Reception held for honors society students at Penn State Schuylkill

SCHUYLKILL HAVEN, Pa. – A reception was held at Penn State Schuylkill for students in the honors society today (Nov. 5) in the R. Michael Fryer Conference Center on campus. Penn State Schuylkill’s honors society consists of 38 students who meet rigorous academic standards, including an overall SAT score of 1,700. These students must maintain seven credits of honors courses every year.

The co-coordinators of the program, Charles Cantalupo, Darcy Medica and S. Hakan Can, said they are pleased to work with these students. They feel that Penn State Schuylkill has a strong and vital honors program that can serve the best and the brightest students. Cantalupo is a distinguished professor of English, comparative literature and African studies; Medica is an associate professor of biology; and Can is an associate professor of administration of justice at Penn State Schuylkill.

During the reception, Cantalupo unveiled a self-portrait that he donated to Penn State Schuylkill. The portrait was commissioned by the Bethlehem (Pa.) Arts Commission for a show last summer.

For additional information contact Cantalupo at 570-385-6055 or, Medica at 570-385-6176 or or Can at 570-385-6074 or

Last Updated November 08, 2013