SRU recognizing its 2022 Rock Solid 10 Under 10 alumni June 11


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The Slippery Rock University Alumni Association will host its Rock Solid 10 Under 10 ceremony, June 11 at the Smith Student Center.

June 8, 2022

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. — A lot can be accomplished within a decade after graduating from Slippery Rock University, and that's why the SRU Alumni Association continues to recognize young and recent alumni with the Rock Solid 10 Under 10, which will be presented at a ceremony, June 11, at the Smith Student Center. The award honors SRU alumni who graduated no more than 10 years ago and who have significant professional and personal accomplishments.

"We're proud and excited to recognize these 10 outstanding alumni," said Kelly Bailey, SRU director of alumni engagement. "They are fabulous representatives of the University and what people are able to accomplish in their lives by apply their Rock Solid education."

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The 2022 Rock Solid 10 Under 10 include:

  • Lisa Belcastro, a 2012 graduate with a degree in health and physical education, who is a delegate in the Maryland House of Representatives.
  • Morgan Bonekovic, a 2012 graduate with degrees in criminology and criminal justice and philosophy, who is an associate attorney for Pollock Begg.
  • Anthony Burke, a 2013 graduate with a degree in health and physical education, who is a SWAT operator and narcotic detective for the Pittsburgh Police.
  • Amanda Howett, a 2018 graduate with a degree in sport management, who is the athletic director at Penn State Shenango.
  • Kenya Johns, a 2014 graduate with degrees in psychology and Spanish, who is an assistant professor at Geneva College and mayor of Beaver Falls.
  • Ryan McMullen, a 2015 graduate with a degree in dance, who is a professional dance artist.
  • Lucas Rindy, a 2015 graduate with a degree in biology, who is a diagnostic radiology resident physician at Aventura Hospital and Medical Center.
  • Timothy Samec, a 2017 graduate with a bachelor's degree in physics and a master's degree (2021) in data analytics, who is an associate scientist at Iovance Biotherapeutics.
  • Brittany Speer, a 2015 graduate with a degree in marketing, who is a special projects and promotional logistics coordinator for II-VI, Inc.
  • Dave Wolfe, a 2013 graduate with degrees in sport management and communication, who is a corporate partnership sales manager for the Orlando City SC Major League Soccer club.

The annual event, which last year coincided with Homecoming weekend, returns as part of SRU's Alumni Weekend, June 10-12. Alumni Weekend is back as an in-person event after a hiatus because of the pandemic. This year's weekend includes classes, tours and other special events for SRU alumni, as well as 50th-year reunion celebrations for the SRU classes of 1970, 1971 and 1972, and reunions for class years ending in 0, 1, 2, 5, 6 and 7.

To learn more about Alumni Weekend and to register, visit the Rock Alumni Events webpage, or contact SRU's Office of Alumni Engagement at 1.800.GET.ROCK.

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