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Campus notes: Local residents earn degrees, academic honors

| Thursday, July 26, 2012, 9:03 a.m.

Chad Succop has graduated summa cum laude from California University of Pennsylvania with a bachelor's degree in education.

He also achieved the status of Presidential Scholar by earning an overall cumulative quality-point average of 3.925.

A 2008 graduate of Thomas Jefferson High School, he is the son of Jim and Carole Succop of Jefferson Hills.

Van Horn

Lindsey Van Horn is one of the baking and pastry students at Indiana University of Pennsylvania's Academy of Culinary Arts in Punxsutawney who is completing studies at the academy with a professional externship.

Van Horn is an extern at Biltmore Estates, Asheville, N.C.

The daughter of Virginia and Jay Van Horn, she is a 2010 graduate of Brentwood High School.

At the academy, she received high honors, a perfect attendance and a Craftsmanship award.


Shawna Foyle has been named to the dean's list for the 2012 spring semester at Duquesne University.

A sophomore in the McAnulty College of Liberal Arts, she is the daughter of Shawn and Luanne Foyle of Baldwin Borough.

To make the dean's list, students must earn a grade-point average of at least 3.5.


Katelyn Woods received her doctorate in dental medicine from the University of Pittsburgh at a hooding ceremony held at Heinz Hall in May.

She was recently inducted into the Omicron Kappa Upsilon National Dental Honor Society.

Woods is a 2003 graduate of Thomas Jefferson High School and a 2007 graduate of Loyola College in Maryland.

She is the daughter of Chris and Vicki Woods of Pleasant Hills.

Woods is completing a residency program in Pediatric Dentistry at Children's Hospital in Pittsburgh.


Lauren Kirsch of the South Hills, graduated from Marietta College's physician assistant studies program this month.

The master's program is designed to help meet the need for qualified health-care providers, by choosing individuals who have the academic, clinical and interpersonal aptitudes necessary for education as physician assistants.

Students who wish to enter the program must have a bachelor's degree and earned a grade-point average of at least 3.0 in all prerequisites and their Graduate Record Examinations scores.


Claire Volk of Jefferson Hills has been named to the Cornell University College of Arts and Sciences dean's list for 2012 spring semester.


Jacquelyn Zumbo has been named to the dean's list at Duquesne University for the 2012 spring semester.

The daughter of Nick and Madeline Zumbo of Jefferson Hills, she is a freshman in the A.J. Palumbo School of Business Administration.

To make the dean's list, students must earn a grade-point average of at least 3.5.

St. Vincent honors

Several local residents have made the dean's list for the 2012 spring semester at St. Vincent College.

From Pittsburgh 15227: Daniel Cox, a senior management major; Elizabeth DeLyser, a senior English major; Michael Hustava, a senior communication major; Emily Ianachione, a senior elementary instruction major; and Maria Salvatori, a senior management major.

From Pittsburgh 15234: Damon Lippert, a senior marketing major.

From Pittsburgh 15236: Benjamin Cleary, a senior history major; and Anne Roslonski, a senior biology major.

To make the dean's list, a student must achieve a grade-point average of at least 3.5.

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