STUDENTS IN THE NEWS
Michelle Simpson, of Saltsburg, recently received the degree of Master of Science: Applied Psychology, from Sacred Heart University, Fairfield, Conn.
Samuel L. Esarey
Samuel L. Esarey, of Blairsville, recently received a Bachelor of Science degree from Denison University, Granville, Ohio.
Esarey graduated cum laude, with a major in chemistry and a minor in physics. A consistent dean's list student, he was a J. Reid and Polly Anderson Scholar and a senior fellow in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. He received the Denison Founders Award, the Dr. Albert W. and Ida C. Davison Scholarship, and the John C. Weaver Award.
Esarey's senior research project was "Hydrothermal synthesis of hematite nanostructures for solar water splitting." He tutored for math and physics and was a member of the Chemical Society and the Society of Physics Students. Esarey was a class co-governor, a head resident, a resident assistant and a member of the University Appeals Board.
Michael Miller, of Saltsburg, was named to the spring dean’s list for the University of Toledo, Toledo, Ohio. Miller is an adolescent and young adult education major.
William & Mary dean’s list
The following area students were recently named to the spring dean's list at the College of William & Mary, Williamsburg, Va.:
Indiana: Evan Chandler, Garnet Fryling
Puttagounder Dhanasekaran Swaminathan, of Blairsville, recently received a Doctor of Philosophy, Mechanical Engineering degree from Wichita State University, Wichita, Kan.
John J. Cekovsky, Punxsutawney, recently received a Bachelor of Science in digital forensics from Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania, in Bloomsburg.
Pennsylvania College of Technology dean’s list
WILLIAMSPORT — The following area students were named to the dean’s list at the Pennsylvania College of Technology in Williamsport for the spring semester:
Armagh — Anders T. Felton, Associate of Applied Science, welding technology
Creekside — Cody T. Marshall, Associate of Applied Science, heavy construction equipment technology: technician emphasis
Home — Timothy W. LaVan, Associate of Applied Science, heavy construction equipment technology: Caterpillar equipment emphasis
Homer City — Grant L. Smith, Bachelor of Science, building automation technology
Mahaffey — Tyler J. Bennett, Bachelor of Science, manufacturing engineering technology
New Florence — Timothy B. Boring, Associate of Applied Science, renewable energy technologies
Patton — Travis A. Hoover, Associate of Applied Science, diesel technology
Shippensburg University dean’s list
SHIPPENSBURG — The following area students were named to the dean’s list at Shippensburg University for the spring semester:
Apollo — Jessica Collins, Krista Williams
Patton — Heather Winter
Punxsutawney — Thomas Bush
Edinboro University graduates
EDINBORO — The following area students graduated from Edinboro University upon completion of course requirements in the spring semester:
Apollo — Jessica Lynn Manofsky, Master of Education/Reading
Homer City — Jennifer Yurky, Bachelor of Science in middle level education.
Ligonier — Christopher DeMayo, Bachelor of Science in art education.
Shelocta — Domingo Smith, Bachelor of arts in criminal justice.
Edinsboro University dean’s list
EDINBORO — The following area students were named to the dean’s list at Edinboro University for the spring semester:
Anita — Emily Jones
Apollo — Brianna Brusco, Jesse Scanga
Avonmore — Fawn Martz
Derry — Meghan Akins, Nathan Kamenar, Molly Snyder
Homer City — Jennifer Yurky
Indiana — Emma Domaracki, Megan Dulion, Megan Parker
Ligonier — Christopher DeMayo
Punxsutawney — Heather Heitzenrater
Shelocta — Samantha Blose, Amber Hobbins, Domingo Smith
Strongstown — Kevin Gorman
Thelma C. Smith Fund scholarship recipients
BLAIRSVILLE — The Thelma C. Smith Fund announced that seven Blairsville area students have been awarded nursing scholarships for the 2013-2014 school year.
This year’s recipients of awards and their schools are as follows:
• Indiana University of Pennsylvania — Jolee Dennae, Frankie J. Houser, Megan A. Shutter, Alexis J. Sulkosky-Tarasovich
• Mt. Aloysius College — Lauren J. Ankney
• Robert Morris University — Wendy Teamann
• Westmoreland County Community College — Alyssa L. Smith
The Thelma C. Smith Fund was established under the will of the late Thelma C. Smith, a former resident of Burrell Township. S&T Wealth Management Group acts as agent for William T. Shulick, James T. Fulmer and Alma Fulmer, trustees of the Thelma C. Smith Fund.
Slippery Rock dean’s list
SLIPPERY ROCK — The following area students were named to the dean’s list at Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania for the spring semester:
Apollo — Stephen Bierly, Ryan Coulter, Brianna Laird, Emma McDonald, Bernard Spix
Blairsville — Kathryn Jones, Corey Molitor
Clymer — Sara Fuehrer
Commodore — Stephanie Brady
Derry — Jessica Skovira, Zachary Wisneski
Home — Taylor Stiteler
Homer City — Hilary Scheuermann
Indiana — Joanna Fliss, Emily Herring, Abigail Hewitt, Bridget McClure, Kyla Perry, Camilla Tonkin
Leechburg — Ciara Brown, Hollie Compton, Randy Dengler, Andrew Hampshire, Garrett Miller, Mary Miskinis, Miranda Ryan, Bryan Szostak, Chelsea Young
Ligonier — Alexandra Pleskovitch
Mahaffey — Alexander Bakaysa, Jeffrey Patterson
Marion Center — Lucy Fetsko
Nanty Glo — Alexis Crookshank, Joshua Duman, Albert Pagano
Northern Cambria — Samantha Kollar
Patton — Virginia Smithmyer
Punxsutawney — Shannon Byerly, Jacob Geist, Taylor Hopkins, Samantha Osikowicz
Rossiter — Amber Lellock
Rural Valley — Abigail Rodgers
Seward — Corri McGinnis
Spring Church — George Kimmel
Vandergrift — Katlyn Glendenning, Emily Peppler, Kayla Ritenbaugh