University Students Recognize Their High School Teachers

January 12, 2010
University Students Recognize Their High School Teachers
    
    University of Scranton students and the high school teachers who they credit for contributing to their successes were presented with Rose Kelly Awards at a ceremony held recently on campus.

    The Rose Kelly Award was established by a University of Scranton alumnus, Joseph Wineburgh, Ph.D., to link the efforts of high school educators to the achievements of college students. This award is presented to a student in each of The University of Scranton’s colleges who has completed two years at Scranton and to the teacher whom he or she recognized as having had a great impact on his or her life. Students are selected based on exemplary achievement in both academics and general campus involvement.

    In the Panuska College of Professional Studies, Marla Osborne nominated Joseph Cerra to accept the Rose Kelly Award with her. Osborne, a junior from Carbondale and a dean’s list student at Scranton, is actively involved in the Exercise Science Club, Health Professions Organization and Colleges Against Cancer. Osborne describes Cerra, a chemistry teacher at Carbondale Area High School, as “the epitome of a good teacher.”  He “made the subject of chemistry approachable, understandable and logical,” said Osborne.   

    In the College of Arts and Sciences, Maria Gubbiotti, a junior from Falls, nominated her high school teacher Eileen Palmer. Gubbiotti is a Presidential Scholar, a member of the university’s Honors Program and the Alpha Lambda Delta and Alpha Epsilon Delta honor societies. She is active in the Health Professions Organization and the Student Honors Council. Gubbiotti recognized Palmer, a chemistry teacher at Wyoming Area High School, as being “a great mentor and friend.” Gubbiotti described Palmer as being her “most influential teacher because she saw my natural talent for science and fostered my love of it.”

    In the Kania School of Management, Joseph Stella recognized Christopher Tigue, a former teacher of his, to accept The Rose Kelly Award with him. Stella, a junior from Scranton, is actively involved on the university’s campus. He is a dean’s list student and a member of the Alpha Lambda Delta.  Stella is treasurer of the Business Club and is involved with Students for Life and the Christian Life Community. Stella nominated Tigue, a former Bishop O’Hara High School theology teacher, as his “unofficial mentor.” Stella has called Tigue “a man of integrity” and one that “never lost sight of what was most important in his life.”

 
PCPS Student with their High School Teacher
University of Scranton students and their high school teachers who they credit for contributing to their successes were presented with Rose Kelly Awards at a ceremony on campus. From university’s The Panuska College of Professional Studies are, from left, Debra Pellegrino, Ed.D., dean of the Panuska College of Professional Studies, and Rose Kelly Award recipients Marla Osborne of Carbondale and Joseph Cerra, Carbondale Area High School.

 
CAS student with their High School Teacher
University of Scranton students and their high school teachers who were presented with Rose Kelly Awards from university’s College of Arts and Sciences are, from left,  Paul Fahey, Ph.D., acting dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, and Rose Kelly Award recipeints Maria Gubbiotti of Falls and Eileen Palmer, Wyoming Area High School.

 
KSOM student with their High School Teacher
University of Scranton students and their high school teachers who were presented with Rose Kelly Awards from university’s Kania School of Management are, from left, Paul Perhach, assistant dean at The Kania School of Management, and Rose Kelly Award recipeints Joseph Stella of Scranton and Christopher Tigue of the former Bishop O’Hara High School.
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