University of Wisconsin-Whitewater

WHITEWATER, Wis. – Hanna Srour from Grove City is participating as a dancer in the 2019 Emerging Choreographers concert May 9-10 at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. Srour is majoring in psychology.

The fast-paced show consists of nineteen pieces, eighteen of them choreographed by current students and one choreographed by a 2013 alumnus.

Clark University

WORCESTER, Mass. – Hannah N. Shaffer of Mercer has been named to first honors on the Clark University Dean’s List for the fall 2018 semester.

To be eligible for first honors, students must have a grade point average of 3.8 or higher.

St. Vincent College

LATROBE, Pa. – Saint Vincent College presented awards to faculty and students at the annual Spring Honors Convocation April 24. Local students who were honored:

• John P. Depew of Grove City, a computing and information science major, was among undergraduates presented Awards for Academic Excellence in the Major Field of Study.:

• Samuel J. Whittaker of Grove City and Helena Zrile of Mercer were recognized for having received A.J. Palumbo Student Research Endowment Fund Awards.

Youngstown State University

YOUNGSTOWN – Liam McQuiston of Mercer, a freshman at Youngstown State University, has been inducted into the Alpha Lambda Delta national honor society. McQuiston is majoring in Exploratory Undecided.

Penn State University

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – Katelyn Love of Mercer was recently initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest and most selective all-discipline collegiate honor society. Love was initiated at Pennsylvania State University.

University of Mount Union

ALLIANCE, Ohio – Two area students were acknowledged at the University of Mount Union’s Senior Recognition and Honors Convocation April 30.

• Marcus Ryder of Mercer was recognized with the The Wilbur and Burdella Stuckey Carl Mathematics Prize. This prize is awarded to members of the freshman class who are ranked best in mathematics.

• Matthew Owrey of Grove City was recognized with the The Dr. Donald J. and G.E. Brugger Pre-Med Award. This prize is awarded to an outstanding pre-med student in recognition of academic achievement and contribution to the overall university community.

Westminster College

NEW WILMINGTON – A local student is part of seven student-faculty pairs selected as the 2019 Summer Research Fellows by the Westminster College Drinko Center for Undergraduate Research.

Hannah Hunter, a first-year biochemistry major, and Dr. Jessica Sarver, assistant professor of chemistry, will investigate the Alpha-synuclein binding mechanism using electron spin resonance. Hunter is the daughter of Douglas and Jennie Hunter of Fredonia and a graduate of Lakeview High School.

Student and faculty partners from all disciplines were encouraged to apply for the third annual competitive research fellowship, which provides stipends for both the undergraduate researcher and their faculty mentor. On-campus housing is provided to recipients to help with residential costs during their four- or six-week research period.