STUDENTS IN THE NEWS
Students earn Comcast scholarships
Several area high school students recently earned scholarships through the Comcast Foundation.
They are: Beverley Kozuch, West Shamokin High School; Nichole Johnson, Saltsburg High School; Jennifer Knezovich, Penns Manor Area High School; Sarah Peles, Purchase Line High School; Emily Stiles, Blairsville High School; and Austin Sabatucci, Punxsutawney High School.
They are among 179 Pennsylvania high school students who earned a $1,000 scholarship through the Comcast Foundation, founded in 1999 to provide charitable support to its local communities and to empower and enrich lives. The program recognizes students’ leadership skills, academic achievement and commitment to community service.
Since the program’s inception, more than $17.7 million in scholarship money has been presented to more than 17,000 winners nationwide.
Penn State Behrend dean’s list
The following area students were named to the spring dean’s list at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College:
Dayton: Mark Brown, accounting.
Indiana: Matthew Popovich, engineering.
Kittanning: Ashton Beers, marketing; Emily Mitchell, science; Sarah Morrison, business; Kevin Plansinis, software engineering; Alexander Ulisky, engineering.
Samantha Hope Graf, of Saltsburg, has graduated from Saint Vincent College with a Bachelor of Science degree in management.
Three hundred fourteen students were awarded bachelor’s or master’s degrees by President Norman W. Hipps at the 167th annual commencement on May 11 in the Robert S. Carey Student Center.
Cardinal Donald Wuerl, archbishop of Washington, was the principal speaker and recipient of an Honorary Doctor of Theology Degree.
Bob Jones University dean’s list
The following area students are among more than 1,500 Bob Jones University students included on the dean’s list for grades achieved during the spring 2013 semester. To qualify, students must earn a 3.0 GPA.
• Joshua Hilliard, of Clymer, a sophomore journalism and mass communication major.
• Benjamin Jeffers, of Clymer, a junior journalism and mass communication major.
• Julie Rising, of Marion Center, a sophomore mathematics education major.
Bob Jones University is a biblically faithful, liberal arts university in Greenville, S.C.
WESTMINSTER COLLEGE GRADUATES
The following area students were among 330 students who recently graduated from Westminster College:
• Kelsey Doak, of Indiana, a public relations major, the daughter of Randy and Kalinda Doak and a graduate of Indiana Area High School.
• Nicholas Dalessio, of Smicksburg, a political science major, the son of David and Tammy Dalessio and a graduate of Marion Center Area High School.
Juniata College GRADS
The following area students were among 312 students who recently graduated from Juniata College:
• Megan Elizabeth Illig, of Homer City, daughter of Carl and Beth Illig, who graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree in gender studies. Illig is a 2009 graduate of Homer-Center High School.
• Eleanor Rose Provias, of Indiana, daughter of Daniel and Amy Provias, who graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in environmental studies. Provias is a 2008 graduate of United High School.
• Ashley Elizabeth Glinsky, of Indiana, daughter of Frederick and Sharon Glinsky, who graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in finance.
Glinsky is a 2009 graduate of Indiana Area Senior High School.
• Natalie Marie Glinsky, of Indiana, daughter of Frederick and Sharon Glinsky, who graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in finance. Glinsky is a 2009 graduate of Indiana Area Senior High School.
• Michael Irvin Walker, of Homer City, son of Michelle Sisak, who graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in political economy.
Walker is a 2009 graduate of Homer-Center High School.
Juniata College is a national, liberal arts college in Huntingdon.
Jennae Reken, of Dayton, a second-year student at Chatham University in Pittsburgh, has been named to the university’s spring 2013 dean’s list.
To be eligible for the dean’s list at Chatham, students must carry a GPA of at least 3.5 and complete a minimum of 12 credits for a letter grade.