2017 Honors Convocation a Success

2017 Honors Convocation a Success

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Each year, students, families, faculty and staff gather in our recital hall to celebrate the academic achievements of our students throughout the school year. This year’s event took place yesterday, April 27, 2017. 

Twenty-three students were recognized as outstanding in their major, for presenting at this year’s Symposium and as a Who’s Who, and 21 students were inducted into Phi Theta Kappa, the international honor society of two-year colleges and academic programs. Fourteen students were inducted into Delta Epsilon Sigma, a national scholastic honor society that was established for students of Catholic universities and colleges in the United States.

Congratulations to the following students who were recognized at the 2017 Honors Convocation:

Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges

  • Courtney Ewings, ’17
  • Christopher Franklin, ’17
  • Stacey Skurzewski, ’17

2017 Undergraduate Symposium Presenters

  • Ashton Barrie, ’19
  • Jessica Czechowicz, ’19
  • Joshua Folaron, ’19
  • Blair Ganoe, ’17
  • Gabriele Marrone, ’19
  • Luis Montijo, ’19
  • Alexandra Snow, ’19

Faculty Association Achievement Award 

  • Victoria Cobel, ’16
  • Brandon Kraeger, ’17

Outstanding Student in Animation

  • Vincent Czapla, ’17

Outstanding Student in Fashion Design and Merchandising

  • Kayley Oddo, ’18

Outstanding Student in Graphic Design

  • Courtney Ewings, ’17

Outstanding Student in Interior Design

  • Ryan Morley, 18

Outstanding Student in Photography

  • Molly Sheehan, ’19

Outstanding Student in Business

  • Sharell Cotrell, ’17

Outstanding Student in Liberal Arts

  • Victoria Cobel, ’16

Outstanding Student in Physical Therapist Assistant

  • Brandon Kraeger, ’17

Outstanding Student in Occupational Therapy Assistant

  • Ashley Brajer, ’17

Outstanding Student in Music Industry

  • Joseph Principato, ’18

Outstanding Student in Music

  • Angela Cwiklinski, ’17

Phi Theta Kappa Inductees

  • Ashley Bajer, ’17
  • Daniel Beicke, ’17
  • Anndrea Burgess, ’17
  • Tracy Carrion, ’18
  • Iris Costner, ’17
  • Matthew Critelli, ’17
  • Kelly Hall, ’18
  • Joshua Hotz, ’18
  • Franklin Johnson, ’18
  • Jessica Klein, ’20
  • Michael Kruse, ’18
  • Jessica Lonczak, ’17
  • Robert Minkel, Jr. ’18
  • Eghe Ogunsuyi, ’18
  • Nicole Paulhardt, ’18
  • Jacob Perry, ’18
  • Jennifer Rautenstrauch, ’18
  • Kathryn Smith, ’18
  • Kristina Tomasello, ’18
  • Alicia  Twichell, ’17
  • Kathryn Villar, ’18

These students join the following current PTK members:

  • Charles Canon IV, ’17
  • Rachel Curtis, ’17
  • Alexus Jones, ’17
  • Matthew Ketterl, ’17
  • Nicole Mescall, ’17
  • Rebecca Mortellaro, ’18
  • Patty Myers, ’18
  • Anthony Pirie, ’17
  • Shannon Spulecki, ’17
  • Kristen Stein, ’17
  • Jessica Zamrok, ’17
  • Hannah Zdon, ’18

Delta Epsilon Sigma Inductees

  • Alexander Braun, ’18
  • Melanie Bruning, ’17
  • Courtney Ewings, ’17
  • Renee Falsken, ’18
  • Tiyame Gomillion, ’18
  • Philip Lee, ’17
  • Jeremy Mazzu, ’18
  • Teouria Morris, ’18
  • Rebecca Mortellaro, ’18
  • Joseph Principato, ’18
  • Emily Sniegowski, ’18
  • Rachel Tabak, ’18
  • Whitney Werth, ’18
  • Kayla Zelasko, ’18

These students join the following current DES members:

  • Vincent Czapla, ’17
  • Kevin Fan, ’17
  • Blair Ganoe, ’17
  • Jeffrey Marotta, ’17
  • Bridget McCleary, ’17

Dr. Kim Kotz, professor & academic coordinator of clinical education, physical therapist assistant, and Todd Baker, professor, natural sciences & mathematics were also recognized with distinguished faculty awards.

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