Emma West, Russell, graduated summa cum laude from Edinboro University in May with a bachelor's degree in early childhood and special education. She is a 2010 graduate of Eisenhower High School.
Two local students from the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford presented papers at Bradford's 14th annual Honors Day. Among those participating were:
Sasha Lewis, a human relations major from Tidioute, who presented a human relations capstone project on "Discipline Methods in K4 Classrooms."
Emily Stearns, a human relations major from Grand Valley, who presented a human relations capstone project on "Social Support in Mothers."
Laura Patterson, daughter of Kathy and Todd Patterson of Tidioute, graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor of science degree from the University of Pittsburgh in May. She dual majored in psychology and English (poetry) and also minored in French. She won various academic prizes for her poetry and also worked at Pitt's Writing Center, where she helped both graduate and undergraduate students with their papers. She is currently pursuing an additional bachelor's degree in nursing.
Daryl Simons Jr., a senior from Tidioute, was named to the dean's list for the 2014 spring semester at Albright College, Reading. Students had to attain at least a 3.75 term grade point average to be named to the list.
Doven M. Tack, who attended Eisenhower High School, has been named to the dean's list at Waynesburg University, Waynsburg, Pa., for the spring 2014 term. She is a senior pursuing a bachelor of science degree in athletic training.
Chelsey Morrison of Youngsville has been named to the spring 2014 dean's list at Montana Western, Dillon, Mt. Montana Western's dean's list includes students who achieved a 3.33 grade point average or better.
Daryl Simons Jr. of Tidioute graduated with a bachelor of arts degree in political science and psychology from Albright College, Reading, Pa., on May 25.
Edward Turfitt of Warren graduated from Rochester Institute of Technology with a bachelor of science degree in chemical engineering from RIT's Kate Gleason College of Engineering.
The Mercyhurst University Department of Athletics announced 389 Mercyhurst Scholar-Athletes in the 2013-2014 school year. A student-athlete must earn at least a 3.0 grade point average to qualify for the list. Among the student-athletes were Anthony Amroski of Russell and Henry Morrison of Warren. All 24 teams landed at least six student-athletes on the list. The total is a school record, topping last year's 356 scholar-athletes. In the 2013-14 academic year, Mercyhurst student-athletes earned a 3.17 grade average, with 12 Lakers posting a 4.0 grade average this school year.
Angelica Dyke has graduated magna cum laude and earned an associate of science degree in baking and pastry arts from Johnson & Wales University. She is the daughter of Ebeth Dyke and Richard Dyke of Russell and is a 2011 graduate of Eisenhower High School and the Warren County Career Center, where she started her education in baking and pastry arts. Dyke plans to continue at Johnson & Wales to earn a bachelor's degree.
Dr. Nathan Heltzel of Ridgewood, NJ recently graduated from Liberty University earning the degree Doctor of Education with a focus on Education Leadership and Administration. Dr. Heltzel authored a dissertation if partial fulfillment of the degree titled "Cell Phone Cyberbullying's Impact on Victim's Attendance, Academics and Social and Personal Life in School". Dr. Heltzel is a 1995 graduate of Warren Area High School. He is the son of Jerry and Karen Heltzel and the late Rev. Christina G. Bauschard of Warren.
Michelle LeMeur of The Johns Hopkins University has been awarded a Fulbright U.S. Student Program grant to Malaysia for an English Teaching Assistantship, the United States Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board announced recently.
LeMeur, a native of Warren, is the daugher of Kelly Hourigan LeMeur of Portsmouth, R.I., and William LeMeur of Warren.
LeMeur is one of more than 1,800 U.S. citizens who will travel abroad for the 2014-2015 academic year through the Fulbright U.S. Student Program. Recipients of Fulbright grants are selected on the basis of academic and professional achievement, as well as demonstrated leadership potential.
The Fulbright Program is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government and is designed to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries. The primary source of funding for the Fulbright Program is an annual appropriation made by the U.S. Congress to the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Participating governments and host institutions, corporations and foundations in foreign countries and in the United States also provide direct and indirect support. Recipients of Fulbright grants are selected on the basis of academic or professional achievement, as well as demonstrated leadership potential in their fields. The program operates in more than 155 countries worldwide.
Since its establishment in 1946 under legislation introduced by the late U.S. Senator J. William Fulbright of Arkansas, the Fulbright Program has given approximately 360,000 students, scholars, teachers, artists, and scientists the opportunity to study, teach and conduct research, exchange ideas and contribute to finding solutions to shared international concerns.
Fulbright alumni have achieved distinction in government, science, the arts, business, philanthropy, education, and many other fields. Fifty-three Fulbright alumni from 12 countries have been awarded the Nobel Prize, and 78 alumni have received Pulitzer Prizes. Fulbright recipients are among more than 50,000 individuals participating in U.S. Department of State exchange programs each year. The Fulbright U.S. Student Program is administered by the Institute of International Education.
The following local students have completed requirements for graduation from Indiana University of Pennsylvania as of May 2014.
Graduates, their hometowns, majors and degrees are:
Clarendon: Elizabeth Rose Hussey, Kinzua Road, bachelor of science degree in child development and family relations
Warren: Sarah Marie Tarpenning, Division Street, bachelor of science degree in marketing.