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Best of the best
YSU’s undergraduate engineering program is among the best in the nation, according to U.S. News. The program was placed in the top third nationwide in the magazine’s latest list of best college programs.

Other YSU programs also making the rankings this year were the graduate program in physical therapy and undergraduate business programs.

Stephen and Sandy Gurgovits

Stephen and Sandy Gurgovits

Giving
A Hermitage, Pa., couple and a local trust have made generous gifts to YSU.

Stephen Gurgovits, chair of FNB Corp. and First National Bank of Pennsylvania, and his wife, Sandy, donated $100,000 to the YSU Foundation to establish a scholarship in Economics. Gurgovits graduated from YSU in 1972.

In addition, the John S. and Doris M. Andrews Trust

From the left are trsutees of the Andrews Trust Scott Schulick, Paul Williams and Dave Sabine, Youngstown Mayor John McNally and YSU President Jim Tressel.

From the left are trustees of the Andrews Trust Scott Schulick, Paul Williams and Dave Sabine, Youngstown Mayor John McNally and YSU President Jim Tressel.

donated $250,000 to help fund improvements to the Wick Avenue corridor at YSU. The gift will be used specifically to pay for enhanced lighting along the roadway.

Heritage Award
The deadline is Dec. 31 to submit nominations for the 2016 YSU Heritage Award, recognizing former YSU faculty and professional/administrative staff who have made major contributions to the university during their years of service. Award recipients are honored with plaques mounted on the wall of the concourse of Maag Library. For more information, contact Linda Moore at 330-941-2137 or lmoore@ysu.edu.