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Township Residents Make Marks In Nation’s Colleges

Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) has announced that KiJana Haney, a member of the class of 2016 majoring in chemical engineering, was named to the university’s Dean’s List for academic excellence for the spring 2016 semester.

A total of 1,292 undergraduate students achieved the criteria required for WPI’s spring 2016 Dean’s List. The criteria for the WPI Dean’s List differs from that of most other universities as WPI does not compute a grade point average (GPA). Instead, WPI defines the Dean’s List by the amount of work completed at the A level in courses and projects.

Darshini Shah graduated with a Master of Engineering degree in Biological Chemical Engineerin from Lehigh University in Spring 2016. During Commencement ceremonies on May 23, 2016, Lehigh conferred 1,159 bachelor’s, 519 master’s and 80 doctoral degrees to nearly 1,700 graduates.

Jeremy Delly Hanson earned an associate of general studies degree from Hesston College, Hesston, Ky.

Jo Ann M. Chatelain earned a Master of Business Administration with a concentration in General Management from Park University of Markville, Mo.

Parth Patel was inducted into the Alpha Lambda Delta (ALD) Honor Society at University of the Sciences on April 17, 2016. Invitations to join ALD, a national honor society for first-year students, are based on attaining a first-semester academic average of at least 3.50 and ranking in the top 20 percent of the class Patel is a pharmacy/toxicology student. This year’s inductees all attained a first-semester academic average above a 3.580.

Melanie Cella was recently initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines. Cella was initiated at The College of New Jersey. Cella is among approximately 30,000 students, faculty, professional staff and alumni to be initiated into Phi Kappa Phi each year. Membership is by invitation and requires nomination and approval by a chapter. Only the top 10 percent of seniors and 7.5 percent of juniors, having at least 72 semester hours, are eligible for membership. Graduate students in the top 10 percent of the number of candidates for graduate degrees may also qualify, as do faculty, professional staff and alumni who have achieved scholarly distinction.

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