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Saint Francis University announces academic honors

LORETTO — Saint Francis University congratulates the following students who achieved Academic Honors in Adult Degree and Continuing Studies for the 2017-18 academic year.

Carole Dietrich of Ebensburg, Maria Fernandes of Ebensburg, Jill Fink of Tyrone, Erin Healy of Gallitzin, Renee Hoffman of Hollidaysburg, Jennifer Kitko of Woodland, Teddy Lados of Altoona, Jacqueline Mazeika of Ebensburg, Steven McCloskey of Cresson, Erica Schopp of Tyrone, Brianna Sheeder of Duncans-ville, Eric Stombaugh of Duncansville, Dawn Try of Mount Union, Donald Walker of Tyrone, Mary Walker of Tyrone, Stacey Wombacher of Altoona, Alyssa Zaliznock of Carrolltown and Scott Zungali of Nanty Glo.

To be eligible for this recognition, students met the following criteria:

A minimum of 15 credits must be completed between Sept. 1 of one year and Aug. 31 of the following year, with a quality point average of at least 3.500.

Part-time (fewer than 12 credits per semester) undergraduate student status must be maintained throughout the one-year period.

ADCS gives you the option of completing some degrees entirely online or taking evening/weekend classes in Cambria, Blair and Centre counties.

Physical therapy student

participates in Baby Day

LORETTO — Sydney Lee of Altoona, a physical therapy student at Saint Francis University, had the opportunity for some hands-on experience during “Baby Day” on Sept. 20 at the Stokes Athletic Center.

Nearly a dozen infants and toddlers were on campus during this annual event, as PT students observed typical muscle development and studied the motor milestones that they have been learning about in class.

Physical therapy students need to know how the body grows and develops. PT faculty understands that most students have not had many real-life experiences with infants and toddlers. Baby Day provides them with an opportunity to try these new skills in a real-life scenario.

Most of the children were provided by SFU Physical Therapy alumni who often take a day off of work in order to participate.

Alumni have seen first-hand the value of this exercise and are eager to provide this experience to the next generation of physical therapy students.

Penn State freshman receives Conaghan scholarship

UNIVERSITY PARK — Collin Steven-son of Duncansville, a freshman at Penn State University, was the recipient of Conaghan Family Scholarship from the Smeal College of Business.

He will receive $1,751 for the fall semester and $1,751 for the spring semester.

Stevenson is the son of Michael and Jennifer Stevenson of Duncansville.

He is a 2018 graduate of Hollidaysburg Area Senior High School.

Student performs with SRU symphonic wind ensemble

SLIPPERY ROCK — The Slippery Rock University Symphonic Wind Ensemble, a 50-plus student-musician group hosted its first performance of the season on Oct. 16 at Swope Music Hall.

Among the students participating was Tyler Dixon, a junior alto saxophonist and dual major in music education and music performance from Osceola Mills.

Students organize Turkey Trot at Geisinger School of Medicine

SCRANTON — Joshua Pettengill of Port Matilda, along with other medical students at Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine, has helped to organize and plan the school’s ninth annual Turkey Trot 5K/10K run in downtown Scranton on Nov. 4.

The event also featured a Tiny Trot, including crafts, games, face painting and relay races, for children ages 13 and younger.

Both the 5K and 10K began and ended at the school’s Medical Sciences Building.

Proceeds will benefit the Friends of the Poor’s holiday food giveaways.

Campus notes can be emailed to community@altoonamirror.com. For more information, call Brenda Carberry, community news coordinator, at 946-7459.