Madeline Buss, a nursing major from Somerset, Pa. and a graduate of Somerset Area High School, was recently recognized with the inscription of her name on the Duke Anthony Whitmore/Henry Louis Gates, Jr. Academic Achievement Wall.
Along with being an honors student, Buss has been named to the President’s List for all semesters that she’s attended Potomac State College.
Buss has served as a resident assistant in Reynolds Hall, working in collaboration with Residence Life to provide other students with a positive college experience by offering educational and social programs that cater to the needs and wants of residents. She has also served as a yoga instructor at the College.
Buss was the recipient of the McKaig Foundation Scholarship, the Potomac State College Scholarship of Distinction Level 3, and the Potomac State College Leadership Scholarship.
She served as the Pennsylvania FFA treasurer in the state’s FFA Association, traveling the state and encouraging FFA members while advocating the importance of agriculture. She has also presented to large crowds during the Pennsylvania Farm Show at the New Holland Arena. Buss has worked closely with Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf and Pennsylvania Secretary of Agriculture Russell Redding as well.
After graduation, Buss plans to continue her nursing education with WVU on the Morgantown campus.
She is the daughter of Jennifer and Peter Buss.