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Courtesy photo Mount Aloysius College held its convocation to acknowledge the start of the 2019 fall semester Sept. 5. Keynote speaker Lynn Petzold (photo) discussed the importance of finding mentorship and exploring outdoor opportunities. Petzold is a NOLS senior faculty with 350 field weeks of working backpacking and sea kayaking expeditions and she has led leadership training with groups from MBA students to NASA astronauts.

Courtesy photo

Mount Aloysius College held its convocation to acknowledge the start of the 2019 fall semester Sept. 5. Keynote speaker Lynn Petzold (photo) discussed the importance of finding mentorship and exploring outdoor opportunities. Petzold is a NOLS senior faculty with 350 field weeks of working backpacking and sea kayaking expeditions and she has led leadership training with groups from MBA students to NASA astronauts.

Student receives award for academic achievement

BLOOMSBURG — Bloomsburg University student-athlete Sarah Gomish from Ebensburg was recognized by the Division II Athletic Directors Association (D2 ADA) for outstanding work in the classroom by being named one of the recipients of the 2018-19 Academic Achieve-ment Award.

Overall, 61 BU student-athletes were honored for having at least a 3.5 grade point average, attending a minimum of two years (four semesters) of college level work and being an active member of their intercollegiate team during the last academic year.

The number represents an increase of 17 student-athletes achieving the honor from the previous year.

Scholar studying abroad in New Zealand this fall

ANNVILLE — TaKisha Faubert of Mount Union is one of seven Lebanon Valley College students participating in an immersive experience by studying abroad during the fall semester.

Faubert is studying in Hamilton, New Zealand.

This program is located at the University of Waikato and is open to students in any major or concentration.

They will take four classes at the university, but all of New Zealand will be their classroom as they explore the diverse sights and

wonders of this beautiful island nation.

Faubert, a graduate of Juniata Valley High School, Alexandria, is pursuing a bachelor of science in biology at The Valley.

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