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Students and Student Organizations Recognized at Awards Ceremony

Students and Student Organizations Recognized at Awards Ceremony

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The University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown held the 2013 RealWorld Action Program and Student Organization Awards Ceremony on April 14 in the Living-Learning Center. This end-of-the-year event recognized student leaders, both individuals and organizations, who achieved the highest levels of engagement through the school’s signature RealWorld Action Program.

For the Student Organization Awards, groups and individuals submitted nomination essays that were reviewed by a panel of college administrators at other institutions. Winners of the 2013 Student Organization Awards are as follows:

• Climbing Mountain Cat (Member of the Year) - Joshua Beck
• Elite Mountain Cat (Officer of the Year) - Alexis Prusick
• Unsung Mountain Cat (Advisor of the Year) - Dr. Kristen Lynn Majocha
• Outstanding Service Award and Outstanding Program Award - Habitat for Humanity
• Academic Achievement and Leadership - Christian Patrick Woo
• Exceptional Mountain Cat (Organization of the Year) - Delta Chi Fraternity

For the RealWorld Action Program Awards, the top-five-most -engaged students in each class level were both recognized as such and invited to write an essay to compete for the top honors in each class. The essays were reviewed and selected by an on-campus panel of faculty and staff. The top honorees also received scholarship money. RealWorld Action Program Top Honorees are as follows:

• Freshman - Ariel Korlinchak
• Sophomore - Jasmine Leming
• Junior - Evan Fry
• Senior - Stephanie Bange

The Pitt-Johnstown RealWorld Action Program empowers students to develop a customized personal and professional action plan to achieve their individual goals and to develop as agents of positive change in our communities and our world. The program reinforces the development of key attributes for successful participation in our highly competitive, rapidly changing world, where local and global are inter-connected.


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 in the Northeast” college, by G.I. Jobs as a “Military Friendly School,” and Pennsylvania Business Central as a "Top 100 Organization." Additionally, Pitt-Johnstown has been named to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for the past three years.

Posted by Knipple, Robert on 4/23/2013 3:30:00 PM