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May 1, 2012
CONTACT: K.E. Schwab

SRU honors graduate students

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. – Slippery Rock University honored sixteen graduate students for their leadership and dedication to learning at the annual Graduate Student Honors Reception.

Master’s degree candidates honored were:

Michael McGinnity from Meadville, and Brandy Wilson and Judy Acheson, both from Pittsburgh, in the department of counseling and development;

John Yarnell from Stillwater, criminology and criminal justice;

Sheila Berry from Grove City, elementary education and early childhood;

Leslie Montgomery from Pittsburgh, geography, geology and the environment;

Cassandra McMinn from Edinboro and Megan Blair from Hollsopple, physical education and adapted physical activity;

Christopher Brown from McKeesport, Kelsey Grassel from Elizabethtown, Carley Parsons from Evans City, and Amanda Snider from Mercersburg, all in the School of Physical Therapy;

Samantha Corvino from East Greenbush, N.Y., secondary education and foundations of education department; and

Beth Lesniak from Knox, special education department.

Krista Scott of Butler in the secondary education and foundations of education program, received the David Czapor Outstanding Mathematics Education Memorial Award, and Alyssa Williams from Chicora in SRU’s special education department, received the Candice D. Berner Adventurous Spirit Memorial Award.

Slippery Rock University is Pennsylvania's premier public residential university. Slippery Rock University provides students with a comprehensive learning experience that intentionally combines academic instruction with enhanced educational and learning opportunities that make a positive difference in their lives.