College briefs

Troy student honored at Defiance

DEFIANCE — Defiance College held its annual Honors Day Convocation recently to recognize academic achievements of students. Special recognition was also given to faculty and staff.

A Troy student receiving an award during the convocation and departmental ceremonies was Benjamin Weber who received the Senior Dean’s Scholars.

Roetter helps fight pediatric AIDS

BEREA — Matthew Roetter of Troy was among more than 130 students who participated in the 15th annual Dance Marathon at Baldwin Wallace University. As the largest philanthropy organization on campus, Dance Marathon brings together the community, students and sponsors. The 12-hour marathon consists of performers, dance and HIV/AIDS education. This year’s record-breaking event saw an all-time high number of sponsors and participants, and raised more than $45,500 for the cause, setting yet another record.

Roetter, a graduate of Troy High School majoring in finance and economics, danced from noon to midnight, raising money and awareness in the fight against pediatric HIV/AIDS through Up 4 the Fight, a collegiate fundraising program. All proceeds went to the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation, which seeks to educate and reduce the transmission and cases of pediatric AIDS worldwide. The 2016 Dance Marathon’s theme was “How many takes till we get to zero?” in reference to zero cases of mother to child HIV/AIDS transmission and zero cases of children diagnosed with HIV everyday.

UF students participate in symposium

FINDLAY — Nearly 600 students at the University of Findlay recently participated in the annual Symposium for Scholarship and Creativity. Held on campus, undergraduate and graduate students were given the opportunity to share their research, creativity and professional learning experiences with the University and community. Many students received honors during the Symposium’s awards ceremony.

A local student included Sarah Blackmore of Troy.

Reid Wynkoop of Troy (45373)