Top Alvernia University students received awards for their hard work at the recent annual honors convocation.
Lisa Flemming, studying early childhood education, earned the Dr. Phyllis Hay Research Award from the department of Allied Health and Human Services. The Dr. Phyllis Hay Research Award is presented for a senior research project that reflects social work’s value and commitment to the contribution of knowledge to the field of social work.
Shaneka Madden, studying social work, earned the Outstanding Social Work Academic Award — Philadelphia Campus from the School of Graduate and Adult Education. The Outstanding Social Work Academic Award — Philadelphia Center is presented to a graduating student who demonstrates overall outstanding academic performance.
Monica Posso, studying social work, earned the Outstanding Social Work Field Placement — Philadelphia Campus from the School of Graduate and Adult Education. The Outstanding Social Work Field Placement Award — Philadelphia Center is presented to a graduating student who has demonstrated outstanding dedication to the profession of social work through his or her field placement experience.
Emmanuela Victor, studying behavioral health, earned the Betty Ford Center Practicum Award — Philadelphia Campus from the School of Graduate and Adult Education. The Betty Ford Center Practicum Award is presented to the Philadelphia Center student who participates in practicum field experience(s) in an exemplary manner, including the agency experience, oral presentation of experience and written report.
Terence Harrington, studying healthcare science, earned the Holleran Center Graduation Award for Excellence in Service from the university’s Holleran Center for Community Engagement. The Graduation Award for Excellence in Service is presented by the Holleran Center to graduating seniors who have completed at least 300 hours of service to the community as Alvernia students. These students received a special cord to be worn at commencement.
Rachael Moser-Millman, who is pursuing a master’s degree, was one of 57 occupational therapy students at University of the Sciences who took part in the 11th annual occupational therapy pinning ceremony. The students will go out into clinics, schools, community centers, hospitals and homes to practice under skilled therapists in order to perfect their skills as entry-level occupational therapists or to conduct research for their capstone projects.
The following local residents recently were initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines: Lorraine Galone, Christopher Matase, Juliana Cuko and Joshua Tankel, all students at Penn State. They are among about 32,000 students, faculty, professional staff and alumni to be initiated into Phi Kappa Phi each year. Membership is by invitation and requires nomination and approval by a chapter
Ryan Muldoon was inducted to Phi Kappa Pi, the Business and Economic Department honor society at Lebanon Valley College, during the College’s Inquiry 2015 celebration. Muldoon, a graduate of Father Judge High School, is pursuing a bachelor of science in accounting. Phi Kappa Pi is open to business, accounting and economics majors. Membership is open to those with junior or senior status, a department GPA of 3.4 or higher and a College GPA of 3.25 or higher. Candidates for membership must exhibit participation in department, college or community activities demonstrating leadership and non-academic involvement.
Daniel Wisniewski, a musical theatre major in the School of Humanities and Sciences at Ithaca College, was named to dean’s list. ••