• Katherine Hope receives Slafka Memorial Service Award

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    March 25, 2020
    Katherine Hope, currently of Jeannette, has been awarded the 2019-2020 Aaron Slafka Memorial Service Award at the University of Pittsburgh at Greenburg. Hope, a senior political science major with minors in sociology and legal psychology, is a 2016 graduate of Franklin Regional High School. Her parents, Jeff and Lisa Tranquil Hope reside in Murrysville. The award, which includes a plaque and a $500.00 prize was to be presented at the Pitt-Greensburg Honors Convocation on April 17, 2020.
    Katherine, known as “Rowyn” to her friends, has served the university and community in a number of ways including as a member of the Pitt-Greensburg Judicial Board since 2019 and president of the College Democrats since 2017.
    The award is named for Aaron Slafka, a 2007 political science graduate of the University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg, who was a respected student leader and athlete. He passed away unexpectedly in April 2014 at the age of 29. This award is presented to a junior or senior majoring in political science and who is able to demonstrate service to the University, as well as demonstrating perseverance and the ability to overcome adversity.
    Susan M. Isola, Director of Media Relations