May 7, 2010
CONTACT: K.E. Schwab
SRU music department awards scholarships
SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Slippery Rock University music department awarded nearly $10,000 in scholarships during ceremonies May 2 in Swope Music Hall.
The new $1,000 Mechelle Hawk Memorial Scholarship, went to Sean Murphy, a senior music education major from Cranberry Township. The recipient is chosen by the music education methods block teachers to honor the most promising student teacher based on talent, academic excellence and abilities in the classroom, The scholarship honors Hawk, a music department faculty member who died July 23.
Kaylyn Shearer, a music performance and music education major from Carnegie, received the four-year renewable $700 James Dull Scholarship, which is awarded to a talented instrumental music major.
The $500 Kate Brennan Scholarship, presented to a junior or senior music education major active in the Pennsylvania Music Education Association, went to Christopher Williams from Zelienople, Thomas Mahovsky from Conneaut Lake and Jason Zeh from Enon Valley.
The $500 Sue Shuttleworth Scholarship, presented to a junior or senior music therapy major involved in the Music Therapy Club and American Music Therapy Association, went to Ai Nakatsuka, an SRU international student from Japan.
The $500 Swope Scholarship, offered to sophomore or junior full-time music majors, went to Samantha Rappolt from Lockport, N.Y., and Ethan Wills from Allison Park.
The $500 Shiron Cooper Memorial Steel Pan Scholarship went to Richard Hull, a senior music education major from Washington, Pa.
The $500 Marianne Cornetti Scholarship for Vocal Excellence went to sophomore vocal performance students Haley Mundis from Huntingdon and Kevin Adamik from Tarentum.
The $250 Kevin Woods Scholarship, presented to a junior or senior music major with preference given to a talented wind player, was awarded to Garrett Faccone from Eatontown, N.J.
SRU's $250 Percussion Scholarship was presented to Stephanie Cicero, a music education major from Butler, and Corey Robinson, a music education major from New Castle.
The $250 Bonnie Winder Memorial Scholarship, which honors the memory of the department's longtime secretary, went to Victoria Culp, a music therapy major from Grove City.
Four-year, renewable Band Scholarships presented to students who contribute to the department's ensembles in an exemplary manner were awarded Tom Mahovsky from Conneaut Lake, David Wingenbach from Fairview, Brady Amerson and Stephanie Cicero, both from Butler, Mark Dressler from Erie, Doug Finley from Allison Park and Rappolt.
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.