Halls of Ivy

Allison Sedon

Drew Bower, son of Mark and Karen Bower of Youngsville, received a bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering with a minor in mathematics from Gannon University recently.

Drew graduated summa cum laude and was honored with Gannon University’s Founders’ Day Academic Excellence Award as the top student in the mechanical engineering program. He is a member of Pi Tau Sigma, the international honor society for mechanical engineering and was also the secretary for the Gannon University student chapter of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.

Drew is a 2016 graduate of South Fayette Township High School.

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Leah McCluskey, daughter of Mike and Barb McCluskey of Youngsville, graduated in May with her bachelor of arts degree in strategic communication with a minor in Spanish from St. Bonaventure University, with magna cum laude honors.

Leah McCluskey

Due to her early participation with St. Bonaventure’s dual- enrollment program in high school, Leah was able to complete her undergraduate degree in three years.

During her time at SBU, she was an active writer for The Bona Venture newspaper, the digital media manager for SBU-TV, an art director in the American Advertising Federation, as well as an on-campus tutor for Spanish, professional writing and marketing classes. Being in the top 10% of her graduating class, Leah was inducted into Kappa Tau Alpha, a collegiate journalism and mass communication honor society.

This summer, Leah is interning with United Refining Company’s Retail Marketing Department. She plans to return to St. Bonaventure University in the fall for one more year to pursue her master’s degree in integrated marketing communication, as well as work for the Jandoli School of Communication as a graduate assistant.

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Mitchell Lindsey Angove of Russell has been named to the Dean’s List at Clemson University. Angove, whose major is Genetics, made the Dean’s List for the spring 2020 semester. To be named to the Dean’s List, a student achieved a grade-point average between 3.50 and 3.99 on a 4.0 scale.

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INDIANA, Pa. – Jason Porter of Laurel Street, Warren, a student at Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s Academy of Culinary Arts, has been named to the Dean’s Recognition List for Academic Excellence for the spring 2020 semester.

Students are named to the Dean’s Recognition List for Academic Excellence when they achieve a grade-point average of 3.25 or higher.

The academy, located in Punxsutawney, is one of only 112 programs in the United States fully accredited by the American Culinary Federation. Programs with ACF accreditation have met or exceeded published industry standards and are distinguished from hundreds of other post-secondary culinary programs in the nation. ACF accreditation is the maximum accreditation possible for culinary programs in the United States.

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Abby Lundmark of Russell named to the Dean’s List for the Spring 2020 semester at Grove City College.

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Katlyn Adams of Warren named to the Dean’s List for the Spring 2020 semester at Grove City College with high distinction.

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Grant Wood of Warren named to the Dean’s List for the Spring 2020 semester at Grove City College with high distinction.

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Mallory Trumbull of Bear Lake named to the Dean’s List for the Spring 2020 semester at Grove City College with distinction.

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Aaliyah Pabon of Russell, a sophomore biology major at York College of Pennsylvania, has been named to the Dean’s List for the Spring 2020 semester. To be eligible, a student must be registered for at least 12 academic credit hours and earn a semester GPA of 3.50 or higher.

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Dan Maljovec of Warren graduated from the University of Utah on April 30.

Maljovec, whose major is listed as Computing PHD, was among the 8,628 graduates who were honored during the university’s first-ever virtual commencement due to the coronavirus pandemic. The graduating class of 2020 includes students who graduated summer 2019, fall 2019 and spring 2020. Students in the Class of 2020 ranged in age from 18 to 69 and earned 9,280 degrees.

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Rachel Moller of Russell, who is in the mechanical engineering technology program, made the Dean’s List at Rochester Institute of Technology for the 2020 Spring Semester.

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Cassidy Nielsen of Warren was named to the Westminster College Dean’s List for the spring 2020 semester. Nielsen is majoring in neuroscience. To qualify, students must earn a GPA of 3.6 or higher.

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Northern Pennsylvania Regional College has announced students who achieved Dean’s List recognition for Spring 2020. Local students include: Christopher Capello and Lily Morse of Warren, Janessa Wagner of Pittsfield and Joann Lyon of Sugar Grove.

The Dean’s List recognizes the academic achievements of students who remained in good academic standing and earned a 3.0 GPA or greater. This outstanding scholarship contributes to the high reputation for excellence at NPRC.

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Allison Sedon recently graduated from George Mason University with her master’s degree in epidemiology. Allison was a Warren Area High School graduate and received her bachelor’s degree in public health and data management from Slippery Rock University. Allison has accepted a job at the Fairfax County, Va., Public Health Department.


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