Students Earn Master's Degrees

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Thirteen Westminster College students were awarded master of education degrees at Commencement exercises May 19.

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 click here for more information about the Graduate Program.

Students obtaining master's degrees are:

Beaver Falls, PA
   Girish Thakar
- education

Ellwood City, PA
   Kristin Jeffers
- counselor education
   Linda Hooker - English

Grove City, PA
   Patrick Gallion
- counselor education

Mercer, PA
   Meredith Allen
- counselor education

New Castle, PA
   Samuel Bshero
- English

New Wilmington, PA
   Gary Canfora
- administration
   Valerie Lewis - counselor education
   Patrick Smith - education

Rimersburg, PA
   Jessica Falvo
- education

Sligo, PA
   Minnie Logue
- counselor education

South Park, PA
   Patrick Colligan
- education

Salem, OH
   Mitchell Phillis
- 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, 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 376 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 to view "Advantage: Westminster" A Strategic Plan 2010-2020.

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