Feb. 22, 2013
Seventy-three top students in their freshman year of study at Saint Vincent College were inducted into the college’s chapter of Alpha Lambda Delta, a national academic honor society, at a formal initiation service on February 16 at the Fred M. Rogers Center.
Saint Vincent College has had a campus chapter since 1994 to honor excellent academic achievement by students in their first year of study in higher education. Members participate in numerous service projects throughout the year.
The initiation service was coordinated by Alice J. Kaylor, dean of studies and administrative advisor; Dr. John J. Smetanka, vice president for academic affairs, academic dean, and faculty advisor; and chapter officers Amanda Slowey, president; Aliethia McLeod, vice president; Carly Meholic, secretary; Patrick O’Reilly, treasurer; Elizabeth Susko, editor; Clayton Nanassy and Lauren Fockler, historians; Rebecca McGrail, junior advisor; and Zachary Tackett, senior advisor.
Dr. James Kellam, assistant professor of biology, who was also initiated as an honorary member, gave the keynote address.
Honored students (listed with their major and hometown) include Autumn C. Adomaitis, Accounting, Derry; Darren P. Anderton, Biotechnology, Jeannette; Sarah A. Ank, Sociology, Elizabeth; Julianne E. Bartko, Undecided, McKeesport; Alexan M. Bartos, Undecided, Harmony; Ellen M. Boller, Biology, Latrobe; Celeste D. Brasile, Physician’s Assistant, Latrobe; Zachary A. Capobianco, Communication, Londonderry, New Hampshire; Benjamin J. Carnahan, Biology, Avonmore; Mary K. Cassidy, Music Performance, Bridgeville; Vincent M. Centore, Biochemistry, Canonsburg; Michael B. Couser, Biochemistry, Belle Vernon; Ashley M. Darby, Communication, Pittsburgh (15237); Emily M. Davis, History, Harpers Ferry, West Virginia; Alan J. Deglmann, Computer Science, Harrison City; Jennifer L. Desalvo, Mathematics/Engineering, Pittsburgh (15205); Kathleen M. Dillon, Computer Science, North Huntingdon; Kailey E. Dunmire, History, Zelienople; Sarah J. Ellenberger, Early Childhood Education, Ligonier; Jacob J. Ferguson, Biochemistry, Butler; Angela M. Fidazzo, Psychology, North Huntingdon; Lauren Figurelli, Accounting, Pittsburgh (15239); Sabrina L. Filkosky, Early Childhood Education, Altoona; Maura M. Fitzpatrick, Finance, Cranberry Township; Fabio S. Flesik, Middle Grade Education, Greensburg; Sarah T. Fultz, English, Wheeling, West Virginia; Ryan M. Gilbert, Graphic Design, Delmont; Courtney D. Grondziowski, Psychology, Crafton; Danielle E. Guindon, Psychology, North Smithfield, Rhode Island; Emma M. Hamling, Art Education, North Haven, Connecticut; Tessa E. Hennessy, Early Childhood Education, New Market, Maryland; Anastasha M. Homa, Psychology, Elizabeth; Samuel E. Homan, Economics, Grove City; Emily L. Johns, Accounting, Wexford; Jillian Kegg, Middle Grade Education, Johnstown; Jessica L. Kissel, English, Latrobe; Cara Krinock, Biology, Bradenville; Cody W. Lambert, Biology, Brownsville; Gregory A. Love, Computer Science, Avonmore; Amanda N. Marker, Biochemistry, Acme; Chelsea R. Marsh, Pharmacy, Latrobe; Nicholas J. Maxson, Spanish, Greensburg; Katlyn M. Mazzaferro-Romanish, Physics, Coral; Samuel J. Morris, Mathematics/Engineering, New Alexandria; Joni L. Mulvaney, Art Education, Bakerstown; Rebekah R. Musho, Finance, Latrobe; Brooke D. Naglic, Finance, Bedford; Michael D. Orange, Biology, Latrobe; Kathryn E. Ordiway, English, Saint Marys; Alexis M. Oropallo, Biochemistry, Friedens; Jordan L. Pogue, Early Childhood Education, Pittsburgh (15239); Nathaniel W. Porter, Biochemistry, New Alexandria; Victoria A. Sarver, Accounting, Bethel Park; Candace F. Scanga, Biology, Gibsonia; Alexander B. Schwartz, Mathematics/Engineering, Pittsburgh (15236); Alexander J. Scialabba, Criminology, Law and Society, Butler; Miranda S. Senchur, Communication, Pittsburgh (15239); George T. Shaw, Business, Murrysville; Helena Shoplik, Psychology, Pittsburgh (15228); James M. Singer, Communication, Latrobe; Benjamin J. Slomski, Political Science, Erie; Alex P. Smaracheck, Biology, Charleroi; Charles W. Smith, Biology, Hancock, Maryland; Bridget M. Synan, English, Munhall; Moriah L. Taylor, Anthropology, McKees Rocks; Amanda L. Traficante, Psychology, North Huntingdon; Hannah Truong, Early Childhood Education, Jeannette; Rabia Uddin, Political Science, Greensburg; Ryan C. Wagner, Business, Mount Pleasant; Brock A. Westerbeck, Biology, Latrobe; Amanda M. Wrobleski, Pharmacy, Pittsburgh (15236); Alexis N. Zawelensky, Marketing, Uniontown; and Kelsie C. Zoppetti, Undecided, Latrobe.
Photo: Among those participating in the initiation service for the Saint Vincent College chapter of Alpha Lambda Delta, national academic honor society for freshmen, were, from left, Dr. John Smetanka, vice president for academic affairs and faculty advisor; Dr. John Aupperle, lecturer in theology and campus minister, who gave the invocation and benediction; Dr. James Kellam, assistant professor of biology and keynote speaker; Amanda Slowey, president of Alpha Lambda Delta; and Alice J. Kaylor, dean of studies and administrative advisor. Seventy-three first year students were initiated and 63 seniors received their honor cords at the Feb. 16 ceremony at the Fred M. Rogers Center.
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