News From The Halls Of Ivy

Robert Morris University, Moon Township, Pa., has announced students who were named to the dean’s list for the fall 2013 term: Kayce Craday of Warren majoring in biology; Eric Buck of Warren majoring in sport management; and Andrea Hall of Warren majoring in nursing.

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Jennifer Decker, daughter of Michael and Caryl Decker of Russell, graduated with a master of health science degree in physician assistant studies from South College in Knoxville, Tenn., in December 2013. She has accepted a position with Carolinas Healthcare System in Charlotte, N.C.

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Isaiah Nordland, a junior church music major from Columbus, was among approximately 1,450 students at Bob Jones University, Greenville, S.C., who were named to the fall 2013 dean’s list. To qualify, students must earn a 3.0 grade point average.

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The Fall 2013 dean’s list has been announced at Pennsylvania College of Technology, Williamsport, Pa., a special mission affiliate of The Pennsylvania State University. Local students named to the list include: Lindsay N. Anderson, Warren, associate of applied arts, advertising art; Loralee E. Lindemuth, Tidioute, bachelor of science, pre-dental hygiene; Gabriel B. Olson, Youngsville, associate of applied science, surveying technology; and Stephanie M. Puckly, Spartansburg, bachelor of science, welding and fabrication engineering technology.

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Clarion University of Pennsylvania awarded degrees to 441 students during Dec. 14 commencement. The following local students were among the graduates:

Dannielle Nebinski, Warren, earned a library study: women and gender bachelor of science degree.

Nicholas Wescoat, Grand Valley, earned an industrial technology associate of arts degree.

Craig Kennedy, Grand Valley, earned an environmental biology bachelor of science degree.

Kristen Joblon, Sheffield, earned a liberal studies bachelor of science degree.

Rebecca Stelter, Warren, earned a psychology bachelor of science degree.

Daniel Grolemund, Warren, earned a business administration MBA degree.

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Several area students were named to the dean’s list for the fall 2013 semester:

Katelyn Maille of Pittsfield;

Nicole Morine and Laura Stiner of Russell;

Kristen Joblon, Stephen Joblon, Morgan McLaughlin and Kristie Steffan of Sheffield;

Megan Lawson, Kayla Riel, Travis Woodburn and Carley Younger of Sugar Grove;

Annalise Sonney of Tidioute;

Kayla Bailey, Rachel Beach, Shane Burns, Dana Elmquist, Maggie Herrick, Emily Jones, Dannielle Nebinski, Haylie Paris, Danny Reynolds, Rebecca Stelter, Kassandra Wilson and Jenna Zdarko of Warren;

Cole Ordiway of Youngsville;

Jessica Perrin and Nicole Taydus of Columbus;

Craig Kennedy of Grand Valley; and Mary Kafferlin of Spring Creek.

Students must earn a grade point average of 3.5 for placement on the dean’s list.

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The following students were named to the dean’s list for the 2013 fall semester at Messiah College, Grantham, Pa.:

Clarendon resident Spencer Kondak is a sophomore majoring in English.

Clarendon resident Laura Penwell is a senior majoring in engineering.

Warren resident Julie Price is a junior majoring in sustainability studies.

Dean’s list is earned by receiving a 3.6 GPA or higher on a 4.0 scale.

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Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, has awarded spring research grants to the following area students:

Patrick Haney, a sophomore from Tidioute, is studying “Coconut Shell and Oil Additives for Tough Olefin Composites”. The research is being supervised by Alicyn Rhoades and Bradley Johnson.

Brianna Zaffino, a freshman from Warren, is studying “A Collaborative Project Examining Aspects of Human-Animal Interactions Between Live and Virtual Training Scenario”. The research is being supervised by Heather Lum.

Douglas Kelly, a senior from Warren, is studying “Effects of Critical Hype on Consumer Expectations”. The research is being supervised by Charisse Nixon.

Michael Jaskolka, a senior from Warren, is studying “Determining the Presence of 2-Amino-5-Phenylpentanoic Acid in Unroasted Kentucky Coffee Tree Seeds Using HPLC”. The research is being supervised by Michael Campbell.

Penn State Behrend awarded more than $60,000 to 108 student researchers this semester. The college provides nearly $350,000 each year to support undergraduate research by its students.