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b2ap3_thumbnail_4M0B6448.JPGb2ap3_thumbnail_4M0B6445.JPGWaynesburg University presented the Golden Key and Distinguished Alumni awards and recognized donors at the President’s Donor and Scholarship Recognition Dinner Saturday, April 7. Dr. Chester and Mrs. Yvonne Vance Chichin received the Golden Key Award, while Mr. Peter and Mrs. Deanie Rameas were presented with the Distinguished Alumni Award.

“We take our selection process very seriously and while we have many people that contribute to Waynesburg University, we always search for those who go above and beyond in their contributions to our University,” said Stacey Brodak, vice president for Institutional Advancement and University Relations. “This year’s recipients are no exception, and we are very proud to award them this deserving recognition.”

The Golden Key Award is presented by Waynesburg University to alumni or friends of the University dedicated to a lifetime of significant leadership and involvement with the University.

This year’s recipients, Dr. Chester and Mrs. Yvonne Vance Chichin, were recognized for their service to others and support of the University. Having spent their entire careers in the field of education, the Chichins have established the Dr. Chester and Yvonne Vance Chichin Endowed Scholarship to spread their passion for education and to help provide opportunities for future educators.

The Distinguished Alumni Award is presented to alumni for their unwavering devotion to the University’s mission.

The University also recognized Mr. Peter and Mrs. Deanie Rameas this year for all the ways in which they have impacted Waynesburg University students through generous contributions and belief in the University’s mission.

Dr. Chester and Mrs. Yvonne Chichin

Chester served as a school psychologist for the Pittsburgh Public Schools. He earned a bachelor’s degree in secondary education and completed graduate work at Duquesne University, University of Sarasota and University of Pittsburgh.

Yvonne spent 35 years as an elementary teacher in the New Castle Area School District. Additionally, she trained and served as a content reviewer for the Pennsylvania Department of Education’s Professional Educator Program Review and was certified as a Praxis III assessor for the Ohio Department of Education. She also is a part-time faculty member at Youngstown State University, supervising student teachers. Yvonne earned a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Waynesburg and a master’s degree in education from Westminster College.

Together, they established the Dr. Chester and Yvonne Vance Chichin Endowed Scholarship at Waynesburg University. They are involved in church activities and attend various cultural and charitable events. They share a love of travel and spending time with family and friends, and often vacation at their favorite spot, Siesta Key Beach in Florida.

Mr. Peter and Mrs. Deanie Rameas

Peter’s teaching career included serving as a teacher at the Waynesburg Youth Development Center and Intermediate Unit 1, principal of Monessen Junior/Senior High School and an administrator with the Central Greene School District. Peter has served as president of the Central Greene School Board, Waynesburg Lions Club and Waynesburg University Alumni Association. He earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Waynesburg University and a master’s degree in special education, in addition to his Principal’s Certification from California University of Pennsylvania.

Deanie spent her career as a reading specialist for the Central Greene School District. She has held the position of president of the East Franklin Parent Teacher Association and various board and committee roles with the First Baptist Church of Waynesburg. Deanie earned a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Waynesburg University. She received her Reading Specialist Certification from California University of Pennsylvania and completed training in Reading Recovery from Duquesne University.

Together, they serve as members of the Waynesburg University Alumni Council. They have four children, Dr. Amy Diamond, Patrick Rameas, Amanda Gansor and Andrew Rameas (deceased).

Founded in 1849 by the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, Waynesburg University is located on a traditional campus in the hills of southwestern Pennsylvania, with three additional sites located in the Pittsburgh region. The University is one of only 22 Bonner Scholar schools in the country, offering local, regional and international opportunities to touch the lives of others through service.

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b2ap3_thumbnail_4-10-Broberg.jpgb2ap3_thumbnail_David-black-and-white-2018.jpgWaynesburg University will hold its annual Baccalaureate and Commencement exercises Sunday, May 6, on the campus of Waynesburg University. Rev. Dr. Stuart Broberg will serve as the Baccalaureate speaker, and David E. Barensfeld will address the Class of 2018 as the Commencement speaker.

The celebration will honor more than 400 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral students from the Waynesburg campus as well as the University’s off-campus sites in Cranberry, Monroeville and Southpointe.

Baccalaureate services will be held in Roberts Chapel at 11 a.m., and Commencement will be held on the front lawn of Miller Hall at 2 p.m. In case of inclement weather, the Commencement ceremony will be held in Rudy Marisa Fieldhouse.

Families are encouraged to arrive early, as the Commencement processional begins approximately 20 minutes prior to the ceremony.

Rev. Dr. Stuart Broberg

Rev. Broberg currently serves as pastor and head of staff of The Church of the Covenant in Washington. He previously served as assistant to the president of Pittsburgh Theological Seminary and pastorates in Michigan, Iowa and Virginia.

Broberg has also served interim pastorates at First Presbyterian Church in Pittsburgh and Westminster Presbyterian Church in Upper St. Clair.

He has been a member of several boards, including the Presbyterian Foundation, New Wilmington Mission Conference and the Presbyterian Endowment Education and Resources Network. Additionally, he has chaired the Major Gifts Committee and Planned Giving Committee of the National Capital Presbytery, as well as various committees with the Pittsburgh Presbytery and Pittsburgh Presbytery Foundation.

Currently, he is the president of the board for Camp Pine Springs in Jennerstown and is a member of the Waynesburg University Board of Trustees.

Broberg attended Dickinson College and the Dickinson School of Law, Princeton Theological Seminary and Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, where he received his Doctor of Ministry degree. He was ordained in the Presbyterian Church (USA) by the Washington Presbytery.

In 2012, he received an honorary degree, Doctor of Humane Letters, from Waynesburg University.

David E. Barensfeld

Barensfeld currently serves as the president and CEO of Ellwood Group, Inc. and is the chairman of its board of directors. Ellwood Group is a manufacturer of specialty steel and nickel ingots, forgings and iron castings as components for large capital equipment. The company has eight divisions with plants in Pennsylvania, Texas, Ohio, Illinois, Michigan and Ontario.

He joined Ellwood City Forge in 1979 and became president and chief executive officer of Ellwood Group in 1983. In 2017, he became chairman of the board of directors.

Since 2016, Barensfeld has been the chairman of the board of directors for Commonwealth Partners, Harrisburg. In Pittsburgh, he serves on the board of directors of Elizabeth Carbide Die, the Heinz History Center, the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy, and of the National Association of Manufacturers in Washington, D.C.

Barensfeld earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in history from the University of Pennsylvania, his Juris Doctor degree from Harvard Law School and his Master of Science in Industrial Administration from Carnegie Mellon University.

Founded in 1849 by the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, Waynesburg University is located on a traditional campus in the hills of southwestern Pennsylvania, with three additional sites located in the Pittsburgh region. The University is one of only 22 Bonner Scholar schools in the country, offering local, regional and international opportunities to touch the lives of others through service.

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Ashley Wise, Director of University Relations

724-852-7675 or awise@waynesburg.edu

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b2ap3_thumbnail_4-9-Sports-Announcing-Camp.jpgWaynesburg University will offer its annual Sports Announcing & Sports Journalism Camp, hosted by Lanny Frattare, June 18 through 22, 2018. The camp will begin with check in at 1 p.m. Monday, June 18, and conclude by noon Friday, June 18. Students who are current high school sophomores, juniors or seniors are eligible to attend.

The cost is $500 and includes all meals, housing and camp materials. A non-refundable $100 deposit is due at the time of registration. Space is limited, and students are encouraged to enroll prior to April 27. To register, visit waynesburg.edu/sportsannouncingcamp.

“Our camp offers the theories and the practical experience necessary to start a student on the road toward a career in either sports broadcasting or sports journalism,” said Frattare, assistant professor of communication.

In addition to Frattare, this year’s speakers include: Bill Hillgrove, voice of the Pittsburgh Steelers and University of Pittsburgh; Mark Kaboly, senior Steelers writer for The Athletic Pittsburgh; John Steigerwald, former WTAE-TV and KDKA-TV sports anchor; and Paul Steigerwald, communications specialist for the Pittsburgh Penguins and former voice of the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Camp sessions will cover the topics of effective communication, principles of journalism and sports announcing, interviewing techniques, play-by-play and sports writing game coverage. The week culminates with a trip to a Washington Wild Things game, where students will be able to practice either baseball play-by-play or writing for baseball.

For more information regarding the camp, call 724-852-7725.

Founded in 1849 by the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, Waynesburg University is located on a traditional campus in the hills of southwestern Pennsylvania, with three additional sites located in the Pittsburgh region. The University is one of only 22 Bonner Scholar schools in the country, offering local, regional and international opportunities to touch the lives of others through service.

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Waynesburg University and Coastal Carolina University have established a consortium agreement for fourth-year students enrolled in Waynesburg’s Marine Biology Program for the 2018-2019 academic year.

Coastal Carolina University will provide the required coursework for the fourth-year consortium students. Participating students will be co-advised by the director of marine science at Waynesburg University and the chair of the Marine Science Program at Coastal Carolina University.

Waynesburg will grant the degree of Bachelor of Science in Marine Biology to students who successfully complete the three-year marine biology curriculum at Waynesburg and the fourth year curriculum at Coastal Carolina University. 

Among other qualifications, eligible students must have successfully completed the first three years of coursework at Waynesburg and must apply to Coastal Carolina University as a non-degree student and complete the necessary account information.

For assistance with your application or for more information, contact the Office of Admissions at 724-852-3222.

Founded in 1849 by the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, Waynesburg University is located on a traditional campus in the hills of southwestern Pennsylvania, with three additional sites located in the Pittsburgh region. The University is one of only 22 Bonner Scholar schools in the country, offering local, regional and international opportunities to touch the lives of others through service.

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724-852-7675 or awise@waynesburg.edu 

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Waynesburg University hosted nearly 400 fifth grade students from all five Greene County school districts Monday, March 26, in celebration of Greene County Career Day.

In partnership with the Greene County Career and Technology Center, Waynesburg University offered sessions for students to learn about career opportunities, including chemistry, communications, computer science, criminal justice, education, fine arts, humanities and mathematics.

The presentations were conducted by Waynesburg University faculty and students and included a special performance by The Lamplighters Choir in the fine arts session and a hands-on activity during the chemistry session.

Students attended in two groups of approximately 200 – one group in the morning and the second in the afternoon. Opposite of their scheduled time at the University, students visited the Greene County Career and Technology Center.

The events on campus at Waynesburg were planned and coordinated by Sarah Bell, academic communications coordinator, and Olivia Kelley, a junior communication major.

Participating school districts included Carmichaels, Central Greene, Jefferson-Morgan, Southeastern Greene and West Greene.

Founded in 1849 by the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, Waynesburg University is located on a traditional campus in the hills of southwestern Pennsylvania, with three additional sites located in the Pittsburgh region. The University is one of only 22 Bonner Scholar schools in the country, offering local, regional and international opportunities to touch the lives of others through service.

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Ashley Wise, Director of University Relations

724-852-7675 or awise@waynesburg.edu

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