Penn State Shenango celebrates commencement, nursing ceremonies

Rachel Maynard in cap and gown next to small Nittany Lion Shrine.

Penn State Shenango's class of 2022 celebrated commencement with remarks by graduating physical therapist assistant student Rachel Maynard (pictured), Ty Cole of JCL Energy, and Penn State Shenango Alumni Society President Darren Steele. More photos of Shenango's graduates are available on Flickr

Credit: Brooke Doerfler

SHARON, Pa. — Penn State Shenango celebrated the class of 2022 at a commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 7. The 44 graduates were honored with addresses by Ty Cole of JCL Energy, graduating student Rachel Maynard, and Penn State Shenango Alumni Society President Darren Steele. Prior to the celebration, a private nursing pinning ceremony was hosted by faculty to welcome graduates to the profession.

Headshots were taken of graduates in April. See the photo gallery on Penn State Shenango’s Flickr.

Degrees conferred

Bachelor’s degrees

Administration Of Justice and Criminal Justice

  • DeVonte Carter, Hermitage
  • Michael P. Jacob, Jackson Center
  • Brian J. Kope, Sandy Lake
  • Victoria R. Popovitch, Sharon
  • Noah Temple, Sandy Lake
  • Ryan Veinotte, New Castle



  • Cleary Dunn, Sharon
  • Elijah Meszaros, Sharon
  • Devin Mitchell***, Sharpsville
  • Olivia M. Mitcheltree*, West Middlesex
  • Gannon M. Murray, Hermitage
  • Ian G. Titus*, Sharpsville


Corporate Communication

  • Jacob Rickert****, Greenville
  • Ryan M. Thiel, Sharon


Health Policy and Administration

  • Jenny Lam, Hermitage


Human Development and Family Studies

  • Jessica N. Carroll, Hermitage
  • Dariann Erdman, West Middlesex
  • Alexandra Knight, Sharon
  • Morgan Saxion, Greenville


Letters, Arts and Sciences

  • Savannah D. Gill, New Castle
  • James B. Roe****, Kinsman, Ohio


Nursing, R.N. to B.S.N.

  • Ivy Blanchard, Jamestown
  • Jasmine Day**, Sharpsville
  • Monica Downes, Youngstown, Ohio
  • Magdalena Hochstetler, Sharon
  • Dannielle Pugh, Hermitage
  • Allissa M. Rimer, Greenville
  • Maggie R. Robertson, Sharpsville
  • Charles C. Robinson, Linesville
  • Hope L. Williams, Fredonia
  • Andrea M. Yesko, Hubbard, Ohio
  • Kathleen E. Young, New Castle

Nursing Pinning Ceremony

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

Project and Supply Chain Management

  • Madelyn P. Bacchetti, West Middlesex


Labor and Employee Relations

  • Taraceita Teets, Hubbard, Ohio


Associate degrees

Human Development and Family Studies

  • Marsha T. Fields, Farrell


Occupational Therapy Assistant

  • Nicole Kowalski, Youngstown, Ohio


Physical Therapist Assistant

  • Kylynn P. Boley, Franklin
  • Brooke Brown, Niles, Ohio
  • Randall J. DeVengencie, Warren, Ohio
  • Ethan C. French, Bessemer
  • Savannah M. Lach, Campbell, Ohio
  • Rachel M. Maynard, Youngstown, Ohio
  • Jeanna M. Morgan, Youngstown, Ohio


Honors distinctions

* Cum Laude

** Magna Cum Laude

*** Summa Cum Laude

**** Military Honors