Tamara Scherer, a freshman psychology major at Westminster College, recently received the Oliver L. Johnson and William A. Lester Families Fund and the Eugene and Neil Petrucci Fund No. 2.
This $7,500 scholarship, funded by The Pittsburgh Foundation, was applied to her tuition for the 2005-2006 academic year.
"We are grateful to the Oliver L. Johnson and William A. Lester Families Fund and the Eugene and Neil Petrucci Fund No. 2 and The Pittsburgh Foundation for their support of bright, motivated students like Ms. Scherer, who represent the future of our region," said Gloria Cagigas, vice president for institutional advancement at Westminster.
In 2003, The Pittsburgh Foundation, the 15th largest community foundation in the nation, awarded more than $24 million in grants to charitable organizations. Established in 1945, The Pittsburgh Foundation is comprised of more than 960 funds established by organizations and individual donors. These funds range from $10,000 to more than $32 million, and have a combined market value of approximately $537 million.
Scherer is a daughter of Lisa Koller, Washington, and a graduate of Washington High School.
For more information about scholarship funding at Westminster College, contact Cagigas at (724) 946-7348 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fourteen Westminster College Modern Language and Intercultural Studies students begin week-long capstone presentations today in Thompson-Clark room 315.
The schedule is as follows:
THURSDAY, APRIL 20, 2 p.m.
Margie Muir is a daughter of Thomas and Nellilou Muir. Muir, a senior Spanish, theatre, and music major, will speak about "How the Gypsies Function as Spain in the Poetry of Federico Garcia Lorca." She is a graduate of Central Mountain High School.
THURSDAY, APRIL 20, 2:30 p.m.
New Brighton, PA
Jessica Holiday is a daughter of Robert and Wendy Holiday. Holiday, a senior Spanish major, will speak about "The Importance of Hispanic Consumer Culture in the United States." She is a graduate of New Brighton Area High School.
TUESDAY, APRIL 25, 2 p.m.
Jaycie Galbraith is a daughter of Roger and Lynn Galbraith. Galbraith, a senior Spanish and public relations major, will speak about "The Films of Pedro Almodovar: The Movida Madrilena in a Liberated Spain." She is a graduate of Shaler Area High School.
TUESDAY, APRIL 25, 2:30 p.m.
Rebecca Myers is a daughter of Leo and Alice Myers. Myers, a senior intercultural studies major, will speak about "Latinos and the United States: The Impact Each Has on the Other." She is a graduate of Woodland Hills High School.
TUESDAY, APRIL 25, 3 p.m.
New Brighton, PA
Brian Daniels is a son of Brian and Eunice Daniels. Daniels, a senior Spanish and international business major, will speak about "US Policy and the Latin American Left: Hugo Chavez, Savior of the Oppressed or Bane of the Free Market World?" He is a graduate of Freedom Area High School.
THURSDAY, APRIL 27, 2 p.m.
Jennifer Gross is a daughter of Bruce and Lois Gross. Gross, a senior French major, will speak about "The Three Musketeers: A Stolen Myth or History Made Famous." She is a graduate of Otto-Eldred High School.
THURSDAY, APRIL 27, 2:30 p.m.
West Middlesex, PA
Sarah Bolger is a daughter of Terrence and Dorita Bolger. Bolger, a senior French and international politics major, will speak about "Frenchness and the French Cinema." She is a graduate of West Middlesex Area High School.
THURSDAY, APRIL 27, 3 p.m.
Sarah Blasko is a daughter of James and Julianne Blasko. Blasko, a senior French and international business major, will speak about "What is Culture's Business in the Board Room?: France and the US." She is a graduate of Hubbard High School.
TUESDAY, MAY 2, 2 p.m.
Elsbeth Dressing is a daughter of Robert and Janet Dressing. Dressing, a senior soc-criminal justice and Spanish major, will speak about "The Death Penalty in Argentina and the US." She is a graduate of Thomas Jefferson High School.
TUESDAY, MAY 2, 2:30 p.m.
Amy Schroder is a daughter of Jeffrey and Charlene Schroder. Schroder, a senior elementary education and Spanish major, will speak about "Foreign Language Education in Elementary Schools: The US and Spain." She is a graduate of Penn-Trafford High School.
TUESDAY, MAY 2, 3 p.m.
New Castle, PA
Richard Humphrey is a son of Karen Ionta and Richard Humphrey. Humphrey, a senior business administration and Spanish major, will speak about "Authoritarian Government, Latin America, and the US." He is a graduate of Neshannock High School.
THURSDAY, MAY 4, 2 p.m.
Amy Sasfai is a daughter of Alma Sasfai. Sasfai, a senior broadcast communications and German major, will speak about "The Colorful World of Goethe: The Life and the Poetry." She is a graduate of Trinity High School.
THURSDAY, MAY 4, 2:30 p.m.
Jennifer Britton is a daughter of Richard and Shirley Britton. Britton, a senior German major, will speak about "Two Stories: German Perspectives on WWIIThe Other Side." She is a graduate of Clearfield Area High School.
THURSDAY, MAY 4, 3 p.m.
Bethel Park, PA
Kimberly Duschek is a daughter of Edward and Eleanor Duschek. Duschek, a senior German major, will speak about "Anti-Semitism in Germany." She is a graduate of Bethel Park High School.
Contact Dr. Carol Bove, professor of French at Westminster College, at (724) 946-7303 or e-mail email@example.com for more information.
Seniors Jessica R. Beblo and David J. Zaccari will present a percussion recital Sunday, Dec. 2, at 3 p.m. in Wallace Memorial Chapel.
Dr. Darwin Huey, chair and associate professor of education at Westminster College, will give his "Last Lecture" Tuesday, Nov. 14, at 4 p.m. in Walton-Mayne Union Lounge.
Classes are finished, finals are in and now is the time for the Westminster College Senior Week Celebration.
From Monday, May 12 through Saturday, May 17, the class of 2003 has the opportunity to join in a variety of fun events.
Westminster College students elected some of their peers to serve as student representatives to the various faculty committees and boards.
Twenty-eight Westminster College students were inducted into Kappa Delta Pi, an international education honor society, at the annual initiation ceremony April 29.
The Westminster College Drinko Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning awarded undergraduate research grants to 10 students to present their research at the Susquehanna University Undergraduate Literature and Creative Writing conference Feb. 17-18.
Westminster College theatre minors Kirstyn Gecina, a junior elementary education major, and Jennifer Schindler, a senior communication studies major, received undergraduate travel/presentation grants from Westminster's Drinko Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning.
More than 330 students earned diplomas during the 155th annual Westminster College commencement ceremonies Saturday.
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