Four Indiana County students at Indiana University of Pennsylvania completed studies in May for their bachelor’s degree with a perfect 4.0 grade point average.
Due to health and safety concerns caused by the coronavirus pandemic, May graduates will be honored at in-person commencement ceremonies on Sept. 12.
Students from Indiana County with a perfect 4.0 grade point average are:
• Brandon Dykun, of Indiana, a geography and regional planning-geographic information systems cartography major. Son of Jerry Dykun and Nannette Hagy, he is a 2007 graduate of Ambridge Area High School. Dykun serves in the Army National Guard and is a veteran of three combat deployments. He was a member of the Fresh Water Club at IUP.
• Morgan Blaire Glasser, of Marion Center, a biology major and chemistry minor and a member of the Cook Honors College. Daughter of Frederick and Wendy Glasser, she is a graduate of Marion Center Junior Senior High School.
She is the 2019 Kopchik Summer Research Fellowship recipient, and worked at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston; received the 2017 Academic Achievement Award in chemistry and an academic undergraduate admissions scholarship.
She worked with IUP biology faculty Dr. Robert Major studying stem cell behavior and regeneration. She was a member of the biology honors program, Alpha Chi Sigma national chemistry fraternity, Koru Mindfulness Center and was on the executive board of a student activist group. She volunteered with a university-wide peer mentorship program focusing on supporting first-generation college students and women in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics).
• Andrew Somogyi, of Penn Run, a natural science pre-physician major and psychology and sports management double minor. Son of Paul Somogyi and Janet Somogyi, he was a student worker in the office of the Vice President for University Advancement and was a volunteer coach with the Penns Manor High School varsity football team. He will be attending the University of Florida’s Doctor of Physical Therapy program.
• Amber Trkula, of Saltsburg, a history major. Daughter of Steve and Tawnya Trkula, is a 2016 graduate of Apollo-Ridge High School. She was a Sutton Scholarship recipient, a William Bates Senior Scholar and volunteered with the Indiana Genealogical and Historical Society and with Amplify-Revelry Church child care.