Alsharif earns master's of health admin degree
Amal Yahya Alsharif of Sagamore Hills was awarded a master's of health administration degree from The University of Scranton at the institution's graduate commencement ceremony May 27.
Kathleen Curry Santora, Esq. '80, president and chief executive officer of the National Association of College and University Attorneys, served as the principal speaker.
The university also introduced a new tradition inspired by a long-standing practice in the military used to signify unit membership and affiliation. Graduates were presented with Coins of Excellence by Scranton's Alumni Society. The coins are meant to encourage graduates to follow the Jesuit tradition to be "men and women for and with others" and "to go forth and set the world on fire" and solidify their affiliation with the university.
Locals earndegrees from John Carroll University
John Carroll University has awarded degrees to the following local students who graduated on May 21.
Alexandria Gardella, of Northfield, earned a degree in management.
From Sagamore Hills, Alec Groff earned a degree in marketing and Emily Wargo earned a degree in chemistry.
From Macedonia, Megan Koperna earned a degree in management, Mariam Makram earned a degree in biology, and Brandon Wolf earned a degree in teaching mathematics.
The following two Macedonia residents have been awarded degrees from Youngstown State University for the 2016-17 school year:
Walter Krawulski, a medical laboratory science major, earned a bachelor of science in applied science degree .
Drew Snyder, a physical therapy major, earned a doctor of physical therapy degree.
Degrees awardedat Universityof Findlay
Students earning doctoral, master's, bachelor's or associate degrees attended the University of Findlay commencement ceremonies on May 6. From Macedonia, Jenna Huff received a bachelor of science in intervention specialist education, and Dana Kowallek received a doctor of pharmacy degree. From Sagamore Hills, Sandra Weir received a doctor of physical therapy.
University ofMount Union awards degrees
The following area students were awarded degrees May 13 from the University of Mount Union: From Macedonia, Alex Wilson received a bachelor of science degree in nursing, and Nicholas Piotrowski received a bachelor of arts degree in sport business. From Sagamore Hills, Erica Hirsch received a bachelor of science degree in biology.
This year's commencement speaker, Rev. Dr. Kenneth W. Chalker, currently serving as the senior pastor at University Circle United Methodist Church, spoke on the pursuit of passion and avoiding falling victim to the status quo.
Eastern NewMexico University
Northfield Center resident Scott Klein earned a bachelor of science degree in physical education, concentrating on sports and recreation managment, from Eastern New Mexico University on May 13.
Macedonia resident Zipporah M. Mbugua has graduated from Western Connecticut University with a bachelor of science degree in nursing.