Students named to dean’s list at TCNJ

Students who earned placement on the dean’s list at the College of New Jersey for the fall 2013 semester included:

Shane Robinson, a junior interactive multimedia major; Victoria Wimberg, a freshman finance major; Briana Saddler, a junior criminology major; Bryanna Kirner, a senior elementary education/iSTEM major; Micah Akerlind, a senior elementary education major; Courtney Deissler, a sophomore elementary urban education /iSTEM major; Diane Iannacone, a junior special education major; Erica Mendillo, a senior nursing major; Andrew Edelblum, a sophomore psychology major, all of Galloway Township.

To qualify, a student must carry 12 or more credits that semester and have a 3.5 grade-point average or above.

Manganiello on Rhode Island dean’s list

The University of Rhode Island has announce undergraduates who qualified for the fall 2013 dean’s list, including Lauren Manganiello, of Galloway Township.

To be included on the dean’s list, students must have completed 12 or more credits during a semester for letter grades with at least a 3.3 quality point average.

Noory on Albany dean’s list

Hasina Noory, of Galloway was named to the University at Albany’s fall 2013 dean’s list for outstanding academic achievement.

Arlan named employee of the month

Ryan Arlan, of Galloway Township, was named Shore Medical Center’s january 2014 Employee of the Month, for consistently delivering outstanding, patient-centered service and embodying the medical center’s mission, vision and values, Shore said. Arlan is an information technology service tech.

Arlan joined Shore in April 2013 as a service desk tech in the Information Technology Department. Co-workers describe him as a conscientious worker willing to help others at a moment’s notice who has also assisted in the medical center’s adoption of computerized provider order entry.


Maguire named to dean’s list at Millersville

Rebecca Maguire, of Galloway Township, has been named to Millersville University of Pennsylvania’s dean’s list for the fall 2013 semester. The 1,560 students named to Millersville University’s dean’s list earned a semester grade-point average of 3.5 or higher and attempted at least 12 credits of course work.

Shore Medical Center honors Guardian Angels

More than 30 Shore Medical Center physicians, nurses and caregivers were recognized for their compassion and commitment to providing exceptional patient care during the medical center’s seventh annual Guardian Angel Pinning Ceremony, held Dec. 5. They included David Gittle, RN, of Galloway Township, and Anne Marie Taggart, MSN, RN, NE-BC, CBCN, OCN, of Pomona.


Scholder receives M.S. degree

Douglas I. Scholder, of Galloway Township, earned a master of science degree in health, physical education and recreation from Emporia State University, which was awarded during commencement ceremonies Dec. 14 on campus in Emporia, Kan.

Morun inducted into honor society

Michael Morun, a psychology and political science major from Galloway Township and a La Salle University senior, recently was inducted into the University’s Alpha Epsilon Society, which recognizes high academic achievement with community service.

Formica on Berkeley College dean’s list

Anna Kathrina Formica, of Galloway Township, has been named to the dean’s list at Berkeley College for the summer 2013 quarter. Formica is pursuing her degree through Berkeley College Online.

Berkeley College students who achieve a grade-point  average of 3.5 or better with a minimum of 12 academic credits qualify for the dean’s list.


Galloway Elks support youths

Galloway Township Elks participated in the Batter Up Elks Program with the following children going to New Jersey Elks Regional One Batters Up Contest recently:

Girls softball: ages 5-7, second place, Aa’Rieyon Brookins; ages 8-9, fourth place, Arianna Jones

Boys baseball: ages 8-9, fourth place, Javijael Roman; ages 10-11 fourth place, A’zir Spence

For more information, see njelks.org.


K of C awards seven scholarships

The Knights of Columbus, Villa Marie Council No. 6342 of Absecon and Galloway has awarded seven scholarships for the 2013-14 school year from its Edward J. Walls, Jr. Memorial Scholarship Fund.

The award recipients chosen by the Scholarship Committee are Kieran Hughes, attending St. Augustine Preparatory School; Brendan Hughes, attending St. Augustine Preparatory School; Michael Henry, attending St. Augustine Preparatory School; Kristofer Walls, attending Holy Spirit High School; Joseph Higbee Jr., attending St. Joseph High School; Matthew Mullins, attending Notre Dame High School; and Bobbie Kelsea Brown, attending Little Flower Catholic High School.

To be eligible for a scholarship, the applicant must be the child, grandchild, niece or nephew of a member in good standing of Villa Marie Council No. 6342, must attend a Catholic high school and must maintain at least a “B” average.

Applications may be submitted at any time during the year for the following school year.

Bird on dean’s list at Washington

Kelly Bird, of Galloway Townshihp, a class of 2014 chemistry major, was named to the dean’s list for the spring 2013 semester at Washington College in Chestertown, Md.

Dean’s list students achieved a grade-point average of 3.5 or higher for the semester.

Pagano receives award

Rachael Pagano, a Galloway Township resident and small-business owner, won the 2013 Emerging Leader of the Year Award by the multinational networking group known as the eWomenNetwork. Her business, Escape Beauty Boutique, is on Route 9 in Smithville.


Local students graduate from TCNJ

The following local residents were among 1,956 students who participated in the 2013 commencement ceremony at The College of New Jersey on May 16 and 17, on campus in Lions’ Stadium: Rebecca Kelley, of Galloway Township, earned a Bachelor of Science degree in criminology; Saagar Trivedi, of Galloway Township, earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in history, summa cum laude; and Cortney Ziegler, of Galloway Township, earned a Bachelor of Science degree in early childhood education, magna cum laude.

Finkle on dean’s list

Joseph Samuel Finkle, of Galloway Township, who graduated this spring with a bachelor of arts degree in political science and economics at the University of Rochester, was named to the dean’s list for academic achievement for the spring 2013 semester.


Martin receives degree from Rider

Rider University celebrated its 148th commencement with more than 1,300 undergraduate degrees and graduate degrees awarded, including Michael Martin, of Galloway Township, who received an associate of arts in general studies.

Finkle graduates from University of Rochester

Joseph Samuel Finkle, of Galloway Township, graduated from the University of Rochester on May 19 at the 163rd commencement with a bachelor of arts degree in political science and economics.

Rudisill on dean’s list at Rensselaer

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute named Jocilyn Rudisill, of Galloway Township, to the spring 2013 dean’s list for academic achievement.

Stuart named officer of year

Sgt. Tracy Stuart, of the Richard Stockton College Police Department, was named Officer of the Year at the Board of Trustees meeting in July.

Stuart, Stockton’s first K9 officer, and her partner, Hemi, graduated from the State Police Explosives K9 Scent School in 2011 after becoming a team earlier that year. Stuart and Hemi have served on the Office of Homeland Security’s Regional Task Force, NJ Detect and Render Safe, since graduating from scent school.

Stuart began her career with Stockton police in September 2007.

Cousins win in pageant

Two cousins from Galloway Township won titles in the 2013 Miss Puerto Rico of Atlantic County Pageant, held July 19 at Los Charros Restaurant Ballroom in Atlantic City.

India Villanuevas, 18, won the Miss Puerto Rico of Atlantic County Queen title. She is a graduate of Absegami High School and is going to start her first semester at Atlantic Cape Community College in September. Her parents are Cesario Villanuevas and Evelyn Licona.

Deliana Valentin, 7, won the Princessita title of the pageant. Deliana will start third grade at Arthur Rann Elementary School in September. Her parents are Miguel Valentin and Johana de Jesus.


Students recognized at FDU Metro

Andrew Huggard, of Galloway Township, and Nancy Maslowas, of Pomona, qualified for the honors list for the spring 2013 semester at Fairleigh Dickinson University’s Metropolitan Campus in Teaneck.

To qualify, 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).

Huggard inducted into honor society

Fairleigh Dickinson University’s Metropolitan Campus has released the names of students who have been inducted to FDU’s Phi Omega Epsilon senior honor society for the spring 2013 semester, including Andrew Huggard, of Galloway. To qualify for Phi Omega Epsilon, a student must have completed 90 credits toward an undergraduate degree, and of these credits, 58 must have been earned at FDU and a cumulative grade point ratio of 3.2 must have been maintained for all of them.


Two on dean’s list at Rhode Island

Lauren N. Manganiell and Olivia Sommers, both of Galloway Township, were named to the University of Rhode Island spring 2013 dean’s list.

To be included, students must have completed 12 or more credits during a semester for letter grades with at least a 3.3 quality-point average.

Part-time students qualify with the accumulation of 12 credits with a 3.3 quality-point average.


‘All About Light’ art winners announced

The Galloway Cultural Arts Committee has announced the winners of the current show, “All About Light.” This show runs to Sept. 21 at the Galloway Township branch of the Atlantic County Library on Jimmie Leeds Road. The winners are:

Oil/acrylics: first, Donna Litts, of Galloway Township, ‘Burning Glow’; second, Leon Wescoat, of Absecon, ‘New Dawn’; third, Rosalyn Jennings, of Pleasantville, ‘Rise and Shine.’

Watercolor: first, Bonnie Cavalier, of Galloway Township, ‘Walking on Sunshine’; second, Bernice Gelfont, of Ventnor, ‘Aussie Beach’; third, Elizabeth Lynch, of Galloway Township, ‘Summer Picnic.’

Photography: first, Mary Ann Bernheisel, of Absecon, ‘Tropical Beauty’; second, Shelle McIlvanne, of Galloway Township, ‘Sunset on the Bay’; third, Dennis Loughlin, of Smithville, ‘Lighting Web Spider.’

Students achieve dean’s list at TCNJ

Students who earned placement on the dean’s list at the College of New Jersey for the spring 2013 semester included: Andrew Edelblum, Elizabeth Wimberg, Saagar Trivedi, Manuel Montiel, Bryanna Kirner, Micah Akerlind, Cortney Ziegler, Diane Iannacone, and Christine Young, all of Galloway Township.

To achieve this honor, a student must carry 12 or more credits that semester and have a 3.5 grade-point average or above.

Students graduate from Delaware

The University of Delaware’s 164th commencement was May 25, at Delaware Stadium. Graduating students included Jillian Farquharson, Lisa McQuade, Cristina Torres, all of Galloway Township.

Wise on dean’s list at Becker College

Sarah Wise, of Galloway Township, who is pursuing a bachelor of arts in design, was named to the Becker College dean’s list for spring 2013.

Andrews attends Naval Academy Summer Seminar

Lucas Andrews, a student at the Pilgrim Academy in Galloway Township, was selected to participate in the 2013 U.S. Naval Academy Summer Seminar program.

The Naval Academy invited about 2,550 young men and women from around the nation and abroad to attend the program this year, in a fast-paced leadership experience for rising seniors in high school. This program helps educate, motivate and prepare selected students who are considering applying for admission to USNA.

Summer Seminar teaches prospective applicants about life at the Naval Academy, and it has an academic focus, with each student attending eight 90-minute workshops, covering subjects from information technology, naval architecture and mechanical engineering, to oceanography, mathematics, history and meteorology. Students also participate in seamanship and navigation classes and take a cruise aboard a Navy Yard Patrol Craft to apply what they learn. Midshipmen lead the seminar, with oversight by active-duty Navy and Marine Corps officers.

Students on dean’s list at Stockton

The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey in Galloway Township has announced students who earned placement on the dean’s list for the spring 2013 semester. They included:

Meghan Abbatemarco, Ashley Adams, Sean Ahern, William Albertson, Mark Allen, Matthew Allen, Matthew Atallah, Monica Atallah, Robin Axe, Momina Ayub, Zahara Ayub, Ashley Barredo, Amber Berry, Lauren Block, Marcella Botto, Mollie Brodton, Annie Brodton, Alison Brooks, Alexandra Brown, Jessica Brown, Kevin Buckley, Mariel Calabrese, Mary Carrasco, Ka Chung, Katherina Contino, Donald Craig, Ivelisse Cruz, Molly Cullerton, Jhane Cummings, Lauren Damiano, Jessica Devlin, Geanna DiMauro, Daniel Favorito, Isabella Fiore, Angelo Fiorentino, Remi Frieze, Chelsea Frigen, Sarah Gabros, Abner Garcia, Arielle Gaudiello, Henry Gaunt, Atossa Ghorashi, Patrick Griggs, Christina Hale, Timothy Henderson, Kristina Hershey, Nhan Huynh, Nick Huynh, Heather Irish, Rolando Jabinal, Emmanuel John, Joseph Johnson, Laura Kane, Zohare Khan, Cassandra Krauss, Christopher Krumm, Nicole Lanzoni, Meghan Leavens, Dylan Lee, Jia Liang, Lauren Lombardi, Calvin Longer, Jennifer Love, Christopher Lysokowsky, Kunal Makadia, Salvatore Mancuso, Amanda Mangam, Cristine Manino, Michael Mars, Anthony Maruca, Jeanette Maul, Linda Mc Namara, Stephanie McCann, Kyle McKeon, Rebecca Meissner, Bryan Metrick, Lindsay Meyer, Sabrina Morris, Laura Morrison, Hung Nguyen, Taylor Noon, Ashley Nugent, Amanda Otero, Nicholas Paisley, Taylor Palmer, Stephen Palumbo, Alyssa Parola, Meshwa Patel, Sagar Patel, Louis Pirrotta, Jacqueline Plante, Raul Polanco, Nikunjkumar Prajapati, Autumnrose Pugliese, Nisha Ratwani, Heather Renaud, Katelin Rennie, Henyi Rivera, Gloria Sanchez, Elsie Sandin, Michael Santoro, Chelsea Schade, Donald Scheer, Sonya Shah, Izhar Shahdin, Ami Shroff, Sheayna Simeon, Taylor Snyder, Courtney Snyder, Dorian Staley, Allysa Stamelos, Samantha Stevens, Mary Stornes, Ha Su, Taylor Tomasello, Amanda Truong, Kiril Velichkov, Ricardo Vera, Crystal Wessel, Allison Williams, Kelsey Wilson, Janeen Wilson, Sarah Woerner, Wesley Wu, Brandon Yip, Dickson Yuen, Kathy Tran, Brenda Tran and Joseph McCabe, all of Galloway Township;  Keirsten Warlich, of Leeds Point;  Alexis Torres, of Oceanville;  Kristin Babin, Sharon Foley, Alexandra Maldonado, James Ryan and Alexia Vidal, all of Pomona;  Carle Thompson, of South Egg Harbor;  Brandon Johnson, Skye Robertson and Casey Thompson, all of Smithville.


Dowling graduates from Messiah

Andrew Dowling, of Galloway Township, graduated magna cum laude with a degree in engineering May 18 from Messiah College in Pennsylvania. He was a member of the College Honors Program.

Messiah College is a private Christian college of the liberal and applied arts and sciences.

Carmy graduates

The following student was among the graduates May 22 from the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia.

Alyssa Rose Carmy, of Galloway Township, graduated cum laude with a master of occupational therapy degree.

Crawford earns highest honors

Kelly E. Crawford, of Galloway Township, received highest honors recently when McDaniel College in Maryland announced its spring 2013 dean’s list. Highest Honors are earned for a semester grade point average of 3.9 or higher.

Students on dean’s list at Delaware

Students named to the University of Delaware’s dean’s list for spring 2013 included Melissa Kelley, Angela Maggio and Cristina Torres, all of Galloway Township.

To be eligible, a student must be enrolled full-time and earn a GPA of 3.33 or above for the semester.

Students on dean’s list at Rowan

Students who earned a 3.45 grade point average or above for the spring 2013 semester at Rowan University and received dean’s list honors included:

Amira Malika Anderson, Eric A Bates, Kristen Ashley Blake, Matthew Daniel Brocious, Bradley Michael Ebinger, Brittany Rae Fair, Nora K Farghaly, Arianne M Foster, Alicia Nicole Gradziel, David Joseph Greaux, Jon Albert Ledford, Steven Tyler McLaughlin, Amanda Marie Nelson, Paige T. Pfeiffer, Arielle-Amber Candace Reamer, Katlyn Scott and Robert Anthony Reilly, all of Galloway Township; Leigha Theresa Bannon, of Leeds Point

McHugh students win

Bishop McHugh Regional Catholic School students placed first in the region at the eighth-grade level and second in the region at the sixth-grade level for the New Jersey Math League.

The region covers Cape May, Cumberland and Atlantic counties. Eighth-graders Christopher Gibson and Thomas Henry placed as top students in the region, and sixth-grader Rory McDermott placed second for top students in the region. The eighth-graders received a plaque for their effort.

Eighth-grader Alex Sakena placed in the top 10 percent for Math Olympiad at the middle school level, and received a trophy and a silver pin.

Tom Henry and Aidan Sorensen also were recognized and awarded patches for scoring in the top 50th percentile.


Rada named to Hartford dean’s list

The University of Hartford has announced that Courtney Rada, of Galloway Township, was named to the dean’s list for spring 2013.

Varsalona on dean’s list at Savannah College

Vincent Varsalona, of Galloway Township, has been named to the dean’s list at the Savannah College of Art and Design for spring quarter 2013. Full-time undergraduate students who earn a grade point average of 3.5 or above for the quarter receive recognition on the dean’s list.

Giannini graduates from Lafayette College

Victor Giannini, of Galloway Township, graduated with a bachelor of arts degree in economics and business recently from Lafayette College in Pennsylvania.

Sommers on dean’s list

John McGovern Sommers Jr., of Galloway Township, was named to the dean’s list for spring 2013 at Greensboro College in North Carolina.

The list honors students who achieve a 3.5 grade-point average or better for the semester.

Crawford graduates

Kelly E. Crawford, of Galloway Township, graduated with a bachelor of arts degree in sociology recently when McDaniel College in Maryland awarded more than 370 bachelor’s degrees.


Locals on dean’s list at Muhlenberg College

Muhlenberg College has announced its dean’s list for the spring 2013 semester. Students must earn a minimum of a 3.5 grade-point average (4.0-scale) to attain dean’s list status. Included on the dean’s list are Devon Barber, class of 2013 and a neuroscience major, of Galloway Township; and Jon Seddon, class of 2015 and an accounting major, of Galloway Township.

Chu graduates from Centenary College

Erika Chu, of Galloway Township, graduated from Centenary College at its 138th May Commencement at the John M. Reeves Student Recreation Center in Hackettstown recently.

Wimberg on dean’s list at Alvernia

Kathryn Wimberg, of Smithville, a senior occupational therapy major, was named to Alvernia University’s dean’s list for the spring 2013 semester.

To qualify, students must carry a semester GPA of 3.5 or better and take a minimum of 12 credits.

Sommers graduates from University of Rhode Island

Olivia Sommers, of Galloway Township, received a bachelor of arts degree in English magna cum laude recently during the University of Rhode Island’s commencement exercises. Students who received the honor of magna cum laude graduated with a GPA of at least 3.5.


Atlantic Cape Community College awards scholarships

Atlantic Cape Community College awarded 174 scholarships totaling $173,960 at its 46th annual Scholarship and Awards Ceremony on May 20. Scholarships and recipients included:

Anonymous Scholarship, awarded to a culinary student with a minimum, of 12 credits non-developmental, in good academic standing. Student must have a GPA, of 2.5 or better: Lindsay Bender, of Galloway Township.

Atlantic City and County Board, of Realtors Scholarship, awarded to a graduating student who is continuing his or her education at a four-year institution: Barry Canty, of Galloway Township

James H. Boyd Memorial Scholarship, awarded to a full-time Cape May or Atlantic County student pursuing a career in government or politics. Must have a GPA, of 3.0 or higher: Colin McFadden, of Galloway Township.

Joseph and Arleen Dougherty Scholarship, awarded to an Atlantic County student majoring in business with a GPA, of 2.5 or better. Recipient must be a current or former Dougherty Family Restaurant employee or relative, of an employee and possess strong work ethics and entrepreneurial spirit: Gita Patel, of Galloway Township.

Metropolitan Business and Citizens Association Scholarship, awarded to a returning student with a GPA, of 3.0 or better: Kenneth Kin, Gita Patel and Stacey-Ann Watson, all of Galloway Township.

Samuel A. Donio Memorial Scholarship, awarded to a second-year full-time student majoring in history or education who has demonstrated service in the community and school with a GPA, of 3.0 or higher: Colby Roberts, of Galloway Township.

Atlantic Cape archers compete

Atlantic Cape Community College archer Sungwoo Shin, of Galloway Township, secured third place in the nation in the male recurve division at the 2013 U.S. Intercollegiate Archery Championship Tournament, May 16-19, at Southern Utah University in Cedar City, Utah.

Shin was named to the Academic All-American and All-American teams, and placed third overall for individuals in the men’s recurve division. Originally from Korea, Shin moved to the United States to join Atlantic Cape’s nationally ranked archery team.

In addition to training with the Buccaneers, the 24-year-old student-athlete trains with Kisik Lee, national head coach of the U.S. Olympic Archery Training Program, to pursue his dream of competing in the Olympics.

Other tournament results included:

Atlantic Cape’s men’s recurve archery team, including Shin, Drew Dvorsky, of Absecon, and Alex Carvajal, of Pleasantville, placed third in the nation.

The women’s recurve team, including Catharine Tarquinio, of Richland, DanaJo Domenico, of Hammonton, and Nicole Meikle, of Smithville, placed fifth.

The men’s compound team, including Robin Cruz, of Landisville, Chun Lau, of Atlantic City, and Matthew Craig, of Galloway Township, placed sixth.

About 280 archers from more than 40 U.S. schools competed in the tournament. Mick Ebert, of Egg Harbor Township, coaches the team.


Kringe earns master’s degree

The University of Scranton conferred 65 doctoral degrees in physical therapy and 748 master’s degrees at its commencement on May 25 on campus. Robert H. Kringe, of Galloway Township, earned a master of science degree with a major in educational administration.

Dowe on president’s list at Clemson University

Allie Rose Dowe, of Galloway Township, a nursing major, has been named to the president’s list at Clemson University for the spring 2013 semester.

To be named to the president’s list, a student must achieve a 4.0 (all As) grade-point average.

Hill on dean’s list at FIT

Donald Hill, of Galloway Township, an aviation management, flight major, was named to the dean’s list for the spring semester, which ended in May at Florida Institute of Technology in Melbourne, Fla.

To be included on the dean’s list, a student must complete 12 or more graded credits in a semester with a semester grade-point average of at least 3.4.


ACA students receive medals, certificates

The Academy of Culinary Arts at Atlantic Cape Community College awarded culinary medals and certificates May 20 to 37 new chefs and baking and pastry professionals prepared with the latest culinary knowledge.

Honorees included Nick Bates, Certificate, Culinary Arts; and Kelsey Beck, Silver, Baking and Pastry, both  of Galloway Township.

Twenty-three graduates honed their skills in the Academy’s Culinary Arts program, and eight completed the Baking and Pastry program. Six students received short-term specialization certificates in Baking and Pastry, Hot Food and Food Service Management.

The awards ceremony was held in the college’s Walter Edge Theater on the Mays Landing Campus, and honored the graduates with gold, silver or bronze medals or certificates based on their grade point averages and criteria established by the American Culinary Federation. Specialization graduates received certificates of completion. A reception at Careme’s, the on-campus, student-run gourmet restaurant, followed the ceremony.

Scholarships awarded

The Atlantic City Hotel and Lodging Association Scholarship Foundation awarded scholarships to 17 students pursuing hospitality or culinary careers at its annual Scholarship Awards Luncheon on April 23 at the Borgata Hotel Casino and Spa.

The ACHLA Scholarship Foundation has awarded more than $300,000 in its history. This year’s recipients are students at Atlantic Cape Community College, Fairleigh Dickinson University, the Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, and Rutgers University. Many also work in area hospitality or culinary jobs. They included Andrew Huggard, Catherine McDonnell and Joanne Pereira, all of Galloway Township; and Nancy Maslowas, of Pomona

Aker wins art show

Steve Aker, of Galloway Township, won the May Show by the Ocean City Fine Arts League, with “Santorini Shadow.”

Second place went to “Apple Blossom” by Chuck Law, of Ocean City; Honorable Mentions went to “Evening Glow” by Lance Balderson, of Seaville, “On Route 49” by Alisa Harris, of Seaville, “Quartet at the Point” by Carol Zerbe, of Somers Point, and “Schooner At Mallory Square” by Mary Alice Campanaro, of Ocean City.

The Ocean City Fine Arts League is a nonprofit organization dedicated to creating awareness of the arts and art community. Call 609-814-0308 or see oceancityfineartsleague.org.

Jackson wins scholarship

Alexis Jackson, of Galloway Township, a senior at Absegami High School, received a $1,000 scholarship recently when Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc., Theta Kappa Omega Chapter, announced the winners of the Beulah E. Burke Scholarship at its 30th annual Scholarship Luncheon and Fashion Show on May 4 at Golden Nugget Atlantic City.

In addition to scholarships, Robbin Bell was honored with the Theta Kappa Omega Chapter Community Service Award for outstanding service and commitment as a community volunteer.

Wimberg earns M.S. degree from Alvernia University

Kathryn Lynn Wimberg, of Smithville, received a master of science in occupational therapy from Alvernia University on May 11 in Reading, Pa. Wimberg studied at the university’s Main Campus.

Patel named to nursing honor society

Lata B. Patel, of Galloway Township, a member of the Class of 2013, was among 28 South Jersey residents from the second graduating class of the Rutgers School of Nursing-Camden, to have been elected to membership in the Eta Mu chapter of Sigma Theta Tau, the national honor society of nursing.

Students are selected for membership on the merits of their demonstrated community involvement, leadership abilities, and scholarly excellence.

Stockton professor added to Fulbright roster

Dr. Mary Lou Galantino, professor of physical therapy in the School of Health Sciences at Richard Stockton College in Galloway Township, has been added to the roster of Fulbright specialists for her expertise in HIV-AIDS rehabilitation, cancer rehabilitation and integrative medicine.

The Fulbright roster is a list of candidates who are eligible to be matched with incoming requests from overseas academic institutions for specialists, according to the Fulbright program.

Madanci recognized for academic achievement

Amanda Madanci, a early education major from Galloway Township, was inducted to the Alpha Lambda Delta National Honor Society during the spring 2013 semester at Chestnut Hill College in Philadelphia.

Chestnut Hill College inducted 32 new members into the society this year. Alpha Lambda Delta, a national honor society for first-year college students, recognizes academic achievement. Full-time students are invited to become members of Alpha Lambda Delta if they succeed in maintaining a 3.5 GPA or are in the top 20 percent of their class.

Ngo wins in spelling bee

Kathleen Ngo was the Assumption Regional Catholic School Spelling Bee completion winner Jan. 24. She then represented the Knights of Columbus Villa Marie Council 6342 by participating in the Camden Diocese Spelling Bee competition on March 24.

The council presented her with a certificate and gift card for $50 to Books-A-Million.

Students win writing contest

Assumption Regional Catholic School students in sixth, seventh and eighth grades were challenged to write an essay or poem with the theme “Jesus is reflected in me.” Teachers selected outstanding entries. Those selected were sixth-grader Jenna Price, seventh-grader John Braudis and eighth-grader Timothy Meineke.

Each winner received a certificate and a $50 gift certificate to Books-A-Million presented by Robert Luke, Faithful Navigator of the Fr. Michael J. McGivney Assembly 3093 of the Knights of Columbus.


Atlantic Cape inducts students into Phi Theta Kappa

Atlantic Cape Community College welcomed 209 inductees into the Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society on April 18 in the Walter Edge Theater at the Mays Landing Campus.

Established by two-year college presidents in 1918, Phi Theta Kappa recognizes the academic achievements of two-year college students and encourages academic growth. Candidates must be a full- or part-time student enrolled at Atlantic Cape, have earned 12 general education credits to date, either from Atlantic Cape or another community college, and hold a 3.5 cumulative GPA. Inductees included:

Domaniche Brooks, Stacy Chiarolanza, Danielle Forbey, Penny Gardner, Stephen Gitto, Kyle Jeremko, Nicole Jones, Helen Joseph, Shayna Miller, Shaza Mohamed, Amber Parker, Maryann Sweeney, Amy Vester, Guy Woods and Zhihao Zhao, all of Galloway Township.

Stockton professor wins Fulbright grant

Robert Nichols, professor of historical studies at Richard Stockton College in Galloway Township, has been awarded a Fulbright grant — his fourth — to help Quaid-i-Azam University in Islamabad, Pakistan, develop an American studies graduate degree program.

Dr. Nichols, a Stockton professor since 2000, is a specialist in the political, social, economic and cultural histories of Pakistan, South Asia and Afghanistan. His 30-day Fulbright Specialist grant in Pakistan will run from mid-August to mid-September 2013.

The Fulbright Program is sponsored by the United States Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.

Council of County Colleges honors Contreras

The New Jersey Council of County Colleges honored Atlantic Cape Community College students Felix Contreras, of Galloway Township, and 39 other New Jersey community college students and their families at its 19th annual Phi Theta Kappa Day celebration May 2 in Trenton.

Phi Theta Kappa has recognized and encouraged scholarship among community college students for 95 years while promoting the academic integrity of the associate degree program. Students with grade point averages of 3.5 or higher are invited to join Phi Theta Kappa.

King inducted into honor society

Erica King, of Galloway Township, was among 133 area undergraduate students in the Rutgers-Camden College of Arts and Sciences to be inducted into the Athenaeum Honor Society.

Membership in Athenaeum is limited to juniors maintaining a cumulative grade-point average of no less than 3.7 (out of 4.0) and to seniors maintaining a cumulative average of no less than 3.5.

Absegami teachers honored

Absegami High School media teachers Ed Johnson and Michael Piotrowski were honored May 3 at the annual Atlantic Cape Community College media awards ceremony for their contributions to media education. The entire ceremony was created and run by students of the ACCC media and communications program. Johnson and Piotrowski received the Pioneer Award for their contributions to media education in South Jersey.

Also honored at the event and receiving Pioneer Awards were Oakcrest High School media teachers Charles Lockwood and Jason Thomas.


Galloway student to attend Hopkins summer program

Gabriella Barber, 14, an eighth-grader at Galloway Township Middle School, will attend the Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth’s program for the academically gifted this summer.

The center offers residential programs for students in grades five-12 and day programs for students in grades two-six.

Gabriella will take the center’s Foundations of Psychology course at Haverford College, which introduces students to the major content domains in modern psychology: biopsychological, developmental, cognitive and social.

She qualified for the program through earning a high score on the SAT, which she took in seventh grade.

Pilgrim students place in national competition

Caleb Rios, of Galloway Township, took first place in the U.S. History and Geography test, and Melanie Atallah, of Galloway Township, took third place in crafts, when students from Pilgrim Academy competed in the 36th annual American Association of Christian Schools National Competition April 9-11 at Bob Jones University in Greenville, S.C.

About 1,700 students and sponsors from 34 states participated in the competition, having captured top honors in their state contests. The students, representing 200 Christian high schools, competed in 77 categories in the five basic areas of Bible, music, speech, art and academics.

Murphy a finalist in statewide contest

Abby Murphy, a fourth-grader at Assumption Regional Catholic School in Galloway Township, was one of 30 statewide finalists honored for her outstanding artwork at an awards ceremony at the Newark Museum recently.

More than 8,000 New Jersey fourth-graders participated in the 14th annual Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey/Verizon New Jersey Design a Fourth Grade Folder Contest. On April 24, 30 finalists were recognized for their creative peer-to-peer substance abuse prevention artwork with the theme, “Fun Things To Do Instead of Doing Drugs.”

Ziegler enters honor society

Cortney Ziegler, of Galloway Township, recently was initiated into the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi.

Founded in 1897, Phi Kappa Phi is the nation's oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines. Phi Kappa Phi inducts annually about 32,000 students, faculty, professional staff and alumni.

The society has chapters at more than 300 select colleges and universities in North America and the Philippines.

Membership is by invitation only to the top 10 percent of seniors and graduate students and 7.5 percent of juniors.


Atlantic Cape students gain honor society

Fifty-one Atlantic Cape Community College students were inducted into Sigma Kappa Delta, an English honor society for two-year colleges, on April 16. Local inductees were Amanda Brown, Hsing-Yi Chou, Kristen Garretson, Michell Hughes, Helen Joseph, Kristina Leeds, Gabrielle Mayorga and Christopher Wells, all of Galloway Township.

Students from all majors are eligible. To qualify, students must earn a minimum of 12 credit hours, a 3.5 average in at least two college-level English courses, and a 3.5 overall grade-point average.

Students awarded scholarships

Local students are among 17 students pursuing hospitality or culinary careers who were to be awarded a scholarship by the Atlantic City Hotel and Lodging Association Scholarship Foundation, during an event April 23 in Atlantic City. They include:

Andrew Huggard, of Galloway Township, attending Fairleigh Dickinson University;

Nancy Maslowas, of Pomona, attending Fairleigh Dickinson University;

Catherine McDonnell, of Galloway Township, attending Rutgers University;

Joanne Pereira, of Galloway Township, attending Rutgers University.


Finkle named to dean’s list

Joseph Samuel Finkle, of Galloway Township, a senior majoring in political science and economics at the University of Rochester, was named to the dean’s list for academic achievement for the fall 2012 semester.

Khebzou wins art show

Doreen Khebzou, of Galloway Township, won the Ocean City Fine Arts League April art show, with “Jimmie Leeds Road,” an oil painting. Other winners were:

Second place: “Misty Marine Coast,” pastel by Rita Michalenko, of Egg Harbor Township

Honorable Mentions: “Marshland,” photo by Lisa Ferraro, of Seaville; “Tree in Fog,” pastel by Wanda Kline, of Ocean City; “Shell Searchers,” photo by Kate McDevitt, of Ocean City.

The Ocean City Fine Arts League is a nonprofit organization dedicated to creating awareness of the arts and art community. The Art on Asbury Gallery is located 608 Asbury Ave., Ocean City. See oceancityfineartsleague.org.


Wiener appointed to West Point

Collin Wiener, 17, of Galloway Township, recently was awarded an appointment to the U.S. Military Academy West Point through the Associate of Graduates-sponsored Civil Prep program.

Collin is a senior at Absegami High School, where he swims and plays lacrosse. He also is an Eagle Scout with Galloway Township’s Troop 77.


LaTorre on dean’s list at Cabrini

Michelle LaTorre, of Galloway Township, was named to the dean’s list for the spring 2012 and fall 2012 semesters at Cabrini College in Pennsylvania.


Moore on dean’s list at Berklee College of Music

Berklee College of Music announced that Henry Moore, of Galloway Township, has earned placement on the dean’s list for the fall semester of the 2012 academic year.

The Berklee curriculum focuses on practical career preparation for today’s music industry. To be eligible for the dean’s list, a full-time student must achieve a grade-point average of 3.4 or above; a part-time student must achieve a grade-point average of 3.6 or above.

Allen on dean’s list at Saint Joseph’s

Michelle C. Allen, of Galloway Township, majoring in accounting, earned dean’s list honors for the fall 2012 semester at Saint Joseph’s University.

Students must achieve a grade-point average of 3.5 or above, a B or greater in all their classes and complete at least 15 credits to earn dean’s list status for a semester.

Sommers on dean’s list at Greensboro

John Sommers, of Galloway Township, was named to Greensboro College’s dean’s list for the fall 2012 academic semester.

Students who qualified were degree-seeking undergraduates who completed at least six nonrepeated course hours with a term grade-point average of at least 3.5 on a 4.0 scale.


Crawford earns high honors at McDaniel

McDaniel College in Westminster, Md., recently announced its fall 2012 dean’s list in recognition of students’ academic excellence. Highest honors are earned for a semester grade point average of 3.9 or higher, high honors for a grade point average of 3.7-3.89, and honors for a 3.5-3.69 average. Kelly E. Crawford, of Galloway Township, received high honors.

Sandoval on honors list at FDU Metro

Fairleigh Dickinson University’s Metropolitan Campus has released the names of New Jersey students who qualified for the honors list for the fall 2012 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). The following has qualified: Deyanira Sandoval, of Galloway Township.

Wimberg on dean’s list at Alvernia University

The following local student has been named to Alvernia University’s dean’s list for the fall 2012 semester: Kathryn Wimberg, of Smithville.

To be eligible for the dean’s list, students must carry a semester GPA of 3.5 or better and take a minimum of 12 credits.


Palermo on dean’s list at Roger Williams University

Nickolas Palermo, of Galloway Township, majoring in global communication, was named to the Roger Williams University dean’s list for the fall 2012 semester.

Full-time students who complete 12 or more credits per semester and earn a GPA of 3.4 or higher are placed on the dean’s list that semester.

Rando on dean’s list at Delaware Valley

Delaware Valley College announced that Kristy Rando, of Galloway Township, has been honored for academic achievement by being named to the fall 2012 dean’s list.

Bird on dean’s list at Washington College

Washington College in Chestertown, Md., has announced that Kelly Bird, of Galloway Township, a chemistry major, has been named to its dean’s list for the fall 2012 semester.

Dean’s list students are recognized for their academic excellence and have achieved a grade-point average of 3.5 or higher for the semester.

Local students make dean’s list at TCNJ

The following local students have earned the honor of placement on the dean’s list at The College of New Jersey (TCNJ) for the fall 2012 semester: Micah Akerlind, Andrew Edelblum, Diane Iannacone, Erica Keenan, Hailey Marr, Elizabeth Wimberg, Saagar Trivedi and Cortney Ziegler, all of Galloway Township.

Gittle honored by Shore Medical Center

Shore Medical Center is proud to recognize Registered Nurse David Gittle as its February 2013 Guardian Angel of the Month for providing passionate and exceptional care to Shore’s patients. The Guardian Angel Program was established to enable patients to say thank you to a special caregiver through a donation to Shore Medical Center.

Gittle, of Galloway Township, joined Shore in October 2010 as a nurse on the 5th Hayes unit. Kelly Duma, RN, BSN, NE-BC, nurse manager on 5th Hayes, said Gittle has become a valued member of the unit who has is involved in many performance improvement initiatives.

Locals on dean’s list at Rhode Island

The University of Rhode Island is pleased to announce that 4,199 undergraduates have qualified for the fall 2012 dean’s list. The following local students have been named to dean’s list:

Lauren N. Manganiello and Olivia Sommers, both of Galloway.

To be included on the dean’s list, students must have completed 12 or more credits during a semester for letter grades with at least a 3.3 quality-point average.

Part-time students qualify with the accumulation of 12 credits with a 3.3 quality-point average.


Rada on University of Hartford dean’s list

The University of Hartford is pleased to announce that Courtney Rada, of Galloway Township, has been named to the dean’s list for fall 2012.


Hill on dean’s list at Florida Tech

Donald Hill, of Galloway, an aviation management flight major, was named to the dean’s list at the Florida Institute of Technology for the fall semester, which ended in December.

To be included on the dean’s list, a student must complete 12 or more graded credits in a semester with a semester grade-point average of at least 3.4.

Simons receives award

Matthew Simons, of Galloway Township, senior staff forester, Atlantic City Electric, was recently awarded the 2012 Green Community Achievement Award, Individual Category, at the New Jersey Shade Tree Federation’s recognition and awards dinner.

Simons was recognized for his work on the New Jersey Community Forestry Council to advance Community Forestry in New Jersey, and for his leadership with Atlantic City Electric in utility forestry through implementing the Arbor Day Foundation’s Tree Line USA standards.

The New Jersey Green Community Achievement Awards recognize individuals or groups whose efforts have contributed to the field of urban and community forestry. The award is co-sponsored by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) Forestry Service; New Jersey Community Forestry Council; and the New Jersey Tree Foundation.


Local students on dean’s list at Delaware

Several local students have been named to the University of Delaware’s dean’s list for fall 2012. Those students include:

Jillian Farquharson, Melissa Kelley, Angela Maggio, Cristina Torres and Austin Wesley, all of Galloway Township.

To meet eligibility requirements for the dean’s list, a student must be enrolled full time and earn a GPA of 3.33 or above for the semester.

Dowe named to Clemson president’s list

Allie Rose Dowe, of Galloway Township, who is majoring in English (Writing and Publication Studies), has been named to the president’s list at Clemson University for the fall 2012 semester.

To be named to the president’s list, a student must achieve a 4.0 (all As) grade-point average.

Madanci Chestnut Hill College dean’s list

Amanda Madanci, of Galloway Township, an early education major, was named to the dean’s list at Chestnut Hill College for the fall 2012 semester:

Students are named to the dean’s list if they have achieved a GPA of 3.6 or higher, and will be recognized at Honors Convocation on April 28 at the College.


Miller on dean’s list at U. of New Haven

Brad Miller, of Cologne, was named to the dean’s list at the University of New Haven for the fall 2012 semester.

Full-time undergraduate students must have a 3.5 or better cumulative GPA for the semester to be eligible for the dean’s list.

Dowling on dean’s list at Messiah College

Andrew Dowling, of Galloway Township, a senior majoring in engineering, was named to the dean’s list for the 2012 fall semester at Messiah College.

Dean’s list is earned by receiving a 3.6 GPA or higher on a 4.0 scale.

Messiah College, a private Christian college of the liberal and applied arts and sciences, enrolls more than 3,000 undergraduate and graduate students. Established in 1909, the primary campus is located in Grantham, Pa., near the state capital of Harrisburg.


Culinary medals awarded

The Academy of Culinary Arts at Atlantic Cape Community College recently awarded culinary medals and certificates to more than 40 new chefs and baking and pastry professionals prepared with the latest culinary knowledge.

Thirty-two graduates honed their skills in the Academy's Culinary Arts program, and 15 completed the Baking and Pastry program. Two short-term specialization certificates in Hot Food and Food Service Management were awarded. The awards ceremony took place in the college's Walter Edge Theater on the Mays Landing campus, and honored the graduates with gold, silver or bronze medals or certificates based on their grade point averages and criteria established by the American Culinary Federation. Specialization graduates received certificates of completion.

Honorees included: Peter Almonte, Galloway Township, bronze, culinary arts; Michael Buckley, Galloway Township, silver, culinary arts; Bridgette Fox, Galloway Township, silver, baking and pastry; Marco Pacheco, Galloway Township, certificate, culinary arts.

Call 800-645 CHEF, e-mail accadmit@atlantic.edu or see atlantic.edu/aca.


Huenke inducted into honor society

Emily Huenke, of Galloway Township, recently was inducted into the Rho Chi Honor Society at the University of Rhode Island. Entrance is reserved for the top 24 students in the fourth-year class at the URI School of Pharmacy.

She is the daughter of Richard and Kathleen Huenke, of Galloway Township.

Reeves honored

Lucinda Reeves was named the Service Excellence of the Month honoree for November at Cape Regional Medical Center. Reeves joined the Cape Regional Medical Center team as a purchasing buyer in May 2011. She and her husband, George, live in Galloway Township.


Rowan announces dean’s list

Students who earned a 3.45 grade-point average or above for the spring 2012 semester at Rowan University were named to the dean’s list. They included:

Gary Anderson, Dale Brocious, Jeffrey Clark, Kelly Correa, Jun Ebinger, Lee Farghaly, Noel Greaux, Jaclyn Hamstra, Nicholas Hannon, Scott Ingber, Robert Ledford, Cassandra Malecki and Joseph Nelson, all of Galloway Township; Antonio Bannon and Ashlie Brezee, both of Leeds Point.

Jean-Baptiste receives scholarship

Steven Jean-Baptiste, of Galloway Township, was awarded a $1,000 check from the National Black McDonald’s Operators Association Scholarship Fund. Every year, NBMOA distributes more than $50,000 in scholarships to employees of its members.

Jean-Baptiste, an employee at McDonald’s in Atlantic City, was nominated by franchisee owners Tony and Rita Mack. Jean-Baptiste attends Atlantic Cape Community College.


Dornan graduates magna cum laude

Lindsay Dornan, of Galloway Township, graduated magna cum laude recently with a master’s degree in education from James Madison University in Virginia.


Baumann makes dean’s list at Saint Joseph’s University

Danielle Baumann, of Galloway Township, a Business Administration major, earned dean’s list honors for the Spring 2012 semester at Saint Joseph’s University:

Students must achieve a grade-point average of 3.5 or above, a B or greater in all their classes, and complete at least 15 credits to earn dean’s list status for a semester.


Wise named to dean’s list at Becker College

Junior Sarah Wise, of Galloway Township, was named to the Becker College dean’s list for spring 2012. Wise is pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in Design.

Local students on dean’s list at University of the Sciences

The following local residents have been named to the spring 2012 dean’s list at University of the Sciences. Selection for this award is based on completing and passing all assigned courses with no grade below a “C” and attaining an academic average of at least 3.4 for courses taken in the spring semester of 2012.

Danielle Paci, of Galloway, a doctor of pharmacy student;

Dipal Patel, of Galloway, a doctor of pharmacy student.


Ross going to teen pageant

Amanda Ross, 17, of Galloway Township, will be among 53 girls ages 13 to 17, in Orlando, Fla., to compete in the Miss America’s Outstanding Teen competition, the “little sister” to Miss America. The competition will take place Aug. 14-18.

Promoting scholastic achievement, creative accomplishment, healthy living and community involvement for America’s teens, the MAOTeen contestants will be judged on personal interview, talent, evening wear, lifestyle and fitness in active wear, and on-stage question. Ross is a junior at the Gloucester County Institute of Technology’s Academy of Dance. She will perform a ballet variation en pointe for the talent competition and is using autism awareness as a platform issue to promote throughout her year of service. See maoteen.org.

Artists win at ‘Summer Wonders’ show

The Galloway Cultural Arts Center has announced the winners of its latest show, “Summer Wonders,” through Oct. 13.

Winners are: oil/acrylic: first place Bonnie Cavalier, second place Carol Skiles, third place Donna Litts; watercolor: first place Terry Hawkes, second place Monica Kurtz, third place Marjorie Ewell; fiber art: first place Pat Powell, second place Mary Archibald, third place Shirley Schiavino. All entries are on display at the Atlantic County Library’s Galloway Township branch on Jimmie Leeds Road, during normal library hours. The next show, “Autumn Splendor,” will begin Oct. 13. See gallowayculturalarts.org.


Mancuso graduates from Boston College

Nicole Mancuso, of Galloway Township, graduated from Boston College in Massachusetts on May 21 with a bachelor of arts degree from the College of Arts and Sciences (communication).

Rando receives scholarship

Kristy Rando, of Galloway Township, was among more than 600 incoming students who received merit scholarships from the State University of New York at Oswego.

She received a $31,960 Residential Scholarship. The award recognizes past academic achievement and potential for success for students attending Oswego from outside New York state. Rando, who attended Absegami High School, has reserved a place at SUNY Oswego for the fall semester.


Beausang graduates from FDU

Students who graduated as of May 2012 (undergraduate and graduate) at Fairleigh Dickinson University’s Metropolitan Campus in Teaneck included Austin Beausang, of Galloway Township.

LaTorre graduates

Fairleigh Dickinson University’s College at Florham in Madison has released the names, of students who graduated as of May 2012 (undergraduate and graduate), including Matthew LaTorre, of Galloway Township, who was named to the honors list for the spring semester. To qualify, a student must carry a 3.5 or better grade-point average out of a possible 4 and be enrolled in a minimum of 12 letter-graded hours (four courses).

Begasse on dean’s list at Providence College

Lauren Begasse, of Galloway Township, a member of the class of 2012, was named to the dean’s list at Providence College for the spring 2012 semester. To qualify, students must achieve at least a 3.55 grade-point average with a minimum of 12 credits.

Huggard on FDU Metro honors list

Andrew Huggard, of Galloway Township, has been named to the honors list at Fairleigh Dickinson University’s Metropolitan Campus in Teaneck for the spring 2012 semester. To qualify, a student must carry a 3.5 or better grade-point average out of a possible 4 and be enrolled in a minimum of 12 letter-graded hours (four courses).

Brown receives award

Atlantic Cape Community College student-athlete Aeon Brown, of Galloway Township, received a national academic award by the National Junior College Athletic Association for exemplary achievement during the 2011-12 academic year.

Brown is a striker on the soccer team and leads the team in scoring. He maintained a 4.0 GPA and received the Pinnacle Award for Academic Excellence.

Scholarships awarded

The Sons of Italy, Purple Aster Lodge of Galloway Township, recently awarded $1,000 scholarships to two Absegami High School seniors of Italian descent, Kelsey Chatten and Quinn Heist. Chatten plans to attend Rowan University in the fall, majoring in chemistry and Spanish, and Heist plans to attend Gettysburg University and pursue a career in environmental sciences.

For more information about lodge membership and more, call Jerry Fortunato at 609-487-7813.

Local students on dean’s list at Delaware

Several local students were named to the University of Delaware’s dean’s list for spring 2012, including Austin Wesley, Jillian Farquharson and Chelsea Reyes, all of Galloway Township.

To be eligible, a student must be enrolled full-time and earn a GPA of 3.33 or above (on a 4 scale) for the semester.


Browne graduates from Delaware Valley College

Christine Browne, of Galloway Township, was among the May graduates at Delaware Valley College in Doylestown, Pa.

Dowe named to Clemson U. president’s list

Allie Rose Dowe, of Galloway Township, who is majoring in English (writing and publication studies), has been named to the president’s list at Clemson University for the spring 2012 semester.

To be named to the president’s list, a student must achieve a 4.0 (all As) grade-point average.

Local students on URI dean’s list

The University of Rhode Island recently announced undergraduates who qualified for the spring 2012 dean’s list.

To be included, students must have completed 12 or more credits during a semester for letter grades with at least a 3.30 quality point average.

Part-time students qualify with the accumulation of 12 credits with a 3.30 quality point average. Students on the list included:

Lauren N. Manganiello, of Galloway Township.

Olivia Sommers, of Galloway Township.

Rada on Hartford dean’s list

Courtney Rada, of Galloway Township, has been named to the dean’s list for spring 2012 at the University of Hartford.


Local students on dean’s list at TCNJ

Students who earned placement on the dean’s list at the College of New Jersey for the spring 2012 semester included:

Erica Keenan, of Galloway Township, a junior English major;

Elizabeth Wimberg, of Galloway Township, a freshman English major;

Manuel Montiel, of Galloway Township, a sophomore history major;

Sunita Yadavalli, of Galloway Township, a senior international studies major;

Cortney Ziegler, of Galloway Township, a senior early childhood major;

Diane Iannacone, of Galloway Township, a freshman special education major.

To achieve this honor, a student must carry 12 or more credits that semester and have a 3.5 grade point average or above.

Pessagno receives award

Atlantic Cape Community College recently conferred the second President’s Distinguished Foundation Board Member Award to Charles Pessagno, of Galloway Township, regional executive vice president of the Marsh and McLennan Agency.

Pessagno has been a member of the Atlantic Cape Community College Foundation since 2001 and served as president from 2008 to 2009. Most recently, he served as a cabinet member for the “Create Opportunity: The Capital & Scholarship Campaign for Atlantic Cape Community College,” a project that creates scholarship opportunities for Atlantic Cape students and raises funds to purchase lab equipment for the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Building.

The award recognizes a current or past member of the board who has demonstrated leadership, advocacy and support on behalf of the college and its students.

Hughes chosen for national honor society

Lorraine Hughes, of Galloway Township, a member of the first graduating class of the Rutgers School of Nursing-Camden, has been elected to membership in the Eta Mu chapter of Sigma Theta Tau, the national honor society of nursing. Students are selected for membership on the merits of their demonstrated community involvement, leadership abilities, and scholarly excellence.

Florist wins ‘Best of Bunch’

Pocket Full of Posies Florist and Gifts in Galloway Township recently was crowned the “Best of the Bunch” grand prize winner by Teleflora, the world’s leading flower wire delivery service. Teleflora challenged its member florists nationwide to show off their best wedding work, from bouquets to boutonnieres, centerpieces and more by submitting photos.

Pocket Full of Posies Florist and Gifts, family owned and operated, just celebrated their three year anniversary in their location. The shop is known in the community for high quality florals and an extensive gift shop featuring Vera Bradley.

Pocket Full of Posies Florist and Gifts won prizes totaling $3,000 including a free membership in Teleflora’s bridal program with The Knot, theknot.com. The shop has also won a feature in the well-known floral industry publication, Flowers, as well as new signage for the shop.

Local students named to York College dean’s list

The following local students have been named to the dean’s list for the spring 2012 semester at York College of Pennsylvania:

KellyAnn Brennan, of Galloway Township, a senior behavioral science major.

Danielle Shenk, of Galloway Township, a sophomore early childhood/special education major.

To be eligible, a student must be registered for at least 12 academic credit hours and earn a semester GPA of 3.50 or higher.

Begasse graduates from Providence College

Lauren Begasse, of Galloway Township, received a bachelor’s degree in Global studies from Providence (R.I.) College during the college’s 94th commencement exercises on May 20.

Day inducted into Phi Beta Kappa

Adam Day, of Galloway Township, was inducted into the Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society at Atlantic Cape Community College on April 14. The 2010 Absegami graduate was named to the dean’s list for Fall 2011 and the president’s list for fall 2010.

Kirner earns acting honors

Absegami High School senior Morgan Kirner, of Galloway Township, won the award for Outstanding Actress in a Leading Role for her performance as Cinderella in the Emanon Players’ production of “Into the Woods” at the Rising Star Awards held June 5 at the Paper Mill Playhouse.

The awards, sponsored by the Paper Mill Playhouse in Millburn, recognize the best high school musicals presented in New Jersey.

Kirner also won the Jane Burgio Memorial Scholarship, worth $1,000. Kirner’s honor earns her entry into the National High School Musical Theatre Awards, which will take place June 25 at the Minskoff Theatre on Broadway in New York City.

Paci receives degree

Danielle Paci, of Galloway Township, received a bachelor of science degree from University of the Sciences in Philadelphia during a bachelor’s degree conferment ceremony Friday, May 18, and now continues on a path towards a doctor of pharmacy degree.


Dowling makes dean’s list at Messiah

Andrew Dowling, of Galloway Township, a senior majoring in engineering, was named to the dean’s list for the 2012 spring semester at Messiah College in Grantham, Pa.

The dean’s list is earned by receiving a 3.6 GPA or higher on a 4 scale.


Brooks honored

Shore Medical Center honored physical therapist Jennifer Brooks, of Galloway Township, as its May 2012 Guardian Angel of the Month for providing exceptional care to her patients.

Brooks joined Shore in November of 2002. A physical therapist working with outpatients, she is also a nationally certified lymphedema treatment specialist, and assisted in the development of the medical center’s lymphedema program.

Students honored

Atlantic Cape Community College hosted the Communication and Art Awards ceremony May 4 at the Mays Landing Campus. Kenneth Kin, of Galloway Township, received the Communication Major of the Year award. The Best of Show award for the Atlantic Cape Art Gallery Faculty Selects: Annual Student Show 2012 exhibit went to Singuar Yuen, of Galloway Township.

Creative Writing, Theater and Computer Art Awards winners included Best Poem, Cherie Chetyrbok, of Galloway Township, Best Short Fiction, Cherie Chetyrbok, of Galloway Township, Best Drama, Joel Ollander, of Galloway Township.

Public Speaking, Performing Arts and Multidimensional Art Awards winners included Best Informative Speeches, Lauren Colella, of Galloway Township, Ryan Martin, of Galloway Township, Performing Arts, Isabella Fiore, of Galloway Township.

Journalism, Sculpture and Mixed Media Award winners included Best News Story, Kenneth Kin, of Galloway Township, Best Mixed Media, Adam Jones, of Galloway Township.

Mass Media and Television Award winners included Best Editing, Max Fineran, of Smithville.

Nurses honored

AtlantiCare recognized 61 nominees and winners of the Nursing Excellence Award during a reception in their honor May 11 at AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center’s Atlantic City Campus, Atlantic City.

Winners included Julie Castine, of Cologne, RN, Case Management, ARMC Atlantic City Campus; and Marianne Herman, of Galloway Township, MSN, RN, ACHPN, APN, Palliative Care program coordinator and nurse practitioner, ARMC.

Kalashnik earns masters degree

Dmitry Kalashnik, of Galloway Township, received a master of arts degree in International Relations during Salve Regina University’s 62nd commencement on May 20 in Newport, R.I.

Taggart graduates

Sarah L. Taggart, of Galloway Township, received a master’s degree in Occupational Therapy from Quinnipiac University in Hamden, Conn., during a commencement ceremony held May 13.

Delaney graduates

More than 430 students graduated from Lebanon Valley College, Annville, Pa., on May 12, including Colleen L. Delaney, of Smithville, who earned a bachelor of science degree in biochemistry and molecular biology and Spanish. Delaney is a graduate of Absegami High School.


Brown wins scholarship

Absegami High School senior Claire L. Brown has been selected as the winner of the Lockheed Martin Academic Scholarship, a special scholarship sponsored by the Lockheed Martin Corp. Foundation. The award is $3,000 per year for a total of $12,000.

Special scholarships are underwritten by many business organizations that also provide Merit Scholarship awards for students who qualify as finalists in the National Merit Scholarship Program. Winners of Special Scholarships are chosen on the basis of their skills and accomplishments from a pool of candidates who fulfilled the sponsor's criteria and achieved high scores on the 2010 PSAT/NMSQT test.

Maruca honored

The New Jersey Council of County Colleges honored Atlantic Cape Community College student Stephanie Maruca, of Galloway Township, along with 36 other New Jersey community college students and their families, at its 18th annual Phi Theta Kappa Day celebration May 3 in Trenton.

Each year, the New Jersey Council of County Colleges hosts this program to recognize the members of the New Jersey All-State Academic Team, sponsored by Phi Theta Kappa, the international honor society for community colleges, the Coca-Cola Foundation and the New Jersey Education Association.

These students are recognized for their outstanding academic achievement and exceptional service to their communities as members of Phi Theta Kappa at their local community colleges.

Reitmeyer named carver of year

Fred Reitmeyer, of Pomona, has been named the 2012 New Jersey Decoy Collector’s Association Carver of the Year.

Reitmeyer is a Master Carver with the New Jersey State Council on the Arts. He teaches decoy carving at the Noyes Museum and the Tuckerton Seaport youth carving club. He is also an instructor in the seaport’s Jersey Show Folklife Center’s Jersey Traditions curriculum. The council offers a scholarship to apprentice with him. He worked as an accountant at South Jersey Gas and retired in 2000.

Winning artists named in spring show

Galloway Cultural Arts has announced the winners of its Breath of Spring show:

Watercolor: first place, Monica Kurtz; second place, Kyle Scaranda; third place, Terry Hawkes.

Oil and acrylic: first place, Margarita Nanfara; second place Pat Powell; third place, Doreen Hebzou.

Photography: first place, John Shields; second place, Andrea Johns; third place, Douglas Walker; honorable mention, Mary Archibald.

The artists’ work is on display through June 16 at the Atlantic County Library, Galloway Branch, Jimmie Leeds Road, Galloway Township. See gallowayculturalarts.org.

Finkle named to dean’s list

Joseph Samuel Finkle, of Galloway Township, has been named to the dean’s list for the fall 2011 semester at the University of Rochester. Finkle is a junior majoring in political science. He is the son of Steven and Carleen Finkle, and a graduate of Absegami High School.


LaTorre awarded scholarship at Fairleigh Dickinson

Matt LaTorre, of Galloway Township, has received a scholarship to Fairleigh Dickinson University’s International School of Hospitality and Tourism Management program in Madison.

Allen earns third place in essay contest

Galloway Township resident Brian Allen, of St. Joseph’s University’s Haub School of Business, earned third place in the Delaware Valley Risk Management and Insurance Society’s annual college essay competition March 20.

The contest is hosted by RIMS each year in an effort to encourage student involvement in the society.

Nursing program graduates honored

AtlantiCare recognized 21 graduates of its inaugural Nursing Leadership Development Program during a recent ceremony in their honor at the AtlantiCare LifeCenter in Egg Harbor Township.

The graduates included Erin Jones, BSN, RN, of Galloway Township, and Jennifer Ketchledge, BSN, RN, of Galloway Township.

Each nurse received a token of appreciation and a certificate of completion. The program aims to develop and mentor nurse leaders including hospital-based clinical managers, team leaders and charge nurses.

Huenke on dean’s list

Emily Huenke, of Galloway Township, recently made the dean’s list at the University of Rhode Island School Of Pharmacy.

She is the daughter of Rich and Kathy Huenke.


Local students on dean’s list at University of the Sciences

Students named to the fall 2011 Dean’s List at University of the Sciences included Alyssa Carmy, Erich Kurtz, Danielle Paci and Dipal Patel, all of Galloway Township.

To qualify, a student must complete and pass all assigned courses with no grade below a C and attain an academic average of at least 3.4 for courses taken in the fall 2011 semester.


Students at Rowan University who earned a 3.45 grade point average or above for the fall 2011 semester and received dean’s list honors for their achievement included:

Justin T. Abate, Amira Anderson, Kristen Blake, Matthew Brocious, Bradley Ebinger, Nora Farghaly, David Kantz, Amanda Nelson and Katlyn Scott, all of Galloway Township; Leigha Bannon, of Leeds Point; and Lauren Mesanko, of Smithville.


Locals on dean's list at St. Joseph's

The following residents earned dean's list honors for the fall 2011 semester at St. Joseph's University:

Kayla Turro, Michelle Allen and Danielle Baumann, all of Galloway Township.

To qualify, students must achieve a grade point average, of 3.5 or above, a B or greater in all their classes, and complete at least 15 credits.

LaTorre on honors list

Matthew LaTorre, of Galloway Township, has been named to the honors list for the fall 2011 semester at Fairleigh Dickinson University's College at Florham in Madison. To qualify, a student must carry a 3.5 or better (out of 4) grade point average and be enrolled in at least 12 letter-graded hours (four courses).

Sandoval on dean's list

Deyanira Sandoval, of Galloway Township, has been named to the dean's list for the fall 2011 semester at Fairleigh Dickinson University's Metropolitan Campus in Teaneck and Hackensack. To qualify, a student must carry a 3.2 or better (out of 4) grade point average and be enrolled in at least 12 letter-graded hours (four courses).


Rada on dean's list at University of Hartford

Courtney Rada, of Galloway Township, was named to the dean's list for fall 2011 at the University of Hartford in West Hartford, Conn.

Absegami student wins honor

Cristian McGowan, a student at Absegami High School, has been selected for the 2012 American High School Honors Performance Series at Carnegie Hall.

He will be a part of the Honors Orchestra. Participation in the Honors Orchestra, Honors Band, and Honors Choir is limited to the highest rated high school performers from across North America and select international schools.

McGowan studies music with Cheryl Breitzman, Jim Glenn and Ben Fong and is a member of the Absegami marching band and the Absegami concert band. He also belongs to the Absegami crew team and participates in Galloway PAL basketball.

Winners named for art show

The Galloway Cultural Arts Center has announced the winners of its show "Winter Magic."

The winning works will be on display until March 17 at the Atlantic County Library System/Galloway, Jimmie Leeds Road, Galloway Township, during normal library hours. Also see gallowayculturalarts.org.

The winners are: oil/acrylic: first place Rosalyn Jennings, second place RoseAnn Dukanovic, third place Pat Powell; watercolor: first place Mary Archibald, second place Andrea Johns, third place Joan Power.

Local students named to TCNJ dean's list

Students who earned the placement on the dean's list at the College of New Jersey for the fall 2011 semester included:

Micah Akerlind, Diane Iannacone, Erica Keenan, Erica Mendillo, Briana Saddler, Saagar Trivedi, Elizabeth Wimberg and Cortney Ziegler, all of Galloway Township; and Shane Robinson, of Pomona.

To achieve this honor, a student must carry 12 or more credits that semester and have a 3.5 grade point average or above.


Local students named to dean's list at University of Delaware

Students named to the University of Delaware's dean's list for fall 2011 included Jillian Farquharson, Daniel Goldfarb and Mark Schenauer, all of Galloway Township.

To meet eligibility requirements for the dean's list, a student must be enrolled full-time and earn a GPA of 3.33 or above for the semester.

Crawford earns honors at McDaniel

McDaniel College in Westminster, Md., recently announced its fall 2011 dean's list, which included Kelly E. Crawford, of Galloway Township, who received honors. Highest honors are earned for a semester grade point average of 3.90 or higher, high honors for a grade point average of 3.70-3.89, and honors for a 3.50-3.69 average.

Piratzky named to Citadel's dean's list

The Citadel, the Military College of South Carolina, honored Alexander Richard Piratzky, of Galloway Township, for academic excellence during the fall semester of the 2011-2012 academic year.

Dean's list recognition is given to those students registered for 12 or more semester hours whose grade point ratio is 3.2 or higher with no grade below a C for the previous semester's work.


Students make dean's list at Messiah

The following local students have been named to the fall 2011 dean's list at Messiah College in Grantham, Pa.

Andrew Dowling, of Galloway Township, a senior majoring in engineering;

Christie Goddard, of Galloway Township, a junior majoring in nutrition and dietetics.

Dean's list is earned by receiving a 3.6 GPA or higher on a 4.0 scale.

Washington College announces dean's list

Washington College in Chestertown, Md., has announced its dean's list for the fall 2011 semester.

The following students are recognized for their academic excellence and have achieved a grade point average of 3.4 or higher for the semester:

Kelly Bird, of Galloway Township, freshman;

Amber Washington, of Galloway Township, freshman.


Hodges named to dean's list

Katelyn M. Hodges, of Galloway Township, recently was named to the Dean's List for the fall 2011 semester at King College in Bristol, Tenn. The list recognizes those who participate in at least 12 hours of academic work and attain a semester grade point average between 3.50 and 3.99.

King College is a Presbyterian-affiliated, master's-level comprehensive college structured on a university model. Founded in 1867, it offers more than 80 majors, minors, pre-professional degrees and concentrations.

Brennan named to dean's list at York College

Named to the dean's list for the fall 2011 semester at York College of Pennsylvania was KellyAnn Brennan, of Galloway Township, a senior Behavioral Science major.

To be eligible, a student must be registered for at least 12 academic credit hours and earn a semester GPA of 3.5 or higher.


Leach receives scholarship

Megan Leach, a first-year student from Galloway Township at Shore Medical Center's School of Radiologic Technology, has been awarded an $11,000 scholarship from Atlantic Medical Imaging Foundation's Jan Astin Scholarship Fund. The award is given annually to a full-time radiology student who demonstrates a financial need and has at least a B average in their studies.

The Shore Medical Center School of Radiologic Technology is the only medical center radiology school in the area.

After completing the full-time, 24-month program, students receive a certificate in Radiologic Technology and qualify to take the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists national certification exam. Through the school's articulation agreement with Widener University, graduates can apply their radiography credits toward an associate or bachelor's degree. See shoremedicalcenter.org.


Varsalona on dean's list

Vincent Varsalona, of Galloway Township, has been named to the dean's list at the Savannah College of Art and Design in Georgia for the fall quarter of 2011.

Full-time undergraduate students who earn a grade point average of 3.5 or above for the quarter receive recognition on the dean's list.


Callender receives award

AtlantiCare recently presented the Physician Recognition Customer Service Award for the second quarter of 2011 to Dr. Gordon E. Callender, Department of Surgery, AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center, and of AtlantiCare Physician Group Surgical Associates, at ARMC's Mainland Campus.

Colleagues nominated Callender for his outstanding service to ARMC patients, their families and staff. He was recognized for excellent leadership, customer service and teaching abilities.

For more information about AtlantiCare programs and services, call 888-569-1000 or see atlanticare.org or facebook.com/atlanticare.


Stockton's Lizza receives award

Joseph Lizza, assistant director of the Campus Center for Operations and Programs at the Richard Stockton College of New Jersey received the 2011 Outstanding Professional Award from the National Association for Campus Activities. The award is presented annually to a professional staff member. Lizza has been an active member of the association for 10 years, currently serving as the education and professional development coordinator for the Mid Atlantic region.

Tioseco receives AtlantiCare award

Dr. Jennifer Tioseco, division director, AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center Department of Neonatology and neonatologist, Nemours Pediatric Partners at AtlantiCare, recently was awarded the Physician Recognition Leadership Award for the second quarter of 2011. Colleagues nominated Tioseco for her leadership, service and dedication to and support of the families and babies the NICU serves.


Pumpkin contest winners crowned

Local residents won contests during the 2011 South Jersey Pumpkin Show, held recently at the 4-H grounds on Route 50.

Organizers said thousands of people attended the festival and the Atlantic County 4-H received about $3,400 from the $2 general admission, and made an additional profit of $1,800 from its food booth.

Alexandra Nicole Hughes, 8, of Galloway Township, was fourth runner up in the Little Miss Pumpkin Show 2011 contest, where Honorable Mention winners included Alissa Taylor, 5, of Galloway Township.

All Breed Dog Show winners included: Heaviest, Barkley the Landseer Newfoundland with Tom Reynolds, of Galloway Township; Shortest Tail, Laila Ali the boxer with Brenda Kuhar, of South Egg Harbor; Best Groomed, Scooby Doo the Sheltie with Ashley Hiltner, of Galloway Township.


Wescoat honored for academics

Erinn Wescoat, of Galloway Township, was named to the Presidential Honor Roll for the 2010-11 academic year at Catawba College in Salisbury, N.C.

She was named to the dean's list for six consecutive semesters, each requiring her to earn a 3.5 grade point average in 15 or more semester hours. She also was selected as soccer team captain.


Cunningham appointed to board of API

Christy Cunningham, of Galloway Township, has been appointed to the Board of Trustees of the Alice Paul Institute. Cunningham is associate director of the Career Center of Richard Stockton College, where she manages employer relations, student counseling and staff supervision. Previously, she was director of orientation and new student programs at Towson University.

Cunningham serves as a facilitator for Lead-A-Way, an innovative in-school series for middle school girls sponsored by the Alice Paul Institute. In October, she will lead a workshop on "Becoming a Powerful Public Speaker," part of the Institute's speaker series, "Alice Paul, CEO."

Cunningham holds a B.A. in psychology and an M.Ed. in college student personnel from the University of Maryland.

The Alice Paul Institute is a nonprofit organization dedicated to educating the public about the life and work of New Jersey's most famous suffragist, Alice Stokes Paul (1885-1977), author of the Equal Rights Amendment, founder of the National Woman's Party and a lifelong activist for women's equality. API's mission is to educate the public about her life, preserve historic Paulsdale, develop future leaders, and work towards achieving women's equality. Paulsdale, Alice Paul's birthplace and family home in Mount Laurel, is a National Historic Landmark and serves as a center for celebrating women's history and leadership.

For information about the Alice Paul Institute, call the Institute at 856-231-1885 or email info@alicepaul.org or see alicepaul.org.

Absegami sports inductees for 2011 named

The Absegami Athletic Wall of Fame Committee has announced the Induction Class of 2011. The inductees are:

Gene Barber, (staff) began his teaching and coaching career at Absegami in 1977. He led Absegami to four consecutive New Jersey state wrestling titles, six South Jersey titles, coached eight NJSIAA Individual champions, 18 Cape Atlantic League titles and retired in 2010 with 507 career wins. Barber is an inducted member of the SJ Wrestling, Paulsboro HS, Camden County College, TCNJ, NJSIAA, and NCAA halls of fame.

Gary Brenner, (class of 1995) was a three sport athlete in basketball, soccer and baseball. He earned six varsity letters, was a CAL and Atlantic City Press All Star and held many school records in soccer and baseball. He played baseball at Greensboro College and in the United States Marine Corps and was a member of the All Marine baseball team in 1999-2000. Brenner is a member of the Galloway Police Department and a youth league baseball coach in Galloway.

Bob Broomhead, (class of 2000) earned 12 varsity letters at Absegami in cross country and track. He held multiple school records and was an Atlantic County champion, conference champion, South Jersey place finisher and all-state qualifier. Broomhead continued his athletic success at Rider University where he earned another 11 varsity letters. He received his B.A. in English education and is a teacher in the Absecon School District. Broomhead continues to participate in marathons and triathlons.

Joe Gargione, (class of 1999), earned six varsity letters in track and football. He placed in the state meet in both the pole vault and javelin in 1999. He lettered at The College of New Jersey in both football and track. He is second in TCNJ history in receiving TDs in a season, and third in career yards. He placed in the NCAA meet in the javelin. Gargione teaches and is the head football coach at Princeton High School in Princeton.

Sam Watt, (coaching staff, posthumously), Watt served as a boys soccer coach at Absegami high school for more than 20 years.

The 1997 Girls Track and Field Team, under head coach Janet Hutchings, won the South Jersey Group IV championship, becoming the first girls' team in school history to win a championship.

An induction dinner will be held at 6:30 pm. Oct. 20 at Blue Heron Pines Golf Club. The unveiling of the plaques will begin at 6:15 p.m. Oct. 21 prior to the homecoming football game at Absegami High School. To attend the dinner call the Absegami Athletic Office at 609-404-2070.


Peterson on dean's list at Thomas Jefferson

Casey Peterson, of Galloway Township, a nursing R.N. to BSN student, was named to the dean's list of Thomas Jefferson University for the spring semester.

Thomas Jefferson University, the largest freestanding academic medical center in Philadelphia, comprises Jefferson Medical College, Jefferson College of Graduate Studies, Jefferson Schools of Health Professions, Nursing, Pharmacy and Population Health.

Students earn certificates

Edward Beck, Patricia Fitting and Peter Pallitto, all of Galloway Township, was among the students who completed a five-month noncredit culinary career training program and received a certificate Aug. 22 from the Academy of Culinary Arts at Atlantic Cape Community College.

For more information about the noncredit training program, call the Academy at 800-645-CHEF or see atlantic.edu.


Bawgus receives scholarship to Olin College

Absegami High School student Alyssa Bawgus, of Galloway Township, recently joined 86 other students from around the world to form the ninth freshman class at Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering in Needham, Mass.

Olin College is an undergraduate engineering college offering an innovative curriculum that aims to produce technological leaders. Supported through a grant of about $460 million from the F.W. Olin Foundation, the college offers half tuition merit scholarships, valued at more than $75,000 per student, to all admitted undergraduates.

Northridge on RPI dean's list

David Northridge, of Galloway Township, an electrical engineering major, was named to the dean's list for the spring semester at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

The dean's list recognizes full-time students who maintain grade-point averages of a minimum of 3.0 out of a possible 4.0 and have no grades below C.

Local students on TCNJ dean's list

The following local students earned placement on the dean's list at the College of New Jersey for the spring 2011 semester:

Saagar Trivedi, of Galloway Township, history major;

Manuel A. Montiel, of Galloway Township, open option, humanities and social science major;

Micah P. Akerlind, of Galloway Township, elementary education major;

Cortney M. Ziegler, of Galloway Township, early childhood major.

To achieve this honor, a student must carry 12 or more credits that semester and have a 3.5 grade point average or above.


Kaplan University lists local graduates

Kaplan University, a leader in higher education innovation, celebrated the graduation of its summer 2011 class during a graduation ceremony on Aug. 6 at the Arie Crown Theater in Chicago. Mia Durand, of Galloway Township, was awarded a bachelor of science degree in information technology.


Bonanni receives masters degree

Amanda Bonanni, of Galloway Township, was awarded a master of education degree in secondary educuation with distinction during the commencement ceremony in May at Arcadia University in Glenside, Pa.


Area residents graduate from College of New Jersey

The following local residents were among 2,100 students who participated in the 2011 Commencement Ceremony at The College of New Jersey on Friday, May 13, on campus in Lions' Stadium in Ewing Township:

Justin Beres, of Galloway Township, earned a bachelor of science in interdisciplinary business.

Theresa Buckalew, of Galloway Township, earned a bachelor of science in marketing.

Eric Day, of Galloway Township, earned a bachelor of science in computer science.

Alice Lin, of Galloway Township, earned a bachelor of science in chemistry (ACS-research).


Lumor named Academic All-American

Atlantic Cape Community College student-athlete Mary Lumor, of Galloway Township, has been named an Academic All-American by the National Junior College Athletic Association for her exemplary achievement during the 2010-11 academic year.

Lumor, 20, an all-purpose volleyball player, is known for her positive attitude and her ability to play all of the positions on the court.

She has maintained a 3.72 GPA and is working toward a nursing associate in applied science degree.

To be eligible for Academic All-American recognition, student-athletes must complete three college semesters, maintain a 3.6-3.79 GPA for 45 semester hours and letter in at least one sport recognized by the NJCAA.

Murphy-Stout named to Ursinus dean's list

Adrienne Murphy-Stout, of Cologne, was named to the dean's list for the spring 2011 semester at Ursinus College in Pennsylvania. To qualify, students must achieve an average of 3.5.

Bassford graduates

Laura Bassford, of Galloway Township, graduated May 14 from Franklin & Marshall College in Lancaster, Pa. She received a bachelor of arts degree in government.

Chubb, Walsh selected for conference

Pilgrim Academy students Matthew Chubb, 16, and Logan Walsh, 16, were selected to attend the American Association of Christian Schools National Youth Legislative Training Conference in July in Washington, D.C.

The conference is intended to educate students about the inner workings of the American political system and includes a mock senate, meetings with lawmakers, tours and more.


Villanova University announces 2011 graduates

The following local residents received undergraduate degrees from Villanova University at the 2011 commencement ceremony May 15, in Villanova Stadium:

Daniel Gallagher, of Galloway Township;

Paul Lee, of Galloway Township.

Cheung on dean's list

Katrina Cheung, of Galloway Township, was named to the University at Albany's spring dean's list for outstanding academic achievement.

Cohen graduates

Neil Patrick Cohen, of Galloway Township, graduated May 6 from Northeastern University in Boston. Cohen majored in music.

Campise on dean's list, in honors group

Christian Campise, of Galloway Township, was named to the dean's list for the fall 2010 semester at Montclair State University, and the spring 2011 dean's list at Richard Stockton College in Galloway Township. Campise also was inducted into the National Society of Collegiate Scholars in March. The NSCS says it is the nation's only interdisciplinary honors organization for first- and second-year college students; it is invitation-only and based on GPA and class standing. Campise is the son of Paul and Karen Campise.


Area residents named to Rider dean's list

Rider University's colleges of Business Administration; Continuing Studies; Liberal Arts, Education, and Sciences; and Westminster College of the Arts have announced the names of undergraduate students who have been placed on the dean's list for the spring 2011 semester.

Area dean's list students are:

Nicole Tartaglio, of Galloway Township, a senior Elementary Education major;

Laura Garraty, of Galloway Township, a sophomore Communication major.

Chiw graduates from Gettysburg College

Charisee Chiw, of Galloway Township, graduated cum laude from Gettysburg College on May 22. Chiw majored in PHY-S.

The college enrolls 2,600 undergraduate students and is located on a 200-acre campus adjacent to the Gettysburg National Military Park in Pennsylvania.

Isgro graduates from Delaware Valley College

Dorothy Prisco, vice president for academic affairs and dean of the faculty at Delaware Valley College, announced that Michael Isgro, of Galloway Township, is among the college's list of May graduates.

Delaware Valley College is a multi-disciplinary four-year institution in Doylestown, Pa.

GCCC kindergarteners graduate

On June 10, the kindergarten classes at the Galloway Community Charter School participated in a graduation ceremony where they released butterflies to commemorate the students "flying up" to the next level. The students wore caps they constructed and decorated.

GCCC's 2011 graduating kindergarteners included:

Elisa Cabrera, Galloway Township

Jayden Caprice, Galloway Township

Eric Estergren, Galloway Township

Anntwanette Floyd, Galloway Township

Murtesa Jawhar, Galloway Township

Saniyah Justiniano, Galloway Township

Joslyn Lobaza, Galloway Township

Prada McGaney, Galloway Township

Gabriel Myers, Galloway Township

Joshua Nunez, Galloway Township

Mahek Patel, Galloway Township

Ajani Pinkett, Galloway Township

Ani'yah Thornton, Galloway Township


Delaney on dean's list at Lebanon Valley

Colleen L. Delaney, of Smithville, a senior biochemistry and molecular biology and Spanish major, was named to the spring 2011 dean's list at Lebanon Valley College in Annville, Pa. Dean's list students must maintain a 3.4 average out of a possible 4.0.

Jagger on dean's list at Florida Tech

Alexis Jagger, of Galloway Township, was named to the dean's list for the spring semester at Florida Institute of Technology in Melbourne, Fla.

To be included on the dean's list, a student must complete 12 or more graded credits in a semester with a semester grade point average of at least 3.4.


Local students make dean's list at Messiah College

Andrew Dowling, of Galloway Township, a senior majoring in engineering; and Christie Goddard, of Galloway Township, a sophomore majoring in nutrition and dietetics, were named to the dean's list for the 2011 spring semester at Messiah College in Grantham, Pa. To qualify, students must earn a 3.6 GPA or higher on a 4.0 scale.

Cohen graduates from Grove City College

Samuel Cohen, of Galloway Township, received a bachelor of science degree in phys/gen sci s/ed, during commencement exercises May 14 at Grove City College in Grove City, Pa.

Dunkle earns M.A. from Holy Family University

Sharon M. Dunkle, of Galloway Township, received a master of business administration degree from Holy Family University on May 14 in Verizon Hall of the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts in Philadelphia.

Leek earns master's degree from Scranton University

Jeffrey G. Leek, of Galloway Township, earned a master of science degree in educational administration from the University of Scranton's College of Graduate and Continuing Education during the post-baccalaureate commencement ceremony May 28.


Smithville's Sullivan receives Four Chaplains Award

Four members of the Cape-Atlantic Marine Corps League on May 1 received the 2011 Four Chaplains Award, also known as the Legion of Merit, presented in cooperation with the Chapel of the Four Chaplains headquartered at the old Philadelphia Navel Shipyard.

Recipients were John Sullivan, of Smithville, Pat Scannell, of Mays Landing, Frank Vesely, of Brigantine, and Joe Hiers, of Egg Harbor Township. They received their awards May 1.

This award is given in recognition of service to all people regardless of race or faith, and is named for four chaplains who gave up their life vests to other soldiers during the sinking of the U.S. troop ship Dorchester during World War II.


ACCC inducts students into honor society

Atlantic Cape Community College welcomed 198 inductees into the Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society in April.

Established by two-year college presidents in 1918, Phi Theta Kappa recognizes the academic achievements of two-year college students and encourages academic growth. In 1929, the American Association of Community Colleges recognized Phi Theta Kappa as the official honor society for two-year colleges. It is the largest honor society in American higher education today, with more than 2 million members in the United States, U.S. territories, Canada and Germany.

Candidates must meet the following criteria for induction: a full- or part-time student enrolled at Atlantic Cape; has earned 12 general education credits to date, either from Atlantic Cape or another community college; and holds a 3.5 cumulative GPA. Inductees included:

Samantha Baker, Amanda Brown, George Dixon, Nicole Farina, Isabelle Fiore, Heidi Geckeler, VanAnh Huynh, Roma John, Byron Jones, Kenneth Kin, Galina Kinel, Mary Lumor, Stephanie Maruca, Joanne Pereira, Lisa Scarfo, Thomas Snyder, Anh Tran, Mark Wexler, Sing Yuen and Michele Moore, all of Galloway Township.

Charter Tech student wins award

VSA arts of New Jersey, a nonprofit statewide organization that provides arts opportunities for people with disabilities, was to honor the recipients of the 2011 Arts Achievement Awards on April 30 in North Brunswick. The awards recognize students ages 14 to 21 who demonstrate outstanding involvement in the arts. Alysssa Mandra, of Galloway Township, from the Charter Tech High School for the Performing Arts, received the Recognition in the Arts Award.

Residents on dean's list at Rowan

The following students earned a 3.45 grade point average or above for the fall 2010 semester and were named to the Rowan University fall 2010 Dean's List:

Justin Thomas Abate, Amira Malika Anderson, Andrea Cecilia Canella, Justin Neal Disharoon, Ross Currie Gordon, David P. Kantz, Matthew Lanzoni, Amanda Marie Nelson, Christopher Luray Pickett, Heather Florence Silver, Emily C. Steinhauser, Robert Anthony Reilly, Lauren P. Mesanko, all of Galloway Township.

ACCC students inducted into Sigma Kappa Delta

Atlantic Cape Community College students were inducted into Sigma Kappa Delta, an English honor society for two-year colleges, on April 26. Inductees included Lisa Scarfo and Mark Wexler, of Galloway Township. Students from all majors are eligible. To qualify, students must earn a minimum of 15 credit hours, a 3.5 average in at least two English courses, and a 3.5 overall grade point average.


Kin inducted into honor society

Kenneth Kin was inducted into the Alpha Delta Mu Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa at Atlantic Cape Community College.

Kin, majoring in Journalism/Broadcasting, is married to Heidi Kin, of Galloway Township.

Established in 1918 by two-year college presidents, Phi Theta Kappa is the oldest society serving two-year colleges around the world.

Silvestro honored for volunteer work

CASA volunteer Lynne Silvestro, of Galloway Township, received the Presidential Volunteer Service Award for volunteering more than 500 lifetime hours to the organization. Silvestro received a certificate and letter signed by President Obama and a service pin at CASA's annual Volunteer Appreciation Party held on April 6 at The Chelsea Prime Restaurant in Atlantic City.

The Presidential Volunteer Service Award has three levels of honor - bronze, silver and gold. Silvestro received the highest level honor, gold .

Delaney to present chemistry project

The first annual Celebration of Student Learning at Lebanon Valley College, Annville, Pa., will include poster presentations, art displays, poetry readings, oral research presentations, and musical recitals. The celebration begins on April 25, and will feature select student presentations from every department on campus.

Colleen Delaney, of Smithville, a junior biochemistry and molecular biology major, will present with the Chemistry department. Delaney's presentation is titled "Proteolytic Analysis of a Putative Transmembrane Receptor."

Residents on Thomas Jefferson University dean's list

The following students were named to the dean's list of Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia for the fall 2010 semester:

Casey Peterson, of Galloway Township, a nursing RN to BSN student;

Kelly Stezzi, of Galloway Township, a nursing RN to BSN student.

Thomas Jefferson University comprises Jefferson Medical College, Jefferson College of Graduate Studies, Jefferson Schools of Health Professions, Nursing, Pharmacy and Population Health.

William Paterson University announces dean's list

William Paterson University in Wayne named students to the dean's list for the Fall 2010 semester, including:

Ebony Hadley, of Smithville

Students must carry a minimum of 12 credits for the semester and earn a grade point average of 3.45 or better to qualify.

Arts center announces winners

The Galloway Cultural Arts Center has announced winners for the "Inspirations" exhibit on display through April 9 at the Galloway Township branch of the Atlantic County Library on Jimmie Leeds Road.

Watercolor: 1st place, Peggy Tomkinson, ‘Mt. Road'; 2nd, Sheila Sporkin-Edel, ‘Alfie'; 3rd, Martha Piccone, ‘Nature's Beauty Before Frost'

Oils and acrylics: 1st, Bill Horner, ‘January 2011'; 2nd, Doug Dwyer, ‘Egg Harbor River'; 3rd, Marguerita Nanfara, ‘Rooster.'

Photography: 1st, Andrea Johns, ‘Dragonfly'; 2nd, Dennis Loughlin, ‘A Young Paparazza'; 3rd, Lucy Jerue, ‘Tracy Arm Fjord.'

Galloway resident earns honors at Kean University

Lisa Dunfee, of Galloway Township, has received summa cum laude honors recognition for the fall 2010 semester at Kean University. More than 750 Kean University students were recognized for their outstanding academic achievements. Students who achieved honor roll distinction maintained a semester grade point average of at least 3.45 and successfully completed 12 or more credit hours.


Villanova University announces dean’s list

The following local residents are on the dean’s list in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Villanova University for the 2010 fall semester:

Villanova University announces dean’s list

The following local residents are on the dean’s list in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Villanova University for the 2010 fall semester:

Daniel Gallagher, of Galloway Township, senior

Caitlin Wubbena, of Galloway Township, senior

King on dean’s list at Loyola University Maryland

Loyola University Maryland has named Jill King, a member of the class of 2011 from Absecon, to its fall 2010 dean’s list. In order to qualify for the Dean’s List at Loyola, a student must have a GPA of at least 3.5 with a minimum of 15 credits.

Tyszka on dean’s list at U. of Mary Washington

The University of Mary Washington has announced its dean’s list for the fall semester of the 2010-11 academic year. The dean’s list recognizes outstanding academic achievement by full-time students who attain a minimum grade-point average of 3.5 out of a possible 4.0.

Robert Tyszka, a sophomore from Galloway Township, was among the 781 students named to the dean’s list.

ACIT students win regional HOSA medals

The Health Occupations Students of America regional competition took place Feb. 5 at Salem County Vocational Technical School. ACIT participants won 22 medals, including five gold, three silver and four bronze. The HOSA state competition will take place March 19 20 at the Gloucester County Institute of Technology. Winners Feb. 5 included:

CPR/first aid:

7th place: Sussette Muniz, of Galloway Township and Jackie Michel, of Galloway Township

Stockton announces dean’s list

Students on the fall 2010 dean’s list for the Richard Stockton College of New Jersey included:

Galloway Township: Kelsey Burns, Christopher Coyle, Patricia Farland, Daniel Jackson, Kunal Makadia, Stephanie McCann, Charmaine Morgan, Timothy Wilson, Dickson Yuen, Craig Breininger, Elizabeth Longfield, Kiril Velichkov, Yusra Khan, Falshruti Patel, Khushbu Thaker, Matthew Allen, Monica Atallah, Amanda Bobb, Antonio Fiorentino, Sarah Gabros, Atossa Ghorashi, Amalia Martinez, Rebecca Meissner, Phillip Naylor, Sabrina Patel, Sagar Patel, Vaibhavee Pathak, Kaitlyn Rhatigan, Sydney Saunders, Natalie Simon, Meaghan Stonnell, Brittany Boone, Rezaul Kazi, Edward Kehoe, Dana Klukovska, Nicole Lanzoni, Monique Malouf, Jordan Palamar, Krishna Pandya, Kunal Pandya, Umang Patel, Joshua Petro, Chirag Shah, Ishan Shah, Michael Szklarski, Jessica Favorito, Nhan Huynh, Akshati Naik, Han Tran, Alisa Doyle, John Martin, Daniel Sergeant, Christian Coyle, Stephen Kantz, Charles Kern, Danielle Michelotti, Donovan Myers, Ashley Adams, Andrew Hofstetter, Thuy-Ngan Vu, Daniel Favorito, William Albertson, Matthew Generally, Michelle Gueli, Kelly Hart, Nicole Pietrowicz, Amanda Otero, Tanya Arlington, Ashley Barredo, Lane Jackson, Samantha O’Donovan, Emilia Porozko, Danielle Straughn, Bonnie Wolf, Arielle Gaudiello, Ryan Lewis, Shannon Miller, Daniel Renaud, Marie Cantona, Kristen Myers, Heather Renaud, Sonya Shah, Kyle McKeon, Mihir Patel, Erika Colatrella, Jennifer Gardener, John Murray, Aisha Bibi, Mary Oliver, Alyssa Quirk, Katelin Rennie, Gloria Sanchez, Brittany Santoro, Edward Sarama, Elizabeth Buhl, David Favorito, Barnett Frankel, Brittany Soto, Brittany Annibali, Brenda La, Kelly Ann Brennan, Alana Di Filippo, Remi Frieze, Rachel Lewis, Austin Spray, Jessica Eisenstein, Rachelle Fane, Rayanna Littleton, Joseph McCabe, Tatsiana Lukic, Dana Christensen, Christa Marrow, Erline Hertilien, Alexandra Maldonado, Alexia Vidal, Akua Yamoah, Lori Lenzi, Isabelle Brousse, Joseph Hartnett, Patricia Tong, Patricia Ott.

Port Republic: Erik Nelson, Emily Capille, Shannon Doherty, Nicholas Bliss, Donna Passarelli.

Demarest graduates from York College

Andrew Demarest, of Galloway Township, graduated Cum Laude with a bachelor of science degree in secondary education-general science in December from York College of Pennsylvania.

York College offers more than 50 baccalaureate majors in professional programs, the sciences and humanities to its 4,600 undergraduate students, as well as offers master's programs in business, education and nursing.

LaTorre named to FDU-Florham honors list

Matthew LaTorre, of Galloway Township, has been named to the honors list at Fairleigh Dickinson University's College at Florham in Madison for the fall 2010 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).

Local students named to dean's list at FDU-Florham

Students at Fairleigh Dickinson University's College at Florham in Madison have been named to the dean's list for the fall 2010 semester. To qualify for the dean's list, a student must carry a 3.2 or better grade point average out of a possible 4.0 and be enrolled in a minimum of 12 letter-graded hours (four courses). The following students qualified:

Dexter Hawkins, of Galloway Township;

Janis Kargbo, of Galloway Township.

Area residents named to Rider University dean's list

Rider University's colleges of Business Administration; Continuing Studies; Liberal Arts, Education, and Sciences; and Westminster College of the Arts have announced the names of undergraduate students who have been placed on the dean's list for the fall 2010 semester. Area dean's list students are:

Laura Garraty, of Galloway Township, a freshman communication major;

Kristina Morrison, of Galloway Township, a sophomore journalism major.

Rider University has campuses in Lawrenceville and Princeton, and is an independent, residential university with nearly 6,000 students.

Brooks on dean's list

Alison Brooks, of Galloway Township, was named to the dean's list at Salisbury University for the fall 2010 semester.

Salisbury University is located in Salisbury, Md., on the Eastern Shore 30 miles from the Atlantic Ocean and 20 miles from the Chesapeake Bay.

Albano on dean's list

Louis Albano, of Galloway Township, was named to the dean's list for the fall quarter 2010 at the Art Institute of Philadelphia, where he is majoring in Media Art + Animation. He also received an award for "Best of Quarter" in Animation Studio.

Area students on honors list at FDU-Metro

Fairleigh Dickinson University's Metropolitan Campus has released the names of New Jersey students who qualified for the honors list for the fall 2010 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). The following qualified:

Harry Hiltner, of Galloway Township;

Ada Contreras, of Galloway Township.

The University's Metropolitan Campus for Professional and International Studies, located in the dynamic NY/NJ corridor in Teaneck features a university atmosphere with an international perspective, attracting students from the U.S. and around the world.


Galloway woman wins at O.C. art show

The Ocean City Fine Arts League has announced the winners of its February art competition, whose theme was "Red." They included Nancy Palermo, of Galloway Township, first place; Peg Ditmar, of Cape May Court House, second place; Kathy Nichols, of Upper Township and Suzanne Forrest, of Ocean City, honorable mentions.

A free exhibition of all of the entries and winners will be on display at the Art on Asbury Gallery, 608 Asbury Ave., through the month of February. For more information call the gallery at 609-814-0308 or see oceancityfineartleague.org.

Dornan on president's list

Lindsay Dornan, of Galloway Township, has been named to the president's list for the 2010-11 fall semester at James Madison University in Virginia. She is seeking a master's degree in elementary education.


Isgro on dean's list at Delaware Valley

Dr. Dorothy Prisco, Delaware Valley College's Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Faculty, announced that Michael Isgro, of Galloway Township, has been honored for academic achievement by being named to the fall 2010 dean's list.

Delaware Valley College is an independent, four-year residential institution in Doylestown, Pa., that enrolls 1,700 full-time undergraduates studying 27 majors.

Jacovini on dean's list at U. of New Haven

Gianna Jacovini, of Galloway Township, was named to the dean's list at the University of New Haven for the fall 2010 semester. Full-time undergraduate students must have a 3.5 or better cumulative GPA for the semester to be eligible for the dean's list.

A leader in experiential education, the University of New Haven provides its students with a valuable combination of solid liberal arts and real-world, hands-on professional training. Founded in 1920, UNH is a private, top-tier comprehensive university with an 80-acre main campus in West Haven, Conn.


Butala studies abroad

Lake Forest College student Nathan Butala, of Galloway Township, spent the fall 2010 semester studying abroad in Paris, France, with the Lake Forest Paris Program. Butala is a graduate of Peddie School in Hightstown.

Held in the fall semester each year, the Paris program provides intensive language study with an on-site French Culture seminar and an internship chosen from opportunities in a variety of fields. Students experience full immersion as they work, study, and live with French families.

Lake Forest College is a national liberal arts institution located 30 miles north of downtown Chicago. The college has 1,400 students representing 47 states and 71 countries.

Taggart on dean's list at Quinnipiac University

Sarah Taggart, of Galloway Township, has been named to the dean's list for the fall 2010 semester at Quinnipiac University.


Hodges on King College President's List

Katelyn M. Hodges, of Galloway Township, was named to the King College President's List for the fall semester 2010. The list recognizes those who participate in at least 12 hours of academic work and achieve a perfect 4.0 semester grade point average.

Located in Bristol, Tenn., King College is a private, comprehensive college founded in the Presbyterian tradition, offering more than 80 majors, minors, concentrations and pre-professional programs.


Goddard on Messiah dean's list

Christie Goddard, of Galloway Township, a sophomore majoring in nutrition and dietetics, was named to the dean's list for the 2010 fall semester at Messiah College.

Students need to earn a 3.6 GPA or higher on a 4.0 scale to be included on the dean's list.

Messiah College, a private Christian college of the liberal and applied arts and sciences, enrolls 2,800 undergraduate students in 55 majors. Established in 1909, the primary campus is located in Grantham, Pa., near the state capital of Harrisburg. A satellite campus affiliated with Temple University is located in Philadelphia.


St. Augustine senior achieves honor

Jason Del Re, of Galloway Township, was among six seniors at St. Augustine Prep named Commended Students in the 2011 National Merit Scholarship Program by placing among the top 1 percent of 1.5 million high school students nationwide who took the 2009 PSAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test.

Shore student earns $9,000 scholarship

Ken Lai, a first-year student from Galloway Township at the Shore Memorial Hospital's School of Radiologic Technology, has received a $9,000 scholarship from the Atlantic Medical Imaging Foundation's Jan Astin Scholarship Fund.

The Shore Memorial Hospital School of Radiologic Technology is the only hospital-based radiology school in the area. After completion of the full-time, 24-month program, students receive a Certificate in Radiologic Technology and qualify to take the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) national certification exam. Through the school's articulation agreement with Widener University in Chester, Pa., graduates can apply radiography credits toward an associate's or bachelor's degree. For more information, see www.shorememorial.org.

Patient care associate honored

AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center's Professional Development and Recognition Council honored more than 50 nurses at its annual Nursing Recognition Tea on Oct. 20.

The council recognized Galina Kinel, a patient care associate from Galloway Township, as the 2010 Amanda Scholarship Fund recipient. Kinel received a $1,000 scholarship for nursing school.

Stockton students graduate

Students graduating recently from the Richard Stockton College of New Jersey in Galloway Township included:

Galloway Township: Amy Berger BA, Michelle Bianco BS, Shannon Bibile BS, Loretta Brewster BA, Timothy Buckley BFA, Katrina Cantell BA, Danielle Channell BS, Ruben Conde MA, Lauren Cournoyer BA, Kimberly Cullen DPT, Antonio Fiorentino BS, Kamal Gadaa BA, Melody Georgiou BS, Sharon Giordano MA, Courtney Gitto BS, Michael Hackett BS, Eric Hamann BS, Tova Ioannucci BA, Vipreet Janjua BS, Dhairya Kamdar BS, Keith Langfelder BA, Rachel Lewis BS, Miguel Marin BA, Carlos Martinez BS, Krystal Miller MA, Donovan Myers BA, Eric Negri BA, Shady Osman BS, Krishna Pandya BS, Kunal Pandya BS, Falshruti Patel BS, Mitul Patel BS, Dharabahen Patel BS, Sejal Patel BS, Justin Purdom BS, Kanal Rana BS, Julio Reyes BS, Norberto Saitta BA, Brittany Santoro BA, Daniel Sergeant BA, Ishan Shah BS, Atit Shah BS, Rebecca Smith BA, Carol Spack BA, Shameika Spence BS, Ashley Stamelos BA, Hueanh Tran BS, Thuy-Ngan Vu BA, Kunal Vyas BS, Jaime Welcher BA, Liana Williams BA, Tatsiana Lukic BS; Pomona: Erline Hertilien BA, Lori Lenzi BA, Daniel McClain MA, Evan Weissman BA; Smithville: Anthony Devlin BA, Steven Hannon BS, Joseph Hartnett BS, Byron Hoy BS, Regina Ludmer MA, Diana Muse BS, Patricia Ott BA, Patricia Tong BA.