Penn State York celebrates its 43rd annual spring commencment

Penn State York celebrated its 43rd annual spring commencement May 3, in the Pullo Family Performing Arts Center at the campus. Frank E. Dittenhafer II, ’78 Fellow of the American Institute of Architects, Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Accredited Professional and president of Murphy & Dittenhafer Architects, was the commencement speaker.

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In addition to hearing from Dittenhafer, Penn State York continued its tradition of the open microphone where graduates spoke for a moment.  The top graduating senior in Penn State York’s baccalaureate programs Ruta Sadanand Dandekar, bachelor of science in information sciences and technology with high distinction and a minor in business; top associate degree graduate Annelise H. Young, associate degree in letters, arts and sciences; and top master’s degree graduate Gina Renee Grolemund, master of education in teaching and curriculum; also spoke.

Penn State York awarded 13 master of education in teaching and curriculum degrees; 55 baccalaureate degrees; seven bachelor of arts in communication arts and sciences; nine bachelor of science in business; three bachelor of science in electro-mechanical engineering technology; 22 bachelor of science in information sciences and technology; 10 bachelor of science in human development and family studies; and four bachelor of science in science. The campus will also award 20 associate degrees: three in business administration; four in electrical engineering technology; three in human development and family studies; six in information sciences and technology; three in letters, arts and sciences (liberal arts); and one in mechanical engineering technology.   

The following students earned associate degrees: Brittany Denise Banks, York, Pa., Information Sciences and Technology; David Lawrence Curry, Elizabethtown, Pa., Electrical Engineering Technology; Emma ELizabeth Franckewitz, Spring Grove, Pa., Human Development and Family Studies; Allen Joseph Fream, Hanover, Pa., Information Sciences and Technology; Jamie Lee Gemmill, York, Pa., Letters, Arts, and Sciences; Nathan Andrew Gerwig, Red Lion, Pa., Information Sciences and Technology; Amanda Marie Gutierrez, Dallastown, Pa., Information Sciences and Technology; Angela M. Hyde, Manchester, Pa., Business Administration; James Phillip Johnston, York, Pa., Human Development and Family Studies; Joshua D. Jones, Byrnedale, Pa., two degrees-Mechanical Engineering Technology and Electrical Engineering Technology; David Eric Kauffman, York, Pa., Information Sciences and Technology; Cyasia J. Lomax, York, Pa., Human Development and Family Studies; Adam M. Mattel, Columbia, Pa., Information Sciences and Technology; Treasure Jane Orr, Mount Wolf, Pa., Information Sciences and Technology; Eduardo Alex Rayner, York, Pa., Electrical Engineering Technology; Terri S. Rentzel, York, Pa., Letters, Arts, and Sciences; Kevin Alan Sheffer, Dover, Pa., Electrical Engineering Technology; Esther Staiger, Hellam, Pa., Business Administration; Neil S. Whisler, Seven Valleys, Pa., Information Sciences and Technology; Loretta A. White, Hanover, Pa., Business Administration; and Annelise H. Young, Eldersburg, Md., Letters, Arts, and Sciences.

The following students earned baccalaureate degrees: Joshua Aleman, Dover, Pa., Information Sciences and Technology; Eliezer Almanzar, York, Pa., Human Development and Family Studies; Rollin Wellborn Apgar, Glen Rock, Pa., Communication Arts and Sciences; John C. Arthur Jr., York, Pa., Communication Arts and Sciences; Christopher Emerson Balderson, Red Lion, Pa., Information Sciences and Technology; Aditya Balgi, Mumbai, India, Information Sciences and Technology with a minor in Business; Donald Lee Bohn Jr., Boiling Springs, Pa., Electro-Mechanical Engineering Technology; Shannon Eileen Buhrman, York, Pa., Human Development and Family Studies; Thomas Lee Breiner Jr., York, Pa., Information Sciences and Technology; Nathan Russell Brown, York, Pa., Information Sciences and Technology; Chad William Coster, Delta, Pa., Business; Ruta Sadanand Dandekar, Dombivli, India, Information Sciences and Technology with a minor in Business; Michelle L. deBeaumont, York, Pa., Business; Phillip Glenn Dissinger, New Holland, Pa., Human Development and Family Studies; Toni R. Dumas, Akron, Pa., Information Sciences and Technology; Bryan Leighton Evans Jr., York, Pa., Information Sciences and Technology; Matthew Berriman Glaser, York, Pa., Information Sciences and Technology; Jessica Lynn Glick, Mount Wolf, Pa., Human Development and Family Studies; Warren L. Hursh, Mt Wolf, Pa., Communication Arts and Sciences; Tait Harrison Huso, Parkton, Md., Biochemistry and Molecular Biology; Latoya Cie Johnson, York, Pa., Human Development and Family Studies; Pratik Pramod Khivesara, Mumbai, India, Information Sciences and Technology with a minor in Business; Prateek Pradipkumar Kulkarni, Mumbai, India, Information Sciences and Technology with a minor in Business; Brianne Marie Lindstrom, York, Pa., Communication Arts and Sciences; Joseph C. Lombardi, York, Pa., Communication Arts and Sciences; Brittany Danielle Lynton, Shrewsbury, Pa., Business; Robert Arthur Maccubbin III, Delta, Pa., Electro-Mechanical Engineering Technology; Matthew Stephen Mears, Reisterstown, Md., Information Sciences and Technology; Josephine Forssell Meckley, Dallastown, Pa., Human Development and Family Studies; Christina Dianne Miller, York, Pa., Information Sciences and Technology; Zachary Scott Miller, York, Pa., Electro-Mechanical Engineering Technology; Victoria Lauren Motz, New Cumberland, Pa., Science with a minor in Psychology; Ashley Ranee Moye, York, Pa., Human Development and Family Studies; Lindsay Elizabeth Mumma, Dover, Pa., Human Development and Family Studies; Jared Wade Ramsel Nixon, Hanover, Pa., Science; Chelsea Faith Paley, York, Pa., Business; Jeffrey Scott Pettyjohn, York, Pa., Electro-Mechanical Engineering Technology; Kelly Ramcharan, York, Pa., Information Sciences and Technology; Shweta Ramesh, Mumbai, India, Information Sciences and Technology with a minor in Business; Ebony Kareema Ratleff, York, Pa., Business; Daniel Thomas Rogers, Glen Rock, Pa., Science; Taylor M. Schwienebart, Dallastown, Pa., Communication Arts and Sciences with a minor in Human Development and Family Studies; Cole S. Shaffer, New Freedom, Pa., Security and Risk Analysis; Alison Leigh Sheaf, York, Pa., Human Development and Family Studies; Lori L. Sheaffer, Millersville, Pa., Business; Sagar Shukla, Mumbai, India, Information Sciences and Technology with a minor in Business; Shehzad Hassan Siddique, Harrisburg, Pa., Science; Niranjan Singh, Mumbai, India, Information Sciences and Technology with a minor in Business; Xavier Ervin Smith, Bel Air, Md., Business; Daniel E. Stambaugh, Wellsville, Pa., Information Sciences and Technology with a minor in Business; Nicholas Kemper Stanley, York, Pa., Information Sciences and Technology; Michael Henry Tirkey, Mumbai, India, Information Sciences and Technology with a minor in Business; Jagan Mohan Rao Tota, Mumbai, India, Information Sciences and Technology with a minor in Business; Sean Christopher Weaver, Lancaster, Pa., Information Sciences and Technology; Martha Katherine Wilson, Red Lion, Pa., Human Development and Family Studies; Rachel Ilana Wolf, Upperco, Md., Communication Arts and Sciences with a minor in Business; and Lizzet Yanez, York, Pa., Business.

The following students earned the master of education in teaching and curriculum: Kathy Marlene Arnold, York, Pa.; Sara Lyn Bradley, Dover, Pa.; Heather Sue Burkhardt, York, Pa.; Sandy Dee Comer, York, Pa.; Jennifer Lynn Engelhardt, Hanover, Pa.; Gina Renee Grolemund, York, Pa.; Jacqueline Hammers, York, Pa.; Katherine Marie Haun, Jacobus, Pa.; Malerie Nicole Kelly, York, Pa.; Susan Rutledge Mareck, New Freedom, Pa.; Joellen R. Rowe, Millersville, Pa.; John Daniel Seth Royer, Red Lion, Pa.; and Martha Christine Smith, Dallastown, Pa..

The following students returned from other campuses to receive their degrees at Penn State York: Tait Harrison Huso, Parkton, Md., Biochemistry and Molecular Biology; and Cole S. Shaffer, New Freedom, Pa., Security and Risk Analysis.

The following students are changing to other Penn State campuses in the fall to continue their degree programs: Nicholas Adams, York, Pa.; Electrical Engineering; Kathryn Adams, York, Pa.; Arts and Architecture; Monica An, Osan, Korea, International Politics; Brian Baker, York, Pa., Secondary Education; Jessica Baldwin, Windsor, Pa., Applied Behavioral Science; Eric Baumgardner, Hanover, Pa., Civil Engineering; Taylor Bledsoe, Jarrettsville, Md., Kinesiology; Pauline Boiser, York, Pa., English; Matthew Bortner, Hanover, Pa., Journalism; Tyler Boyd, New Freedom, Pa., Kinesiology; Nia Brown, Catonsville, Md., Journalism; Jonathan Carder, Fawn Grove, Pa., Information Sciences And Technology; Johnny Cheng, York, Pa., Forensic Science; Mark Chronister, York, Pa., Wildlife And Fisheries Science; Adam Conner, York, Pa., Mechanical Engineering; Rebecca Copeland, East Petersburg, Pa., Wildlife And Fisheries Science; John D'Agostino, Jarrettsville, Md., Mechanical Engineering; Gabrielle Darrington, Seven Valleys, Pa., Media Studies; Carly Doucette, York, Pa., Psychology; Dakota Durcho, York, Pa., Agriculture ; Tyler Erb, Lewisberry, Pa., Forensic Science; Royard Fajardo, Dover, Pa., Information Sciences And Technology; Rossana Fano-Barbieri, Lancaster, Pa., Animal Sciences; Liam Farrell, Seven Valleys, Pa., Agriculture ; Erin Farrell, York, Pa., Mechanical Engineering; Travis Fauth, Red Lion, Pa., Electrical Engineering; Sarah Fields, Chambersburg, Pa., Division Of Undergraduate Studies; Zachary Fisher, Red Lion, Pa., Aerospace Engineering; Gregory Fry, Seven Valleys, Pa., Wildlife and Fisheries Science; Joshua Fry, Hanover, Pa., Architectural Engineering; Benjamin Gotwalt, Seven Valleys, Pa., Nutritional Sciences; Alyssa Gradus, Bel Air, Md., Psychology; Micah Gross, York, Pa., Finance; Scott Heilman, Windsor, Pa., Mechanical Engineering; Leah Henise, Wrightsville, Pa., Communications; Brandon Hershey, Paradise, Pa., Information Sciences and Technology; Brandon Houck, Columbia, Pa., Marketing; Caitlyn Hughes, Lancaster, Pa., Psychology; Ethan Hunt, Seven Valleys, Pa., Biological Engineering; Alexander Ibojo, Baltimore, Md., Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering; Joo Won Kim, Paju, Korea, Management; Samantha Krebs, York, Pa., Journalism; John Lang, Lancaster, Pa., Electrical Engineering Technology; William Lawson, York, Pa., Psychology; Whitney Lee, York, Pa., Supply Chain And Information Systems; Megan Lehman,Holtwood, Pa., two-year Agricultural Business; Wenxuan Li, York, Pa., Agriculture (Pre-Major); Zhongxi Li, Coatesville, Pa., Biological Engineering; Ajantha Lingan, Lancaster, Pa., Biology; Alexander Lloyd, Red Lion, Pa., Kinesiology; Shuang Luan, Taixing City, China, Accounting; Reinaldo Lucena Naranjo, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Electrical Engineering; Sara Macdonald, Glen Rock, Pa., Geosciences; Abraham John Maramba, Shrewsbury, Pa., Kinesiology; Ricquel Marsh-Griffin, Annapolis, Md., Psychology; Erik Martin, Lusby, Md., Nuclear Engineering; Christopher Maskaly, Red Lion, Pa., Risk Management; Shannon McNeely, York, Pa., Accounting; Shelby Meadowcroft, Parkton, Md., Risk Management; Samantha Miller, York, Pa., Kinesiology; Benjamin Murter, Stewartstown, Pa., Immunology And Infectious Disease; Jennifer Neal, Glen Rock, Pa., Childhood And Early Adolescent Education; Andrew Newcomer, Columbia, Pa., History; Darlene Ney, Havre De Grace, Md., Veterinary And Biomedical Sciences; Luke Noerpel, East Berlin, Pa., Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering; Sunny Patel, New Cumberland, Pa., Marketing; Chelsea Prevosto, New Freedom, Pa., Journalism; Benjamin Reinke, Stewartstown, Pa., Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering; Gregory Robertson, Red Lion, Pa., Marketing; Hayley Sanders, Hanover, Pa., Communication Sciences and Disorders; Priscilla Sangama, Union City, N.J., Aerospace Engineering; Tyler Seigman, Hanover, Pa., Criminology; Casey Shelley, Glen Rock, Pa., Kinesiology; Taha Siddique, York, Pa., Science; Lauren Simonton, Mount Wolf, Pa., Forensic Science; Fuzail Siwani, Bangalore, India, Management Information Systems; Donald Small, York, Pa., Computer Science; William Smith, Erie, Pa., Biology; Anjuli Smith, York, Pa., Computer Science; Daniel Snyder, Shrewsbury, Pa., Nuclear Engineering; James Stetter, Glenville, Pa., English; Olivia Stoltzfus, Conestoga, Pa., Psychology; Qijia Su, Meishan, China, Agricultural Systems Management; Hung Tang, York, Pa., Engineering Science; Yuan Tang, Beijing, China, Statistics; Wareesha Tariq, York, Pa., Advertising/Public Relations; Chelsea Thompson, York, Pa., Journalism; Luis Trejo, Jacobus, Pa., Computer Engineering; Belen Veras-Alba, York, Pa., Aerospace Engineering; Joselyne Vivar, York, Pa., Psychology; Siying Wang, Nanjing, China, Management; Joseph Weaver, York, Pa., Mechanical Engineering; Logen Wisner, York, Pa., Management; Chris Wong, Arcadia, Ca., Supply Chain and Information Systems; Derrick Wright, Owings Mills, Md., Criminology; and Jeremy Zinser, Brogue, Pa., Nuclear Engineering.

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Last Updated May 23, 2013