Education

Four Students from Scotch Plains Make Lehigh University Dean's List for Fall 2016

BETHLEHEM, PA -- Students at Lehigh University attained Dean's List in Fall 2016. This status is granted to students who earned a scholastic average of 3.6 or better while carrying at least 12 hours of regularly graded courses.

  • Jackson Cochran-Carney of Scotch Plains
  • Justin Glock of Scotch Plains
  • Jonathan Kriney of Scotch Plains
  • Emma Strong of Scotch Plains

For more than 150 years, Lehigh University (lehigh.edu) has combined outstanding academic and learning opportunities with leadership in fostering innovative research. The school is among the nation's most selective, highly ranked private research universities. Lehigh's four colleges - College of Arts and Sciences, College of Business and Economics, College of Education and the P.C. Rossin College of Engineering and Applied Science - provide opportunities to 7,000 students to discover and grow in a learning community that promotes interdisciplinary programs with real-world experience.

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