Robert McCabe Mellott earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism from Penn State University during its May 2010 commencement exercises. Mellott graduated with a minor in French and a cumulative grade-point-average of 3.61.
Mellott earned dean’s list honors numerous times and was named during his junior year of study to Phi Kappa Phi, a selective honor society for all academic disciplines, and Kappa Tau Alpha, a college honor society that recognizes academic excellence in journalism and mass communication.
A native of Warfordsburg, Mellott is the son of Lex A. and Lindsay R. Mellott and the grandson of Lois Lee Mellott, Warfordsburg, and the late Delmar A. Mellott and Margaret M. Riggs, Mc- Connellsburg, and the late Dr. Robert E. Riggs.
Mellott plans to pursue a career in print journalism.