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HONORS CONVOCATION 2014


THE CITY UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK

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HONORS CONVOCATION May 27, 2014 7:00pm Center for the Arts Springer Concert Hall PROGRAM Welcome

National Anthem

Greetings

A. Ramona Brown Vice President for Student Affairs Grove Dupre ’15 Music Major William J. Fritz President Fred Naider Interim Provost/Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs

2014 CSI Salutatorian

Presentation of Student Dolphin Award Presentation of Certificates of Completion for the Melissa Riggio Program Presentation of Academic Honors and Student Service and Leadership Awards

Elizabeth Krawczun ’14 CUNY Baccalaureate for Unique and Interdisciplinary Studies: Epidemiology A. Ramona Brown Vice President for Student Affairs Fred Naider Interim Senior Vice President/Provost Susan L. Holak Interim Dean of the School of Business Kenneth M. Gold Interim Dean of the School of Education Nan M. Sussman Dean of Humanities and Social Sciences Alex Chigogidze Dean of Science and Technology

Closing

A. Ramona Brown Vice President for Student Affairs


Interpreters

Musicians

Joyce Coletti Elizabeth McNelis James Fletcher Miles James Patrick Nowak Linda Soria Darryl Todman Patrick Wakie

A dessert reception will follow in the Center for the Arts Atrium, sponsored by the Campus Activities Board, Student Government, and the Office of the President.


STUDENT AWARD HONOREES Sabba Abbasi Magna Cum Laude Augustin Tuzhilin Memorial Award

Gabrielle Ambrosio Cum Laude Graduates of The Verrazano School Honors Program

Awatef Abdelaziz Magna Cum Laude

Mercy Andrews Cum Laude Graduates of The Verrazano School Honors Program Biology Department Faculty Award

Mino Abdelmessih Cum Laude Graduates of the Macaulay Honors College University Scholars Program at the College of Staten Island Honors in the Major Joseph Vagvolgyi Memorial Award Baktygul Abdieva Cum Laude Haytham Aboushi Honors in the Major Maria Acuna-Nasralla Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges Kristen Adamo Cum Laude Graduates of the Macaulay Honors College University Scholars Program at the College of Staten Island John Conway Memorial Award Amber Adelstein Honors in the Major Taiwo Adenekan Magna Cum Laude Andrea Adum Magna Cum Laude Luis Alban Cum Laude William Alesi Magna Cum Laude Graduates of the Macaulay Honors College University Scholars Program at the College of Staten Island Excellence in Philosophy Award Bridget Alvarez Summa Cum Laude Phi Beta Kappa Associates Award Priscila Alvarez Honors in the Major Mark Guterman Memorial Award Ana Alvizurez Cum Laude CSI Auxiliary Service Corporation Award for Academic Excellence in World Languages and Literatures

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Liany Antigua Honors in the Major Charles Arcuri Cum Laude Professors Herbert Foster-James Sturm-Don Hausdorff Memorial Award Hamid Ardolic Cum Laude Graduates of the Macaulay Honors College University Scholars Program at the College of Staten Island Honors in the Major Chemistry Department Award Amanda Asmar Physical Therapy Faculty Award for Excellence in Physical Therapy Department Physical Therapy Department Faculty Award for Service in Physical Therapy Saundra Frankel Memorial Award Justin Atos Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges Aye Aung Cum Laude Danielle Auriti Cum Laude Nechama Averick Cum Laude Fatima Azhar Summa Cum Laude Phi Beta Kappa Associates Award Honors in the Major CSI Auxiliary Service Award for Academic Excellence in Chemistry Khislat Azizov Magna Cum Laude Asaf Babaev Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges Christine Bahan Cum Laude Christopher Bailey Summa Cum Laude Beverly Curry Memorial Award

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Nicole Balestriere Magna Cum Laude CSI Auxiliary Service Corporation Award for Academic Excellence in History Rachel Barracato Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges Stephen Basile Magna Cum Laude Svetlana Bercov Cum Laude Rena Berkovits Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges CSI Auxiliary Service Corporation Award for Academic Excellence in Education

Mohammad Butt Cum Laude Wing Yee Cambio Cum Laude Joseph Capogrosso Physical Therapy Faculty Award for Excellence in Physical Therapy Department Arthur Cardinale Cum Laude Julia Carlson Cum Laude Maria Carmelo Summa Cum Laude Victoria Caroccia Cum Laude

Shawn Berry Cum Laude

John Caruso Magna Cum Laude

Theresa Bethea Cum Laude

Maria Casaccio Cum Laude

Bilikisu Bhadmus Cum Laude

Jeffrey Cassoria Cum Laude

Anthony Borruso Magna Cum Laude Biology Department Faculty Award

Victoria Castagna Summa Cum Laude Phi Beta Kappa Associates Award Judith Balfe Memorial Award

Jeannie Boston Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges Maryann Bouwmans Magna Cum Laude Emil Oestereicher Memorial Award Brittany Bowler Magna Cum Laude Sabrina Bragerton-Nasert Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges Carolina Braginsky Cum Laude Tristan Braithwaite Cum Laude Tori Brando Cum Laude Graduates of The Verrazano School Honors Program Dwayne Britton Magna Cum Laude Donna Brogna MA Award in English Pamela Brown Cum Laude

Briana Castelano Magna Cum Laude Michelle Castellano Cum Laude John Cava Magna Cum Laude Catherine Cedel Cum Laude Don Rufo Cendana Magna Cum Laude Oded Remba Memorial Award Kathryn Centorrino Magna Cum Laude Allison Cespedes Cum Laude Ely Stock Memorial Award Jurandir Chan Cum Laude Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges Honors in the Major Mei Pui Chan Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges

Maryna Brukker Cum Laude

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Elizabeth Che Magna Cum Laude Graduates of the Macaulay Honors College University Scholars Program at the College of Staten Island Laura Scwartz Award Nancy Che Michael Contardo CORE 100 Award Arianna Check Summa Cum Laude CSI Auxiliary Service Corporation Award for Academic Excellence in Psychology Wajahat Cheema Cum Laude Ying Chen Magna Cum Laude Honors in the Major Psychology Department Award Lydia Chille Summa Cum Laude Graduates of The Verrazano School Honors Program Honors in Science, Letters and Society Award

Zachary Crespi Magna Cum Laude Honors in the Major Graduates of the Macaulay Honors College University Scholars Program at the College of Staten Island Wall Street Journal Achievement Award Alicia Cross Cum Laude Antonino Cruciata Cum Laude Stephanie Culotta Cum Laude Andrea Curry Student Government Service Award/Students Margaretmary Darling Magna Cum Laude Atreyee Das MS in Computer Science Department Award

Arra Cho Summa Cum Laude

Danielle Datre Summa Cum Laude Graduates of the Macaulay Honors College University Scholars Program at the College of Staten Island Sociology, Anthropology, and Social Work Department Faculty Award

Albert Chow Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges

Angela Dauge Cum Laude Graduates of The Verrazano School Honors Program

Georgios Chrysiliou Summa Cum Laude Phi Beta Kappa Associates Award CSI Auxiliary Service Corporation Award for Media Culture

Halim Daoud Student Government Service Award/Students

Hsiu Shan Chin Cum Laude

Stephanie Cipriano Cum Laude Graduates of The Verrazano School Honors Program Stephanie Cobb Cum Laude

Amanda Rae Davis CSI Alumni Association Oustanding Student Leadership Award Student Government Service Award/Students Maria Defiore CSI Auxiliary Service Corporation Award for Academic Excellence in Nursing

James Cohen MS Award in Nursing

Gabriella De Marinis Graduates of The Verrazano School Honors Program Biology Department Faculty Award

Stephen Conti Cum Laude

Marielle Denaro Cum Laude

Nathan Conway Excellence in Philosophy Award

Joseph Depaulo Cum Laude

Jenna Cozzolino Cum Laude Graduates of The Verrazano School Honors Program

Kelly DePietro Cum Laude Graduates of the Macaulay Honors College University Scholars Program at the College of Staten Island Honors in the Major Jasmine De Stefano Magna Cum Laude

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Alexander Deutsch Summa Cum Laude Phi Beta Kappa Associates Award Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges Excellence in Philosophy Award Jennifer Diorio Cum Laude Dana Dipalo Cum Laude

Lucia Edwards Magna Cum Laude Saundra Frankel Memorial Award

Rachel Divirgilio Cum Laude Graduates of The Verrazano School Honors Program

Oluwatobi Elemo Magna Cum Laude Saundra Frankel Memorial Award

Arina Domantovskaya Cum Laude

Dina Elmardini Cum Laude

Maria Donofrio Cum Laude

Cassandra Emery Cum Laude Honors in the Major Richmond County Psychological Association Award

Alexandra Doronina Cum Laude Graduates of The Verrazano School Honors Program Belkissa Doumbia Cum Laude Honors in the Major

Jesse Eng Cum Laude

Dana Draper Summa Cum Laude Graduates of The Verrazano School Honors Program

Timothy Eng Magna Cum Laude Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges CSI Auxiliary Service Corporation Award for Academic Excellence in Computer Science

Danny Duong Cum Laude

Megan Ernst Graduates of The Verrazano School Honors Program

Andrew Duran Cum Laude

Angela Errico Cum Laude

Daphne Duran Cum Laude

Hind Erzouki Cum Laude

Diana Duran Lorraine and Gordon DiPalo Management Award

Maria Esposito Cum Laude

Dawid Dziuba Cum Laude Graduates of the Macaulay Honors College University Scholars Program at the College of Staten Island Honors in the Major Morris E. Levine Memorial Commencement Award

Elizabeth Fadipe Cum Laude

Nicholas Easton Summa Cum Laude Phi Beta Kappa Associates Award Andrea Batista Award Performing and Creative Arts Department Award: Dramatic Arts Michael Edelstein Cum Laude Graduates of the Macaulay Honors College University Scholars Program at the College of Staten Island

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Scott Edkins Magna Cum Laude Graduates of the Macaulay Honors College University Scholars Program at the College of Staten Island Maung Aung Award Benedict Carlat Memorial Award

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John Falcone Cum Laude Stanley Plastrik Award Melissa Fay Teacher Education Honors Academy Graduate Sandy Feng Cum Laude Nicole Fenton Cum Laude Jessica Fermin Cum Laude Justine Fernandez Cum Laude Elise Ferone Cum Laude

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John Ferrandino Melissa Riggio Certificate Program Award Claire Ferry Magna Cum Laude Frank Fiorello Cum Laude Michael Fischetti George Custen Memorial Award John Fisher Cum Laude Rudina Fishta Magna Cum Laude Stephen Flannery Honors in the Major Performing and Creative Arts Department Award: Music Ted McIrvine Memorial Award Frank Foresta Summa Cum Laude Honors in the Major Graduates of the Macaulay Honors College University Scholars Program at the College of Staten Island Diana France Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges Honors in the Major Nicole Francis Cum Laude Robert J. Schwenk Political Science Award Suzanne Frank Magna Cum Laude Teacher Education Honors Academy Graduate Sherry Blackman Memorial Award Blaze Fraser 2014 CSI Valedictorian Summa Cum Laude Phi Beta Kappa Associates Award Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges Graduates of The Verrazano School Honors Program Biology Department Faculty Award CSI Auxiliary Service Corporation Award for Academic Excellence in Biology Risa Fujimori Cum Laude Yevgeniy Furman Cum Laude Lauren Fuscaldo Honor in the Major Joseph Galante Cum Laude

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Samantha Garbarino Cum Laude Performing and Creative Arts Department Award: Art Margaret Riccardi Commencement Award for Studio Art Vincent Garcia Magna Cum Laude Anne Garpestad Cum Laude Steven Gazinski James Ortiz Jr. Memorial Award Fred Gegenheimer Cum Laude Nicholas Gencarello Cum Laude William George Honors in the Major Joanne German Cum Laude Elena Ghelan Summa Cum Laude New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants Award Nina Giacobbe Melissa Riggio Certificate Program Award Michael Gigante Summa Cum Laude Phi Beta Kappa Associates Award Francois Ngolet Memorial Award Mary Gillespie Cum Laude Amanda Gioia Honors in the Major Candace Gittens Cum Laude CSI Alumni Association Oustanding Student Leadership Award Leidona Gjonovic Cum Laude Michael Glaubach Cum Laude Lori Gniewkowski Cum Laude Erica Golin Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges Holdaliz Brito Gonzalez World Languages Department Award for Excellence in Spanish Perry Ellis Sutton SEEK Program Award for Academic Achievement and Service to the Program

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Divahar Gopal Cum Laude Natalia Gozias Physical Therapy Faculty Award for Excellence in Physical Therapy Department Patrick Granata Magna Cum Laude Phi Beta Kappa Associates Award Graduates of the Macaulay Honors College University Scholars Program at the College of Staten Island Creative Writing Award Deanna Grandville Cum Laude Antonio Grasso Cum Laude Graduates of the Macaulay Honors College University Scholars Program at the College of Staten Island Honors in the Major CSI Auxiliary Service Corporation Award for Academic Excellence in Engineering Science and Physics Megan Eisler Grynsztajn Cum Laude David Grysman Magna Cum Laude Andrew Esterly Award Justin Gurges Cum Laude Biology Department Faculty Award Elena Haber Graduates of The Verrazano School Honors Program Amber Habib Magna Cum Laude Samantha Haimowitz Cum Laude Teacher Education Honors Academy Graduate Roa Harizi Magna Cum Laude Monika Hascak Magna Cum Laude Devorah Helfrich Kopple C. Friedman Award Alexander Hernandez Lorraine and Gordon DiPaolo Management Award Sandra Flores Hernandez Honors in the Major

Brian Hill Magna Cum Laude CSI Auxiliary Service Corporation Award for Business Stephen Hongach Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges Lauren Hornek Summa Cum Laude Graduates of The Verrazano School Honors Program Stella Hsin Cum Laude Deame Hua Harris Goldberg Memorial Award Jingxing Huang Performing and Creative Arts Department Award: Art CSI Auxiliary Service Corporation Award for Academic Excellence in Performing and Creative Arts Rawan Husein Cum Laude Cindy Huynh Cum Laude Brandon Illas Cum Laude Honors in the Major Laura Schwartz Award Danielle Imbesi Magna Cum Laude Honors in the Major Graduates of the Macaulay Honors College University Scholars Program at the College of Staten Island Deitch Psychological Studies Award for Evening Students Junaid Inam MS in Computer Science Department Award Ariana Induddi Graduates of The Verrazano School Honors Program Stephen Ingrassia Physical Therapy Department Faculty Award for Service in Physical Therapy Grace Ireri Summa Cum Laude BSN Nursing Award Joanna Irizarry-Zaraza Graduates of The Verrazano School Honors Program Percy Ellis Sutton SEEK Program Award for Academic Achievement and Service to the Program

Meghan Higgins Summa Cum Laude Phi Beta Kappa Associates Award

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Lindita Ismaili New York Physical Therapy Association BrooklynStaten Island District Meritorious Student Achievement Award Physical Therapy Department Faculty Award for Service in Physical Therapy Wuraola Ismaila Magna Cum Laude Praisey Jacob Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges Agnieszka Jaczynski Magna Cum Laude Jenna Jankowski Cum Laude Graduates of the Macaulay Honors College University Scholars Program at the College of Staten Island Nicolae Javoroncov Cum Laude Catherine Jeanbart Summa Cum Laude Honors in the Major Dr. Libero Giovanni Moretti Award Herschel Jenkins Cum Laude Stephen Jezycki Cum Laude Rashidat Jolaoluwa Cum Laude Danielle Jordan Physical Therapy Department Faculty Award for Service in Physical Therapy

Devorah Kenig Cum Laude Hana Kil Summa Cum Laude Arthur King Melissa Riggio Certificate Program Award Kevin King Melvin Baumel Basketball Memorial Award Joseph Konczynski Cum Laude Honors in the Majo Emi Konomi Magna Cum Laude Michael Konstantinovsky Cum Laude Elizabeth Krawczun 2014 CSI Salutatorian Graduates of The Verrazano School Honors Program Altina Kurti Cum Laude Nicole Kwoka Magna Cum Laude Honors in the Major Graduates of the Macaulay Honors College University Scholars Program at the College of Staten Island Mabel Lam Thomas Tellefsen Marketing Award Cynthia Lanzi Cum Laude Bich Hanh Le Cum Laude

Sophia Jordan Magna Cum Laude

Matthew Leavy Cum Laude

Amira Kalil Lorraine and Gordon DiPaolo Marketing Award

Elaina Lei Cum Laude Graduates of the Macaulay Honors College University Scholars Program at the College of Staten Island Honors in the Major Biology Department Faculty Award

George Kaluski Cum Laude Frazeen Kanwal Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges Lale Karakus Summa Cum Laude

Damian Leibold Cum Laude

Kulwinder Kaur Cum Laude

Gregory Lella Graduates of the Macaulay Honors College University Scholars Program at the College of Staten Island The Richard Gid Powers Award in American Studies

Luiza Kayumova Cum Laude

Christa Libecci Cum Laude

Lenny Kaufman Federick M. Binder MALS Award

Kaitlyn Kelly Magna Cum Laude

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Anthony Liguori Cum Laude Honors in the Major Graduates of the Macaulay Honors College University Scholars Program at the College of Staten Island Nejsi Lleshi Cum Laude Jill Lombardi Magna Cum Laude Rachael Longo Honors in the Major Graduates of the Macaulay Honors College University Scholars Program at the College of Staten Island Mitchell Lovell Cum Laude Graduates of the Macaulay Honors College University Scholars Program at the College of Staten Island Media Culture Department Award: Cinema Studies

Erisa Maska Cum Laude Michael Massa Graduates of The Verrazano School Honors Program Susan Massara Magna Cum Laude Phi Beta Kappa Associates Award English Department Literature Award Gina Mastroianni Teacher Education Honors Academy Graduate Demetrious Mazidia Graduates of the Macaulay Honors College University Scholars Program at the College of Staten Island Kerri McLean Physical Therapy Faculty Award for Excellence in Physical Therapy Department Saundra Frankel Memorial Award

Joseph Luciano George Custen Memorial Award

Stephanie McNichol Graduates of The Verrazano School Honors Program

Sally Mach Cum Laude Honors in the Major

Alex Medina Melissa Riggio Certificate Program Award

Sumudu Maithripala Magna Cum Laude

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Eileen Martinez Cum Laude

Elayne Mei Summa Cum Laude Media Culture Department Award: Communications

Aleksandra Makowska Cum Laude Honors in the Major Graduates of the Macaulay Honors College University Scholars Program at the College of Staten Island

Leonor Mendez Michael Greenberg, Sadrul A. Khan, and Stephen J. Stearns Memorial Award

Samy Malek Cum Laude

Stephanie Merola Cum Laude

Andrew Mancuso Honors in the Major

Sengul Mersimovski Honors in the Major

Leandra Manfredini Physical Therapy Department Faculty Award for Service in Physical Therapy

Christopher Meshea Cum Laude

Katheryn Manglos Summa Cum Laude

Francesca Messina Magna Cum Laude AAS Award in Nursing

Ewelina Manikyan Cum Laude

Kimberly Meter Cum Laude

James Marinello Environmental Science Award

Lisa Marie Migliorisi Cum Laude

Atixhe Marke Cum Laude Robert Marotti Summa Cum Laude Burton S. Player Award

Matthew Miller Cum Laude Honors in the Major Giovanni S. Impeduglia Memorial Commencement Award

Laura Marque Magna Cum Laude

Yolanda Minardi Cum Laude

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Amilia Merhi Summa Cum Laude Rhoda amd Bernard Blau Award

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Tatiana Mironova Honors in the Major Kyle Miskowitz Cum Laude Peter Mohlenhoff Honors in the Major John Mulligan Memorial Award Casandra Molina Graduates of The Verrazano School Honors Program John-Michael Mon CSI Alumni Association Oustanding Student Leadership Award

Goodnews Nkama Cum Laude Graduates of The Verrazano School Honors Program Satori Noel Magna Cum Laude Saundra Frankel Memorial Award Jean Notholt Cum Laude Aleksandra Nova Cum Laude Irina Nulman Cum Laude

Charles Moser Cum Laude

Nkemdilim Nwofor Cum Laude

Nataliia Motorina Summa Cum Laude Charles Pinzolo Award

Edita O’Brien Teacher Education Honors Academy Graduate

Adam Moy Lorraine and Gordon DiPaolo Marketing Award Maaz Mulla Cum Laude Computer Science Department Award Marylauri Mulligan Cum Laude Kevin Mullucks Cum Laude CSI Auxiliary Service Corporation Award for Academic Excellence in Economics Jenesis Muniz Cum Laude Daniel Murphy Cum Laude Elizabeth Murphy English Department Literature Award Adriane Musacchio Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges Maksim Myaskovskiy Summa Cum Laude Phi Beta Kappa Associates Award Professors Herbert Foster-James Sturm-Don Hausdorff Memorial Award Leonardo Moran Navarro Cum Laude Bryan Nebel Summa Cum Laude Honors in the Major Arleigh B. Williamson Award Sally Niles Cum Laude Trisha Nilsen Cum Laude

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Kristina Ognibene Cum Laude Remi Okazaki Cum Laude Adebola Olasoju Cum Laude Claudia Olender Cum Laude Honors in the Major Graduates of the Macaulay Honors College University Scholars Program at the College of Staten Island Alyssa Olivo Magna Cum Laude Media Culture Department Award: Communications Christina Olsen Magna Cum Laude Nicollette Oricchio Cum Laude Graduates of The Verrazano School Honors Program Ryan Oshea Cum Laude Nilka Otero Cum Laude Lauren Overeem Cum Laude Honors in the Major Graduates of the Macaulay Honors College University Scholars Program at the College of Staten Island Anita Conte Memorial Award Yelena Pacheco Cum Laude Nishanthi Palachandran Cum Laude Melvin Baumel Memorial Scholarship and Award

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Karen Palladino Cum Laude

Vaitheki Pragash Cum Laude

Stephanie Palumbo Cum Laude Teacher Education Honors Academy Graduate

Daniela President Cum Laude

Dahlia Panelli Cum Laude Sloan Pantozzi Cum Laude

Dominic Provenzano Cum Laude Graduates of The Verrazano School Honors Program

Adrienne Pappalardo Cum Laude

Nicole Provenzano Cum Laude

Natalya Pashchinskaya Cum Laude

Ramije Qoku Cum Laude

Valentina Pasquale Cum Laude

Janet Rainer Cum Laude

Yael Pearlman Cum Laude

Rayna Raja Graduates of The Verrazano School Honors Program

Melissa Pellicano Elliot Rubenstein Memorial Award

Kelly Reebe Honors in the Major Richmond County Psychological Association Award

Amanda Pepe Magna Cum Laude Lochana Perera Cum Laude Gabriella Perrina Cum Laude Graduates of The Verrazano School Honors Program Karla Pesantes Cum Laude Graduates of The Verrazano School Honors Program Cristina Pesce Magna Cum Laude Media Culture Department Award: Communications George Plagiannakos Cum Laude Honors in the Major Daniella Plaksiy Magna Cum Laude Honors in the Major Graduates of the Macaulay Honors College University Scholars Program at the College of Staten Island Jetmira Popovic Cum Laude Samantha Portagallo Cum Laude

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Christopher Price Honors in the Major

Robert Regina Cum Laude Computer Science Award Hayat Rehawi Cum Laude Robert Reider Cum Laude Donna Mayer Award Boris Reznichenko MS in Computer Science Department Award Vincent Ricetti Cum Laude Danielle Riili Summa Cum Laude Phi Beta Kappa Associates Award Graduates of the Macaulay Honors College University Scholars Program at the College of Staten Island Honors in the Major Biology Department Faculty Award and the Joseph and Eileen Carlton Memorial Fund for Service to the Biology Department Joseph Rivera Honors in the Major Richmond County Psychological Association Award

Juan Mafla Potes Graduates of the Macaulay Honors College University Scholars Program at the College of Staten Island Honors in the Major

Thomas Rodberg Graduates of the Macaulay Honors College University Scholars Program at the College of Staten Island Honors in the Major Henry Haung Memorial Award

Kelyn Potes Student Government Service Award/Students

Jesse Rodriquez Dolphin Award

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Stephanie Rodriguez Cum Laude

Laura Salazar Seul Cum Laude

Joseph Romeo Cum Laude

Dimple Shah Cum Laude Computer Science Department Award

Taylor Ropas Cum Laude Rehberg Memorial Award

Shiyun Shang Honors in the Major

Donna Rosendorf Honors in the Major

Faisal Sharif Cum Laude

Lucia Rossi Magna Cum Laude

Haseeb Sheikh Cum Laude

Julia Roytburd Cum Laude

Rostislav Sherman Cum Laude

Phyllis Rubin Cum Laude

Mohammad Sherwani Honors in the Major

Kristi Russo Paris Garcia Award

Dina Shevchenko Magna Cum Laude Honors in the Major

Philip Santarpia Cum Laude Graduates of The Verrazano School Honors Program Jennifer Sanzone Cum Laude Daria Saporoschski Summa Cum Laude Beth Scannapieco Magna Cum Laude CSI Auxiliary Service Corporation Award for Academic Excellence in English Christina Scannapieco Physical Therapy Faculty Award for Excellence in Physical Therapy Department Nikko Scelzo Cum Laude Debranne Schoer Cum Laude Ryan Schroder Cum Laude Chemistry Department Award Victoria Scotto Cum Laude Richmond County Psychological Association Award Joseph Seegitz Cum Laude Grace S. and Thomas Feola Memorial Award Liridon Sela Magna Cum Laude Computer Science Department Award Alisa Serio Cum Laude Deanna Serpe Summa Cum Laude

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Veronica Shi Cum Laude Graduates of the Macaulay Honors College University Scholars Program at the College of Staten Island Maria Sia Cum Laude Deborah Silvera Cum Laude Julie Sineokaya Cum Laude Brittany Sinodinos Magna Cum Laude Graduates of the Macaulay Honors College University Scholars Program at the College of Staten Island CSI Alumni Association Oustanding Student Leadership Award Clara and Arleigh B. Williamson Award Student Government Service Award/Students Suzan Smadi Cum Laude Vincent Smaldone Lorraine and Gordon DiPaolo Management Award Christopher Soriano WSIA-FM Student Service Award Thomas Spellacy Francois Ngolet Memorial Award Joseph Spitaleri Cum Laude Vasiliki Stergioula Cum Laude Biology Department Faculty Award

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Joseph Stern Graduates of The Verrazano School Honors Program

Connie Tse Cum Laude

Andrew Stile Cum Laude

Mizue Tsubouchi Magna Cum Laude

Ilona Stoyko Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges Female Athlete of the Year Award

Jessica Tuazon Cum Laude

Anna Supinska Cum Laude Melinda Swaine Magna Cum Laude International Studies Award Kunzah Syed Graduates of the Macaulay Honors College University Scholars Program at the College of Staten Island Ola Tantawy Magna Cum Laude Biology Department Faculty Award Nicole Taubman Magna Cum Laude CSI Auxiliary Service Corporation Award for Academic Excellence in Sociology, Anthropology and Social Work

Loye Tucker Summa Cum Laude Phi Beta Kappa Associates Award Deitch Psychological Studies Award for Evening Students Arnold Uliasz Cum Laude Daniel Ursmanno Summa Cum Laude Graduates of the Macaulay Honors College University Scholars Program at the College of Staten Island School of Business Faculty Award Male Athlete of the Year Award Charlene Vallecillo Cum Laude

Ross Terelle Cum Laude Stanley Plastrik Award

Christine Vecchio Cum Laude English Department Linguistics Award

Allie Tesnakis Cum Laude

Stephanie Velonis Honors in the Major Mark Guterman Memorial Award

Jenna Theuret Cum Laude Honors in the Major CSI Auxiliary Service Corporation Award for Academic Excellence in Mathematics Giovanni S. Impeduglia Memorial Commencement Award Kristin Thomas Physical Therapy Faculty Award for Excellence in Physical Therapy Department Miho Tjoen-tak-seu Cum Laude Christopher Toscano Summa Cum Laude Graduates of the Macaulay Honors College University Scholars Program at the College of Staten Island Honors in the Major Media Culture Department Award:Communications John Troino Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges Nicole Trovato Freed Cum Laude Graduates of The Verrazano School Honors Program

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Anthony Tucciarone Cum Laude Honors in the Major

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Mia Vigilante Magna Cum Laude Honors in the Major Ella Viola Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges Vincent Vitadamo Honors in the Major Lorraine and Gordon DiPaolo Marketing Award Dana Vitolo Cum Laude Judith Summerville Memorial Award Christine Vittoria Cum Laude Melody Waide Cum Laude George Wakeham Cum Laude Jennifer Waldt Cum Laude Christian Walker Magna Cum Laude

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Amanda Washington Magna Cum Laude Anya Gabriela Kuppersmith Memorial Award Jordan Weiner Magna Cum Laude Phi Beta Kappa Associates Award Graduates of The Verrazano School Honors Program Honors in the Major Robert J. Schwenck Political Science Award Stacey Weiner Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges Tzivya Weiss Summa Cum Laude Phi Beta Kappa Associates Award

Basant Zaki Melissa Riggio Certificate Program Award Renata Zalewski Magna Cum Laude Saundra Frankel Memorial Award Peipei Zhang Cum Laude Andy Zhu Physical Therapy Department Faculty Award for Service in Physical Therapy Alexa Zuffante Graduates of The Verrazano School Honors Program

Lillian Werner Summa Cum Laude Phi Beta Kappa Associates Award Honors in the Major Earl Jacobs Memorial Award Joseph Westgate Lorraine and Gordon DiPaolo Marketing Award Deloris Williams Cum Laude Brian Wong Magna Cum Laude Graduates of The Verrazano School Honors Program Billy Fraser Achievement Award Warren G. Simmons Award Elizabeth Wright Cum Laude Jian Wei Wu Cum Laude Jing Xu Cum Laude Kimmy Yu Summa Cum Laude Phi Beta Kappa Associates Award Graduates of The Verrazano School Honors Program Patricia A. Nolan Award Ying Yu Summa Cum Laude Phi Beta Kappa Associates Award Louis Blake Memorial Award Yasman Yudeh Magna Cum Laude Usman Zahid Magna Cum Laude Phi Beta Kappa Associates Award Biology Department Faculty Award Antoun Zaki Cum Laude

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LATIN HONORS*

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MAGNA CUM LAUDE

Bridget Alvarez Fatima Azhar Christopher Bailey Maria Carmelo Victoria Castagna Arianna Check Lydia Chille Arra Cho Georgios Chrysillou Danielle Datre Alexander Deutsch Dana Draper Nicholas Easton Frank Foresta Blaze Fraser Elena Ghelan Michael Gigante Meghan Higgins Lauren Hornek Grace Ireri Catherine Jeanbart Lale Karakus Hana Kil Katheryn Manglos Robert Marotti Elayne Mei Amilia Merhi Nataliia Motorina Maksim Myaskovskiy Bryan Nebel Danielle Riili Daria Saporoschski Deanna Serpe Christopher Toscano Loye Tucker Tzivya Weiss Daniel Ursomanno Lillian Werner Kimmy Yu Ying Yu

Saba Abbasi Awatef Abdelaziz Taiwo Adenekan Andrea Adum William Alesi Khislat Azizov Nicole Balestriere Stephen Basile Anthony Borruso Maryann Bouwmans Brittany Bowler Dwayne Britton John Caruso Briana Castelano John Cava Don Rufo Cendana Kathryn Centorrino Elizabeth Che Ying Chen Zachary Crespi Margaretmary Darling Jasmine De Stefano Scott Edkins Lucia Edwards Oluwatobi Elemo Timothy Eng Claire Ferry Rudina Fishta Suzanne Frank Vincent Garcia Patrick Granata David Grysman Amer Habib Roa Harizi Monika Hascak Brian Hill Danielle Imbesi Wuraola Ismaila Agnieszka Jacynski Sophia Jordan Kaitlyn Kelly Emi Konomi Nicole Kwoka Jill Lombardi Sumudu Maithripala Laura Marque Susan Massara Francesca Messina Satori Noel Alyssa Olivo Christina Olsen Amanda Pepe

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Cristina Pepe Danielle Plaksiy Lucia Rossi Beth Scannapieco Liridon Sela Dina Shevchenko Brittany Sinodinos Melinda Swaine Ola Tantawy Nicole Taubman Mizue Tsubouchi Mia Vigilante Christian Walker Amanda Washington Jordan Weiner Brian Wong Yasman Yudeh Usman Zahid Renata Zalewski

CUM LAUDE Mino Abdelmessih Baktygul Abdieva Kristen Adamo Luis Alban Ana Alvizurez Gabriella Ambrosio Mercy Andrews Charles Arcuri Hamid Ardolic Aye Aung Danielle Auriti Nechama Averick Christine Bahan Svetlana Bercov Shawn Berry Theresa Bethea Bilikisu Bhadmus Carolina Braginsky Tristan Braithwaite Tori Brando Pamela Brown Maryna Brukker Mohammad Butt Wing Yee Cambio Arthur Cardinale Julia Carlson Victoria Caroccia Maria Casaccio Jeffrey Cassorla Michelle Castellano Allison Cespedes Wajahat Cheema

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Hsiu Shan Chin Stephanie Cipriano Stephanie Cobb Steven Conti Jenna Cozzolino Antonino Cruciata Stephanie Culotta Angela Dauge Marielle Denaro Joseph Depaulo Kelly Depietro Jennifer Diorio Dana Dipalo Rachel Divirgilio Arina Domantovskaya Maria Donofrio Alexandra Doronina Belkissa Doumbia Danny Duong Andrew Duran Daphne Duran Dawid Dziuba Michael Edelstein Dina Elmardini Cassandra Emery Jesse Eng Angela Errico Hind Erzouki Maria Esposito Elizabeth Fadipe John Falcone Sandy Feng Nicole Fenton Jessica Fermin Justine Fernandez Elise Ferone Frank Fiorello John Fisher Nicole Francis Risa Fujimori Yevgeniy Furman Joseph Galante Samantha Garbarino Anne Garpestad Fred Gegenheimer Nicholas Gencarello Joanne German Mary Gillespie Candace Gittens Leidona Gjonovic Michael Glaubach Lori Gniewkowski Divahar Gopal Deanna Grandville Antonio Grasso

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Megan Grynsztajn Justin Gurges Samantha Haimowitz Stella Hsin Rawan Husein Cindy Huynh Brandon Illas Jenna Jankowski Nicole Javoroncov Herschel Jenkins Stephen Jezycki Rashidat Jolaoluwa George Kaluski Kulwinder Kaur Luiza Kayumova Devorah Kenig Joseph Konczynski Michael Konstantinovsky Altina Kurti Cynthia Lanzi Bich Hanh Le Matthew Leavy Elaina Lei Damian Leibold Christa Libecci Anthony Liguori Nejsi Lleshi Mitchell Lovell Leonardo Moran Navarro Sally Mach Samy Malek Ewelina Manikyan Atixhe Marke Eileen Martinez Erisa Maska Christopher Mcshea Stephanie Merola Kimberly Meter Lisa Marie Migliorisi Matthew Miller Yolanda Minardi Kyle Miskowitz Charles Moser Maaz Mulla Marylauri Mulligan Kevin Mullucks Jenesis Muniz Daniel Murphy Sally Niles Trisha Nilsen Goodnews Nkama Jean Notholt Aleksandra Nova Irina Nulman Nkemdilim Nwofor

Kristina Ognibene Remi Okazaki Adebola Olasoju Claudia Olender Nicollette Oricchio Ryan Oshea Nilka Otero Lauren Overeem Yelena Pacheco Nishanthi Palachandran Karen Palladino Stephanie Palumbo Dahila Panelli Sloan Pantozzi Adrienne Pappalardo Natalya Pashchinskaya Valentina Pasquale Yael Pearlman Lochana Perera Gabriella Perrina Karla Pesantes George Plagiannakos Jetmira Popovic Samantha Portagallo Vaitheki Pragash Daniela President Dominic Provenzano Nicole Provenzano Ramije Qoku Janet Rainer Robert Regina Hayat Rehawi Robert Reider Vincent Ricetti Stephanie Rodriguez Joseph Romeo Taylor Ropas Julia Roytburd Phyllis Rubin Laura Salazar Seul Philip Santarpia Jennifer Sanzone Nikko Scelzo Debranne Schoer Ryan Schroder Victoria Scotto Joseph Seegitz Alisa Serio Dimple Shah Faisal Sharif Haseeb Sheikh Rostislav Sherman Veronica Shi Deborah Silvera Julie Sineokaya

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Suzan Smadi Joseph Spitaleri Vasiliki Stergioula Andrew Stile Anna Supinska Ross Terelle Allie Tesnakis Jenna Theuret Miho Tjoen-tak-seu

Nicole Travato Freed Connie Tse Jessica Tuazon Anthony Tucciarone Arnold Uliasz Charlene Vallecillo Christine Vecchio Dana Vitolo Christine Vittoria

Melody Waide George Wakeham Jennifer Waldt Deloris Williams Elizabeth Wright Jian Wei Wu Jing Xu Antoun Zaki Peipei Zhang

*Latin Honors are granted pending determination by the Registrar’s Office that candidates have satisfied the requirements. Summa cum laude—Cumulative GPA of at least 3.90 • Magna cum laude—GPA of at least 3.75 • Cum laude—Cumulative GPA of at least 3.50.

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HONOR SOCIETIES Alpha Kappa Delta International Sociology Honor Society Alpha Omicron Seeks to acknowledge and promote excellence in scholarship in the study of sociology, the research of social problems, and such other social and intellectual activities as will lead to improvement in the human condition. Danielle Auritis Kathryn Burndrett John Carusos Yvonne Chang Debra Deteresa Hind Erzoukis Bridget Giordano Sharon Hernandez

Katheryn Mangloss Stephanie McNichols Jan Ochlan Marwa Othmans Thalia Perezs Janet Rainer Vincent Ricettis Nicole Rivardos

James Robinson, Jr.s Nicole Ruggiero Alisa Serios Elena Ventslovskaya Alexis Viruet Gloria Visticas Stephanie Walcotts Kelly Woodford

Chi Alpha Epsilon National Honor Society Beta Iota Chapter Recognizes the academic achievements of students admitted to colleges and the universities through nontraditional criteria. Folashade Alayande Anina Alvarez Sheilla Auquilla Mary Cawog

Tiffany Colon Laura Costantino Kevin Gomez Samantha Homan

Sergio Mendoza Corryn Mcfarland

National Society of Collegiate Scholars NSCS at The College of Staten Island is an honor society inviting high-achieving freshmen and sophomores. Members must have a GPA of 3.4 or above and rank in the top ten percent of their class. Sarah Abdallah Manar Abdelaziz Fariha Abrar Olayinka Ajibola Adam Algabyali Dina AlSharif Joseph Amato Muhammad Amir Joanne Ammatuna Sidnie Ancion Obinna Anyanwu Jessica Ardi Salvatore Armenia Giancarlo Armenino Mercy Atiemo Linda Atta Hadeel Ayesh Crystina Baetz James Baldassano Gina Bariletti Rachel Barracato Quenten Behrens Morgan Benggio Kaitlin Bengtson Makahli Bernard

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Dominick Bertucci Rashida Blackwood Melanie Boland Nicolina Bolognese Jadine Brissett Katie Burgess Joseph Camara Michael Cammilleri Thomas Carbonaro Jesse Carnival Nikole Castro Zarifko Cela Hyojae Chang Midhul Chempadiyil Mathew Wei Chi Chen Dilan Christian Anna Chu Denise Cintron Cheyenne Clardy Aryanna Coello Jacklyn Cucci Malcolm Cummings Joseph Cuomo Stephanie Davis Anthony DeFede

Allison Deluca Alexa Demola Maria DiScala Jasmina Dodic John Donofrio Tristan D’Souza Fallon Dubner Naomi Edwards Danielle Facciola Nancy Fakhry Gabriella Favaloro Sharadee Fortune Naomi Gaggi Sthefanee Galvez Piumi Ahelapa Gamage Andrew Garafalo John Garigliano Ashley Gayle Alexis Gorin Manusha Gunawardana Ambere Hafizi Fania Halirou Douglas Heins Muhammad Ismail Fatumata Jacob

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Dinukshi Jayasinghe Kellie Joseph Kamal Kaur Nicole Khanamirian David Kleyman Erin Kohm Nicole Kulpowsky Trevor Lacle Erica Layne Jacqueline Lewis Lorriane Lifumbe Ryan Livote Ashley Logozzo Patrice Loughlin Vikram Lucky Hao Luo Nicholas Lupari Melissa Lynch Zurka Maksudovska Alexis Maniatakos Christine Manzo Luisaidy Manzueta Luis Marquez Ahmed Maseer Anthony Massa Danielle Mastrion Kelsey Mazor Justin McCombs Tiffany Mcguire Kyle McLoughlin Yenitza Mendez Omar James Mendoza Joseph Mirsky Miriam Mishkin James Modica Sydney Mojica Yedelin Mora Lillian Morales Angel Moran Tamara Moseley Mohamed Muyir Randa Naim Nnadozie Nwosu

Ibunkun Olorunoje Natasha Ortiz Marilyn Owusu-Sekyere James Ozborn Richard Pallarino Jeeha Park Ashley Pascarella Martha PaviaNavarro Dimitrios Pavlidis S. Tharuki Perera Paige Petito Mark Petraglia Jaime Petrosino Joshua Phillips Stephanie Pierre Zachary Pierre Dylan Pietropinto Liliya Plesha Jasmine Pons Yohanna Quezada Joseph Raccuia Marianna Ragone Anthony Raguso Krystal Raiford Janelle Ramirez-Rizzuto Joshua Ribaudo Sophia Ricci Richard Rivera Alda Roller Christina Rombotis Alex Rosenbauer Jonathan Rozen Erick Rubin Vincent Rusoff Diane Russo Ehsan Sayed Hafizullah Nicole Sefershayan Sara Shakkour Adam Shonubi Margret Shoyemi Sarah Sietz Abigail Silverstein Isaiah Simon

Kean Singh Courtney Sinodinos Shameeka Skeete Dyessenia Smith Dajah Smith Norhan Sobhi Temitope Sofeso Matthew Sommerfield Joseph Sosa Karla Soto Dewayne Stewart Alessandra Stoffo Zhongli Su Xhejni Sula Timothy Sweeney Kathleen Sullivan Lillian Taylor Matthew Tesoriero Liya Thomas Banty Tine Quang Tran Justin Valdez Ruperto Vanderpool Michael Vargas Nicolette Varvaro Sirys Vega-Fernandez Gabriela Velez Naime Velovic Chantal Venetal Rebecca Vidal Erica Villamar Ashley Volpe Royada Widdi Yasasvi Wijewantha Steven Wojcik Brendan Woods Nadine Wrenn Nicole Wright Juliana Zaloom Alessia Zarilli Arielle Zinraech

Phi Alpha National Social Work Honor Society Tau Omega Chapter Provides a closer bond among students of social work and promotes humanitarian goals and ideals. April Albrittons Jacqueline Blakes Dwayne Brittons Christie Brownlees Danielle Castros Nina Cutrones Danielle Datres

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Dana Davi Michael Demarias Michael Edelsteins Claire Ferrys Angel Ghoshs Luiza Kayumovas Adrianne Koelbs

Damian Leibolds Olha Lisniaks Lisa Matteras Marwa Othmans Natalya Pashchinskayas Thalia Perezs Geena Pintos

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Amanda Reillys William Ruizs Gina Salvatores

Kaitlyn Squires Suzanna Suazos Jonathon Torres-Lemoss

Ana Valerios

Phi Alpha Theta National History Honor Society An American honor society for undergraduate and graduate students and professors of history. Richard Beniquez Yifei Chen Michael Gigantes

Kevin Gomez Abeer Husein Brian Murphy

Herby Norelus Bathika Panagoda

Phi Beta Delta Honor Society for International Scholars Eta Lambda Chapter The first honor society dedicated to recognizing scholarly achievement in international education. Mino M. Abdelmessihs Nechama Averick Amber Benitez Jessica Berlan Andreas Chamberas Debra DeTeresa Jie Fei

Blaze Frasers Grace Ireris Ousmane Kone Elizabeth Krawczuns Alyssa Olivos Nicollette Oricchios Amanda Ramos

Stephanie Randazzo Mostafa Shalaby Jamie Sterner Melinda Swaines Divina Wiley Kimmy Yus Alexa Zuffantes

Psi Chi International Psychology Honor Society Founded for the purposes of encouraging, stimulating, and maintaining excellence in scholarship, and advancing the science of psychology. Awatef Abdelazizs Amber Adelsteins Ashley Albaneses Priscila Alvarezs Bhagya Bandara Victoria Castagnas John Cavas Marian Cunsolo Cassandra Emerys Diana France Alexis Gilles Nicholas Gonzalez

Latanya Hayes Danielle Imbesis Vincenzo Infante Abidemi Komolafe Stefanie LaPlaca Cynthia Lopiano Lielle Magori Michael Massas Kimberly Meters Ahmed Nasr Lisa Nevins Jean Notholts

Daven Peng David Perrotto Karla Pesantess Stephanie Randazzo Rozanna Shindelman Kunzah Syed Olivia Tierno Nicole Freed Trovatos Anne Tuason Loye Tuckers Stephanie Veloniss Kimmy Yus

Sigma Beta Delta International Honor Society for Business, Management, and Administration Encourages and recognizes scholarship and achievement among students of business, management, and administration. Haytham Aboushis Taiwo Adenekan Feyyaz Akgok Tamara Andreasyan Tristan Braithwaites Mark Brogna Don Rufo Cendanas Mohammad Chughtai Marco Duran

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Caren Fall Jie Fei Michael Ferone John Garigliano Salvatore Giannone Anna Golichenko Roa Harizi Sharon Hernandez Lale Karakuss

Peter Khan Agnieszka Kozik Anthony Libutti Jr. Sally Mach Anna Mampel Michael Mandel Maria Melfi AnnaMarie Modafferi Victoria Nasr

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Herby Norelus Sergio Nusfaumer Nicholas Olivettis Richard Pallarino Megan Rodriguez

Diane Saadeh Michael Saadeh Nikko Scelzos Alonzo Smith Elies Tapia

Miho Tjoen-Tak-Seus Christopher Tobias Priscilla Torres Steven Woolverton Jinru Zhang

Omicron Delta Epsilon Honors Society Encourages and recognizes scholarship and achievement among students of economics and administration. Haytham Aboushis Lale Karakuss

Sally Mach

Elies Tapia

Sigma Theta Tau International: The Honor Society of Nursing Mu Upsilon Chapter Supports learning, knowledge and professional development of nurses committed to making a difference in health worldwide. Gabrielle Ambrosios Rugiatu Bah Alexander Cacace Maria Casaccio Catherine Cedel Laura Chetirko Stephanie Cobb Francis Colonnas Ellen Coopers Margaretmary Darling Emmie Dimayuga-Corso Barbara Dunn Laren Encarnacion Angela Errico

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Maria Esposito Anne Garpestad Brian Gordon Nikki Gulizia Elena Habers Monika Hascak Agnieszka Jaczynski Rashidat Jolaoluwa Jill Lombardi Laura Lund Diana Macaulay Irina Nulman Adenike Okeowo Nicollette Oricchios

Neesha Patel Lochana Perera Nicole Provenzano Paula Ramsays Marietta Roques Kim Rodriquez-Loggins Natalie Sidhom Joseph Spitalieri Connie Tse Charlene Vallecillo Jacqueline Von Bevern Melody Waide Yasman Yudeh Anna Zheleznyak

indicates graduating seniors.

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HONORS IN THE MAJOR Haytham Aboushi Economics Mino Abdelmessih Biology Amber Adelstein Psychology Priscila Alvarez Psychology Liany Antigua World Languages and Literatures

Sandra Flores Hernandez World Languages and Literatures Brandon Illas Political Science, Global Affairs Danielle Imbesi Psychology Catherine Jeanbart Business: Marketing Joseph Konczynski Engineering Science and Physics

Hamid Ardolic Chemistry

Nicole Kwoka Psychology

Fatima Azhar Biochemistry

Elaina Lei Biology

Jurandir Chan World Languages and Literatures

Anthony Liguori Psychology

Ying Chen Psychology Zachary Crespi Business: Finance Kelly Depietro Political Science, Global Affairs Belkissa Doumbia International Studies Dawid Dziuba Engineering Science and Physics Cassandra Emery Psychology Stephen Flannery Performing and Creative Arts Frank Foresta Media Culture Diane France Psychology Lauren Fuscaldo Psychology William George Mathematics Amanda Gioia Psychology Antonio Grasso Engineering Science and Physics

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Rachael Longo Mathematics Sally Mach Economics Aleksandra Makowska Psychology Andrew Mancuso Biology Sengul Mersimovski Media Culture Matthew Miller Engineering Science and Physics Tatiana Mironova Computer Science Peter Mohlenhoff Engineering Science and Physics

Juan Mafla Potes Biology Christopher Price Biochemistry Kelly Reebe Psychology Danielle Riili Biology Joseph Rivera Psychology Thomas Rodberg Engineering Science and Physics Engineering Technologies Donna Rosendorf Sociology, Anthropology, and Social Work Shiyun Shang Performing and Creative Arts Mohammad Sherwani Biology: Medical Technology Dina Shevchenko Psychology Melinda Swaine International Studies Jenna Theuret Engineering Science and Physics Christopher Toscano Media Culture Anthony Tucciarone Accounting Stephanie Velonis Psychology

Bryan Nebel Performing and Creative Arts

Mia Vigilante Sociology, Anthropology, and Social Work

Claudia Olender Psychology

Vincent Vitadamo Business: Marketing

Lauren Overeem Psychology

Joseph Weiner Political Science, Global Affairs

Geroge Plagiannakos Accounting

Brandon Weiss Political Science, Global Affairs

Daniella Plaksiy Psychology

Tzivya Weiss Political Science, Global Affairs Lillian Werner English

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AWARD RECIPIENTS Arleigh B. Williamson Liberal Arts Award Bryan Nebel Awarded to an outstanding recipient of an Associate’s degree in a Humanities program. The award is given through an endowment established by Arleigh B. Williamson (1888 –1986), founder of the College of Staten Island, in memory of his wife, Clara Williamson (1893–1982). The award recognizes the student’s scholarly achievement and potential. Clara and Arleigh B. Williamson Award Brittany Sinodinos Awarded to an outstanding student in a Baccalaureate program in the Humanities. The award is given through an endowment established by Arleigh B. Williamson (1888 –1986), founder of the College of Staten Island, in memory of his wife, Clara Williamson (1893 –1982). The award recognizes the student’s scholarly achievement and potential. Phi Beta Kappa Associates Awards Bridget Alvarez, Fatima Azhar, Victoria Castagna, Georgios Chrysiliou, Alexander Deutsch, Nicholas Easton, Blaze Fraser, Michael Gigante, Patrick Granata, Meghan Higgins, Susan Massara, Maksim Myaskovskiy, Danielle Riili, Loye Tucker, Jordan Weiner, Tzivya Weiss, Lillian Werner, Kimmy Yu, Ying Yu, Usman Zahid Awarded by the College’s Phi Beta Kappa Associates to graduating students whose grade point averages are over 3.8 and who have majored in traditional Liberal Arts subjects.

SCHOOL OF BUSINESS School of Business Faculty Award for Excellence Daniel Ursomanno Awarded to an outstanding graduating Baccalaureatedegree Business major. This is the highest honor given by the School of Business to a baccalaureate-degree student. Rhoda and Bernard Blau Award Amilia Merhi Awarded to an outstanding graduating female Business major selected by the Awards Committee of the School of Business. Andrew Esterly Award for Academic Excellence David Grysman Awarded to an outstanding graduating Business major selected by the Awards Committee of the School of Business. The award, established by the Esterly family, honors the memory of Andrew Esterly, the first Business Manager of SICC and, later,

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CUNY Assistant Director for Business Affairs from 1965 to 1972. Wall Street Journal Achievement Award Zachary Crespi Awarded by The Wall Street Journal. The award is given to an outstanding graduating Business major selected by the Awards Committee of the School of Business. CSI Auxiliary Services Corporation Award for Academic Excellence in Business Brian Hill Awarded to an outstanding graduating student selected by the Awards Committee of the School of Business. Accounting And finAnce Beverly Curry Memorial Award Christopher Bailey Awarded by the CSI Student Government to an outstanding graduating student in Business/Finance selected by the faculty of the School of Business. The award is given in memory of student Beverly Curry (June 24,1960 – September 11, 2001). Charles Pinzolo Award Nataliia Motorina Awarded to an outstanding graduating Accounting major who has been selected by the Awards Committee of the School of Business. The award, established by the Pinzolo family, honors the memory of Charles Pinzolo, a member of the Business Department from 1962 to 1970. Burton S. Player Award for Academic Excellence Robert Marotti Awarded to an outstanding graduating Accounting major selected by the Awards Committee of the School of Business. The award, established by the Player family, honors the memory of Burton S. Player, a member of the Business Department from 1968 to 1981. New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants Award (Bachelor’s Degree) Elena Ghelan Awarded by the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants. The award is given to an outstanding Baccalaureate Accounting degree recipient selected by the Awards Committee of the School of Business. economics Oded Remba Memorial Award for Excellence in Economics Don Rufo Cendana Awarded by the Economics faculty to an outstanding graduating Economics major. The award honors the memory of Oded Remba, a member of the Economics Department from 1960 to 1977. COLLEGE OF STATEN ISLAND


CSI Auxiliary Services Corporation Award for Academic Excellence in Economics Kevin Mullucks Awarded by the faculty of the Economics Department to an outstanding graduating student.

CSI Auxiliary Services Corporation Award for Academic Excellence in Education Rena Berkovits Awarded to an outstanding graduating student selected by the faculty of the School of Education.

mAnAgement Lorraine and Gordon DiPaolo Management Awards Diana Duran, Alexander Hernandez, Vincent Smaldone Awarded to outstanding graduating Management majors who have been selected by the Awards Committee of the School of Business. mArketing Lorraine and Gordon DiPaolo Marketing Awards Amira Kalil, Adam Moy, Vincent Vitadamo, Joseph Westgate Awarded to outstanding graduating Marketing majors who have been selected by the Awards Committee of the School of Business. Dr. Libero Giovanni Moretti Award Catherine Jeanbart Awarded to an outstanding graduating Marketing major who has been selected by the Awards Committee of the School of Business. Thomas Tellefsen Marketing Award Mabel Lam Awarded to an outstanding graduating Marketing major who has been selected by the Awards Committee of the School of Business.

SCHOOL OF EDUCATION educAtion Kopple C. Friedman Commencement Award Devorah Helfrich Awarded by the faculty of the School of Education. The award honors Kopple C. Friedman, a member of the School of Education from 1967 to 1982. Harris Goldberg Memorial Award Deame Hua Awarded by the faculty of the School of Education to an outstanding Education major in memory of Harris Goldberg, a member of the School of Education from 1967 to 1997. Judith Summerville Memorial Award Dana Vitolo Awarded by the CSI Student Government to an outstanding graduating student in Early Childhood Education selected by the faculty of the School of Education. The award is given in memory of student Judith Summerville (1967–1987). COLLEGE OF STATEN ISLAND

SCHOOL OF HEALTH SCIENCES nursing AAS Award in Nursing Francesca Messina Awarded by the faculty of the Nursing Department to an outstanding Associate’s-degree Nursing graduate. BSN Award in Nursing Grace Ireri Awarded by the faculty of the Nursing Department to an outstanding Baccalaureate-degree Nursing graduate. MS Award in Nursing James Cohen Awarded by the faculty of the Nursing Department to an outstanding Master’s-degree Nursing graduate. CSI Auxiliary Services Corporation Award for Academic Excellence in Nursing Maria Defiore Awarded by the faculty of the Nursing Department to an outstanding Associate’s-degree Nursing graduate. PhysicAl therAPy Physical Therapy Department Faculty Awards for Service in Physical Therapy Amanda Asmar, Stephen Ingrassia, Lindita Ismaili, Danielle Jordan, Leandra Manfredini, Andy Zhu Awarded by the faculty of the Physical Therapy Department to outstanding graduates for service in Physical Therapy. New York Physical Therapy Association Brooklyn-Staten Island District Meritorious Student Achievement Award Lindita Ismaili Awarded by the New York Physical Therapy Association Brooklyn-Staten Island District to a graduating student in Physical Therapy. Physical Therapy Faculty Awards for Excellence in Physical Therapy Amanda Asmar, Joseph Capogrosso, Natalia Gozias, Kerri McLean, Christina Scannapieco, Kristin Thomas Awarded by the faculty of the Physical Therapy Department to outstanding graduates of the Physical Therapy program.

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HUMANITIES AND SOCIAL SCIENCES

outstanding History majors in memory of Professors Foster, Sturm, and Hausdorff.

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Francois Ngolet Memorial Awards Michael Gigante, Thomas Spellacy Awarded by the faculty of the History Department to outstanding History majors in memory of Professor Francois Ngolet, a member of the History Department from 1995 to 2005.

Grace S. and Thomas Feola Award Joseph Seegitz Awarded by the faculty of the English Department to an outstanding English major. The award honors the memory of Grace S. Feola, mother, and Thomas Feola, father, of Maryann Feola, a member of the English Department. Earl Jacobs Memorial Award Lillian Werner Awarded by the faculty of the English Department to an outstanding English major in memory of Earl Jacobs, a member of the English Department from 1969 to 1997. Creative Writing Award Patrick Granata Awarded by the faculty of the English Department to an outstanding Creative Writing English major. English Department Linguistic Award Christine Vecchio Awarded by the faculty of the English Department to an outstanding English major. English Department Literature Awards Susan Massara, Elizabeth Murphy Awarded by the faculty of the English Department to outstanding English majors. MA Award in English Donna Brogna Awarded by the faculty of the English Department to an outstanding Master’s-degree English graduate. Rehberg Memorial Award for Academic Excellence in Poetry Taylor Ropas Awarded and named in honor of Edward J. Rehberg, Jr. (1964-1986), CSI student, passionate student of life, poet extraordinaire. Ely Stock Memorial Award Allison Cespedes Awarded by the faculty of the English Department to an outstanding English major in memory of Ely Stock, a member of the English Department from 1971 to 1993. CSI Auxiliary Services Corporation Award for Academic Excellence in English Beth Scannapieco Awarded by the faculty of the English Department to an outstanding graduating student. history Professor Herbert Foster-James SturmDon Hausdorff Memorial Awards Charles Arcuri, Maksim Myaskovskiy Awarded by the faculty of the History Department to

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Stanley Plastrik Memorial Commencement Awards John Falcone, Ross Terelle Awarded by the faculty of the History Department to outstanding History majors in memory of Stanley Plastrik, a member of the History Department from 1966 to 1980. CSI Auxiliary Services Corporation Award for Academic Excellence in History Nicole Balestriere Awarded by the faculty of the History Department to an outstanding graduating student. mediA culture Media Culture Department Award: Cinema Studies Mitchell Lovell Awarded by the faculty of the Media Culture Department to an outstanding graduating Cinema Studies major. Media Culture Department Awards: Communications Elayne Mei, Alyssa Olivo, Cristina Pesce, Christopher Toscano Awarded by the faculty of the Media Culture Department to outstanding graduating Communications majors. George Custen Memorial Awards Michael Fischetti, Joseph Luciano Awarded by the faculty of the Media Culture Department to outstanding MA graduates. The award honors the memory of George Custen of the Media Culture Department. Elliot Rubenstein Memorial Award Melissa Pellicano Awarded by the faculty of the Media Culture Department to an outstanding graduating major who has demonstrated excellent critical skills and theoretical knowledge in Cinema Studies. This award honors the memory of Elliot Rubenstein, film critic, and member of the Cinema Studies Program from 1968 to 1987, who was instrumental in its formation. CSI Auxiliary Services Corporation Award for Academic Excellence in Cinema/Communications Georgios Chrysillou Awarded by the faculty of the Media Culture Department to an outstanding graduating student.

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Performing And creAtiVe Arts Performing and Creative Arts Department Awards: Art Samantha Garbarino, Jingxing Huang Awarded by the faculty of the Performing and Creative Arts Department to outstanding graduating Art majors. Performing and Creative Arts Department Award: Dramatic Arts Nicholas Easton Awarded by the faculty of the Performing and Creative Arts Department to an outstanding graduating Dramatic Arts major. Performing and Creative Arts Department Award: Music Stephen Flannery Awarded by the faculty of the Performing and Creative Arts Department to an outstanding graduating Music major. Andrea Batista Award Nicholas Easton The Andrea Batista Award was established in 2007 as a way to honor the spirit of art-making. It is given to a student in the Dramatic Arts who has demonstrated all-around excellence in the discipline, as well as, an undying devotion to creative endeavors. Ted McIrvine Memorial Award Stephen Flannery Awarded by the CSI Student Government to an outstanding graduating student. The award honors the memory of Ted McIrvine, a member of the Performing and Creative Arts Department from 1985 to 2000. Margaret Ricciardi Commencement Award for Studio Art Samantha Garbarino Awarded by the Art faculty of the Performing and Creative Arts Department to an outstanding graduating Studio Art major. CSI Auxiliary Services Corporation Award for Academic Excellence in Performing and Creative Arts Jingxing Huang Awarded by the faculty of the Performing and Creative Arts Department to an outstanding graduating student. PhilosoPhy Donna Mayer Award for Academic Excellence Robert Reider Awarded by the faculty of the Philosophy Department to an outstanding graduating Philosophy major. The award honors the memory of

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Donna Mayer, sister of Robin Carey, former Chairperson of the Political Science, Economics, and Philosophy Department. Excellence in Philosophy Awards William Alesi, Nathan Conway, Alexander Deutsch Awarded by the Philosophy faculty to students who take thinking seriously and who exemplify, in word and deed, the nature of the philosopher. PoliticAl science, globAl AffAirs Laura Schwartz Memorial Awards for Excellence in Political Science Elizabeth Che, Brandon Illas Awarded by the Political Science faculty to outstanding graduating Political Science majors. The award honors the memory of Laura Schwartz, wife of Larry Schwartz, a member of the Political Science, Economics, and Philosophy Department from 1964 to 1989 and former Chairperson. Robert J. Schwenk Political Science Awards Nicole Francis, Jordan Weiner Awarded by the Political Science faculty to outstanding graduating Political Science majors. The award is funded by Robert J. Schwenk, a 1994 graduate in Political Science. Psychology Psychology Departmental Award Ying Chen Awarded by the faculty of the Psychology Department to an outstanding graduating Psychology major for excellence in field work. Judith Balfe Memorial Award Victoria Castagna Awarded by the faculty of the Psychology Department to an outstanding graduating Psychology major. The award honors the memory of Judith Balfe, a member of the Psychology, Sociology, and Anthropology Department from 1985 to 2002 and former Chairperson. Anita Conte Memorial Award Lauren Overeem Awarded by the faculty of the Psychology Department to an outstanding graduating student in Animal Well-Being. This award honors the memory of Anita Conte, a HEO Associate member of the Psychology Department (February 1, 1992 – November 29, 2008). Mark Guterman Memorial Award Priscila Alvarez, Stephanie Velonis Awarded by the faculty of the Psychology Department to outstanding graduates of academic excellence in undergraduate research.

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Deitch Psychological Studies Awards for Evening Students Danielle Imbesi, Loye Tucker Awarded to outstanding graduating Psychology students who have taken evening classes and plan to pursue careers in psychological studies. Anya Gabriela Kuppersmith Memorial Award Amanda Washington Awarded by the faculty of the Psychology Department to an outstanding graduating student. This award honors the memory of Anya Gabriela Kuppersmith, daughter of Judith Kuppersmith, a member of the Psychology Department (July 23, 1981 – January 11, 2003). Richmond County Psychological Association Awards Cassandra Emery, Kelly Reebe, Joseph Rivera, Victoria Scotto Awarded by the Richmond County Psychological Association to graduating students who have demonstrated excellence in the field of psychology. CSI Auxiliary Services Corporation Award for Academic Excellence in Psychology Arianna Check Awarded by the faculty of the Psychology Department to an outstanding graduating student. sociology, AnthroPology, And sociAl Work Sociology, Anthropology, and Social Work Department Faculty Award Danielle Datre Awarded by the faculty of the Sociology, Anthropology, and Social Work Department to an outstanding graduating Sociology, Anthropology, and Social Work major. Emil Oestericher Memorial Award Maryann Bouwmans Awarded by the faculty of the Sociology, Anthropology, and Social Work Department to an outstanding graduating Sociology major. The award honors the memory of Emil Oestereicher, a member of the Psychology, Sociology, and Anthropology Department from 1974 to 1983 and former Chairperson. CSI Auxiliary Services Corporation Award for Academic Excellence in Sociology, Anthropology, and Social Work Nicole Taubman Awarded by the faculty of the Sociology, Anthropology, and Social Work Department to an outstanding graduating student.

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World lAnguAges And literAtures World Languages and Literatures Award for Excellence in Spanish Holdaliz Brito Gonzalez Awarded by the Association of Language Instructors of Staten Island to an outstanding graduating student for excellence in Spanish. CSI Auxiliary Service Award for Academic Excellence in World Languages and Literatures Ana Alvizurez Awarded by the faculty of the Department to an outstanding World Languages and Literatures major.

SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY biology Biology Department Faculty Awards Anthony Borruso, Usman Zahid Awarded by the faculty of the Biology Department for excellence in the Biological Sciences/Bioinformatics. Biology Department Faculty Awards Mercy Andrews, Blaze Fraser, Justin Gurges, Vasiliki Stergioula, Ola Tantawy Awarded by the faculty of the Biology Department to graduates who have outstanding academic excellence in research in the Biological Sciences/Bioinformatics. Biology Department Faculty Awards for Service to the Biology Department Gabriella De Marinis, Elaina Lei Awarded by the faculty of the Biology Department to outstanding graduates who has provided significant service to the Biology Department. Biology Department Faculty Award and the Joseph and Eileen Carlton Memorial Fund for Service to the Biology Department Danielle Riili Awarded by the faculty of the Biology Department to an outstanding graduate who has provided significant service to the Biology Department. Melvin Baumel Memorial Award in Medical Technology Nishanthi Palachandran Awarded to an outstanding graduating Baccalaureate-degree student in Medical Technology by Professor Howard Baumel in memory of his brother Melvin Baumel. Paris Garcia Memorial Award Kristi Russo Awarded by Ms. Maria Garcia-Bulkley in memory of her late son, Paris, to a Biology student who has demonstrated courage, perseverance, and compassion in attaining his/her goals.

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CSI Auxiliary Services Corporation Award for Excellence in Biology Blaze Fraser Awarded by the Biology Department to an outstanding graduate. Joseph Vagvolgyi Memorial Award Mino Abdelmessih Awarded by the faculty of the Biology Department to an outstanding graduate for undergraduate research. chemistry Chemistry Department Awards Hamid Ardolic, Ryan Schroder Awarded by the faculty of the Chemistry Department to outstanding Chemistry/Biochemistry majors for academic excellence. Patricia A. Nolan Award Kimmy Yu Awarded to an outstanding recipient of a Baccalaureate degree in Chemistry/Biochemistry. The award honors the memory of Patricia Nolan, a member of the Chemistry Department from 1964 to 1995 and Assistant Dean for the Weekend College from 1982 to 1995. CSI Auxiliary Services Corporation Award for Academic Excellence in Chemistry/Biochemistry Fatima Azhar Awarded by the faculty of the Chemistry Department to an outstanding graduating student. comPuter science Maung Aung Memorial Award Scott Edkins Awarded to an outstanding graduating student to honor the memory of Maung Aung (1961–1997) who received Baccalaureate and Master’s degrees in Computer Science. Warren G. Simmons Memorial Award Brian Wong Awarded by the faculty of the Computer Science Department to an outstanding graduating student. This award honors the memory of Warren G. Simmons (April 16, 1924–August 28, 2007), father of Gail M. Simmons, former Dean of Science and Technology. Augustin Tuzhilin Memorial Award Saba Abbasi Awarded by the faculty of the Computer Science Department to an outstanding graduating student. The award honors the memory of August Tuzhilin, a member of the Computer Science Department from 1981 to 1988.

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Computer Science Department Awards Maaz Mulla, Robert Regina, Liridon Sela, Dimple Shah Awarded by the faculty of the Computer Science Department to outstanding Computer Science majors for academic excellence. MS in Computer Science Awards Atreyee Das, Junaid Inam, Boris Reznichenko Awarded by the faculty of the Computer Science Department to outstanding Master’s-degree Computer Science graduates. CSI Auxiliary Services Corporation Award for Outstanding Service in Computer Science Timothy Eng Awarded by the faculty of the Computer Science Department for outstanding service in Computer Science. engineering science And Physics Giovanni S. Impeduglia Memorial Commencement Awards Matthew Miller, Jenna Theuret Awarded by the faculty of the Engineering Science and Physics Department for academic excellence in Physics. The award honors the memory of Giovanni S. Impeduglia, a member of the Engineering Science and Physics Department from 1968 to 1991. CSI Auxiliary Services Corporation Award for Academic Excellence in Engineering Science and Physics Antonio Grasso Awarded by the faculty of the Engineering Science and Physics Department to an outstanding graduating student. engineering technologies Henry Huang Memorial Award Thomas Rodberg Awarded by the faculty of the Electrical Engineering Technologies programs to an outstanding graduate. This award honors the memory of Henry Huang, a member of the Electrical Technology Department from 1965 to 1972. Morris E. Levine Memorial Award Dawid Dziuba Awarded by the faculty of the Electrical Engineering Technologies programs to an outstanding graduate. The award honors the memory of Morris E. Levine, a member of the Electrical Engineering Technology Department from 1968 to 1974. John Mulligan Memorial Award Peter Mohlenhoff Awarded by the faculty of the Electrical Engineering Technologies Programs to an outstanding graduate.

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The award honors the memory of John Mulligan, a member of the Electrical Engineering Technology Department from 1968 to 1987.graduating student. mAthemAtics Sherry Blackman Memorial Award Suzanne Frank Awarded by the faculty of the Mathematics Department to an outstanding graduating student in memory of Sherry Blackman, a member of the Mathematics Department from 1970 to 2007. Louis Blake Memorial Award Ying Yu Awarded by the faculty of the Mathematics Department to an outstanding graduating student in memory of Louis Blake, a member of the Mathematics Department from 1975 to 1985. Benedict Carlat Memorial Award for Outstanding Work in Mathematics Scott Edkins Awarded to an outstanding graduating Mathematics major selected by the faculty of the Mathematics Department. The award, established by the Carlat family, honors the memory of Benedict Carlat, a member of the Mathematics Department from 1962 to 1976, Chairperson from 1968 to 1976, and who taught the first computer course at CSI. CSI Auxiliary Services Corporation Award for Academic Excellence in Mathematics Jenna Theuret Awarded by the faculty of the Mathematics Department for significant achievement in Mathematics.

INTERDISCIPLINARY AWARDS Michael Contardo CORE 100 Award Nancy Che Awarded by the faculty of the CORE 100 Program for outstanding essay writing. Federick M. Binder MALS Award for Outstanding Scholarly Achievement Lenny Kaufman Awarded by the faculty of the Master of Liberal Studies program to an outstanding recipient of a graduate degree. The Richard Gid Powers Award in American Studies Gregory Lella Awarded by the faculty of the American Studies program to an outstanding recipient of a graduate degree.

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Michael Greenberg, Sadrul A. Khan, and Stephen J. Stearns Memorial Award Leonor Mendez Awarded by the faculty of the Master of Liberal Studies Program to an outstanding recipient of a graduate degree for promoting international awareness. The award honors the memory of Professor Michael Greenberg, a member of the History Department from 1971 to 2009; Adjunct Assistant Professor Sadrul Khan, a member of the History Department from 1992 to 2010; and Associate Professor Steven J. Stearns, a member of the History Department from 1967 to 2011. Environmental Science Award James Marinello Awarded by the faculty of the Environmental Science program to an outstanding graduating major. Honors in Science, Letters, and Society Lydia Chille Awarded by the faculty of the Science, Letters, and Society program to an outstanding graduating SLS major. International Studies Melinda Swaine Awarded by the faculty of the International Studies program to an outstanding International Studies major who has made a significant contribution to the awareness of international issues.

DIVISION OF STUDENT AFFAIRS Percy Ellis Sutton SEEK Program Awards for Academic Achievement and Service to the Program Holdaliz Brito-Gonzalez, Joanna Irizarry-Zaraza, Ashley Journeay Awarded by the members of the Percy Ellis Sutton SEEK Program to graduates who have given outstanding service to the program. John Conway Memorial Award Kristen Adamo Awarded by the CSI Student Government to an outstanding graduating student in English selected by the faculty of the English Department. The award is given in memory of student John Conway (1969–1999). Billy Fraser Achievement Award Brian Wong Given by Mr. and Mrs. William Fraser, the award honors the memory of their son, Billy Fraser (1957–1985), who was a student at CSI. The award is given upon the recommendation of the Center for Student Accessibility to a graduating student with a disability who has made significant academic and social contributions to the College and the community.

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James Ortiz, Jr. Memorial Award Steven Gazinski Awarded by the CSI Student Government to a student with a disability who has made significant academic and social contributions to the College. This award honors the memory of student James Ortiz, Jr. (1952 –1993). Melvin Baumel Memorial Basketball Award Kevin King Awarded to an outstanding intercollegiate varsity basketball player by Professor Howard Baumel in memory of his brother Melvin Baumel. Female Athlete of the Year Award Ilona Stoyko Awarded by the staff of the Intercollegiate Athletic Program to a female student who has demonstrated athletic excellence and has been recognized for her achievements by her peers. Male Athlete of the Year Award Daniel Ursomanno Awarded by the staff of the Intercollegiate Athletic Program to a male student who has demonstrated athletic excellence and has been recognized for his achievements by his peers. WSIA-FM Student Service Award Christopher Soriano Awarded by the WSIA Board of Directors to graduating students whose outstanding service has promoted and improved WSIA, the College’s radio station. Student Government Student Service Awards/Students Andrea Curry, Halim Daoud, Amanda Rae Davis, Kelyn Potes, Brittany Sinodinos Awarded by the CSI Student Government to students with considerable records of overall service to the campus and its community.

SAUNDRA FRANKEL MEMORIAL AWARDS Awarded by the Saundra Frankel Memorial Fund, established by the Frankel family and friends to honor the memory of Saundra Frankel, a member of the Biology Department from 1969 to 1983. The awards are presented to outstanding recipients of the Associate’s and Bachelor’s degrees in Nursing, Medical Technology, and Physician Assistant who demonstrate academic excellence, commitment, high ethical standards, integrity, and compassion. Medical Technology (Bachelor’s Degree) Oluwatobi Elemo, Satori Noel Nursing (Associate’s Degree) Lucia Edwards

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Nursing (Bachelor’s Degree) Renata Zalewski Physical Therapy (Bachelor's/Master's Degree) Amanda Asmar, Kerri McLean

OTHER AWARDS Dolphin Award for Outstanding Service and Contribution to the College by a Student Jesse Rodriguez Awarded by the President upon the recommendation of a committee composed of students, faculty, staff, and administrators to students who has given outstanding service to the College. CSI Alumni Association Outstanding Student Leadership Awards Candace Gittens, John-Michael Mon, Brittany Sinodinos, Amanda Rae Davis Awarded by the CSI Alumni Association to students who demonstrate academic achievement and outstanding volunteer service to the College and/or community. Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges Maria Acuna-Nasralla, Justin Atos, Asaf Babaev Rachel Barracato, Rena Berkovits, Jeannie Boston, Sabrina Bragerton-Nasert, Jurandir Chan, Mei Pui Chan, Albert Chow, Alexander Deutsch, Timothy Eng, Diana France, Blaze Fraser, Erica Golin, Stephen Hongach, Praisey Jacob, Farzeen Kanwal, Adriane Musacchio, Ilona Stoyko, John Troino, Ella Viola, Stacey Weiner Awarded to students selected by a College committee for Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges. The awards are given to students with a GPA of 3.25 who have given outstanding service to the College and community. Graduates of the Melissa Riggio Certificate Program John Ferrandino, Nina Giacobbe, Arthur King, Alex Medina, Basant Zaki The AHRC New York City's Melissa Riggio Higher Education Program at the College of Staten Island is a fully inclusive college-based program designed to prepare people with intellectual disabilities for adult life through higher-education coursework, career exploration and preparation, self-awareness and personal improvement, community preparation, and socialization. It is a three-year certificate program. This program provides individualized academic, vocational, community, and social experiences for young adults in a highly supportive, yet challenging, environment.

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Graduates of the Macaulay Honors College University Scholars Program at the College of Staten Island Mino Abdelmessih, Kristin Adamo, William Alesi, Hamid Ardolic, Elizabeth Che, Zachary Crespi, Danielle Datre, Kelly DePietro, Dawid Dziuba, Michael Edelstein, Scott Edkins, Frank Foresta, Patrick Granata, Antonio Grasso, Danielle Imbesi, Jenna Jankowski, Nicole Kwoka, Elaina Lei, Gregory Lella, Anthony Liguori, Rachael Longo, Mitchell Lovell, Juan Mafla, Aleksandra Makowska, Demetrious Mazidis, Claudia Olender, Lauren Overeem, Daniella Plaksiy, Danielle Riili, Thomas Rodberg, Veronica Shi, Brittany Sinodinos, Kunzah Syed, Christopher Toscano, Daniel Ursomanno Eleven years ago, the College of Staten Island inaugurated the Macaulay Honors College. We accepted into the Honors College only students who had excellent academic credentials. This year, we acknowledge our eighth class of graduating seniors from the Honors College. We applaud their commitment to academics, their hard work, and their achievements. Graduates of the Teacher Education Honors Academy Melissa Fay , Suzanne Frank, Samantha Haimowitz, Gina Mastroianni, Edita O’Brien, Stephanie Palumbo The Teacher Education Honors Academy is a selective honors program designed to educate students to become exceptional middle and high school teachers in science and mathematics, and who will inspire students to excel in these important disciplines. The Academy offers internships along with hands-on experiences in New York City public schools, and opportunities to be mentored by faculty in education, math, or science and also work alongside faculty facilitating research endeavors in the math or science fields. We acknowledge our graduating seniors and wish them much continued success.

Graduates of The Verrazano School Honors Program Gabrielle Ambrosio, Mercy Andrews, Tori Brando, Lydia Chille, Stephanie Cipriano, Jenna Cozzolino, Angela Dauge, Gabriella De Marinis, Rachel Divirgilio, Alexandra Doronina, Dana Draper, Megan Ernst, Blaze Fraser, Elena Haber, Lauren Hornek, Ariana Induddi, Joanna Irizarry-Zaraza, Elizabeth Krawczun, Michael Massa, Stephanie McNichol, Casandra Molina, Goodnews Nkama, Nicollette Oricchio, Gabriella Perrina, Karla Pesantes, Dominic Provenzano, Ranya Raja, Philip Santarpia, Joseph Stern, Nicole Trovato Freed, Jordan Weiner, Brian Wong, Kimmy Yu, Alexa Zuffante The Verrazano School Honors Program provides motivated and talented students with an exceptional baccalaureate experience at the College of Staten Island/CUNY in order to produce a community of students and graduates who strive for and achieve academic excellence in their courses of study, are well-prepared for graduate studies and professional success, are connected to their local and global community through service and leadership, and are empowered with lifelong intellectual curiosity and strong personal integrity. We honor the graduates of The Verrazano School Honors Program and their many accomplishments, and we wish them much success in their future endeavors.

The College wishes to thank the following staff members from the following offices and facilities for their contribution to the Honors Convocation Ceremony: Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs, the Office of Dean of Science and Technology, the Office of Dean of Humanities and Social Sciences, the Office of Design Services, the Office of Student Life, and the Center for the Arts.

The College of Staten Island Foundation congratulates tonight's student scholars on their awards and thanks them for their contribution to the College community. The Foundation raises private support for academic programs, scholarships, and student awards.

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