Alumni News: Graduation and Participation

A list of excelling Spring-Ford alumni


Christina Ann Ryder Graduates from Excelsior College

ALBANY, NY (03/20/2012)(readMedia)-- Christina Ann Ryder, a resident of Royersford, PA (Zip Code 19468) has earned a(n) Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Excelsior College.

Excelsior College is an accredited, private, nonprofit institution that focuses on the needs of working adults. Its primary mission is to increase access to a college degree for adult learners by removing obstacles to their educational goals. Excelsior's unique strength is its acknowledged leadership in the assessment of student knowledge. It does so by providing working adults multiple avenues to degree completion that include its own online courses and college-level proficiency examinations, and the acceptance of credit in transfer from other colleges and universities.

Founded in 1971 and located in Albany, N.Y., it is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. Its bachelor's degrees in nuclear engineering technology and electronics engineering technology are accredited by the Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET. Excelsior's degree programs in nursing are accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC). The School of Nursing has been designated a Center of Excellence in Nursing Education by the National League for Nursing. Excelsior's bachelor's degrees in accounting (NYS CPA Track) and business are recognized by the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE). Its Master of Arts in Liberal Studies program is the first exclusively distance learning-based program to be admitted to full membership in to the Association of Graduate Liberal Studies Programs (AGLSP).

Dean's List

Madelaine Whalen '15 of Limerick, named to Dean's List at Elmira College

Elmira College releases its Dean's List for Academic Achievement for Fall 2011 Term

ELMIRA, NY (03/23/2012)(readMedia)-- Elmira College has released its Dean's List for Academic Achievement for the Fall 2011 Term. The Dean's List recognizes students that have a grade point average of 3.6 or higher for the Fall 2011 academic term.

Madelaine Whalen '15 of Limerick, has been named to the Dean's List of Academic Achievement for the Fall 2011 Term. Madelaine is majoring in Adolescence Education: English and English Literature.

Elmira College, located in the Finger Lakes Region of beautiful, historic upstate New York, is one of the great small colleges of the nation. To learn more about what Elmira College has to offer, navigate to www.elmira.edu or call 800-935-6472 to schedule your visit to Elmira College.


Spring City Resident Participates in Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival Regional II

Donna Whitlock, Arcadia University

Glenside, PA—March 22, 2012Arcadia University senior Nicole Samuel, an Acting Major from Spring City, Pa., participated in the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival Regional II at Indiana University in Indiana, Pa., in January. Samuel was among seven Arcadia students to present work in Make-Up, Hair and Costume Design at the Festival. 

In addition to her acting achievements, Samuel has taken her academics abroad, where she spent her first semester of college at the City University in London, England studying through Arcadia’s prestigious FYSAE (First Year Study Abroad Experience) Program. 

 “Our University has a long and proud tradition of excellence in the fine and performing arts, including such great teachers as Judith Elder, David Bassuk, Lawrence Curry, Bill Fabrizio, John Hathaway, and Benton Spruance,” says Arcadia University President Carl (Tobey) Oxholm III. “Not only are they great in their own right, but they have inspired greatness in their students. We are all incredible proud of the excellence that our students demonstrated at the KCACTF regional festival and of the creative, inspirational genius of Mark Wade, the most recent in a line of great teachers.”

About Arcadia University: Arcadia University is a top-ranked private university in metropolitan Philadelphia and a national leader in study abroad and international education. The 2011 Open Doors report names Arcadia University a top leader in undergraduate students studying abroad. U.S. News & World Report ranks Arcadia University among the top regional universities in the North and as one of the top study abroad programs. Arcadia University promises a distinctively global, integrative and personal learning experience that prepares students to contribute and prosper in a diverse and dynamic world. (www.arcadia.edu)

Amanda Drahos Participated in Gettysburg College Theater Production

GETTYSBURG, PA (03/28/2012)(readMedia)-- Theatre arts programs at Gettysburg offer a variety of creative and technical experiences, including: acting, directing, playwriting, design history and literature of theatre and the relationship of theatre to other aspects of culture and society.

Amanda Drahos of Spring City, a Senior at Gettysburg College participated in the Spring 2012 production of Romeo & Juliet.

With a student body of approximately 2,600, Gettysburg College is a highly selective four-year residential college of liberal arts and sciences located on a 200-acre campus adjacent to the Gettysburg National Military Park. The College was founded in 1832.

Amanda Drahos Senior Recital at Gettysburg College

GETTYSBURG, PA (04/06/2012)(readMedia)--  Amanda Drahos, a Senior at Gettysburg College presented a senior recital on March 31 in Gettysburg College's Paul Recital Hall located in Schmucker Hall on the Gettysburg College campus. Drahos' program included a variety of musical theater pieces and art songs, with a special emphasis on various settings of the same text. Ranging in style from classical to modern, the recital included pieces sung in English, French, German, and Italian. Featured composers include Richard Strauss, W.A. Mozart, Henri Duparc, Jacques Offenbach, Dominick Argento, and Roger Quilter, with opera duets from works such as Le Nozze di Figaro and Les Contes d'Hoffman.

Founded in 1832, Gettysburg College is a highly selective four-year residential college of liberal arts and sciences with a strong academic tradition that includes Rhodes Scholars, a Nobel laureate and other distinguished scholars among its alumni. The college enrolls 2,600 undergraduate students and is located on a 200-acre campus adjacent to the Gettysburg National Military Park in Pennsylvania within a couple hours drive of four major metropolitan areas.

Ellen Wilson Artwork Featured in Elizabethtown College's Juried Art Show

ELIZABETHTOWN, PA (03/28/2012)(readMedia)-- An exhibition of artwork from students enrolled in studio art courses will be featured in the Lyet Gallery of the Leffler Chapel and Performance Center from March 25 to April 25. Regular gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Ellen Wilson , a sophomore, of Royersford, has artwork featured in the exhibit.

Elizabethtown College, in south-central Pennsylvania, is a private coed institution offering more than four dozen liberal arts, fine and performing arts, science and engineering, business, communications and education degrees. Through personal attention, creative inspiration and academic challenge, Elizabethtown College students are encouraged to expand their intellectual curiosity and are given the opportunity to become a bigger part of the world through experiential learning-research, internships and study abroad. Elizabethtown College's overall commitment to Educate for Service is fulfilled as students are taught intellectually, socially, aesthetically and ethically for lives of service and leadership.

Visit www.etown.edu for more information about Elizabethtown College.


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