Local Chatter: Greater Pittston students inducted into the Misericordia University Sigma Tau Delta International English Honor Society


The Department of English at Misericordia University inducted nine students into the Sigma Tau Delta International English Honor Society during an induction ceremony. Participating in the ceremony, first row from left, Christine Zopf, Northampton; Sierra Krohnemann, Roslyn. Second row, Leah Santucci, Laflin; Lauren Hayden, Elizabethtown; Rylie Fitzgerald, Levittown, New York. Third row, Jared Pinter, Bushkill; Shane Kreller, Sweet Valley; and Matthew Gromala, Pittston Township. Absent from photo, Mason Moher, Clarks Green.


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Students inducted into society

DALLAS TWP. — The Department of English at Misericordia University inducted nine students, including Matthew Gromala, Pittston Township, and Leah Santucci, Laflin, into the Sigma Tau Delta International English Honor Society during a ceremony on campus.

Misericordia University students majoring or minoring in English are eligible for Sigma Tau Delta after completing at least three semesters in the program and maintaining a minimum grade point average of 3.2 in the major’s courses and a 3.0 GPA overall.

Zezza interns at Susquehanna

SELINSGROVE — Jordan Zezza, of Exeter, is interning at Susquehanna University this summer thanks to a grant for summer opportunities.

Zezza, a biochemistry major in the Class of 2017, is a 2013 graduate of Wyoming Area High School and the son of Jerry and Doreen Zezza.

Knaub named to dean’s list

ELMIRA, N.Y. — Elizabeth Knaub, West Wyoming, has been named to the Elmira College Dean’s List for the 2016 winter semester.

Students who earn a 3.6 or greater grade point average on a 4.0 scale for the academic term are recognized on the Elmira College Dean’s List for academic excellence.

Jumper recognized

ANNVILLE — Duryea resident Katlyn Jumper is among 36 students Lebanon Valley College is recognizing for contributions to the success of the VALE Conference and VALE Records during the 2015-16 academic year.

VALE Records is a student-run branch of VALE Music Group LLC, located within the college.

Jumper is a graduate of Pittston Area Senior High School and is pursuing a bachelor of arts in music business at The Valley. Jumper served as president of the VALE Conference.

Spagnuolo makes presentation

WILKES-BARRE — Gabrielle Spagnuolo, a Wyoming resident and a recent Phi Alpha Theta inductee, presented “The Election of 1800: The Breaking of a Friendship” at the regional Phi Alpha Theta conference at West Chester University on April 9.

Phi Alpha Theta is a national history honor society.

Happy Birthday wishes

Mike Aufiere, of West Pittston, will celebrate his birthday on May 14.

The Department of English at Misericordia University inducted nine students into the Sigma Tau Delta International English Honor Society during an induction ceremony. Participating in the ceremony, first row from left, Christine Zopf, Northampton; Sierra Krohnemann, Roslyn. Second row, Leah Santucci, Laflin; Lauren Hayden, Elizabethtown; Rylie Fitzgerald, Levittown, New York. Third row, Jared Pinter, Bushkill; Shane Kreller, Sweet Valley; and Matthew Gromala, Pittston Township. Absent from photo, Mason Moher, Clarks Green.
http://psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/web1_MU-Honor-Society.jpgThe Department of English at Misericordia University inducted nine students into the Sigma Tau Delta International English Honor Society during an induction ceremony. Participating in the ceremony, first row from left, Christine Zopf, Northampton; Sierra Krohnemann, Roslyn. Second row, Leah Santucci, Laflin; Lauren Hayden, Elizabethtown; Rylie Fitzgerald, Levittown, New York. Third row, Jared Pinter, Bushkill; Shane Kreller, Sweet Valley; and Matthew Gromala, Pittston Township. Absent from photo, Mason Moher, Clarks Green. Submitted photo
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