Honors Program Graduates
The following is a list of recent Honors Program graduates, their academic majors, and their careers.
Emily Arcuri (2013); English, Creative Writing
Jr. PR Specialist at WebpageFX.
Ralph Beishline (2013); Mathematics
Will enter the workforce.
Kayla Binger (2012); Nursing, Concentration in Geriatrics
Will begin work as a Registered Nurse on the 5th floor at Penn State Hershey Medical Center caring for post-operative gastrointestinal trauma and organ transplant patients.
Brittany Bohach (2012); Audiology and Speech Pathology, Minor in Spanish
Plans to study for a Master’s Degree in Speech-Language Pathology at Bloomsburg University.
Sara Cheatwood (2012); Business Management, Minor in Criminal Justice and Legal Studies
Plans to earn a Certified Associates degree in Project Management.
Hopes to work in the project management field and transition into corporate event management.
Caitlyn Connolly (2013); Mid-Level Language Arts 4-8
Looking for a job to teach reading and writing.
Jarrid Dekovitch (2012); Marketing and Economics
Looking for a job, plans to travel in Europe, and intends to earn a graduate degree.
Meghan Duell (2012); Biology, Minor in Chemistry
Starting a PhD program in Animal Behavior at Arizona State University School of Life Sciences.
Brandon Dunbar (2012); Biology
Starting a program to obtain a Doctor of Optometry degree at Salus University.
Tricia Forgit (2013); Speech Pathology & Audiology
Will attend graduate school at the University of Virginia.
Dagaen Golomb (2013); Computer Science & Mathematics
Will attend graduate school.
Sarah Gorr (2013); Early Childhood PK-4
Looking for a job in an elementary school.
Evan Graf (2012); Mass Communications – Telecommunications
Working as an intern with a television company and looking for a permanent job.
Paul Gregorowicz (2013); Computer Science
Heather Hamilton (2013); ASL Interpreting/Deaf Education
Will complete a summer practicum requirement, then work with an agency or as an educational interpreter for a year before going to graduate school for ASL Linguistics.
Michael Homishak (2013); Secondary Education Biology
Looking for a teaching job in high school or middle. Will attend graduate school for Instructional Technology and Design.
Kieren Hooper (2013); Nursing
Will begin her nursing career at St. Joseph’s hospital in New York.
Hanna Jarsocrak (2013); Psychology
Ryan Johnston (2012); Finance and Legal Studies
Will work full time on a startup company that he co-founded.
Jamie Keister (2012); Nursing
Looking for a nursing job, hopefully in pediatrics, in the Washington, DC area.
Erik Kile (2013); Creative Writing and Art Studio
Melanie Koch (2013); Speech Pathology & Audiology
Will attend graduate school for Speech Pathology and become a speech therapist.
Megan Koontz (2012); Art History, Minor in English
Starting a program to obtain a dual Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science and History of Art, Design and Architecture at Pratt Institute. Will complete an internship at the Metropolitan of Art Library.
Karlee Lebo (2013); Early Childhood PK-4
Looking for a teaching position in an elementary school in the Central PA area.
Elizabeth Lee (2013); Nursing
Will complete a two-year ministry internship with Servant Partners in San Jose, CA.
Emily Levitin (2012); Finance
Starting a full time job at Vanguard.
Allison Longstreet (2013); Secondary Education French
Plans are undecided.
Amanda Machey (2012); Secondary Education Mathematics, Minor in Spanish
Looking for a teaching position in mathematics.
Vanessa Martin (2012); Audiology and Speech Pathology, Minor in Psychology
Starting a program to obtain a Master’s Degree in Speech-Language Pathology at the University of Houston.
Kelsey Matthews (2013); Chemistry; Pre-Med
Will attend Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine.
Morganne McCartney (2013); Secondary Education Spanish
Will move to the South to teach middle school or high school Spanish.
Conor McCauley (2012); Management
Top graduate from the College of Business. Plans after graduation unknown.
David Moyer (2013); 3+2 Engineering Science Program
A 3+2 student, David still has one more year at PSU until he completes his degrees.
He plans to work in the renewable energy industry and own a Rita’s Water Ice store.
Jamie O’Neill (2012); Nursing
Looking for a nursing position in the Philadelphia area.
Ryan Oravec (2013); Mathematics & Computer Science
Looking for a job as a computer programmer.
Kenneth Pallis (2013); Secondary Education Biology
Looking for a job abroad so he can travel.
Kelsey Paulsen (2013); Business Economics
Is now an Underwriter for Johnson & Johnson MGA Insurance.
Kiersten Pletscher (2013); Secondary Education Mathematics
Looking for a job in Eastern Pennsylvania, Maryland, or Virginia.
Emily Pudlinski (2012); Psychology
Will attend graduate school to obtain a PhD in Clinical Psychology in order to work with children who have experienced trauma. While attending graduate school, she will work as a personal care assistant tending to children with special needs.
Anne Reno (2013); English Creative Writing
Will complete an internship with the Office of Planning and Assessment at Bloomsburg University.
Olivia Rios (2013); Secondary Education English
Will attend graduate school at Bloomsburg University.
Zachary Rothweiler (2012); Computer Forensics and Computer Science
Will work as a software developer for LDiscovery in Fort Washington, PA.
Nicole Sensinger (2012); Secondary Education French
Looking for a job teaching middle or high school French.
Amber Shifflett (2013); Pre-Physician’s Assistant
Will attend graduate school for a Master’s Degree as a Physician’s Assistant.
John Shilpetski (2012); English
Hopes to start graduate school to obtain a PhD in English Literature, specializing in psychoanalysis and early British literature.
Mandi Siegfried (2012); Elementary and Special Education
Will attend graduate school.
Amanda Sissock (2013); Speech Pathology & Audiology
Will attend graduate school at the University of Pittsburgh for Speech Pathology.
Emilee Snyder (2012); Physics
Work as an Equipment Operator at Limerick Generating Station.
George Specht (2013); Political Science
Will attend graduate school for an MBA Degree and continue to manage a family-owned business.
Sarah Szczepanski (2012); Secondary Education German
Will begin work to obtain a Master’s Degree in German Studies and a Certificate in International Affairs at the University of Kentucky. Hopes to work in the University of Kentucky’s study abroad program.
Elaine Tierney (2013); Speech Pathology & Audiology
Will attend Northwestern University for a Master’s Degree in Speech Pathology.
Sarah Vandegriff (2013); Dual Major – Early Childhood and Special Education
Brittany Vaszlavik (2012); English and Anthropology
Will start graduate school to obtain a Master’s Degree in counseling and student affairs and will work as a graduate hall director in Schuylkill Hall. Hopes to obtain a PhD and work for a university aiding in first year development.
Natalie Wagner (2013); Mass Communications
Danielle Walsh (2012); Audiology and Speech Pathology, and Spanish
Would like to obtain a Master’s Degree in Speech-Language Pathology at Southern Connecticut State University or the University of Connecticut.
Donald Adam White (2013); Accounting, Concentration in Fraud Examination
Meredith Woy (2013); Secondary Education Physics
Looking for a job teaching high school physics.
Katrina Wright (2013); Early Childhood PK-4
Looking for a job in her home school district.
Kathryn Young (2012); Audiology and Speech Pathology
Will attend graduate school at West Virginia University.
Katherine Zimmerman (2012); Elementary and Special Education
Looking for a teaching position in a classroom or detention center for students with emotional or behavioral issues.