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Three special, slightly belated, Mother’s Day gifts — diplomas for two sons and Mom

They started at different times at Penn State Shenango but will pick up bachelor’s degrees on
May 13

Denise Malovich is one of more than 12,500 Penn State students University-wide graduating this
spring, but she never imagined she would be joining her two sons in picking up diplomas at Penn
State Shenango. They began their bachelor’s degree studies at the campus at different times, but
will all graduate on May 13.

“I’m thrilled to be graduating,” said Denise, 50, of Sharpsville, Pa. “I always wanted to go back
and get a business degree.”

Son Nathan, 22, said, “I didn’t really think when I graduated from high school that I would be
graduating with my brother and Mom. It’s a good thing.”

Brother Tyler, 24, agreed, adding, “I’m happy for all of us to graduate at the same time.”

The three Malovichs will be among the 70 students graduating at Shenango campus, which
includes four students from other Penn State campuses. Denise returned there in 2008 for a B.S.
degree in business 25 years after earning an associate degree in mechanical engineering
technology. Tyler enrolled at the campus in 2005; then transferred to Penn State Erie, The
Behrend College, to complete a B.S. degree in mechanical engineering, with a minor in
operations and supply chain management. Nathan enrolled at the campus in 2007 and completed
his B.S. degree in information sciences and technology at University Park campus.

Denise’s academic adviser Joy Perrine, instructor of business administration and coordinator of
the business programs, calls her “an excellent student who is dynamic and always goes above
and beyond in her class work.”

While a student, Denise has worked full time since 1995 with Wilton, a leading food crafting
company involved in baking, cake decorating, candy making, cookie making and other products.
Denise is senior class marketing supervisor for 178 teachers at 152 Jo-Ann’s Superstores in the
Eastern United States. She also served as president of the campus Women’s Commission and is a
member of the Penn State Shenango Valley Alumni Board and Blue and White Society. She
organized campus and community events and fundraisers. She was chosen the campus’ 2011
Dennis W. Bartholomew Outstanding Adult Student.


Photo: Malovichs.jpg
Caption: Denise Malovich and her sons Nathan (left) and Tyler started at different times, but will
all pick up bachelor’s degrees on May 13 at Penn State Shenango.


Deborah A. Benedetti, Penn State Outreach, 814-238-4895, dab12@outreach.psu.edu
Dave Aneckstein, Penn State Outreach, 814-865-7600, dxa141@outreach.psu.edu

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