Frank O’Hara Award

Frank O'Hara awards are presented to first, second, and third-year undergraduate students with the highest grade point average in each of the four undergraduate colleges of the University; and to graduate students with the highest grade point average who are approximately halfway through their program of study in the areas of  business, counseling, education, humanities, health administration/human resources administration, Scranton education online, science, and physical therapy. The award  is named in honor of the late Frank O'Hara, who served the University for 53 years in various administrative positions.

On Wednesday, November 30, 2016 in the Heritage Room of the Weinberg Memorial Library the following students received this prestigious award.

College of Arts and Science
Presented by Dr. Brian Conniff, Dean

Freshman Award:       Robert McGowan

Sophomore Award:     Zachary Fiscus

Junior Award:              Matthew Owens

Panuska College of Professional Studies
Presented by Dr. Debra Pellegrino, Dean

Freshman Awards:       Jennifer Gold, Kellie Smigel

Sophomore Award:       Melissa Busch

Junior Award:                Alexandra Brennan 

Kania School of Management
Presented by Dr. Murli Rajan, Associate Dean

Freshman Award:        Alexandra Turner

Sophomore Award:     Patrick Tuzzo

Junior Award:              Shannon McKenna

Past Recipients

  • Fall 2015plus or minus

    College of Arts and Science.
    Presented by Dr. Brian Conniff, Dean

    Bronze Medal: Corinne Negvesky

    Silver Medal: David Yatsonsky, Christopher Kilner

    Pewter Medal: Kevin A. Drucker

    Panuska College of Professional Studies
    Presented by Dianene Posegate, Assistant Dean & Director of Academic Services & Dr. Victoria Castellanos, Associate Dean

    Bronze Medal: Kerry Ann Randall, Marie Acker, Melissa Busch

    Silver Medal: Alexandra Brennan, Margarete Reilly, Julie Dragonetti, Sarah Kosik

    Pewter Medal: Dana Marmo, Virginia Brensel, Christopher Maglione, Christina Conner, Tyler Anderson, Kelsey Hunsicker 

    Kania School of Management
    Presented by Dr. Murli Rajan, Associate Dean

    Bronze Medal: Patrick Tuzzo

    Silver Medal: Jessica Signore, Marco Richione IV

    Pewter Medal: Deborah Laudenslager, Kittiya Chaiyadecha

  • Fall 2014plus or minus

    College of Arts and Science
    Presented by Dr. Brian Conniff, Dean

    Bronze Medal: David Yatsonsky, II

    Silver Medal: Kishan Patel, Maria Squire

    Panuska College of Professional Studies
    Presented by Dr. Debra Pellegrino, Dean

    Bronze Medal: Alexandra Brennan

    Silver Medal: Christine Molitoris, Cassidy Kemp 

    Kania School of Management
    Presented by Dr. Murli Rajan, Associate Dean

    Bronze Medal: Shannon McKenna

    Silver Medal: Marco Richione, Daniel Clark 

    College of Graduate and Continuing Education
    Presented by Dr. Jeff Welsch, Dean

    Undergraduate students:
    Silver Medal: Kara Dale, Karl Kretsch

    Graduate students:
    Pewter Medal: David Bright, Katherine Vega, James Dalkiewicz, Kevin McCann, Lean Arcuri, Kelsey Hunsicker, John Bahnsen, Hal Drugac

  • Fall 2013plus or minus

    College of Arts and Science
    Presented by Dr. Brian Conniff, Dean

    Bronze Medal: Philip H. Gilmartin

    Silver Medal: Shayne D. Wierbowski, Christophe Ritter 

    Panuska College of Professional Studies
    Presented by Dr. Debra Pellegrino, Dean

    Bronze Medal: Laura E. Power

    Silver Medal: Courtney A. Ruch, Dana E. Raciti

    Kania School of Management
    Presented by Dr. Murli Rajan, Associate Dean

    Bronze Medal: Brittany A. Moyer

    Silver Medal: Stephanie A. Romano, John M. Breiner 

    College of Graduate and Continuing Education
    Presented by Ms. Meg Cullen Brown and Dr. Lisa Lobasso, Associate Deans

    Undergraduate students:
    Silver Medal: Heather Alber, Terry Macknosky

    Graduate students:
    Pewter Medal: David Hovey, Thomas Lystash, Megan Keeney, Jared Hill, Kristin Hextall, Amanda Jones, Cameron Afshari,  Jared Myers, Sarah  Goodwin, Shannon Spring, Sandra Voda

  • Fall 2012plus or minus

    College of Arts and Science
    Presented by Dr. Brian Conniff, Dean

    Bronze Medal: Elizabeth M. Joyce

    Silver Medal: Martha A. Triano, Olivia A. Haney

    Panuska College of Professional Studies
    Presented by Dr. Debra Pellegrino, Dean

    Bronze Medal: Claire E. Murphy, Courtney A. Ruch

    Silver Medal: Dana E. Raciti, Lindsay M. Scheve, Sarah Lamothe, Michele A. Wall

    Kania School of Management
    Presented by Dr. Kenneth Lord, Associate Dean

    Bronze Medal: Leo J. DeBarba

    Silver Medal:Anna J. Heckman, Laura A. Cicirelli 

    College of Graduate and Continuing Education
    Presented by Dr. W. Jeffrey Welsh, Dean

    Undergraduate students:
    Silver Medal: Heather Alber

    Graduate students:
    Pewter Medal: Samer Bandak, Christopher Toomey, Kimberly Kowalik, Alycia Crilly, Nicole Giorgio, Alissa Valiante, Cristinel Miinea, Julianna Runyon, Kyle Randall, Daniel Jackowitz

  • Fall 2011plus or minus

    College of Arts and Science
    Presented by Dr. Brian Conniff, Dean

    Bronze Medal: Christian Burne

    Silver Medal: Andrew Lunney, Bradley Wierbowski

    Panuska College of Professional Studies
    Presented by Dr. Debra Pellegrino, Dean

    Bronze Medal: Lindsay Scheve

    Silver Medal: Michelle Thomas, Safia Abulaila

    Kania School of Management
    Presented by Dr. Kenneth Lord, Associate Dean

    Bronze Medal: Anna Heckman

    Silver Medal: Laura Cicirelli, Nicholas Caselli

    College of Graduate and Continuing Education
    Presented by Dr. W. Jeffrey Welsh, Dean

    Undergraduate students:
    Silver Medal: Thomas Gonczi

    Graduate students:
    Pewter Medal: Kyersten Rozanski, Lisa Schrader, Bryan Gent, Lisa Zacheiss, Jason Walsh, Jared Denisco, Noel McFadden, Elke Miller

  • Fall 2010plus or minus

    College of Arts and Science
    Presented by Dr. Joseph Dreisbach, Dean

    Bronze Medal: Andrew Lunney, Walter Schuster

    Silver Medal: Allison Carey, Bradley Wierbowski, William Woody, Kaytlin Roholt

    Panuska College of Professional Studies
    Presented by Dr. Debra Pellegrino, Dean

    Bronze Medal: Michelle Thomas

    Silver Medal: Mary Allison Mackell, Marla Osborne, Megan Walsh

    Kania School of Management
    Presented by Dr. Kenneth Lord, Associate Dean

    Bronze Medal: Laura Cicirelli

    Silver Medal: Timothy McGurrin, Jr., Nicholas Caselli

    College of Graduate and Continuing Education
    Presented by Dr. W. Jeffrey Welsh, Dean

    Undergraduate students:

    Bronze Medal: Meredith Colohan

    Silver Medal: Joel Braverman

    Graduate students:
    Pewter Medal: Pamela Hughes, Ashley Hughes, Rebecca Georgia Emiliani, John Perreault, Ana Guillen De Los Santos, Alan Hartman, Patricia Zawislak, Kelly McGovern, Michael Pedley

  • Fall 2009plus or minus

    College of Arts and Science
    Presented by Dr. Joseph Dreisbach, Dean

    Bronze Medal: Allison Carey, Rosemary Shaver

    Silver Medal: Joanna Klimaski, Maria Gubbiotti, William Woody

    Panuska College of Professional Studies
    Presented by Dr. Debra Pellegrino, Dean

    Bronze Medal: Christina Lennon, Mary Allison Mackell

    Silver Medal: Megan Walsh, Elizabeth Reddy

    Kania School of Management
    Presented by Dr. Kenneth Lord, Associate Dean

    Bronze Medal: Nicholas Caselli

    Silver Medal: Kaytlin Roholt, Amanda Marc

    College of Graduate and Continuing Education
    Presented by Dr. W. Jeffrey Welsh, Dean

    Undergraduate students:

    Bronze Medal: Kara Dale

    Silver Medal: Thomas Gonczi, Lee Ashlin

    Graduate students:
    Pewter Medal: Kevin Fancher, Anuar Ibrahim, Sarah Piccini, Suhasini Sudhakara, Kristin Riley, Amy Louise Schakat, Silke Reddington, K. Elaine Morrison, Allison Martino

  • Fall 2008plus or minus

    College of Arts and Science
    Presented by Dr. Joseph Dreisbach, Dean

    Bronze Medal: Melissa Wasilewski, Maria Gubbiotti, Jacquelyn Stypulkowski

    Silver Medal: William Woody, Matthew Mercuri

    Panuska College of Professional Studies
    Presented by Dr. Debra Pellegrino, Dean

    Bronze Medal: Marla Osborne

    Silver Medal: Nicole Zullo, Noel McFadden

    Kania School of Management
    Presented by Dr. Kenneth Lord, Associate Dean

    Bronze Medal: Jessica Palmeri

    Silver Medal: Amanda Marcy, William Pugh IV

    College of Graduate and Continuing Education
    Presented by Dr. W. Jeffrey Welsh, Dean

    Undergraduate students:

    Silver Medal: Lucille A. Morris, Michele Wrazien

    Graduate students:
    Pewter Medal: Diane Jachimowicz, Candace Dexheimer, Wendy Bruffy, Joseph DiLauro, Miranda Kendrick, Sarah Wodder, Heather Bradley, Katherine Ferraro

  • Fall 2007plus or minus

    College of Arts and Science
    Presented by Dr. Joseph Dreisbach, Dean

    Bronze Medal: Douglas A. Jones

    Silver Medal: Coral Stredny, Christina M. Drogalis

    Panuska College of Professional Studies
    Presented by Dr. Debra Pellegrino, Dean

    Bronze Medal: Nicole M. Zullo

    Silver Medal: Lauren E. Godek, Brian J. Patchcoski

    Kania School of Management
    Presented by Dr. Kenneth Lord, Associate Dean

    Bronze Medal: William Pugh

    Silver Medal: Frank S. Phillips, Joseph P. O’Connell III

    College of Graduate and Continuing Education
    Presented by Dr. W. Jeffrey Welsh, Dean

    Undergraduate students:

    Bronze Medal: Mary Ann Wiggins

    Silver Medal: Alexandra G. Cronk, Judith A. Gunshannon

    Graduate students:
    Pewter Medal: Anne M. Blaum, Emil C. Bontempo, Jill L. Compton, Sean R. Egan, Elizabeth J. McDonald, Andrea C. Stellatella, Jennifer M. Wagner

  • Fall 2006plus or minus

    College of Arts and Science
    Presented by Dr. Joseph Dreisbach, Dean

    Bronze Medal: Melissa Wasilewski, Maria Gubbiotti, Jacquelyn Stypulkowski

    Silver Medal: William Woody, Matthew Mercuri

    Panuska College of Professional Studies
    Presented by Dr. Debra Pellegrino, Dean

    Bronze Medal: Marla Osborne

    Silver Medal: Nicole Zullo, Noel McFadden

    Kania School of Management
    Presented by Dr. Kenneth Lord, Associate Dean

    Bronze Medal: Jessica Palmeri

    Silver Medal: Amanda Marcy, William Pugh IV

    College of Graduate and Continuing Education
    Presented by Dr. W. Jeffrey Welsh, Dean

    Undergraduate students:

    Silver Medal: Lucille A. Morris, Judith A. Gunshannon

    Graduate students:
    Pewter Medal: Diane Jachimowicz, Candace Dexheimer, Wendy Bruffy, Joseph DiLauro, Miranda Kendrick, Sarah Wodder, Heather Bradley, Katherine Ferraro