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Area students receive Arts Excellence Awards

The Bradford County Regional Arts Council (BCRAC) is pleased to announce the winners of the 2013 Arts Excellence Awards: Kacey Lewis, Athens; Kayla Parker, Canton; Acacia DeLoach, Northeast Bradford; Austin Willis, Sayre; Heather Geist, Sullivan County; Daniel Christian, Towanda; Olivia Morse, Troy; Andrew Zobel, Waverly; and Julia Crawford, Wyalusing.

Each year BCRAC accepts nominations for the award from the regional schools. The recipients are seniors who participated and excelled in at least two arts-related activities. Activities can include chorus, band, orchestra, writing/poetry, theatre, dance or visual arts. Each student received a check for $100, presented at the respective school’s awards ceremony.

The BCRAC, established in 1976, is a regional non-profit organization committed to the promotion and support of the arts and culture. For more information, visit BCRAC online at or

Lycoming College honors juniors with fellowship award

Lycoming College honored several students during the College’s annual Honors Convocation in April.

The following local students received a Haberberger Fellowship, which is given to a high academic achieving junior selected to submit a scholar paper: Kathy Joy Jacobs of Milton, a junior biology major; and Phoebe Wagner of Muncy, a junior English major.

The Fellowship is named after Arthur A. Haberberger, a 1959 Lycoming alumnus and chairman emertitus of the College’s board of trustees. Haberberger, of Reading, is a self-employed investor and business consultant. He was a founding director of American Bank, Allentown, and formerly was a director of Educators Mutual Life Insurance Co., Lancaster; The Vaughn Group, Cincinnati, Ohio; and the Arbee Group, Reading.

Haberberger was the founder (in 1968), and president, CEO and a director of American Equipment Leasing Co., (a commercial equipment leasing company) in Reading.

Kimberly Ault Inducted into Alpha Chi Honorary at Thiel College

GREENVILLE – Kimberly Ault was inducted into the Pennsylvania Theta Chapter of Alpha Chi, a national honorary fraternity that recognizes students who have achieved high academic standing, at Thiel College in April.

Ault is a junior business administration and accounting major from Williamsport.

Alpha Chi is a national honorary fraternity that recognizes those students who have achieved high academic standing. Membership is open to juniors with a grade point average of 3.7 and a class rank in the top five percent and seniors with a grade point average of 3.6 and class rank in the top 10 percent. Founded in 1922, Alpha Chi is one of only four national scholarship societies admitting to membership superior junior and senior students irrespective of their fields of study. On the 290 campuses with chapters, Alpha Chi membership is the highest academic honor that can be awarded.

Thiel College is a liberal arts, sciences and professional studies institution located in Greenville, that provides a great balance of academic challenge, personal and social involvement, and exceptional value to its 1,100 students. For more information about Thiel College, visit or call 800-24-THIEL.

Lycoming College students inducted into psychology honor society

The Lycoming College chapter of Psi Chi, the international honor society in psychology, inducted 15 new members in April.

Students inducted included Meghan Cox, a junior psychology major from Belvidere, N.J.; Victoria Goodwin, a sophomore psychology major from Pipersville; Timothy Guminski, a sophomore psychology major from Ambler; Jacqueline Heaney, a junior psychology major from Lusby, Md.; Meaghan Jones, a sophomore psychology major from Lansdowne; Laura Miller, a junior criminal justice major from East Stroudsburg; Natalie Murphy, a sophomore psychology major from Honesdale; Elizabeth Perez, a sophomore psychology major from New City; Sarah Sipe, a sophomore art-generalist major from Lewistown; Megan Sullivan, a junior English-literature major from Mullica Hill, N.J.; Brittany Summers, a sophomore psychology major from Sheffield; Kerry Then, junior biology major from Centennial, Colo.; Audrey Thomas, a sophomore psychology major from Curwensville; and Briana Wingrove, a junior psychology major from Williamsport.

Membership is open to undergraduate students who are majoring or minoring in psychology and demonstrate high academic performance, according to Dr. Tina Norton, assistant professor of psychology. Students belonging to Psi Chi have at least a 3.00 grade point average and are expected to complete a service learning project and several other academic-related activities.

The society was founded in 1929 with the purposes of encouraging, stimulating and maintaining excellence in scholarship, and advancing the science of psychology.