NEW KENSINGTON, Pa. — Penn State New Kensington will honor its spring 2023 graduates on May 6 with an in-person ceremony at 10 a.m. The ceremony also will be livestreamed.
Tom Guzzo, Penn State alumnus and fourth-term mayor of the city of New Kensington, will serve as the event’s keynote speaker. He also is the president of Horizon Rehabilitation Services and is a certified rehabilitation counselor. After graduating from Valley High School in New Kensington, he pursued his postsecondary education at Penn State, earning a bachelor’s degree in health, planning and administration, followed by a master’s degree in education. Proud and excited about the current revitalization in New Kensington, which includes numerous new businesses, the creation of hundreds of jobs and strengthening opportunities for the community, Guzzo credits Penn State, and specifically the New Kensington campus, for its attention and investments made in the city.
The ceremony begins at 10 a.m. in the Athletic Center. Graduates are asked to arrive and check in at 9 a.m. in Conference Center 051. Details and livestream information can be viewed at the New Kensington campus graduation website.
Students, family and friends can follow the campus on Instagram (@psnkadmissions) to see photos during the ceremony. Individuals can share their photos by tagging the campus and using the hashtag #PSUgrad. A full gallery of photos from the ceremony, including graduate portraits from the event, will be posted to the campus Facebook page the week following commencement.
Class of 2023
College of Engineering, B.S., Electro-Mechanical Engineering Technology — Thomas Barrett, Josephine Heim, Alexander Ivory, Andrew Perry, Alexanderia Polka, Samuel Ramsey
College of Liberal Arts, B.A., Psychology — Skylar Dale
College of Nursing, B.S., Nursing — Johannah Cherry, Sydney Clever, Leann Frederick, Danielle Kitch, Michele Smeltzer, Jasmine Taylor
University College, B.S., Biobehavioral Health — Talissa King Furniss, Pape Mbaye, Michel Nafash, Jennifer Roberts, Elizabeth Schachte
University College, B.S., Business — Tallon Auth, Sebastian Borrero, Garrett Carr, Joseph Dusabe, Jonathan Hartill, Chase Koedel, Erin Maguire, Nicholas Tabaka
University College, B.A., Communications — Matthew Moraitis, Demario Stanback, Serena Timko
University College, B.S., Criminal Justice — Alaina Aulerich, Gianna Foglia, Kaylea Kemp, Farid Nafash, Anthony Sawl, Mary Shaw
University College, B.S., Information Sciences and Technology — Justin Christy, Zachery Craig, Matthew Dambrosia, Matthew Ingram, Dakota Lane, Reise Matson, Carl Smith, Bevanny Stearman, Nolan Thompson, Jesse Weltz
University College, B.S., Project and Supply Chain Management — Sam Barca, Anthony Frazetta, Ryan Welsh
University College, B.A., Psychology — Shaylynne Boitnott, Deshaya Davis, Ashley Sovitski, Sara Tresco
College of Engineering, A.S., Biomedical Engineering Technology — Luke Baierl, Nicholas Hill, Maria Sherbondy, Joseph Shybloski, Dana Summers
University College, A.S., Business Administration -— Hanna Morow
University College, A.S., Multidisciplinary Studies — Aric Curler
University College, A.S., Radiological Sciences — Alexis Baumler, Morgan Gamble, Daisha Keys, Wyatt Libitzer, Brianna Troutman