Seven From Pottstown Outstanding In Their Education

20140424-AcademicAccomplishments-GoogleImagesPOTTSTOWN PA – Seven Pottstown residents have been honored for academic accomplishments, as reported this week by their respective colleges and universities.

Kacie Lee Tokarski of Pottstown, during the April 13 Honors Convocation at Alvernia University, earned the Graduation Award for Excellence in Service from the Holleran Center for Community Engagement. The award is presented to graduating seniors who have completed at least 300 hours of service to the community as Alvernia students. Tokarski will graduate with a bachelor of science degree in May.

Two Pottstown residents – Amy Moyer, a paralegal major at Stevenson University in Owings Mills MD; and Anna Tellis at Kutztown University in Kutztown PA – have been selected for inclusion in Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges. Moyer and others at Stevenson were publicly recognized April 11 during a university ceremony. Tellis was among 21 named April 14 at Kutztown who “demonstrated exemplary community involvement, leadership and commitment to volunteer service,” the university said.

Andrea Buno of Pottstown was one of 27 students inducted April 14 into the Alpha Sigma Lambda Honor Society at Kutztown University. The society aims to recognize special achievements of adults who accomplish academic excellence while facing competing interests of home and work.

Tracey Woodruff Brown of Pottstown, who is studying leadership in the doctoral program at Alvernia University, was named April 13 as the recipient of the O’Pake Graduate Fellow in Leadership award from the O’Pake Institute for Ethics, Leadership and Public Service. Named in honor of former state senator and Alvernia trustee Michael O’Pake, the award is given to one or two Doctorate in Leadership students who have demonstrated excellence in their studies, have presented at a major conference, and who are actively engaged in research related to leadership studies. She will receive a stipend to support future research.

Two Pottstown residents who attend St. Joseph’s University in Philadelphia were named to its dean’s list for Fall 2013, the institution reported Thursday (April 24, 2014). They were Alyse Ameer of Pottstown, a biology major; and Hannah Ratkiewicz of Pottstown, an English major. The dean’s list most often recognizes academic achievements of students who received a grade point average of 3.5 (of 4) or higher during the marking period, usually a semester.