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Westminster Environmental Science students honored by Audubon Society

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Posted on Monday, June 6, 2022

Christopher Dombrowski, a rising senior environmental science major at Westminster College, received the Helen R. Ferguson Scholarship for excellence in environmental science at the annual Bartramian Audubon Society Awards Ceremony on Monday, May 9, at the Jennings Environmental Education Center in Slippery Rock, Pa.

During the award ceremony, last year’s Ferguson Scholarship award winner, Sammantha Parsons, a December 2021 graduate, was also recognized. Because of the pandemic, the Bartramian Audubon Society did not host its annual awards ceremony last year.

The scholarship is awarded annually to an environmental science major who has demonstrated excellence in the areas of environmental science and education.

“Dombrowski has achieved academic excellence in environmental science coursework, as well as being engaged in professional activities, with an internship last summer and this summer at McCutcheon Enterprise, Inc. Parsons also had an excellent academic profile and was active in environmental campus programming,” said Dr. Helen Boylan, director of Westminster’s Center for the Environment and professor of chemistry

Dombrowski is from Natrona Heights, Pa., where he attended Highlands Senior High School. He is the son Mary Jo Milberger and Len Dombrowski.  Parsons, the daughter of Amanda Hatch, is from Pittsburgh and is a graduate of Northgate High School.

For more information, please contact Boylan at 724-946-6293 or

Above photo: Christopher Dombrowski, center, with Dr. Helen Boylan and Jeffrey Hall, president of the Bartramian Audubon Society. Bottom photo: Sammantha Parsons  with her certificate from the Bartramian Audubon Society.