Student helps organize holiday packing party
CEDARVILLE, Ohio — When Adrienne Krater of Altoona started the Operation Christmas Child campus organization at Cedarville University in 2016, she did not anticipate how quickly it would grow.
OCC hosted its annual packing party Nov. 1, packing 1,000 shoeboxes to send to children in other countries during Christmas time.
Krater and Claire Hoyt began the campus organization because they were passionate about the mission of Operation Chrismas Child, which is a branch of Samaritan’s Purse.
OCC provides shoeboxes to children around the world filled with small toys, hygiene items and school supplies as a means to share the message of Jesus.
Organization members raise funds throughout the year in order to purchase items to put in the boxes. In addition to campus support, the organization contacts several churches around the area to donate items for the boxes.
UD student conducts summer research
NEWARK, Del. — This summer, Hannah Brown of Altoona was one of more than 400 University of Delaware undergraduate students who worked on a range of research projects in disciplines all across the university as well as in the community.
During the 10-week period, the students collaborated with their faculty mentors and, in many cases, with other undergraduates and with graduate students, learning how original research takes place and creating new knowledge themselves.
Student named to honor society at Angelo State
SAN ANGELO, Texas — Angelo State University’s chapter of the Alpha Chi national honor society inducted 60 new student members, including Lauren Law of Hopewell, during a special initiation ceremony Oct. 17 in the Houston Harte University Center.
Alpha Chi is one of the nation’s most prestigious honor societies and is open to students majoring in any academic discipline.
It has more than 300 chapters nationwide with more than 400,000 members. To be eligible, students must rank in the top 10% of graduate students or seniors at their college or university, or in the top 7.5% of juniors.
major earns scholarships
YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Alexan-der Foose of Altoona is one of more than 1,000 Youngstown State Uni-versity students awarded
first-year Scholarships of Excellence this fall.
A Bellwood-Antis High School graduate who is studying music performance with an emphasis on music recording at YSU, Foose was awarded a $4,000 President’s Scholarship.
In addition, Foose is one of nearly 300 Youngstown State University freshmen awarded Honors, Provost and Housing scholarships to start the fall semester.
Honors Scholarships and Honors Housing Scholarships both range from $2,000 to $3,000, and recipients become part of YSU’s prestigious University Honors College.
Provost Scholarships range from $4,000 to $6,000 and recognize high-achieving out-of-state students.
Kutztown University awards scholarships
KUTZTOWN — Kutztown Univer-sity has awarded 137 President’s Academic Honors Scholarships
for the 2019-20 academic year, including to Emma Smith of Martinsburg.
President’s Academic Honors Scholarships are awarded to high school seniors who have a 3.25 cumulative weighted high school GPA and a 1270 total on the SAT or 27 composite on the ACT. The student will receive $1,000 per year for four years as long as the student participates in the Honors program and completes a minimum of 30 credits per year.
In addition, Kutztown University has awarded 58 Sesquicentennial Academic Honors Scholarships for the 2019-20 academic year.
Area recipients are Abigail Casner of Huntingdon and Jessica Eason of Osceola Mills.
Sesquicentennial Academic Honors Scholarships are awarded to high school seniors who have a 3.25 cumulative weighted high school GPA and a 1410 total on the SAT or 31 composite on the ACT.
Casner amd Eason each will receive $7,000 per year for four years as long as the student participates in the Honors Program, lives on campus for the first three years and completes a minimum of 30 credits per year.
KU’s Honors program requires students to complete a minimum of 21 credits of honors coursework, maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.25, complete 30 hours of community service by graduation, complete living and learning events, attend one Work in Progress Session (WIPS) and complete a capstone or senior honors thesis project.
Student participates in Global Day of Service
YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Alexan-der Foose of Altoona participated in the Honors College Global Day of Service at Youngstown State University.
First-year students collectively contributed nearly 1,000 hours of service to the community on a single Saturday earlier this semester.
Foose volunteered at Campus Cats, one of 15 sites throughout Mahoning County.
The event is designed to not only make an impact in the community but also formally start the students’ volunteer experience, a major part of the honors college curriculum.
Student inducted into Phi Kappa Phi
BATON ROUGE, La. — Tara Morder of Portage was recently initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest and most selective all-discipline collegiate honor society.
Morder was initiated at the University of South Alabama.
Morder is among approximately 30,000 students, faculty, professional staff and alumni to be initiated into Phi Kappa Phi each year.
Membership is by invitation only and requires nomination and ap-proval by a chapter. Only the top 10% of seniors and 7.5% of juniors are eligible for membership.
Graduate students in the top 10% of the number of candidates for graduate degrees may also qualify, as do faculty, professional staff and alumni who have achieved scholarly distinction.