Westminster College Students Earn Undergraduate and Master's Degrees

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - Five Westminster College students earned undergraduate degrees and 10 earned master of education degrees over the summer.

Westminster grants three undergraduate degrees -Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, and Bachelor of Music. Specialization is offered in 41 majors.

Contact Admissions at 800-942-8033 for more information about degrees and programs.

Students who earned undergraduate degrees are:

Freeport, PA:
Merrissa Malcolm, who majored in chemistry, is a daughter of Stuart and Susan Malcolm and a graduate of Freeport Area High School.

Monaca, PA:
Athena Ablog, who majored in elementary education, is a daughter of Federico and Deanna Ablog and a graduate of Monaca High School.

Pittsburgh, PA:
Tia Copetas, who majored in Spanish, is a daughter of Dino and Despina Copetas and a graduate of Chartiers Valley High School.

Washington, PA:
Robert Wehrle, who majored in chemistry, is a son of Robert J. and Tammie Wehrle and a graduate of Trinity High School.

Windermere, FL:
Nikita Madhyani, who majored in biology, is a daughter of Bharat and Sunita Madhyani and a graduate of Cypress Creek High School. 

The Graduate Program at Westminster College is designed for professionals who seek further professional development.  The Master of Education degree is offered in 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 Elizabeth Hines, director of adult and graduate studies, at (724) 946-7031 or email for more information about the Graduate Program.

Students who earned master's degrees are:

Bessemer, PA:
Gretchen Hopper - education

Ellwood City, PA:
Claire Fauzey - counselor education

Hermitage, PA:
Anne DiDesiderio - reading specialist

Linesville, PA:
Kathleen Hootman - counselor education

New Castle, PA:
Michelle Albertini - counselor education
Tasha Pascarella - reading specialist

New Wilmington, PA:
Michael Sandy - education

Saxonburg, PA:
Mary Tola - reading specialist

Titusville, PA:
Jeffrey Ledebur - counselor education

Southington, OH:
Vickie Browning-Prowitt - administration

About Westminster College...
Founded in 1852 and related to the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), Westminster College ranks first in the nation as "Best College for Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math," according to Forbes.com. Westminster, a top-tier liberal arts college, ranks third in graduation rate performance, according to U.S. News Best Colleges guide. Westminster ranked 6th 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 377 Colleges" 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 42 majors and nearly 100 organizations on the New Wilmington, Pa., campus. Visit www.westminster.edu/advantage to view "Advantage: Westminster" A Strategic Plan 2010-2020.