College News

Mallory Gertscher daughter of Larry and Marjorie Gertscher of St. Clairsville, Ohio completed her graduate studies at Kent State University. She graduated summa cum laude from the Educational Specialist (Ed.S.) Program in School Psychology. Mallory is a 2003 graduate of St Clairsville High School. From Miami University of Ohio she graduated in 2007 with a Bachelor of Science in Special Education. She received a Masters in Education (M.Ed.) from Kent State University in 2008. Mallory was selected to be a presenter at the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) convention held during March in Chicago. The title of her presentation was “Transition Planning: Post School Outcomes for Students with Disabilities.” This past school year Mallory completed an internship in the Streetsboro, Ohio schools. She has accepted a position through the Summit County Educational Service Center as a School Psychologist with the Green and Springfield Ohio School Districts near Akron.

Megan Elizabeth Vetula, daughter of Richard and Sandra Vetula of Fairpoint, Ohio, recently received the degree of Juris Doctor from the Georgetown University Law Center. Vetula graduated from St. Clairsville High School in 2003. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree, magna cum laude, in Linguistics with a minor in Spanish from Georgetown University in 2007.

During law school, Vetula served as a staff member and later as Managing Editor for Notes on The Georgetown Journal of Legal Ethics. In 2009, she published an article entitled From the Big Four to Big Law: The Swiss Verein and the Global Law Firm in the Journal. Vetula won a CALI Award in 2008 and was selected to participate in a conference on the law firm business model at the Indiana University Maurer School of Law. Megan also received the St. Thomas More Award for outstanding student work in legal ethics.

Vetula worked as a summer associate in the Cleveland office of Squire, Sanders & Dempsey LLP in 2008, and in the Washington, D.C. office of K&L Gates LLP in 2009. She also served as an intern for Associate Judge Anita Josey-Herring of the D.C. Superior Court in the spring of 2009.

This fall Megan is employed as a Teaching Fellow at the Georgetown University Law Center, and in January she will join the Washington, D.C. office of K&L Gates LLP as an associate attorney.

Vanessa Ann Vetula, daughter of Richard and Sandra Vetula of Fairpoint, Ohio, recently received a Bachelor of Science degree with a focus in media management from The Scripps College of Communication at Ohio University, Athens. Vanessa was a member of Mortar Board, a national senior honor society, serving as secretary of the Ohio University Chapter. She was also a member of Phi Sigma Pi national honors fraternity.

While at Ohio University Vetula worked as a program assistant for the Global Leadership Center. She also interned with Athletes for Hope, a non-profit philanthropic organization in Washington, D.C. and with the Washington, D.C. office of The Associated Press.

Vetula is employed as a client services assistant with the National Journal, located at the Watergate complex in Washington, D.C.

MUSKINGUM COLLEGE announces their dean’s list for the Spring as follows:

Belmont – Craig S. Secrest; Bridgeport – Ryan A. Kreiter; Martins Ferry – Trevor Lutz; St. Clairsville – Ryan Regel and Justin Sloan; Flushing – Isabelle Blohm

COMMENCEMENT LIST from Muskingum College as follows:

Barnesville – Alitza J. Grear, bachelor of arts degree in special education; Belmont – Ryan Kutcher, bachelor of arts degree in physical and health education; Bridgeport – Laraine Skorich, bachelor of arts degree in digital media design; Cadiz – Dirk Chisnell, bachelor of science degree in mathematics; Martins Ferry – Trevor Lutz, bachelor of science degree in chemistry, molecular biology; St. Clairsville – Ryan Regel, bachelor of arts degree in political science, business and economics; Justin Sloan, bachelor of arts degree in accounting, business.

A total of 346 Kent State University full-time students were named to the Dean’s List for superior academic achievement during the 2010 Summer semester.

To be named to the Dean’s List, full-time students must have achieved a grade point average of 3.40 or greater and must have completed 12 or more letter-graded credit hours.

Local student receiving this honor is Jennifer Williams of St. Clairsville.