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Admissions Staff Visits High Schools

Westminster College admissions staff will be visiting local high schools the week of Oct. 20.

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Computer Science Professor Served as Judge for International Competition

Dr. John Bonomo

Dr. John Bonomo, Westminster College associate professor of computer science, was a judge at the world finals for the International Collegiate Programming Contest April 18-21 in Stockholm, Sweden.

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Music Professor Performed in Washington, D.C.

Dr. Anne Hagan Bentz at the Friday Morning Music Club

Dr. Anne Hagan Bentz, Westminster College associate professor of music, was the featured soloist with the Friday Morning Music Club Feb. 26 at Sumner Museum in Washington, D.C.

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Women's Vocal Groups to Perform in St. Cecilia Concert

The Westminster College Women's Chorus and Women's Chamber Ensemble will participate in the St. Cecilia concert Sunday, Nov. 14, at 7:30 p.m. at Mary, Mother of Hope Church in New Castle. The program is free and open to the public.

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Sodexo Dining Services to Open Newly Remodeled Facility

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Sodexo Dining Services at Westminster College will officially open its newly remodeled Galbreath dining facility with a ribbon cutting ceremony Monday, Aug. 29, at 4 p.m.

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Fraternity to Host Annual Relay for Life

The Alpha Nu chapter of national fraternity Alpha Sigma Phi will host the annual Westminster College Relay for Life Saturday, May 5, from 10 a.m.-10 p.m. at Burry Stadium.

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Westminster College Elementary Education Majors Organize Family Math Night

L to R Bottom: Matt Wagner L to R 2nd row: Sarah Carlson, Emma Kohley, Nichole Hardt, Leisel Martig, Katie Grandy, Alyssa Cauley, Shannon Grimm L to R 3rd row: Jessica Cromer, Amanda Hummer, Amanda Turi, Jordan Wetherbee, Chelsea Gaab, Kayla Oliver, Allyson Morici, Morgan McNeal, and Dr. Sararose Lynch L to R 4th row: Kristin Virostek, Caitlin Dobran, Maggie George, Leah Ritter, Amanda Cunningham, Nicole Hoblak, L to R 5th row: Hope Schrott, Alex Taylor, Ashley Mountain, Laura Gundlach, Julia Trombetta, and Caitie Fleckenstein

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - Westminster College junior and senior early childhood/special education majors helped conduct Family Math Night Nov. 1 at Wilmington Elementary School.

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Area Students Added to Westminster College Dean's List

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - Four students have been added to the Spring 2012 Dean's List at Westminster College.

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Named to President's Honor Roll for Community Service for Ninth Consecutive Year

The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) honored Westminster College, Pa., with a place on the 2014 President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for its support of volunteering, service-learning, and civic engagement.

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Two Locals Earn Westminster College Alumni Citations

Two local residences recently earned Westminster College Alumni Citation Awards.

James P. Epstein, a 1972 Westminster graduate from Hermitage, went on to graduate from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law in 1975.  Since then he has been the district attorney of Mercer County, and is the longest running district attorney in Pennsylvania history.   

He has been chosen "law enforcement officer of the year" by his colleagues and "boss of the year" by his office staff.  His leadership in community organizations include: The Mercer County Association for the Retarded, the Shenango Valley Community Library, the Prince of Peace Center, ERASE Anti-Substance Abuse Coalition, Sharpsville Borough Anti-Teen Drinking Initiative, Mercer County Anti-Discrimination Commission, Fraternal Orders of Police in Sharon, Hermitage, and Farrell, Sharpsville Service Club, Kedron F&AM 389, and the Executive Committee of the Mercer County Democratic Party.

Dr. John L. Mansell, a 1954 Westminster graduate from New Wilmington, continued his education at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, and is currently part of Family Medicine Associates of New Wilmington, Inc. 

Mansell has held leadership positions at the Jameson Hospital Medical Staff, the Lawrence County Medical Society, the Pennsylvania Affiliate of American Heart Association, the Mid-Western Chapter of Pennsylvania Affiliate of American Heart Association, the New Wilmington Borough Council, Jameson Hospital Department of Medicine, and the Jameson Hospital Credentials Committee. 

Mansell comes from a long line of Westminster graduates.  His father, Irving "Bud" Mansell and his father's brother, Thomas V. Mansell, both graduated in 1929; his mother, Lucille McConaghy Mansell graduated in 1928 and Lucille's sister Helen graduated in 1927.  Mansell's sister, Jane, also attended Westminster; his first wife, Erla Jane McCartney (who died in 1974) graduated in 1955; his second wife, Ruth Ann McCown graduated in 1964; and finally his second son, Mark, graduated in 1984.  Mansell has served as the Westminster College Health Services Physician since 1968.

For more information, contact Mary Cooley James '84, director of alumni at Westminster College, at (724) 946-7363 or e-mail


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