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Penn State Beaver Fall Commencement Graduates are Announced

12/14/2011 —

Penn State Beaver will hold fall commencement, 7 p.m., Friday, Dec. 16, in the auditorium of the Student Union Building.
Commencement speaker will be Brooks A. Canavesi, Beaver, a Beaver campus alumnus and director of interactive media at OpenArc, Wexford.

Daniel W. Smith, instructor in business and a member of the Beaver campus Faculty Congress, will lead the academic processional, convention of proceedings, and recessional. Chancellor Gary B. Keefer will welcome students and guests, confer degrees, and introduce Canavesi. Campus Advisory Board President John Feraco, manufacturing team leader, NOVA Chemicals, Inc., will assist Keefer in awarding diplomas. Dr. Donna J. Kuga, director of academic affairs, will present the degrees and recognize faculty and administration.

Keith R. Poleti, president of the Beaver Valley Area Chapter of the Penn State Alumni Association and assistant vice president/financial services manager at ESB Bank, will award the graduates with a free, one-year membership in the Penn State Alumni Association. Sophomore Crystal Johnson, a health and human development major from Hamden, Connecticut, will lead the audience in singing the national anthem and the Penn State alma mater. Musical accompaniment will be provided by Nancy Miller, a music educator for the Hopewell Area School District. A reception organized by Jeremy Lindner, director of housing and food services, and his staff, will be held in the Brodhead Bistro immediately following the ceremony.           

                                                              
The following is a list of graduates and degrees to be conferred: 

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE – ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE – UNIVERSITY COLLEGE
Candidate will be presented by Dr. Mari Pierce, assistant professor of administration of justice.
Kelliesue Forrester, Aliquippa

BACHELOR OF ARTS – APPLIED PSYCHOLOGY – UNIVERSITY COLLEGE
Candidates will be presented by Dr. Clare Conry-Murray, assistant professor of psychology.
Shannon D. Bowden, Renfrew   
Justin M. Haffey, Beaver Falls
Vincent W. Heider, Georgetown  
Lauren R. Lillard, Burgettstown
David J. McGarry, Monaca 
Stephanie A. Shakespeare, Aliquippa
Shannon H. Stickles, Harmony   

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE – BUSINESS – UNIVERSITY COLLEGE
Candidates will be presented by Dr. Talha Harcar, associate professor of business.
Kathryn E. Carugati**, Beaver   
Jennifer Chirico (Su 2011), Beaver
Sara E. Cope, Freedom 
Ashlee P. Johnston, Darlington
Jason A. Magnotte, Pittsburgh
Kristin M. Sherrock*, Rochester
Benjamin C. Sladick, Midland

BACHELOR OF ARTS – COMMUNICATIONS – UNIVERSITY COLLEGE
Candidates will be presented by Dr. John R. Chapin, professor of communications.
Ted L. Froats, Allison Park                                  
Gary W. Miller, Cranberry Township

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE – ENGINEERING – COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING
Candidate will be presented by Mr. James Hendrickson, instructor in engineering.
Mitchell G. Barr, Moon Township

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE – INFORMATION SCIENCES AND TECHNOLOGY – COLLEGE OF INFORMATION SCIENCES AND TECHNOLOGY
Candidates will be presented by Mr. Abhijit Dutt, instructor in information sciences and technology.
Marcus A. Guantonio, Monaca   
Raja Jasper, Sewickley
Nicholas J. Leasure, Freedom 
Logan M. Marchione, Crescent

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE – NURSING – SCHOOL OF NURSING
Sue A. McDole, Industry  
Christine J. New, Crescent
Molly J. Romigh, Beaver Falls

BACHELOR OF ARTS – PSYCHOLOGY – UNIVERSITY COLLEGE
Candidate will be presented by Dr. Clare Conry-Murray, assistant professor of psychology.
Christina L. Driftmier, Bellefonte

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE – PSYCHOLOGY – UNIVERSITY COLLEGE
Candidates will be presented by Dr. Clare Conry-Murray, assistant professor of psychology.
Kirk O. Glover, Beaver Falls  
Rose M. Kosto, Monaca
Kyleigh L. Moldovan, Ellwood City

ASSOCIATE IN ARTS – LETTERS, ARTS, AND SCIENCES – UNIVERSITY COLLEGE
Rachel L. Anderson, Imperial   
Justin A. Bogulski, Cranberry Township

** Highest Distinction – awarded to baccalaureate degree candidates with a minimum 3.96 cumulative grade point average and in the top 2% of their graduating class in their college.
* Distinction – awarded to baccalaureate degree candidates with a minimum 3.50 cumulative grade point average and in the top 12% of their graduating class in their college.

 

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