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on March 23, 2014 1:50 AM

Brandon Platt

Brandon M. Platt, of Blairsville, a junior seeking a bachelor’s degree in welding and fabrication engineering technology, has been awarded a $1,500 scholarship from Nuts, Bolts & Thingamajigs, the foundation of the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association International.

To be eligible, applicants must be full-time students, meet a specified GPA and be enrolled in an engineering or manufacturing-related course of study leading to a career in manufacturing.

In addition to the monetary award, Platt received a Student Design Kit CAD software package from SolidWorks Corp. The kit is a Windows-based 3-D CAD application that allows users to create and manipulate 3-D designs.

Bo Putt

Bo Putt, of Indiana, has been selected for the Sutton Scholars academic achievement scholarship program at Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

Students must apply to be considered for the program and are chosen following an on-campus competitive interview process.

Started in 2012, the Sutton Scholarship is funded by the Foundation for IUP, along with gifts received from alumni, friends and employees. IUP’s Class of 2012 designated a portion of its class gift to this scholarship fund.

The scholarship is available to Pennsylvania students and can be renewed for four years of study. Sutton Scholarship recipients are also eligible for the Summer Scholars Academy, which provides scholarship funds for four years of summer course work.

Putt, son of Leroy and Marcie Putt, of College Lodge Road, White Township, is a senior at Indiana Area High School. He will attend IUP in the fall as a finance major.

Joseph Velesig

WEST LEBANON — Joseph Velesig, the son of James and Cassandra Velesig, of West Lebanon, has been named to the dean’s list for the fall semester at Penn State University, University Park main campus.

Velesig is a junior mechanical engineering major.

Two receive IUP scholarships

Two Indiana County students were recently awarded scholarships at Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

They are:

• Mandy Gallo, daughter of Rich and Wendy Gallo, of Indiana, the recipient of the M. Jane Segar Longenecker Scholarship. A 2011 graduate of Indiana Area Senior High School, she is a family and consumer sciences education major. Gallo is a member of the Family and Consumer Sciences Education Club and student worker in the IUP Payroll Services office.

• Alyson Regula, daughter of David and Lori Regula, of Blairsville, the recipient of the Helen Merriman Scholarship. A 2011 graduate of Derry Area High School, she is a child development and family relations major. Regula is a member of Sigma Kappa sorority and employed by the IUP men’s basketball team.

The M. Jane Segar Longenecker Scholarship provides financial support for child development and family relations, and family and consumer sciences majors.

The Helen Merriman Scholarship provides financial support for child development and family relations, and family and consumer sciences majors.

Both scholarships recognize individuals of good character who display outstanding achievement in academics and demonstrate a commitment to children, families and community life.


Two Indiana County students have been named to the dean’s list at Waynesburg University for the fall 2013 term.

Amanda H. Dalton, of Indiana, is a freshman biology major (pre-dental/medical/ veterinary medicine) and a graduate of Seeds of Faith Christian Academy.

Briana J. Hozak, of Home, is a senior sociology major (urban studies) and a graduate of Marion Center Area High School.

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