Amy Petrisko, a junior secondary education major at the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown and daughter of John and Shirley Petrisko of West Mifflin, was named the recipient of the Rising Senior Scholarship Award.
The Rising Senior Scholarship Award was established in 2001 by UPJ President Dr. Albert L. Etheridge and the Board of Directors of the Johnstown Educational Foundation to provide recognition as a rising scholar for a student member of the UPJ Chapter of the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi in his/her junior year. The Phi Kappa Phi Rising Senior Scholarship Award is presented annually to the top junior student being inducted in any given year, as selected by the Executive Committee of the Chapter. The recipient of the award also is nominated to serve as student vice president of the Chapter for the coming year.
Ms. Petrisko, was the 2007 recipient of the Most Outstanding Junior in Secondary Education. She is a member of the Newman Student Association, UPJ Math Club, UPJ Education Club, and is a Student Tour Guide and Admissions Representative.
Founded in 1927 and celebrating 80 years, the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown is a four-year, degree-granting college of the University of Pittsburgh with an enrollment of approximately 3,200. The university offers more than 40 majors and is known for its engineering technology, education, humanities, natural and social sciences degree programs. UPJ has been ranked “Third in the North” among public comprehensive colleges and universities, northern region, by U.S. News and World Report, America’s Best Colleges, 2007.