Alumni & Friends

Alumni News – Spring 2020

Our graduates continue to amaze us! We are excited to share a few updates on their accomplishments.

Torren Bricker ’19 is currently pursuing a BSN at Penn State Fayette, The Eberly Campus. Torren is an anatomy tutor at her campus and a Clinical Assistant at Ruby Memorial Hospital. She was awarded two additional scholarships this spring: the Port Family Public Service Award for community service and the President’s Freshman Award for earning a 4.0 cumulative GPA.

Leighton Croft ’19 had a successful freshman year at Waynesburg University. She recently received her official letter welcoming her into the Professional Nursing program. A freshman basketball player, Leighton was named to the PAC (Presidents’ Athletic Conference) Sportsmanship team. She played in 24 games and averaged 6.1 pts per game.

Sam Dale ’16 graduated from the University of Toronto receiving an Honours Bachelor of Science in Bioethics and Human Biology. Sam has been published in Columbia University’s Journal of Bioethics and is scheduled to give a presentation at the World Bioethics Conference in Porto, Portugal in March 2021. This summer, Sam plans to study at Yale University’s Summer Institute in Bioethics. He has also been elected as President of the University of Toronto Gospel Choir.

Joshua Gilliland ’16 graduated from Geneva College with a B.S. in Computer Science, a B.A. in Philosophy and a minor in Creative Writing. He plans to pursue an M.A. in Philosophy while working full-time in computer science with the eventual goal of earning a PhD in Philosophy. He and his wife Molly live in Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania while Molly completes her undergraduate education at Geneva College.

Jack Goellner ’15 graduated Summa Cum Laude from West Virginia Wesleyan College and will attend the Joan C. Edwards College of Medicine at Marshall University in July 2020.

Jerid Jento ’12 is serving in the Air Force. He and his wife live in Florida, where he currently awaits his one-year deployment.

Sophia Kenney ’16 graduated Summa Cum Laude with Presidential Honors from WVU with a B.S. in Immunology and Medical Microbiology and minors in Communication Studies, Religious Studies, and Biology. In the fall, she will begin the Molecular, Cellular, and Integrative Biosciences Graduate Program at Penn State University with an emphasis in Immunology and Infectious Disease.

Katy Kessler ’19 finished her freshman year at WVU as a Biology major in the Honors College where she made the Dean’s List both semesters. Katy has since changed her major to English and was recently contacted by one of her English professors who suggested that she consider publishing one of her writings.

Hannah Keyser ’16 graduated Summa Cum Laude from WVU with a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing and a minor in Forensic and Investigative Sciences. Hannah has accepted a nursing position with WVU Medicine’s HVI on the Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit and will start there this summer. Hannah has served on the board for the Health and Wellness Commission for the city of Morgantown for the past year and a half and currently holds the position of secretary.

Christian Moats ’16 graduated with honors with a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Salem University.

Jalen Wimer ’19 completed his second semester at WVU, majoring in Exercise Physiology

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