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LOCAL STUDENTS WIN ENGLISH SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS


4/4/2008

PITTSBURGH, APRIL 4, 2008 — Four La Roche College English majors have been named Sister Rita Yeasted Award recipients. Each student will receive a $1,000 scholarship for the spring semester.

La Roche alumna Jill L. Ferguson established the scholarship in 2000 in honor of La Roche’s English Department Chair Sister Rita Yeasted, Ph.D. Ms. Ferguson is a 1992 graduate of La Roche who created the scholarship to honor Dr. Yeasted’s contributions to the field of English education and her personal involvement with students through the years. Scholarship recipients must be returning La Roche students who are communications or English majors with a minimum 3.5 GPA.

This year’s scholarship recipients are Anne Watkinson, a junior English studies/professional writing major from Cecil, Pa.; Marta Sauret, a senior professional writing major from the Alllison Park, Pa.; Amanda Shaffer, a junior English language and literature major from Robinson Township, Pa.; and Ellen Horn, a junior English studies/professional writing major from Shaler, Pa.



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