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St. Thomas Aquinas College Recognized Students at 2019 Honors Convocation

Apr 24, 2019

St. Thomas Aquinas College Recognized Students at 2019 Honors Convocation

St. Thomas Aquinas College hosted its annual Honors Convocation on April 4th, 2019, inducting students into various honor societies as well as recognizing those named to the Dean’s List.  

Frank G. Persico, Former Vice President for University Relations and Chief of Staff at The Catholic University of America, gave the Convocation address and received an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree. Sr. Mary Murray, O.P., President, Dominican Sisters of Sparkill and Former Chancellor, Diocese of Great Falls-Billings, received an honorary Doctor of Public Service degree.

Each honor society is committed to academic excellence in their respective areas. Societies inducting students at the Convocation included: Alpha Chi for general studies; Alpha Mu Alpha for students involved with the American Marketing Association; Alpha Phi Sigma for Criminal Justice; Chi Alpha Sigma for student-athletes; Delta Mu Delta for Business Administration; Kappa Delta Pi for Teacher Education; Kappa Mu Epsilon for Mathematics; Phi Sigma Iota for Foreign Languages; Pi Gamma Mu for Social Science; Psi Chi for Psychology; Sigma Tau Delta for English; and, Sigma Zeta for students majoring in Natural, Forensic and Computer Sciences and Mathematics.  Close to 100 students were recognized for being named to the Dean’s List in each of the last three semesters.

Kathleen Beglin (West Nyack, NY), Dr. Neerja Chaturvedi (Piermont, NY), Janet Huyck (Pearl River, NY), Eileen Mastrovito, RN (Pearl River, NY), Baljit Patter (Mahwah, NY), Dr. Robert Trawick (New City, NY), and Siyong Yu (Rutherford, NY), each received the Laetare Medal, commemorating 20 years of full-time service to the College. Additionally, Andrea Solimando received the Betty LaSala Award, recognizing Excellence in Science; Katie Anne Bertussi, received the Environmental Writing Award in Honor of Rachel Carson; and Aliza C. Deen received the Jon Roberts Award for Excellence in Literary Studies.

Honors Convocation student and faculty procession

St. Thomas Aquinas College hosted its annual Honors Convocation on April 4th, 2019, inducting students into various honor societies as well as recognizing those named to the Dean’s List.  

Frank G. Persico, Former Vice President for University Relations and Chief of Staff at The Catholic University of America, gave the Convocation address and received an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree. Sr. Mary Murray, O.P., President, Dominican Sisters of Sparkill and Former Chancellor, Diocese of Great Falls-Billings, received an honorary Doctor of Public Service degree.

Each honor society is committed to academic excellence in their respective areas. Societies inducting students at the Convocation included: Alpha Chi for general studies; Alpha Mu Alpha for students involved with the American Marketing Association; Alpha Phi Sigma for Criminal Justice; Chi Alpha Sigma for student-athletes; Delta Mu Delta for Business Administration; Kappa Delta Pi for Teacher Education; Kappa Mu Epsilon for Mathematics; Phi Sigma Iota for Foreign Languages; Pi Gamma Mu for Social Science; Psi Chi for Psychology; Sigma Tau Delta for English; and, Sigma Zeta for students majoring in Natural, Forensic and Computer Sciences and Mathematics.  Close to 100 students were recognized for being named to the Dean’s List in each of the last three semesters.

Kathleen Beglin (West Nyack, NY), Dr. Neerja Chaturvedi (Piermont, NY), Janet Huyck (Pearl River, NY), Eileen Mastrovito, RN (Pearl River, NY), Baljit Patter (Mahwah, NY), Dr. Robert Trawick (New City, NY), and Siyong Yu (Rutherford, NY), each received the Laetare Medal, commemorating 20 years of full-time service to the College. Additionally, Andrea Solimando received the Betty LaSala Award, recognizing Excellence in Science; Katie Anne Bertussi, received the Environmental Writing Award in Honor of Rachel Carson; and Aliza C. Deen received the Jon Roberts Award for Excellence in Literary Studies.

For more information please contact Annie Lombardi at [email protected]

View the 2019 Honors Convocation Program.
 

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St. Thomas Aquinas College is an independent liberal arts college located on 60 acres in Rockland County, NY which provides education at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The College’s 2,800 full and part-time students can choose from more than 100 different majors, minors, specializations, and dual degree programs across three Schools: Arts & Sciences, Business, and Education. The College is recognized by U.S. News & World Report in the Top-Tier for Regional Universities, by Colleges of Distinction in both its New York and Catholic editions, by Affordable Colleges Online as a top College in New York for Return on Investment, and is included as a Military Friendly School®. St. Thomas Aquinas College is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools; its School of Education is accredited by Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP); and its School of Business is accredited by the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE). For more information, visit www.stac.edu.