these same superior qualities of character and leadership in all phases of campus life and activity, including ROTC.

Crowley was also recognized at the ROTC President's Review held at McDaniel College April 19.

Crowley received the Military Order of the Purple Heart Leadership Award.  


Stevenson University Business Communication major Lauren Novsak, of Court House, was one of 30 students that traveled to Baton Rouge, La. during their spring break. These students traveled as part of the on-campus alternative break program Mission: I'm Home.

The students spent an entire week in the city of Baton Rouge alongside the disaster relief and rehabilitation organization SBP.

Due to the extreme flooding that occurred in Baton Rouge last summer, SBP opened an affiliate office to help rebuild the damaged homes. The Stevenson students spent their time working in homes doing deconstruction, drywall, insulation, painting, and flooring.


Danielle McCann, of Court House, was recently initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation's oldest and most selective all-discipline collegiate honor society. McCann is pursuing a degree in Nursing at The College of New Jersey.

McCann 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. Graduate students in the top 10 percent of the number of candidates for graduate degrees may also qualify, as do faculty, professional staff and alumni who have achieved scholarly distinction.


Grantham University is proud to announce its March local graduates of the university's online degree and certificate programs.

William Baxavaneos, of Villas, Master Business Administration, MS Info Mgmt-Project Mgmt

Christopher Sippel, of Villas, AA Business Management

William Eisele, of Woodbine, AA Multidisciplinary Studies


Anthony Klingos, of Wildwood, was recently inducted into the Widener University chapter of Omega Chi Epsilon, an American honor society for chemical engineering students.

Omega Chi Epsilon is the National Honor Society for Chemical Engineering. The Society promotes high scholarship, encourages original investigation in chemical engineering and recognizes the valuable traits of character, integrity and leadership. It serves both undergraduate and graduate students and fosters meaningful student-faculty dialogue.

Omega Chi Epsilon has over 60 active university chapters and total membership of nearly 20,000 men and women. While the chapters are primarily composed of Junior and Senior students, it is also open to graduate students and faculty.


Court House resident and Wesley College student John Ruisch, was one of nine students inducted in to the Sigma Beta Delta Business International Honor Society April 9. The inductees were determined by the chapter officers’ nominating committee of Sigma Beta Delta, within the MBNA School of Business and Accounting at Wesley based on character, academic excellence and showing promise for future achievements.

To be considered for the honor society, the students must major in business, rank in the top 20 percent of their junior, senior or master’s class and receive an invitation from the chapter advisor who also serves as president of the business honor society.


U.S. Air Force Airman Brandon K. Pfeilmeier graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio.

The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills.

Airmen who complete basic training also earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.

Pfeilmeier is the son of Brandon R. Pfeilmeier of Strunk, Ky., and Tami D. Pfeilmeier of Rio Grande.

He is a 2016 graduate of McCreary Central High School, Stearns, Ky. 


Montel Pitt, of Rio Grande, has been named to the Central Penn College Dean's List for the winter 2017 term. Pitt is currently majoring in Criminal Justice Administration. To qualify for the designation, a student must carry six or more credits and earn a grade-point average of 3.5 or better for the term.

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