NEW WILMINGTON – Due to the coronavirus pandemic, Westminster College postponed its traditional spring commencement. Instead, degrees were awarded to more than 200 students in a virtual conferral ceremony on May 9. Seventy-five students earned bachelor of arts degrees, 115 bachelor of science degrees, four bachelor of music degrees and 10 received master of education degrees.
These local students earned degrees:
• Brookfield – Augustus Necastro, bachelor of science degree in Biology.
• Clark Mills – Carey Kimball graduated summa cum laude with a bachelor of science degree in Accounting and Financial Economics.
• Greenville – Julie Yesko, graduated summa cum laude with a bachelor of arts degree in English.
• Grove City – Thomas Somora, Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration.
• Hermitage – Hope Wilterdink, bachelor of arts degree in Child and Family Studies.
• Jackson Center – Kelly Magargee, bachelor of science degree in Biology.
• New Wilmington – Amber Burrows, bachelor of science degree in International Business; Madison Huff, graduated cum laude with a bachelor of science degree in Chemistry; Nicole Gardner, graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor of arts degree in Fine Art and earned All-College Honors; and Dylan Wolford, bachelor of science degree in Marketing and Professional Sales.
• Sandy Lake – Natalie Horstman, graduated cum laude with a bachelor of science degree in Molecular Biology.
• Sharpsville – Braden Hogue, bachelor of science degree in Business Administration; Emma Messett, summa cum laude with a bachelor of science degree in Individual Interdisciplinary.
• Stoneboro – Olivia Wright, bachelor of science degree in Biology.
• West Middlesex – Dylan Long, bachelor of science degree in Accounting.
An in-person ceremony for the class of 2020 will be held on Aug. 1.
Butler County Community College
BUTLER – These area students recently graduated from Butler County Community College.
• Farrell – Valentina Douglas.
• Fredonia – Jayson Mott.
• Greenville – Andrew Bertolasio, Amber Fischer, Khendra Pauchfenton, Tessa Russell, Laura Weiss, and Branden Williams.
• Grove City – Gracen Chiappini, Christopher Cline, Michael Hammers, Jennifer Hockenberry, Gabrielle Shumaker, Carter Spatara, Kindra Thiros.
• Hermitage – Carlee Benedict, Kayla Boles, Jenny Darlington, Elizabeth Gingras, Chaz Knott, Evan Kornbau, and Natalie Socie-Croyle.
• Jackson Center – Shane Dennis.
• Masury – Kylie Augustine.
• Mercer – Marah Buchanan, Stephanie Foulk, Kirsten Norris, and Justin Reno.
• New Wilmington – Severio Costello and Benjamin Robb.
• Pulaski – Kimberly Rodgers and Amanda Rohan.
• Sandy – Alexis Harlow.
• Sharon – Emily Jervis and Rebecca Owens.
• Sharpsville – Savannah Collier, Sierra Drapola, Kylee Erdice, Kayla McCullough, and Alexis Pistorius.
• Transfer – Victoria Kincaid.
• Volant – Dominic Gargiulo, Lori Gorgas, and Megan Patterson.