Kelset Dickerson graduated on May 22, 2010 from Jamestown Community College registered nursing program. Of the 65 graduating students, Dickerson was one of four accepted into the nursing program directly from high school. She was on the Dean's list for both the fall and spring semesters and graduated with honors. She has passed her NCLEX licensing boards and is employed full-time at Hamot Medical Center. Dickerson is continuing her studies with the anticipation of obtaining a Bachelor's degree in nursing. She is a 2008 graduate of Warren Area High School and is the daughter of James and Elaine Dickerson of Warren.
Adam G. Goodwill, a graduate student at the Center for Cardiovascular and Respiratory Sciences at the West Virginia University School of Medicine, Morgantown, WV, attended the 60th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings June 27-July 2 in Lindaugh, Germany. This prestigious annual meeting is designed to allow promising graduate students a setting in which to interact with an interdisciplinary group of past Laureates and other exceptionally talented young investigators from around the world.
"I feel that the greatest benefit from this experience will come from the contacts that I made with my peers in various fields," Goodwill said. "I met some exceptionally intelligent and talented individuals, and my hope is to be able to rely on them for input in the future."
Goodwill, a Ph.D. candidate in cellular and integrative physiology, participated in panel discussions, seminars and other interactive events with the other young researchers and 65 past Nobel Laureates from the physiology/medicine, physics and chemistry disciplines. Goodwill was one of 77 students accepted from the United States.
"I was truly fortunate to have been selected for this honor," Goodwill said. "I never would have been able to be successful enough to even reach consideration if it were not for the environment in which I find myself; in the lab of a highly motivated and talented individual, Dr. Jefferson Frisbee."
Goodwill is the son of Robert and Sandra Goodwill of Warren, Pa. He is married to Heather O'Leary, Ph.D., a post-doctoral fellow at WVU.
Students named to the spring 2010 part-time student dean's list at Jamestown Community College earned at least a 3.50 average, equal to a B plus or better, in six to 11 credit hours of letter-graded work. Named to the dean's list are: Russell: Kimberly Angove, Jay Billstone, Penny Chaffee, Desiree Mechling, Janet Osborne, Jennifer Saucier, Audrey Stone, Lucas Wolfgang;
Sheffield: Courtney Campbell;
Sugar Grove: Shaa Moore ;
Warren: Crystal Chelecki, Bo Fox, Lacey Hanson, Jeanette Shrefler, Scott Stillson, Siby Thomas, Wayne Wilson;
Youngsville: Jessica Dorrion, Tracy Jones, Rachel King.
These additional students were given full-time deans' list certificates for spring 2010 coursework:
Youngsville: Noelle Lyszaz, Amy McKinney, Nicole Wilcox, Nikita Williams.
Warren resident Julie Miller received a master of science degree in physician assistant studies at summer commencement exercises at King's College, Wilkes-Barre. Upon successful completion of the Physician Assistant National Certifying Exam (PANCE), graduates can practice in almost any field of medicine, including family practice, surgery, pediatrics, psychiatry and orthopedics.
Three local students recently graduated from The Pennsylvania State University:
Nathan R. Bovard of Warren earned a bachelor of science degree in recreation, park and tourism management from the University Park Campus;
Simon W. Eberhart of Warren earned a bachelor of science degree in kinesiology from the University Park Campus;
Blair N. Slocum of Warren earned a bachelor of science degree in marketing from the Behrend Campus in Erie.