Area Residents Awarded Degrees

Tulane University awarded degrees to nearly 3,000 graduates on May 14, 2016 at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans.

Benjamin Bradley, of Mountain Top, graduated from the School of Continuing Studies with an Associate of Arts degree.

Bradley and fellow class members were honored at the ceremony, which included all the pomp and circumstance of a traditional commencement but with a New Orleans twist, including herald trumpets, and a second-line jazz procession.

Tulane is one of the nation’s leading institutions.


Albright College held its 157th Commencement ceremony on May 22, 2016.

Stephanie Force, Mountain Top, graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English/sociology: family studies; photography.

Founded in 1856, Albright College is a selective, national liberal arts college enrolling 1,700 full-time undergraduates and more than 800 adult learners and graduate students. +++++

Anthony Joseph Survilla, son of Joseph and Patricia Survilla of Mountain Top, graduated from Dickinson College on May 22 with a BA in political science. Survilla is a graduate of Crestwood High School.

Dickinson College is located in historic Carlisle, Pa., where it was chartered in 1783.


Kutztown University has conferred degrees on nearly 1,500 students during the winter and spring terms.

The following Mountaintop/White Haven area students have been awarded degrees since the winter 2016 announcement.

Lori Ann Bogumil was awarded a Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Science/Information Technology Magna Cum Laude.

Englysh Ann Handlong was awarded a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Anthropology.

Trisha Marie Tomasko was awarded a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Sociology Magna Cum Laude.


Ethan Daniel Slembarski of Mountaintop received a degree during May commencement at Clarion University of Pennsylvania.

Slembarski was awarded a BA degree in Political Science.