Academic Acknowledgement

• Dakota Raymond, of Chadds Ford, was inducted into the Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society at University of the Sciences on April 17. Invitations to join ALD, a national honor society for first-year students, are based on attaining a first-semester academic average of at least 3.50 and ranking in the top 20 percent of the class. Raymond is a doctor of physical therapy student.

• While most college students have traded rigorous academic work for relaxing on the beach, Chadds Ford resident Alexandria Philomena Faia will give up summer vacation to remain on campus at Saint Joseph's University as a member of the Summer Scholars Program. Faia is one of 95 students who will engage in faculty-mentored research and creative projects at the University this summer. Faia, an accounting major, will work on a project entitled, "Examining Cybercrime: Security Challenges for 21st Century Businesses."

• Caroline Earnest, of Chadds Ford, was among the 22 University of Scranton students inducted into Phi Sigma Tau, the international honor society for students of philosophy. Eligibility for nomination requires a major or minor in philosophy as well as excellence in philosophy works. Induction of nominated students is based on voting results of philosophy faculty and current chapter members. Earnest is a senior majoring in environmental science at the Jesuit university.

• Widener University Delaware Law School held its annual Student Awards Ceremony on Wednesday, April 20. Awards were handed out in the school's Ruby R. Vale Moot Courtroom. The honorees included Shannon Dalle Pazze, of Chadds Ford, who received the Dr. Arnold V. Giusini Award, given to a student in the top 10 percent of the class. Dalle Pazze will graduate May 21 and plans to take the Delaware bar exam. She is married to Mark Dalle Pazze and is the daughter of Robert and Mary Crowley of Chadds Ford.

• The 2016 National Merit Scholarship Program announced its second phase of scholarship recipients, including a $2,500 award to Stella Chen of Garnet Valley High School, whose likely field of study is medicine. On April 20, more than 1,000 recipients of corporate-sponsored Merit Scholarship awards were named, and on June 1 and July 18, some 4,000 college-sponsored Merit Scholarship winners will be announced.

• Worcester Polytechnic Institute has announced that Charles Frick of Chadds Ford,  a member of the class of 2016, has received the Provost's Major Qualifying Project Award for the robotics engineering department. Frick was recognized for a project titled "Wearable Action Guidance System." The annual award recognizes the most outstanding MQPs completed by WPI students.


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