Class Night Recognizes Graduates

    Frank J. O’Hara Awards for General Academic Excellence were presented to members of The University of Scranton’s class of 2018 with the highest GPA in each of the University’s colleges at Class Night on campus. From left: O’Hara Award recipients Sarah N. Jones, Patrick A. Tuzzo and Zachary P. Fiscus; and Rev. Herbert B. Keller, S.J., University of Scranton Interim President.
    May 30, 2018

    The University of Scranton honored 57 members of its undergraduate class of 2018 for academic excellence, service or both. The awards were presented at Class Night on May 25 on campus.

    Students with the highest GPA in each of the University’s three undergraduate colleges were presented Frank J. O’Hara Awards for General Academic Excellence, a memorial to the late administrator who served the University for 53 years.

    This year’s O’Hara Award recipients were: Sarah N. Jones of Palmer, Massachusetts, for Panuska College of Professional Studies; Patrick A. Tuzzo of Bayville, New Jersey, for Kania School of Management; and Zachary P. Fiscus of Scranton for the College of Arts and Sciences.

    Also recognized were prestigious national scholarship award recipients Lauren Coggins of Clarks Summit, who received a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship to Mexico, and Matthew John Reynolds of Apalachin, New York, who received a Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship.

    In addition, students were honored for outstanding academic achievement in their fields of study. The students honored, and the awards received are as follows:

    Erin Fitz Alexander, Linden, New Jersey, Lawrence Lennon Award for Outstanding Service and Achievement in Psychology;

    Chloe-Symone Alvarado, Carson, California, Excellence in Women’s Studies Award;

    Samantha R. Austin, Bethany, Connecticut, Excellence in Health Administration Award;

    Lea Amy Barny, Linden, New Jersey, Excellence in Neuroscience Award;

    Erika Lynn Beyrent, Clarks Summit, Excellence in Biomathematics Award;

    Breann Boyarsky, Scott Township, Sigma Theta Tau, International Honor Society of Nursing Award;

    Steven Andrew Browning, Stamford, Connecticut, Excellence in Exercise Science and Sport Award and the Student Life Award;

    Maura Catherine Burns, Archbald, Prof. Frank C. Brown Award for Excellence in History;

    Andre L. Camayd, Clarks Green, Excellence in Entrepreneurship Award;

    Jessica Lynn Campbell, Norristown, Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants Award;

    Jaclyn Nicole Campson, Massapequa, New York, Excellence in Occupational Therapy Award;

    Nicholas Chaump, West Pittston, Dr. A.J. Cawley Award for Excellence in Electrical Engineering, and the Excellence in Mathematics Award (B.A.);

    Lindsay Clifford, Monroe, New York, Military Science Leadership Award;

    Ryan J. Coonahan, Oreland, Excellence in Operations Management Award;

    Rachel L. DiBisceglie, River Edge, New Jersey, Excellence in International Business Award;

    Regina Marie Fasano, Downingtown, Excellence in Psychology Award;

    Bridget Grace Fasciani, Malverne, New York, Lawrence A. Mann Award;

    Brendon A. Feliciano, New York, New York, Excellence in Business Administration Award;

    Zachary Paul Fiscus, Scranton, Excellence in Applied Mathematics Award;

    Kathleen Marie Healey, Scranton, Alumni Loyalty and Service Award;

    Monica A. Holden, Northport, New York, Excellence in Health Advocacy Award;

    Adam C. Horger, Elmhurst Township, Excellence in Media Information Technology Award;

    Josef W. Kampfe, Blairstown, New Jersey, Excellence in Nursing Award;

    Brianna Simone Kelly, Floral Park, New York, Excellence in Community Health Education Award;

    Gloria Lynn LaBarca, Tuckahoe, New York, Excellence in Forensic Chemistry Award;

    Sean P. Lam, Olyphant, Excellence in Finance Award;

    Sirui Li, Scranton, Excellence in Electronic Commerce Award;

    Luis M. Melgar, Simpson, Jesuit Community Award for Outstanding Volunteer Service;

    Kylie Frances Mignat, Canadensis, Prof. Joseph G. Brunner Award for Excellence in Foreign Languages (German Cultural Studies) and the Excellence in International Studies Award;

    Sara E. Myers, Kennett Square, Excellence in Mathematics Award (B.S.);

    Andrew Joseph Nardone, Dallas, Excellence in Biochemistry Award;

    Emma M. Percival, Granby, Connecticut, Excellence in Early and Primary Education Award;

    Michael James Powell, Conklin, New York, Excellence in Biochemistry, Cellular and Molecular Biology Award and the Excellence in Philosophy Award;

    Jessica M. Principi, Sandy Hook, Connecticut, Excellence in Management Award;

    William Francis Rennekamp, Lake Ariel, Excellence in Chemistry-Business Award;

    Matthew John Reynolds, Apalachin, New York, Kathryn and Bernard Hyland Memorial Award for Excellence in Biology;

    Jennifer Leslie Riccardi, Little Ferry, New Jersey, Excellence in Counseling and Human Services Award;

    Sara T. Rizzo, Danbury, Connecticut, Edward J. Spitzer Scholarship Award;

    Lauren Kate Roberto, Princeton, New Jersey, Excellence in Marketing Award;

    Peter Paul Shaver, Shavertown, Prof. Joseph B. Cullather Award for Excellence in English;

    Samuel Julio Colmanetti Soares, Scranton, Excellence in Computer Science Award;

    Nicolette Katherine Sorensen, Harrisburg, Student Life Award;

    Kevin Michael Steinke, Scranton, Mary E. Quinn Award for Excellence in Secondary Education;

    Mikaela Joy Surace, Scott Township, Excellence in Chemistry Award and the American Chemical Society Award;

    Michael C. Thiel, Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants Award;

    Patrick Alexander Tuzzo, Bayville, New Jersey, Excellence in Accounting Award;

    Paul Matthew Vervlied, Ambler, Excellence in Criminal Justice Award;

    Rebecca Lee Wagner, Maspeth, New York, Professor Bernard J. McGurl Award for Excellence in Communication;

    Erica Ann Westlake, West Chester, The J.J. Quinn, S.J., Achievement Award for Demonstration of Excellence in English Studies;

    Caleigh Elise Wildenstein, Forest City, Excellence in Environmental Science Award;

    Mackenzie Elizabeth Wilson, Mount Pocono, Prof. Timothy H. Scully Award for Excellence in Political Science;

    Alexander N. Wolan, Succasunna, New Jersey, Excellence in Economics Award;

    Aden Walter Wolfe, Ringtown, Excellence in Human Resources Award;

    Joshua T. Zadoyko, Pompton Lakes, New Jersey, Professor Joseph P. Harper Award for Excellence in Physics;

    Timothy J. Zinna, Tappan, New York, Excellence in Theology and Religious Studies Award.

    A video of Class Night can be viewed here.

    The University of Scranton recognized prestigious national scholarship recipients of its class of 2018 at Class Night. From left: Lauren Coggins, who received a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship to Mexico; Matthew John Reynolds, who received a Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship; Susan Trussler, Ph.D., Fulbright Program advisor; and Rev. Herbert B. Keller, S.J., University of Scranton Interim President.

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