Rebecca Slomowitz of Glen Mills, a senior psychology major at Penn State Brandywine, received the undergraduate student research award at Brandywine’s academic recognition ceremony recently.
Slomowitz, a graduate of Garnet Valley High School, has researched working memory in infants. She also received the Evan Pugh Scholar Award, which is named for Penn State’s first president and awarded to students in the top 0.5 percent of their class.
SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. Julia Ann Lockman of Springfield was named a McMurran Scholar, Shepherd University’s highest academic honor, during the 54th McMurran Scholar Convocation recently.
McMurran Scholars must complete a minimum of 92 semester hours, maintain a minimum 3.86 grade point average, complete two consecutive semesters of study at Shepherd, and be nominated by at least three faculty members. Nominees must then be approved by the entire Shepherd University faculty.
The McMurran Scholar award, established in 1961, is named in honor of Joseph McMurran, who served as the first principal when Shepherd was established in 1871 until 1882.
La Salle University
PHILADELPHIA The following La Salle University students made the dean’s list for the fall 2014 semester:
ASTON: Casey Glatts and Jordan Harlon.
BOOTHWYN: Michelle Hagarty and Monica Twardowski.
BROOMALL: Jordan Bryan.
CLIFTON HEIGHTS: Brittany McCauley.
DREXEL HILL: Colleen Eldon, Devin McGrath, Kelly Noone, Tara Skurka and John Sneh.
GLEN MILLS: William Repetto, Katie Stec and Robert Cichewicz.
HAVERTOWN: Sean Fash, Christian Giambuzzi, Jamie Gross, Rebecca Lorello, Daniel McLoone, Lisa Mintzer, Joseph Ravert and Gina Smith.
LANSDOWNE: Chanise Davis and Erika Lawrence.
MEDIA: Jacob Erdy, Robert Juliana and Kerry Newby.
NEWTOWN SQUARE: Tiffany Capoferri.
RIDLEY PARK: Amy Trinh.
SPRINGFIELD: Kelsey Kilgore.
UPPER DARBY: Alexander Crosby, Andrea Lorenos and Kanysha Phillips.
University of Scranton
SCRANTON Brittany Moyer of West Chester was among the 80 University of Scranton students inducted into Beta Gamma Sigma, the business honor society.
To be considered for induction, students must rank in the upper 7 percent of the junior class, upper 10 percent of the senior class or upper 20 percent of the graduating master’s class. The university’s chapter of the honor society was established in 1997.
Moyer is a senior in the Kania School of Management at the Jesuit university.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
WORCESTER, Mass. Worcester Polytechnic Institute announced that the following Delaware County students are Charles O. Thompson Scholars for the 2014-15 academic year:
Ryan Cooney of Wallingford, a first-year student majoring in electrical and computer engineering, Gianluca Tarquinio of Wayne, a first-year student majoring in robotics engineering, and William Thompson of Clifton Heights, a first-year student majoring in chemistry.
Lebanon Valley College
ANNVILLE The following area residents earned degrees at Lebanon Valley College’s 146th Commencement recently:
Michael Dougherty of Springfield received a bachelor of arts degree in sociology. Dougherty is a graduate of Cardinal O’Hara High School.
Dominick DuVernois of Springfield received a bachelor of science in accounting and business administration. DuVernois graduated with Summa Cum Laude honors and was named to Who’s Who Among Students in American Colleges and Universities. DuVernois is a graduate of Springfield High School.
Casey Hirst of Media received a bachelor of science and doctor of physical therapy in physical therapy. Hirst is a graduate of Strath Haven High School.
Morgan Miller of Berwyn received a doctor of physical therapy in physical therapy. Miller is a graduate of Conestoga High School.
Bethany Lang, a Neumann University senior, is in very rare company. She is one of 13 women in the country to win an NCAA Women’s Enhancement Program Postgraduate Scholarship.
The $7,500 awards are given to women who enroll full time in a graduate degree program with the goal of achieving a career in athletics.
A sport and entertainment management major, Lang plans on attending West Chester University in the fall to obtain a master’s degree in public administration with a concentration in sports and athletics. In addition to her studies at WCU, Lang will also be a working as a graduate assistant. Her goal is to be an athletic director.
Sports have always been a part of Lang’s life. In high school she played soccer, and ran track and cross county. At Neumann, Lang ran for the university’s track teams. Her signature event was the 800 meters, and she made history as the first female steeplechase runner for the university.
“I believe lessons, skills and values are learned through participation in sports. By being an athlete, I became confident in my abilities and learned determination, goal setting, team work, and success,” she said.
Lang completed three internships during her years at Neumann, and each was sports oriented. She worked as a marketing intern with the Reading Fightin’ Phils, the Phillies’ Double-A affiliate in the Eastern League, and with the Eagles. Her favorite internship, however, was with the Williamson Free School of Mechanical Trades in Middletown.
“I was the first intern their athletic director ever had, and I did everything an athletic director would do. That is where I decided I wanted to be an athletic director,” Lang said.
In addition to the scholarship, Lang was invited to attend the 2015 NCAA Career in Sports Forum in Indianapolis in June. The annual event brings together 200 selected student-athletes to learn and explore potential careers in sports, with the primary focus on intercollegiate athletics.
To be considered for the scholarship, Lang submitted an online application, an essay about her career goals, and three letters of recommendation.
She graduated from Neumann May 16.