• BEREA, Ohio – Jared Rudge, of Hermitage, stands among a distinguished group of students at Baldwin Wallace University who have reached BW’s pinnacle of academic achievement with induction into the Dayton C. Miller Honor Society. Rudge, a graduate of Hickory High School majoring in finance, was honored with membership that is achieved by less than 4% of the undergraduate student body.

Members are selected for consistently maintaining superior academic work. Students inducted into the society each year represent the top 100 students by grade point average who have earned a minimum of 70 semester hours with at least 32 semester hours at BW.

The society, which was founded at BW in 1948, honors the memory of BW alumnus Dayton C. Miller, who graduated in 1886. He served as a professor of physics at the Case Institute for many years, conducting notable research into the science of acoustics and assembling a unique collection of flutes, currently held by the Smithsonian Institution. Miller served as secretary and later president of the BW Board of Trustees, and he was active in the University community until his death in 1941.

• YOUNGSTOWN – Aubrie Hargenrader, a biology major from New Wilmington, is among five Youngstown State University students who recently made scholarly presentations at the National Collegiate Honors Council conference and have been named Honors Students of the Week by the YSU Honors College.

The conference was held virtually throughout October and early November, due to the pandemic, and included a combination of live and on-demand sessions showcasing student research and best practices in Honors education.

 • YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio - These local students are among the nearly 400 Youngstown State University honors students who have received their Honors College pin. The award signifies that students have earned at least half of the honors credits needed prior to graduations. Pin recipients include:

Brookfield, Ohio: Alexis Gallagher, STEM Natural Science.

Greenville: Diana Lurtz, Accounting.

Hermitage: Jonah Montgomery, Mechanical Engineering; Macey Redmond, Integrated Math Education; AnnieRose Sheasley, Music Education Instrumental.

Hubbard, Ohio: Ryan Gates, STEM First Year Engineering; Alyssa Leone, Physics Astronomy; Devin Lewis, STEM Mathematics; Samantha McCullough, STEM First Year Engineering; Jordan Record, Communication Studies Interpersonal/Organizational Track; Hannah Roose, Integrated Math Education; Ruth Sandberg, Exercise Science; Sawyer Stubrich, Nursing BSN; Corrine Teaberry, Pre Nursing; Michael VanSuch, Chemistry Pre-Medical; Renee Walters, Didactic Program in Dietetics.

Jamestown: Richard Graham, STEM First Year Engineering.

Masury, Ohio: Emma Wukelich, Nursing BSN.

Mercer: Giovanni Sarachine, Mechanical Engineering.

New Wilmington: Aubrie Hargenrader, Biology; Alexander Ramirez, STEM First Year Engineering major; Joshua Sanders, STEM First Year Engineering; Jonah Weisman, Chemical Engineering.

Pulaski: Matthew Kinkela, STEM First Year Engineering.

Sharpsville: Robert Bortner, STEM Technology; Jacob Matta, Geography; Rosalyn Shawley, Dental Hygiene; Nicole Yesko, Finance.

Honors students complete honors courses, community service, and engagement activities as members of the college. More than 1,200 students are part of YSU’s Honors College. Collectively, the students amass approximately 60,000 hours of volunteer service annually through a variety of projects which impact the campus and community. More about the Honors College at www.ysu.edu/honors.

• INDIANA, Pa. – Students from Mercer County have been recognized as Provost Scholars at Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

Provost Scholar status is achieved when students complete a minimum of 45 semester hours at IUP and have a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or higher. Provost Scholar recognition is given only once during a student’s time of study at IUP.

Provost Scholars from this area include:

Hadley: Makenna Jean Fritz, B.A. in Criminology.

Hermitage: Hannah R. Aikins, B.S.Ed. in Early Childhood Education.

Jackson Center: Sierra Christine DeMarsh, B.S. in Nursing.

A complete listing of Provost Scholars is available on IUP’s website: www.iup.edu/news-events/news

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