Lewellyn Bridge of Cuyahoga Falls received the Community Leadership Award from Altrusa International of Akron. She has been active with the organization since 1983 and served twice as presidents. She is a retired nurse at Akron City Hospital, where she helped develop the first heart catheterization lab in Akron.
David Flegal and Bradley Minrovic, both of Akron, were honored at the 2012 Ovation ceremony at Baldwin-Wallace College. Flegal received the Walter E. and Elaine Mueller Scholarship for business students. Minrovic received the Dr. Sardari L. and Sunita Arora Scholarship for academics and for his work as a lab assistant and in chemistry summer research.
Two Copley Township residents were named Outstanding 2012 Seniors at Baldwin- Wallace College. Julianne Mier, daughter of Michael and LeeAnn Mier, received a degree in communication disorders. Caroline Bach, daughter of Karen Dalessio-Bach, received a degree in broadcasting and mass communications.
Five Akron-area high school graduates were among those named Lisle M. Buckingham Scholars for the upcoming school year. The students will receive scholarships named after the former senior partner of the law firm of Buckingham, Doolittle & Burroughs in Akron. The award covers full tuition, fees, room and board for up to four academic years in an undergraduate program. The local winners were Isabella K. Bartholomew of Lake High; Amanda K. Brewer of Stow-Munroe Falls High; Daniel C. Crowder of Western Reserve Academy, Hudson; Daniel J. Giorgio, home-schooled, Sharon Township; and Rachel M. Salberg, Field High, Brimfield Township.
Six area college students will receive $3,000 scholarships in memory of longtime Akron Beacon Journal editor John S. Knight and public relations professional Ludel Sauvageot. They included Kent State student Kathryn Coduto of North Canton, who is studying electronic media management.
Josephine Watson, a graduate of the Akron Early College High School at the University of Akron, was selected for the Charles L. Warren Memorial Heritage Scholarship from the Ohio Association for College Admission Counseling. Watson will attend the University of Cincinnati this fall.
The College of Wooster honored three graduates with Distinguished Alumni Awards this weekend. Ronald Hughes is founder and director of the North American Resource Center for Child Welfare in Columbus; Irwin Reese is a former singer with the Metropolitan Opera in New York City; and Dr. Tom Welty is an epidemiologist who also is certified in family practice and public health.
Stephen Mitchell, a sport pedagogy professor at Kent State, is the new president-elect of the National Association for Sport and Physical Education. He also is president and advocacy committee chairman for the Ohio Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance.
Five Hudson High School graduates received $2,500 scholarships from the Rotary Club of Hudson: Haley Coleman, who will attend the University of Akron; Lena Dahlby, Ohio State University; Jill Gaietto, Kent State University; Rylee Fitzgerald, Ohio State; and Carrie Shortman, the University of Cincinnati.
Akron-area students honored this spring by Wittenberg University included Kristen C. Wright of Akron, who received the ATO Paul F. Bloomhardt Award and membership to Mortar Board, Omicron Delta Kappa and Chi Alpha Sigma; Kimberly J. Dyer of Copley Township, the North Coast Athletic Conference Student-Athlete Award and Third-Team Academic All-America; Lauren A. Campbell of Stow, membership Pick and Pen; and Sarvani R. Ramcharran of Stow, membership to Alpha Lambda Delta.
Noelle Hunt received a $1,000 scholarship from the Northeast Ohio chapter of the American Association of Blacks in Energy. Hunt graduated this spring with a diploma from Timken High School and an associate of science degree from Stark State College. She will attend Kent State this fall to study nursing.
Navy Seaman Dean K. Steadley, son of Diane L. and John Borys of Richfield, completed Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill. He is a 2000 graduate of Strongsville High School.
Anthony S. Cover, son of Carol S. Cover of Akron and Steven A. Cover of Tallmadge, was promoted to Navy seaman apprentice when he graduated from Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill. He is a 2005 graduate of Tallmadge High School.
Navy Seaman Recruit Damon Coates, son of Veronica Davidson of Northfield, completed basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill.
Marine Corps Pfc. Edward A. Polk II, son of Veronica C. Polk of Akron, graduated from the Marine Aviation Supply Specialist Course with Marine Aviation Training Support Squadron One in Meridian, Miss.
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