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Young Alumni Honored for their Achievement

Six alumni visited campus recently to share their experiences with students and to accept the Young Alumni Achievement Award on Monday, November 4, 2013.

Young Alumni Award recipients 2013
(front, from left) Seth Mitchell M’11, Heidi Higbee ’05, and Brian Urban ’09
(back, from left) IUP AlumniAssociation President Sandy Koeppl Barsotti ’87, Matthew Whited ’03, TrishaRae Stahl ’98, and Melissa Leiden Welsh ’99

Sponsored by the IUP Ambassadors , students who provide volunteer support to the Alumni Relations Office, the award recognizes extraordinary career achievement for alumni of the last 15 years. Each recipient, listed below, visited multiple classes, attended a reception open to students, and, in some cases, spent additional time interacting with students.

Representing the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics: Dr. Matthew Whited '03, Psychologist, Assistant Professor, East Carolina University

Representing the College of Fine Arts: Ms. Trisha Rae Stahl ’98, Actress, Glee, and Program Coordinator, Vista Del Mar Child and Family Services

Representing the College of Education and Educational Technology: Ms. Heidi Higbee ’05, Third Grade Teacher, East Pike Elementary, Indiana Area School District, Children’s Author

Representing the College of Health and Human Services: Ms. Melissa Leiden Welsh ’99, Tri-Owner and Secretary, Leiden Land and Cattle Company, Inc.

Representing the College of Humanities and Social Sciences: Mr. Seth Mitchell M’11, Manager of Cultural Resources/Senior Archeologist, AK Environmental

Representing Eberly College of Business and Information Technology: Mr. Brian Urban ’09, Health Educator-Case Manager Specialist, Cigna Behavioral Health Inc.

Nomination materials for future Young Alumni Achievement Awards may be found on the Alumni Relations Office website.

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    Indiana, PA 15705
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