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Young Alumni Achievement Awards, Past Recipients

The Young Alumni Achievement Awards—previously known as the Young Alumni Ambassador Awards—was created to recognize recent IUP graduates identified as being outstanding in their fields.

All recent graduates of IUP (less than fifteen years) who have recorded notable accomplishments in their chosen profession are eligible for this award. Each year, one outstanding alumnus/a from each undergraduate college of IUP is chosen by to receive this award. The Young Alumni Achievers are invited to hold seminars, presentations, and panel discussions on topics related to their professions

The 2013 Young Alumni Achievement Awardees

Young Alumni Award Recipients 2013

(front, left to right) Seth Mitchell M’11, Heidi Higbee ’05, and Brian Urban ’09
(back, left to right)  IUP Alumni Association President Sandy Koeppl Barsotti ’87, Matthew Whited ’03, Trisha Rae Stahl ’98, and Melissa Leiden Welsh ’99

Ms. Heidi Higbee ’05
College of Education and Educational Technology
Third Grade Teacher and Author
East Pike Elementary
Indiana Area School District 

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

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

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

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

Dr. Matthew Whited ’03
College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics
Psychologist, Assistant Professor 
Department of Psychology
East Carolina University 

Past Recipients

Tessa (Polenik) Anodide ’03
Jolene Anticoli ’01
Marylee E. Arthur ’02
Stacie M. Buriok Batchelor ’92
Seema Batra ‘94
Melissa M. Bell-Lowden ’96
Maureen Walsh Bennett ’91
Douglas R. Bolster ’95
Jane McFarland Bourque ’49
Christine Brawdy ’91
Rebecca Brenner '98
Stephanie Britton '02
Amy L. George Brown ’89
Captain Christopher A. Brown ’94
Jessica (Kalivoda) Bruccoliere ’01
Dr. Penny Lee Burge ’69
Julie Hoffman Camp ’86
Laurie Cannady Ph.D. ’06
Marissa R. Carney ’00
Samuel N. Cheuvront ’94, M’96
Melanie Coleman ’86
Kenneth Collins ’97
Stephanie (Myers) Cooke ’96
Dr. Thomas D. Cramer ’73
Karen Kelly Deklinski ’79
Karen Baldauf Delaney ’89
Joanna M. (Ender) DiCiurcio ’02
Marcie J. Doperak ’94, M’99
Scott A. Dougherty ’93
Margaret Lambert Dudarchik ’68
Dr. Abid Ali Fakhri ’03
Georgeann L. Faulkner ’98, M’99
Dr. Ralph M. Feather, Jr. ’71, M’74
Andrea J. Ferrara ’88, M’90
Joseph S. Ferris ’73
Howie Z. Fitzgerald ’97
Kirk D. Fleming ’94
Jeffrey L. Frank ’96
Amy S. Wertz Frazier ’91
Sheri L. Goldstrohm, Ph.D. ’93
Joel Goodling '04
Amanda Gordon ’03
Bruce L. Graham ’79
Elizabeth I. Green ’95
Dr. Denise Whitson Gurer ’85
Lt. Donna M. Haase ’90
Cindy Haigh ’84
Scott A. Harshman ’92
Michael Brock Herr CA’97, ’02
Harry D. Holt ’93
J. Randy Hultman ’74
Chad Hurley ’99
Robert Hurley ’83
John A. Jaworski ’92
Christopher L. Johnston ’90
Kristin L. Stein Joseph ’95
Jamie Littlefield Kasper ’99
Epryl King ’01
Shannon Kitelinger ’00
Matthew H. Konetschni ’95, M’98
Joseph A. Kopko '04
David M. Kraemer ’94
Mark J. Krusec ’90, M’92
James C. Leda ’95
Leonard C. Lehman, Jr. ’67
Barbara J. Lovejoy ’75
Kevin Lyons ’02
Thomas S. Mach ’94
Deborah Wolf Malley ’95
David A. Mawhinney ’86
Colleen McElroy-Schultz ’86
Dr. John R. McKivigan ’71
Richard Miecznikowski ’67
Ryan A. Miller ’02
Melinda Nadeau Milos ’81
Bryan W. Moore '07
F. Gordon Murray ’81
Lance Neeper, ’01, M’07
Dr. Nancy Zebraskey Nelson ’57
Col. John R. Nesbitt ’61
Suzanne Mulholland Newsome ’
Maureen K. O’Connor, Psy.D.’02l
Carrie Ortsey ’99, M’00
Darren K. Parr ’91, M’93
Alison L. Pate ’03, M’07
Lori Ratay Patten ’92
Douglas T. Patterson ’76
Jamie L. Perry ’98
Everett C. Pesci ’86, M’90
Domenic J.C. Pisano ’98
Justin Polyblank '09
Rachelle L. Popelas-Raible ’01
Catharine Grubb Powers ’82
Timothy Pulte ’85
The Honorable Dave Reed ’00
Dr. John E. Repetski ’69
Erich P. Reuter ’97
Scott Rhoades M'06
Jason D. Rising ’96
John E. Ritter ’88
Rafael A. Rivera-Vigo ’99
Madelyn A. Ross ’71
April (Meredick) Rudat ’00
Matthew B. Ruddy ’00
Natalie C. Raeff Rugg ’99
Christine L. Ruth ’00
Jeffrey D. Salzman ’76
Robert J. Scherrer ’96, M’99
Anna Marie Schnur ’52
Mark Selinger ’07
Thomas J. Senn ’74
Lora Moran Shildt ’88
Pamela Sledge-Coley ’97
Dr. Eric D. Speakman ’87
Divonna Mohr Stebick ’95
Chrystina (Black) Steffy ’03
Brian M. Stoltz ’93
Wendy L. Metcalf Straatmann ’92
Daniel A. Tanweer ’97
Francine M. Tishman ’70
Dr. William Toscano, Jr. M’68
Daniel F. Toven ’91
Darron J. Trobetsky ’94
Jennifer Franko Vasquez '01
Paul E. Von Geis ’77
Dr. Maureen Janel Walls-McKay ’88, D’95
*George S. Walochik ’49
Dr. Jessica Bush Warman '03
Dr. David H. Weaver ’60
Mary E. Weidner '07, M'09
Dean S.C. Williams ’64
Kimberly S. Young M’92, Ph.D. ’94
Sheila Wisnewski Young ’90
Renee Zettle-Sterling ’93
Dr. Christa Ziegler ’01
Dr. Elizabeth M. Zippi-Bida ’87

*deceased

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