Class of 2014 Undergraduates Recognized for Academic Excellence, Leadership and Service

06/09/2014

The University of Scranton honored 63 outstanding members of its undergraduate class of 2014 at Class Night on May 30. The awards were given for academic excellence, service or both.

Students with the highest GPA in each of the University’s three undergraduate colleges, as well asthe undergraduate program for adults and part-time students in the University’s College of Graduate and Continuing Education 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: Dana Raciti of Philadelphia, Lindsay Scheve of Baltimore, Md., Elizabeth Straccia of Allentown and Ashley Svec of Massapequa Park, N.Y., all for Panuska College of Professional Studies; Heather Alber of Dingmans Ferry, for the College of Graduate and Continuing Education; John M. Breiner of Easton, for Kania School of Management; and Christopher Ritter of Scranton, for the College of Arts and Sciences.

Also recognized were the University’s four Fulbright scholarship recipients for the 2014-2015 academic year: Emmanuel Akpan Jr. ’14, Flanders, N.J., Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship to Cyprus; Olivia Salama ’14, Bayonne, N.J., Fulbright Scholarship in Law to Finland; Matthew Tibbitts ’14, West Hartford, Conn., Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship to Malaysia; and Marc Andris Vallone ’10, Collingswood, N.J., Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship to Brazil.

In addition, students were honored for outstanding academic achievement in their fields of study.

The full list of Class Night award recipients can be seen here.

Frank J. O’Hara Awards for General Academic Excellence were presented to members of The University of Scranton’s class of 2014 with the highest GPA in each of the University’s colleges at a Class Night ceremony on campus. Seated, from left, are O’Hara Award recipient Dana Raciti, Patricia Harrington, Ed.D., interim provost and senior vice president for academic affairs, and O’Hara Award recipient Lindsay Scheve. Standing are University of Scranton President Kevin P. Quinn, S.J., and O’Hara Award recipients Elizabeth Straccia, Heather Alber, Ashley Svec, Christopher Ritter and John M. Breiner.

Four University of Scranton graduates have earned Fulbright awards for the 2014-2015 academic year. Seated, from left, are Fulbright award recipients Olivia Salama and Emmanuel Akpan Jr.; and Susan Trussler, Ph.D., Fulbright Program adviser. Standing are University of Scranton President Kevin P. Quinn, S.J.; Patricia Harrington, Ed.D., interim provost and senior vice president for academic affairs; and Fulbright award recipients Matthew Tibbitts and Marc Andris Vallone.

 


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