Campus Corner/People in the News for the week of 4/21/17

Spc. Ryan Baur, team leader with Alpha Company, 3rd Battalion, 15th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, was chosen as the winner of the brigade “Soldier of the Year” during a competition March 16, 2017, at Fort Stewart, GA. Baur competed against seven other soldiers during the competition. He will now compete for the 3rd ID Division SoY title later this month.

Baur is the son of JJ and Pamela Baur of Hightstown, NJ. He is a graduate of Highstown High School and Mercer County Technical School.

The following local residents recently were initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest and most selective all-discipline collegiate honor society.

Monalisa Kalina of Monroe was initiated at Fordham University; Brandon Quinn of Monroe Township was initiated at Fordham University.

These residents are among approximately 30,000 students, faculty, professional staff and alumni to be initiated into Phi Kappa Phi each year. Membership is by invitation only and requires nomination and approval by a chapter. Only the top 10 percent of seniors and 7.5 percent of juniors are eligible for membership. Graduate students in the top 10 percent of the number of candidates for graduate degrees may also qualify, as do faculty, professional staff and alumni who have achieved scholarly distinction.

Brandon Cortese of East Windsor, N.J., won $2,500 for placing in third at the McDaniel College Innovation Challenge Finals on April 10, 2017.

Five student teams competed for a top prize of $10K at the event by presenting their entrepreneurial ideas and products to a panel of experts.

Cortese, a senior sociology major, was a member of the team that presented BookSwap, a mobile application used for students on college campuses to sell and buy textbooks conveniently from their peers.

Caitlin Douglass, a television-radio major at Ithaca College hailing from East Windsor, N.J., was one of more than 150 IC students to be named to the Empire 8 President’s List.

In order to be considered for the President’s List, a student-athlete must earn a 3.75 grade point average or higher while participating in a conference-sponsored sport.

The following students have been named to the Dean’s List for the fall 2016 semester at Washington University in St. Louis.

Matt Erman, of East Windsor, is enrolled in the university’s College of Arts & Sciences, To qualify for the Dean’s List in the College of Arts & Sciences, students must earn a semester grade point average of 3.6 or above and be enrolled in at least 14 graded units.

Hannah Wallach, of Monroe Township, is enrolled in the university’s College of Arts & Sciences, To qualify for the Dean’s List in the College of Arts & Sciences, students must earn a semester grade point average of 3.6 or above and be enrolled in at least 14 graded units.

Zander Mintz, of East Windsor, a senior at Connecticut College, has been named to the 2017 NESCAC Winter All-Academic Team by the New England Small College Athletic Conference.

Mintz is a graduate of Highstown High School and is the son of Alice Weisman and Cliff Mintz. He is on Connecticut College’s Men’s Indoor Track & Field team.

Mintz is one of 72 Connecticut College student athletes selected by the conference. To be honored, an individual must have reached sophomore academic standing and be a varsity letter winner with a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.40. A transfer student must have completed one year of study at the institution.

Delaware Valley University has announced the recipients of the university’s top three merit-based Admission scholarships. Academic merit scholarships are awarded to high-achieving students based on GPA and test scores.

Local students who earned Delaware Valley University scholarships include: Laurel Fox of Monroe Township; Kerron Johnson of East Windsor.

Delaware Valley University is an independent, comprehensive university with more than 1,000 acres in Bucks and Montgomery, PA, counties.

Brendan Daly, of East Windsor, a member of the Class of 2019, has been named to the Fall 2016 Dean’s List at Stonehill College. He is majoring in Psychology.

To qualify for the Dean’s List, students must have a semester grade point average of 3.50 or better and must have completed successfully all courses for which they were registered.

Students at Fairleigh Dickinson University’s Florham Campus, located in Madison, N.J. have been named to the Dean’s and Honors Lists for the Fall 2016 semester.

Loretta Amaning of East Windsor; Matthew Hanna of Monroe; Kaveena Bullock of Monroe Township; Madyson Schepisi of Monroe.

To qualify for the Dean’s List, a student must carry a 3.2 or better grade point average out of a possible 4.0 and be enrolled in a minimum of 12 letter-graded hours (four courses).

The following local residents made the Dean’s List at Rochester Institute of Technology for fall semester 2016-2017:

Joseph Oh of Monroe Township, who is studying in the web and mobile computing program; Charvonne Tsang of Monroe Township, who is studying in the film and animation program.

Degree-seeking undergraduate students are eligible for Dean’s List if their term GPA is greater than or equal to 3.400; they do not have any grades of “Incomplete”, “D” or “F”; and they have registered for, and completed, at least 12 credit hours