LOCK HAVEN, Pa. - Lock Haven University is a member of the Pennsylvania State
System of Higher Education (PASSHE), the largest provider of higher education in
the commonwealth. Its 14 universities offer more than 250 degree and certificate
programs in more than 120 areas of study. Nearly 405,000 system alumni live and
work in Pennsylvania.
The Lock Haven University Physician Assistant and Health Science Scholarship Award Ceremony was held on April 24 in recognition of those recipients of this year’s scholarships. Scholarships were presented to students who have been accepted into the LHU Physician Assistant program and who have demonstrated excellence in their preparation to become Physician Assistants.
Rebecca Rocco of Philipsburg, Pa. is the recipient of the Steadman Scholarship. The Steadman Scholarship is given each year in memory of Michael Steadman, a Lock Haven University student tragically killed in an automobile accident. Funded by the Steadman family, the scholarship is awarded to a Lock Haven University student accepted into the University’s Physician Assistant Program. Last year’s recipient was Ms. Amy Hake from Dover, Pa. Both Ms. Rocco and Ms. Hake participated in the 3+2 accelerated undergraduate program in the Health Science/Pre Physician Assistant major.
This year’s Romeo Scholarship recipients are Catherine Birdsey, Monika Buckley, Lisa Himes, Amy Hake, Kari Vanocker, Jordan Bright, Rebecca Rocco, Tiffany Allen, Chelsea McCartle and Rachel Garges. The Romeo Scholarship was made possible by a gift from the Late Victoria Romeo Estate that is used to recruit highly qualified students from underserved areas in an attempt to return these students to practice in medically underserved areas of the Commonwealth.
Chad Jackson received the Harendza Scholarship and Shannon O’Day received the Lytle Scholarship. The Harendza, Lytle Scholarships have been provided by friends of the University and Physician Assistant program who are committed to helping the program meet its mission of returning highly qualified providers to medically underserved regions of the Commonwealth.
The Dr. Michael Greenberg Scholarship was presented to Amit Patel. This scholarship has been provided by the Medical Director of the Physician Assistant program and is awarded to the second year Physician Assistant student who, in the opinion of the PA Program faculty, demonstrates the highest standards of academic and professional excellence.