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Published: Sat, April 23, 2005 @ 12:00 a.m.



YOUNGSTOWN STATE UNIVERSITY

Sigma Alpha Lambda announced that Kathleen Ann Barreca of Girard has recently become a member of the group, which is a national leadership and honors organization dedicated to promoting and rewarding academic achievement and providing members with opportunities for community service, personal development, and lifelong professional fulfillment. Kathleen is the daughter of Leo and Angie Barreca.

Jennifer Davidson, a senior mechanical engineering major, is among only 40 students in the country named this year as a winner of a Phi Kappa Phi Award of Excellence.

The National Honor Society for College Students awarded Davidson, a 2001 Poland Seminary High School graduate, a $2,000 scholarship. She was inducted into YSU Chapter 143 of Phi Kappa Phi as a junior last year.

Davidson will graduate in May with a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering. She plans to attend graduate school at The Ohio State University with the goal of earning a doctorate degree in biomedical engineering. She is the daughter of Rich and Kathy Davidson.

MUSKINGUM COLLEGE, New Concord,

Suzanne Stoddart, daughter of Don and Nancy Stoddart of East Palestine, received the Charles "Mose" Morehead Award at the 74th annual Muskingum College Scholarship Recognition Day.

The award is given by the modern language department to outstanding freshman or sophomore French students in memory of the former Muskingum professor.

She also received a first-year award at the 74th annual Scholarship Recognition Day. The awards are limited to the highest 5 percent of each class.

Brian P. Thompson, son of William and Mary Thompson of Youngstown, also received a first-year award at the 74th annual Scholarship Recognition Day.

MARIETTA COLLEGE, Marietta

East Palestine High School graduates Samantha M. McKay and Brian A. Hanolt, both juniors, were awarded the Kingsbury Prizes at the college's recent Spring Honors Convocation.

Two Kingsbury Prizes are awarded annually to the two students of the junior class with the highest scholastic standing. The prizes are applied on tuition for the senior year. Hanolt, who is the son of Debra and Ronald Hanolt of East Palestine, majors in computer science.

McKay, who is working toward a major in psychology, was also awarded the Michael S. Dorfman Memorial Prize in psychology. The award is made annually to the member of the junior class majoring in psychology who, in the judgment of the faculty of that department, is considered most promising as determined by scholarship, ethical standards and dedication. McKay also received the Jack E. Prince Scholarship, which is awarded to students majoring in the social sciences who by their junior year have been active in student government and/or other services to the college community. She is the daughter of Karen and Tom Bingham of East Palestine, and Randy McKay of Lisbon.

McKay has been named president of the Marietta College Union Board for the 2005-06 academic year. CUB is Marietta College's social programming organization.

WESTMINSTER COLLEGE,New Wilmington, Pa.

Aaron Bruck, a junior chemistry major, has had his summer research project published in a recent issue of the & quot;Journal of Organic and Biomolecular Chemistry. & quot;

Bruck was listed as one of the authors of & quot;Triflic acid-catalyzed adamantylation of aromatics in ionic liquid; synthetic scope and mechanistic insight. & quot; The other authors were Kenneth K. Laali (Kent State), Viorel D. Sarca (Tulane), Takao Okazaki (Kyoto University, Japan) and Paul Der (Kent State). Bruck was a partner in this research conducted during his summer internship at Kent State University.

Bruck is a son of David and Eva Bruck of Grove City, Pa., and a graduate of Grove City Area High School.




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