Education Briefs

Shockley completes service trip to Peru

Rylee Shockley of Millsboro is one of nine Lebanon Valley College students who completed a week of service in Peru in May. Shockley, a graduate of Sussex Technical High School, is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in early childhood education at LVC.

Living in Misminay for most of the trip, the group taught English to children and built and planted a greenhouse in order to establish a sustainable food source for the community. While staying in Misminay, a remote village at 12,500 feet in the Andes Mountains, the group was fully immersed in the local culture, learning Quechua (the native language), eating guinea pig and riding donkeys.

Following their days of service learning, the team hiked Machu Picchu and also spent time visiting Cusco, the oldest living city in the Americas.


Kanavy named to Dean’s List at University of Sciences

Michael Kanavy of Selbyville has been named to the Spring 2019 Dean’s List at University of the Sciences, the university announced this week. Kanavy is pursuing a doctorate in physical therapy at the school Selection for the award is based on completing and passing all assigned courses with no grade below a C and attaining an academic average of at least 3.4 for courses taken in the spring of 2019.

Since its founding in 1821 as Philadelphia College of Pharmacy, the first college of pharmacy in North America, USciences has grown to more than 30 degree-granting programs, from bachelor’s through doctoral degrees in the health sciences, bench sciences, and healthcare business and policy fields. For more information, visit


Keith set to enter Kutztown University

Isabella Keith of Selbyville, and Indian River High School graduate, will enter Kutztown University in the fall as the newest member of the Golden Bear family, the university announced this week. The fall semester at KU begins on Aug. 26.

Comprising four colleges — Business, Education, Liberal Arts & Sciences and Visual & Performing Arts — Kutztown University offers a range of academic programs. Located on 289 acres, the campus is adjacent to the Borough of Kutztown in Berks County, Pa. It was founded in 1866 as Keystone Normal School. The school became Kutztown State Teachers College in 1928, Kutztown State College in 1960 and achieved university status in 1983. Kutztown University is a member of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education.


Local students recognized at University of Alabama

A total of 11,406 students enrolled during the 2019 spring term at the University of Alabama were named to the Dean’s List, with an academic record of 3.5 or above, or the President’s List, with an academic record of 4.0 (all A’s).

The UA Dean’s and President’s lists recognize full-time undergraduate students. The lists do not apply to graduate students or to undergraduate students who take less than a full course load.

Among the local students named to the list are: Hayden McWilliams of Fenwick Island, to the President’s List; and Madison Nickel of Millsboro and Kelli Kuharich of Selbyville, to the Dean’s List.

The University of Alabama is the state’s oldest and largest public institution of higher education.


Robinson-Guy named to McDaniel College Dean’s List

Alixandra Robinson-Guy of Millsboro has been recognized for outstanding academic achievement by being named to the McDaniel College Spring 2019 Dean’s List with Honors, for a 3.50-3.69 grade point average.

McDaniel College, founded in 1867, is a four-year, independent college of the liberal arts and sciences offering more than 70 undergraduate programs of study, including pre-professional specializations and student-designed majors, and more than 20 graduate programs, and its 24 athletic teams compete in the NCAA Division III Centennial Conference. For more information about McDaniel College, visit


Ritter named to Dean’s List at Georgia Tech


Brittany Ritter of Millsboro made the Dean’s List for the spring 2019 semester at the Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech), the university announced this week. The designation is awarded to undergraduate students who have a 3.0 or higher academic average for the semester.

The Georgia Institute of Technology has more than 32,000 undergraduate and graduate students, and Georgia Tech is ranked in the nation’s top 10 public universities by U.S. News & World Report. For more information, visit