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President's Scholars Announced

President's Scholars Announced

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The University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown has selected 27 incoming freshmen to participate in the college’s President’s Scholars program for the 2011-2012 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:

•  Benjamin Azar, son of David and Charlene Azar of Johnstown, is a Richland High School graduate, and plans to major in secondary education-earth and space science.

• Brendan Balint, son of Brett and Diane Balint of Allison Park, Pa., is a Hampton High School graduate, and plans to major in mechanical engineering technology.

• Olivia R. Cortese, daughter of Daniel and Terrie Cortese of Hollsopple, Pa., is a Conemaugh Township High School graduate, and plans to major in biology.

• Gail Danley, daughter of Gary and Mary Ann Danley of West Finley, Pa., and is a McGuffey High School graduate.

• Stefanie Davis, daughter of Ed and Diane Davis of Greensburg, Pa, is a Greensburg Salem High School graduate, and plans to major in nursing.

• Jenna DiGiacomo, daughter of Gabe and Annette DiGiacomo of Morgantown, Pa., and is a graduate of Twin Valley High School.

• Virginia Elinsky, daughter of Paige Elinsky of Greensburg, Pa., is a Greensburg Salem High School graduate, and plans to major in engineering.

• Paul Freidhoff, son of Carl and Pam Freidhoff of New Freedom, Pa., is a Susquehannock High School graduate, and plans to major in biochemistry.

• Broderick Irons, son of Roger Irons and Judy Coutts of Altoona, Pa., is an Altoona Area High School graduate, and plans to major in business/management.

• Matthew Kirk, son of Garland Ronni Kirk of East Waterford, Pa., is a Pennsylvania Virtual Charter School, and plans to major in pre-law.

• Timothy Kralik, son of James and Suzanne Kralik of Johnstown, is a Bishop McCort High School graduate, and plans to major in electrical engineering technology.

• Cassandra LaFramboise, daughter of Jeff and Tonya Daniels and John and Jean LaFramboise of Garrett, Pa., is a Meyersdale High School graduate, and plans to major in pre-medicine.

• Trevor McConnell, son of Rick and Joan McConnell of Loretto, Pa., is a Penn Cambria High School graduate, and plans to major in business/marketing.

• Katie Mehalik, daughter of Paul and Judy Mehalik of Brush Valley, Pa., is a United High School graduate, and plans to major in pre-optometry.

• Kyra Miller, daughter of Sharon Miller of Johnstown, is a Greater Johnstown High School graduate, and plans to major in secondary education-social studies.

• Beth Ann Molnar, daughter of Paul and Dorothy Molnar of Portage, Pa., is a Portage Area High School graduate, and plans to major in electrical engineering technology.

• Christina Monnie, daughter of Mark and Ann Marie Monnie of Renfrew, Pa., is a Butler Area Senior High School graduate, and plans to major in biochemistry.

• Tyler Nesbella, son of Ted and Kelly Nesbella of Portage, Pa., is a Portage Area High School graduate, and plans to major in civil engineering technology.

• Michael Palkovitz, son of John and Theresa Palkovitz of Mechanicsburg, Pa., is a Cumberland Valley High School graduate, and plans to major in business/accounting.

• Amar Patel, son of Manoj and Anju Patel of Mechanicsburg, Pa., is a Cumberland Valley High School graduate, and plans to major in computer science.

• Rebecca Ricco, daughter of Alfred and Susan Ricco of Greensburg, Pa., is a Hempfield Area High School graduate, and plans to major in nursing.

• Joseph Rizkalla, son of Sameh and Amal Rizkalla of Johnstown, is a Westmont Hilltop High School graduate, and plans to major in pre-medicine.

• Dayna Rumski, daughter of Kevin and Rebecca Rumski of Pittsburgh, Pa., is a Mount Lebanon High School graduate, and plans to major in chemistry.

• Austin Ward, son of Gary and Michele Ward of Washington, Pa., is a Trinity High School graduate, and plans to major in mechanical engineering technology.

• Antonio Wolfe, son of David and Toni Wolfe of Oakdale, Pa., is a Chartiers Valley High School graduate, and plans to major in management information systems.

• Jacob Wolff, son of Jeff and Elizabeth Wolff of Etters, Pa., is a Red Land High School graduate, and plans to major in business economics.
• David Veronesi, son of Kimberly Veronesi of Hollidaysburg, Pa., and is a Hollidaysburg Area High School graduate.

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 the Princeton Review as a “Best Northeastern College,” and by G.I. Jobs as a “Military Friendly School.”  Additionally, Pitt-Johnstown has been named to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll.

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Posted by Shook, Kimberly on 8/10/2011 4:30:00 PM