Courtney A. Ruch, Nazareth, was among the students at The University of Scranton recently recognized for outstanding academic achievement at an awards ceremony held on campus.

Frank O’Hara medals were given to first-, second- and third-year students with the highest grade point averages in each of the Jesuit university’s four undergraduate colleges for the 2011-2012 academic year.

Ruch received the award from the Panuska College of Professional Studies for her freshman year. An occupational therapy major with a minor in psychology and a concentration in human development, she is a member of Alpha Lambda Delta (the national honor society for freshmen). A teaching assistant for biology, she is also a member of the Student Occupational Therapy Association, the Urban Beats, Royal Ambassadors and the Royal Harmony Acapella Club. She serves as the publicity chair for Men and Women for Octaves and as a volunteer for the Head Start Center.


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