Seton Hill University graduated 153 students during its December 14, 2009, commencement exercises.

The commencement ceremonies were held in the Salvitti Gymnasium which is located in the Katherine Mabis McKenna Center on Seton Hill University’s hilltop campus in Greensburg, Pa. Mary Ann Gawelek, Ed.D., provost and dean of the faculty, presented the candidates for degrees, and JoAnne Boyle, Seton Hill University president, conferred the degrees. James Paharik, Ph.D., associate professor of sociology and faculty coordinator of the Genocide and Holocaust Studies Program, served as commencement speaker. Sister Lois Sculco, S.C., vice president for mission and student life, delivered the blessing to conclude the ceremonies. The December 14 commencement ceremonies included students who had earned their degrees in August and December 2009.

Seton Hill University December 2009 Graduates (students listed geographically by home residence):


Victoria 3218
Daniel George, B.A., Business



Brampton L6Z1N8
Rebecca Shields, M.B.A., Business Administration



Newport Beach 92663
Elizabeth Palmer, M.S., Physician Assistant


Baltimore 21207-7436
Calvin Stephens, B.A., Criminal Justice

Columbia 21045
Shannon Gerstel, M.A., Special Education

Edgewater 21037
Nichole Sampson, M.A., Art Therapy

Glenn Dale 20769-2039
Mia Gunawan, B.S., Biochemistry

Sharpsburg 21782
Andrew Schell, B.A., History


Wilton 12831
Emilia Suarez, M.S., Physician Assistant


Akron 44311
Ashley Kaufman, M.A., Special Education

Canton 44721-3648
Nicole Edwards, B.M., Music

Stow 44224
Ellen Einsporn, B.A., English


Portland 97236
Robert Hadley, Genocide and Holocaust Studies Certificate


Acme 15610
Lisa Tuccarello, M.B.A., Business Administration

Ambridge 15003
Jasmin Sadikovic, M.B.A, Business Administration

Apollo 15613
Jason Crighton, B.S., Family and Consumer Sciences
Danielle Deemer, B.A., Sociology
Laura Fratangelo, B.M., Music

Arnold 15068
Beth Provins, M.B.A., Business Administration

Bethel Park 15102
Elizabeth Giunta, M.B.A., Business Administration
Justin Meenan, B.A., Mathematics

Bolivar 15923
Lisa Deyarmin, B.S., Business

Bridgeville 15017
Steven Meredith, B.M., Music

Calumet 15621
Robert Zelenak, B.S., Accounting

Claysville 15323
Amanda Gregg, M.A., Marriage and Family Therapy

Connellsville 15425
Jamie Clark, B.A., Spanish
Jessica DeHainaut, M.B.A., Business Administration
Kimberly Donnadio, M.A., Marriage and Family Therapy
Diana Minsterman, B.A., Business

Curwensville 16833
Matthew Harnish, M.B.A., Business Administration

Darragh 15625
Erin Peck, M.A., Special Education

Delmont 15626
Jacqueline Huber, M.B.A., Business Administration
Amber Merola, M.A., Elementary Education

Derry 15627
Rebecca Nicol, B.A., Human Services

Erie 16504
Adam Haas, B.A., Business
Thomas Walter, B.A., Business

Everson 15631
Lester Cottom, B.A., Biology

Export 15632
Rachael Braun, B.A., Music
Patricia Visnick, M.A., Special Education

Greensburg 15601
Matthew Antram, B.S., Business
Molly Beavers, B.A., Psychology
David Bush, M.B.A., Business Administration
Thomas Carnahan, M.B.A., Business Administration
Elena Castrellon, B.A., Human Services
Kris Douglas, M.B.A., Business Administration
Louis Esola, B.A., Business
Dana Funari, M.S., Physician Assistant
Rebecca Golden-Trist, M.A., Marriage and Family Therapy
Brandi Gordon, M.A., Inclusive Education
Christopher Hutchinson, B.S., Business
Halee Johnston, B.S., Family and Consumer Sciences
Meredith Kerner, M.B.A., Business Administration
Rachel Klaus, B.A., Business
Lori Litke, M.A., Art Therapy
Mary Logan, M.A., Special Education
Shawn Mannas, B.A., Psychology
Susan McDonald, M.A., Inclusive Education
Danielle Moss, M.A., Art Therapy
Jackie Myers, M.B.A., Business Administration
Amy Neurohr, B.A., Human Services
Kathleen Newill, M.B.A., Business Administration
Jessica Poehler, M.A., Marriage and Family Therapy
Ronald Prettiman, B.A., Business
Teresa Roble, B.A., Human Services
Ian Saracco, M.B.A., Business Administration
Michael Schmitt, M.B.A., Business Administration
Mary Denise Sinwell, M.B.A., Business Administration
Samuel Snively, M.B.A., Business Administration
Kristy Suto, M.A., Special Education
Lori Swettlen, M.B.A., Business Administration
Isolino Venzin, M.B.A., Business Administration
Cory Zorzi, M.B.A., Business Administration

Greenville 16125
Adriana Cano, B.S., Accounting

Hannastown 15635
Kevin McGrath, M.B.A., Business Administration
Jessica Merenda, B.S., Accounting

Harrisburg 17110
Jennifer Woods, M.A., Marriage and Family Therapy

Harrison City 15636
Stephen Paulone, M.B.A., Business Administration

Hermitage 16148
David Haynes, B.S., Accounting

Hutchinson 15640
Jena Dinkfelt, B.S., Business

Irwin 15642
Shirley Biancheria, B.A., Business
Elizabeth Diffendal, M.B.A., Business Administration
Melissa Gombos, M.A., Elementary Education
Mary Beth Markovich, B.S., Business
Jonna Minerva, M.B.A., Business Administration
Lauren Schoenthal, B.A., Art
James Westover, M.B.A., Business Administration

Jeannette 15644
Conrad Mickley, M.B.A., Business Administration
Andrea Miller, M.A., Elementary Education
Donna Olwell, B.S., Business

Jennerstown 15547
Heidi Maus, M.A., Inclusive Education

Johnstown 15904
Jennifer Havener, M.A., Special Education

Latrobe 15650
Zhigang Ban, M.B.A., Business Administration
Julie Dripps, B.A., Business
Lisa Edsall, B.S., Business and Art
Holly Newhouse, M.A., Special Education
Kelly Novotny, B.A., Business

Ligonier 15658
Kathleen Steimer, M.A., Inclusive Education

Lower Burrell 15068
Danielle DeStefano, M.B.A., Business Administration
Helen Makara, B.S., Business

Manor 15665
Amanda Burmeister, M.A., Special Education

McKeesport 15132
Christy Bell, B.A., Psychology

Monroeville 15146
Linda Biel, B.F.A., Art
Amy Griffin, M.A., Art Therapy
Lorece Stanton, M.B.A., Business Administration

Moon Township 15108
Joseph Vennare, B.A., History

Mount Pleasant 15666
Katherine Cochran, B.S., Family and Consumer Sciences
Kelley Geary, M.B.A., Business Administration
Tina Gower, B.A., Business
Hillary Minick, M.A., Special Education
Kimberly Niehenke, B.S., Forensic Science
Jamie Rossetti, B.A., Business
Stephen Zubach, B.A., Criminal Justice

Munhall 15120
Heather Pittek, B.M., Music

Murrysville 15668
Lori Stack, M.A., Elementary Education

New Alexandria 15670
Jamie Hope, M.B.A., Business Administration
Laurie Salandro, M.A., Inclusive Education

New Stanton 15672
Vivian Gaddis, B.S., Business

North Huntingdon 15642
Maria Andrykovitch, M.A., Inclusive Education
Matt Brinker, M.B.A., Business Administration
Jill Eckenrode, B.S., Dietetics
Jeanna Rayman, M.B.A., Business Administration

Pittsburgh 15202
Claire Lapiska, B.A., Human Services

Pittsburgh 15205
Lindsey Cyprowski, M.A., Marriage and Family Therapy

Pittsburgh 15209
Matthew Wiegand, B.A., Criminal Justice

Pittsburgh 15210
Rebecca Bayer, B.A., History

Pittsburgh 15227
Matthew McCartney, B.S., Business

Pittsburgh 15235
Desiree Gonzalez, B.A., Business
Michelle Sipe, B.A., Art

Pittsburgh 15236
Michael McCarthy, B.S., Business

Pittsburgh 15239
Frank Cua, B.A., Business

Ruffsdale 15679
Melissa Manns, M.A., Elementary Education
Lisa Starenchak, B.S., Business

Saltsburg 15681
Danielle Shaulis, M.A., Elementary Education

Scottdale 15683
Laura Kropp, B.A., Business
Kimberly Phillips, B.S., Accounting
Timothy Spicher, M.B.A., Business Administration

Sewickley 15143
Jamie Seka, M.A., Inclusive Education

Smithfield 15478
Marsha Banton, B.A., Business

Stahlstown 15687
Sarah Pernick, B.S., Business

Trafford 15085
Cory DelSignore, B.S., Accounting
Penny Walker, B.A., Business

Transfer 16154
Dustin Patrizi, B.S., Business

Turtle Creek 15145
Nicole Michaux, B.S., Business

West Leechburg 15656
Dorcie Brandt, M.A., Inclusive Education

Warren 16365
Danielle Day, B.A., Criminal Justice

Washington 15301
Matthew Deemer, B.A., Business
Patrick Hepner, B.A., History

West Newton 15089
Susan Vargo, B.S., Accounting

Windber 15963
Brock Seese, B.A., History

Wyano 15695
Laura Grasso, B.S., Business

Youngwood 15697
April Hardy, B.S., Business


Wills Point 75169
Rachel Roberts, B.S., Accounting


Morgantown 26505
Amanda Hansen, M.S., Physician Assistant