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Westminster College Announces December Graduates

Friday, January 17, 2014

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - Twenty-four Westminster College undergraduate students met the requirements for graduation in December 2013:

Beaver, PA
               Danielle Champ, a history major, is a daughter of Daniel and Leslie Champ and a graduate of Beaver Area High School.

               Lauren Mick, an early childhood/special education major who graduated magna cum laude, is a daughter of Craig and Patricia Mick and a graduate of Beaver Area High School.

Darlington, PA
               John Nalesnik, a business administration major, is a son of John and Kimberly Nalesnik and a graduate of Blackhawk High School.

Eldred, PA
               Lauren Claypool, a business administration major, is a daughter of Terry and Sally Claypool and a graduate of Otto-Eldred High School.

Fredonia, PA
               Karissa Armour, an English major, is a daughter of Steven and Andrea Armour and a graduate of Lakeview High School.

Greenville, PA
               Kyrylice Jurczenko, a psychology major, is a daughter of Loretta Dunham and a graduate of Greenville High School.

Guys Mills, PA
               Jordan Wetherbee, an early childhood/special education major, is a daughter of Kevin and Patricia Wetherbee and a graduate of Maplewood High School.

Harrisburg, PA
               Lauren Pierce, an environmental science major, is a daughter of John Pierce and Laurie Pierce, Harrisburg, and a graduate of Central Dauphin East High School.

Hillsville, PA
               Kara Romano, a psychology major who graduated cum laude, is a daughter of Robert and Fran Romano and a graduate of Mohawk Area High School.

Mercer, PA
               Joseph Ligo, a broadcast communications major who graduated summa cum laude, is a son of Jess and Amy Ligo and a graduate of Mercer Area High School.

New Castle, PA
               Simonae Lyles, an accounting major in the Lifelong Learning program, is a graduate of New Castle High School.

               Brittany Natale, a biology major, is a daughter of Diane and Michael Natale and a graduate of New Castle High School.

New Kensington, PA
               Christine Arick, an international business major, is a daughter of Scott and Janice Arick and a graduate of Kiski Area High School.

New Wilmington, PA
               Jonathan Hartner, a senior business administration major, is a son of Eric and Kelly Hartner and a graduate of Wilmington Area High School.

               Kathryn Price, a business administration major, is a daughter of Paula Curzi and a graduate of Mercer Area High School.

North East, PA
               Rachel Sherman, a political science major who graduated magna cum laude, is a daughter of Brian and Shelley Sherman and a graduate of North East High School.

North Huntingdon, PA
               Jacquelyn Leach, a psychology major, is a daughter of Kimberly Rehe-Churchill and Russell Leach, Monongahela, and a graduate of Norwin High School.

Rochester, PA
               Cheryl Barnes, a psychology major, is a daughter of James and Pamela Barnes and a graduate of Rochester Area High School.

Sarver, PA
               Matthew Maxwell, a religion major, is a son of Robert Maxwell and Debra McVicker, Cortez, Colo., and a graduate of Freeport Area High School.

Washington, PA
               Emily Walther, a mathematics major who graduated magna cum laude, is a daughter of Jeff and Brenda Walther and a graduate of Trinity High School.

Falconer, NY
               Jordan Steele, a psychology major who graduated summa cum laude, is a daughter of John and Cynthia Steele and a graduate of Falconer Central High School.

Cortland, OH
               Robert Lupton, an accounting and business administration major, is a son of Robert and Andrea Lupton and a graduate of Howland High School.

Huron, OH
               Jessika Otto, a psychology major, is a daughter of Nanette Otto and a graduate of Edison High School.

Fraziers Bottom, WV
               Corbin Griest, a history major, is a son of Samuel and April Wilber-Griest and a graduate of John Stark Regional High School.

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 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 378 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 www.westminster.edu/advantage to view "Advantage: Westminster" A Strategic Plan 2010-2020.