The James B. Greene Scholarship was established in 2016 in memory of Youngstown State University Trustee James B. Greene. James graduated from Linsly Military Academy in Wheeling, WV and from Bethany College with bachelor’s degrees in history and economics. He began his career with Wheeling Pittsburgh Steel from 1963 until 1972. Upon leaving that position, he was employed at Compco Industries as Chief Commercial Officer until his retirement in 2009. Active as a community and civic leader, James served on the Board of Trustees as Youngstown State University and the Neil Kennedy Recovery Clinic. His scholarship is to be awarded to a student enrolled in the Williamson College of Business Administration.
The Alexander and Casimir Szmaj Memorial Scholarship in Mechanical Engineering was established by Alexander and Casimir’s children. Alexander and Casimir taught their children the value of education as a means to improving life and also as a means to help them reach their full potential. Casimir came to the United States in 1950 with little more than “the shirt on his back” and the determination to make a better life for himself. While working at the Youngstown steel mills, he put himself through college, eventually earning a mechanical engineering degree from Youngstown State University. This scholarship is awarded to a STEM students majoring in Mechanical Engineering.
The Art Canning Memorial Scholarship was established in 2011 by Art’s parents Fred and Diane Canning. Art grew up in Youngstown, Ohio where he was involved in many activities ranging from athletics to the Youngstown Connection singing group. Art took pride in everything he did and it showed through his relentless hard work and practice. He went away to college, choosing the University of Pennsylvania and eventually earned a job at Goldman Sachs in New York City. Art was diagnosed with stage IV Hodgkin’s disease during the second semester of his senior year. Sadly, Art passed away on February 24th, 2004, but his relentless and passionate spirit lives on through his scholarship. It is awarded to students pursuing their Masters of Social Work in honor of the social workers who helped Art throughout his journey.
The Dr. Evelyn DeLong Mangie and James D. Mangie, Sr. Scholarship was established in 2015 by James and Evelyn Mangie. In 1956, James earned a Business Degree in Marketing at Youngstown University. Evelyn, a non-traditional student, received a degree in Anthropology in 1984, her Master’s Degree in History in 1987 and went on to earn a doctorate degree from the University of Akron. Until his retirement, James was president of Specialty Steel Sales in Youngstown, Ohio and Evelyn is a professor at Florida Southwestern State College. Their scholarship is awarded to a non-traditional female student enrolled in the College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences.