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IT students attend BSides Flood City conference

Information Technology students from South Hills School of Business & Technology’s Altoona campus recently attended BSides Flood City 2019 in Johnstown.

The event provided students with an opportunity to learn about a variety of information security platforms and to network with security experts and industry professionals.

The students were exposed to some of the newest technologies available and were able to choose from several workshop sessions.

South Hills’ IT instructor Guido Santella coordinated the trip.

Also attending were Marceal Moultrie, Jason Schopp, Rachel Hock, John Hinkledire, Brandon Hazenstab, Jonathan Svitana and Phillip Washington.

South Hills students attend Code Camp

Information Technology students from South Hills School of Business & Technology’s Altoona Campus recently traveled to the Microsoft Training Center in Malvern to attend PHILLY.NET Code Camp 2019.

This two-day event provided free learning & networking and was run by Phlly.NET (Philadelphia Area .NET User Group), a user group focusing on Microsoft technologies.

The students were exposed to some of the newest technologies available from professional developers and had a chance to meet

with representatives from companies that hire entry-level IT graduates.

South Hills’ IT Instructor Guido Santella coordinated the trip. Also attending were Marceal Moultrie, Brandon Hazenstab, Jason Schopp, Shedaisy King, Omar Brown and Cameron Buynack.

In addition, the students were able to choose from more than 45 training sessions.

Student competes at National Model UN Event

CEDARVILLE, Ohio — Adrienne Krater of Altoona recently returned from New York City where she competed with Cedarville University’s Model United Nations team at the National Model United Nations Competition April 14 to 18.

The team received the “Outstand-ing Delegation” award, the highest award at the competition.

The Cedarville team represented the Republic of Kazakhstan, a landlocked country in Central Asia.

Delegates competed in pairs in eight different committees that addressed a variety of global issues.

Krater competed in the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific, addressing sustainable energy, disaster risk reduction and climate resilience.

In addition to the team award, Krater and partner Mae Dewhurst received the position paper award in their assembly.

Shippensburg student accepts research position

SHIPPENSBURG — In recognition of outstanding academic achievement, Shippensburg University announced that Jessie M. Nagle has accepted a 10-week research position with the University of North Dakota “Genes and the Environment” REU program.

Nagle is a fourth-year student enrolled in SU’s Honor’s College with a biochemistry/biotechnology dual major and psychology minor.

Nagle serves as president of SU’s Flute and Saxophone Choir, section leader in the Red Raider Marching Band and first chair flute in SU’s Orchestra and Concert Band.

Nagle has also been awarded the Angle-Fesser Family Scholarship, Edith Davis Eve Foundation Scholarship, Board of Governor’s Scholarship and Tuition Pilot Grant.

Nagle is the daughter of Timothy and Linda Nagle of Hollidaysburg and a 2016 graduate of Hollidays-burg Area Senior High School.

IUP student selected for criminology scholarship

INDIANA, Pa. — Zackary Weaver, a criminology and criminal justice major at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, is the 2019 recipient of the Michael P. Stewart III Memorial Scholarship.

Weaver, son of Earl and Teri Weaver, is a graduate of Hollidaysburg Area Senior High School.

He earned PSAC Scholar-Athlete honors and is a dean’s list and provost scholar.

He volunteered with Read Across America, the Indiana County Humane Society and youth football camps.

The scholarship was named in memory of Michael P. Stewart III, who graduated from IUP with a degree in criminology and from the Pennsylvania State Police Academy in 2014. He started his career as a state police officer in Chambersburg and then transferred to Greensburg.

After serving two years, he lost his life in the line of duty in an automobile accident at the age of 26. The scholarship was established by his parents and brother to honor Stewart’s life, vocation and legacy.

Wilkes student receives

Lampe-Groh Scholarship

WILKES-BARRE — Maverick Reed of Curwensville is the recipient of the the Jane Lampe-Groh Scholarship at Wilkes University.

Scholarship students were recognized along with the donors

whose gifts made the scholarships possible at the university’s annual scholarship luncheon on April 4.

This scholarship is presented to a junior or senior student who demonstrates strong academic talent, leadership skills and a determination to assist others.

It was established to honor dean Lampe for her 28 years of service to Wilkes students.

St. Vincent College holds honors convocation

LATROBE — St. Vincent College presented awards to faculty and students at the annual Spring Honors Convocation held on April 24 in the St. Vincent Basilica.

Awards for Academic Excellence in the Major Field of Study for undergraduates were presented to Taylor S. Easter of Manns Choice, biology; and Jaime L. Witham of Ebensburg, history.

Carly Grove of Loretto was among the students recognized for having received A.J. Palumbo Student Research Endowment Fund Award.

Student inducted into Phi Kappa Phi society

BATON ROUGE, La. — Allison Risaliti of Ebensburg was recently initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest and most selective all-discipline collegiate honor society.

Risaliti was initiated at Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania.

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