Penn State Beaver graduates honored at fall commencement

Penn State Beaver held its fall commencement Dec. 21, in the Student Union Building auditorium. Fifty-one students received baccalaureate and associate degrees.

The academic processional and recessional, and convention of proceedings were led by Tiffany MacQuarrie, instructor in English, and president of the Beaver campus Faculty Congress. Donna J. Kuga, director of academic affairs, presented degrees, which were conferred by Chancellor Gary B. Keefer in conjunction with John Feraco, president of the Penn State Beaver Advisory Board and manufacturing leader for NOVA Chemicals Inc.

The commencement speaker was Beaver campus alumna Donna M. Newell, principal owner and president of Newell, Tereska and MacKay Engineering Inc., Dillsburg. Newell, a native of Industry, attended Beaver campus before receiving a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering and a master’s degree in environmental engineering from Penn State University Park.

Keith R. Poleti, president of the Beaver Valley Area Chapter of the Penn State Alumni Association, offered a welcome to the new graduates on behalf of the Alumni Association. A reception prepared by the Office of Housing and Food Services was held in the Brodhead Bistro following commencement.

Bachelor of Science in Administration of Justice (University College)
Candidates were presented by Mari Pierce, assistant professor of administration of justice
Jessica L. Bartges, North Versailles
Matthew B.A. Collingwood, New Castle
Krysha V. Digiammarino, New Castle
Nicholas A. Fabyanic, New Brighton
Alexander F. Gattorno, Hialeah, FL
Amanda L. Hradil, Monaca
Keionna N. Jackson, New Brighton
Megan E. Johnson, Crescent
Daniel S. O’Hara, Rochester
Taylor A. Voss, Ambridge
Ronald W. Wilkins, Monaca

Bachelor of Science in Business (University College)
Candidates were presented by Talha Harcar, associate professor of business
Karla M. Beatty, Rochester
Tyler E. Care (summer 2012), Aliquippa
Brittany A. Clair (summer 2012), Cranberry Township
Matthew P. Doerr, Porterville
Keagan C. Donnan (summer 2012), Georgetown
Courtney C. Hower, Hookstown
Frank W. Kronstein (summer 2012), Monaca
Charles R. Pedaline, Rochester
Brenda A. Skonieczny (summer 2012), Baden
Jocelyn R. Wensel, Force
George E. Zeranick, Monaca

Bachelor of Arts in Communications (University College)
Candidates were presented by John Chapin, professor of communications
Lauren E. Barker, Pittsburgh
Elizabeth A. Hain, Pittsburgh
Jennifer R. Zuratovic, Baden

Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice (Penn State Harrisburg)
Candidates were presented by Mari Pierce, assistant professor of administration of justice
Jennifer L. Bredemeier, Beaver Falls
Kristine A. Kowal, Ambridge

Bachelor of Science in Information Sciences and Technology (College of Information Sciences and Technology)
Candidates were presented by Kausalai Wijekumar, associate professor of information sciences and technology
David M. Iocca (summer 2012), Baden
Robert P. Tirak, Beaver
Alex J. Wegrzyniak, Monaca

Bachelor of Science in Information Sciences and Technology (University College)
Candidates were presented by Kausalai Wijekumar, associate professor of information sciences and technology
Renee M. Cottrill, Midland
Andrew S. Lacey, Beaver
Adam P. McMillen, New Brighton
Rebecca V. Morder, Conway
Michael G. Muhlberger, Patterson Heights
David S. Rorick, Monaca
Brandon P. Taylor, New Brighton

Bachelor of Science in Landscape Contracting (College of Agricultural Sciences)
Candidate was presented by Karen Barr, senior instructor in business
Scott A. Weaver, Burgettstown

Bachelor of Arts in Media Studies (College of Communications)
Candidate was presented by John Chapin, professor of communications
Zakary W. Taylor, Allison Park

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology (College of Liberal Arts)
Candidate was presented by Kevin Bennett, senior instructor in psychology
Jessica L. Bortle, Ellwood City

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology (University College)
Candidates were presented by Kevin Bennett, senior instructor in psychology
Allison K. Grau, Beaver
Jessica M. Hammerly, Ellwood City
Anthony L. Jackson, Aliquippa
Vivian J. Kleijnjans, Coraopolis
Rachell F. Vukovcan (summer 2012), Beaver Falls

Bachelor of Science in Psychology (University College)
Candidates were presented by Kevin Bennett, senior instructor in psychology
Nicole M. Mazine, Aliquippa
Kyleigh L. Moldovan, Ellwood City

Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education (College of Education)
Candidate was presented by Carleen Dinello, senior instructor in reading and English
Katherine N. Reed, Pittsburgh

Bachelor of Science in Wildlife and Fisheries Science (College of Agricultural Sciences)
Candidate was presented by Michael Hay, associate professor of chemistry
Michael P. Yakich, Monaca

Associate of Arts in Letters, Arts and Sciences (University College)
Candidates were presented by Kristen Olson, associate professor of English
Ramon A. Coca, Beaver Falls
Shawnna M. Roknick, Monaca

For information about Beaver’s commencement or academic programs, contact the Office of Academic Affairs at djm5@psu.edu or 724-773-3571.

 

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Last Updated January 04, 2013