STUDENTS IN THE NEWS
Miranda Margaret George, of Dayton, graduated recently from Mercyhurst University.
A total of 947 students graduated from Mercyhurst last month. Ceremonies took place over two weekends, May 10-11 and May 17-18.
Wilkes University graduates
Jami Nanassy, of New Florence, and Andrew Weaver, of Indiana, recently earned Master of Science degrees in education from Wilkes University, Wilkes-Barre.
The university awarded 724 doctoral, master’s and bachelor’s degrees during the university’s 67th annual spring commencement ceremony.
Benjamin David Shondelmyer, of Avonmore, was recently awarded an Associate of Science degree in electromechanical technology and a Bachelor of Science degree in engineering with a renewable energy concentration degree from John Brown University.
The degrees were awarded during the ceremonies May 10 in Siloam Springs, Ark.
University of Akron dean's list
Casey Lauber, of Indiana, and Alexandra Rhodes, of Shelocta, recently made the dean’s list at The University of Akron in Ohio.
Broc Hepler, of Kittanning, has been initiated into the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Phi Kappa Phi is the nation’s oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines.
Mihai Birladeanu, of Indiana, graduated recently from Francis Marion University, Florence, S.C.
A total of 357 graduate and undergraduate degrees were awarded during commencement exercises in the Smith Center on May 3.
Brock R. Matava, of Seward, a sophomore majoring in management, has made the president’s list for high academic achievement at Coastal Carolina University in Conway, S.C. To qualify for the list, students must earn a 4.0 grade-point average.
Lauren Kaye Rhodes, a 2010 graduate of Indiana Area Senior High School, graduated May 18 from Dickinson College in Carlisle. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in political science.
She is the daughter of Susan and Ronald Rhodes, of Kittanning, formerly of Indiana.
Juniata College graduates
Two local students were among 372 students who graduated from Juniata College in Huntingdon on May 17:
• Kevin Patrick Snyder, of Indiana, received a Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics and secondary education from Juniata College in Huntingdon.
He is the son of Erin M. Snyder and Patrick S. Snyder.
While at Juniata, he was a four-year letter winner on the men’s basketball team, was treasurer for the Class of 2014 and made the dean’s list.
Snyder is a 2010 graduate of Indiana Area Senior High School.
• Kevin James Stapleton, of Indiana, received a Bachelor of Science degree in biopsychology.
He is the son of Claudia S. Stapleton and James K. Stapleton,
While at Juniata, he earned second-team All-Landmark Conference honors in basketball. He was a three-year letter winner and served as captain his senior year.
Stapleton is a 2010 graduate of Indiana Area Senior High School.
Jurie Buchleitner, of Creekside, has made the dean’s list honor roll for the spring semester at Washburn University in Topeka, Kan. To be named to the list, a student must attain a grade-point average between 3.4 and 3.99.
Messiah College dean's list
Jacey Johnson, of Indiana, a senior majoring in Christian ministries, and Caleb McGaughran, of Blairsville, a senior majoring in business administration, were named to the dean’s list for the 2014 spring semester at Messiah College in Grantham.
Dean’s list is earned by receiving a 3.6 GPA or higher on a 4.0 scale.
Bob Jones University graduates
Two area residents recently graduated from Bob Jones University in Greenville, S.C.
Allen Helman, of Indiana, graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Christian ministries.
Benjamin Jeffers, of Clymer, graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism and mass communication.
Nearly 800 students graduated during the 87th commencement exercises held in Founder’s Memorial Amphitorium.