IUP?student earns Exellence in Education Award
INDIANA, Pa. -?Jordan Fees recently was presented the Excellence in Education Award by the professional studies in education department at Indiana University of Pennsylvania.
Fees, a 2008 graduate of Cambria Heights High School, Patton, recently completed his student teaching in the Richland School District and graduated on May 10 from IUP with a bachelor of science degree in early childhood/special education.
Jordan Fees receives the Excellence in Education Award from Susan Sibert, representing the professional studies in education department at Indiana University of Pennsylvania.
He is the son of John and Jenny Fees of Carrolltown.
WyoTech student recognized with Snap-On?Award
BLAIRSVILLE - Robertsdale native and 2014 WyoTech Blairsville graduate Matthew Duvall received the Snap-On Award at WyoTech on March 26.
The award is given to students who act in accordance with Snap-On's beliefs and values of integrity, honesty, respect, teamwork and active listening skills.
Duvall, a 2013 graduate of Tussey Mountain Senior High School,?Saxton, was also recognized as an outstanding student in WyoTech's collision refinishing technology program for demonstrating academic achievement, a positive attitude, cooperation, dedication and motivation.
Duvall, a mentor and tutor to his peers, was a student speaker during the graduation ceremony, as WyoTech Blairsville celebrated 274 students receiving automotive technology, diesel technology and collision and refinishing technology diplomas.
Following his post-secondary education at WyoTech, Duvall will pursue a career in the collision refinishing technology field.
Penn?State Altoona features posters, presentations
Penn State Altoona held its annual Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities Fair on April 12 to showcase the exciting research and creative activities that students undertake.
In addition to engineering, information technology, physical sciences, health, life and social sciences posters, there were three sessions of oral presentations. There was also a category for performances and exhibitions.
Kelly Ketterman and Jacob Gromiller of Hollidaysburg won third place in the health, life and physical sciences poster presentations.
Joe Dively of East Free-dom took third place in the social sciences poster presentations.
Zachary Sinisi of Altoona and Michael Phillips took first place in the computing/information technology and engineering poster presentations, where Paul Santella of Altoona and Megan Brobeck of Bellwood took second place and James Pratt of Altoona and James Hackenberry took third place.
In the arts and humanities oral presentations, Anne Maucieri of Altoona took first place and Heather Myers of Altoona took third place.
In the math and computing and information technology oral presentations, Jackson Brumbaugh of Martinsburg took first place and Victoria McIntyre of Hollidaysburg, Patrick Shea and Natasha Csicsmann took third place.
In the physical sciences oral presentations, Shelby Stigers of Sidman took first place, Paul?Armstrong of Altoona took second place and Colin Lingafelt of Altoona took third place.
In performances, Annette Nagle of Altoona and Shana Soriano took first place and Nathanial Dibert of East Freedom took third place.
The fair is funded by the Penn State Altoona Honors Program.
lauded at college
WILLIAMSPORT - Five seniors at Lycoming College, including women's basketball team member Jenna Morgan of Tyrone, wrapped up their careers with a perfect 3-for-3 in MAC Academic Honor Roll selections, earning the award in 2012, 2013 and 2014.
Morgan is a graduate of Juniata Valley High School, Alexandria. She is a mathematics major.
The honor roll comprises those student-athletes of sophomore class standing or higher who participated in a varsity-level sport and registered a cumulative grade point average of 3.20 (4.00 scale) or higher at the beginning of the 2013 fall semester and completed the playing season in good standing.
elected for student government
LATROBE - St. Vincent College students were recently elected class officers and senators to the Student Government Association.
Megan Blake of Altoona was chosen as a senior class senator.
The students were elected by their peers and will serve until the end of the spring 2015 semester.
The Student Government Association acts as a liaison between the administration and the student body by representing and being attentive to student concerns and interests; improves the quality of life for students by effecting change in regard to policy and campus development and by overseeing student activities, both social and academic; and preserves the college's commitment to dedicate itself to traditional Benedictine values and a strong liberal arts education.
Phi Kappa Phi honor society inducts 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:
n Joseph Barefoot of Alum Bank was initiated into The University of Tennessee at Martin chapter.
n Emily Barger of Clear field was initiated into Lycoming College chapter.
n Bridget Bellmore of Curwensville was initiated into Lycoming College chapter.
n Shyanne Williams of Ginter was initiated into Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania chapter.
n David Hall of Port Matilda was initiated into Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania chapter.
n Brittany Reed of Port Matilda was initiated into the Penn State University chapter.
n Kimberly Franey of Portage was initiated into Indiana University of Pennsylvania chapter.
n Douglas Harshberger of Wilmore was initiated into the Indiana University of Pennsylvania chapter.
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 attends festival in D.C.
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Olivia Pompa of Hollidaysburg attended the Science and Engineering Festival at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center on April 26 and 27.
Pompa is the daughter of Joseph and Rita Pompa of Hollidaysburg.
Her group was only one of a few colleges that was picked to present at the festival.
Pompa is a full-time student at Shippensburg University, majoring in computer science. She is a member of Women in Computer Science and along with her group, presented their project at the festival. Their project was called a "Wonderfall," which is a programmable waterfall, which allowed students to input text, words, numbers, names and other information.
The students also had preprogrammed pictures, including superhero logos, video game characters and emoticons.
The computer read the picture or the text into an image and then sent it line by line to the circuit board then sent it as 0's and 1's which told the valves to open or close controlling water flow.
By opening and closing them at certain times, the students could write words and draw pictures with the water.
Concentrated highlighter fluid was placed in the water, and blacklights were mounted on the frame to make the images glow.