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Over 200 Awards Presented in the 2019 Graduate and Academic Awards Ceremony

 


 
Posted July 3, 2019

 
Over 200 awards were presented to students in the Class of 2019 in the annual Graduate and Academic Awards Ceremony held May 21 in the PCCC Theater on the Main Campus in Paterson.

Acknowledging the high achievement of the students present, Dr. Jacqueline Kineavy, Senior Vice President of Academic and Student Affairs, congratulated the students and confidently predicted, “This will not be your last award.”

Sixteen students achieved Highest Honors, having earned a GPA of 3.9 or higher. Wara Laura and Carolyn Lindner both achieved a perfect 4.0 GPA.

Awards were also presented to 56 graduating students who achieved High Honors and 80 who received Honors designations. Additionally, 23 students received awards for individual achievement and 22 for participating in the Honors Program.  The State of New Jersey Education Opportunity Fund (EOF) Academic GraduateAward went to 12 students.  (See all awards recipients below)

Presenting the College Writing Exam Graduate Award to Jennifer Greco, Dr. Bassel Stassis, Senior Dean of Academic Affairs, noted that a perfect score on the test is 12 out of 12.  “Jennifer received the highest score,” he said.

The prestigious Robert A. Shea Memorial Graduate Award, named for one of the founding faculty members of the College, was presented by Professor Nancy Silvestro and Assistant Professor Jennifer Gasparino.   This year’s recipients are Valeri Al-Touma and Reema Akash.

Each year, a member of Professor Shea’s family, speaks to the audience about the award and its meaning. This year, Sheila Ramsey, one of Professor Shea’s six daughters, did the honors.

“This award was established in my father’s memory and is awarded for both academic achievement and outstanding service,’ she explained.

Valeri and Reema each received a $1,500 check from the Shea award. Both are also going on to bachelor’s degree programs at Rutgers University on a full academic scholarships.

Congratulations to All Our Award Recipients.
(see below)

 

Achievement Awards
Recipient
Business Administration Graduate Achievement Award
Daniela Torrado
Information Technology Graduate Award  
Anwar El Omari
Computer Science Graduate Achievement Award
Wara Laura
Graphic Design Graduate Achievement Award  
Adaliz Tabar
Medical Informatics Graduate Achievement Award  
Melissa Minaya
Engineering Science Graduate Achievement Award
Kelvin Azcatl
Criminal Justice Academic Excellence Award
Leah Sahanas
Criminal Justice Academic Excellence Award
Jennifer Greco
Developmental Studies Persistence and Achievement Award
Cafiean James
Teacher Education Graduate Achievement Award
Aybecquel J Madrigal-Trejos
Teacher Education Graduate Achievement Award
Maram Alatshan
English Graduate Excellence Award
Erica Russelman
English Scholar Award
Yeol-Shim Bell
Communications Outstanding Graduate Achievement Award
Christopher Risco
Outstanding Achievement in Music Technology Graduate Award
Tavi Wheeler
Studio Arts Graduate Achievement Award
Carol Brown
ELS Graduate Achievement Award
Valeri Al-Touma
Honors Program Graduate Award
Reema Akash
Human Services Academic Excellence Award
Leonardo Gonzalez
Human Services Academic Excellence & Commitment to Service Award
Andy Perales
Liberal Arts Psychology Outstanding Graduate Award
Diana Rodriguez
Liberal Arts Humanities Outstanding Graduate Award
Andrea Lopez
Liberal Arts Sociology Outstanding Graduate Award 
Agnes Zsiros

2019 Highest Honors

Valeri Al-Touma
Romarlin Angeles
Yeol-Shim F. Bell
Leonardo F. Gonzalez
Mecca R. Harris
Wara N. Laura
Carolyn N. Lindner
Aybecquel J. Madrigal
Noelle B. Millner
Andrea G. Paz
Diana Rodriguez
Erica I. Russelman
Ajshe Sulejmani
Leah J. Sahanas
Daniela C. Torrado
Agnes Zsiros

2019 High Honors

Ehasan Ahmed
Abdelaaziz Aitelkadi
Reema Akash
Maram N. Alatshan
Dahian M. Alberto
Jessica Alvarado
Kelvin Azcatl
Karima Bencharot
Carlin Benitez
Pamela Bernal
Kelsea M. Bolt
Dominica L. Carnuccio
Henry Cenicola
Donna M. Clemente
Ashely R. Daniele
Ahsley V. Eggley
Anwar El Omari
Christine T. Fernicola
Jennifer Garcia
Ana V. Gonzales
Angelina J. Gonzalo
Vanessa Granada
Jennifer K. Greco
Omar Hajjar
Frida L. Huaman
Tamara K. Jackson
Kelvin Jimenez-Michaca
Joseph W. Keenan
Stacie N. Kewer
Mark F. Locicero
Andrea C. Lopez
Jose R. Lopez
Jessy A. Lopez-Correa
Aeriol E. Lyons
Chowdhury M. Mahnaz
Dawn M. Milligan
Giselle Monge
Ciara M. Mulvihill
Eman Odeh
Andy E. Perales
Katherine Perez
Hussam M. Qaqish
Shivani J. Rana
Kristin B. Rivera
April L. Sansone
Patrick J. Santosuosso
Ashley Simonelli
Vjolca Z. Slatina
Anne Claire B. Soriano
James J. Stanton
Kaylee R. Valencia
Tavi N. Wheeler
Akua A. Wilder
Ebony Y. Williams
Sarah Yee
Nicole K. Zusi

2019 Honors

Yenny V. Abreu-Vasquez
Yeniffer M. Adames
Maria Alvarado
Erik G. Amaro
Mary Anoah
Ivan J. Arias
Paola Arias-Batista
Olha P. Bahriy
Rachael Bakunas
Kody T. Barton
Keymer A. Botero
Alma Braho
Jessica Brito
Carol E. Brown
Caitlyn A. Cardy
Christina M. Caraballo
Casey E. Casbarro
Nicole Chary
Usmaan S. Chaudhry
Maria Y. Choy
Daniel X. Cintron
Luz M. Contreras
Cielo K. Cua
Tarji R. Cummings
Tanusree Das
Ivet Y. Diaz
Vivian Dominguez
Amanda L. Eibon
Diana P. Estevez
Romina Franco
Martina Frasca
Freddy M. Gallardo
Lukas M. Graf
Sthefanie D. Guzman
Betsy J. Herrera
Mikaila I. Higbie
Kaylee M. Hunt
Cafiean D. James
Madelyn Jaramillo
Jessica I. Jorge
Kenny Juarez
Nicole E. Kearney
Veronica S. Lebron
Neil M. Macias
Karoll K. Madera
Lashayna Y. Malone
Jassiel M. Martinez
Lynda McCarthy
Mark A. Medina
Kujtim Mena
Melissa J. Minaya
Nakia B. Neil
Brenda R. Noriega
Peace Okoko
Maximina A. Ortiz
Sheila C. Perez Montilla
Dominick R. Perino
Jared T. Primavera
Barbara A. Pujols
Ismael Ramirez
Ashutosh J. Rana
Ritesh Kumar H. Rana
John O. Reisen
Fabio A. Restrepo
Beverly Robinson
Karen M. Rueda
Briana M. Ruiz
Luigia Russo
Wanda D. Santiago
Faisal F. Souid
Adaliz Tabar
Laura M. Tamayo
Alan D. Tiburcio
Victor E. Vargas
Xhovana Veli
Ana F. Villagran
Jon P. Whritenour
Elizabeth M. Wojcik
Erica P. Zampino
Luis R. Zayas

Honors Program

Reema Akash
Maram Alatshan
Valeri Al-Touma
Kody Barton
Yeol-Shim Bell
Romina Franco
Martina Frasca
Marialys Gonzalez
Angelina Gonzalo
Lukas Graf
Wara Laura
Jose R. Lopez
Sheila Perez Montilla
Noelle Millner
Mildred Naycir
Brenda Noriega
Eman Odeh
Peace Okoko
Hussam Qaqish
Erica Russelman
Ajshe Sulejmani
Alan Tiburcio

State of New Jersey E.O.F. Academic
Graduate Awardees

Batoul Hammadi*
Erik Amaro
Angelly Cabada
Kellyn Hageman
Naquan Mc Dowell
Katherine Perez
Diana Rodrigues
Rosmery Saldana
Kevin Taveras
Victor Vargas
Akua Wilder
Hamzah Zeidan