Eleven students at Mercyhurst North East received academic honors Saturday, May 20, at commencement exercises at Liguoir Hall.
The recipients were:
Monte A. McKuhn, Corry, received the Robert S. Miller Award, the highest award presented by Mercyhurst North East to an adult student. It is given in recognition of the dedication, perseverance and sacrifice necessary to achieve outstanding academic performance while managing responsibilities of family, work and the community. The recipient exemplifies to traditional-aged students that learning is a lifelong process. This award is named for Robert S. Miller, friend and supporter of Mercyhurst North East.
Sister Catherine McAuley Award was presented to Charlene J. Galloway, Erie. The Sister Catherine McAuley Award is the highest academic honor given by Mercyhurst North East. It is presented in recognition of superior academic work. This honor bears the name of the founder of the Sisters of Mercy.
Elizabeth Susan Wright, Erie, received the Redemptorist Fathers Award. This award is given to the graduate who has given unselfishly of his/her time, energy, talent and loyalty to Mercyhurst North East. The recipient of this award has also shown a high degree of leadership skills.
Deborah Lynn Marshall, North East, received the prestigious Medal of Honor. This is the highest award presented by Mercyhurst North East to the graduating student who has had the most positive impact on the life of the college community. The recipient of this award has exhibited outstanding scholarship achievement, personal integrity and leadership skills.
Awards to leaders in specific majors included: Business Administration, Jaime Lynn Ohrn, Union City; Computer Systems Support, Jeremy S. Bills, Erie; Criminal Justice, Julie Catherine Stark, Erie; Early Childhood Education, Jennifer Middleton, Ripley, N.Y.; HRIM-Culinary Arts, Sarah Shidemantle, Erie; Nursing, Michelle L. Perry, Erie; Physical Therapist Assistant, Janet A. Lacny, Erie.