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    Students and High School Teachers Recognized

    University students Kelly Goria, Hanna Guarnuccio and Sarah White and their high school teachers who they credit for contributing to their success were honored with Rose Kelly Awards at a recent virtual ceremony.
    July 23, 2021

    The University of Scranton recognized students and their high school teachers, who they credit for contributing to their success, with Rose Kelly Awards at a recent virtual ceremony.

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

    Sarah White, Brooklyn, New York, received the Rose Kelly Award for the College of Arts and Sciences. She honored Dr. Marie O’Brien, her American Literature class teacher at Marymount School of New York in New York City.

    A recipient of the University’s full-tuition Presidential Scholarship, White is a biology and philosophy double-major with a mathematics minor at Scranton. She is also member of the University’s Special Jesuit Liberal Arts Honors Program and the Magis Honors Program in STEM. She received the University’s Frank O’Hara award for academic excellence in 2019.

    Additionally, White serves as a tutor in the University’s Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence, community service chair of the Royal Signers, a P.A.C.T. peer facilitator, a lector, and chair of the Team Development Committee of Relay for Life. She is a member of Esprit, the Random Acts of Kindness Club and Alpha Sigma Nu Honor Society. She has also participated in the University’s Faculty-Student Research Program.

    Hanna Guarnuccio, Scotch Plains, New Jersey, received the Rose Kelly Award for the Kania School of Management. She honored Kathleen Brennan, her AP macroeconomics teacher from Mount Saint Mary Academy in Watchung, New Jersey.

    Guarnuccio is majoring in economics at Scranton and participates in the University’s Business Honors Program and the Business Leadership Honors Program. On campus, she serves as co-leader of the Value Team of PRISM, and as Alumni Relations Chair for Kania Women in Business. She is the founding member of KSOM’s Fed Challenge Team.

    Kelly Goria, River Edge, New Jersey, received the Rose Kelly Award for the Panuska College of Professional Studies. She honored Sharon Vogt, her Honors English II and Advanced Placement English Literature and Composition teacher at River Dell Regional High School, Oradell, New Jersey.

     Goria is a counseling and human services major at Scranton. She is a member of Tau Upsilon Alpha Honor Society. She participates the Counseling and Human Services Association, Her Campus and volunteers for service events such as Safe Trick or Treat and Take Back the Night.

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