Margaret Bianchi of North Huntingdon was elected for a two-year term on the board of directors for Women's Business Network Inc.
She is co-owner and administrator of New Steps Rehab Inc., an out-patient rehab facility located in the Rita Arms Plaza on Route 30 in North Huntingdon.
She is actively involved in patient care and provides treatment for post-stroke and treatment of incontinence. She is also a certified Pilates instructor and incorporates that exercise method into her treatment and teaches Pilates mat classes at the Rita Arms.
She has been active in the Norwin chapter of the network since 1997.
Several students from the East suburbs have been awarded four-year Alcoa Foundation college scholarships. The scholarships total $6,000 for each and are awarded in increments of $1,500. The program recognizes children of Alcoa employees who have shown academic achievement and leadership.
Winners from East:
Heather Bosco, a graduate of Greensburg Central Catholic High School, will pursue the physician assistant program at Seton Hill University. She is the daughter of Mike Bosco, who works in Global Business Services at Alcoa's Corporate Center.
Carly Chabal, a graduate of Burrell High School, will attend the University of Pittsburgh and major in bioengineering. She is the daughter of Ronald Chabal, who works at Alcoa's Technical Center.
Theodora E. Chu, a graduate of Franklin Regional Senior High School, will major in computer science at Stanford University. She is the daughter of Edmund Chu, who works at the technical center.
Paul J. McCullough, Shady Side Academy, will major in chemical engineering at Northwestern University. He is the son of Lauren McCullough, who works in finance at the corporate center.
Berty Q. Ruan, a graduate of Plum Senior High School, plans to study engineering at Penn State University. He is the son of Yimin Ruan who works at the technical center.
Details: visit www.alcoa.com.