Past Scholarship Winners

2001 Nathan Frechen
Rochester Institute of Technology

Nathan Frechen graduated from the College of Engineering at R.I.T in 2006. During his college career, he completed several cooperative job experiences, traveled to France and gained exposure to international business. He now works as the engineering manager of the Perfomance Testing Laboratory at Blount International in Portland, Oregon.

 

2002 Kimberly Moore
Syracuse University

Kimberly Moore graduated from Syracuse University in 2005 where she majored in finance and market management. While at Syracuse, she completed an internship in London, England. She is presently working for for AstraZeneca in Gaithersburg, Maryland. In 2012, Kim received her MBA from Johns Hopkins University.

 

2003 Ashley Gaffey
Texas A&M University

Ashley Gaffey graduated from the College of Agriculture and Animal Sciences at Texas A&M University in 2007, where she was a member of The National Society of Collegiate Scholars. She also earned her DVM (Doctor of Veterinary Medicine) at Texas A&M.

 

 

2004 Melanie DeWitt
Georgia Institute of Technology

Melanie DeWitt studied Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at Georgia Tech.

 

 

 

2005 Paula Freitag
University of Notre Dame

Paula Freitag graduated from the University of Notre Dame where she studied Finance and Accounting. She now works for Johnson & Johnson in New Jersey.

 

 

 

2007 Ellen Reavey
Boston University

Ellen Reavey graduated magna cum laude from Boston University where she majored in biomedical engineering. While at Boston University, she spent a semester in Dresden, Germany. After training with Teach For America, Ellen received her M.Ed at Boston University and now teaches high school physics and engineering in Los Angeles.

 

 

 

2008 Angela Petriello
New York University

Angela Petriello received her Bachelor’s degree in Anthropology and Spanish from New York University in 2012. After a year spent with AmeriCorps, she is an enablement manager for UniteUs in New York City.

 

 

 

2009 Aaron Soden
Pennsylvania State University

Aaron Soden received his B.A. in Labor Studies and Employment Relations from Penn State. Aaron is an investment advisor at 1938 Wealth Advisors.

 

 

 

2010 Thomas J. Kelly
Binghamton University

T.J. Kelly graduated from Binghamton University in 2014 where he studied biology. He earned his Pharm.D from Thomas Jefferson University in 2018 and now works as a clinical oncology pharmacist at Jefferson Specialty Pharmacy in Philadelphia.

 

 

 

 

2010 Kyla Kemmerer
Pratt Institute of Art

Kyla Kemmerer received her Bachelor’s degree of Fine Arts in Communication Design from the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York in 2014. Kyla lives in Pittsburgh where she works as a senior illustrator for NICHE, a website that ranks K-12 schools, colleges and places.
 

 

 

2011 Nicolas Marco
Carnegie Mellon University

Nick Marco graduated in engineering from Carnegie Mellon University and now serves as the vice president of business development and operations at Wise Telemetry in Pittsburgh.
 

 

 

2012 Stephanie Skurski
University of Scranton

Stephanie Skurski has completed her obligatory fifth year of clinical practice at the University of Scranton where she majored in occupational therapy. She works as an occupational therapist in a skilled nursing facility in Sarasota, Florida.
 

 

 

2013 Melissa Kukowski
University of Pittsburgh

Melissa was awarded her B.S. in neuroscience and psychology at Pitt and then received a Fulbright award to teach in South Korea. She is now pursuing her M.D. at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.
 

 

 

2013 Raymond Polak
Pennsylvannia State University

Ray has received his B.S. in mathematics at Penn State and is now pursuing PhD studies in mathematics at Purdue University.
 

 

 

2014 Emily Staros
Cornell University

Emily Staros graduated from Cornell University in chemistry. Following Cornell, Emily spent a year in France as a teaching assistant in a French public high school. She is now a faculty member at the Burr and Burton Academy in Manchester, Vermont where she teaches chemistry.
 

 

 

2015 Ivy Christensen
Syracuse University

Ivy Christensen received her BS in mechanical engineering at Syracuse. She was awarded a Brooke Owens Fellowship in 2019 and was an intern on the DreamChaser space shuttle team while working at the Sierra Nevada Corporation in Boulder, Colorado. In 2020 Ivy joined Launcher, a start up company in New York City, where she works as a control systems engineer.
 

 

 

2016 Alyssa Hubal
Loyola University Maryland

Alyssa Hubal received B. S. in biology from Loyola of Maryland in 2020 and is now enrolled in the PhD program for biomedical sciences at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland.
 

 

 

2016 Rachel Serfilippi
Paul Smith's College

Rae Serfilippi graduated from Paul Smith’s College with a bachelor’s degree in ecological restoration in 2020. She now works in this field as a project manager for ArcheWay in Quakerstown, Pa.
 

 

 

2017 Evan Haley
Temple University

Evan Haley studies mathematics and neuroscience in the Honors Program at Temple.
 

 

 

2018 Kaylin Trynoski
Binghamton University

Kaylin Trynoski is enrolled at Binghamton University where she majors in Economics.
 

 

 

2019 Devon Dubanowitz
University of Pittsburgh

Devon Dubanowitz studies civil engineering at the University of Pittsburgh.
 

 

 

2019 Kaylee Landry
Seton Hall Universtiy

Kaylee Landry majors in biology at Seton Hall University.