RASSEGA GRADUATES: Peter Joseph Rassega II, son of Margie Rassega of Mineral Ridge and Pete and Lynnae Rassega of Boardman, graduated with cum laude honors from Williamson College of Business Administration, Youngstown State University, with a bachelor of science in business administration, majoring in management information systems.

A 2010 graduate of Mineral Ridge High School, Rassega was a member of Management Information Systems Club while at YSU.

Rassega was offered a job at J&M Technologies in Canfield, and he accepted the position.

SHAW EARNS?DEGREE: Gregory Shaw of Youngstown, received his doctor of medicine from the University of Kansas.

COSS?EARNS?MASTER’S?DEGREE:?Sandra Bario Renn Coss, 1998 John F. Kennedy High School alumna, graduated from California University of Pennsylvania on May 9 with a master’s of science degree in clinical mental health counseling.

Coss was a member of Chi Sigma Iota, National Honors Counseling Fraternity, the American Counseling Association and the Greater Pittsburgh Counseling Association. She is the daughter of Robert Renn and Marisa Renn who reside in Warren.

WESTMINSTER?HOSTS?COMMENCEMENT:?More than 330 students earned diplomas during the 160th annual Westminster College commencement ceremonies last Saturday. An additional five received master’s degrees.


Alessandra Martino, bachelor of science in biology


Cara Mia Gatti, bachelor of arts in communication studies

Alexis Starheim, bachelor of arts in early child/special education


Neil Guman, who earned a bachelor of arts in psychology, is a son of Nathan and Ruth Ann Guman and a graduate of Pymatuning Valley High School.


Joshua Auden, who earned a bachelor of science in business administration, is a son of Albert and Kathy Auden and a graduate of Jackson Milton High School.


Kristen Basista, who earned a bachelor of science in neuroscience, is a daughter of William and Cheryl Basista and a graduate of Mineral Ridge High School.


Angelina Dudley, who earned a bachelor’s degree in English, is a daughter of Eric and Pamela Dudley and a graduate of Ohio Virtual Academy.

Evan Hinks, who earned a bachelor of science in business administration, is a son of Gary and Rose Mary Hinks and a graduate of Mineral Ridge High School.


LaShawnda Gilbert, who earned a bachelor of science in accounting, is a daughter of Michelle Anderson and a graduate of Youngstown Early College.

Alyssa Jones, who earned a bachelor of science in biology, is a daughter of Robert and Linda Jones and a graduate of Austintown-Fitch High School.

JaQuan Madison, who earned a bachelor of arts in individualized interdisciplinary studies, is a son of Patricia Madison and a graduate of East High School.

Ronald Martino, who earned a bachelor of science in accounting, is a son of Ronald and Nancy Martino and a graduate of Cardinal Mooney High School.

Brandon Mosley, who earned a bachelor of science in mathematics major, is a son of Carla Stamper and a graduate of East High School.

Eastern Gateway Community



Jason Chappel

Jodi Hendershot

Holly Lyons

Gaye Tyhosky


Shelly ColeMonley


Deborah Hubbard


Michelle Witte


Kaleb Nutter

Rachel Scacchetti


Nicole Hines

Felicia Peterson


Sherry Romain


Amy Kaloci

Lauren Mark


Katrina Tasker


Lisa Himes


Leona Chapline

Anthony Foutz


Houston Croff

David Keen

Rebecca Mazzella

Lynnette Varvil


May Abdlrasul

Sahara Agee

Helen Aiello

Danita Bigsby

Brandi Black

Ayesha Boykin

Mamie Brown

Malynda Carter

Jeshaila DunkleThacker

Cierra Fitzgerald

Mark Freeman

Melody Gayles

Patti Grimm

Christian Caye

Joy Hairston

Timara Harrison

Vicky Hightower

Mary Johnson

Lawanna Lampkin

Rachel Larkin

Montez Lockett

Ashley Macklin

Senora Mitchem

Rachel Mulidore

Rosiland Smith

Malissa Stewart

Stephanie Varner

Rasheena Williams

John Zumrick

NICHOLAS?GRADUATES?WITH?HONORS:?Abby E. Nicholas of Warren is graduating from the University of Charleston as an honor student. Nicholas has achieved a 3.9 or higher grade-point average, and graduates with a Bachelor of Science in General Studies.

NGO?EARNS?BACHELOR’S?DEGREE:?Kevin Ngo of Youngstown recently graduated from Champlain College with a bachelor’s degree in psychology. Commencement took place May 3 under a tent on Edmunds Field in Burlington, Vt.

BROWNING?ON?HONOR?ROLL:?Mary Kate Browning of Cortland was on the Cedarville University Spring Semester Honor Roll.


NATOLI RECEIVES DEGREE: Angela Natoli, daughter of Joe and JoAnn Natoli of Niles, was presented the doctor of chiropractic degree during Parker University College of Chiropractic’s 86th graduating class ceremony in April. She is salutatorian of her class.

She completed a rigorous program, including three trimesters as an intern at one of Parker University’s wellness centers, to earn the degree.

The study of chiropractic involves numerous hours of training in anatomy, physiology, diagnosis, and orthopedics (the musculoskeletal system).

Natoli also received a bachelor of science with a major in anatomy and a bachelor of science with a major health and wellness, which she earned concurrently with the doctor of chiropractic degree. Prior to her time at Parker University, Natoli earned a bachelor of science in business administration from Youngstown State University.

Natoli has completed 300 hours of post doctorate classes from the Carrick Institute for Graduate Studies and has plans to take her boards for a diploma in functional neurology in August.

Laurel Technical Institute

Fall 2013


Elizabeth Dellinger, respiratory therapy


Jim Shelley Jr., pharmacy technician