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President's Scholars Announced

President's Scholars Announced

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     The University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown has selected 19 incoming freshmen to participate in the college’s President’s Scholars program for the 2010-2011 academic year.

     The President’s Scholars program is part of a prestigious merit award honoring students for superb academic achievements and outstanding potential for future success.  Students are selected from among the applicants for admission each Fall term.  The President’s Scholars program enhances each recipient’s education at Pitt-Johnstown through priority registration, special advising and other special benefits.  These scholarships are renewable for each of the students’ years of attendance at Pitt-Johnstown.

     Among the new Pitt-Johnstown President’s Scholars are:

• Rachel Adamiak, daughter of John and Patricia Admiak of McKees Rocks, Pa.  Ms. Adamiak, a Montour High School graduate, plans to major in biology and/or chemistry.

• Lillian M. Berney, daughter of Gerald Berney and Victoria Kim of Mercersburg, Pa.  Ms. Berney, a James Buchanan High School graduate, plans to major in humanities.

• Ryan Flick, son of Bob and Kelly Flick of Johnstown.  Mr. Flick, a Richland High School graduate, plans to major in pre-medicine.

• Chenlu Gao, daughter of Bingxin Gao and Aiying Zhao of Hangzhon, Zhejiang, China.  Ms. Gao, a Bhangzhou Foreign Language School graduate, plans to major in psychology.

• Cory Henry, son of Charles and Marlene Henry of Johnstown.  Mr. Henry, a Central Cambria High School graduate, plans to major in mechanical engineering technology.

• Rachel Johnson, daughter of Mark and Diane Johnson of Palmyra, Pa.  Ms. Johnson, a Palmyra Area High School graduate, plans to major in biology.

• Edward J. Keisling, son of John and Jill Keisling of Sewickley, Pa.  Mr. Keisling is a North Allegheny Senior High School graduate.

• David S. Kutzer, son of Scott and Tina Kutzer of Latrobe.  Mr. Kutzer, a Derry Area High School graduate, plans to major in electrical engineering technology.

• Taylor M. McKool, daughter of Michael and Kimberly McKool of Boswell.  Ms. McKool, a Conemaugh Township High School graduate, plans to major in civil engineering technology.

• Jordan Rozich, son of Mark and Christine Rozich of Johnstown.  Mr. Rozich is a Richland High School graduate.

• Brittney Rush, daughter of Frank Rush and Kerry Gach of Munhall, Pa.  Ms. Rush, a Steel Valley High School graduate, plans to major in secondary education-chemistry.

• Stephanie Schutte, daughter of Daniel and Sandra Schutte of Johnstown.  Ms. Schutte, a Agora Cyber Charter School graduate, plans to major in chemistry.

• Nicholas D. Shrefler, son of Robert and Karen Shrefler of Summerhill.  Mr. Shrefler, a Forest Hills High School graduate, plans to major in engineering technology.

• Kevin Spangler, son of Eric and Donna Spangler of Kittanning.  Mr. Spangler, a Kittanning High School graduate, plans to major in pre-pharmacy.

• Stephanie Tidball, daughter of Peter and Mary Tidball of West Chester, Pa.  Ms. Tidball, a West Chester B. Reed Henderson High School graduate, plans to major in secondary education.

•Chelsea Chobany, daughter of Joseph and Sandra Chobany of Johnstown.  Ms. Chobany is a Ferndale Area High School graduate.

•Anna-Marie Piskurich, daughter of Kathy Piskurich and Matthew Martin of Johnstown.  Ms. Piskurich, a Bishop McCort High School graduate, plans to major in actuary mathematics.

• Erin Spinelli, daughter of George and Michelle Spinelli of Central City.  Ms. Spinelli, a Shade-Central City High School graduate, plans to major in pre-pharmacy.

• Brock Gallaher, son of Wade and Brenda Gallaher of Sidman.  Mr. Gallaher, a Forest Hills High School graduate, plans to major in pre-physical therapy.

     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.”  Additionally, Pitt-Johnstown has been named to the 2009 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll.

Pitt-Johnstown…at the forefront of leading baccalaureate colleges…

Posted by Shook, Kimberly on 7/1/2010 9:10:00 AM