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FOR RELEASE AFTER MAY 14, 2005

Contact: Allison Benner, College Relations Associate – Media, 610-740-3790

LOCAL STUDENTS RECEIVE CEDAR CREST COLLEGE DEGREES

Allentown, PA (May 14, 2005) – Cedar Crest College awarded 188 bachelor’s degrees and nine master’s degrees at its 135th Commencement Ceremony held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 14, 2005 on the College Quadrangle.

Alice Anne Miller of Emmaus and Roland Sigal of Allentown, both Lehigh Valley leaders and Life Trustees of the College, addressed the graduating class and received honorary degrees for their substantial contributions to the College and community during the ceremony.

The ceremony was dedicated to local alumna, Elizabeth Mae Curtis – who died on May 8, 2005 at Phoebe home in Allentown. She died just two months shy of 101st birthday. The daughter of the ninth president of Cedar Crest College, Curtis had a life-long involvement with Cedar Crest.

At the ceremony, student speakers were Jaime Karpovich, of Kingston, PA, representing the traditional student population, and Linda Mohr, of Pennsburg, PA, representing the Lifelong Learning student population. Graduates received diplomas from College President Dorothy Gulbenkian Blaney.

Alice Anne Miller, daughter of former Morning Call Publisher, Donald P. Miller, was awarded an honorary doctor of public service. As a Trustee — now Life Trustee — and officer of the Board she has provided a spirit of engagement and a strong vision for humanity and for women’s place in society. Miller first joined the Cedar Crest College Board of Trustees in 1983 and was elected Vice Chair in 1991. She chaired the Development committee and served on the Executive committee for more than a decade. As chair of the board’s development committee she led the way to a 95 percent increase in Trustee giving in just one year. Over the years, she also provided scholarship support to many students who wanted to receive a Cedar Crest College education. Miller received the 1994 Cedar Crest College Associates Award for outstanding service to Cedar Crest.

Roland Sigal, who received an honorary doctor of public service, joined the Cedar Crest College Board of Trustees in 1979 and has served as chair of the building and grounds committee; as well as a member of the audit, executive, finance and real estate committees. As a Trustee he has often advised the Board and the President on critical strategic issues. With his wife, Doris, he has been a great supporter of the College’s business program and in 1993 took on an even greater role — establishing The Roland & Doris Sigal Center for the Advancement of Business and Technology on campus. Sigal has served on the National Council of the American Jewish Committee; was the Finance Chairman for the Lehigh County Republican Committee and was the former chair of Lehigh Valley Association of Retarded Citizens (now known as Via of the Lehigh Valley), where he also served as president.


A list of local graduates follows. For more information, call the College Relations Office at 610-740-3790.

PENNSYLVANIA RESIDENTS

BERKS COUNTY
Barto

Tammy Bohner, B.S. – nursing

Bernville

Heather Ann Cuthbert, B.S., summa cum laude – computer science

Kempton

Donna Temmel, B.S., summa cum laude - accounting

BUCKS COUNTY
Jamison

Laura Scioli, B.A. & B.S., summa cum laude – communications and management

Kintnersville

Rose A. Strong, B.A. - art

Quakertown

Erin Elizabeth Hudson, M.Ed – elementary education

Trumbauersville

Jessica Meyers, B.A., summa cum laude - communications

CARBON COUNTY
Jim Thorpe

Justina Boger, B.S. – nuclear medicine

Peter J. Bott Jr., B.S., summa cum laude – nuclear medicine

Kutztown

Katie J. Hilbert, B.S. – chemistry

Lehighton

Jillian Dawson, B.A., cum laude - communications

Jamie Kistner, B.A., summa cum laude - communications

Ashley Seltzer, B.S., summa cum laude - nursing

Nesquehoning

Nadine Richards-Blair, B.S., magna cum laude – nursing

Palmerton

Jessica Hazel, B.A. – psychology

Ashley Ward, B.A. – applied sociology

Reading

Tiffany Kulp, B.S., magna cum laude – nursing

Summit Hill

Patricia Paton, B.S. – nursing

CHESTER COUNTY
Elverson
Dawn Bax, B.S. – nursing

Spring City

Nicole M. Kollar, B.S. – nursing

CLEARFIELD COUNTY
Houtzdale

Rebekah J. McClure, B.S., cum laude - psychology


CUMBERLAND COUNTY
Boiling Springs

Miranda J. Weary, B.A. – social work

DELAWARE COUNTY

Norwood

Kimberly Frustillo, B.S. – genetic engineering

ELK COUNTY

Ridgway

Robin A. Shick, B.S. – biology

LANCASTER COUNTY
Ephrata

Alexis Kopp, B.S. – chemistry

Lancaster

Julianna van Harskamp, B.A. - theatre


LEHIGH COUNTY
Alburtis

Jeffrey L. Yaffey, B.S., magna cum laude – nursing

Allentown

Roseann Aboujaoude, B.A. – psychology

Isabelita Aviso, B.S., magna cum laude – nursing

Larry Balkwill, B.S. - nursing

Jennifer L. Brodt, B.S. – business management

Donna L. Cataldo-Almonti, B.S., magna cum laude – nutrition

Patricia L. Cilwik, B.A., summa cum laude – psychology

Carlana Coogle, B.S. - nursing

Crystal Ehlinger, M.Ed. – secondary education

Lisa Fontana, B.A., cum laude – psychology

Stacey Frank, B.A., – English

Jennifer L. Guyton, B.A. – art

Lisa M. Hendershot-Gitlin, B.S., cum laude – business

Tiffany Koren, B.S., cum laude – management

Sharon Kozden, B.A., summa cum laude – english

Rosanne M. Lauchnor, M.Ed. – elementary education

Nicole M. Leh, B.S. – accounting

Welles B. Lobb, B.A., summa cum laude – english

Corrine Misner, B.S. - nursing

Wanda J. Missy, B.S. – business administration

Helena I. Mora-Jensen, B.S., magna cum laude – biochemistry

Karen Morey, M.Ed. – secondary education

Pamela Palmer, B.A. - psychology

Karen L. Paul, B.S. – computer information systems

Barbara Redmond-Ross, B.S. - management

Melissa Sayre-Quevy, B.A., summa cum laude – elementary education

Jessica Serfass, B.S. – psychology

Mayra Serrano, B.S. - nursing

Marie A. Shuey, M.Ed. – elementary education

Susan I. Tacker, B.S. – business administration

Marilynn Walls, B.S. – business administration

Breinigsville cum laude

Tara M. Burns, B.S., magna cum laude – accounting

Catasauqua

Carin Keglovics, B.S., magna cum laude – nuclear medicine

Center Valley

Randy Schwartz, B.S. - nursing

Coopersburg

George Carmer, B.S., summa cum laude – computer science

Patricia Heubach, B.S. – computer science

Kimberly J. Luybli, B.A., summa cum laude – psychology

Coplay

Melissa L. Foster, B.A. – psychology

Danielle Schlosser, B.A. – psychology

Deena Szilezy, B.S. – nursing

East Greenville

Debra Lynn Craig, B.S. – nursing

Emmaus

Kelly A. Behney, B.S. – nursing

Jacqueline Boyle, B.S. - nutrition

Corinne Campbell, B.S. – biodiversity and conservation biology

Marjorie Cloak, B.S., summa cum laude – computer science

Patricia M. Semprini, B.A. – psychology

Rebekah Simonds, B.A., summa cum laude – psychology

Cathy Wagner, B.S., cum laude – business

Fogelsville

Marci A. Brunner, B.S. – nutrition

Macungie

Paula Andary Cook, B.S., summa cum laude – nursing

Dorothy Ann Bednarski, B.A. – English

Debra Ann Bower, B.S., magna cum laude - accounting

Virginia Sanders, B.A. - communications

New Tripoli

Elizabeth Weaver, B.S. – management

Joseph M. Shuhay, B.S., cum laude – business administration

Schnecksville

Sue E. Mann, B.S., cum laude – business management

Slatington

Sarah J. Beck, B.A., magna cum laude – elementary education

Whitehall

Isabelita Aviso, B.S. - nursing

Erica Fleming, B.A., summa cum laude - english

Danielle Hallman, M.Ed. – elementary education

JulieBeth P. Hannis, B.A., magna cum laude – psychology

Ebtisam K. Jafar, B.A. - english

Kimberly L. Santee, B.S., cum laude - nursing

Heather L. Seidel, B.S., summa cum laude - psychology

LUZERNE COUNTY
Kingston

Jaime Karpovich, B.A. – mass communications

MONROE COUNTY
East Stroudsburg

Aura Nicholson, B.A., magna cum laude social work

Brooke-Anne Walsh, B.S. - neuroscience

Stroudsburg

Holly Maria Tanner, B.A. – psychology

Swiftwater

Jessica G. Farina, B.S. – business administration

MONTGOMERY COUNTY
Pennsburg

Linda Mohr, B.A. – social work

Pottstown

Leanne M. Follweiler, B.S. – genetic engineering

Schwenksville

John Fairchild, B.S. - nutrition

NORTHAMPTON COUNTY
Bath

Laura Ann Appert, M.Ed. – elementary education

Deborah A. Seiple, B.S. - management

Bethlehem

Susan L. Bennett, B.A., summa cum laude – psychology

David C. Deubler, B.S., summa cum laude – computer science

Lauren Dorosh, B.S. – psychology and neuroscience

Geraldine Dougherty, B.S. – psychology

Anna Negoescu, B.A., magna cum laude – psychology

Sharon Smith, B.S., cum laude – psychology

Valerie Tomino, B.S. – neuroscience

Donna Marie Warmkessel, B.A., magna cum laude – history

Danielsville

Heather Wirth, B.S. – social work

Easton

Linda Bukowski, B.S. – nursing

Susan B. Mills, B.S. - nutrition

Nazareth

Tara Bealer, B.A., summa cum laude – applied sociology

Karen M. Pepe, B.S., cum laude – computer information systems

Northampton

Christiana Kruk, B.S. – computer information systems

Heather Marie Semenowitz, B.S. – nursing

North Catasauqua

Kristie Daku, B.A. – social work

Wind Gap

Richetta E. Penn, B.A., cum laude – psychology

PIKE COUNTY

Shohola

Tracy Greco, B.A., cum laude – social work

SCHUYLKILL COUNTY
New Ringgold

Lori L. Sassaman, B.S., summa cum laude – business administration

WESTMORELAND COUNTY
Vandergrift
Candace Fraser, B.S., magna cum laude – biology

YORK COUNTY
Hanover

Angela X. Burk, B.S. – business administration

York

Melissa A. Donigan, B.S. – biology

Red Lion

Gretchen Kowalik, B.S., magna cum laude – biodiversity and conservation biology

NEW JERSEY RESIDENTS

BERGEN COUNTY
Carlstadt

Patricia Stroud, B.A. – dance

HUNTERDON COUNTY
Stanton

Kimberly Miede, B.S., summa cum laude – genetic engineering

MERCER COUNTY

Yardville

Stephanie Volk, B.S. – biochemistry


MIDDLESEX COUNTY
Edison

Sari Rosen, B.A., magna cum laude – social work


MONMOUTH COUNTY
Matawan

Brittany P. Wolverton, B.A. – English

PASSAIC COUNTY

Hewitt

Courtney Ann Lomax, B.A., summa cum laude - english

OUT-OF-STATE RESIDENTS


CONNECTICUT
Amanda Lynne Skelton, B.A., summa cum laude - english

Kristen Zawatski, B.A. - psychology


MAINE
Heather Morgan, B.S. – biology

Meghan E. Olson, B.S., magna cum laude - biology


MARYLAND
Heather Marie Cook, B.S., cum laude – computer science, math and biology

Crystal Copp, B.S. - biopsychology

Jennifer German, B.S. – genetic engineering

Rebecca Hild, B.S. – genetic engineering

Rachel Lightfoot, B.S. – biodiversity and conservation biology

Candace Mallow, B.S. – general science

Lindsey D. Moyer, B.S., magna cum laude - accounting

MASSACHUSSETTS
Kristen Picard, B.S. – biology

Michelle Stransky, B.A, summa cum laude summa cum laude – sociology

MICHIGAN
Laura Anderson, B.S., summa cum laude - chemistry

NEVADA
Katherine Henkelman, B.S. – biochemistry


NEW HAMPSHIRE
Abbie M. Nutting, B.A., summa cum laude – elementary education


NEW YORK
Karen M. Babson, B.A. - art

Cristy Botens, B.S., cum laude – genetic engineering

Cortney M. Capen, B.A. - psychology

Kristen Kuloy, B.S., magna cum laude - psychology

Maura Townsend, B.A. - communication

Ellen Werley, B.A. – social work

Melanie Williams, B.A. & B.S., magna cum laude – psychology and genetic engineering


OHIO
Miranda L. Carman, B.A. – sociocultural anthropology

RHODE ISLAND
Brianne O’Neill, B.S., summa cum laude - accounting

Emily Truax, B.S. - biology

VERMONT
Megan E. Kees, B.A. & B.S., magna cum laude – psychology and biology

VIRGINIA
Ariel M. Gallagher, B.A. – psychology

Melissa Geyer, B.S. – genetic engineering

Jennifer Hannum, B.S., cum laude – genetic engineering

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

Bulgaria
Iva Tchomakova, B.A., cum laude – communication

Venezuela

Cheryl Bernal-Bosch, B.S. – genetic engineering

 

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