Tyler Leichtenberger and Cayla Leichtenberger have been selected to receive the John O. Hanna Scholarship Award from Northwest Bankshares Inc. Charitable Foundation, each in the amount of $2,000. The purpose of the scholarship is to assist children of employees of Northwest Savings Bank and its affiliate in furthering their education.
Sarah Bowley of Barnes was named to the dean's list at Gannon University for the spring 2013 semester. She is a physician assistant major.
Jessica Leigh Adams
Cory Spice Holding
Jessica Leigh Adams recently graduated from Indiana University of Pennsylvania with a master of science degree in speech-language pathology with a 4.0 grade average. She is the daughter of John and Sandy Adams of Russell and a graduate of Eisenhower High School. Adams completed her internships at DePaul School for Hearing and Speech in Pittsburgh and Rehab Works at Warren General Hospital. She has accepted a position at the Fairfax County School District in Virginia.
Four local students were named to the spring semester dean's list at Saint Francis University, Loretto:
Drew Greenwald, a political science major and resident of Warren;
Christian Harrington, an accounting major and resident of Warren;
Nicole McClement, an exercise physiology major and resident of Warren; and
Kelsey Stoner, a health science (PT) major and resident of Warren.
To achieve dean's list at Saint Francis University, students must have full-time status and must attain a quality point average of at least 3.5 for the given semester.
Several local students at the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford were named to the spring dean's list. Dean's list status is awarded to full-time students who have earned a grade point average of 3.5 or better. Among those named to the dean's list were
Judith Albaugh, a senior accounting student from Warren;
Jessica Byrd, a freshman pre-radiological science student from Bear Lake;
Arielle Clark, a sophomore nursing student from Pittsfield;
Elyse Clement, a junior accounting student from Pittsfield;
Nicholas Davies, a senior biology student from Pittsfield;
Brianne Farquhar, a junior hospitality management student from Warren;
Samantha Garris, a senior sociology student from Youngsville;
Katie Gray, a freshman undeclared student from Warren;
Kayla Lukasiewicz-O'Brien, a sophomore sports medicine student from Russell;
Adam Mourer, a senior criminal justice student from Youngsville;
Jason Neal, a senior petroleum technology student from Warren;
Jeremiah Shepherd, a freshman economics student from Warren;
Joseph Sienkiewicz, a sophomore history-political science student from Warren;
Rachael Tipton, a senior sports medicine student from Clarendon;
Johion Wagner, a sophomore computer information systems and technology student from Warren;
Kayla Welsh, a junior undeclared student from Sheffield; and
Adam Yurchisin, a junior nursing student from Spring Creek.
Gretchen Landin graduated from Grove City College on May 18 with a bachelor of science degree in biology. Landin is a 2009 graduate of Eisenhower High School and is the daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Paul Landin (Karen) from Sugar Grove.
Janelle Still, daughter of Jeff and Jeanette Still of North Warren, earned a bachelor's degree in marketing from the Eberly College of Business and Information Technology at Indiana University of Pennsylvania on May 18. She held a 3.0 grade point average all four years she was a student. While at IUP, Still was a member of a number of groups and clubs including the Student Marketing Association for four years, the Student Photography Association for three years and the Visual Merchandising Association for two years. She also worked part-time as a lifeguard at the schools' swimming pool during her four years at IUP. Still, a 2009 graduate of Warren Area High School, has worked at Whirley-Drinkworks for the past three summers in the assembly department. In addition to that, in May of 2012, she was a public relations intern at Warren General Hospital, where she did research on health factors that are affecting Warren County.
Youngsville resident Leah Laird was one of 651 students to graduate from Messiah College, Grantham, Pa., on May 18 during the college's annual commencement. Laird graduated cum laude with a degree in Christian ministries.
Steven Kibbey of Warren has been named to the dean's list at the University of Scranton for the 2013 spring semester. A student must have a grade average of 3.5 or better with a minimum number of credit hours to be named to the dean's list. Kibbey is a freshman with an international business major in Scranton's Kania School of Management.
Cory Spice Holding received her PhD in English on May 11 from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. A 1995 graduate of Warren Area High School, Holding graduated with highest honors from Penn State University with a bachelor's degree in English, concentration in writing, publishing and editing, in 2000. She earned a master's of fine arts degree in fiction writing from Penn State in 2004. At the University of Illinois, she passed her doctoral examinations with distinction and successfully defended her dissertation on 18th century British rhetoric in the summer of 2012. She is employed as assistant professor of English by the University of Pittsburgh. She is the daughter of Donna and Jim Holding of Warren.
Beth Boyd of Warren earned a PhD in Hispanic studies at the May 2013 Commencement of the UIC College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Chicago, Ill.
James Zorich, a 2009 graduate of Warren Area High School, received a bachelor of science degree, majoring in biology, from Gannon University, Erie. He is accepted at Gannon's graduate program and will pursue a doctorate in physical therapy beginning this fall.