Students Earn Master's Degrees at Westminster College

Thursday, January 17, 2013

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - Six Westminster College students were awarded master of education degrees in December.

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, reading specialist, K-12 principal, and superintendent. 

Contact Elizabeth Hines, director of Adult and Graduate Studies, at (724) 946-7031 or visit for more information about the Graduate Program.

Students obtaining master's degrees are:

Grove City, PA
                Benjamin Barnes - education
                Erin Gaetano - counselor education

New Castle, PA
                Lacey Koprivnak - counselor education
                Stephanie Sumner - counselor education

Sharpsville, PA
                Lisa Oliver - counselor education

Slippery Rock, PA
                Emily Peffer - counselor education

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 Westminster is a top-tier liberal arts college and a national leader in graduation rate performance, according to U.S. News Best Colleges guide. 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 41 majors and nearly 100 organizations on the New Wilmington, Pa., campus. Visit to view "Advantage: Westminster" A Strategic Plan 2010-2020.