College briefs

Darrow awarded scholarship

YOUNGSTOWN — Rachel Darrow of Troy, a freshman enrolled at Youngstown State University, is among more than 1,200 students awarded scholarships for academic excellence for the Fall 2016 semester.

Darrow, a graduate of Troy High School now majoring in Exercise Science at YSU, received the First Opportunity Award.

Johnson graduates from Fort Hays

HAYS, Kan. — Carrie Nichole Johnson, of Piqua, graduated from Fort Hays State University, Hays, Kan., in the summer 2016 term with a Bachelor of Arts in psychology.

Fort Hays State is one of six public universities in the Kansas Board of Regents system.

Henger accepted to ECSU

WILLIMANTIC, Conn. — Eastern Connecticut State University recently released its list of newly enrolled students for the fall 2016 semester. Among the new students is Sarah Henger of Casstown, whose major is Business Information Systems.

Incoming students come from 158 of Connecticut’s towns, from 24 other states and from 23 other countries.

Eastern is the state of Connecticut’s public liberal arts university, serving approximately 5,300 students annually at its Willimantic campus and satellite locations. For more information, visit

Heidelberg welcomes largest class

TIFFIN — The 2016-17 academic year got off to a great start when Heidelberg University welcomed nearly 400 first-year and 40 transfer students — one of the largest classes of new students in the university’s history.

Among the entering class of students are the following local residents:

Leeann Black of Troy, who plans to major in Education

Vivian Brauer of Pleasant Hill, who plans to major in Education

Alyssa Crusey of Tipp City, who plans to major in Athletic Training

Cameron Godsey of Troy, who plans to major in Integrated Media

Connor Hockett of Troy, who plans to major in Sport Management

Brock Jamison of Pleasant Hill, who plans to major in Business Administration

Brandon Magee of Covington, who plans to major in Criminology

The class of 2020 is one of the largest groups of incoming students in Heidelberg’s history. As a class, the new and transfer students, numbering 411, arrived with one of the highest recorded average GPA and ACT cohort scores, said Doug Kellar, vice president for enrollment management.