HILLSBOROUGH: College news — Tabernero joins seminary; Ackerman volunteers at school

Michael K. Tabernero was among the 20 new students welcomed for the 2015-16 school year at St. Vincent Seminary in Latrobe, Pa.,
The 20 are from seven dioceses and six monasteries, including the dioceses of Beijing; Saskatchewan, Canada, and São Bento Monastery in São Paulo, Brazil.
Michael is the son of Peter M. and Mary Catherine Tabernero of Hillsborough. He is a 2011 graduate of Hillsborough High School. In 2015 he earned a bachelor of arts degree in Catholic theology from Seton Hall University, South Orange.

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Matthew Ackerman of Hillsborough, a sophomore majoring in liberal arts at Lafayette College in Easton, Pa., spent a week volunteering at Brilla College Prep, a free K-2 public charter school in South Bronx, N.Y., as part of Lafayette’s chapter of Alternative School Break (ASB).
Through hands-on teaching and learning at Brilla, team members explored how innovative education can help overcome the impact of inequities and urban poverty. They developed lesson plans from courses they’re passionate about or majoring in — ranging from neuroscience, psychology and math to government, international affairs and theater.
After several days of shadowing teachers and working with the Head of School, Lafayette students put their plans into action and led classes themselves.
Along with mnemonic devices designed to help the youngsters train their memories and lively games about geography and U.S. government to increase knowledge in those subjects, Lafayette students shared a dose of fun and enthusiasm for learning.
Matthew is a graduate of Immaculata High School.

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Virginia Tech University in Blacksburg, Va., has named students to the dean’s list for the spring semester.
To qualify, students must complete at least 12 credit hours graded on the A-F option and earn a 3.4 grade-point average (on a 4.0 scale).
Making the list were:
From Belle Mead: Brian J. Clarke, a junior majoring in computer science; Courtney E. Parks, a senior majoring in human nutrition, foods, and exercise; Colleen E. Ridder, a junior majoring in public relations, and Kimberly R. Wyluda, a sophomore majoring in general engineering.
From Manville: Cara L. Alpaugh, a senior majoring in accounting and information systems.
From Hillsborough: Christopher B. Lagos, a senior majoring in mechanical engineering in the College of Engineering.

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Two Hillsborough students, Sarah Fenwick and Michelle Wludyka, attained the spring dean’s list at Delaware Valley University in Doylestown, Pa.

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Michael Subach of Hillsborough was among 55 cadets who made the President’s List for the spring semester at The Citadel military academy in Charleston, S.C.
The President’s List indicates excellence in academics and military duties. The list is a combination of the Dean’s List and the Commandant’s Distinguished List and is composed of cadets who contribute the most to their companies while maintaining excellent military and academic records.

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