Students Earn Master's Degrees

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Eleven Westminster College students were awarded master of education degrees at Commencement exercises May 22.

The Graduate Program at Westminster College is designed for professionals who seek further professional development. The graduate faculty recognizes the unique needs and circumstances of adult learners and strives to create an environment in which students will succeed in their academic and professional growth through specialized course work, field experiences, and personalized interaction with experienced and dedicated faculty.

The master of education degree is offered in school counseling, reading specialist, educational administration, education, English, and history. Additionally, the Graduate Program offers courses of study that lead to certification and/or licensure as a school counselor, K-12 principal, superintendent, and reading specialist.

Contact Dr. Darwin Huey, director of the Graduate Program, at (724) 946-7186 (e-mail or visit for more information about the Graduate Program.

Students obtaining master's degrees are:

Chicora, PA
   Alicia Anderson
- reading specialist

Edinboro, PA
   Randy White
- administration

Ellwood City, PA
   Kylee Baldelli
- counselor education

Greenville, PA
   Nancy Castor
- administration

New Castle, PA
   Joanna Gay
- reading specialist
   Jeffrey Gonzales - principal K-12

New Wilmington, PA
   Kurt Latta
- administration

Sharpsville, PA
   Ronnie Cantrell
- education
   Jamie Zappia - counselor education

Stoneboro, PA
   Kenneth Schulz
- education

Struthers, OH
   Gregory Scott
- administration

About Westminster College...
Founded in 1852 and related to the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), Westminster College is a top tier liberal arts college and a national leader in graduation rate performance, according to U.S. News Guide to America's Best Colleges. Westminster ranked third among liberal arts colleges in social mobility, according to the Washington Monthly College Guide, and is one of the most affordable national liberal arts colleges in Pennsylvania. Westminster is also honored as one of "The Best 371 Colleges" and "Best in the Northeast" by The Princeton Review, and is named to the President's Honor Roll for excellence in service learning.

Nearly 1,600 undergraduate and graduate students benefit from individualized attention from dedicated faculty while choosing from 41 majors and nearly 100 organizations on the New Wilmington, Pa., campus. Visit to view "Advantage: Westminster" A Strategic Plan 2010-2020.