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Warriors On The Move In Academia And The Military

Thomas Vanderbeek, a University of Richmond received a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship grant. He will assist in teaching English in a German school in the state of Rheinland-Pfalz. Vanderbeek will graduate in May with a Bachelor of Arts degree in history and German Studies. During his time at UR, he studied abroad in Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany. “This opportunity will allow me to build on my years of German studies, to continue my deep interest in European history, to evince my passion for teaching, and to play a significant role in cross-cultural exchange between the U.S. and Germany,” said Vanderbeek. While in Germany, he plans to volunteer coach in the local community for a competitive swim team. He plans to pursue a legal career.

Amanda Siegel of Franklin Park was recently initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest and most selective all-discipline collegiate honor society. Siegel was initiated at Kean University.

The following residents received degrees from Campbellsville University during three commencement ceremonies May 3 and 4: Chanukya Kaluva of Franklin Park, graduated with Master of Science in Information Technology Management; Aparna Kusuru graduated with Master of Science in Information Technology Management, and Dhruveshkumar Patel of Somerset graduated with Master of Science in Information Technology Management.

The Assumption Department of Sociology has announced that Colleen Kurtz, of Somerset, has become a member of Alpha Kappa Delta, the international honor society in sociology. Kurtz, Class of 2020, was inducted into the honor society during a ceremony on April 29.

The following students recently graduated from University of the Cumberlands, Williamsburg, Ky.: Saketh Bojja of Franklin Park with a Master of Science in Information Systems and Security in Information Systems Security; Nivasreddy Gaddam of Somerset with a Master of Science in Information Systems and Security in Information Systems Security.

Geovanni Guzman Marte, of Somerset, a student at Fairleigh Dickinson University’s Metropolitan Campus in Teaneck, NJ has been named to the Honors List for the Fall 2018 semester. To qualify for the Honors List, a student must carry a 3.5 or better grade point average out of a possible 4.0 and be enrolled in a minimum of 12 letter-graded hours (four courses).

Michael Diana of Somerset was among the University of Scranton students inducted into Pi Gamma Mu, the international honor society in social science. For induction into the honor society, students must be of junior academic standing, maintain an overall grade point average of 3.4 or higher, and have completed at least 21 credits in the disciplines of economics, human services, psychology, sociology, political science or history. The University’s chapter of the honor society was established in 1971. Diana is a senior psychology major at the Jesuit university.

Rahul Ubriani of Somerset, a B.S. student in Life Sciences, has been inducted into the Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society at New York Institute of Technology. Only students who achieve a GPA of 3.5 or higher during their first year qualify for membership. Phi Eta Sigma is the oldest and largest honor society in the United States for first-year college students. Since the society’s founding in 1923, more than a million scholars have been inducted, including more than 2,000 at NYIT. There are currently 378 Phi Eta Sigma chapters across the United States. He was also named to the New York Institute of Technology Fall 2018 Presidential Honor List. Ubriani was among 1,046 students named. To qualify, candidates must be full-time students enrolled in a degree program with a GPA of 3.7 or higher.

The following area students at Fairleigh Dickinson University’s Florham Campus, located in Madison have been named to the Honors List for the Fall 2018 semester: Ashley Krushinski and Dmitry Grachev, both of Somerset. To qualify for the Honors List, a student must carry a 3.5 or better grade point average out of a possible 4.0 and be enrolled in a minimum of 12 letter-graded hours (four courses).

Dylan O’Connor of Somerset is the recipient of the The Walter S. Carpenter Scholarship in Engineering at Wilkes University. Scholarship students were recognized along with the donors whose gifts made the scholarships possible at the University’s annual Scholarship Luncheon on April 4. The scholarship is presented to incoming freshmen planning on majoring in electrical engineering, engineering management or environmental engineering.

Wilkes University student Tina Doshi of Somerset participated in a LEAP-AB trip to Dominican Republic March 2-9. LEAP-AB stands for Leadership, Education, Advocacy, and Partnerships-Alternative Break, coined by student leaders in 2016. Students worked with the organization Guanin, which aims to help young people discover, develop, and achieve their full potential as adults, citizens and leaders. Doshi and other students donated their time doing work which addressed English as a second language and habitat and community outreach in a women’s health initiative. The students shared information about women’s health issues such as pregnancy, sexually transmitted diseases and hygiene.

Major General Raymond F. Shields, the Adjutant General for the State of New York, announces recent awards and individual recognitions for members of the New York Guard state defense force for their continuing commitment to serve community, state and nation as part of New York State’s Military Forces: Spc. Laura Dickinson from Franklin Park, serving with the New York Guard Headquarters, received the Medal for Humane Service.

 

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