February 2, 2010
CONTACT: K.E. Schwab
SRU Alumni Association awards $12,500 in scholarship aid
SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - The Slippery Rock University Alumni Association Scholarship and Awards Committee has announced that $12,500 in scholarships will be awarded to 14 students as part of the association's ongoing fundraising efforts.
Scholarship recipients will be recognized at the association's 5 p.m. April 17 annual awards dinner in the Russell Wright Alumni House and Conference Center.
The $1,250 Carl and Norma Watson Laughner Scholarship will go to Lisa Andresky, an environmental science major from Monaca.
The $1,000 Maree McKay/Esther Smiley Scholarships will go to:
Christine Bette, a health and physical education major from Cicero, N.Y.;
Amanda Eplett, a mathematics major from Johnstown;
Kaitlyn Heginbotham, an exercise science major from Kittanning;
Heather Jarosh, an elementary education major from South Park;
Meghan Nixon, an exercise science major from Washington;
Kristine Yurkovic, an exercise and rehabilitative sciences major from Erie; and
Jordan Zeunges, a physical education major from Acme.
The $1,000 Madeline Farnen Scholarship for Education Majors will go to:
Sean Murphy, a music education major from Butler; and
Stephanie Sylvia, an elementary education major from Cicero, N.Y.
The $750 Eisaman Alumni Scholarship for Sophomore Students will go to Emily Hunter, a physical education major from Cassadoga, N.Y.
The $650 Maggie Meise Fellowship for Graduate Students will be awarded to Amanda Hoffman, a community counseling major from Slippery Rock.
The $500 Hallie Dugan Smith/Nancy Smith Angell Scholarship will be presented to Sarah Ragen and elementary education major from Erie.
And the $350 Anna Brua Williams Scholarship for Women Elementary Education Majors will be presented to Krystina Herman and elementary education major from Morrisdale.
The Watson Family Scholarship recipients will be announced later in the semester.
Members of this year's scholarship and awards committee were: Linda Williamson, chair; and Ben Addison; Lynette Beattie; Bruno Raso and Lorraine Troiano-Barron
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. -