Patel Presented With Award At Wilkes Commencement

Nimita Patel, Mountain Top, was presented with the Theresa Jordan and Frank Mehm Prize at Wilkes University’s 67th Annual Spring Commencement on May 17.

The daughter of Bharat and Madhu Patel, she graduated with a bachelor of arts degree with a triple major in criminology, psychology and sociology. The annual prize recognizes an individual from the Wilkes community who exemplifies moral courage, perseverance, formidable faith and a sense of unwavering optimism.

Patel, a graduate of Crestwood Area High School, served as the lead ambassador for the admissions office, an e-mentor and orientation leader, vice president for the Class of 2014, and was the undergraduate representative to the provost search committee.