STUDENTS IN THE NEWS
Erica Deabenderfer recently graduated magna cum laude from Mount Aloysius College in Cresson with a bachelor’s degree in pre-law studies and a minor in criminology. She also received a paralegal certificate.
Deabenderfer was named to the dean’s list every semester during her four years at Mount Aloysius.
She is the daughter of George and Kathi Deabenderfer, of Commodore. A 2009 graduate of Purchase Line High School, she will begin law school in the fall at Widener University of Law in Wilmington, Del.
Christa L. Lezanic recently graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in middle level math education from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.
A 2009 graduate of Marion Center High School, she is the daughter of Greg and Lori Lezanic, and the granddaughter of Charles and the late Darlene Lezanic and Don and Arlene Berkebile, all of Indiana.
She has accepted a teaching position in Pinellas County, Fla.
Jenna N. Lezanic, a social studies education major freshman at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, made the dean’s list for the spring semester.
She earned a perfect 4.0 grade-point average in both semesters as a freshman.
She is the daughter of Greg and Lori Lezanic, and the granddaughter of Charles and the late Darlene Lezanic and Don and Arlene Berkebile, all of Indiana.
MEGHAN LOU MACK
Meghan Lou Mack, of Indiana, recently graduated summa cum laude with a degree in biology and pre-medicine and a minor in chemistry from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.
Her undergraduate thesis was “The Role of Retionic Acid in Planarian Regeneration.”
Mack is the daughter of Jeff Mack and the late Linda Moore Mack.
She plans to attend the Penn State College of Medicine in Hershey.
Michael Sweeney, of Homer City, is participating in the Pennsylvania Governor’s School for the Sciences through Aug. 3 at Carnegie Mellon University.
Michael attends Homer-Center High School and is the son of Lisa Sweeney.
The PGSS is a five-week program that provides select high school seniors with enrichment experiences in the sciences and mathematics and encourages them to pursue careers in science and technology. Only 60 students statewide were accepted into this year’s program from among 515 applicants.
Students accepted into the Governor’s School for the Sciences are among the top achievers at their schools.
While attending the Governor’s School, all students live on campus in a Carnegie Mellon dormitory and take specially designed lecture courses in biology, chemistry, computer science, mathematics and physics. Students participate in laboratory courses of their own choosing and engage in team research projects.
They also have opportunities to take elective courses, participate in field trips, attend special lectures and seminars and interact with university faculty.
John Lowman, of Indiana, has been named to the University of Delaware’s dean’s list for the spring 2013 semester.
To meet eligibility requirements for the dean’s list, a student must be enrolled full time and earn a GPA of 3.33 or greater for the semester.
The University of Delaware enrolls nearly 17,000 undergraduate and 3,700 graduate students.