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Allen Zelno

Allen Zelno

Master of Science in Nursing

Allen Zelno ’20, MSN, CRNP, FNP-C, a member of Cedar Crest’s inaugural cohort of nurse practitioners, was nominated by the Catholic Medical Association to witness the signing of a proclamation from the Oval Office in honor of National Nurses Day, May 6, 2020.

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Madison Schettig

Madison Schettig

Criminal Justice Major

Madison Schettig ’21 applies the skills she is learning in Cedar Crest College’s criminal justice program to her work as a public safety analyst for the Allentown Police Department. “If you had asked me a year ago, I would have told you this is my dream job,” says Madison, who started working professionally in crime mapping before finishing her undergraduate studies.

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Sierra Lockhart

Sierra Lockhart

Business Administration Major
Communications Major

“I am so lucky to be at a school where the proper precautions are taken so that we can still have some sort of a traditional college experience,” says business administration and communications student Sierra Lockhart ’22. Lockhart is an admissions ambassador and is involved in activities and organizations across campus. The pandemic has changed what students can do, when and with how many other people, but, Lockhart adds, the College is also working hard to maintain a sense of normalcy during unusual times.

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Sieanna Rahatt

Sieanna Rahatt

Psychology Major
Performing Arts Major

Sieanna Rahatt ’21, a psychology major, performing arts student and commuter, is grateful that she was able to return to campus in the fall to learn, work and participate in her favorite activities, including theatre. This past semester, Rahatt was featured in Cedar Crest’s Agatha Christie Murder Mystery Radio Plays and starred as Nora Helmer in the school’s production of “A Doll’s House, Part 2,” and in February, she will be playing Ms. Bell in “Fame.”

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Gabryel Porter

Gabryel Porter

Social Work Major

Gabryel Porter ’21, a social work student, member of the school’s Racial Equity Committee and president of the Black Student Union (BSU), believes in the power of community and activism on campus. 

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Daria Warner

Daria Warner

Business Administration Major

Daria Warner ’21 is making her mark at Cedar Crest College. She is majoring in business administration with certificates in health care management and human resources. Outside of class, Warner is a member of the Student Activities Executive Board, the Student Advisory Council, the school’s Racial Equity Committee, is head Resident Advisor of Butz and Curtis Halls, works in the athletics department and the Finance Office and is on the soccer and track teams.

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Bria Turner

Bria Turner

Educational Studies Major

In the fall of 2019, Bria Turner was a senior, focused on finishing her educational studies major and psychology minor. In addition to her required courses, Bria decided to take a class that sparked her interest, Introduction to Social Work. That course opened Bria’s eyes to the professional field of social work and a formal exploration of her community volunteering experiences.

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Victoria Kohn

Victoria Kohn

Criminal Justice Major

In class, Victoria Kohn ’21 is a criminal justice major and Spanish minor who focuses on learning everything she can about criminal justice from crime mapping to understanding the judicial system. Outside the classroom, she is determined to make a difference serving as president of the Criminal Justice Club and already getting real-world experience for a future career in juvenile justice and probation.

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Mercy Melo

Mercy Melo

Biology Major

Biology major, Mercedes (Mercy) Melo of Lehighton, PA, chose Cedar Crest College because of the small class sizes, ability to work one-on-one with professors in a hands-on environment and ample opportunities for undergraduate research.

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Adamaris Moncion

Adamaris Moncion

Health Science Major

Adamaris (Addie) Moncion ’21 takes her time to reflect on life. Reflection is a big part of the decision-making process so when it came to choosing a college, Addie really took her time. She weighed both her own and her family’s needs. Addie spent so much time reflecting that she didn’t apply to Cedar Crest until Decision Day.

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Sulakshmi Vaid

Sulakshmi Vaid

Political Science Major
History Major

Cedar Crest College junior, Sulakshmi Vaid, was awarded a scholarship from the U.S. Department of State’s Benjamin A. Gilman ­International Scholarship Program in support of her study abroad experience.

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Christiana Vandegrift

Christiana Vandegrift

Exercise Science Major

Christiana (Christi) Vandegrift has dedicated her time at Cedar Crest to the growing field of health sciences. She is an exercise science major with a minor in sport and exercise psychology. The Cedar Crest health science program includes biology, chemistry, psychology and business coursework that all serve as a foundation for further clinical training.

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Leannie Jusino

Leannie Jusino

Business Administration Major

“I had someone believe in me without even knowing me,” says Leannie Jusino ’22 of her first experience with Cedar Crest College admissions. She attended a large high school and made it clear during her college search that she didn’t want to be “just a number.” Her search for a small supportive community ultimately brought her to Cedar Crest.

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