On Campus

Local student receives Greek award at IUP

INDIANA, Pa. – A local student at Indiana University of Pennsylvania has been selected for a Greek award.

Jared Fee of Altoona, son of Elaine and Don Fee, was honored with a Greek Academic Award. He is a member of Phi Mu Delta fraternity.

A 2012 graduate of Altoona Area High School, he is a chemistry major at IUP and has been honored with an award for academic excellence in chemistry.

More than 800 IUP students are members of IUP’s 31 fraternities and sororities. These students annually volunteer thousands of hours for service to the university and community and raise thousands of dollars for local and national non-profit organizations and causes.

Students honored

at May Day Brunch

HUNTINGDON – A number of Juniata College students received awards at the May Day Brunch on May 7.

Local recipients include:

n Shalen Perehinec, daughter of Frank Perehinec of Patton and Priscilla Perehinec of Altoona, received the Senior Award.?A biology student, she is a 2012 graduate of Altoona Area High School.

n Adena Delozier, daughter of Douglas and Nadine Delozier of Hollidaysburg, received the Senior Award. She is studying accounting, business and economics. She is a 2012 graduate of Altoona Area High School.

n Ethan Wilt, son of Eric Wilt and Julia Wilt of Altoona, received the Junior Award. He is studying politics. He is a 2011 graduate of Altoona Area High School.

Student recognized with Frostburg honors

FROSTBURG, Md. – Amy Fritz, a graduate of Everett Area High School, was among the graduate and undergraduate students recognized at Frostburg State University’s Honors Convocation in May.

Fritz, who received graduate program honors in counseling psychology, earned a bachelor’s in psychology from Penn State University in 2009. In her therapeutic work, she displays exceptional interpersonal skills and excels. In addition to serving as an intern at Western Maryland Health Systems, where she works with emergency clients and those with severe mental illness, she is a member of the therapeutic support staff at Youth Advocate Programs Inc., where she works with at-risk children.

She is the daughter of Teresa Leppert of Everett and the late Gregory Cessna.

Students inducted into Alpha Lambda Delta

ELIZABETHTOWN – Eliza-bethtown College recognized the students who earned acceptance into Alpha Lambda Delta, a national honor society for first-year students.

Local inductees are Shaelyn Divins and Mary Sloan, both of Huntingdon.

To be inducted into Alpha Lambda Delta, a student must be enrolled full-time in a baccalaureate program and maintain a 3.5 grade point average during their first term.

In addition, the student must be in the top 20 percent of his or her class. Students meeting these requirements may then be invited to join the honor society.

Students are members for life and have access to a variety of educational opportunities and scholarships.

Bucknell graduate receives awards

LEWISBURG – Bucknell University conferred 859 bachelor’s and 26 master’s degrees during commencement ceremonies on May 18.

Degrees were awarded for studies in liberal arts and professional programs in engineering, education, management and music.

Emily Waksmunski of Carrolltown, daughter of Michael and Carolyn Waksmunski and a 2010 graduate of Bishop Carroll High School, Ebensburg, graduated summa cum laude with a bachelor of science degree in civil engineering.

Waksmunski received the

Jai B. Kim Prize in Civil and Environmental Engineering for demonstrating outstanding performance in the study of civil and environmental engineering, the Oliver J. Decker Prize, the Ernest and Josephine Christensen Award as an outstanding graduate in engineering and the Alvin F. Jackson Jr. ’59 Memorial Scholar-Athlete Award for excellence in scholarship and athletics.

She is a member of Chi Epsilon national civil engineering honor society.

On campus

South Hills students receive scholarships

Two South Hills students were recently named as the recipients of South Hills School Scholarships.

They are accounting major Colleen McDowell of Martinsburg and information technology major Mark Beck of Altoona.

Both are on the dean’s list at the Altoona campus of South Hills School of Business & Technology.

Recent SFU?graduate earns chemistry award

Robert Hodgson was recently honored by the Society for Analytical Chemists of Pittsburgh with the College Chemistry Award presented by the Society for Analytical Chemists at their Annual Awards Dinner on May 7 at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh.

Hodgson recently graduated with a degree in chemistry from Saint Francis University, Loretto.

The award includes both a monetary prize and a framed certificate of accomplishment.

In addition, Hodgson was recognized through a monetary award presented to the Saint Francis University Library in his honor, along with an engraved nameplate. This nameplate will be added to the plaque in the Chemistry Department listing prior SACP winners.

Hodgson is the son of Ralph and Karen Hodgson and a 2010 graduate of Penn Cambria High School, Cresson.

While at Saint Francis, he was secretary of the Gamma Sigma Epsilon Chemistry Honors Society, a member of Kappa Mu Epsilon Math Honors Society, assistant director of the Rural Outreach Chemistry for Kids (ROCK) and a member of the Chemistry Club.

Drexel student joins honor society

PHILADELPHIA – The Delta Epsilon Iota Academic Honor Society has selected Michael Joseph Brannan, an accounting major from Hollidaysburg, for membership in the local chapter at Drexel University.

The society recognizes and encourages academic excellence in all fields of study. It rewards outstanding students through financial scholarships, provides leadership opportunities to its members and promotes the principles of dedication, enthusiasm and iniative among students participating in higher education throughout the U.S.

Students qualify on the basis of academic achievement.

Brannan is a graduate of Hollidaysburg Area Senior High School. He is the son of Kurrin and Michael “Mickey” Brannan.

Pa. Highlands students join Phi Theta Kappa

JOHNSTOWN – The Beta Epsilon Omega Chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society at Pennsylvania Highlands Community College announced its spring induction class. With this class, Beta Epsilon Omega inducted thirty-seven new members into the prestigious international honor society.

Phi Theta Kappa is the international honor society of the two-year college. The mission of Phi Theta Kappa is to recognize and encourage the academic achievement of two-year college students and provide opportunities for individual growth and development through participation in honors, leadership, service and fellowship programming.

The local inductees are Jada Oswald of Altoona, Sara Borelle of Beaverdale, Justin Biter of Carrolltown, Bridget George, Marsue Glenn and Ashley Wray of Cresson, Corey Hoover of Ebensburg, Brenda Shaffer of Elmora, Alyssa Harris and Sydney Stoy of Hollidaysburg, Monica Mulato of Nanty Glo, Janet Dravis of Northern Cambria, Taylor O’Hara of Patton, Zachary Stair of Portage, Julia Barton of Sidman and Chelsea Wess of Summerhill.

ACM presents awards

to students at ceremony

CUMBERLAND, Md. – Allegany College of Maryland honored its most-outstanding students with more than 80 individuals presented with awards at the 43rd annual All-College Awards Ceremony.

Achievement and excellence in academics, athletics and service to the college and community were recognized in 70 different awards categories in over three dozen subject headings.

The local award recipients are:

Allied health technician – outstanding student awards: Kendall Ferguson of Bedford (phlebotomy); Kendall Ferguson of Bedford (EKG).

Business administration – outstanding business student: Carla Appleby of Everett; business professionalism award: Nicole Donaldson of Hopewell.

Computer science and technology – outstanding students: Angeleah Zeilinger of Three Springs (Web development option); Caleb Curry of Six Mile Run (technical support option); overall computer science and technology achievement: Ryan Turner of Saxton.

Diversity center – Focus on Women award: Heather McElwee of Saxton.

Forestry – North American forest technician honor: Joshua Eichelberger of Riddlesburg.

Medical laboratory technology – outstanding student: Nicole Husick of Everett.

Nursing – nursing faculty award: Zach Dudek of Bedford.

Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society – special recognition: Carla Appelby and Charles Reuter, both of Everett.

Radiologic technology – academic excellence award: Zachary Craig of Clearville.

Respiratory therapy – Lucile R. Jones Award: Lyndsey Layton of Breezewood.

Science – outstanding student award: Randy Snowberger of East Freedom (physics).

IUP master’s student attains perfect 4.0

INDIANA, Pa. – Matthew C. Huff of Hollidaysburg was recently recognized during graduation ceremonies at Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

Huff earned a master’s degree in environmental planning with a perfect 4.0 grade point average.

In the course of his studies, he received numerous awards, including the IUP E.C.O. Graduate Award for Innovation in Sustainability and the Graduate Certificate of Recognition in Geographic Information Science and Geospatial Techniques.

Huff is the son of James and Barbara Huff of Hollidaysburg.

On campus

Association forms Laurel Highlands Chapter

The newly formed Laurel Highlands Chapter of the Penn State Alumni Association has been formed to serve alumni, students and fans in Cambria and Somerset counties, as well as portions of Blair and Bedford counties.

Members of the founding board of directors are Dicia Marguccio, communications and membership director and 2002 graduate; Nicole Czyrnik, board member at-large and 2009 graduate; Jacklyn Krawczyk, scholarship director and 2004 graduate; Amy Picklo, secretary and 1994 graduate; Anthony Marguccio, president and 2004 graduate; Jarred Romesburg, student outreach director and 1998 graduate; Paul Petrilli, social director and 1987 graduate; Dr. Kevin Sugalski, treasurer and 1977 graduate; and Greg Walker, community service director and 1994 graduate.

The group held its first successful event on May 2, a meet-and-greet with a live taping of “The Goon Show.”

The board is planning several events including a summer picnic as well as a Jay Paterno book signing event.

To receive updates on the chapter, individuals should consider becoming a member by visiting www.psulaurelhighlands.

org/membership.html.

Student recognized at Georgetown graduation

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Nicholas Ryan Adams of Bellwood, son of Terry L. and Jody L. Adams, was one of 407 seniors who received a bachelor of science degree in foreign service during Georgetown University’s 225th annual commencement on May 17.

Adams had a concentration in global justice, international economics and environmental science.

He graduated with magna cum laude honors and also received awards for outstanding community service.

Adams is a 2010 graduate of Bellwood-Antis High School, where he was class valedictorian.

He will be joining the compliance and ethics team at Fannie Mae full-time this month.

Saint Francis University featured in magazine

LORETTO – Saint Francis University’s Bill Strosnider and his environmental engineering students were featured in the cover story of May’s “The Rotarian.”

The article examines the clean-up efforts of Strosnider and the students in Potosi, Bolivia. The group is helping save the heavily -polluted waters surrounding Potosi, the pollution results of runoff from abandoned silver, lead, tin and zinc mines. The article can be found at therotarianmagazine.com/

the-troubled-waters-of-potosi.

Strosnider and his students designed and helped install limestone treatment channels along the banks of two highly polluted streams. They also sealed and converted an abandoned mine into a treatment system with limestone. Serving as a natural filter, the limestone offsets the acidity of the runoff water and helps improve the water quality. The water is already showing improvement; algae, plants and birds are returning to the area.

Strosnider first visited Potos while working with a nonprofit organization in 2003 and witnessed the pollution for himself.

As a doctoral student at the University of Oklahoma, he dedicated his graduate research to reversing the damage already done to the waterways. Through funding and support from the Rotary Club of Norman, Okla., Strosnider and his team were able raise $75,000 for their project, which continues today.

The Bolivian project is just one of several others the faculty and staff are working on in SFU’s environmental engineering department; additional work is done locally with the Clearfield Creek Watershed Association and the Kiski-Conemaugh Stream Team and internationally in the Peruvian Amazon.

These projects and more can be viewed on the university’s website at francis.edu/

environmental-engineering.

Phi Kappa Phi inducts new members

BATON ROUGE, La. – The following local residents recently were initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines:

Marissa Stayer of Altoona was initiated at Slippery Rock University.

Huilan Zhang of Altoona was initiated at The University of Toledo.

Christopher Marshall of DuBois was initiated at Clarion University.

Zachery Weyandt of East Freedom was initiated at University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown.

Zachary Hull of Ebensburg was initiated at University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown.

Susan Rhoades of Ebensburg was initiated at University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown.

Daniel Dollar of Ebensburg was initiated at University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown.

Abigail Houston of Morrisdale was initiated at Clarion University.

Genevieve Casaceli of New Paris was initiated at Shippensburg University.

Alexandra Stankiewicz of Patton was initiated at University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown.

Muranda Maurer of Philipsburg was initiated at University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown.

John Bandzuh of Portage was initiated at University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown.

These residents are among approximately 32,000 students, faculty, professional staff and alumni to be initiated into Phi Kappa Phi each year.

Membership is by invitation and requires nomination and approval by a chapter.

Student honored for academic achievement

WESTMINSTER, Md. – Sophia N. Fricke of Pennsylvania Furnace was honored for academic achievement during the April 27 Spring Awards ceremony held at McDaniel College. More than 25 honors for academic achievement and leadership were awarded to juniors, sophomores and first-year students.

Fricke received The Isabel Isanogle Royer Biology Scholarship.

Students recognized

at honors convocation

LATROBE – St. Vincent College presented awards to faculty and students at the annual Spring Honors Convocation held on April 23 in the St. Vincent Basilica.

Undergraduate Awards for Excellence in the Major Field of Study were presented to the following students: Jacob M. Mayers of DuBois, Biochemistry;

The following students received A.J. Palumbo Student Research Endowment Fund Awards: Christopher T. Gallaher of Summerhill and Jacob M. Mayers of DuBois.

IUP student receives Chacivity Award

INDIANA, Pa. – Indiana University of Pennsylvania student Melissa King of Bedford was selected for a university Chacivity Award, which honors students for character, civility and integrity.

She is one of 11 recipients of the award for the 2013-14 year. To date, 204 IUP students have received the award, which was created in 2004.

King, daughter of LaDonna King, is a 2010 graduate of Bedford High School.

A dean’s list student, King is president of Students Advocating Gender Equality and the French Club and a peer educator for the Haven Project.

Previously King was vice president of the Sociology Club and a conversation partner in the Conversation Club.

She is a student in the Robert E. Cook Honors Program.

Recipients of the Chacivity Award were honored at a reception on April 9.

Student joins Phi Kappa Phi society

MARTIN, Tenn. – Joseph Barefoot of Alum Bank was recently inducted into the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi at the University of Tennessee at Martin. Membership is based upon academic achievements and exemplary character.

Those eligible include graduate students in the upper 10 percent of their class, seniors in the upper 10 percent and juniors in the upper 7.5 percent.

An internationally respected honor society, Phi Kappa Phi is the oldest and most selective organization that recognizes and promotes academic excellence in all fields of higher education.

On campus

Trading Club competition winner receives $500

Penn State Altoona’s fall semester Trading Club competition took place Oct. 1 to Nov. 21.

Michael Black, who is majoring in finance, earned the first-place award of $500. The sophomore from Chalfont expanded his portfolio by more than $62,000 over two months of virtual trading, a rate of return of nearly 25 percent. Second place went to Clayton Lukes, a freshman from Zelienople, PA. Lukes, who is majoring in international politics, earned a $350 award. Third-place finisher Daniel Vaknin, a sophomore from Brooklyn, who is majoring in finance, won a $250 award. All top ten finishers grew their portfolios by at least $11,000.

“These are impressive results in a relatively short period of time,” says Robert E. Belsterling, Trading Club advisor.

The Trading Club competition provides students with opportunities to manage an investment portfolio on a virtual trading platform while acquiring a broader understanding of how financial markets function. Participants acquire a personal understanding of capital markets through simulated investments. All Penn State Altoona students are eligible to register for the competition, regardless of major. The fall competition included thirty-six participants.

Funding for the competition awards is made possible through the ongoing philanthropic support of Dr. Carroll P. and Diane S. Osgood, of Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania. The Osgoods’ generosity made it possible for the Trading Club to present awards totaling $1,500 to the ten students with the highest portfolio values on the final day of trading. Each award was based on a student’s ranking on the virtual trading platform.

Awards funded by the Osgoods were first presented for the 2012 spring semester competition. All awards are credited to the students’ Penn State accounts to defray educational expenses.

Saint Francis names Mr. & Miss Frankie awardees

Saint Francis named Steven Mosey and Alli Williams the 2014 Mr. & Miss Frankie award winners during the President’s Awards Convocation on April 29.

In recognition for their academic achievements, commitment to Franciscan values and leadership in campus activities, Mosey and Williams were chosen by the senior class, faculty and administration.

Mr. and Miss Frankie are the highest awards two graduating students can receive from Saint Francis University.

Mosey, of Harrisburg, is pursuing a double major in exercise physiology and biology with a minor in chemistry. The recipient of the Chemistry Service Award and the AmeriCorps/SISPA Education Award, Mosey is also the president of the campus’s Exercise Physiology Organization and a member of the Special Olympics Committee. He is also the student director of the ROCK program at SFU (Rural Outreach Chemistry for Kids), and his academic work has been published three times in the research journal Spectrum.

Williams, of Altoona, is seeking a double major in occupational therapy and psychology, along with minors in healthcare management and exercise physiology. Known for her basketball career, Williams was named the NEC Scholar Athlete of the Year her junior year and a CoSida Academic All American her junior and senior year. She is also active beyond the hardwood; she is a member of SFU’s Honors Program, won the Psychology Department Award, and has donated her time to causes like the Special Olympics, Alzheimer’s Walk and Making Strides for Breast Cancer.

The Mr. Frankie Award has been presented annually since 1936, with the exception of 1944 and 1945 (during World War II). The Miss Frankie Award has been presented annually at Saint Francis since 1962.

South Hills participates in statewide PBL conference

Phi Beta Lambda Club members from South Hills School of Business & Technology in Altoona recently attended a state level PBL Conference in Gettysburg.

PBL is a nationally recognized co-educational collegiate organization that encourages leadership development in business.

Among those who attended were Chayenne Gohn of Lilly, business major and PBL vice president; Sara Watson of East Freedom, an accounting major who was given a Who’s Who Award as an outstanding South Hills student; and Taige Holland of Martinsburg, a business major who placed second in a sales presentation competitive event. Holland is now eligible to compete at the national PBL conference which will be held in Nashville, Tenn., in June.

On Campus

YTI Career Institute creates FBLA chapter

YTI Career Institute in Altoona recently launched a Future Business Leaders of America Phi Beta Lambda chapter to provide another chance for students to apply their classroom knowledge to real-world experiences.

FBLA is a nationally known organization for middle school, high school, post-secondary and business professionals that sponsors conferences and competitions and promotes community outreach and networking.

Student receives award for community service

ANNVILLE – Jesse R. Shetrom of Osceola Mills was honored at Lebanon Valley College’s May 10 commencement ceremonies as a Gold Community Service Award recipient, having served more than 100 hours and having completed a multi-day residential service project.

Shetrom, a graduate of Philipsburg-Osceola Area Senior High School, is pursuing a bachelor of arts in history.

The 2014 Gold Award recipients, 23 in all, served the local community in a variety of ways, including participation on Alternative Spring Break trips to Point Pleasant, N.J and Pendleton County, W.V. They raised funds for the American Cancer Society, encouraged athletes in Special Olympics, built homes with Habitat for Humanity and coordinated dances at local senior centers, among other service projects.

Service awards are posted to the student’s Job Center Profile, where prospective employees may note the involvement.

AAHS alumna serves

as student marshal

UNIVERSITY PARK – Alyssa M. Stangl was the student marshal for the architectural engineering baccalaureate degree program at the Penn State College of Engineering spring commencement ceremony on May 9. Stangl received a bachelor of architectural engineering degree. Linda M. Hanagan, professor of architectural engineering, was her faculty escort.

College of Engineering student marshals are selected for their outstanding academic achievement and contributions to engineering student life.

Stangl is the daughter of Lori and Jeffrey Stangl of Altoona. She is a 2009 graduate of Altoona Area High School.

Stangl’s Penn State honors include the President’s Freshman Award, the President Sparks Award, the Evan Pugh Scholar Award (senior) and the Outstanding Performance in Structures Award (2012).

She received the Charles J. Rolling Scholarship in Engineering, the Melvin H. Peters Endowed Scholarship in Engineering, the Architectural Engineering General Scholarship, the Robert L. Hite Memorial Scholarship, the Presidential Civic Engagement Scholarship, the Melanie Spalla Memorial Scholarship, the Pittsburgh Builders Exchange General Scholarship and the Richard A. MacQuade Memorial Scholarship.

Stangl completed two internships during her undergraduate career, one with Mid-State Construction in Altoona, where she assisted with project management and estimations, and another with Atlantic Engineering Services in Pittsburgh, where she performed structural modeling, analysis and design.

Her extracurricular activities included the Student Society of Architectural Engineers and the Earthquake Engineering Research Institute.

Stangl has joined Jacobs Engineering in Arlington, Va., as a structural engineer.

Scholar receives Servant Leadership Award

HUNTINGTON, Ind. – Emily Carbaugh of Orbisonia was named during a special ceremony as the recipient of the Huntington University Servant Leadership Award.

Carbaugh, a senior biology pre-med major, will receive a $750 scholarship and $250 to gift to a charity of her choice.

The purpose of the award is to promote the ideals of servant leadership in the Huntington University community, both on and off campus.

Only juniors with a 2.5 GPA average can receive the award, and first must be nominated by a community member.

The awards are given to honor the hard work students put forward in working to serve the township of Huntington, their fellow students and their churches.

On Campus

UPJ student recognized at commencement

JOHNSTOWN – Ashley Rose Klobuka of Hollidaysburg was recognized at the April 26 University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown commencement ceremony as a summa cum laude graduate as well as a Presidential and College Scholar in the field of biology with a minor in chemistry.

During her four years at UPJ, Klobuka was also the recipient of the John Crichton and Thomas Crowley Scholarship for academic excellence. She was also actively involved in research in the Microbiology and Organic Chemistry departments and is co-author of a manuscript currently under review for publication in the “Journal of Vector Bourne Diseases” dealing with the microorganism Rickettsia rickettsii.

Klobuka also served as a student instructor/tutor in general and cell biology, biochemistry, physics and calculus at UPJ. She actively participated in university public relations as a student tour guide. She was a vital member of the Catholic Campus Ministries program.

She was selected for membership in the Phi Eta Sigma and Phi Kappa Phi honorary societies as well as Sigma Alpha Pi leadership society. She was also a member of the Beta Beta Beta biology society.

Klobuka has chosen to pursue post-graduate education at the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine, beginning in August.

She is a 2010 graduate of Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic High School, Altoona, and is the daughter of Dr. Joseph L. and Pamela S. Klobuka of Hollidaysburg.

Student selected

for honor society

JOHNSTOWN – The Delta Epsilon Iota Academic Honor Society has selected Christopher Gahagan of Martinsburg for membership in the local chapter at University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown.

Delta Epsilon Iota recognizes and encourages academic excellence in all fields of study.

The organization rewards outstanding students through financial scholarships, provides leadership opportunities to its members and promotes the principles of dedication, enthusiasm and initiative among students participating in higher education throughout the U.S.

Students qualify on the bases of academic achievement. Prospective members must have completed a minimum of 30 semester hours at an accredited college or university, while maintaining a 3.30 cumulitive grade point average or a scholastic ranking within the top 15 percent of their class.

Gahagan is a 2010 graduate of Central High School, Martinsburg. He played for the UPJ Mountain Cat baseball team for two years. He is the son of Brian and Jody Gahagan.

He graduated from UPJ on April 26 with a bachelor’s degree in business. He plans to attend graduate school after gaining some employment experience in the field of business/finance.

Student recognized

in ‘Who’s Who’

BOURBONNAIS, Ill. – Adrian Calhoun of New Paris has received national recognition as an outstanding campus leader for 2014 by the “Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities & Colleges” program.

Calhoun is one of a select group of 57 seniors from Olivet Nazarene University to accept this award. More than 2,842 schools in all 50 states and the District of Columbia participated in nominating their students for this honor.

A religious studies major, Calhoun received this honor for his achievements while at Olivet, including: 2013 Homecoming court and queen’s escort; resident assistant; co-chaplain and co-president of Proclamation Gospel Choir; served on mission trips to Los Angeles and Honduras; Preaching Ambassadors Program; music leader at Kankakee (Ill.) First Church of the Nazarene.

He is the son of Doyle and Carolyn Calhoun.

IUP scholar receives leadership award

INDIANA, Pa. – Stefanie McCoy of New Paris is a 2014 recipient of the Women’s Leadership Award at Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

The Women’s Leadership Award recipients are selected for their outstanding campus leadership experience, academic excellence, and community achievements.

McCoy, an exercise science major, is the daughter of Gregory and Diane McCoy, and a 2011 graduate of Chestnut Ridge High School. A dean’s list student, she is a member of the IUP Softball Team, Exercise Science Club, Student Athlete Association Committee, and is Fellowship of Christian Athletes president.

Recipients were honored at a reception, March 27.

IUP students chosen for honor society

INDIANA, Pa. A number of local students were selected for membership in Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s Phi Eta Sigma National Honor Society.

The organization is open to freshmen students who achieve a grade point average of 3.5 or higher. IUP’s Phi Eta Sigma chapter members participate in a number of projects annually.

n Logan Fultz of Huntingdon, a nursing major, is the son of Terry and Carol Fultz and a 2013 graduate of Huntingdon Area High School.

n Diana Marshall of Mahaffey, an accounting major, is the daughter of Stephanie Marshall and the late John Marshall and a 2013 graduate of Calvary Baptist Academy.

n Demi Hoover of Nicktown, a speech language pathology and audiology major, is the daughter of Danyelle and Michael Hoover and a 2013 graduate of Northern Cambria High School. She is a dean’s list student.

n Kara Goss of Tyrone, a nutrition major, is the daughter of Bill and Angie Goss and a 2013 graduate of Tyrone Area High School. A dean’s list student, she is a member of the Student Association of Nutrition and Dietetics and recipient of the Edith Davis Eve Scholarship.

Student honored

at convocation

MARIETTA, Ohio – Brittany Kidd of Bedford, a student at Marietta College, was recognized at the annual Spring Honors Convocation on Fenton Court.

Kidd, an accounting major, received the Edward H. Osborne Scholarship Fund on April 16.

Alvernia student joins two honor societies

READING – Jude Pfingstler of DuBois, a student at Alvernia University, was inducted into two academic honor societies this year.

They include the Alpha Epsilon Lambda Honor Society and the Delta Epsilon Sigma Catholic Student Honor Society.

Heidelberg students lauded for achievements

TIFFIN, Ohio – Freshman Summer Hunter-Kysor of Huntingdon was one of about 60 Heidelberg University students who were honored for their achievements in the classroom and in the community during the annual Student Awards Celebration on April 25.

Hunter-Kysor received the Alexander and Christina Garver Memorial Prize (second place), as well as the Eleanor Schlichter Grove Scholarship and the John I. Kolehmainen Scholarship.