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Ohio U. spring grads

ATHENS, Ohio – Ohio University’s local 2022 spring graduates. More than 4,400 students graduated with bachelor’s, master’s or doctorate degrees from Ohio University for spring semester 2022.

Trent Ferry from Leetonia graduated with a DPT from Ohio University’s College of Health Sciences and Professions

Taylor Gooch from Columbiana graduated with a BA Political Science – Pre-Law and Sociology – Pre-Law from Ohio University’s College of Arts and Sciences.

Jenna Hatton from Petersburg graduated with a BBA Business – Pre-Law and International Business from Ohio University’s College of Business

Phoebe Jackson from Alliance graduated with a BA Sociology – Pre-Law from Ohio University’s College of Arts and Sciences

Rebekah Klem from Columbiana graduated with a BS in Psychology from Ohio University’s College of Arts and Sciences

Adler Matey from Columbiana graduated with a BA in Applied Plant Biology from Ohio University’s College of Arts and Sciences

Mitchell Myers from Minerva graduated with a BSED in Middle Childhood Mathematics and Science from Ohio University’s Gladys W. and David H. Patton College of Education.

Gretchen Nickell from Lisbon graduated with an MHA in Health Administration from Ohio University’s College of Health Sciences and Professions

Lisa Paulin from Alliance graduated with a BSN Baccalaureate Nursing from Ohio University’s College of Health Sciences and Professions.

Zachary Schoeppner from MINERVA graduated with a BSN Baccalaureate Nursing from Ohio University’s College of Health Sciences and Professions.

Jennifer Viola from Minerva graduated with a DO in Osteopathic Medicine from Ohio University’s Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine

Kathryn Whalen from East Palestine graduated with a BSN Baccalaureate Nursing from Ohio University’s College of Health Sciences and Professions.

Sophia Witmer from Leetonia graduated with a BSN Baccalaureate Nursing from Ohio University’s College of Health Sciences and Professions.

Kayci Zamarelli from Minerva graduated with a BBA in Management and Strategic Leadership from Ohio University’s College of Business

Salem ITAM scholarship

SALEM – The Salem Italian American Education Fund recently announced the recipients of their 2022 scholarship awards. Receiving $600 scholarships are Joseph Sferra, Rylie Troy, Connor Julian, Julia Zamarelli, Anthony Steff, Jenna McClish, Jillian Zamarelli and Samuel Murray.

Joseph Sferra graduated from Boardman High School and will enroll at Youngstown State University.

Rylie Troy graduated from Salem High School and will enroll at Youngstown State University.

Connor Julian graduated from Canfield High School and will enroll at Ohio University.

Julia Zamarelli graduated from West Branch High School and will enroll at the University of Mount Union.

Anthony Steff graduated from East Liverpool High School and will enroll at Kent State University.

Jenna McClish graduated from Salem High School and will enroll at Youngstown State University.

Jillian Zamarelli graduated from West Branch High School and will enroll at the University of Mount Union.

Samuel Murray graduated from Salem High School and will enroll at Ferris State University.

In the past 21 years, the Fund has awarded $270,000 to 522 high school seniors and college students.

The Fund Trustees are: Jason Julian, Frank Zamarelli, Arthur Julian and Mark Sabatino.

The Salem Italian American Education Fund is recognized by the IRS as a 501-C-3 organization. All contributions are tax deductible. For information about scholarships and/or donations, contact Mark Sabatino at 330-332-5919.

West Liberty dean’s list

WEST LIBERTY, W. Va. — West Liberty University announced its Dean’s List for outstanding academic performance during Spring Semester 2022 recently. Students must attain a 3.50 grade point academic average and complete a minimum of 12 semester hours to qualify for this honor. Students who achieved Dean’s List honors received an official certificate in the mail over the summer and included:

Alliance: Kirsten Bogunovich

East Liverpool: Damon Chaffins, Hannah Newlin, Jenna Riccardo, Parker Sherry.

New Waterford: Mackenzie Daub.

Wellsville: Laci Growe, Mackenzey Infanti, Angelica Rogers.

Case Western medical grad

John S. Zack and Rosella J. Baker, formerly of Columbiana, currently of Youngstown, announce the graduation of their son, Andrew, from Case Western Reserve University, School of Medicine. Andrew graduated with a Master of Science Degree in Anesthesia. His coursework was located on the Washington DC campus in the nation’s capital. During his two years, he performed clinical rotations in Washington DC; St. Louis, Mo.; New Albany, Ind.; and Palo Alto, Calif. Andrew has accepted a position at Mercy Hospital in St. Louis and began work in June.

KSU undergraduate trustee

KENT – Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine has appointed Haley Dees of Lisbon to the Kent State University Board of Trustees as an undergraduate student trustee. Dees’ two-year term runs through May 16, 2024. She succeeds Dylan Mace, whose term as a student trustee recently concluded. Dees is a junior majoring in aerospace engineering with a minor in applied mathematics, who anticipates graduating in May 2025.

“As an upcoming female leader in engineering from a rural area in Ohio, I believe my insights will bring a fresh and diverse perspective to the Board of Trustees,” Dees said. “Additionally, having taken classes at multiple regional campuses, as well as the Kent Campus, I can offer a student perspective that represents the entire Kent State system.”

At Kent State, Dees co-founded the Women in Engineering Club, where she currently serves as events coordinator. In this role, she works with her fellow officers and club members to plan events and guest speakers, and she frequently works with faculty members in the College of Aeronautics and Engineering to promote the club’s events and involve the entire college community.

Since August 2021, Dees has served as a tutor with Kent State’s Academic Success Center. She completed the university’s Honors Leadership Academy in fall 2021, which allowed her to connect with other student leaders across campus, participate in workshops to improve her interpersonal and leadership skills, and familiarize herself with campus culture, events and available services. Most recently, she has taken part in the Summer Undergraduate Research Experience in which she has been working with a faculty member on a research project relevant to her field of study.

Her experience also includes serving as a summer intern at The Ohio State University Extension Office in Columbiana County, where she planned and led youth summer educational activities, created a short-term 4-H club curriculum about aerospace engineering and related fields, and attended focus groups, committees and board meetings with her supervisors and fellow interns.

Kent State’s Board of Trustees currently consists of 14 members, nine of whom are voting members appointed by the governor of the state of Ohio, with the advice and consent of the state Senate, to nine-year terms of office. Two student trustees, one undergraduate and one graduate, are appointed by the governor to two-year terms of office.

Medical program participant

BELOIT – This summer, Ariana Aldridge from Beloit joined outstanding high school students from across the nation in a unique academic and career oriented development experience, Medicine, at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. Medicine is one of the Envision by WorldStrides family of programs (www.envisionexperience.com) that enables students to explore their interests and experience learning beyond the classroom.

Ariana, a sophomore at West Branch High School, currently maintains a 3.9 average and is ranked number 11 out of 157 students in her class. She plays volleyball, piccolo, flute, and piano. She is in marching, jazz, and concert band. An avid member of the music program, she also participates in choir and has performed in 16 plays, including performances at her school, as well as in the community at theaters in Salem, Lisbon, and Canton. She also participates in the Aultman Ambassadors club at West Branch. Ariana is also heavily involved in her church, Damascus Friends Church. She attends the Wildfire Youth group, has gone on a mission trip to help rebuild homes in hurricane ravaged New Orleans, teaches preschool Sunday school, sings with the youth group worship team, watches volunteers children during vacation bible school, and helps in the nursery during Celebrate Recovery. Her sister, Dr. Brandi Bonfert Heinz also attended this program in 2009. Ariana plans to be a pediatrician like her sister.

“As an alumna of Envision myself, I am excited for Ariana Aldridge to meet, work, and collaborate with other high-aspiring students from across the country and the globe,” said Amanda Freitag Thomas, SVP for Envision. “Hands down, my favorite part of attending an Envision program was being with motivated students in an environment designed to help us challenge our assumptions, meet new people, and grow. Creating that same learning environment is a central focus for all of our programs. At NYLF Medicine, students build the confidence and skills needed to excel at college and in the workplace. They learn how to adapt to and communicate in new situations, to new challenges, and with new people, which, given how rapidly the world is changing due to technology and innovation, are essential skills for success.”

Mount Union dean’s list

ALLIANCE, Ohio – The following students have been named to the Dean’s List for the spring 2022 semester at the University of Mount Union. There were 645 students named to the Mount Union Dean’s List. To be eligible for the Dean’s List, students must have completed at least 12 credit hours of traditionally graded coursework while achieving a grade point average of 3.550 or better with no letter grade below a B.

Alliance: Fatimah Almadan, Abigayle Anderson, Briana Aveni, Gabe Baker, Kamryn Bondoni, Aubyn Boyce, Gianna Cataloni, Jessica Colbetzor, Alexandra Cox, Cameron Cox, Mara Cvelbar, Joshua Davidson, Megan Denny, Robert Drummond, Connor Ecrement, Shawn Eddy, Alexandra Ellesin, Maria Ellesin, Matthew Eversdyke, Howard Frazier, Gavin Geier, Sydney Graffice, Aaron Hawk, Blane Himmelheber, Natalie Hinkle, Amelia Holt-Hoskins, Kollin Klingler, Alex Lemaster, Fatima Magana Meza, Mary Mason, Lindsay Massalsky, Brandon Mazzei , Adam McMillen, Andrew McMillen, Caitlyn Mitzel, Jack Penturf, Jessica Pisoni, Blayne Reith, Kiara Rodgers, Cortaise Rogers, Rylee Russo, Brooke Sams, Madison Serrano, Michael Shields, Emily Swonger, Krissy Tarter, Brent Taylor, Sarah Teutsch, Colton Wade, Allison Waggoner, Madalyn Waggoner, Abbey West, Molly Wright, Anna Zumbar

Beloit: Sarah Adkins, Madison Dustman, Grace Heath, Jeffery Joseph, Jonah Mariscal, Jacek Strotz, Micah Walker, Peyton Zamarelli

Calcutta: Emma Staley

Columbiana: Jillian Beard, Alyssa Tohm

East Liverpool: Harley Smith

East Palestine: Jaliyah Mixon

East Rochester: Olivia Hippely, Timothy Sams

Homeworth: Bayleigh Carver, Amber Hume, Haley Jones, Brooke Leonard, Sydni McQuilkin, Sarah Stanton

Leetonia: Haley Eskra, Helena Vadino

Lisbon: Mikayla Campbell

Minerva: Nicholas Bledsoe, Samuel Snyder

New Waterford: Cassity Miller

Salem: Alexis Blake, Julia Bricker, Halle Cochran, Maxwell Craig, Emily Manski, Samantha May, Olivia McLean, Connor Shepherd, Kyle Spencer, Landon Talbert, Sally Tausch

Sebring: Bariah Coursin, Owen Whaley, Logan Wilson

Washingtonville: Megan Black

Winona: Marissa Scott

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