Education

YSU Commencement Looks to Grads’ Future – and the City’s

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Traditionally, college graduation ceremonies are a reflection on students’ experiences there. And while there was plenty of looking back on college careers, commencement speakers at Youngstown State University looked toward the future and what it holds for students, the university, the city and the world. “You are accepting the role of a […]

Watsons Donate $1M for Student Success Center

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – For 70 years, Frank and Norma Watson have enjoyed a deep association with Youngstown State University, either as students or benefactors. That legacy of support was celebrated this morning as a large crowd of friends joined the Watsons and their family at YSU’s Melnick Hall to recognize the couple for yet another […]

MCCTC Students Soar at Aviation Maintenance Contest

CANFIELD, Ohio – Two students in the Mahoning County Career and Technical Center’s aviation maintenance program took second and third place at the SkillsUSA state competition April 23. At Columbus Community College’s aviation hangar, Austintown senior Damian Devito and South Range junior Rawson Hurst were awarded the silver and bronze medals. For the contest, the […]

Retired Windham Teacher Establishes YSU Scholarship

WINDHAM, Ohio – Following his graduation from Youngstown State University in 1973, Robert Kimes taught 15 years at Windham High School before retiring. And now, he’s giving something back – a lot back, really — to the two schools to which he dedicated his life. Kimes, a modest man, established an endowed scholarship at the […]

Mission College Celebrates 2 YSU Success Stories

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Mission College, the program Sister Jerome Corcoran founded four years ago to help college students from working poor families complete their degrees, is about to have two success stories to its credit. Youngstown State University seniors and Mission College clients Tekia Huggins, a communications major, and Ashley Snipes, majoring in biology, will […]

‘Amazing Experience’ for YSU Graduate from Suriname

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – When Nishani Cicilson left her home country of Suriname eight years ago with a swimming scholarship to Youngstown State University, she never guessed it would be her steppingstone to a doctorate degree. Cicilson, who earned a bachelor’s degree in exercise science in 2013, graduates this Saturday with a doctorate in physical therapy. […]

Sharpsville Man to Receive YSU’s First Ph.D.

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Kyle Myers will make history Saturday as the first student to earn a Ph.D. at Youngstown State University. Myers, who will receive his Ph.D. in material science and engineering, will participate in the university’s 9:30 a.m. spring commencement at Beeghly Center. An afternoon ceremony is set for 2:30 p.m. YSU’s Ph.D. program […]

BBB Sets May 5 as Scholarship Deadline

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The deadline to apply for the Better Business Bureau’s Ethics and Integrity Scholarship is May 5. Five recipients of the $1,000 scholarships will be chosen. Applicants must be high school seniors and the child or grandchild of owners and employees of BBB-accredited businesses. They must live in Columbiana, Mahoning or Trumbull counties […]

Westminster College Installs DNA Analysis Machine

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. – With funding from The Pittsburgh Conference Memorial National College Grant, Westminster College recently installed a micro-volume spectrophotometer, allowing students to analyze the amount of DNA, RNA and other proteins for research projects. The $10,000 grant from the Society for Analytical Chemists of Pittsburgh paid for the machine, delivered two weeks ago. […]

Grove City College Marks Century of Spring Pageantry

GROVE CITY, Pa. – Students, parents, families and the Grove City College community will gather Friday through Sunday to mark Family Weekend and the 100th anniversary of the college’s annual Spring Pageant. Family Weekend celebrates the cumulative achievements of students throughout the academic year and honors the parents and families who support and encourage students […]

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