April

Student and Faculty Awards Announced

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Top students and faculty at Alvernia University received awards at a formal Honors Convocation ceremony, Sunday, April 26, 2015.

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ARTS & SCIENCES AWARDS


English & Communication

Henry Miller Award
Andrew Michael Kaucher

Margaret Oberholtzer Lawrence Award for Excellence in English or Communication
Jessica Lynn Newcomer

Award for Excellence in Digital Media
Justin James Padinske

Alvernian Award for Editorial Leadership
William Steven Tharp, Jr.


Fine & Performing Arts

Alvernia University Chorus Award
Mark Louis Lacek, Jr.

Alvernia University Chorus Award
Alexander Michael Roché

Alvernia University Concert Band Award
Brianna Rose Whitton


Humanities

High Achievement Award in Theology
Samantha Jade Barsuk

High Achievement Award in Political Science
William Frederick Grigas

High Achievement Award in Political Science
Slate Ryan Kleinsmith

Outstanding Student in the Humanities
Jessica Lynn Newcomer

High Achievement Award in Political Science
Jessica Lynn Newcomer

High Achievement Award in Political Science
Rebecca Sarah Perkins


Outstanding Student in the Humanities
Kevin W. Shainline

High Achievement Award in Theology
Kevin W. Shainline


Psychology

Research Excellence
Regina Linda Jacoby

Academic Excellence
Kevin W. Shainline

Service Award
Kevin W. Shainline

Leadership Award
Simone Jackée Sims-Riley

Clinical Excellence
Taylor Diane Sullivan


Science & Math

Outstanding Internship Award
Alyson L.B. Cornell

American Chemical Society Award
Ryan Richard Cupo

Outstanding Undergraduate Research Award
Ryan Richard Cupo

Elaine Schalck Outstanding Lab Assistant Award
Casey M. Green

Outstanding Internship Award
Jared Thomas Reinert

Sr. Alodia Award
Alexander Michael Roché

Sr. Alodia Award
Katlyn Elizabeth Roginsky

Outstanding Undergraduate Research Award
Kirby Bennett Turner


PROFESSIONAL PROGRAMS AWARDS


Allied Health & Human Services

Outstanding Social Work Academic Award — Main Campus
Lindsay Renee Bittle

Dr. Phyllis Hay Research Award
Lisa Marie Flemming

Outstanding Behavioral Health Academic Award
Morgan Nicole Hamer

Outstanding Social Work Field Placement Award — Main Campus
Marissa Rochele Mussoline

Healthcare Science Academic Excellence Award
Rachael Eleanore Smolarski
Lindsay Anne Walters

Paul J. Marr, MD Athletic Training Scholarship Award
Alissa RayAnn Yenser

Athletic Training Academic Excellence Award
Alissa RayAnn Yenser


Business

PA Institute of Certified Public Accountants Award
Edward John Cadman

Excellence in Management
Rory Shields Clemens

ACBSP Student Leadership Award
Kyle Covington

Institute of Management Accounts - Reading Chapter Award for Scholastic Achievement
Kyle Covington

Excellence in Marketing
Brielle Gincley

Excellence in Sport Management
Brianna R. Kuhn

The Jennie J. Palkon, nee Lis and John S. Palkon Scholarship in Business Award
Shaun Rostek


Criminal Justice

Academic Excellence Award
Matthew Joseph Murphy

Saint Michael the Archangel Award
Victoria Allyn Oliver

Sister Pacelli Award
Johnathnael Peña

Internship Award
Matthew Xavier Striffling


Education

Outstanding Undergraduate Education Major
Stephanie Ann Hare

Emma Yoh Award for Outstanding Professionalism
Ashley Winters


Nursing

Nursing Leadership Award
Heather Lynn Foreman

Spirit of St. Francis Award
Florence Nyokabi Kamau

The Jennie J. Palkon, nee Lis and John S. Palkon Scholarship in Nursing Award
Courtney L. Norris

Outstanding Clinical Performance Award
Nicole Marie Petersen

Nursing Excellence Award
Samantha Danielle Rabuck


Occupational Therapy

Health Science Undergraduate Service Award
Taylor Ann Eichelberger

Health Science Clinical Excellence Award
Jeanne Moyer Knowles

Health Science Academic Excellence Award
Marlee Shea McNerney


GRADUATE & ADULT EDUCATION AWARDS

Adult

Spirit of St. Francis Award - Main Campus
Yashoda Bhandari

Outstanding Social Work Academic Award - Main Campus
Miranda Jeanette Chesser

Outstanding Social Work Field Placement - Main Campus
Dawn Edna Craig

Behavioral Health Crusader Award - Main Campus
Elizabeth Jimenez

Betty Ford Center Academic Award Main Campus
Melissa Marie Lichtenwalner

Healthcare Science Academic Excellence Award - Main Campus
Shannon Ney

Behavioral Health Director's Award - Main Campus
Renee M. Ruhlman

Leaders in Learning Award - Main Campus
Judith P. Taylor

Healthcare Science Academic Excellence Award - Main Campus
Melissa Ashley Tobias

Caron Treatment Centers Award of Excellence - Main Campus
Matthew Lamar Weaver

Betty Ford Center Academic Award - Philadelphia Campus
Elizabeth Ann DiRoumaldo

Criminal Justice Academic Excellence - Philadelphia Campus
Kihesha L. Hankins

Philadelphia Center Director's Award - Philadelphia Campus
Anika Ayanna June

Behavioral Health Director's Award - Philadelphia Campus
Diana M. Kirby

Outstanding Social Work Academic Award - Philadelphia Campus
Shaneka Ackelia Madden

Outstanding Social Work Field Placement - Philadelphia Campus
Monica Y. Posso

Behavioral Health Director's Award - Philadelphia Campus
Kenyetta Yaminah Summers

Betty Ford Center Practicum Award - Philadelphia Campus
Emmanuela Victor

Schuylkill Center Director's Award - Schuylkill Campus
Amanda Leigh Kowalski


Graduate

Master of Arts in Community Counseling Professional Counseling Award - Main Campus
Naomi Avoline Kim

Master of Education Award of Excellence - Main Campus
Alisse Kosloski-Avchenbach

Master in Business Administration Award of Excellence - Main Campus
Elizabeth Ann McCauley

Master of Arts in Community Counseling Clinical Advancement Award - Main Campus
Jill Ann Melones

Master of Science in Occupational Therapy Award of Excellence - Main Campus
Aubrey Nicole Sparling

Master of Arts in Community Counseling Award of Excellence - Main Campus
Latasha M. Thomas

Master of Arts in Community Counseling Professional Counseling Award - Philadelphia Campus
Paulette Hagan

Master of Arts in Community Counseling Clinical Advancement Award - Philadelphia Campus
Adelis Gonzalez

Master of Arts in Community Counseling Award of Excellence - Philadelphia Campus
Michaele Shanna Pinkney

Master of Arts in Community Counseling Award of Excellence - Philadelphia Campus
Denisha Van Buren

Master of Education Award of Excellence - Schuylkill Campus
Brynn Marie Hollywood


UNIVERSITY AWARDS

Holleran Center Graduation Award for Excellence in Service
Cassandra Marie Colosimo

Holleran Center Graduation Award for Excellence in Service
Ryan Richard Cupo

Holleran Center Graduation Award for Excellence in Service
Regina Rosa Ferrara

Holleran Center Graduation Award for Excellence in Service
Brielle Gincley

Holleran Center Outstanding Service Award
Casey M. Green

Holleran Center Graduation Award for Excellence in Service
Terence Patrick Harrington, Jr.

Holleran Center Community Engagement Award
Sarah Ann Poplawski

Holleran Center Community Engagement Award
Kevin W. Shainline

Holleran Center Graduation Award for Excellence in Service
Jennifer Altagracia Toledo

The Fromm Interfaith Award
Mackenzie Bartlett

Saint Ignatius of Loyola Award
Jeffrey Brown

2015 Senior Scholar Award
Jamie Cappiello

Saint Ignatius of Loyola Award
Heather Lynn Foreman

Saint Ignatius of Loyola Award
Brian Johnson

Saint Ignatius of Loyola Award
Michael Kopil

Outstanding Scholar Athlete Award
Jacquelyn Marie Strange

The Franciscan Peace and Justice Award
Jennifer Altagracia Toledo

Outstanding Scholar Athlete Award
Kirby Bennett Turner

O'Pake Graduate Fellowship in Leadership
Pamela Rae Lawson

O'Pake Undergraduate Leadership Award
Erin Alyssa Sheehan

O'Pake Undergraduate Leadership Award
Jacquelyn Marie Strange


Honors bookletFACULTY AWARDS

Scott Ballantyne, Ed.D., PRSBA
Associate Professor of Business
Teaching Excellence Award

Michael DeSantis (deceased)
Mathematics Instructor
Saint Bernardine Faculty Award

Kathleen Noll
Behavioral Health Instructor
Saint Bernardine Faculty Award

Jodi Radosh, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Communication
Faculty Award for Exemplary Service-Learning

Carol Schwanger, MM
Associate Professor of Music
Sister Mary Donatilla Award

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