• About
  • Academics
  • Admissions
  • Student Life
  • Continuing Education
  • Alumni & Friends
  • Connect
  • Lackawanna College
    Lackawanna CollegeCurrent NewsFalcon HeadlinesHonors Convocation caps banner week at Lackawanna

    Honors Convocation caps banner week at Lackawanna

    Inductees into Lackawanna's chapter of Phi Theta Kappa are, from left, first row, President Mark Volk, Donna-Marie Mazzanna Quidley, Maria Theresa Stivala, Marcella Cara Lester, Kaitlin Rose Jones, Gina Marie Wassell, Breanna Nellie Petrowski, Brianna Susan Sell, Krystyl Unger, Jocelyn Nicole Marie Romero, Donna Susan Reed, Phi Theta Kappa Advisor Katherine Fisne, and Academic Dean Suzanne Cercone, Ph.D. Second row, Haley Theresa Colarusso, Loryn Peters, Shelly Lyn Alexander, Jonathan Weinstein, Brandon James Weaver, Andini Sagita Ward, Erin Peterson, Victoria Elizabeth Jeschke, Julie Mattison, Justin W. Byrd, Jamaz Anthony Richardson, and James Armillay. Third row, Tyree Thomas Nobles, Jr., Elizabeth Whitaker, Keith Alan Wojciechowski, Samantha Lee Tepper, Lorraine Long Martin, Victoria Lynn Henning, Madisen Marie Nichol, Ashley Faye White, Mara Baxter, Sara Marie Jackson, Kristine Deanna Jackson, and Hunter Marcy. Fourth row, Nadeema Qahar, Marina King, Trudy Beck Breymier, Mark Lucas Miller, Marcos Garcia, Tiffany Lynn Leitner, Jordan Spruielle, Thomas Robert Ford, Alexander Isaiah Darby Lester, and Adam Roger Dix. Fifth row, Kenneth L. Walter, Wayne Kristian Krager, Jeffrey Douglas DeFazio, Edward Aaron Pierson, Mark Alan Alberry, Philip Benjamin Stokes, Richard Stephen Freer, Ryan Alec Dill, and Joseph Natale.

    Inductees into Lackawanna’s chapter of Phi Theta Kappa are, from left, first row, President Mark Volk, Donna-Marie Mazzanna Quidley, Maria Theresa Stivala, Marcella Cara Lester, Kaitlin Rose Jones, Gina Marie Wassell, Breanna Nellie Petrowski, Brianna Susan Sell, Krystyl Unger, Jocelyn Nicole Marie Romero, Donna Susan Reed, Phi Theta Kappa Advisor Katherine Fisne, and Academic Dean Suzanne Cercone, Ph.D. Second row, Haley Theresa Colarusso, Loryn Peters, Shelly Lyn Alexander, Jonathan Weinstein, Brandon James Weaver, Andini Sagita Ward, Erin Peterson, Victoria Elizabeth Jeschke, Julie Mattison, Justin W. Byrd, Jamaz Anthony Richardson, and James Armillay. Third row, Tyree Thomas Nobles, Jr., Elizabeth Whitaker, Keith Alan Wojciechowski, Samantha Lee Tepper, Lorraine Long Martin, Victoria Lynn Henning, Madisen Marie Nichol, Ashley Faye White, Mara Baxter, Sara Marie Jackson, Kristine Deanna Jackson, and Hunter Marcy. Fourth row, Nadeema Qahar, Marina King, Trudy Beck Breymier, Mark Lucas Miller, Marcos Garcia, Tiffany Lynn Leitner, Jordan Spruielle, Thomas Robert Ford, Alexander Isaiah Darby Lester, and Adam Roger Dix. Fifth row, Kenneth L. Walter, Wayne Kristian Krager, Jeffrey Douglas DeFazio, Edward Aaron Pierson, Mark Alan Alberry, Philip Benjamin Stokes, Richard Stephen Freer, Ryan Alec Dill, and Joseph Natale.

    SCRANTON, Pa. – An awards ceremony in the Theater at Lackawanna College served as a fitting end to an outstanding week for the institution, its students, and its alumni.

    Free high-resolution photos from Honors Convocation available on our Flickr account

    On Sunday, more than 100 students were recognized for their academic and extracurricular prowess during the College’s annual Honors Convocation.

    The event included the induction of nearly 100 students into Lackawanna’s chapter of Phi Theta Kappa, the international honor society of two-year college. Inductees this year included Mark Alan Alberry, Shelly Lyn Alexander, James Armillay, Sara Bailey, Lori Ann Baker, Michael Christopher Bassett, Mara Baxter, Sharon Renee Bennett, Robert Best, Trudy Beck Breymier, Justin W. Byrd, Haley Theresa Colarusso, Heather M. Colegrove, Jeffrey Douglas DeFazio, Jeremy Scott Dibble, Ryan Alec Dill, Andrew Diorio, Adam Roger Dix, Derrick Lyndell Dixon, Stephanie Lyn Faux, Thomas Robert Ford, Richard Stephen Freer, Marcos Garcia, Nicholas Stephen Gasper, Donna Maria Genovese, Kimberly Lynn Graham, Thomas Gavin Gravine, Nathan Steven Guarilia, Susan Marie Gumble, John Edward Hayden, Victoria Lynn Henning, Andrew John Hojnoski, Kristine Deanna Jackson, Sara Marie Jackson, Victoria Elizabeth Jeschke, Kaitlin Rose Jones, Michael Gerald Kavulich, Jenna R. Kilmer, Marina King, Kurt Knott, Wayne Kristian Krager, Emilee Katherine Kudla, Tiffany Lynn Leitner, Alexander Isaiah Darby Lester, Marcella Cara Lester, Julie A. Lewis, Alla Litvinoff, Greta Marie Luong, Hunter Marcy, Lorraine Long Martin, Julie Mattison, Callie McGinnis, Kevin Gerard McNamara, Mark Lucas Miller, Fred Mitchell, Kathleen D. Molt, Morgan Kelly Murphy, Joseph Natale, Madisen Marie Nichol, Christofer Santiago Nicholson, Tyree Thomas Nobles, Jr., Tabitha A. Palkow, John Robert Partyka, Priya Patel, Loryn Peters, Erin Peterson, Breanna Nellie Petrowski, James Joseph Phillips, Edward Aaron Pierson, Nadeema Qahar, Donna-Marie Mazzanna Quidley, Donna Susan Reed, Colleen Elizabeth Rhyne, Paul Gerald Richards, Jamaz Anthony Richardson, Jocelyn Nicole Marie Romero, Thomas Schaeffer, Brianna Susan Sell, Jordan Spruielle, Maria Theresa Stivala, Philip Benjamin Stokes, Samantha Lee Tepper, Krystyl Unger, Alexander Michael Volz, Sarah Elizabeth Walker, Kenneth L. Walter, Andini Sagita Ward, Gina Marie Wassell, Brandon James Weaver, Jonathan Weinstein, Ben Joseph Whitaker, Elizabeth Whitaker, Ashley Faye White, Keith Alan Wojciechowski, and Kristen Ashley Woods.

    Academic Division Awards were presented to Brianna Sell, Humanities Division; Thomas Harris IV, Social Sciences Division; Justin Byrd, Business Division; Aaron Minkoff, Math/Science/CIS Division; Jeffrey DeFazio, Allied Health Division; and Alex Barragan, Academic Development Division.

    Graduates of the Ann & Leo Moskovitz Honors Program – Natale, Nobles, and Stokes – were recognized.

    Each year, Lackawanna awards two full academic scholarships to students continuing their education at a school of their choice within the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. This year’s recipients are Natale and Nicholson.

    Various scholarships were presented to students who will return to the College for the Fall 2015 semester. Scholarship recipients were Jana McTiernan, Mary Kazinetz Krause Scholarship; Tara Pozza, Paul J. Miller, Jr. Memorial Scholarship; Madisen Nichol, Becky Pocius Scholarship; Michael Wassef, Robert Legg Scholarship; Margaret Swingle, UNICO National Foundation Scholarship; Chelsea Reyes and Samantha Tepper, Margaret Briggs Scholarship; Shelly Alexander, Mychaela Johannes, and Terrell Mitchell, Joseph J. Costa Memorial Scholarship; Colleen Campbell, UPS Scholarship; and Kyle Johnson, Southwestern Energy Company Scholarship.

    Student Service Awards were presented for outstanding participation in on-campus organizations. Student Government Association Awards were given to Alex Barragan, Danielle Crean, Eli Downie, Miranda Colombo, Jessica Petroziello, and Erin Bernstein.

    Phi Beta Lambda Awards were presented to Justin Byrd, Ryan Ghantous, Jessica Petroziello, Erin Bernstein, Nathaniel Cespedes, Amanda VanBuskirk , and Kyle Kiehart.

    The P.R.I.D.E. (Peach, Respect, Inclusion, Dignity, & Equality) Club Award was presented to Crean.

    The Marketing Club Award was presented to Greta Luong, Marcella Cara Lester, and Nicole Revta.

    S.W.A.T. (Student Wellness Action Team) Awards were presented to Sarah Ruane, Alexander Isaiah Darby Lester, Geena Rizzo, and Bruce Wiley.

    The Women’s Empowerment Club Award was presented to VanBuskirk and Ruane.

    The Falcon Ambassador Board Awards were presented to Barragan, Mara Baxter, Petroziello, Downie, and Nobles.

    The LCVIA (Lackawanna College Veterans In Action) Award was presented to Louis Brogan.

    The Model Student Resident Awards were presented to Tobin Hall resident William Quinones, Seeley Hall resident Jessica Boland, and McKinnie Hall resident Ka’Raun White.

    The exciting week began on Thursday, when Business Administration major Sean Russell placed fourth in a regional Business Plan Competition presented by TecBridge.

    Later that evening, former student athlete Kevin White was selected seventh overall by the Chicago Bears in the 2015 NFL Draft. Another former Falcon, Mark Glowinski, was also drafted by the Seattle Seahawks on Saturday during the fourth round of the draft.

    Congratulations to all of our current and former students on their recent accolades and achievements!

     

    Scholarship recipient photos

    Honors program graduates

    Academic Division Awards

    Student Service Awards