at national expo
LORETTO — The Saint Francis University chapter of the Enactus international small business club competed at the annual National Exposition in Kansas City, Mo., on May 21.
This tournament followed a regional championship win in March in Philadelphia, marking more than 11 consecutive years of proceeding to national competition. The following students made up this year’s competition team: Brooklynne Summers of Roaring Spring, Kenneth Brumbaugh of Hollidaysburg, Nicole Hoover of Northern Cambria, Nicholas Mauro of East Freedom, Caitlyn Krevel of Lilly, Elliot Biddle of Huntingdon and Alexandra Evans of Ebensburg.
“Enactus” is an acronym for ENtrepreneurs taking ACTion for U.S.
The club is backed by large corporations such as Unilever, WalMart and Hershey’s and is intended to enable business students to apply classroom knowledge via philanthropic endeavors and community service.
College Enactus chapters compete for national rankings while also enabling members to participate in job fairs and scholarship opportunities.
The Saint Francis Enactus team concluded national competition in a first round elimination, but returned from national competition with a $5,000 BNY Mellon Project Grant, Project Management recognition for team BNY Fellows Alexandra Evans and Amanda Balas, and high-level job/internship offers for a number of team members.
Team co-adviser Nicole Bauman was inducted into the prestigious Sam Walton Fellow Hall of Fame, recognizing over a decade of her dedicated service to the SFU Enactus team.
The team is also advised by Kent Tonkin.
to honor society
BEREA, Ohio — Lexus Lander of DuBois was inducted into the Baldwin Wallace University chapter of Gamma Sigma Alpha , National Greek Academic Honor Society, in the spring semester.
Lander is a graduate of DuBois Area Senior High School majoring in creative writing.
Student to serve
WILKES-BARRE — Wilkes University student Maverick Reed of Curwensville will serve as part of the summer orientation staff for first-year students.
Reed, a pharmacy major, will serve as the Wilkes Adventure Education Day coordinator.
The adventure education coordinator is responsible for handling all aspects of the Adven-ture Education Orientation Experience, and also executes all aspects of the orientation housing process and assists with student leader training and event organization.
The coordinator also works directly with Student Affairs staff to plan and execute the pre-adventure day and peer-to-peer step-up session.
Orientation staff members provide guidance to first-year students by assisting in the transition from high school to college both socially and academically.
GREENSBURG — Kiana Nadolsky of Cresson is the recipient of a Merit Scholarship from the University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg.
This scholarship is renewable for the next four years, providing the student meets the scholarship criteria.
Nadolsky has been accepted as a member of the fall freshman class and plans to major in biology as part of the campus’ pre-medicine program.
The daughter of Cathy Barlick and Don Nadolsky, Nadolsky graduated in June from Penn Cambria High School, where she was active in National Honor Society, Pink Panther, high school musicals and Homecoming Court.
CRESSON — Patrick Kirby, a crew member at McDonald’s of Cresson, was recently awarded a $1,000 McDonald’s Crew Scholarship Award.
He is among several local McDonald’s restaurant employees selected to receive this honor for outstanding achievements both academically and in the workplace.
Winners are selected based on academic success, community involvement, job performance and personal essay. The scholarship may be used toward tuition and fees at the student’s selected higher education institution.
McDonald’s owner/operator Joe Nyanko recommended Kirby to receive this prestigious scholarship.
“Patrick exemplifies the qualities of a true leader,” Nyanko said. “He has done an outstanding job both in the restaurant and in school, using lessons from both to reach his goals.”
Students on Campus Activities Board
READING — The following students participated in the Campus Activities Board at Alvernia University during 2017-18.
Campus Activities Board provides a variety of free events for Alvernia students to attend both on and off campus.
Collin Welteroth of Altoona participated as a member while studying biology.
Ellesha Gathagan of Bellwood participated as a member while studying criminal justice and was a member of Alvernia’s Criminal Justice Association.