Robert Morris University

The Minuteman - 4/29/2022

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  • Robert Morris University Class of ’79 alumnus Kevin Colbert '79, general manager of the Pittsburgh Steelers, is speaking at RMU’s commencement ceremonies next week. Colbert will give the commencement address at the graduate ceremony on Friday, May 6, at 4 p.m. on campus in the UPMC Events Center. Approximately 150 students will receive master’s and doctoral degrees at that ceremony.

    The undergraduate ceremony will be held Saturday, May 7, at 9:30 a.m., and 525 students will receive bachelor’s degrees at the event. The undergraduate commencement speaker will be Richard J. Harshman, director of PNC Financial Services Group and Ameren Corporation and chair of the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust. Harshman is an RMU alumnus and the former chair of the university Board of Trustees, and former chairman, president and CEO of Allegheny Technologies Incorporated (ATI). Read more here.

  • On April 20, the School of Information, Humanities and Social Sciences held its annual Student Recognition Awards Ceremony in the Wheatley Center Atrium. A number of students were honored at this ceremony:     

    Dean’s Scholar Awards: Riley Carroll, Hannah Clark, Kristen Davis, Caylee Jackson, Draven Marino
    Outstanding Graphic Design Student Award: Domenico Scalise
    Outstanding UX-UI Major Award: Emma Crites
    Outstanding Cinema & Photography Award: Sarah Gabany
    Outstanding English Studies Major in Writing Award: Natalie Villaflor
    Outstanding English Studies Major in Literature Award: Danielle Connors
    Jan Kenton Memorial Scholarship: Julie Ceoffe
    Thomas A. Marshall Memorial Scholarship: Mackenzie Hill
    CIS Outstanding Graduate Student Award: Andrew Salley, Taylor Scalise
    CIS Outstanding Undergraduate Student Award: Sylvia Dawson, Benjamin Gaudlip, Gavin Hartman, Brandon Schuh, Glenn Wallace
    Communication & Organizational Leadership Professional Focus Award: Connor Lawrence, Sydney Smith
    Communication & Organizational Leadership Academic Achievement Award: Draven Marino, Kari Stoltenberg
    Communication & Organizational Leadership Service Award: Nicholas Capito
    Outstanding Student in Criminal Justice Award: Christina Marth
    Outstanding Student in Economics Award: Kahliel Spear
    Outstanding Student in Political Science Award: Hunter Bailey
    Outstanding Student in History Award: Donald Germano
    Social Sciences Endowed Scholarship Award: Matthew Wollett
    Academic Media Center Leadership Award: Michael Delehanty,
    Student Media Leadership Award: Nathan Breisinger
    Academic Media Center Service Award: Bailey Noel
    Student Media Service Award: Samantha Dutch
    Academic Media Center Rookie of the Year: Nathan Kingston, Evelyn Luthringer, Julia Wasielewski
    SIHSS Student Media Leadership Scholarships: Andrew Arrigo, Hope Beatty, Terryaun Bell, Isabella Bigler, Michael Depace, Wyatt Fiedler, Tyler Gallo, Melanie Hulse, Evelyn Luthringer, Ethan Morrison

Editor's Note -- RMU faculty and staff were inadvertently left off the distribution list for last week's Minuteman email. Go here to see last week's edition. Apologies for the error. 

You're Invited

  • RMU's Arts and Humanities Department is pleased to present the outstanding work of our graduating seniors. View the best work from Cinema & Photography, Graphic Design, and UX/UI seniors on exhibition in the Media Arts Gallery in Wheatley Center through May 6.

Upcoming Sports

NCAA Division I

  • Rowing vs. WVU, Saturday, 4/30 @ 10 a.m. at the Midge McPhail Boathouse
  • Women's Lacrosse vs. YSU (Senior Day), Saturday, 4/30 @ noon at Joe Walton Stadium
  • Softball vs. Purdue Fort Wayne Saturday, 4/23 @ 1 p.m. at the North Athletic Complex

Go to for ticketing and other information about NCAA Division sports at RMU.

Upcoming Concerts 

  • Whiskey Myers, May 1
  • CHEER Live, July 12
  • Gabriel "Fluffy" Iglesia, October 14 and 15. (Please note the new dates. All tickets will be honored.)

All concerts are at the UPMC Events Center. Go to for more information.