BRADFORD – More than 20 students from the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford were recognized for their academic achievements at the campus’ annual online honorary convocation.
Before the award ceremony, Dr. Mark Kelley, Assistant Professor of Sports Science, delivered the keynote address.
Dr. Emily Williams, vice president and dean of academic affairs, presented awards for academic excellence to students with the highest academic achievement in their classes: Freshman Jennifer Oh, biology student from Atlanta, Ga .; sophomore Christine Troll, an interdisciplinary arts major from Somerset; Junior Aidan Zink, a forensic major from Amherst, NY; and graduate Charles Mahon, an exercise scientist from Pine City, NY
Mahon was also one of five seniors to receive an Outstanding Achievement Award, given by each academic department to the senior with the best academic performance. He received the prize for biology and health sciences. Other winners were Cody Rupp, a senior psychology student from Franklin, behavioral and social sciences; Jessica Jordan, an interdisciplinary arts major from St. Marys, communication and the arts; Elizabeth Johnson, a triple major in Dover economics, history and international affairs, management and education; and Amanda Ott, a double major in energy science and technology and engineering from Ellwood City, physical and computer science.
Other awards went to Brett Pais, a senior accounting major from Bradford, PICPA Excellence in Accounting Award; Riley Anderson, December 2020 graduate in Accounting and Business Management from Cresson, IMA Outstanding Accounting Student Award; Isaac Rose, Senior Sports and Recreation Management Major from Harrisburg, David L. Blackmore Award for Excellence in Business; Nathan Morris, a senior student in computer information systems and technology from Bradford, Zippo Outstanding Student Award for computer information systems and technology; Justin Tanner, December 2020 Health and Physical Education Graduate from Smethport, Education Student Award; Mackenzie Hartle, Bradford Junior Nursing Major, ASN Student Nursing Award; Hailee Weader, Senior Nursing Major from McClure, BSN Student Nursing Award; Isaiah Holt, Junior Civil Engineering Major from Kane, Engineering Award; Buddy Miller, Bradford senior with a double major in applied math and chemistry, American Chemical Society Award; Bronson Rassmussen, a senior double major in broadcast communications and communications from Jamestown, NY, received the James D. Guelfi Award for broadcast communications; Rachel Raubenstrauch, Ridgway Senior Communications Major, James D. Guelfi Award for Communications; Kameo Chambers, a second interdisciplinary art major from Philadelphia, Robert C. Laing Prize for Creative Arts in Art; and Andrew Truman, Junior Biology Education 7-12, Bradford Major, Robert C. Laing, Award for Creative Arts in Theater.