YSU ACE Awards Scholarships to Students


The Youngstown State University Association of Classified Employees has awarded $800 in scholarships to three YSU Students; $400 to Molly Auchter of Hubbard, Ohio majoring in Computer Forensics and $200 each to Celeste Cavanaugh of Struthers, Ohio majoring in Nursing and Kyle Marshall of Canfield, Ohio majoring in Nursing.

All of these great students were nominated by YSU Association of Classified Employees that work at the University.

An award dinner was held at Collections Cafe at the Butler Institute of American Art this past June. The students were in attendance and accompanied by their parents and surrounded by numerous members of the YSU-ACE executive committee, the selection committee, the social committee and those who recommended them.

Applicants must have completed at least 30 semester hours at YSU and have documented financial need. They must submit an essay discussing the value of his/her employment at YSU, their community service, and two recommendation letters from YSU-ACE members.

“The students are our number one priority,” said Connie Frisby, administrative assistant in the Office of Computer Science & Information Systems and YSU-ACE president. “Many past and present YSU-ACE employees have made and continue to make contributions into this scholarship through the YSU Foundation to be able to help those hard working students a bit more. It was an honor to share this event with the recipients and their families.”

For more information on the scholarship, contact Anthony Spano at 330-941-2669 or avspano@ysu.edu. Donations to the scholarship can be sent to the ACE Scholarship Fund at the YSU Foundation.

The YSU ACE Scholarship was established in 2003 as an endowed scholarship invested through the YSU Foundation to provide financial assistance to YSU student employees.

(Pictured: On the left is Celeste Cavanaugh, scholarship recipient; next to her Donald Cavanaugh, father of recipient. On the right: Molly Auchter, scholarship recipient, to the right of the recipient is Lance and Marlene Piccolin, parents of the scholarship recipient.  Front Row (Left to Right): Lorraine Cavanaugh, mother of recipient, Connie Frisby, YSU ACE President, Linda Frattaroli, YSU ACE Member. Back Row (left to right): Monica Temnick, YSU ACE Member and Sylvia Rupert, YSU ACE Member.

(Not Pictured: YSU Student Kyle Marshall, scholarship recipient)