to dean's list
Nicole Hoffmann, of Cape May Court House, majoring in English, was among the students who earned dean's list honors for the fall 2013 semester at St. 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.
DARE Officer of Year
Lower Township Police Officer Darrin Hickok received the New Jersey DARE Officer of the Year award, presented at the state DARE annual training conference at Caesar's Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City.
Hickok, a 20-year veteran of the Lower Township Police Department, was recognized for his continuous commitment and dedication to the children of Lower Township.
In addition to instructing more than 3,300 students, Hickok has dedicated his time to a DARE Leadership Camp each summer for his eleven-year tenure as a DARE officer and instructor. He has dedicated himself to ensuring that the children of Lower Township are equipped with the skills necessary to resist the pressures to use drugs or become involved in gangs, a statement from the department said.
into honor society
Undergraduate students in the Rutgers-Camden College of Arts and Sciences have been inducted into the Athenaeum Honor Society. They included Altinay Cortes and Margo Silcox, of Cape May Court House, and Rachel Koehler, of Wildwood.
Athenaeum is the undergraduate honor society at the Camden Campus of Rutgers University. Membership in Athenaeum is limited to juniors maintaining a cumulative grade-point average of no less than 3.70 (out of 4.0) and to seniors maintaining a cumulative average of no less than 3.50.
into honor society
Francesca Donio, of Wildwood, a freshman middle level education (pre-major) major, was among 87 students at Coastal Carolina University recently inducted into the campus chapter of Phi Eta Sigma National Honor Society.
The annual induction was held in the James J. Johnson Auditorium, and 55 students participated. Professor Maria Bachman, chair of CCU's Department of English, delivered the keynote address. Membership celebrates outstanding academic performance after the completion of one full semester of college work. Phi Eta Sigma emphasizes those personal qualities that are essential to a successful and happy life.
The Wildwood High School Alumni and Friends presented four 2013 graduates with their scholarships. The recipients:
Tiffany Breslin, attending the College of St. Elizabeth; Jose Otero, attending the Richard Stockton College of New Jersey; Kelsi Toland, attending Florida Gulf Coast University; Michael Veltri, attending Rowan University.
Two graduates were awarded the Herman and Irene Gulick awards at the June Class Day assembly:
Danielle Aydelotte, Mathematics Award, attending the Richard Stockton College of New Jersey; Courtney Davis, Language Award, attending Monmouth University.
to Phi Beta Kappa
Alexander Carnes, of Cape May, has been elected to the Phi Beta Kappa chapter at Beloit College. Carnes is a junior.
The Board of Directors at Naval Air Station Wildwood Aviation Museum has recognized Brian Ferrante, Richie Mayor and Phillip Smith as outstanding volunteers.
Ferrante, of Wildwood, has a bachelor's degree in history from Jersey City University. He assisted museum staff by researching information for new exhibits.
Mayor is retired from IBM and has contributed to the museum through substantial matching gifts from IBM in return for his volunteer service. Mayor helps with the museum's electronics, technical problems and a variety of special projects.
Smith, of Cape May, is retired from the pharmaceutical industry. He helps out in the gift shop on the busiest summer days.
Burke named to dean's list
Ryan Burke, of Cape May Court House, a graduate of Middle Township High School, was among the Lafayette College students named to the dean's list for outstanding academic achievement during the fall 2013 semester.
To qualify, students achieved at least a 3.60 semester grade point average on a 4.0 scale.
Three named to honor society
Chad Murnaghan, of Cape May Court House, Brianna Yuhas, of Erma, and Emma Marie Price, of Villas, attending Atlantic Cape Community College, recently were inducted into Sigma Kappa Delta, an English honor society for two-year colleges.
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.