News From The Halls Of Ivy

Laura Myers of Grand Valley and Susan Rissel of Tidioute were named to the dean’s list at Ashford University, Forbes School of Business, for the spring 2014 semester.

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Alyssa Kotar, a student at Eisenhower High School and the Warren County Career Center, has been awarded a $500 2014 Citizenship Award. Students were selected and recognized for their participation in school and community events. The awards are given to honor Odd Fellows and Rebekahs in 13 northwestern Pennsylvania counties and are sponsored by the Odd Fellows Home Board of Directors in Meadville.

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The following local students were named to the dean’s list at Clarion University for the spring semester, having earned a grade average of 3.5 or better:

Katelyn Maille of Pittsfield;

Nicole Morine of Russell;

Amanda Beil of Sheffield;

Morgan McLaughlin of Sheffield;

Matthew Odonish of Sheffield;

Michael Odonish of Sheffield;

Kristie Steffan of Sheffield;

Megan Lawson of Sugar Grove;

Travis Woodburn of Sugar Grove;

Carley Younger of Sugar Grove;

Annalise Sonney of Tidioute;

Kayla Bailey of Warren;

Rachel Beach of Warren;

Shane Burns of Warren;

Elizabeth Davidson of Warren;

Dana Elmquist of Warren;

Maggie Herrick of Warren;

Haylie Paris of Warren;

Danny Reynolds of Warren;

Andrew Stalder of Warren;

Jenna Zdarko of Warren;

Cole Ordiway of Youngsville;

Nicole Taydus of Columbus; and

Mary Kafferlin of Spring Creek

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Meghan Tubbs of Warren was named to the president’s list for the spring 2014 semester at Capital University, Bexley, Ohio. The president’s list indicates the highest level of academic distinction achieved among full-time, degree-seeking students. To be named, students must have achieved a grade point average of at least 3.85.

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Clarion University awarded 1,030 degrees at May 10 commencement ceremonies. They include local students:

Nicole Taydus of Columbus, bachelor of science degree in early childhood/special education;

Joshua Ward of North Warren, bachelor of science degree in chemistry;

Nicole Morine of Russell, bachelor of arts degree in psychology;

Paul Sherer of Russell, bachelor of arts degree in political science;

Paul Sherer of Russell, bachelor of science degree in computer science;

Meghan Stanton of Russell, bachelor of arts degree in Psychology;

Amanda Beil of Sheffield, bachelor of arts degree in history;

Stephen Joblon of Sheffield, bachelor of science degree in secondary education, mathematics;

Stephen Joblon of Sheffield, bachelor of science degree in mathematics;

Matthew Odonish of Sheffield, bachelor of science degree in environmental biology;

Michael Odonish of Sheffield, bachelor of science degree in environmental biology;

Megan Lawson of Sugar Grove, bachelor of science degree in speech pathology and audiology;

Annalise Sonney of Tidioute, bachelor of fine arts;

Elizabeth Davidson of Warren, bachelor of arts degree in history;

Jariot Spicer of Warren, bachelor of science degree in Liberal Studies: sport management concentration;

Kendyl Yarzabek of Warren, bachelor fine arts in theater: design technical director concentration; and

Jenna Zdarko of Warren, bachelor of science degree in speech pathology and audiology

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The following students were named to the dean’s list at the Pennsylvania State University for the spring semester. Names are followed by hometown and campus:

Emily Andersen, Warren, University Park;

Susan Andersen, Warren, University Park;

Robert Bablak, Russell, University Park;

Alex Bailey, Warren, Erie;

Ylli Bakalli, Warren, Erie;

Dorcas Bennett, Russell, Erie;

Claire Bevevino, Warren, Erie;

Sydney Blair, Warren, University Park;

Julie Cook, Warren, University Park;

Cassandra Cristea, Warren, Erie;

Casey Dubrawka, Tionesta, University Park;

Mariel English, Warren, University Park;

Jennifer Fankhouser, Warren, University Park;

Dillon Farrell, Russell, University Park;

Kelli Fasenmyer, Warren, University Park;

Garrett Fiscus, Russell, Erie;

Raymond Gregg, Marienville, University Park;

Austin Jerman, Warren, University Park;

Garret King, Warren, Erie;

Craig Kiser, Tionesta, Erie;

Andrew Lang, Warren, University Park;

Trey Loomis, Warren, Erie;

Olivia Luzzi, Warren, University Park;

Mary Lyle, Warren, University Park;

Lori Meacham, Sheffield, Erie;

Kurtis Pierson, Warren, University Park;

Jacob Sandrock, Tionesta, University Park;

Stefanie Santo, Sheffield, University Park;

Darlene Schultzjohn, Russell, Erie;

Tara Shattuck, North Warren, University Park;

Christopher Sutton, Warren, Erie;

Grace Wallace, Tionesta, University Park;

Amy Weidert, Warren, University Park;

Colby Widdowson, Warren, University Park;

Andrew Williams, Warren, Erie; and

John Wortman, Warren, University Park.

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The following students graduated from the Pennsylvania State University in May. Names are followed by hometown, campus, honors and degree:

Claire Bevevino, Warren, Erie, with distinction, English, bachelor of arts;

Jeffrey Bonavita, Warren, University Park, health policy and administration, bachelor of science;

Cody Bupp, Warren, University Park, journalism, bachelor of arts;

Dillon Farrell, Russell, University Park, international politics, bachelor of arts, crime, law, and justice, bachelor of arts;

Kelli Fasenmyer, Warren, University Park, biobehavioral health, bachelor of science;

Garrett Fiscus, Russell, Erie, with high distinction, biology, bachelor of science;

Emily Frederick, Russell, Erie, mechanical engineering technology, bachelor of science;

Samuel Hendrickson, Spring Creek, Erie, marketing, bachelor of science;

Michael Jaskolka, Warren, Erie, biology, bachelor of science;

Garret King, Warren, Erie, plastics engineering technology, bachelor of science;

Chelsea Kyler, Sheffield, University Park, forest science, bachelor of science ;

Stephen Marion, Warren, Erie, master’s degree in business administration;

Lori Meacham, Sheffield, Erie, nursing, bachelor of science;

Douglas Nuhfer, Warren, Erie, history, bachelor of arts;

Harshal Patel, Clarendon, University Park, energy, business and finance, bachelor of science;

Kurtis Pierson, Warren, University Park, mechanical engineering, bachelor of science;

Stefanie Santo, Sheffield, University Park, accounting, bachelor of science;

Tara Shattuck, North Warren, University Park, nutritional sciences, bachelor of science;

Kaitlyn Spade, Warren, Erie, marketing, bachelor of science;

Ashley Swanson, Warren, World Campus;

Kendra Valone, Russell, University Park, human development and family studies, bachelor of science;

Grace Wallace, Tionesta, University Park, energy, business and finance, bachelor of science;

Amy Weidert, Warren, University Park, with highest distinction, mathematics, bachelor of science;

Gregory Wilson, Sugar Grove, World Campus, master’s degree in public administration; and

Mitchell Wilston, Sugar Grove, University Park, English, bachelor of arts

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The following local students were named to the spring 2014 dean’s list at The University of Findlay, Findlay, Ohio. To earn this achievement, a student must attain a grade point average of at least 3.5 on a 4.0 scale. Listed were:

Alexis Morrison of Tidioute and Darren Wenzel of Russell.

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The following local residents were named to the dean’s list for spring 2013-2014 semester at Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, N.Y.:

Andrew Carpenter of Columbus, who is in the computer science program in RIT’s B. Thomas Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences.

Amanda Castagnino of Warren, who is in the biomedical engineering program in RIT’s Kate Gleason College of Engineering.

Tyler Leichtenberger of Warren, who is in the mechanical engineering program in RIT’s Kate Gleason College of Engineering.

Degree-seeking undergraduate students are eligible for dean’s list if their quarterly GPA is greater than or equal to 3.4.

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Jaryd Shield, son of Tim and Cyndi Shield, graduated cum laude with a bachelor of arts degree in political science, a minor in administration of justice and two certificates in global studies and Latin American studies from the University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh. Since his sophomore year, Shield has been a member and founding father of the Delta Upsilon chapter of Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity, which is now the largest fraternity at Pitt. For four months during the spring semester of his junior year, he studied abroad in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Shield was also a member of Pitt’s Federalist Society, Alpha Sigma Lambda National Honor Society, and Emerging Leaders.

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Connor Clendenen from Russell was named to the spring 2014 dean’s list at Wake Forest University, Winston Salem, N.C. Students who achieve a 3.4 and no grade below a C were named to the list.

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Colleen Hulihan of Sugar Grove graduated from The University of Akron, Akron, Ohio. She successfully completed the program requirements earning their bachelor of arts degree.

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Eric Buck of Warren and Rachel Hasselman of Warren were named to the dean’s list for the spring semester at Robert Morris University.

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Two local students were named to the dean’s list at Ithaca College, Ithaca, N.Y., for the spring 2014 semester:

Emily Sherman of Warren was named to dean’s list in Ithaca College’s School of Humanities and Sciences.

Sydney Paris of Warren was named to dean’s list in Ithaca College’s School of Health Sciences and Human Performance.

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Adam Yurchisin, a nursing student from Spring Creek, has been named a Volunteer International Student Assistant (VISA) Mentor for fall 2014 at the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford. Students who are accepted as VISA Mentors work with Pitt-Bradford’s incoming international students to help them acclimate to campus and life in college and the United States.

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The University of Pittsburgh at Bradford’s Greek Council has announced its executive board for the 2014-15 academic year. Hunter Mohney, an economics student from Clarendon, will serve as vice president of service.