Scranton Emerging Leader Program Celebrates 58 Graduates

The Center for Student Engagement at The University of Scranton celebrated the graduation of 58 students from the 2012 fall cohort of the Scranton Emerging Leader program on Dec. 2. Scranton Emerging Leaders (SEL) I is a semester-long program offered in both fall and spring semesters for students of any year who are eager to develop and enhance their leadership skills. The course is led by two staff facilitators and two student facilitators that have previously completed the course and additional training. SEL is comprised of eight weekly sessions that cover such topics as the social change model of leadership, leadership style and assessment, communication skills, interpersonal skills, assertiveness, motivating self, and others. This course is a great opportunity for students to learn more about themselves and also create new friendships with others. Since these 58 students successfully completed SEL I, they have the opportunity to serve as a student facilitator in upcoming semesters of SEL I.

If you are interested in the SEL I course for the spring 2013 cohort, visit or For more information, contact the Center for Student Engagement at (570) 941-6233 or email

The students who graduated from SEL from New York are: Alexandria Cavaliere (Goshen), Shannon Brophy (Sayville), Tim Maguire (Walton), Megan Cahill (Tappan), Caitlin Lares (Ronkonkoma), JT Dodge (Carmel), Gwenny Z. Gunawan (Endicott), Lynda Zayas (Bloomingburg), Katelyn Stabner (Walden), Kristin Krajewski (New Hampton), Latrel Citizen (Jamaica), and Steven Franklin (Wallkill).

Students from Connecticut are: Megan Cody (Southport) and Audrey Marinelli (Columbia). 

Students from New Jersey are: Danielle Martinos (Howell), Gina Sorce (Sparta), Chris Wise (Allendale), Kelsey Cirillo (Ridgewood), Kristen Frost (Freehold), Paul Griffin (Blairstown), Janis Segura (Red Bank), Stephanie Romano (Oak Ridge), Zachary Mulhaul (Wayne), Alanna Carragher (Belleville), Conor McCarthy (Hillsdale), Natalia Juscinska (Mendham), Sabrina Castle (Westwood), Jillian Himelrick (Piscataway), Melinie Gonzales (Millstone Township), and Constance Ricciardi (Pompton Plains).

Students from Pennsylvania are: Charlotte Banzhof (Lafayette Hill), Gabrielle Prezkop (Mountain Top), Sarah Dermo (Plymouth Meeting), Veronia Sinotte (North Wales), William Hartz Jr (Eagleville), Gregory Stonier (New Milford), Linzie Rosa (Bethlehem), Marina Pierre (Clarks Summit), Norman Frederick (Pittson), Rebecca Ruby (Olyphant), Taylor Ott (Taylor), Zach Dyer (Drexel Hill), Alexis Burgess (Bethlehem), Cecilia Strauch (Factoryville), John Duda (Iarksville), Marc Kramer (Jefferson Township), Margaret Ruskowski (Philadelphia), Megan Rohleder (West Chester), Samantha Kintzly (Quakertown), Whay Ying Phuah (Pocono Summit), Louise Aka-Ezoua (Wilkes Barre), Krystal Dee Avila (Stroudsburg), Hayden Strickland (Scranton), Heather Derenick (Taylor), and Robert J. Ruane III (Scranton).

Student from California: Magdalene McGlynn (Valley Center).

Student from Virgina: Caitlyn Tschida (Haymarket).

The Student Facilitators for SEL were: Michael McCabe, Emily Belmont, Deanna Russo, Jessica Roth, Danielle Piccolini, Kathleen O’Boyle, Michelle Piacente, and Richard Minuski. The Staff Facilitators were Stephanie Adamec, Tory Allara, Michelle Salmiery, Justine Johnson, Michael Baumhardt, Callie Rimpfel, Barbara King, and Megan Davitt.

The photos below are from the Dec. 2 event.






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