Twenty-Four SVC Students Inducted into Honor Society

by Public Relations | Nov 3, 2014

Nov. 3, 2014

Twenty-four Saint Vincent College students were inducted into the Pennsylvania Nu chapter of Alphi Chi, a national college honor society recognizing scholarship in all academic disciplines, during a ceremony at the Fred M. Rogers Center on Oct. 24.

Aliethia McLeod, president, presided at the induction assisted by Emily Kukura, vice president; Ali Mientus, secretary; Zach Ligus, treasurer; and Josh Robinson, event coordinator.

Ms. Alice Kaylor, dean of studies and sponsor of the chapter, announced the new members. Remarks were offered by Dr. John Smetanka, vice president for academic affairs and academic dean. Invocation and benediction were given by Fr. Shawn Anderson, O.S.B., assistant professor of biology.

Chapter advisors include Dr. Doreen Blandino, professor and chairperson of the department of modern and classical languages; Br. Albert Gahr, O.S.B., assistant professor of biology; Dr. Jeffrey Godwin, associate professor of management; Dr. Timothy Kelly, professor and chairperson of the department of history; and Dr. Margaret Watkins, assistant professor of philosophy.

Pictured in the back row, from left to right, were Dr. Jeffrey Godwin, associate professor of management; Fr. Shawn Anderson, O.S.B., assistant professor of biology; Alexis Zawelensky, a junior marketing major from Uniontown; James Singer, a junior communication major from Latrobe; Lauren Figurelli, a junior accounting major from Pittsburgh (15239); Dr. Timothy Kelly, professor of history; Dr. Smetanka, vice president for academic affairs and academic dean; and Matthew Oleyar, a sophomore biology major from Derry.

Second row, left to right, Jonathan Leuschel, a junior Spanish education major from Kersey; Maura Fitzpatrick, a junior finance major from Cranberry Township; Kathrine Curtin, a sophomore chemistry major from Latrobe; Julianne Bartko, a sophomore communication major from McKeesport; Miranda Senchur, a junior communication major from Pittsburgh (15239); Natalie Nakles, a junior bioinformatics major from Latrobe; Benjamin Carnahan, a senior biology major from Avonmore; Dean Alice Kaylor.

Front row, from left to right, Emily Kukura, a senior chemistry major from Black Lick; Morgan Stout, a sophomore English major from Latrobe; Lacie Werner, a sophomore biology major from North Huntingdon; Kayla Uveges, a freshman biology major from Cresson; Bridget Synan, a junior English major from Munhall; Helena Shoplik, a junior psychology major from Pittsburgh (15228); and Aliethia McLeod, a senior biology major from Mandeville, Jamaica.

Absent from the photo were Ellen Boller, a juniorbiology major from Latrobe; Rebecca Clark, a sophomore biology major from Leechburg; Courtney Grondziowski; a junior psychology major from Crafton; Jennifer Iacaruso, a sophomore accounting major from Crofton, Maryland; Brett Kurpiel, a sophomore biology major from Ligonier; Breana Liberoni, a sophomore accounting major from New Alexandria; Samuel Morris, a junior mathematics/engineering major from New Alexandria; and Alexander Schwartz, a junior engineering science major from Pittsburgh (15236).

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