Thursday, May 30, 2013
Kelsey Dolan achieved a grade point average of 3.5 or better for the spring semester.
The following was submitted on behalf of Saint Joseph's College of Maine. Have something you'd like to announce to the community? Upload it here. Kelsey Dolan of Hackettstown was named to the Dean's List at Saint Joseph's College of Maine for the spring semester. To be eligible for Dean's list, a student must attain an average of 3.5 or better.
Jan Jones was granted honorary membership to Centenary College's Phi Alpha honor society.
The following was submitted by Centenary College. Have something you'd like to announce to the community? Upload it here. The Centenary College Bachelor of Social Work Program’s Sigma Rho chapter of Phi Alpha honor society recently granted an honorary membership to Jan Jones, a counselor at Sussex County Community College (SCCC), for her support of social work education and practice. Jones, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, earned her Master’s in Social Work (MSW) at New York University and has approximately 20 years of direct practice experience. Several of the founding student members of the newly established Phi Alpha at Centenary transferred to the BSW Program after completing an Associate’s degree in Human Services at SCCC. Phi …
Wednesday, May 29, 2013
Joseph Garofalo one of hundreds of the school's graduates this month.
The following was submitted on behalf of the University of Scranton. Have something you'd like to announce to the community? Upload it here. Joseph R. Garofalo of Hackettstown was among the record number of graduate degree recipients who earned degrees from The University of Scranton at its post-baccalaureate commencement on May 25. The Jesuit university conferred 65 doctoral degrees in physical therapy and 748 master's degrees at the ceremony held on campus. Garofalo earned a Master of Business Administration degree with a major in general business from The University of Scranton. Graduates represented 38 states, including Alaska, Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Michigan, Minnesota, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North …
Sunday, May 26, 2013
Michelle Wolfrum received diploma at Quinnipiac University commencement ceremony.
The following was submitted on behalf of Quinnipiac University. Have something you'd like to announce to the community? Upload it here. Michelle Wolfrum, of Hackettstown, received a Master of Arts in Teaching Secondary Education from Quinnipiac University during a commencement ceremony held May 12 at the TD Bank Sports Center. Also during the ceremony, Denise D'Ascenzo, WFSB-TV, Channel 3 anchor and award-winning broadcast journalist, addressed the 747 graduated and received an honorary degree.
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
More than $300 raised by Centenary College students to benefit the Hurricane Sandy Relief Fund.
The following was submitted by Centenary College. Have something you'd like to announce to the community? Upload it here. Centenary College Assistant Professor of Business Heather Pelletier focused on an experiential learning exercise with her students this semester. The assignment was to build awareness or raise funds or items for a local organization. A group of her students worked with the Salvation Army to sell "Restore the Shore" bracelets, which will benefit the Hurricane Sandy Relief Fund. Four students on the team, Veronica Bruzzese, Jennifer Meny, Juhi Rathod and April Szekula, raised $370 with their efforts. “Most of us know many people who were affected by Hurricane Sandy and we wanted to do something that would make a …
Monday, May 20, 2013
Commencement ceremony will include Peace Prize announcement, speech from college president.
The County College of Morris (CCM) will graduate more than 1,100 students Thursday as the college hosts its 44th annual commencement ceremony. CCM President Edward Yaw will serve as the speaker of the event, which begins at 7 p.m. To highlight the graduation ceremony, the school will announce this year's Peace Prize winner, Alisa Brescic of Budd Lake. "Students were invited to create works focused on the general theme of world peace while expressing themselves through a number of artistic forms including writing, music, dance or visual arts," the college noted in a press release. Brescic will be honored for working to advance world peace through her video essay, "The Peace of the U.S." (Watch Brescic's video attached to this article.) This…
Sunday, May 19, 2013
Town hall meetings will invite parents to discuss the issue and what can be done about it.
Parents will have the opportunity to meet and discuss underage drinking and ways they can prevent their kids from accessing alcohol during several town hall meetings beginning this week. The four meetings are organized by Community Prevention Resources of Warren County's Community Action Partnership in collaboration with the Warren/Sussex Regional Coalition. Meetings will be held in local high schools, the first of which will be held at Hackettstown High School on Thursday from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. During the discussions, a panel of police officers, drug counselors, emergency room nurses, health professionals, lawyers, school administrators, insurance professionals and others will help lead a talk about issues surrounding underage drinking…
Hackettstown school held its 138th commencement ceremony Saturday.
Thursday, May 16, 2013
School cites declining enrollment, loss of revenue as reasons to shut its doors.
This will be the last year students will attend St. Mary's School in Hackettstown as the school is planning to shut its doors next month, according to the Warren Reporter. The Rev. David Pekola, of Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Parish, announced the closing on Wednesday. While the school, which currently has 152 students, already has 110 students registered for next year, Pekola told parents that a minimum of 200 students would need to have been enrolled next year for the school to survive financially. St. Mary's, a K-8 school, is governed by the Diocese of Metuchen.
Hackettstown school will host 138th commencement ceremony on Saturday.
As 415 students sit anxiously awaiting receipt of their diplomas Saturday, television producer Lou Reda will present the keynote speech at Centenary College's 138th commencement ceremony. During the ceremony, which will begin at 1 p.m. on the front lawn of Smith Hall, a total of 415 undergraduate and graduate students from the college's Hackettstown, Parsippany and Edison campuses and centers will graduate. Reda is most well-known for military-themed television programs and miniseries, such as the 1982 CBS series "The Blue and the Gray," and most recently "WWII," narrated by Gary Sinise, and "Vietnam," narrated by Michael C. Hall for the History Channel. Reda has also managed well-known singers, such as Chubby Checker, Johnny Desmond and …