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Belmont College

Belmont College announced that 21 students recently were inducted into Beta Theta Mu, Belmont’s chapter of Phi Theta Kappa. Induction into PTK, one of the most prestigious international honor societies in the country, recognizes academic achievement of students at two-year colleges.

Local students inducted include: Abigail Froehlich and Samantha Finnicum, both of Adena; Wendy McHugh of Brilliant; Jacob Mitchell of Dillonvale; Kalen Costello of Rayland; and Samantha Giska of Richmond.

Fairmont State University

Kaylee Johnson, a Brooke High School graduate, was awarded an Anthony J. and Josephine Pitrolo Endowed Scholarship during the Fairmont State University School of Business 2019 Scholarship and Award Presentation. She is an accounting business administration with a concentration in finance major, and the daughter of April Boyd and Joe Johnson of Wellsburg.

Timothy Oxley, interim dean of the School of Business at Fairmont State University, presented senior Samantha Tate with the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs Outstanding Student Leadership Award, the most prestigious business student award, during a recent scholarship and award program. Tate, a Weir High School graduate, is a business administration major with a concentration in marketing. She is the daughter of Scott Tate and Gwen Fuccy of Weirton.

Pittsburgh Technical College

Melissa Wertz, dean of humanities, sciences, business and online programs at Pittsburgh Technical College, awarded Sammi Wank of Burgettstown her 2019 Richard S. Caliguiri Renaissance Award for her leadership and outstanding academic achievement in criminal justice. Wank, a 1978 Hilltop Catholic High School graduate, earned an associate degree in criminal justice. Following graduation, Wank will work as a control and monitoring technician at Landmark Event Services in Pittsburgh.

West Liberty University

West Liberty University senior MacKenzie Jacobs of New Cumberland will represent students in five states in her new position with Alpha Chi National Honor Society.

Jacobs, a biology major, was selected for a two-year term during the election that took place at the 2019 national convention, held in April in Cleveland.

She now represents Region V, which includes Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio and West Virginia. Jacobs replaces another WLU student representative, Elliot Collins of Crooksville, who is earning his graduate degree in biology and is a WLU graduate assistant.


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