Penn State Shenango celebrates spring 2024 commencement ceremony

Graduation was held on Saturday, May 4, in the Shenango Auditorium
Faculty members adds pin to graduates lapel

Assistant Teaching Professor of Nursing Amy Nagy adds the Ross and Carol Nese College of Nursing's official pin to the lapel of graduate Christa Sellards during the spring 2024 commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 4, 2024.

Credit: Penn State

SHARON, Pa. — Penn State Shenango celebrated the class of 2024 at a commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 4, in the Auditorium. The graduates and guests heard from Sherry Greenburg, former director of the Sharon Regional School of Nursing and Penn State Shenango adjunct faculty member, who gave the keynote address, as well as graduating student Gianna Effinite, and Penn State Shenango Alumni Society Board Member Rev. Kelvin L. Jordan. 

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Degrees conferred 

Bachelor’s degrees 


  • Alex J. Davis, Hermitage 

 Corporate Communication 

  • Vincent J. Bayus, Masury, Ohio 
  • Gianna M. Effinite, West Middlesex 
  • Brooke L. Lees, Jamestown 

Criminal Justice 

  • Nicholas W. Calloway, Jamestown 
  • Kenneth A. Ham✭, Farrell 
  • Michael M. Horstman**, Greenville 
  • Kaleb J. Kowacich***, Sharpsville 

Health Policy and Administration 

  • Bailey L. Lopuchovsky, Hubbard, Ohio   

Nursing, R.N. to B.S.N. 

  • Nicholas E. Chagnon, Sewickley 
  • Christa M. Sellards✭, Greenville 

Nursing Pinning Ceremony 

Nursing faculty at Penn State Shenango welcomed the program’s newest nursing graduates into the profession during a pinning ceremony held as part of commencement. These graduating students were presented with the Penn State Ross and Carol Nese College of Nursing's official pin. 

Associate degrees 


  • George S. Mehler, Sharpsville 

Honors distinctions 

** Magna Cum Laude 

*** Summa Cum Laude 

✭ Military Honors