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Shippensburg grad accepted into program

SHIPPENSBURG — In recognition of continuing outstanding academic achievement, Shippensburg University announced that Jessie M. Nagle has been accepted in Drexel University College of Medicine’s Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences and Professional Studies Program.

Nagle will be enrolled in the biomedical graduate program in molecular and cell biology and genetics at Drexel University, Philadelphia.

She is a recent graduate of Shippensburg University’s Woods Honors College with a biochemistry/biotechnology dual major and psychology minor. While at SU, she was on the dean’s list throughout her college career, served 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.

She was awarded the Angle-Fesser Family Scholarship, Edith Davis Eve Foundation Scholarship, Board of Governor’s Scholarship and Tuition Pilot Grant.

She is the daughter of Timothy and Linda (Adler) Nagle of Hollidaysburg.

Senior earns Outstanding Student Award

BRIDGEWATER, Va. — Emilee A. Brassuer of Duncansville was presented the Outstanding Student Award from the department of communication studies at Bridgewater College.

The award is presented to the outstanding graduating senior in communication, technology and culture and is based on academic performance, leadership, excellence in writing and internship and work experience.

Brassuer, a communication, technology and culture major, is the daughter of Gary Lee and Terri Ann Brassuer of Duncansville. She is a member of the Philomathes Society, Bridgewater’s scholastic honor society; Alpha Chi, a national scholastic honor society; and Lambda Pi Eta, a national communication studies honor society.

She served as digital media manager of BC Voice, the student-run media organization on campus.

Brassuer completed three internships in marketing: in occupational health and safety, in event planning and in customer service.

Brassuer will pursue a master’s in human resources management at Bridgewater College.

Local students graduate with perfect 4.0 GPA

INDIANA, Pa. — Several area students have completed studies for a bachelor’s degree with a perfect 4.0 grade point average.

Due to health and safety concerns caused by the coronavirus pandemic, May graduates will be honored at in-person commencement ceremonies on Sept. 12.

n Ethan Blackie, Altoona, a criminology major and homeland security/military leadership double minor, is the son of Stephen Blackie and Susan Blackie. He is a 2016 graduate of Altoona Area High School. He is a Distinguished Military Graduate, ranked within the top 10% of all ROTC cadets in the nation. He is a member of Phi Eta Sigma national honor society, Alpha Sigma Phi national honor society and the IUP military philanthropic organization, Rho Tau Chi. He is the former president of the IUP Rifle Club.

n Samantha Wright, Wilmore, a psychology honors program and criminology major, is the daughter of Wayne and Catherine Wright. She is a 2016 graduate of Forest Hills High School. She is a recipient of the Sutton Scholarship, served a vice president and public relations chair of Phi Sigma Pi national honor fraternity and was a member of Psi Chi international honor society in psychology and the IUP Criminology Association.

n Caitlin Joelle Kalgren, DuBois, a social studies education major, is the daughter of Christopher and Jody Kalgren. She is a 2016 graduate of DuBois Area High School. She is the recipient of the Sutton Scholar-ship and Charles Cashdollar Schol-arship. She was a member of the Future Social Studies Educators Association, serving as treasurer and president; a member of Phi Alpha Theta honor fraternity; served as president and vice president of the IUP History Club; was a History Day competition performance judge; and was a member of the history department mentor program. She was a Diversity Peer Educator and participated in the simulated patient and applied theater ensemble.

Student completes

cross cultural experience

HARRISONBURG, Va. — James Dunmore of Queen completed a cross cultural experience in Wash-ington Community Scholars’ Center during the spring 2020 semester at Eastern Mennonite University.

A total of 20 students completed cross cultural study in Guatemala and Colombia and WCSC during the spring 2020 semester.

Each semester program includes 15 semester hours of credit taken as five (three semester hour) courses. The experience integrates course content through analysis and experiential learning. Semester programs include locations abroad and in Washington, D.C., at the Wash-ington Community Scholars’ Cen-ter. EMU’s unique requirement for cross cultural learning provides students with the ability to learn about themselves, another culture or country and gain experiences that they would not get anywhere else.

Dunmore is a 2017 graduate of Claysburg-Kimmel High School.


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