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Jacob K. Cryts, Schuylkill Haven, earned a bach­e­lor’s de­gree in hu­man de­vel­op­ment from Bing­ham­ton Univer­sity, Bing­ham­ton, New York.

Geisinger SOM

Roni Dermo and Cas­san­dra Gra­eff, both of Pottsville, and El­iz­a­beth

Hel­wig, Schuylkill Haven, earned doc­tor of medicine de­grees and Ju­lia Callavini, Mca­doo and Emily

Stock, Port Car­bon, re­ceived mas­ter’s of bio­med­i­cal sciences de­grees dur­ing com­mence­ment cer­e­monies for Geisinger Com­mon­wealth School of Medicine at the F.M. Kirby Cen­ter, Wilkes-barre.

Steven J. Scheinman, M.D. Geisinger Com­mon­wealth pres­i­dent and dean, noted that the Class of 2017 is the first to re­ceive a Geisinger Com­mon­wealth School of Medicine diploma.


The fol­low­ing lo­cal res­i­dents earned bach­e­lor’s de­grees in May from In­di­ana Univer­sity Penn­syl­va­nia:

Jennifer Clink, He­gins, mu­sic ed­u­ca­tion; Wil­liam

Rouse, Pine Grove, hospitality man­age­ment; Ruth Ann

Alt­man, Pit­man, bi­ol­ogy and an­thro­pol­ogy/ar­chae­ol­ogy; Wil­liam Brown, Ring­town, art/stu­dio; Kate­lyn

Fox, Schuylkill Haven, mar­ket­ing; Tori Ann Kehley, Schuylkill Haven, nurs­ing;

Christo­pher Sch­weigert, Schuylkill Haven, mar­ket­ing;

Holly Sch­ley, He­gins, in­te­rior de­sign.


The fol­low­ing are lo­cal stu­dents grad­u­ated with bach­e­lor’s de­grees from Mis­eri­cor­dia Univer­sity, Dal­las, Luzerne County, dur­ing com­mence­ment cer­e­monies:

Ni­cole Bech­tel, Ta­maqua,

med­i­cal imag­ing; Jor­danne

Brouse, Ring­town, psy­chol­ogy; Court­ney Gre­gas, Gi­rardville, psy­chol­ogy;

Brynn Le­hatto, Ta­maqua, med­i­cal imag­ing; Ali­son

Machey, Mca­doo, med­i­cal imag­ing; Alyssa Machey, Mca­doo, med­i­cal imag­ing;

Dy­lan Quirk, Min­ersville, health care man­age­ment;

Alexan­dra Wag­ner, Ta­maqua, bio­chem­istry; An­gel­ica Zu­rat, Schuylkill Haven, di­ag­nos­tic med­i­cal sonog­ra­phy.

Univ. of Sciences

The fol­low­ing lo­cal res­i­dents grad­u­ated from the Univer­sity of the Sciences’ 196th com­mence­ment cel­e­bra­tion in Philadel­phia:

Ethan En­glert, Pottsville, grad­u­ated summa cum laude with a doc­tor of phar­macy de­gree. He was a mem­ber of Al­pha Lambda Delta, Na­tional Honor So­ci­ety for First-year Stu­dents, Rho Chi, Na­tional Honor So­ci­ety of Phar­macy, and was an hon­ors scholar. He re­ceived the Al­bert E. Rosica Jr. Me­mo­rial Prize to a Pharmd can­di­date who demon­strated high level of achieve­ment in com­mu­nity phar­macy clerk­ship.

Kyle O’brien, Or­wigs­burg, grad­u­ated with a doc­tor of phar­macy de­gree. He was a mem­ber of the men’s base­ball team and Al­pha Lambda Delta, Na­tional Honor So­ci­ety for First-year Stu­dents. He re­ceived the B. Mor­ris and Edna S. Kratz Stu­dent Achieve­ment Awards for aca­demic achieve­ment and par­tic­i­pa­tion in in­ter­col­le­giate ath­let­ics.

Jor­dan Kol­bush, Mca­doo, grad­u­ated with a doc­tor of phar­macy de­gree. He was a mem­ber of Al­pha Lambda Delta, Na­tional Honor So­ci­ety for First-year Stu­dents, and an hon­ors scholar. He re­ceived the TEVA Phar­ma­ceu­ti­cals USA Out­stand­ing Stu­dent Award given to a Pharmd can­di­date for ou­s­tand­ing per­for­mance in peer teach­ing.

Danielle Miller, Mca­doo, grad­u­ated with a doc­tor of phar­macy de­gree.


Wilkes Univer­sity, Wilkesbarre, awarded bach­e­lor’s, mas­ter’s and doc­toral de­grees at its 70th spring com­mence­ment cer­e­monies. The fol­low­ing lo­cal res­i­dents were among those who earned de­grees:

Lacey Bixler, Wil­liamstown, bach­e­lor’s in busi­ness administration man­age­ment; Joshua Brown, Ham­burg, bach­e­lor’s in elec­tri­cal en­gi­neer­ing;

Amber Dewire, Ham­burg, mas­ter’s in ed­u­ca­tion; Stephen En­ders, Ring­town, mas­ter of busi­ness administration in busi­ness administration; Kayla Fehr, Frackville, mas­ter’s in ed­u­ca­tion;

Robin Fink, An­dreas, mas­ter’s in ed­u­ca­tion; Jodi

Funk, New Ring­gold, mas­ter’s in ed­u­ca­tion; Kenna

Gately, Tre­mont, bach­e­lor’s in nurs­ing; Christo­pher

Grube, Or­wigs­burg, mas­ter’s in ed­u­ca­tion; Sarah

Hankey, Ta­maqua, bach­e­lor’s in bio­chem­istry; Seth

Kunkel, Ham­burg, bach­e­lor’s in me­chan­i­cal en­gi­neer­ing; Nanette Lauta, Frackville, mas­ter’s in ed­u­ca­tion; Abi­gail Mal­loy, Frackville, mas­ter’s in ed­u­ca­tion; Trevor Mcnulty, Schuylkill Haven, bach­e­lor’s in me­chan­i­cal en­gi­neer­ing; Court­ney Moyer, Pottsville, bach­e­lor’s in po­lit­i­cal science; Shana

Noon, Ma­hanoy City, bach­e­lor’s in nurs­ing; Maria

No­taro, Mca­doo, mas­ter’s in math­e­mat­ics; An­nelise

Przy­wara, Pottsville, bach­e­lor’s in com­mu­ni­ca­tions stud­ies; Ni­cholas Rentschler, Ham­burg, bach­e­lor’s in me­chan­i­cal en­gi­neer­ing; Larissa Ressler, Gi­rardville, bach­e­lor’s in nurs­ing; An­thony Richards, Ta­maqua, bach­e­lor’s in his­tory; Brenda Robert­son, Schuylkill Haven, doc­tor of ed­u­ca­tion in ed­u­ca­tional administration;

Alden Whah, Frackville, bach­e­lor’s of busi­ness administration in man­age­ment.

Penn Tech

The fol­low­ing lo­cal res­i­dents grad­u­ated from Penn­syl­va­nia Col­lege of Technology, Wil­liamsport:

Jed M. Blanken­horn, Pine Grove, as­so­ciate in elec­tri­cal technology; Alexan­dra N. Bren­nan, Saint Clair, bach­e­lor’s in den­tal hy­giene: health pol­icy and administration con­cen­tra­tion; James M. Bro­phy, Min­ersville, bach­e­lor’s in res­i­den­tial con­struc­tion technology and man­age­ment: build­ing con­struc­tion technology con­cen­tra­tion;

James P. David­son, Shenan­doah, bach­e­lor’s in elec­tron­ics and com­puter en­gi­neer­ing technology;

Nathan T. Deitrich, El­iz­a­bethville, bach­e­lor’s in au­to­mo­tive technology man­age­ment; Maria T. Eisen­hart, Pottsville, bach­e­lor’s in ap­plied health stud­ies, cum laude; Wil­liam I. Horn III, Pottsville, as­so­ciate in weld­ing technology, high hon­ors;

Bri­anna M. Loew, Tus­carora, as­so­ciate in den­tal hy­giene; Evan A.

Mashack, Quakake, bach­e­lor’s in soft­ware de­vel­op­ment and in­for­ma­tion man­age­ment; Kel­lan J. Masser, Klinger­stown, as­so­ciate in land­scape/hor­ti­cul­ture technology: plant pro­duc­tion em­pha­sis; Stephanie

J. Michaud, Auburn, bach­e­lor’s in ac­count­ing, cum laude; Christo­pher F. Mur­phy, Pottsville, bach­e­lor’s in build­ing au­to­ma­tion technology, cum laude; Ryan A.

Oswald, Tre­mont, as­so­ciate in electro­mechan­i­cal main­te­nance technology, high hon­ors; Zachary B. Raffa, Pottsville, bach­e­lor’s in soft­ware de­vel­op­ment and in­for­ma­tion man­age­ment, summa cum laude,

Shim­sky, CJ A.

Min­ersville, bach­e­lor’s in heat­ing, ven­ti­la­tion and air con­di­tion­ing de­sign technology; T. Stahl, Min­ersville,Nathaniel as­so­ciate in ma­chine tool technology; Molly E. Stein, Pottsville, bach­e­lor’s in busi­ness administration: man­age­ment con­cen­tra­tion, magna cum laude; Ja­son C.

Wade, Port Car­bon, as­so­ciate in au­to­mo­tive restora­tion technology, hon­ors;

Scott C. Wolf­gang, Joli­ett, as­so­ciate in au­to­mated man­u­fac­tur­ing technology; Jen­nie E. Zar­cuf­sky, Ring­town, as­so­ciate in bak­ing and pas­try arts; Ade­lyn A.

Zim­mer­man, Or­wigs­burg, as­so­ciate in bak­ing and pas­try arts.

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