St. Paul scholars

The St. Paul School Foundation has awarded its 2019 annual scholarship to seven Salem High School graduates. Recipients shared $8,400 in financial assistance for their first year of college education. The first-place winners are Jackson Corbisello, who will study at Ohio State, and Joselyn Miller, who will enroll in Mount Union. Runners-up and the schools they will attend are MacKenzie Jeric, LaRoche University; Megan Malysa, Kent State; Zachary Tungate, Ohio State; Luke Weingart, Mount Union; and John Paul Yuhanick, Youngstown State. High school seniors who graduated from St. Paul School in Salem, Ohio, are eligible for the scholarship. Awards are based on grade point average, parish youth ministry involvement, two letters of recommendation, and an essay that describes educational and career plans and the impact of a St. Paul School Catholic education on an applicant’s academic achievement. Since establishing the scholarship in 1995, the foundation has awarded $100,450 to 126 St. Paul School graduates. The St. Paul School Foundation, established in 1990, is dedicated to preserving and enhancing Catholic education by supporting the academic programs, students, staff, and facilities of St. Paul School. To date the foundation has contributed over $1.3 million to the school.

Elizabeth Davis

SALINEVILLE — Elizabeth Marie Davis, Ph.D., received her doctor of philosophy in education (administration – higher education) from Kent State University on May 10.

Davis is the daughter of Paul V. Davis and Mary Ann Szalkowski.

She was the 2004 class valedictorian for Southern Local before graduating from Ohio Wesleyan University with a bachelor of arts in education with a minor in Spanish. She later received her master’s of education degree from Kent State University.

Davis is the director of international and off campus programs at McDaniel College in Westminister, Md.

Angel Primm

ALLIANCE — Angel Primm of Alliance was among the students who received a doctor of osteopathic medicine (D.O.) degree from Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine at the college’s May 11 commencement exercises.

In 2014 Primm earned a bachelor’s degree in biology from Kent State University, after being home-schooled in Alliance. After graduation, Dr. Primm will begin a residency in family medicine at OhioHealth Dublin Methodist Hospital in Dublin.

The 2019 graduating class was the 40th to graduate from the Heritage College, which was created by the Ohio Legislature in 1975, and is the only institution in the state accredited to educate osteopathic physicians.

Debbie Riggs

EAST LIVERPOOL — Kent State University President Beverly J. Warren presented the 2019 President’s Award of Distinction to Debbie Riggs of the East Liverpool Campus.

The award recognizes a staff member who demonstrates outstanding achievements, service, leadership and dedication to Kent State in advancing the university’s strategic priorities and core values.

Riggs is the administrative assistant to the assistant dean and to the Physical Therapist Assistant program. She began her career at Kent State in 1996 and holds a degree in information technology from the university.

She and her husband, Terry, live in East Liverpool and have two grown sons.

Grove City grads

GROVE CITY, Pa. — The following local residents were among the 511 students who received degrees during the commencement exercises at Grove City College: Joel Sirota of East Palestine and Tobin Goss of New Waterford.

YSU recognition

YOUNGSTOWN — The YSU Honors College has recognized more than two-dozen student leaders who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of leadership and engagement or volunteerism:

Lindsey Chludzinski, Biology PT Track major from Lisbon – Excellence in Leadership and Engagement award

Mellicent Costarella, English major from Hammondsville – Excellence in Leadership and Engagement award

Benjamin Dalrymple, Psychology major from Wellsville – Excellence in Leadership and Engagement award

Marta Hergenrother, Psychology major from Salem – Excellence in Leadership and Engagement award

Slippery Rock list

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. — Slippery Rock University has announced its dean’s list:

Lydia Baird of Salem Mekensy Gardner of Leetonia, Megan Hutchman of East Liverpool, Grace Shockey of Salem and Courtney Waters of Leetonia.

Grove City list

GROVE CITY, Pa. — The following students were named to the dean’s list with distinction for the spring 2019 semester at Grove City College:

Tobin Goss, an accounting major, a 2015 graduate of Crestview High School and the son of Brian and Brenda Goss from New Waterford.

Brooks Thomas, a marketing major, a 2016 graduate of South Range High School and the son of Todd and Sharon Thomas of North Lima.