Pitt-Titusville Students Receive Academic Honors


The University of Pittsburgh at Titusville recognized 14 students during its annual Academic Honors Convocation last week, which was held online this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. At the virtual honors celebration, which was sponsored by the Academic Affairs Office, students were recognized for their academic success based on their major area of study at the university.

Dr. Richard Mulcahy, professor of history and political science, presented Megan Anderson, a liberal arts major from Utica, the award in the Arts and Letters, History and Philosophy area, and Karen Sornson, a psychology major from Titusville, with the Social Science Award.

Tanner Barstow, an accounting major from Conneautville, was awarded the Sophomore Business Award by Dr. David Fitz, campus dean.

Elizabeth Flickner, visiting instructor of nursing, presented the Nursing Awards to nursing majors Jazmyn Young and Alison Dibble, both from Titusville.

Zachery Carpenter, a computer technology major from Erie. was presented the Applied Science Award by Dr. Charles Choo, assistant professor of physics, mathematics and computer science.

Dr. Kristi Peters, visiting instructor of chemistry, presented Renee Stolz, an engineering major from Union City, with the Physical Science Award. She also presented the Life Science Awards to Renae Blakeslee, a pre-nursing major from Spartansburg, and Alexandria Miller, a pharmacy major from Cambridge Springs.

Gillian Schrenk of Erie and Mary Corsi of Meadville were recognized by Joyce Carbaugh, instructor of the physical therapist assistant program, with the Physical Therapist Assistant Awards.

Fitz presented the Part-time Student Awards to Shanon Hamilton, a nursing major from Meadville, and Mary Peterson, a nursing major from Kennerdell.

Jade Kelsey, a criminal justice major from Punxsutawney, was named the campus’s outstanding student for providing valuable insight in classroom discussions and participating in several campus activities, including the American Chemical Society and the Student Activities Board. Kelsey also is president of the campus’s Phi Theta Kappa national honor society and a resident assistant. She plans to pursue a career as a state trooper.