Shoemaker, Weaver student marshals for College of IST commencement

On Saturday, Aug. 14, John Shoemaker and Cassie Weaver accepted the diploma on behalf of the College of Information Sciences and Technology (IST) as student marshals for this summer’s graduating class at University Park.

Shoemaker, of Long Valley, N.J., graduated with a bachelor of science degree in IST, concentrated in integration and application. He also minored in supply chain and information systems, and entrepreneurship. Shoemaker served as a committee member for the Committee of Academic Integrity and was involved in the IST Honors Society, Gamma Tau Phi.

As an undergraduate, he received awards such as the PNC Bank Technology Scholarship, Lockheed Martin IST Scholars Award and a scholarship from Boeing. Shoemaker has accepted a position as a business information specialist with ZS Associates.

Weaver, of Jersey Shore, Pa., graduated with dual bachelor of science degrees in IST, concentrated in information technology, and security and risk analysis (SRA), concentrated in information and cybersecurity. She was a member of Gamma Tau Phi, SRA Club, Golden Key International Honor Society, and The National Society of Collegiate Scholars.

As an undergraduate, Weaver received the Women in Defense Scholarship, Hay Memorial Scholarship, was a runner-up in the KPMG Community Service Competition, and was selected to the Joint Educational Opportunities for Minorities Intern/Scholarship Program. Weaver will begin work for Northrop Grumman Information Systems in their security sector.

Shoemaker and Weaver were escorted by faculty marshal Rosalie Ocker, professor of practice in IST. During the ceremony held at the Bryce Jordan Center, the College of IST awarded bachelor degrees to 36 students. Statewide, 67 students received bachelor degrees in IST this summer.

Last Updated July 07, 2011