Penn State Fayette holds 2023 Pi Sigma Phi induction ceremony

Academic honor society welcomes new members
Penn State Fayette 2023 Pi Sigma Phi Inductees

2023's Pi Sigma Phi inductees

Credit: Penn State

LEMONT FURNACE, Pa. — Penn State Fayette, The Eberly Campus inducted new students into Pi Sigma Phi, the campus honor society, in a ceremony attended by friends and family on April 13.

Eligible students earned a grade-point average of at least 3.5 and completed at least 30 credits of coursework. Founded in 1987, Pi Sigma Phi promotes and encourages higher standards of learning and high scholastic attainment.

Pamela Pologruto, associate teaching professor of the Physical Therapist Assistant program, imparted words of encouragement onto the inductees during the ceremony.

“Appreciate this moment,” she said. “Be sure to let the accomplishments sink in. In our fast-paced society, it is easy to get caught up in the vicious cycle of moving onto the next goal rather than taking the time to savor in the glory of your achievement.”

“Think about how you got here, the challenges you overcame, and recognize those who supported you whether it was a family member, partner, spouse, friend, professor, or anyone that believed in you when you may not have believed in yourself,” she added.

2023 Pi Sigma Phi Inductees


  • Alexandra McGee, nursing


  • Rylee Donaldson, nursing
  • Gabrielle Goodwin, nursing
  • Ian Palaisa, corporate communication
  • Ashley Ringer, human development and family studies
  • Olivia Spotto, human development and family studies


  • Nicole Walker, physical therapist assistant


  • Lucas Beddick, psychology
  • Reagan Dally, civil engineering
  • Lauren Nedrow, business
  • Samuel Leonard, electro-mechanical engineering technology
  • McKenzie Pittsment, nursing
  • Anna George, psychology


  • Haylee Falcon, nursing
  • Jennifer Zelenick, nursing


  • Braxton Marshall, science

Highlands Ranch

  • Ashlee Norman, business

Indian Head

  • Noah King, business, management and marketing


  • Gianna Krofcheck, business
  • Jacob Nace, physical therapist assistant
  • Stephanie Sobek, nursing
  • Joseph Stoner, electrical engineering technology


  • Bryce Landman, business

Mount Pleasant

  • Ethan Mates, biology

New Alexandria

  • Brooke Parvin, human development and family studies

New Salem

  • Sophia Gaggiani, nursing


  • Chase Hazelbaker, nursing

Point Marion

  • Amanda Borsodi, nursing

Rostraver Township

  • Dillon Diamond, nursing
  • James Zakrzwski, accounting


  • Julia Bryner, criminal justice
  • Colby Cain, corporate communication


  • Heidi Anderson, nursing
  • Mary Byers, human development and family studies
  • Jacob Elias, electro-mechanical engineering technology
  • Brett Lemansky, engineering science
  • Tara Rankin, nursing
  • Christa Stroder, nursing

“As you prepare to tackle the challenges of today and tomorrow, remember that the journey never ends. Learning is a never ending process as there are always new ideas to imagine and new problems to be solved,” said Pologruto, near the end of her speech. “The question I challenge you with is, what is next?”