University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown students Lacey Schmidt and Brooke Klawuhn have been named recipients of the 2008 Pitt-Johnstown Alumni Association Achievement Award.
Ms. Schmidt a junior communications major from Johnstown, is a member of Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society, UPJ Dance Ensemble, Student Tour Guide and Admissions Representative, and resident assistant.
Ms. Klawuhn, a junior pre-medicine/biology major from Ridgway, is a member of Sigma Alpha Pi National Honor Society and a UPJ Cheerleader. She also volunteers at her hometown YMCA where she teaches cheerleading and gymnastics, and is a Vacation Bible School camp leader.
The Pitt-Johnstown Alumni Association Achievement Award is presented annually by the Association to an outstanding junior student who exemplifies distinguished academic achievement, demonstrated leadership in and service to the UPJ community, and characteristics of enthusiasm, social consciousness, responsibility, outreach and dedication. Each recipient will receive a $1,000 cash award.
Founded in 1927, UPJ is the first and largest regional campus of the University of Pittsburgh. A vital knowledge center and a foremost contributor to the area’s educational, social, cultural, and economic development, UPJ offers a first-class educational experience that is purposefully designed to prepare students for the real world of the 21st century.