Tara Sease, a senior University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown professional writing student and daughter of Timothy and Becky Sease of Johnstown, has been selected as the recipient of the Brenda J. Pardini, PhD Scholarship.
At Pitt-Johnstown, Ms. Sease is vice-president of the Student Government Association, a member of Student Council on World Affairs, Judicial Board, Spanish Club, Programming Board, and Sigma Tau Delta English Honors Society.
The Brenda J. Pardini, PhD Scholarship was established by her family to honor her legacy and memory. The scholarship is intended to support a currently enrolled student actively engaged in various aspects of student life and/or employed by the office within the Division of Student Affairs. The scholarship is awarded annually during the Spring term and is to be applied toward tuition, fees, or books.
Dr. Pardini’s career spanned 27 within the University of Pittsburgh system. She served as Pitt-Johnstown’s associate vice president for student affairs from June 1998 until her passing in June 2007.
In order to be eligible for the scholarship, students must have been enrolled in a minimum of 12 credits during the preceding fall term, have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or better, an exemplary disciplinary record, and an active participant in various aspects of student life and/or employed by an office within the Division of Student Affairs.
Founded in 1927, Pitt-Johnstown is located in the Laurel Highlands of Western Pennsylvania and is the first and largest regional campus of the University of Pittsburgh. The University offers a high-quality educational experience in a supportive living-learning environment designed to prepare students for the real world of the 21st century. Pitt-Johnstown is recognized by U.S.News & World Report as a “Best Baccalaureate College” (2010), by the Princeton Review as a “Best Northeastern College” (2010), and by G.I. Jobs as a “Military Friendly School.”