College recognizes outstanding students at Honors Convocation
SCRANTON, Pa. – Faculty, staff, and students at Lackawanna College gathered in the theater on Sunday, May 4 to celebrate the academic and extracurricular achievements attained during the Fall 2013 and Spring 2014 semesters.
Along with academic division awards and student service designations, the college inducted 46 students into its chapter of Phi Theta Kappa, the official honor society for community colleges. Students inducted into Phi Theta Kappa on Sunday were Melissa Blasz, Columbia Cross Roads; Amanda Jeanette Brown, Greenfield Township; Patrick Burke, Scranton; Suzanne Clearwater, Le Raysville; Dalton Coldwater, Clarks Summit; Patrick Collins, Scranton; Richard Cottrell, Thompson; Jenna Marie Dumansky, Lehighton; Megan Esty, Scranton; Andrew Figueroa, Hawley; Jacilyn Fritsch, Honesdale; Alexander Haag, Scranton; John Jennings, Canton; Timothy Jennings, Freeland; Nikki Johnston, Waverly, N.Y.; Aaron Keating, Tafton; April Kishbaugh, Swoyersville; Tonya Kolhagen, Honesdale; April Kravitz, Vandling; Cassandra Kudzinowski, Clifford; Christopher Kutz, Hawley; Joseph Langan, Pittston; Mason Legg, Montrose; Ronald Lim, Jr., Lords Valley; Laurelyn Maria, Kingsley; Carol Mattessich, Hawley; Melody McClintock, Lake Ariel; Jason Alan McLain, Scranton; Jessica Petroziello, Scranton; Stephanie Piccoletti, Old Forge; Shilah Qurban Ali, Scranton; Allysa Ralston, West Pittston; Joan Mae Ramos, Jessup; Michelle Rautine, Towanda; James Reichman, Paupack; Harry Robb, Lackawaxen; Joshua Stephen Roe, Hallstead; Amanda Scirone, Carbondale; Kendra Senecal, Scranton; Colleen Steelman, Honesdale; Trevor Talbot, Pittston; Donna Urciuolo, Scranton; John Derik Wasilewski, Hawley; Lucinda Williams, Hawley; and Sarah Winward, Athens.
Academic Division Awards were presented to Nicholas William McGill, of Scranton, Humanities Division; Piccoletti, of Old Forge, Social Science Division; McLain, of Scranton, Business Division; Julian Ei, of Scranton, Math/Science/CIS Division; Amanda Brown, of Moosic, Allied Health Division; and Ervin Harris-Allen, of Scranton, Academic Development Division.
Graduates of the Ann and Leo Moskowitz Honors Program – Maria, McLain, Ramos, and Talbot – were recognized.
McLain and Coldwater were presented with full scholarships to the four-year institutions of their choice through the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. McLain will continue his studies at Clarion University, and Coldwater will complete his education at West Chester University.
Various scholarships were presented to students who are completing their first year at Lackawanna College and will return for the Fall 2014 semester. Scholarship recipients were Donna-Marie Quidley, of Beach Lake, Robert Legg Scholarship; Tiffany Then, of Philadelphia, Becky Pocius Scholarship; Mara Baxter, of Moscow, and Pinkal Patel, of Scranton, Margaret Briggs Scholarship; Sarah Walker, of Ruckersville, Va., and Anselm Osman, of Hartford, Conn., Joseph J. Costa Memorial Scholarship; Alexander Lester, of Dunmore, and Christofer Nicholson, of Kingston, UPS Scholarship; Tyree Nobles, of Voorhees, N.J., Dr. Margaret Tobin Scholarship; Stevens Germain, of Union, N.J., Mary Kazinetz Krause Scholarship; Najee Surratt, of Alexandria, Va., UNICO National Foundation Scholarship; Brandon Weaver, of Lake Ariel, James and Alice Mellow Scholarship; Jessica Boland, of Greenfield Township, Paul J. Miller Jr. Memorial Scholarship; Jennifer Schock, of Hawley, Lake Region Scholarship; and Jeremy Van Duyne, of Lords Valley, Second Chance Scholarship.
Student Service Awards were presented for outstanding participation in on-campus organizations. Student Government Association Awards were given to Tyria Bean, of Upper Darby; Cameron Black, of Fort Washington; Collins; Harris-Allen; Deserree Ramos, of Greeley; and Wasilewski. Students EJ Abramowitz, Nijee Warfield, and Dori Zummo were unable to attend.
Phi Beta Lambda Business Club Awards were presented to Bean, Harris-Allen, McLain, and Joan Mae Ramos. Students Amber Hildreth and Zachary McCarty were unable to attend.
The P.R.I.D.E. (Peace, Respect, Inclusion, Dignity, and Equality) Award was presented to Deserree Ramos.
The Lackawanna College Veterans In Action Award was presented to U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class (ret.) James Kille, of Honesdale.
The S.E.A.T. (Student Education Awareness Team) Award was presented to Bean.
The Strategic Gaming Club Award was presented to Collins.
Model Resident Student Awards were presented to Deserree Ramos; Tyjae Rivers, of Philadelphia; and Tom O’Brien, of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.