Cedar Crest College welcomed Abigail Disney March 14 as part of The William D. Reimert lecture series.
Disney, who is the daughter of Roy E. Disney, and niece of Walt Disney, is an American filmmaker, philanthropist and social entrepreneur.
She spoke passionately in front of a full room of Cedar Crest College students, faculty, staff and members of the community about her journey of devotion to women throughout the world.
Her lecture entitled, "Why Women Matter" shared the inspiration for the documentary "Pray the Devil Back to Hell."
In what was a tragic St. Patrick's Day in Emmaus, four people died in a South 5th Street fire which started just before noon March 17.
The initial call to the Lehigh County Communications Center reporting the fire was received approximately 11:52 a.m. and the fire quickly spread throughout the multi-dwelling home at 36 through 38 South 5th Street.
Andrew Kelly, of Allentown, was named to the dean's list at Rider University. Kelly is a junior majoring in finance.
Tiffanie Figueroa, of Macungie, was named to the dean's list at Mount Ida College.
Katherine Larson, daughter of Egon and Jane Larson, made the dean's list at Temple University. Larson, a 2011 graduate of Emmaus High School, is an art major in Temple's Tyler School of Arts and is a member of the Golden Key International Honor Society.
Editor's Note: The Press is running a 3-part series on former Press writer Jean Stoneback. Stoneback was a columnist with The Press for many years, writing about life on "The Patch" in Alburtis. Readers enjoyed hearing about Stoneback's family and life on the farm. In this series, we will learn about the family history, her house and the renovations to the home.
Jean Caroline Butz Stoneback, born in 1920, passed away at the age of 90 Sept. 2, 2010.
Philip Krupka, of Allentown, was named to the dean's list at Marist College. Krupka is majoring in biomedical sciences.
Anto Martinovic, of Allentown, was named to the dean's list at Marist College. Martinovic is majoring in business administration with an emphasis in international business.
Kelsey Reube, daughter of Dennis and Pam Reube, of Salisbury Township, was named to the dean's list at Shippensburg University. Reube is a 2009 graduate of Salisbury High School.
The Pennsylvania DUI Association presented a class to help local officers identify drivers impaired by drugs at the Lehigh Valley Hospital – Muhlenberg March 7.
The Advanced Roadside Impaired Driving Enforcement training session was designed to prepare the 45 officers in attendance for the possibility of optional training to become a Drug Enforcement Expert.
Daryl LaPointe, one of the officers teaching the class, said there are seven DREs in Northampton and Lehigh counties and only about eight in the entire eastern portion of Pennsylvania.
Umar Soss, of Allentown, was named to the dean's list at Thomas Jefferson University in the Jefferson School of Nursing.