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Bucknell University celebrated nearly 900 graduates from the Class of 2022, whose degrees will be conferred in June, on Sunday, May 22. The class represents 62 majors across Bucknell’s three colleges (Arts & Sciences, Engineering and the Freeman College of Management). These students hail from 33 US states and 25 nations.

Founded in 1846 and located along the banks of the Susquehanna River in historic Lewisburg, Bucknell University is an undergraduate-focused institution that stands uniquely at the intersection of top-ranked liberal arts, engineering and management programs. Our students choose from more than 60 majors and 70 minors in the arts, engineering, humanities, management, and natural and social sciences, as well as extensive global study, service-learning and research opportunities. Bucknell’s 3,700 undergraduate and 30 graduate students enjoy a low 9:1 student-faculty ratio and exceptional opportunities to collaborate with faculty mentors on scholarly and artistic projects.

Area graduates include: Paige Galloway, Alexandria, biology, cum laude; Jonathan Basom, computer science with a minor in Italian studies, summa cum laude; Soren Borgardt, biomedical engineering, magna cum laude; and Brandt Sliver, accounting and financial management, magna cum laude, all of Huntingdon.

All four students also made the dean’s list. In addition, Basom was also the recipient of the President’s Award for Distinguished Academic Achievement, the University Prize for Men, the Bucknell Prize in Computer Science, the Oliver J. Decker Prize, and the J. Orin Oliphant Graduation Prize.

Allegany College of Maryland recognized 256 graduates at the conclusion of the recent spring 2022 session. They earned 265 associate degrees and 38 certificates. Area members of ACM’s 2022 class and the degree or certificate they received are listed below.

Hopewell — Alexander Douglas Smith, nursing.

Mount Union — Monica Barbara Rosensteel, nursing.

Saxton — Keirsten Park, legal studies, legal studies certificate; Paige Taylor, business administration.

Saint Francis University congratulates approximately 700 students who received their degrees on May 7-8, 2022. Students in the local region include:

Madison Book, Mapleton Depot, health science occupational therapy, Bachelor of Science; Shannon Browell, Hopewell, behavioral science, Bachelor of Science; Elise Fisher, Huntingdon, education, Masters; Jennifer Gerholt, Huntingdon, criminal justice, Bachelor of Science; Rebecca Goss, McVeytown, early childhood education, Bachelor of Science; Brian Hackman, Warriors Mark, business administration, Master; Maryah LingenfelterHopewellearly childhood educationBachelor of Science; Alexander Mansberger, Huntingdon, business administration, Masters.

The following student graduated from Cedarville University in spring 2022 with an undergraduate degree: Jadelyn Miller, Huntingdon, nursing.

Miller also made the dean’s list.

Located in southwest Ohio, Cedarville University is an accredited, Christ-centered, Baptist institution with an enrollment of 4,715 undergraduate, graduate, and online students in more than 150 areas of study. Founded in 1887, Cedarville is recognized nationally for its authentic Christian community, rigorous academic programs, strong graduation, and retention rates, accredited professional and health science offerings, and high student engagement ranking. For more information about Cedarville University, visit

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Katrina Bliss, Trough Creek, received a Bachelor of Science in biomedical engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) in Troy, New York, conferred on May 21. Bliss also received a minor in law & policy.

During her time at RPI, Katrina was heavily involved on campus, serving as President of the RPI Section of the Society of Women Engineers (SWE), holding numerous leadership positions within her sorority, Alpha Phi, and serving as a Resident Assistant (RA) for first year students. Bliss completed internships with Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. in Rensselaer, NY, and Edwards Lifesciences in Irvine, CA.

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, founded in 1824, is America’s first technological research university, offering bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees.


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