Joshua C. Rohlin of Russell graduated cum laude with the Class of 2008 from Massachusetts Maritime Academy, Buzzards Bay, Mass. He was awarded a bachelor of science degree in maritime engineering and was licensed by the U.S. Coast Guard as a marine engineer. He is employed as an engineer officer with Otto Candies, LLC, of New Orleans, La., a marine transportation company providing support services to the oil and gas exploration and production industry operating in the Gulf of Mexico. His ship operates robotic submarines performing maintenance and repair operations on production pipelines on the sea floor. Rohlin, a 2004 graduate of Eisenhower High School, resides in Gulf Shores, Ala.
Shawna Steffan has been named to the dean's list for the fall semester at Gannon University, Erie, with a 4.0 grade average. She is a junior in the physicians' assistant program. She is the daughter of Dave and Shelley Steffan of Sheffield.
The following students were named to the dean's list at The Pennsylvania State University for the fall semester: Kassandra E. Barrett, Warren, Behrend College, Erie; Johnna L. Blair, Russell, University Park; Jessica L. Bogniak, Russell, University Park; Molly A. Bonavita, Warren, Behrend College, Erie; David A. Breindel, Warren, University Park; Cathryn E. Buonocore, Warren, Behrend College, Erie; Elisabeth M. Carr, Sugar Grove, University Park; Thomas Frank J. Carr, Sugar Grove, University Park; Jordan S. Collette, Sugar Grove, Behrend College, Erie; Patrick J. Conklin, Youngsville, Behrend College, Erie; Alexander J. Donick, Warren, University Park; Jacqueline N. English, Warren, Behrend College, Erie; Lara B. Espin, Warren, University Park; Kimberly A. Ewing, Warren, Behrend College, Erie; Courtney D. Froman, Warren, Behrend College, Erie; Clayton M. Hesch, Warren, Behrend College, Erie; Tyson S. Himes, Warren, Behrend College, Erie; Laci K. Hoenes, Russell, Behrend College, Erie.
Amber Darlene Sharp, daughter of Donald and Sherrie Sharp, graduated Jan. 20 from Allegheny College in Meadville with a bachelor of arts degree in psychology and a minor in philosophy. While at Allegheny, Sharp was involved in the AmeriCorps Bonner Leader program and was the coordinator of the America Reads tutoring program for two years. In the summer of 2007, she spent three weeks traveling in South Africa and Swaziland on an Experiential Learning trip through Allegheny.
Amber has been accepted into the Peace Corps and will be departing for the Kyrgyz Republic in March. While there, she will be an English teacher and coordinate after-school and community programs.