Secondary education briefs

Blough named to president's and dean's list at Sherman College

SPARTANSBURG, S.C. Alexandria Blough of New Bethlehem has been named to Sherman College of Chiropractic's president's list for the summer 2020 academic quarter.

She has also been named to Sherman College of Chiropractic's dean's list for grades earned during the fall 2020 academic quarter.

Wynkoop earns dean's award with distinction at Colgate University

HAMILTON, N.Y. Morgan Wynkoop, a member of the Colgate University Class of 2021, has earned the spring 2020 dean's award with distinction.

Wynkoop is a Spanish major from Sigel and is a graduate of Brookville Area High School.

Students who receive a term grade point average of 3.6 or higher while completing at least three courses during the spring 2020 semester earn the dean's award with distinction.

Grant earns bachelor's degree at Indiana University of Pennsylvania

INDIANA Megan Grant of Brookville, a speech-language pathology major at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, has completed studies at IUP for her bachelor's degree with a perfect 4.0 grade point average.

Graduates were honored at six college-based virtual ceremonies on Dec. 12.

Grant is a 2017 graduate of Brookville Area High School. She is the daughter of Dan Grant. A member of the Cook Honors College, she is a provost scholar recipient, and a recipient of the Quota Speech and Hearing scholarship and the Highmark Health scholarship.

She is a member of the National Student Speech-Language Hearing Association, a member of the Appalachian Teaching Project and a participant of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education Honors in Action Conference.

A total of 644 graduates completing studies in December and January will be honored virtually in commencement ceremonies; 194 of the undergraduates qualify for Latin Honors (3.25 or above cumulative grade point average) and 20 of the graduates achieved a perfect 4.0 grade point average.

To view the program and video ceremonies by specific colleges, visit

Area students contribute to Clarion University Law Journal

CLARION Stephen Hartley of Clarion and Tiara Schreckengost of New Bethlehem participated in a class project that contributed to the Clarion University Law Journal.

They each chose a most relevant topic to research. Hartley chose Sobriety Checkpoints and Schreckengost picked Our Kids Deserve Blue Skies.

Clarion University of Pennsylvania's College of Business Administration and Information Sciences has published the second edition of Clarion University Law Journal. The 56-page journal is the culmination of a class project for Advanced Legal Writing and Research.

Dr. C. Frank Shepard, associate professor of finance and instructor of the class, said law journals contain advanced legal research on topics of interest to legal professionals and anyone interested in the current state of our legal system.

"Students selected their own topics based on what they considered to be the most relevant legal topics of the day," Shepard said.

"By the time they entered the class, they had a thorough knowledge of the use of online law libraries such as Westlaw and Lexis-Nexis," said Shepard.

Clarion students have access to the Legal Collection, which contains all law reviews published in the United States.

"Each topic was exhaustively researched by the students. The legal conclusions of each paper were debated in sessions that frequently lasted at least a class period for each topic," Shepard said.

"I viewed it as my job as instructor to research each issue so that I could take the opposite conclusion of the author and make counter-arguments," said Shepard.

Prior to taking the class, students had worked as interns in the legal community, many volunteering to work additional hours at Legal Aid and with other organizations. They had completed several law classes and knew how to do legal research, write briefs and draft pleadings.

"The Clarion University Law Journal shows the extreme talent, legal knowledge and skills of our students. The Advanced Legal Writing and Research class is required of our BSBA in paralegal students and our Integrative Studies: Paralegal students," he said.

"In preparing the journal, the students engaged in detailed legal analysis and applied that analysis to the tough societal issues of our time. This type of in-depth analysis and application will serve them well in their legal careers," said Shepard.

The publication of the law journal was funded by the Barbara Morgan Harvey Center for the Study of Oil Heritage, located at Clarion University - Venango campus.

The journal is available electronically at

Area students receive honors college pin from Youngstown State University

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio Local students are among the nearly 400 Youngstown State University honors students who have received their honors college pin. The award signifies that students have earned at least half of the honors credits needed prior to graduation.

Local pin recipients include:

4Coleman Buchanan of Rimersburg majoring in manufacturing engineering; and

4Samantha Runyan of Rimersburg majoring in psychology

Honors students complete honors courses, community service, and engagement activities as members of the college.

More than 1,200 students are part of YSU's Honors College. Collectively, the students amass approximately 60,000 hours of volunteer service annually through a variety of projects which impact the campus and community.

To learn more about the Honors College visit

Brown recognized as Provost Scholar at Indiana University of Pennsylvania

INDIANA Dalton R. Brown of Lucinda and a student from Clarion County has been recognized as a Provost Scholar at Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

Provost Scholar status is achieved when students complete a minimum of 45 semester hours at IUP and have a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or higher. Provost Scholar recognition is given only once during a student's time of study at IUP.

A complete listing of Provost Scholars is available on IUP's website at