LA ROCHE SENIOR RECEIVES ADDITIONAL SCHOLARSHIP, AWARD
Pittsburgh, April 15, 2010 – Earlier this year, La Roche College Senior Angela Wells of Seven Fields, Pa., was awarded the Sister Rita Yeasted English Scholarship but her achievements haven’t stopped there. Since then, Ms. Wells also has been named the John and Dorothy Saladiak Scholarship winner and the recipient of the Sister Victorine Verosky Award for Scholarship and Service.
The John and Dorothy Saladiak Scholarship for the Most Promising Scholar at La Roche College provides a scholarship of $1,000 and honors Dorothy Saladiak, Ph.D., a retired La Roche English professor and her late husband, John. The award is given to a student exhibiting the most promise as a scholar and is chosen by current La Roche English Department faculty.
The Sister Victorine Verosky Award was created to honor Sister Victorine Verosky, CDP, a Sister of Divine Providence, the founding order of La Roche. She was one of the earliest La Roche College faculty members who exemplified scholarship throughout her life as a teacher, missionary, and servant-leader. The English Department established this award to be given to a graduating senior who has demonstrated scholarship in its varied forms: academic excellence, community and college service, presentations on or off campus, and a love of the discipline.
Ms. Wells is a 2001 graduate of Oak Glen High School in New Cumberland, W.Va., and she will graduate from La Roche in May. She is the daughter of Timothy and Vonnie Wells of Weirton, W.Va.