OHIO NORTHERN UNIVERSITY: The following local students recently graduateed from Ohio Northern University:

Kaitlyn Cook of Youngstown received a Master of ProfPractice Account in forensic accounting and audit services.

Justin Magazine, son of Deborah Magazine of Cortland, received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in management. He is a graduate of Warren G. Harding High School.

Alexandra Schiavone, daughter of Tony and Pamela Schiavone of Warren, received a Doctorate in Pharmacy. She is a graduate of John F. Kennedy High School.

Danielle Dunlap, daughter of Trudi Dunlap and James Dunlap, both of Mineral Ridge, received a Doctorate in Pharmacy. She is a graduate of Niles McKinley High School.

Joseph Reed, son of Robert and Stephanie Reed of Mc Donald, received a Juris Doctorate in law. He is a graduate of McDonald High School.

Alexandra Ting, daughter of Edward and Stephanie Ting of Cortland, received a Doctorate in Pharmacy. She is a graduate of Lakeview High School.

MOODY GRADUATES: Daniel G. Moody, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Moody of Warren, graduated May 26 during the 365th ommencement at Harvard University. A 2012 graduate of Howland High School, he received a bachelor’s degree in economics and graduated with a 3.64 GPA. The 2016 commencement speaker was film director Steven Spielberg.

While at Harvard, Moody was a member of the Crimson football team for four years, where he was a two- year starter as a defensive end. His team was the Ivy League Champions for three consecutive years. This football team made history for being the most successful in Harvard’s history.

Moody was awarded the 2016 National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame Hampshire Honor Society. He will be residing in Boston, where he is employed with a consulting firm.

University of Mount Union

May 2016


Allyson Carnes, accounting

Caila Carter, psychology

Amanda Krause, criminal justice and psychology

Brandon Pasvanis, applied criminal justice

Jenna Scurich, early childhood education

Jaret Spayd, information systems

Devan Weckerly, integrated media


Brittany Dunn, biology


Michael Gadzalski, national security and foreign intelligence analysis major

Sarah Heilman, sport business

Megan Lallo, intervention specialist

Alexandra Marino, exercise science

Lia Niforos, biology

Gabriella Pishotti, English and writing


Colleen Kennehan, human resource management and sport business


Todd Gasior, exercise science


Abigail Riffee, psychology


Carly Sekerak, sociology

John Carroll University

May 2016


Rondel Armour

Dominic Patella


Alec Ciferno

Mohamad Kareem Marrache


Austin Haines

Alex Mellott


Hannah Niehaus


Hannah Suttles

Bucknell University

May 2016


Sara Chuirazzi

Trine University


Terri Griffin

Bluffton University

May 2016


Troy Chieffo, bachelor’s degree in history


KENNEDY-SNODGRASS GRADUATES: Chelsea M. Kennedy-Snodgrass of West Farmington received the Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.) degree from Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM) at Seton Hill, Greensburg, Pa., on May 29, 2016.

Kennedy-Snodgrass is the daughter of Cynthia Kennedy and John Snodgrass of West Farmington. She is a 2006 graduate of Champion High School and a 2010 graduate of Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh.

She is the recipient of the 2016 LECOM Award for Exceptional Community Service, which is awarded to the member of the graduating class who has demonstrated, by word and deed, the desire to offer noteworthy service to members of the college and community.

Kennedy-Snodgrass will begin her residency at Winthrop University Hospitals in New York in July.

BRAUNEGG RECEIVES DO: Michael F. Braunegg, son of Thomas and Roseann Braunegg of Cortland, received a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree from Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine at the college’s commencement ceremony in May. He earned a Bachelor of Science in biology and health science in 2012 from Duquesne University, and is a 2008 graduate of Lakeview High School.

He will begin an emergency medicine residency at St. Joseph Warren Hospital.

Marietta College

179th Commencement


Taylor Hanigosky, Bachelor of Arts in journalism.


Sean Betker, Bachelor of Science in petroleum engineering.


Myles Shade, Bachelor of Science in petroleum engineering.

University of Findlay

Spring 2016


Benjamin Barth, Doctor of Pharmacy.


Thomas Bottorff, master of athletic training.

Christine Sudimack, cum laude, Bachelor of Science in health science.


Ryan Chishko, Bachelor of Science in environmental, safety and occupational health management.


Cassandra Miller, Doctor of Pharmacy and a Master of Science in health informatics.


Zachary Puntel, Doctor of Pharmacy.

Graceland University

Spring 2016


Megan Marino, Master of Education.


Jillian Oswald, Master of Education.

Georgia College

Spring 2016


Rebecca Muntean, degree in creative writing.


OROS GRADUATES: Sean Paul Oros, son of Linda Trupe Oros of Fowler, graduated summa cum laude with a 4.0 grade point average as valedictorian of the 2016 Thiel College class. Oros received a bachelor of arts with a double major in history and English.

He was a student of the Dietrich Honors Institute, and received many honors for his academic work in language, history and research. He was president of his fraternity and several other organizations, and received many service awards, along with the academic awards.

He has been accepted into the University of Chicago master’s degree program with a large scholarship from the university and will start his studies there this fall.

Oros is a homeschooled high school graduate.

YODER GRADUATES: Martha Yoder of West Farmington graduated from The JoAnn Davidson Ohio Leadership Institute at a recent ceremony that took place in Washington, D.C.

Yoder, a Farmington trustee, won the Republican nomination for the 64th Ohio House seat in the March primary and will face Democrat incumbent Michael J. O’Brien for the seat in November.

The Institute’s eight-month leadership training provides professional training for women aspiring to become leaders in public and community service. Extensive studies are offered in local, state and federal governments, as well as public policy, public speaking, politics and the organization of political parties. This year, the final week of training took place in Washington, D.C. where national and congressional leaders addressed the Institute.

Since its first class in 2001, 312 Ohio women from 60 counties have completed the leadership course. In the fall, the Institute will begin its 17th class. Applications for the class are available online by going to The application deadline is June 15.

BESSE GRADUATES: David Besse, son of Jack and Sheila Besse of Champion, graduated in May with a Ph.D. in chemistry from Duke University in North Carolina.

A 2010 graduate of the University of Akron where he graduated summa cum laude with a bachelor of science in chemistry, Besse is a 2006 graduate of Champion High School.

DUNLAP GRADUATES: Danielle E. Dunlap, daughter of James and Trudi Dunlap of Mineral Ridge, graduated in May from Ohio Northern University with a doctorate of pharmacy degree. A 2010 graduate of Niles McKinley High School, she has spent the last six years working towards this degree in the accelerated program at Ohio Northern.

While in college, she participated and held leadership positions in Kappa Alpha Theta, the Academy of Student Pharmacists, and National Community Pharmacists Association.

Dunlap has accepted an offer from Fry’s Food and Drug Stores, a Kroger Company, in Gilbert, Arizona to begin her career as a pharmacist.

RUANE RECEIVES MASTERS: Michaela Ruane, daughter of Sean and Kellie Ruane of Howland, received her master’s degree in school psychology from Cleveland State University. She completed her undergraduate degree from Kent State University with a bachelor’s degree in speech pathology and audiology. She is completing an internship in school psychology with Ravenna Public Schools in the fall.

Ruane is the granddaughter of Frank and Ony Fiest of Southington.

LANE GRADUATES: Olivia Lane of Youngstown graduated from the School of Medicine with a master’s in public health during Creighton University’s commencement ceremonies May 14 at CenturyLink Omaha. More than 1,700 degrees were conferred during the morning and afternoon ceremonies.

JURENOVICH RECEIVES D.O.: Kathryn M. Jurenovich of Warren was among the students who received a doctor of osteopathic medicine (D.O.) degree from Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine at the college’s May 7 commencement exercises.

The daughter of Elizabeth and Dr. Michael Jurenovich of Warren, Dr. Jurenovich earned a bachelor of science in biology from Bucknell University in 2011, and is a 2007 graduate of Howland High School. After graduation, Dr. Jurenovich will begin a residency in orthopedic surgery at St. Joseph Warren Hospital.

TABOR GRADUATES: James J. Tabor, son of Chris Tabor III and Detra Baker-Tabor, both of Warren, graduated from Friends University, Wichita, Kan., in May with a Bachelor of Science degree in health and physical education. A certified trainer, the Warren G. Harding High School graduate is planning to further his education in training and coaching.

Hiram College

Spring 2016


Jenelle J. Bayus


Jeremy Kerola

Anthony Pesce


Kyle Myers


Renee N. Brumbaugh


Breanna Cinicola


Meghan Garland


Rachel Ellis

Chad White


Sandra Stack-Potjunas


Trevor Foster

Adam J. Scher

Ashley L. Yedlicka

Bridgette Click

Alexis Vardavas