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Mount student-research recognized nationally

CRESSON — Mount Aloysius College students benefit from hands-on learning experiences across a variety of academic and practical areas aimed at professional advancement and great jobs.

One of those experiences was captured recently and earned national recognition from the National Center for Science and Civic Engagement (NCSCE).

Mount Aloysius biology students Pat Gully and Amber Ickes were photographed by their professor, Merrilee Anderson, who also serves as dean of science and mathematics at the college.

The students were conducting field research on one of many water quality projects in Western Pennsylvania, and the photo of their work appeared nationally in the May 30 issue of NCSCE and SENCER eNews.

Gully and Ickes were investigating water quality at the Hughes Borehole, an abandoned mine site about seven miles from the college when Anderson took the photo.

Students inducted into honor societies at Pitt

BRADFORD — The University of Pittsburgh at Bradford recognized students inducted into its honor societies this spring.

Among those who were recognized were:

n Riley Anderson, Cresson, a business management major, joined Alpha Lambda Delta, the National Honor Society for First Year Students.

n Jessica Summerson, Osceola Mills, a biology major, joined Alpha Lambda Delta, the National Honor Society for First Year Students, and Beta Beta Beta, the National Biological Honor Society.

SFU physician assistant grads pass national exam

LORETTO — The Department of Physician Assistant Science at Saint Francis University announced that all 47 of its 2018 graduates, who earned their master of physician assistant science degree, have passed the Physician Assistant National Certification Examination on their first try.

This examination is offered through the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants.

Local graduates include Taylor Baronner of Altoona, Kelly Busche of Tyrone, Rebecca Gongloff of Nanty Glo, Brian Goss of Duncansville, Caleb Grimes of Bedford, Jordan Hobson of Alum Bank, Brianna Kearney of Lilly, Taylor King-Brothers of Ebensburg, Kylie McNerlin of Huntingdon, Marissa Morgan of Altoona, Rebekah Pinkowski of Ebensburg, Brooke Rhoades of Ebensburg, Seth Worthing of Bellwood and Jessica Zeak of Duncansville.

Student joins fraternity at Carleton College

NORTHFIELD, Minn. — At the end of every academic year, the Carleton community gathers at Honors Convocation to recognize faculty and students for their accomplishments and service.

Sara White, a student from Huntingdon, was elected to the Phi Beta Kappa honorary scholastic fraternity.

The Phi Beta Kappa national honorary scholastic fraternity was founded in 1776.

The Carleton chapter was established in 1913 and elects its membership from students who rank in the highest 15 percent of their graduating class and meet other prescribed criteria.