Posted: Monday Apr 23, 2012
April 23, 2012
Thomas Cocchi, fourth from left, a junior finance and politics major at Saint Vincent College, from Pittsburgh, was awarded the Saint Vincent Alumni Council Scholarship at the Father Gilbert J. Burke, O.S.B. Easter Ball at Lexus Club at PNC Park on April 14.
Participating in the presentation were, from left, Walter Nalducci, co-chairperson; Edward McCormick, president of Alumni Council; Ms. Molly Robb-Shimko, chairperson of the Saint Vincent Alumni Council Endowed Scholarship Committee; Br. Norman W. Hipps, O.S.B., president of Saint Vincent College; and Daniel Kunz, co-chairperson.
The Saint Vincent Alumni Council Endowed Scholarship, established in 2001, is a $2,500 scholarship that is awarded to a student who demonstrates academic merit and financial need.
Active in the Student Government Association for five semesters, Mr. Cocchi is currently president of the Student Government Association’s Executive Board. He has also been active at Saint Vincent as a member of The Company, the college’s student-run theatre group, as a residence hall prefect in Saint Benedict Hall, secretary of the Ultimate Frisbee Club and as a member of the Dean’s List. A member of Holy Wisdom R.C. Latin Mass Community (Diocese of Pittsburgh), he is also a member of the Knights of Columbus and has been recognized with the Shining Armor Award. The son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas F. Cocchi, he is a 2009 graduate of Mt. Lebanon High School. His future plans include further study in law school or pursuing a doctorate in political science.
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