FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 5, 2009
Contact: K.E. Schwab
SRU Alumni Association honors 16 with $15,300 in scholarships
SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - The Slippery Rock University Alumni Association's scholarships and awards committee will present $15,300 to 16 scholars as part of its annual awards dinner.
The dinner will be 5 p.m. April 4 in the Russell Wright Alumni House and Conference Center. The scholarships will apply to the 2009-10 academic year.
Teresa DeBacco, a dance major from West Sunbury will receive the $1,500 Carl and Norma Watson Laughner Scholarship.
Receiving $1,000 Maree McKay/Esther Smiley Scholarships are (by major and hometown):
Lindsey Hamilton Secondary education Strattanville
Krystina Herman Elementary education Morrisdale
Megan Irwin Elementary education Altoona
Bethany Kling Elementary education Jamestown, N.Y.
Marissa Lang Dance/Business administration Beaver
Jessica Sackin Elementary education Bessemer
Ashley Sieczkowski Exercise science Lower Burrell
Seth Sykora-Bodie Political science Harrisville
Emily Wells-Pratt Creative writing Slippery Rock
William Elliott, a health and physical education major from Sarver, and Sean Murphy, a music education major from Cranberry Township, will receive the $1,000 Madeline Farnen Scholarship for Education Majors.
Christine Bette, a health and physical education major from, Cicero, N.Y., will receive the $1,000 Eisaman Alumni Scholarship for Sophomore Students.
Michelle Fetzer, a psychology major from Clarion, will receive the $800 Maggie Meise Fellowship for Graduate Students.
Shari Bauer, an elementary education major from Wexford, will receive the $500 Anna Brua Williams Scholarship for Women Elementary Education Majors.
Heather Herbert, an elementary education major from Wexford, will receive the $500 Hallie Dugan Smith/Nancy Smith Angell Scholarship.
Members of this year's scholarship and awards committee were: Patrick Mooney, a 1961 graduate who served as chairperson; Bill Byrnes, '61, Lorraine Troiano-Barron,'57, Bruno Raso, '61, Bonnie McElhanney Lukasik, '63, Linda Williamson, '73 and Robert Watson, '70.
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.