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Four Students Honored with Alpha Lambda Delta Book Awards

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Posted: Thursday Feb 27, 2014

Feb. 27, 2014

Four students were honored by Saint Vincent College on Feb. 15 with the presentation of the Maria Leonard Book Awards for 2014 during the annual initiation ceremony conducted by Alpha Lambda Delta, the national academic honor society for freshmen at the Fred M. Rogers Center on the campus of Saint Vincent College.

The honored students included Jesse Campbell, a senior accounting major and finance minor from Bethel Park; Joseph Carroll, a senior English major with an emphasis in literature from Somerset; Sean Malone, a senior history major and mathematics minor from Allison Park; and Patrick Wilkinson, a senior biology major with minors in biochemistry and mathematics from Apollo.

Since 1939 National Alpha Lambda Delta has been awarding a book to the graduating Alpha Lambda Delta member who has attained the highest cumulative average at the end of the first semester of the senior year. The first book to be awarded was Rochewell Kent’s World Famous Paintings. In 1959, the award was named after the Society’s founder, Maria Leonard. This year the book was Visions of Earth.

In addition to Alpha Lambda Delta, Campbell is a member and vice president of the Theta Tau Chapter of Delta Mu Delta, the national honor society for business and also a member of Alpha Chi, the national honor society for juniors and seniors in the top ten percent of their class. Campbell has served as a tutor in the McKenna School and has completed an internship with Ernst and Young in Pittsburgh. In addition to his academic accomplishments, he participates in intramural basketball and dodge ball. He accepted an audit position with Ernst and Young's Pittsburgh office at the end of his summer internship there.

Carroll is a Saint Vincent Law Scholar, Wimmer Scholarship recipient, a member of Alpha Chi and Sigma Tau Delta English Honor Society and a member of the College Honors Program. He is a member of the pre-law society, Campus Ministry and a member of the marching band, jazz band and the Bear Bones Trombone Quartet. He plans to attend law school. He has been accepted at ten schools and has been offered full tuition scholarships at seven of them.

Malone is a member of Phi Alpha Theta, the history honor society and the College Honors Program. He participated in a study abroad program at Queens University Belfast, Northern Ireland in 2012. He has served as a tutor for the history department and is a member of the men’s tennis team and the club ultimate frisbee team. Malone plans to pursue graduate studies in history. He received his first offer from Penn State.

Wilkinson has biotechnology certification. He is a member of Alpha Chi, the Boyer Biological Beta Beta Beta Honor Society and has been recognized by the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review as an outstanding young citizen. He has served as a tutor for the biology department and the Opportunity Program. He has participated in the Certified Emerging Leadership Program and the Saint Vincent Singers. Wilkinson plans to pursue a Ph.D in biomedicine and is the process of interviewing at Pitt, UNC, Case Western, Baylor and Penn State.

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Photo A: Jesse Campbell and Dr. John Smetanka
Photo B: Joseph Carroll and Dr. John Smetanka
Photo C: Sean P. Malone, father of Sean R. Malone, and Dr. John Smetanka
Photo D: Patrick Wilkinson and Dr. John Smetanka

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