STUDENTS IN THE NEWS
Denise Coulter, of Blairsville, was recently awarded the Leon M. Abbott Scholarship from the Supreme Council, 33rd degree Northern Masonic Jurisdiction.
She is a junior at Indiana University of Pennsylvania majoring in accounting.
Coulter is the daughter of Donald and Angela Coulter, of Blairsville.
Kara Brown, who graduated in 2013 from Indiana Area Senior High School, has received a $1,000 grant-in-aid from the Delta Kappa Gamma Society International for the 2013-14 academic year.
Kara is the daughter of Susan and Douglas Brown, of Indiana.
She is attending Indiana University of Pennsylvania and majoring in early and special education.
Keith Feldman, of Indiana, has graduated from Rochester Institute of Technology with a bachelor’s degree in computer science, with minors in math and political science.
Keith has started a position with Vangaurd Group as a computer developer in Malvern.
Keith is the son of Margaret Stempien and Larry Feldman, both of Indiana, and is a 2009 graduate of Indiana Area High School.
Alexandra Fry, of Cherry Tree, was awarded an associate degree in specialized business with highest honors in the administrative professional area at summer commencement ceremonies held by South Hills School of Business and Technology, in State College.
A 2011 graduate of Purchase Line High School, she was also named to the dean’s list for the summer term.
Jamie Mulac, daughter of Dr. James and Jill Mulac, of Indiana, and a graduate of Indiana Area Senior High School, class of 2013, was awarded the Governor’s Scholarship from Slippery Rock University.
Jamie is a freshman majoring in fine arts. The scholarship was based on her artwork and is for four years of full tuition. This scholarship is only given every four years.
Brock Matava, of Seward, has been selected to join the National Society of Leadership and Success, Sigma Alpha Pi. Sigma Alpha Pi is a leadership honor society available to a limited number of students on campus.
This honor is achieved through academic accomplishment and leadership potential.
David L. Piper graduated summa cum laude from Indiana University of Pennsylvania in August. He completed dual degrees in finance and French for the international trade. David also obtained a business administration degree at the ICN Business School in Nancy, France, in May 2011.
While enrolled at IUP, David was recognized as Provost Emerging Leader Scholar and achieved dean’s list status each semester. He was employed as a customer service associate at the IUP Co-op store.
David is the son of Loretta and Clair Piper, of Indiana. He is a 2008 graduate of Indiana Area High School. He is currently employed by BNY Mellon, in Pittsburgh.
Brett Lomman, of Commodore, is one of more than 300 Marietta College students and employees who volunteered for more than four hours during the annual Make a Difference Day this fall at Marietta College, Marietta, Ohio.
Lomman is a graduate of Purchase Line High School and is majoring in petroleum engineering.
Make a Difference Day was coordinated by the McDonough Center’s Office of Civic Engagement, and organizers said the volunteers worked at one of 20 service sites in the Mid-Ohio Valley on Oct. 26.
Penn State dean’s list
UNIVERSITY PARK — The following area students were named to the dean’s list at Penn State University for the 2013 summer session:
New Kensington campus
Apollo — Lauren Essel
Saltsburg — Jessie Hipple
University Park campus
Apollo — Stephanie Garee
Indiana — Julie Paskowski
Ligonier — Taylor Frederick
Punxsutawney — Noah Fairman