STUDENTS IN THE NEWS
Geneva College Dean’s List
The following local students have been named to the dean’s list for the fall semester at Geneva College, Beaver Falls:
Blairsville: Ashley Kuntz
Home: Peter LeBlanc
Indiana: Richard Louther, Caleb Ludwig, Myriah Farmer, Shannon Smith
Kittanning: Emily Tack
New Florence: Kody Oliver
Brock Matava, a management major from Seward, was named to the president’s list at Coastal Carolina University, Conway, S.C., for the fall semester.
He also received the Academic Honors Excellence Award and was honored as one of the university’s top seven sophomore students. Matava has maintained a 4.0 grade-point average since enrolling at the college.
He is the son of Georgianne Matava, of Seward, and Chris Matava, of Armagh.
Melanie Pina, of Indiana, a fourth-year Achievement Rewards for College Scientists Scholar in the graduate studies program at Oregon Health & Science University, Portland Ore., was one of nine new scholars honored recently at an awards luncheon in Portland.
Pina is the daughter of Margie Silveri Crandall, formerly of Indiana, and Jon Pina, Indiana. She is the granddaughter of Clyde and Isabel Silveri, Homer City, and Helen Pina, Indiana, and is a 2000 Indiana Area High School graduate and a 2004 graduate of Indiana University of Pennsylvania with a bachelor of science degree in psychology.
Pina is working toward a Ph.D. in neuroscience.
ARCSS Foundation advances science and technology in the United States by providing financial awards to academically outstanding U.S. citizens studying to complete degrees in science, engineering and medical research. Pina is currently enrolled in the Behavioral Neuroscience Graduate Program in the School of Medicine, Oregon Health & Science University. The OHSU-Vertex Educational Partnership Program, established in 2007, offers $35,000 scholarships funded by Vertex Pharmaceuticals, a bio-technology company based in Cambridge, Mass.
Mark Mathe, of Indiana, was recently inducted into the Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society at Indiana University of Pennsylvania.
Phi Kappa Phi is the nation’s oldest all-discipline honor society and membership is by invitation only to the top 7.5 percent of second-term juniors and top 10 percent of seniors and graduate students.
Mathe was also recently named a Provost Scholar and has consistently made the dean’s list.
He is a sport administration major, with a minor in business management, and will graduate in December.
Mathe was selected by Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca to complete his internship this summer in Monterey, Calif. He is the son of Joe Mathe and Karen Mathe, both of Indiana.