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May 10, 2013
CONTACT: K.E. Schwab

SRU awards first Stufflebeam scholars

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. -Tresa Maria Gnalian, a Slippery Rock University early childhood education major from Sewickley, and Katelyn Hill, an SRU early childhood education major from Stow, Ohio, have been named recipients of the first J. Tyler Stufflebeam Memorial Scholarship. Each will receive $600.

The scholarship, administered by the Slippery Rock University Foundation Inc., was created by SRU's Green and White Society and the Center for Student Involvement and Leadership, to honor Stufflebeam, 21, an SRU education major from Warren, Pa., who had been active in both organizations before being killed in a September 2011 traffic accident.

First preference for the scholarship is given to active members of the Green and White Society, followed by physical education majors. Candidates must have completed at least 30 hours at SRU and have earned a 2.75 or higher grade-point average. Applicants must outline their volunteer and community service involvement and submit a one-page essay demonstrating their knowledge of SRU traditions and how they have incorporated them into their experience as an SRU student.

The selection committee includes SRU Green and White faculty and staff advisers.

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.