Penn State Shenango graduates recognized at in-person commencement

Donovan Verges speaking at podium at commencement

Donovan Verges

Credit: Evan Gruver

SHARON, Pa. — For the first time in more than a year, Penn State Shenango celebrated graduates in person, at the campus’ May 8 commencement ceremony.

Loved ones and a limited number of campus employees cheered for graduates as their names were called and degrees were conferred.

Remarks were shared by Campus Director Jo Anne Carrick, Faculty Marshal Angela Pettit, student speaker Donovan Verges, Registrar Matthew Goral, and Penn State Shenango Alumni Society President Carl Sizer III.

Two graduates moving tassel to the left

Two graduates moving their tassels to the left during commencement at Penn State Shenango.

Credit: Brooke Doerfler

Additional photos from the day can be found on the Penn State Shenango Flickr

“I like to say the Shenango campus is a small campus with a big heart,” said Verges in his remarks. “There are some beautiful, kind, selfless individuals here … It made me passionate about being here and everything that I participated in.”

Penn State Shenango granted baccalaureate degrees in administration of justice; business; human development and family studies; letters, arts and sciences; nursing, RN to B.S.N.; and project and supply chain management.

Associate degrees were awarded in human development and family studies; occupational therapy assistant; and physical therapist assistant.

Degrees conferred

Associate of science in human development and family studies: Nastasja Faison, Youngstown, Ohio.

Associate of science in occupational therapy assistant: Hannah Repas, Hermitage.

Associate of science in physical therapist assistant: Chelsey Black, Hubbard, Ohio; Brooke Dawson, Farmdale, Ohio; Marisa Hanna, Boardman, Ohio; Noah James, Austintown, Ohio; Laynie Kratko, Sharpsville; McKenzie Miles, Warren, Ohio; Kayleigh Miller, Brookfield, Ohio; Joseph Tuchek, Canfield, Ohio; and Stephen Zeh Jr., Wampum.

Bachelor of science in administration of justice: Kade Collier, Hermitage.

Bachelor of science in business: Derek Moore, Mercer.

Bachelor of science in human development and family studies: Genevieve Fonce, Warren, Ohio; Brittany Mattson, Grove City; Hannah Phillips, Sharpsville; and Jessica Queener, Youngstown, Ohio.

Bachelor of art in letters, arts and science: Johnathan Brown, New Castle; Erika Detwiler, West Middlesex; Faith Stevenson, Hermitage; and Donovan Verges, Sharon.

Bachelor of science in nursing, RN to B.S.N.: Melanie Barile, Georgetown; Annalise Bassetti, Hubbard, Ohio; Kevin Huff, Sharpsville; Heather Ischo, Hermitage; Chelsea Litman (magna cum laude), Hermitage; Amanda Lutz, Edinburg; Jenna Michaels, Monaca; and Emily Reda, Mercer.

Bachelor of science in project and supply chain management: Kathleen Golis (summa cum laude), Erie.