April 10, 2014
The DeCrane-Houser scholarship is named in memory of Father Arthur DeCrane; the first full-time Catholic Chaplain at Youngstown College and Mahoning County Court of Common Pleas Judge William Houser, who was a student that never forgot the dedication and example of Father DeCrane.
Each spring, the scholarship is awarded to a full-time student at YSU who is an active member of the Catholic Student Association; who is in good academic standing and has contributed time and talent to both school and the local community.
This year’s recipient is Connor Hetzel, a graduate of Boardman High School in Boardman, OH. He is a sophomore double majoring in computer science and physics who boasts a 3.94 overall grade point average.
He is a most involved member of the Association of Computing Machinery - YSU Student Chapter, Pi Mu Epsilon – Mathematical Honor Society, and STEM Leadership Society and serves as an officer for Society of Physic Students and Catholic Student Association. As Spiritual Chair of the Catholic Student Association, Connor was an integral part in the planning and organizing of liturgical ministers, retreats, Bible Study and prayer opportunities at the Center.