Ashland grads

ASHLAND — The following students graduated from Ashland University following the spring semester:

Jared Leonard of Homeworth, Bachelor of Science. Leonard is majoring in Geoscience Technology and Management. Leonard is a 2015 graduate of Marlington High School.

Trevor Reese of Lisbon, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. Reese is majoring in Finance. Reese is a 2016 graduate of David Anderson High School. Reese is graduating with Summa Cum Laude honors.

Paige Yoho of Alliance, Bachelor of Science in Nursing. Yoho is majoring in Nursing. Yoho is a 2015 graduate of Marlington High School.

Ronald Sines of Salem, Master of Education. Sines is majoring in Educational Administration.

Janelle Spelich of Alliance, Master of Education. Spelich is majoring in Curriculum & Instruction: Intervention Specialist Mild/Moderate.

Joseph Costa of Wooster, Master of Business Administration. Costa is majoring in Executive Management.

West Liberty grads

WEST LIBERTY, W.Va. — The following received degrees from West Liberty University at its spring commencement

Master’s degree: New Cumberland, Zachary T. Brown.

Undergraduate degrees: Chester, Denise Annette Allison, Zachary Rhodes; New Cumberland, Shane Allen Cutone, Emmy Michaela Delekta, Emilee Jane Phillips; Newell, Marissa Leigh Davis, Vincent A. Haddox III; Bergholz, Nolan James Marcus; East Liverpool, Joshua Allen Cornell, William Cody Waggoner.

Alisha Dean

YOUNGSTOWN — Youngstown State student Alisha Dean completed the requirements for the Emerging Leaders Program. The program is designed to strengthen student leadership, knowledge and skills. Students who complete the program receive a special leadership designation on their transcripts.

Dean, STEM First Year Engineering major from Columbiana, was recognized at the annual Student Awards Banquet at YSU.

Tess Emerson

YOUNGSTOWN — Tess Emerson, Undeclared CLASS major from Leetonia, received the Student Government Association Spirit Award from Youngstown State University. The award is presented by the YSU Student Government Association: For Outstanding Enthusiasm for the Work of the Student Government Association.


Area students graduating this spring from any county high school may each qualify for a $500 scholarship simply by applying for admission to the Salem and East Liverpool campuses. A student must have a minimum 2.0 GPA and complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Interested students can apply at www.kent. edu/columbiana/apply-now. For more information, call 1-877-KENT-EDU or visit www.kent. edu/columbiana. Kent State Columbiana County offers 28 degree options, including bachelor’s and associate degrees.