VIRGINIA MILITARY INSTITUTE
Area students are among those who received degrees in recent commencement ceremonies including: Nathan B. Kraemer, of Emmaus, who received a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics and business and his graduating honors include an Army commission; Drew S. Switzer, of Macungie, received a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering with a mathematics minor and his graduating honors include distinguished Air Force graduate, an Air Force commission, distinguished graduate and institute honors.
Brian Thomas Mantone, of Macungie and Nicole Carol Popule, of Wescosville, are among students named to the president’s list for the spring 2018 semester.
NORTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY
Uttej Ummadisetti, of Macungie, received a Master of Science degree in industrial and systems engineering in recent commencement ceremonies.
SAINT FRANCIS UNIVERSITY
Patrick Bryan, of Emmaus, is among students named to the provost’s list for the spring 2018 semester.
NORTHAMPTON COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Area students are among those named to the dean’s list for the spring 2018 semester including:
Shady Sherif Fayek Labib Younan, Henry Fisher, Brielle Gemberling, Madison Horn, Lisa Ma, Omar Ahmed, Matthew Hamati, Rachel Gevirtz, Gray Schick, Anas Kamal, all of Allentown; Sabrina Kennedy, Julia Bebout, Roland Nowak, Danika Marzillier, all of Emmaus; Patrick Champagne, Rohail Khan, Ryan Paradise, Daniel Yu, all of Macungie (18062) of Macungie; Caitlyn Cole, of Trexlertown.
Putt U, 5201 Route 309, Center Valley, will celebrate its 20th anniversary by holding “The Craziest Mini-Golf Tournament Ever” 9 a.m. July 14 and will donate a total of $4,000 to local charities.
In this special tournament, golfers must play 18 holes with anything but a regular putter. No golf clubs are allowed, so players are encouraged to bring the most creative and outrageous gadget they can use to putt with. Prizes will be awarded to the person with the lowest score and the person with the “best putting gadget.”
GEISINGER COMMONWEALTH SCHOOL OF MEDICINE
Esteban Mercado, of Allentown and Ashanth Thomas, of Emmaus, are among students who received doctor of medicine degrees in recent commencement ceremonies.
UNIVERSITY OF THE SCIENCES
Area students are among those named to the dean’s list for the spring 2018 semester including: Mariah Alston, of Alburtis; Matthew Kline and Samuel Lin, both of Allentown.