Sarah Carey named a DaVinci Scholar

Sarah Carey, a senior psychology major with an education minor from Whitaker, PA, recently was named a DaVinci Scholar by the University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg.

One of the most prestigious honors a student can receive from the University, a DaVinci Scholarship represents the highest ideals of a Pitt-Greensburg education. These include high academic achievement, a significant record of service to the campus and community, leadership, and knowledge of other peoples and cultures. The inspiration for this award was taken from the great Italian Renaissance figure, Leonardo DaVinci.

A Dean’s List student, Carey exhibits the qualities of a DaVinci Scholar in various ways. A member of the University’s chapter of SPSEA (Student Pennsylvania State Education Association), she is an active volunteer through an assortment of Pitt-Greensburg programs, including the Lunch Buddies program and READ for Lifelong Learning at Nicely Elementary School. Carey also has volunteered through the Pitt-Greensburg Education program with Early College Experience, the JAYS After-School Program at Jeannette Middle School, and S.T.E.P. Tutoring program at Greensburg Salem Middle School. In Spring 2009, she participated in Pitt-Greensburg’s Emerging Leadership Development Series and currently serves as the SPSEA Elementary Committee Chair.

Carey’s knowledge of other cultures and peoples was developed through her familial connection to Ireland. Born in a small town outside of Dublin, she lived in Ireland for the first four years of her life and then visited the country during the summer months until she began attending college. Her experience traveling throughout the country engulfed her in the Irish culture and fueled her desire to explore other cultures in order to have a better understanding of the world.

Her decision to choose elementary education as a career is based on her desire to share new ideas and concepts with children when they are most impressionable and responsive. Because of her love of travel and other cultures, Carey would not only like to teach in the United States, but also in Europe.

A student who is named a DaVinci Scholar receives a $1,000 scholarship that can be used for tuition or travel, recognition at Commencement, and a medal that can be worn at graduation and other official University events. Since 2001, 38 Pitt-Greensburg students have been named DaVinci Scholars.

Founded in 1963, the University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg is a publicly assisted, four-year, liberal arts college in southwestern Pennsylvania. A regional campus of the University of Pittsburgh, which is celebrating its 225th anniversary, Pitt-Greensburg offers 24 baccalaureate degree programs, including new majors in Education and Spanish, as well as 19 minors. More than 13 percent of Pitt-Greensburg’s full-time faculty—the highest percentage of any University of Pittsburgh campus—have received the prestigious University-wide Chancellor’s Distinguished Teaching Award.

 

 

Publication Date

Monday, March 12, 2012 - 11:26am

Summary

Sarah Carey, a senior psychology major with an education minor from Whitaker, PA, recently was named a DaVinci Scholar by the University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg. One of the most prestigious honors a student can receive from the University, a DaVinci Scholarship represents the highest ideals of a Pitt-Greensburg education. These include high academic achievement, a significant record of service to the campus and community, leadership, and knowledge of other peoples and cultures. The inspiration for this award was taken from the great Italian Renaissance figure, Leonardo DaVinci.