Mercyhurst College intelligence studies students have won two of five scholarships from the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA) intended for students who have distinguished themselves in pursuit of academic degrees in global security, intelligence studies and/or foreign languages. Sophomore JoEllen Marsh of Russell won in the undergraduate category and will receive $2,250. Intelligence studies faculty Kristan Wheaton, J.D., said AFCEA is a prestigious, technically focused organization and to have Mercyhurst students win in both the undergraduate and graduate categories is a significant accomplishment.
According to the AFCEA scholarship announcement, Marsh holds a 4.0 grade average. Besides working on a Department of Defense contract as a Mercyhurst student, she has written about the adoption of Web 2.0 technologies in the intelligence community. She has also illustrated the application of using a "wiki" in collaborative intelligence analysis. She is a member of the National Security Club, Mercyhurst Concert Choir, Ultimate Frisbee Intramural Club and the Mercyhurst Green Team.
Thiel College, Greenville, announced today that 282 students were named to the dean's list for the fall 2009 semester. A student must attain a grade average of 3.40 on a 4.0 scale while being enrolled full time to be eligible for the dean's list at the college. Local students named to the list were: Eleanor Grace Belleau of North Warren, a freshman who has been named to the list one time; Kesha Nicole Silvis of Clarendon, a freshman who has been named to the list one time; and Kevin M. Farr of Warren, a senior who has been named to the list six times.
Savannah Kiser was named to the dean's list at Wittenberg University, Springfield, Ohio, for the fall 2009 semester
Several local students were named to the dean's list at Clarion University for the 2009 fall semester. To be named, students must earn a grade average of 3.5 or better. Named to the dean's list were: Nathan Alexander Bowler of Warren, a computer science major; Cassandra Marie Chapman of Bear Lake, a computer science major; Michael James Connolly of Warren, a legal business studies major; Courtney Renee Crosby of Sugar Grove, an undecided major; Katie Lynn Ednie of Warren, an undecided major; Britta Mae Haehn of Grand Valley, a rehabilitative science major; Cody Allan Hansen of Pittsfield, a criminal justice major; Sarah Herzog of North Warren, a biology major; Timothy G. Hesch of Warren, a real estate major; Kelli Sue Knapp of Sugar Grove, a liberal studies major; Monica Ann Morgan of Tidioute, an early childhood education major; Bridget Marie Peters of Warren, an elementary and special education major; Cara Violet Powers of Russell, a history major; Lita Ann Wolford of Tidioute, a special education major; and Jesse John Wood of Spartansburg, an environmental geoscience major.