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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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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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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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An Ob2ap3_thumbnail_3-27-Open-House.jpgpen House at Waynesburg University for prospective students and their families will be held Saturday, April 21. The day will begin at 9 a.m. in Roberts Chapel.

Interested students can register online at waynesburg.edu/visit.

The event will include information regarding the admissions process, financial aid and student activities. Students attending will have the opportunity to meet with faculty in their area of interest and participate in a guided campus tour. The visit will end with lunch in the Benedum Dining Hall.

“Spring Open House is a great way for students to experience our busy campus for the first time,” said Jackie Palko, director of admissions. “From meeting with faculty to interacting with current students, there will not be a shortage of information or fun at this event.”

Waynesburg University enrolls approximately 1,400 undergraduate students, with more than 70 academic concentrations for students to study.  The University has consistently been ranked nationally as a top school for value by MONEY Magazine and College Factual.

Ninety-seven percent of 2016 graduates have reported either working full time or studying in their chosen field within one year of graduation.

For more information, contact the Office of Admissions at 1-800-22-7393 or admissions@waynesburg.edu.

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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