Brendan Scott Lyle, son of Gregory and Pamela Bonace Lyle of Warren, has been accepted at Mercyhurst College, Erie, for the 2010 -2011 school year. A 2010 graduate of Warren Area High School, Lyle will be enrolled as a student in the Department of Intelligence Studies. He was awarded Mercyhurst's Egan and Presidential Scholarships for academic achievements.
Lyle has been active in two all county school musicals, jazz band, the mock trial team for WAHS, history club, served as co-editor of the school's newspaper, The Spitfire, was a member of the yearbook staff as well as the academic bowl team for WAHS which competed in Washington, D.C., at nationals in June, was a member of the Model UN, and volunteered in the library at WAHS. Lyle served as a summer music school intern, was a recipient of the Golden Dragon Award and WAHS's academic letter, and was a member of the National Honor Society. Lyle attended WCSD's Learning Enrichment Center. He was awarded a scholarship from the Warren County Historical Society in recognition of his achievement as a history student.
Lyle participated in a variety of projects and activities over the years for the First Presbyterian Church of Warren's Youth Group. He volunteered for the church's Farmers' Market table and served as a vacation Bible school helper, served on a mission trip to Washington, D.C., in June 2009, and participated in Youth Sundays. Lyle was awarded a scholarship from First Presbyterian Church in Warren for his participation as a member of the church. While working on his community service credits for each of his four years at WAHS, Lyle volunteered for the research department at the Warren Public Library and Warren General Hospital Charity Balls. Lyle was a guitar student of Mr. Dan Imig for several years.
After earning his degree in intelligence studies, Lyle hopes to become an analyst for a government agency or a private defense contractor.
Three local students were named to the spring dean's list at Pennsylvania College of Technology: Nicholas A. Anderson, Warren, a bachelor of science student in the welding and fabrication engineering technology program; Kristi R. California, Warren, a bachelor of science student in the physician assistant program; and Matthew D. Jeffrey, Warren, a bachelor of science student in the information technology: web and applications development concentration program.
Jacqueline H. Carr, Warren, earned an associate of applied science degree in architectural technology from the Pennsylvania College of Technology in May.
Two local students graduated from Thiel College, Greenville, on May 2:
Joseph Michael Reinke received a bachelor of arts degree in conservation biology. He is the son of Michael and Susan Reinke of Warren.
Kyfer McKane Rumburd received a bachelor of arts degree in psychology. He is the son of Deborah L. Rumburd of Clarendon.
Two local students were named to the dean's list at Thiel College, Greenville, for the spring semester. A student must attain a grade average of 3.4 on a 4.0 scale while being enrolled full time to be eligible for the dean's list. Named were:
Eleanor Grace Belleau, a sophomore from North Warren, has been named to the dean's list four times.
Joseph Michael Reinke, a senior from Warren, has been named to the dean's list twice.
Three Warren County students graduated form Westminster College, New Wilmington, in May:
Bradley Adams of Russell, who majored in business administration, is a son of Jack and Marjorie Adams and a graduate of Eisenhower High School;
Elizabeth Beardsley of Warren, who majored in business administration, is a daughter of Andrew and Jane Beardsley and a graduate of Warren High School;
Christopher Granger of Warren, who majored in music education, is a son of Jon and Janet Granger and a graduate of Youngsville High School. He graduated cum laude.
Bucknell University, Lewisburg, has released the dean's list for outstanding academic achievement during the spring semester of the 2009-10 academic year. A student must earn a grade average of 3.5 or higher on a scale of 4.0 to receive dean's list recognition. Listed was: Christina A. Mattioli, Warren, daughter of Robert and Liz Mattioli of Throop and Janice Mattioli of Warren. She is a 2007 graduate of Warren Area High School.
David Cox has received a Ph.D. in computer science from North Carolina State University. His dissertation was titled "Finding Patterns in DNA Sequences through Visualization with Symbolic Scatter Plots." A 1976 graduate of Warren Area High School, he is the son of Charles and Barbara Cox of Warren. He received a bachelor of science degree in biochemistry from The Pennsylvania State University in 1980 then moved to Rochester, N.Y., and met his wife, Helen, whom he married in 1984. After earning his master of science degree in computer science from Rochester Institute of Technology, he began a career in software development and became a software engineer at the University of Rochester, Eastman Kodak Company and Xerox. In 2001 he accepted a position in Raleigh, N.C., and works as a principal scientist for ABB Corporation in ABB's Corporate Research Center.