Penn State Shenango celebrates commencement, nursing ceremonies

Penn State graduate holds up diploma and smiles while outdoors

Penn State Shenango graduate Zarah Hershberger proudly shows off her diploma following the campus' commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 6.

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SHARON, Pa. — Penn State Shenango celebrated the class of 2023 at a commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 6, in the Auditorium. The graduates and guests heard from alumna Carolyn Weiss of The Pension Boards, who gave the keynote address, as well as graduating student Selina Beach and Penn State Shenango Alumni Society Vice President Mandy Stingis. Prior to the celebration, a private nursing pinning ceremony was hosted by faculty to welcome graduates to the profession. 

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Degrees conferred 

Bachelor’s degrees 


  • Ramell Askerneese, Sharon 
  • Zarah Hershberger, Greenville 
  • Sincere Lopez, Raleigh 
  • David Williams 

Criminal Justice

  • Logan Hurley, Mercer 
  • Dien Tran*, Hermitage 
  • Olivia Vogel, Brookfield, Ohio 

Health Policy and Administration

  • Alissa Owen, Jamestown 
  • Kaitlyn (Roseski) Bailey, Mercer 

Human Development and Family Studies

  • Selina Beach***, West Middlesex 
  • Jenna Daly, Hermitage 
  • Virginia Reagle , Greenville   

Multidisciplinary Studies

  • Georgianna Shepard, West Middlesex 
  • Jaslyn Williams, Brookfield, Ohio 


  • Dylan Karnes, West Middlesex 
  • Stacy Vasalani, 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 prior to commencement. These graduating students were presented with the Penn State Ross and Carol Nese College of Nursing's official pin. 

Associate degrees 

Physical Therapist Assistant

  • Morghan Burncheck, Carlton 
  • Bryleigh Gladysz, Greenville 
  • Kailey Isenberg, Espyville 
  • Aileen Lewis, Grove City 
  • Rachel Moroco, Transfer 
  • Jena Mosca, Hubbard, Ohio 
  • Leah O'Kresik, Hermitage 
  • Moriah Rudge, Hermitage 
  • Adria Stelluto, Austintown, Ohio 
  • Jamie Thompson, Pulaski 

Honors distinctions

* Cum Laude 

*** Summa Cum Laude