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University of Success

Accepting Applications

The University of Scranton’s University of Success, a four-year, pre-college mentorship program, is now accepting applications for the upcoming 2019 academic year that begins this summer. Applicants must be currently enrolled in the eighth grade and possess a strong desire to attend college in the future.

The University of Success, offered free of charge to participants, is designed to provide academic, social and cultural enrichment to area high school students. The program’s ultimate goal is to assist first-generation, college-bound students to successfully gain entrance into a college or university. The program is funded almost entirely by corporate and foundation grants.

The program begins with a two-week summer institute, which is held on the campus of The University of Scranton, in July. Upon completion of the summer program, the students will continue to meet for enrichment sessions through their high school career.

The deadline for submission of applications is Monday, April 1.

Applications may be obtained by calling the University of Success Office at 570-941-4377 or by emailing Applications may also be obtained online the University of Success website,

President’s List

Kathryn Anne Retzbach of Greenfield Township was named to The University of Alabama president’s list for the fall semester. Students named to the president’s list have an academic record of 4.0.

Dean’s List

• Carolyn Cortes of Carbondale has been named to the fall dean’s list at Albright College. She is a graduate of Lakeland Junior-Senior High School

• Holly Young of Olyphant, was named to Susquehanna University’s dean’s list for the fall semester. She is a 2017 graduate of Valley View High School, and the daughter of John and Anita Young.

• Megan Garrick of Archbald has been named to the dean’s list at James Madison University for the fall session.

• Melissa Morgan of Carbondale was named to the dean’s list at West Chester University for the fall semester.

College Graduates

• Sean Pidgeon of Scott Township has earned a doctor of philosophy degree with a major in chemistry from Lehigh University in the fall semester.

• Kutztown University has nemed the students have been awarded degrees following the fall semester.: Toni Alyssa Broden of Jessup has earned a Bachelor Of Social Work degree; Casey Moore of Carbondale has earned a Bachelor Of Science degree in environmental science/biology.

Scholarships Awarded

Albright College awards $12,000 annual Founders Scholarships to high school students with outstanding academic records. Founders Scholars generally rank in the top five percent of their graduating class and demonstrate strong leadership skills and a commitment to service. Local scholarship winners include:

• Kassidy Chuff of Scott Township, a senior at Lakeland Junior-Senior High School;

• Sydney Loftus of Peckville, a senior at Dunmore Junior-Senior High School, and Madison Hayner of Carbondale, a senior at Carbondale Area Junior-Senior.