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DeSales University held its mid-year commencement Jan. 21 in Billera Hall on the Center Valley campus. 

Graduates are listed below:

Elissa M. Hanak, of Avalon, M.S.P.A.S., Physician Assistant

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Stevenson University student Lauren Novsak, of Court House, spent a week of the winter break volunteering in New Orleans. The students, faculty, and staff spent the week serving with the SBP, an organization founded in New Orleans driven to shrink the time between disaster and full recovery by ensuring that disaster-impacted citizens and communities recover in a prompt, efficient and predictable manner.

Students who embarked on this week-long journey are members of Mission: I'm Home, a Stevenson University student organization dedicated to rebuilding homes destroyed by natural disasters.

Not only did the students put up drywall, paint, and sand all week long, but got to meet local homeowners, visit museums, and see local attractions in order to learn about the culture and devastation that is present in New Orleans.

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The following area students were named to the dean's list at Quinnipiac University for the Fall 2016 semester:

Evan Nathan of Marmora

To qualify for the dean's list, students must earn a grade point average of at least 3.5 with no grade lower than C. Full-time students must complete at least 14 credits in a semester, with at least 12 credits that have been graded on a letter grade basis to be eligible. Part-time students must complete at least six credits during a semester.

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Amber Rouse, from Court House, has been named to the Fall 2016 Dean's List at McMurry University. To be eligible for the Dean's List, a student must have maintained at least a 3.5 grade point average while taking 12 or more credit hours.

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The following students earned dean's list honors for the Fall 2016 semester at Saint Joseph's University. Students must achieve a grade point average of 3.5 or above, a B or greater in all their classes, and complete at least 15 credits to earn dean's list status for a semester.

Samantha DiTroia of Marmora. DiTroia studies Psychology in the University's College of Arts and Sciences.

Carley Nichols of Wildwood. Nichols studies Elementary Education Pre K-4th grades in the University's College of Arts and Sciences.

Andrew Ziccardi of Wildwood. Ziccardi studies Economics in the University's College of Arts and Sciences.

Jeffrey Hoffner of Ocean City. Hoffner studies Business Administration in the University's Haub School of Business.

Tara McBride of Wildwood. McBride studies Accounting in the University's Haub School of Business.

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David Prosser, of Villas, has been named to the Dean's List at Paul Smith's College for the fall 2016 semester. Prosser, who is majoring in biology, earned a semester average of 3.3 or higher to receive this distinction. 

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Wilkes University Provost Dr. Anne Skleder announced the Dean's List for the Fall 2016 Semester. To be named to the Dean's List, students must obtain a minimum 3.4 grade point average and carry at least 12 credits. Alec Levin of Cape May was named to the Dean's List.

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Students from this region have been named to the University of Delaware Dean's List for the Fall 2016 semester:

Matthew Aromando of Ocean City

Samantha Bornhardt of Petersburg

Michael Caffrey of Ocean City

Zacharey Chopek of Ocean View

Michael Kimball of Ocean View

Austin King of Marmora

Emily Levin of Cape May

Abigail Lyons of Ocean City

Mary Reeves of Cape May

Carly Roeck of Ocean City

To meet eligibility requirements for the Dean's List, a student must be enrolled full-time and earn a GPA of 3.33 or above (on a 4.0 scale) for the semester.

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Approximately 2,253 students have made the Fall Semester 2016 Dean's List for academic achievement at Coastal Carolina University.

To qualify for the Dean's List, freshmen must earn a 3.25 grade point average, and upperclassmen must earn a 3.5 grade point average. To qualify for the President's List, students must earn a 4.0 grade point average. All students must be enrolled full time.

The Dean's List includes:

Allyson Clark, of Wildwood, a junior majoring in recreation and sport management

Cody Lambert, of Cape May, a junior majoring in management

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The University of Hartford is pleased to announce the following local students have been named to the Dean's List for Fall 2016.

William Phillips of Marmora

Anthony Botzenhardt of Villas

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The following students have earned the honor of placement on the Dean's List at The College of New Jersey for the fall 2016 semester. To achieve this honor, a student must carry 12 or more credits that semester and earn a 3.5 (or above) grade point average:

Christopher Demichele, of Marmora, majoring in Electrical Engineering

Allison Zelinski, of Marmora, majoring in Mathematics

Emily Johnson, of Palermo, majoring in Management

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Stephanie Miller, of Court House, a Sophomore English - Professional Writing major, was named to the dean's list at Elizabethtown College for the fall semester.

Students on the dean's list are full-time undergraduate students who earn a semester grade point average of 3.60 or better in 14 or more credit hours, of which at least 12 credits are letter-graded course work.

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The following students have been named to the dean's list at the University of Vermont.

To be named to the dean's list, students must have a grade-point average of 3.0 or better and rank in the top 20 percent of their class in their respective college or school.

Amber Angelucci of Marmora

Joshua Childs of Ocean View

Caroline Franks of Ocean City

Alexander Schoedler of Ocean View

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James Madison University is pleased to announce that the following students made the dean's list for the fall 2016 semester.

Allison Whitford of Seaville, who is scheduled to graduate in 2017 and is majoring in health sciences.

Peter Yecco of Wildwood Crest, who is scheduled to graduate in 2017 and is majoring in writing, rhetoric & technical communication.

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The University of Rhode Island is pleased to announce that 5,401 students have qualified for the Fall 2016 Dean's List. The students represent nearly all of Rhode Island's cities and towns, all six New England states, New York and New Jersey, other states and more than 16 countries.

To qualify for the Dean's List, students must have completed 12 or more credits during a semester for letter grades with at least a 3.30 quality point average. Part-time students qualify with the accumulation of 12 credits with a 3.30 quality point average.

The following students are named to the University of Rhode Island's Fall 2016 Dean's List with their area of study:

James Lawrence Handshaw, of Ocean City, majoring in Pharm D

Christian Mark Gill, of Seaville, majoring in Pharm D

Alicia Gabrielle Palombo, of Seaville, majoring in Pharm D

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Dean's List status, which is awarded to students who earned a scholastic average of 3.6 or better while carrying at least 12 hours of regularly graded courses, has been granted to Destiny West, of Cape May, in the Fall 2016 semester.

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East Tennessee State University has announced the names of students who attained a grade point average qualifying them for inclusion in the dean’s list for the fall 2016 semester. To receive this honor, students must successfully complete a minimum of 12 hours of undergraduate coursework with a grade point average of at least 3.7 on a 4.0 scale.

Jessica A. Heacock of Court House

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Carly Taylor of Marmora is one of more than 650 Lebanon Valley College students named to the Dean's List for the fall semester. Dean's list students must maintain a GPA of at least 3.4 out of 4.0.

Taylor, a graduate of Ocean City High School, is pursuing a bachelor of science in early childhood education and special education at The Valley.

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Caroline Wenzel, Class of 2018, from Cape May, was named to the dean's list at Bucknell University during the fall semester of the 2016-17 academic year. A student must earn a grade point average of 3.5 or higher on a scale of 4.0 to receive dean's list recognition.

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Lourdes University in Sylvania, Ohio, is pleased to announce that Cape May resident Ashley G. Hunt has received the Lourdes Presidential Scholarship which provides up to $32,000 over four years in tuition assistance. Hunt is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree. 

Approximately 50 Presidential Scholarships are awarded each year. To renew the scholarship, students must maintain full-time enrollment at Lourdes University with a minimum 3.0 GPA.

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