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HONORS CONVOCATION 2013

2800 Victory Boulevard Staten Island, NY 10314 www.csi.cuny.edu


THE CITY UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK

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HONORS CONVOCATION May 28, 2013 7:00pm Center for the Arts Springer Concert Hall PROGRAM Welcome National Anthem Greetings

A. Ramona Brown Vice President for Student Affairs Samantha Frank School of Business, Marketing William J. Fritz Interim President Fred Naider Interim Provost/Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs

2013 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

Christina Terracino BA, English A. Ramona Brown Vice President for Student Affairs Deborah Vess Associate Provost for Undergraduate Studies and Academic Programs Nan Sussman Interim Dean, Humanities and Social Sciences Alex Chigogidze Dean, Science and Technology Susan Holak Interim Founding Dean, School of Business

Closing Interpreters: Musicians:

A. Ramona Brown Vice President for Student Affairs Joyce Coletti and Elizabeth McNelis James Fletcher Miles James Patrick Nowak Linda Soria Darryl Todman Patrick Wakie

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 Dalia Abdelsalam Graduate of The Verrazano School Honors Program Edward Abdenour Kopple C. Friedman Commencement Award Michel Abdo Cum Laude CSI Auxiliary Services Corporation Award for Academic Excellence in Mathematics Olubunmi Abiodun Summa Cum Laude Diana Abraham Magna Cum Laude Brittany Abramo Graduate of the Teacher Education Honors Academy Elisa Abreu Cum Laude Dinara Abubakirova Magna Cum Laude Samantha Agnese Summa Cum Laude Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges Graduate of The Verrazano School Honors Program Phi Beta Kappa Associates Award Ayhan Aksoy Cum Laude Augustin Tuzhilin Memorial Award Computer Science Department Commencement Award Abdullah Alabdali Summa Cum Laude Oded Remba Memorial Award Business Department Faculty Award Luis Alban Cum Laude Gabrielle Ambrosio Cum Laude Carlos Angarita Excellence in Philosophy Award Stephanie Antonaccio Graduate of The Verrazano School Honors Program Jessica Arena Graduate of The Verrazano School Honors Program Rosemary Arina Stephen J. Stearns and Sadrul A. Khan Memorial Award Dana Artesona Cum Laude Corrin Ashe Cum Laude

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Justin Atos Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges Mark Auerbach Physical Therapy Department Award Amram Averick Magna Cum Laude Honors in the Major Graduate of the Macaulay Honors College University Scholars Program at the College of Staten Island Patricia A. Nolan Award Chaim Averick Honors in the Major Anita Conte Memorial Award Phi Beta Kappa Associates Award Toni Marie Bacala Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges Irina Barahman Cum Laude Mariya Barbalat Cum Laude Larisa Barbashova Summa Cum Laude Beverly Curry Memorial Award Cara Barry Cum Laude Stefano Bartolone Graduate of The Verrazano School Honors Program Bartlomiej Bartosik Computer Science Department Commencement Award Catherine Basile Honors in the Major Graduate of The Verrazano School Honors Program Rachel Begum Cum Laude James Beltrani Cum Laude Arian Benvenuto Cum Laude Graduate of The Verrazano School Honors Program Evgeniya Berdichevskaya Cum Laude Lauren Berger Magna Cum Laude Rena Berkovits Summa Cum Laude Graduate of the Macaulay Honors College University Scholars Program at the College of Staten Island

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Mina Beshai Cum Laude Graduate of The Verrazano School Honors Program Ejona Beshku Cum Laude Bilikisu Bhadmus Cum Laude Erica Bieber Cum Laude Melissa Birchfield Cum Laude Ely Stock Memorial Award Christopher Bitetto 2013 CSI Valedictorian Summa Cum Laude Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges CSI Auxiliary Services Corporation Award for Academic Excellence in World Languages and Literatures WSIA Student Service Award Graduate of The Verrazano School Honors Program Phi Beta Kappa Associates Award Tristen Blake Cum Laude Laura Schwartz Memorial Award Melissa Blanco Gonzalez Magna Cum Laude Judith Summerville Memorial Award Christina Bluemke Cum Laude Laura Bocanegra Correa Magna Cum Laude Anya Gabriela Kuppersmith Memorial Award Nicole Boffa Summa Cum Laude Media Culture Department Award: Communications Graduate of the Macaulay Honors College University Scholars Program at the College of Staten Island Phi Beta Kappa Associates Award Danielle Bohmer Cum Laude Honors in the Major Yohan Bonilla Computer Science Department Commencement Award Alexandria Borack Cum Laude Lorraine and Gordon DiPaolo Management Award Doriane Bouobda Tchuenkam Graduate of The Verrazano School Honors Program Juleah Bracker Cum Laude Aleksandra Braun Magna Cum Laude 4

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Katherine Brigandi Honors in the Major Graduate of the Macaulay Honors College University Scholars Program at the College of Staten Island Brittany Brown Cum Laude Thomas Bryan Graduate of the Melissa Riggio Certificate Program Brittany Bugge Magna Cum Laude Graduate of The Verrazano School Honors Program Isma Butt Magna Cum Laude Joseph Vagvolgyi Memorial Award Marlon Cadore Student Government Service Award Michael Caffrey Cum Laude Philip Cagliostro Physical Therapy Faculty Award for Excellence Adler Canales Cum Laude Patricia Cannizzaro Cum Laude Honors in the Major Graduate of the Macaulay Honors College University Scholars Program at the College of Staten Island Joseph Canoro Magna Cum Laude Honors in the Major Judith Balfe Memorial Award Erica Capece Summa Cum Laude Rochelle Capila Summa Cum Laude Honors in Science, Letters, and Society CSI Auxiliary Services Corporation Award for Academic Excellence in Education Andrew Capizzo Graduate of The Verrazano School Honors Program Jacqueline Cappadora Magna Cum Laude Grace Caputo Magna Cum Laude Bianca Cardaci Honors in the Major Graduate of the Macaulay Honors College University Scholars Program at the College of Staten Island CSI Auxiliary Services Corporation Award for Academic Excellence in English

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Alessandro Carpin Summa Cum Laude CSI Auxiliary Services Corporation Award for Academic Excellence in World Languages and Literatures Phi Beta Kappa Associates Award Kathleen Casey Cum Laude Alyssa Castagliola Magna Cum Laude World Languages Department Award for Excellence in Italian Victoria Castagna Summa Cum Laude Nicole Castaldo Performing and Creative Arts Department Award: Art Andrea Cella Honors in the Major Graduate of the Macaulay Honors College University Scholars Program at the College of Staten Island Louis Blake Memorial Award Phi Beta Kappa Associates Award Sandra Chamoun Cum Laude Graduate of The Verrazano School Honors Program Jurandir Chan Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges Charissa Che Earl Jacobs Memorial Award Elizabeth Che Honors in the Major Dolphin Award Student Government Service Award Alan Chen Cum Laude Ziqiang Chen Honors in the Major CSI Auxiliary Services Corporation Award for Academic Excellence in Engineering Science and Physics Laura Chetirko Cum Laude Lydia Chille Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges Charlene Chiu Magna Cum Laude New York State Society of Cerrtified Public Accountants Award Smital Chopade MS in Computer Science Department Commencement Award

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Dania Churovich Cum Laude Margaret Ricciardi Commencement Award for Studio Art Teresa Ciaramella Summa Cum Laude Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges Graduate of The Verrazano School Honors Program Michael Cicero Graduate of The Verrazano School Honors Program Karen Cinquemani Costa Saundra Frankel Memorial Award Physical Therapy Department Award Francesco Cirillo Cum Laude Dr. Libero Giovanni Moretti Award Stephanie Cobb Cum Laude Cristina Colalillo Cum Laude Alexis Collazo Cum Laude Christopher Cooper Cum Laude Nicole Coppotelli Cum Laude Michael Costantino Magna Cum Laude Honors in the Major Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges CSI Auxiliary Service Corporation Award for Academic Excellence in Computer Science Computer Science Department Commencement Award Michele Crivellone Magna Cum Laude Stanley Plastrik Memorial Award Joanndeliz Cubero Graduate of The Verrazano School Honors Program Christopher Cuccia Grace & Thomas Feola Commencement Award Katrina Daae Cum Laude Shiney David Magna Cum Laude Graduate of The Verrazano School Honors Program Anthony De Luca Graduate of the Macaulay Honors College University Scholars Program at the College of Staten Island Benedict Carlat Memorial Award in Mathematics Jenny Deighan Harris Goldberg Memorial Commencement Award

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Vanessa De Luca Graduate of the Macaulay Honors College University Scholars Program at the College of Staten Island CSI Auxiliary Services Corporation Award for Academic Excellence in History Phi Beta Kappa Associates Award Maria Delrosario Magna Cum Laude Saundra Frankel Memorial Award Dana DePaola Cum Laude Meagan Derbyshire Magna Cum Laude Honors in the Major CSI Auxiliary Services Corporation Award for Academic Excellence in Political Science, Economics, Philosophy Graduate of the Macaulay Honors College University Scholars Program at the College of Staten Island CSI Alumni Association Outstanding Student Leadership Award Alexander Derenowski Cum Laude Christopher Desiderio Physical Therapy Department Award Martha Diaz George Custen Memorial Award Michael Dibenedetto Cum Laude Honors in the Major Graduate of the Macaulay Honors College University Scholars Program at the College of Staten Island Jennifer DiLeo Cum Laude Emmie Dimayuga-Corso Cum Laude Amanda Dimino Cum Laude Matthew DiRusso CSI Alumni Association Outstanding Student Leadership Award Olga Doktorovich Cum Laude Elizaveta Doumanski Magna Cum Laude Wall Street Journal Achievement Award Vera Dsilva CSI Auxiliary Services Corporation Award for Academic Excellence in Nursing Daphne Duran Cum Laude Diana Duran Cum Laude

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Doha Eid Cum Laude Jonathan Einhorn Physical Therapy Department Award Elmira Elvazova Cum Laude Edward J. Rehberg Memorial Prize for Poetry Timothy Eng Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges Darya Epel Summa Cum Laude Phi Beta Kappa Associates Award Violet Epelman Cum Laude Maria Esposito Cum Laude Michael Evans Honors in the Major Graduate of the Macaulay Honors College University Scholars Program at the College of Staten Island Margaret Failla Magna Cum Laude John Falcone Cum Laude Sandrine Fami-Ntetmen Cum Laude Lucila Farfan-Narcisse Cum Laude CSI Foundation Prize: Art Student Government Service Award Camille Feaser Cum Laude Jie Fei Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges Nicole Fenton Magna Cum Laude Tilanga Fernandez Donna Mayer Award Catherine Ferrigno Cum Laude Amy Finkelstein Magna Cum Laude John Fisher Cum Laude Joanne Fontanez Cum Laude Raquel Fox Cum Laude Alissa Francis Cum Laude Nisthani Fuard Chemistry Department Award COLLEGE OF STATEN ISLAND


Bryan Furia Honors in the Major John Mulligan Memorial Commencement Award Amanda Gaal New York Physical Therapy Association BrooklynStaten Island District Meritorious Student Achievement Award Saundra Frankel Memorial Award Physical Therapy Department Award Enrique Garcia Physical Therapy Department Award Elena Ghelan Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges Tatyana Gilgurd Magna Cum Laude Deitch Psychological Studies Award for Evening Students Ashley Gill Cum Laude CSI Foundation Prize: Music Performing and Creative Arts Department Award: Music Ted McIrvine Memorial Award CSI Auxiliary Services Corporation Award for Academic Excellence in Performing and Creative Arts Christina Gioeli Magna Cum Laude Honors in the Major Graduate of the Macaulay Honors College University Scholars Program at the College of Staten Island Mark Guterman Memorial Award Mario Gonzalez Magna Cum Laude Honors in the Major Nicholas Gonzalez Cum Laude Honors in the Major Graduate of the Macaulay Honors College University Scholars Program at the College of Staten Island Migena Gora Cum Laude Angelica Grant Graduate of The Verrazano School Honors Program Aleksandr Groys Magna Cum Laude Emil Oestereicher Memorial Award Inessa Gurariy Cum Laude Andrew Gursky Graduate of the Macaulay Honors College University Scholars Program at the College of Staten Island Lara Halwani Cum Laude COLLEGE OF STATEN ISLAND

Martin Hanna Summa Cum Laude Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges Warren G. Simmons Award Computer Science Department Commencement Award Peter Hannon Cum Laude Honors in the Major Graduate of the Macaulay Honors College University Scholars Program at the College of Staten Island Robert Hargraves Graduate of the Macaulay Honors College University Scholars Program at the College of Staten Island Elizabeth Harrison Cum Laude Elena Hart Cum Laude Monika Hascak Magna Cum Laude Amira Hassan Graduate of the Macaulay Honors College University Scholars Program at the College of Staten Island Bilikisu Hassan Cum Laude Kathryn Hennessy George Custen Memorial Award Hyekyung Heo Cum Laude Ralph Herrera Honors in the Major Christina Hopkins Magna Cum Laude Enid Hoxha Cum Laude Lise Hoydal Cum Laude Michael Hubert Cum Laude Alexandra Hunt CSI Foundation Prize: Art Syeda Hussaini Graduate of The Verrazano School Honors Program CRC Press Chemistry Achievement Award Lisa Huynh Cum Laude Melvin Baumel Memorial Scholarship and Award Joseph Inigo Graduate of The Verrazano School Honors Program

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Ala Jaarah Cum Laude Honors in the Major Psychology Departmental Award Richmond County Psychological Association Award Carl Jackman Magna Cum Laude Sociology, Anthropology, and Social Work Department Faculty Award Daniel Jakubowski Cum Laude Michael Jamaleddine Cum Laude Honors in the Major CSI Foundation Prize: Creative Writing Marwa Janini Summa Cum Laude Honors in the Major Award for Outstanding Service to the Percy Ellis Sutton SEEK Program Stanley Plastrik Memorial Award Phi Beta Kappa Associates Award Megan Jardine CSI Foundation Prize: Dramatic Arts Performing and Creative Arts Department Award: Dramatic Arts Catherine Jeanbart Honors in the Major Lorraine and Gordon DiPaolo Marketing Award Herschel Jenkins Melvin Baumel Memorial Basketball Award Xun Jiang MS in Computer Science Department Commencement Award Alicia Jimenez Cum Laude Honors in the Major Graduate of The Verrazano School Honors Program English Department Literarure Award Dana Johnson Graduate of the Melissa Riggio Certificate Program Rashidat Jolaoluwa Cum Laude Suzana Kacic Cum Laude Besfort Kaja Magna Cum Laude Burton S. Player Award Zarina Kalen Cum Laude Katie Kapitan Cum Laude Graduate of The Verrazano School Honors Program Valentina Kareva Cum Laude

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Mahvish Karim CSI Auxiliary Services Corporation Award for Academic Excellence in Chemistry Mark Kavanaugh Magna Cum Laude Graduate of The Verrazano School Honors Program John Conway Memorial Award Pamela Kaynas Cum Laude Kaitlin Kelly Honors in the Major Biology Department Faculty Award Graduate of the Macaulay Honors College University Scholars Program at the College of Staten Island Phi Beta Kappa Associates Award Devorah Kenig Cum Laude Janice Kerrigan Cum Laude Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges Mirena Khaimova Magna Cum Laude Erica Khanna Cum Laude Kanika Khanna Magna Cum Laude Laura Schwartz Memorial Award Graduate of the Macaulay Honors College University Scholars Program at the College of Staten Island Stephen Klein Cum Laude Graduate of The Verrazano School Honors Program Anna Kleyner Cum Laude Alina Kogan Honors in the Major Biology Department Faculty Award Graduate of the Macaulay Honors College University Scholars Program at the College of Staten Island Suntharalingam Kohulan MS in Computer Science Department Commencement Award Francis Koledoye Summa Cum Laude Yelena Kondrusina Cum Laude Irina Konstantinovsky Summa Cum Laude Evelyn Kozlik Cum Laude Alex Kuruvilla Magna Cum Laude

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Peter Kuzma Cum Laude Deborah La Boy Graduate of The Verrazano School Honors Program Mabel Lam Lorraine and Gordon DiPaolo Marketing Award Ping Lam Cum Laude Kristin Lamonte Cum Laude Honors in the Major Graduate of the Macaulay Honors College University Scholars Program at the College of Staten Island Latevi Lawson-Chroco Cum Laude International Studies Stephanie Layburn Magna Cum Laude Amy Lee Cum Laude Honors in the Major Richmond County Psychological Association Award Matthew Lee Cum Laude Elliot Rubenstein Memorial Award Seow Lee Cum Laude Gregory Lella Honors in the Major Rebecca Lemoine Magna Cum Laude Gabriella Leone Summa Cum Laude Honors in the Major Graduate of the Macaulay Honors College University Scholars Program at the College of Staten Island Professor Herbert Foster-James Sturm-Don Hausdorff Memorial Award Nicole Lepard Cum Laude Corey Lewis Honors in the Major Creative Writing Award Edward Leykam Magna Cum Laude Guizhong Lin Honors in the Major Morris E. Levine Memorial Commencement Award Alexander Lisogor Cum Laude Jessica Livan Graduate of The Verrazano School Honors Program

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Emina Ljulja Cum Laude Janine Logelfo Magna Cum Laude Cynthia Lopiano Cum Laude Raymond Lormel Graduate of The Verrazano School Honors Program Jenny Lu Cum Laude Magdalena Lubinski Saundra Frankel Memorial Award Nicholas Lynch Cum Laude Vlada Lyzhina Cum Laude Phillip Ma Magna Cum Laude Honors in the Major CSI Auxiliary Services Corporation Award for Academic Excellence in Biology Graduate of the Macaulay Honors College University Scholars Program at the College of Staten Island Immanuel Mack Cum Laude Ann Mackey Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges Kristin Macleod Cum Laude Lielle Magori Honors in the Major Mark Guterman Memorial Award Noorelhoda Mahmoud Magna Cum Laude Honors in the Major Graduate of The Verrazano School Honors Program Oluwatoyin Makinde Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges Diandra Mandile Cum Laude Wehmar Marks Graduate of The Verrazano School Honors Program Anetta Marticek Summa Cum Laude Charles Pinzolo Award Emine Martini Summa Cum Laude Phi Beta Kappa Associates Award Fadwa Masoud Honors in the Major

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Megan McCarthy Graduate of The Verrazano School Honors Program Cynthia McCloskey Richmond County Psychological Association Award Annalisa Meade Cum Laude Elayne Mei Summa Cum Laude Arleigh B.Williamson Award Francesca Messina Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges Ihor Mikheyev Cum Laude Viviana Milazzo Graduate of The Verrazano School Honors Program Yolanda Minardi Cum Laude Jennifer Mistretta Cum Laude Graduate of The Verrazano School Honors Program Zabebah Mohamed Honors in the Major Edward Mone Graduate of The Verrazano School Honors Program Malinda Montemarano Honors in the Major (American Studies) Honors in the Major (History) The Richard Gid Powers Award in American Studies Swapna Moses Summa Cum Laude Associate Commencement Award for Academic Excellence in Nursing Naftuli Moster Summa Cum Laude Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges CSI Auxiliary Services Corporation Award for Academic Excellence in Psychology Phi Beta Kappa Associates Award Adriane Musacchio Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges Amanda Mustafic Magna Cum Laude Mitchell Nagib Excellence in Philosophy Award Franklin Nanes Summa Cum Laude Honors in the Major Giovanni S. Impeduglia Memorial Commencement Award Phi Beta Kappa Associates Award

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Santina Naolo English Department Linguistics Award Halie Nelson Cum Laude Rachel Nicholson Cum Laude Irina Nulman Cum Laude Michael O'Callaghan Magna Cum Laude Stephen O'Connor Cum Laude Evelyn Okeke 2013 CSI Valedictorian Summa Cum Laude Graduate of The Verrazano School Honors Program Phi Beta Kappa Associates Award Alyssa Olivo Magna Cum Laude Joseph Olonko Cum Laude Cora-Ann O'Regan Cum Laude Bachelor Commencement Award for Academic Excellence in Nursing Graduate of the Macaulay Honors College University Scholars Program at the College of Staten Island William O'Regan Cum Laude Graduate of the Macaulay Honors College University Scholars Program at the College of Staten Island Daniel O'Shaughnessy Cum Laude Honors in the Major Isaac Osores Honors in the Major Computer Science Department Commencement Award Maria Palazzo Cum Laude Maria Palen Cum Laude Lauren Palmieri Magna Cum Laude Graduate of The Verrazano School Honors Program Paloma Palomba Magna Cum Laude Graduate of The Verrazano School Honors Program Bathika Panagoda Cum Laude

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Nuwan Panditaratne Cum Laude Graduate of the Macaulay Honors College University Scholars Program at the College of Staten Island Maung Aung Memorial Award Computer Science Department Commencement Award Thomas Paragham Cum Laude Graduate of The Verrazano School Honors Program Shuchi Passaro Cum Laude Adan Paz Cum Laude CSI Foundation Prize: Music Jose Pena Computer Science Department Commencement Award Amanda Percaccio Magna Cum Laude Graduate of The Verrazano School Honors Program Jennica Perez Summa Cum Laude World Languages Department Award for Excellence in Spanish Phi Beta Kappa Associates Award Melissa Perez Cum Laude Kristin Petosa Physical Therapy Department Award Stephanie Pietropaolo Billy Fraser Achievement Award Christopher Pietrunti Graduate of the Teacher Education Honors Academy Andrea Pignato Cum Laude Atdhe Pilku Honors in the Major Mary Platt Cum Laude Alana Pompo Cum Laude Kelyn Potes Student Government Service Award Maureen Pritchard Magna Cum Laude Judith Balfe Memorial Award Ali Qadri Cum Laude Honors in the Major Jessica Ragozzino Lorraine and Gordon DiPaolo Marketing Award

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Nadoa Rahman Graduate of The Verrazano School Honors Program Gihan Rajapakse Cum Laude Robert Reider Excellence in Philosophy Award Mikhail Reshetnikov Magna Cum Laude Yolanda Rhooms Media Culture Department Award: Cinema Studies Brian Roberts Cum Laude Christina Rodriguez Cum Laude Jonathan Rodriguez Cum Laude Alan Rogozin Cum Laude CSI Foundation Prize: Music Michael Romano Lorraine and Gordon DiPaolo Management Award Vladislav Romanov Cum Laude Carolina Rose Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges Donna Rosendorf Honors in the Major Shira Rotenberg Summa Cum Laude Steven Rozov Cum Laude Elena Ruchey Lorraine and Gordon DiPaolo Management Award Erica Ruppert MS Award in Nursing Joseph Ryder Magna Cum Laude Honors in the Major Anna Saad Physical Therapy Department Award Ben-Hur Sabino Cum Laude Briana Saccomanno Graduate of The Verrazano School Honors Program Eman Safi Cum Laude Honors in the Major Kimberly Sage Cum Laude Jose Saltos Environmental Science Program Award CSI Alumni Association Outstanding Student Leadership Award

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Stephen Salvo Computer Science Department Commencement Award Christine Sanders Master’s of Arts in English Award Philip Santarpia Magna Cum Laude Jesus Santiago Honors in the Major Henry Huang Memorial Award Marie Santora Graduate of The Verrazano School Honors Program Danielle Santos Cum Laude Kristina Sanzone Cum Laude Graduate of the Teacher Education Honors Academy Alyssa Scarano Cum Laude Anastasia Schimensky Magna Cum Laude Ryan Schroder Honors in the Major Amanda Schwartz Cum Laude Lauren Scott Summa Cum Laude Marybeth Scotto Summa Cum Laude Joseph Seegitz Cum Laude Alla Seldina Cum Laude Frank Semo Graduate of The Verrazano School Honors Program Dhm Seneviratne Magna Cum Laude Nadia Seniw Cum Laude Denise Sergi Magna Cum Laude CSI Foundation Prize: Music Deanna Serpe Summa Cum Laude Denise Sforza Master’s of Arts in English Award Mini Sharma Magna Cum Laude Michelle Shed Graduate of The Verrazano School Honors Program Kubra Shirazi Cum Laude Honors in the Major Graduate of The Verrazano School Honors Program 12

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Larisa Shumilova Cum Laude Doris Sidiropoulos Cum Laude Adina Silber Graduate of The Verrazano School Honors Program Deepa Sivaprakash Computer Science Department Commencement Award Safina Skaf Cum Laude Graduate of The Verrazano School Honors Program Jessica Sloven Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges Suzan Smadi Cum Laude Aleksei Smelianski Excellence in Philosophy Award Pamela Smieya Cum Laude Larisa Smirnova Magna Cum Laude Megan Smith Cum Laude Linda Soria CSI Foundation Prize: Music Vincent Sottile Graduate of The Verrazano School Honors Program Robert Spampinato Summa Cum Laude Phi Beta Kappa Associates Award Joseph Spitalieri Cum Laude Jessica Stein Cum Laude Laurie Stein Cum Laude Todd Stein Honors in the Major Graduate of the Macaulay Honors College University Scholars Program at the College of Staten Island Lea Steinwurzel Cum Laude Barnabas Sudre Cum Laude Saundra Frankel Memorial Award Heather Sutterlin Cum Laude

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Elena Sverdlova Magna Cum Laude Sherry Blackman Memorial Award Graduate of the Teacher Education Honors Academy Tammy Sweeney Cum Laude Jeffrey Szwaba Cum Laude Graduate of The Verrazano School Honors Program Wendy Tam Cum Laude Jessica Taranto Cum Laude Manoella Taunton Cum Laude Christina Terracino 2013 CSI Salutatorian Summa Cum Laude Honors in the Major Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges Graduate of The Verrazano School Honors Program Clara and Arleigh B.Williamson Award Phi Beta Kappa Associates Award Kristin Thatcher Graduate of the Melissa Riggio Certificate Program Christina Thomas Cum Laude Deepthi Thomas Cum Laude Olivia Tierno Summa Cum Laude Graduate of The Verrazano School Honors Program Phi Beta Kappa Associates Award Female Athlete of the Year Award Anthony Tilelli Computer Science Department Commencement Award Benjamin Tirado Graduate of the Melissa Riggio Certificate Program Darwin Tixi Computer Science Department Commencement Award Christopher Toscano Graduate of the Macaulay Honors College University Scholars Program at the College of Staten Island Stefanie Tozzi Magna Cum Laude Honors in the Major Graduate of the Macaulay Honors College University Scholars Program at the College of Staten Island Tara Tramutola Graduate of The Verrazano School Honors Program

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Elizabeth Treadaway Physical Therapy Department Award Michael Trimble Graduate of The Verrazano School Honors Program John Troino Magna Cum Laude Graduate of the Macaulay Honors College University Scholars Program at the College of Staten Island George Tsetsakos Oded Remba Memorial Award Natalya Tsibulskaya Cum Laude Yuliya Vasilyeva Cum Laude Biology Department Faculty Award and the Joseph and Eileen Carlton Memorial Fund for Service to the Biology Department Aida Vata Magna Cum Laude CSI Auxiliary Services Corporation Award for Academic Excellence in Business Eric Vega Giordano WSIA Student Service Award Vivian Velasquez Cum Laude Carlene Vesprey CSI Auxiliary Services Corporation Award for Academic Excellence in Sociology, Anthropology and Social Work Christina Vicidomini Summa Cum Laude Honors in the Major Graduate of the Macaulay Honors College University Scholars Program at the College of Staten Island Deitch Psychological Studies Award for Evening Students Phi Beta Kappa Associates Award Alexis Viruet Magna Cum Laude Oksana Vovk Magna Cum Laude Rhoda and Bernard Blau Award Chancelle Wakazadi Graduate of The Verrazano School Honors Program Simone Walcott Cum Laude Lorraine and Gordon DiPaolo Management Award Michael Wallace Graduate of The Verrazano School Honors Program

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Nicole Wallace Summa Cum Laude Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges Donna Mayer Award Graduate of The Verrazano School Honors Program Phi Beta Kappa Associates Award Amanda Weber Frederick M. Binder MALS Award Marilyn Williams James Ortiz Jr. Memorial Award Creative Writing Award Jennifer Wilson Cum Laude Robert J. Schwenk Political Science Commencement Award Elizabeth Windram Cum Laude Michelle Winters Cum Laude Lorraine and Gordon DiPaolo Management Award Luke Wittich Magna Cum Laude Andrew Esterly Award for Academic Excellence Seth Wollney Paris Garcia Award Jonathan Yehuda Summa Cum Laude Sang Yeum Cum Laude Aliaa Youssef Honors in the Major Andrew Yu Core 100 Kimmy Yu Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges Ying Yu Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges Jeremy Yuin Cum Laude Lok Yung Magna Cum Laude Gabriella Zambrana Magna Cum Laude Robert J. Schwenk Political Science Commencement Award Jozef Zapotoka Summa Cum Laude Nicole Zefferino Graduate of the Teacher Education Honors Academy

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Kenny Zeng Cum Laude Jian Zhou Cum Laude Nicholas Zikos Graduate of The Verrazano School Honors Program Male Athlete of the Year Award

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LATIN HONORS* SUMMA CUM LAUDE

MAGNA CUM LAUDE

Olubunmi Abiodun Samantha Agnese Abdullah Alabdali Larisa Barbashova Rena Berkovits Christopher Bitetto Nicole Boffa Erica Capece Rochelle Capila Alessandro Carpin Victoria Castagna Teresa Ciaramella Darya Epel Martin Hanna Marwa Janini Francis Koledoye Irina Konstantinovsky Gabriella Leone Anetta Marticek Emine Martini Elayne Mei Swapna Moses Naftuli Moster Franklin Nanes Evelyn Okeke Jennica Perez Shira Rotenberg Lauren Scott Marybeth Scotto Deanna Serpe Robert Spampinato Christina Terracino Olivia Tierno Christina Vicidomini Nicole Wallace Jonathan Yehuda Jozef Zapotoka

Diana Abraham Dinara Abubakirova Amram Averick Lauren Berger Melissa Blanco Gonzalez Laura Bocanegra Correa Aleksandra Braun Brittany Bugge Isma Butt Joseph Canoro Jacqueline Cappadora Grace Caputo Alyssa Castagliola Charlene Chiu Michael Costantino Michele Crivellone Shiney David Maria Delrosario Elizaveta Doumanski Margaret Failla Nicole Fenton Amy Finkelstein Tatyana Gilgurd Christina Gioeli Mario Gonzalez Aleksandr Groys Monika Hascak Christina Hopkins Carl Jackman Besfort Kaja Mark Kavanaugh Mirena Khaimova Kanika Khanna Alex Kuruvilla Stephanie Layburn Rebecca Lemoine Edward Leykam Janine Logelfo Phillip Ma Noorelhoda Mahmoud Amanda Mustafic Michael O'Callaghan Alyssa Olivo Lauren Palmieri Paloma Palomba Amanda Percaccio Maureen Pritchard Mikhail Reshetnikov Joseph Ryder Philip Santarpia Anastasia Schimensky Dhm Seneviratne Denise Sergi Mini Sharma

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Larisa Smirnova Elena Sverdlova Stefanie Tozzi John Troino Aida Vata Alexis Viruet Oksana Vovk Luke Wittich Lok Yung Gabriella Zambrana

CUM LAUDE Michel Abdo Elisa Abreu Ayhan Aksoy Luis Alban Gabrielle Ambrosio Dana Artesona Corrin Ashe Irina Barahman Mariya Barbalat Cara Barry Rachel Begum James Beltrani Arian Benvenuto Evgeniya Berdichevskaya Mina Beshai Ejona Beshku Bilikisu Bhadmus Erica Bieber Melissa Birchfield Tristen Blake Christina Bluemke Danielle Bohmer Alexandria Borack Juleah Bracker Brittany Brown Michael Caffrey Adler Canales Patricia Cannizzaro Kathleen Casey Sandra Chamoun Alan Chen Laura Chetirko Dania Churovich Francesco Cirillo Stephanie Cobb Cristina Colalillo Alexis Collazo Christopher Cooper Nicole Coppotelli Katrina Daae Dana DePaola Alexander Derenowski Michael Dibenedetto HONORS CONVOCATION 2013

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Jennifer DiLeo Emmie Dimayuga-Corso Amanda Dimino Olga Doktorovich Daphne Duran Diana Duran Doha Eid Elmira Elvazova Violet Epelman Maria Esposito John Falcone Sandrine Fami-Ntetmen Lucila Farfan-Narcisse Camille Feaser Catherine Ferrigno John Fisher Joanne Fontanez Raquel Fox Alissa Francis Ashley Gill Nicholas Gonzalez Migena Gora Inessa Gurariy Lara Halwani Peter Hannon Elizabeth Harrison Elena Hart Bilikisu Hassan Hyekyung Heo Enid Hoxha Lise Hoydal Michael Hubert Lisa Huynh Ala Jaarah Daniel Jakubowski Michael Jamaleddine Alicia Jimenez Rashidat Jolaoluwa Suzana Kacic Zarina Kalen Katie Kapitan Valentina Kareva Pamela Kaynas Devorah Kenig Janice Kerrigan Erica Khanna Stephen Klein

Anna Kleyner Yelena Kondrusina Evelyn Kozlik Peter Kuzma Ping Lam Kristin Lamonte Latevi Lawson-Chroco Amy Lee Matthew Lee Seow Lee Nicole Lepard Alexander Lisogor Emina Ljulja Cynthia Lopiano Jenny Lu Nicholas Lynch Vlada Lyzhina Immanuel Mack Kristin Macleod Diandra Mandile Annalisa Meade Ihor Mikheyev Yolanda Minardi Jennifer Mistretta Halie Nelson Rachel Nicholson Irina Nulman Stephen O'Connor Joseph Olonko Cora-Ann O'Regan William O'Regan Daniel O'Shaughnessy Maria Palazzo Maria Palen Bathika Panagoda Nuwan Panditaratne Thomas Paragham Shuchi Passaro Adan Paz Melissa Perez Andrea Pignato Mary Platt Alana Pompo Ali Qadri Gihan Rajapakse Brian Roberts Christina Rodriguez

Jonathan Rodriguez Alan Rogozin Vladislav Romanov Steven Rozov Ben-Hur Sabino Eman Safi Kimberly Sage Danielle Santos Kristina Sanzone Alyssa Scarano Amanda Schwartz Joseph Seegitz Alla Seldina Nadia Seniw Kubra Shirazi Larisa Shumilova Doris Sidiropoulos Safina Skaf Suzan Smadi Pamela Smieya Megan Smith Joseph Spitalieri Jessica Stein Laurie Stein Lea Steinwurzel Barnabas Sudre Heather Sutterlin Tammy Sweeney Jeffrey Szwaba Wendy Tam Jessica Taranto Manoella Taunton Christina Thomas Deepthi Thomas Natalya Tsibulskaya Yuliya Vasilyeva Vivian Velasquez Simone Walcott Jennifer Wilson Elizabeth Windram Michelle Winters Sang Yeum Jeremy Yuin Kenny Zeng Jian Zhou

*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. Kathryn Burndrett Joseph Canoros John Caruso Brigit Giordano Sany Gonzalez Aleksandr Groyss

Pamela Kaynass Anthony Limoncellis Stephanie McNichol Stephanie Pietropaolos Vincent Ricetti Nicole Rivardo

James Robinson Donna Rosendorfs Alisa Serio Gloria Vistica

Chi Alpha Epsilon National Honor Society Beta Iota Chapter Recognizes the academic achievements of students admitted to colleges and the universities through nontraditional criteria. Tabish Ali Michael Allambys Christopher Alvarado Aya Aly Giovanni Azzarelli Selvia Botross Holdaliz Brito Danielle Castro Amy Chens Winnie Darius

Alexandra Doronina Danielle Fletcher Joanna Irizarry-Zaraza Marwa Janinis Ashley Journeay Mays Jumah Khanshea Lewis James Lugo Salhia Mousa Sehar Muddassar

Israa Najjar Marwa Othman Loreyda Sanchez Margaret Scalescis Shireen Shehadeh Anna Tam Zainab Toom Marilyn Williams Suki Wus

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. Mirza Abbas Hanan Abdallaoui Mirna Abdelsayed Sylvia Abdelsayed Kristen Adamo Idiatu Adeyombo Gino Agnese Leana Ahmad Ahmed Ahmed Tabish Ali Basilio Allen Fateeha Amjad Mercy Andrews Philip Angeles Rebecca Arciprete Terry Armstrong Jessica Aucaquizhpi Juliet Nana Baidoo Victoria Baidoo Rashika Battu Shorouq Bazrouk

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Rimon Bekhet Francelli Bello Donna Bellone Kristina Belotskaya Vianca Beltran Kristal Beltre Daniel Binyaminov Noelle Brennan Murelda Bridge Caesar Brito Mark Brogna Stephanie Bryant John Burke Alexander Cabrera Amy Canales Erica Capece Zaccary Cardito Aileen Caridad Edward Castillo Allison Cespedes Yvonne Chang

Pei Xin Chen Catherine Cherkassky Sarah Chikh-Ousman Amanda Ciaramella Stephanie Clemente Anduena Cobaj Tiffany Colon Jennifer Coughlan Daniel Cropley Marian Cunsolo Brian Davis Nicole Derosa Jose Diaz Brittany DiFalco Nicole DiMeglio Mengqian Dong Nicholas D’Onofrio Andreas Dunge Kayla Elder Kasey-Ann Elliott Dina Elmardini

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Edward Engelson Anjula Epasinghe Sara Faiz Bolanle Fasasi Daniela Favaloro Jie Fei Benita Fernandez Allison Filomeno Diana France Louis Gaeta Kelly Garay Kimberly Garcia Amber Gatling Daniel Georges Paige Gepes Elena Ghelan Alexsis Gilles Chyanne Gilliam Joseph Giuga Amanda Gold Victoria Grak Deanna Grandville Alexa Grecco Antonella Guadagnino Ming Ly Guan Marlin Guerrero Stephanie Gutierrez Roa Harizi Mitchell Harris Reem Hassan Linda Henry Ashley Hernandez Noelanis Hernandez Elizabeth Huynh Kawsar Ibrahim Alexandra Imbesi Alexander Improta Palvishah Ismail Daniel Janus Steven Jean-Baptiste Nolan Johnson Mays Jumah Gabrielle Kennedy Debra Killen Shefki Kodza Brittany Koerber Ousmane Kone Milena Kozlowska Kamila Krzyzanowska Olga Kubash Ildi Kuniqi Sandra Kurylonek Grisel Laboy Rebecca Larkin Ka Wing Law

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Tiffany Leaks Rebecca Lemoine Alicia Leoncini Chun Yim Leung Ziqi Li Guilian Lin Vjollca Ljubanovic Christine Joy Lopez Gabrielle Lugero Amanda Lynch Su Ying Ma Kristin MacLeod Emilia Maggi Gregory Major Jean Maldonado Dastagyul Mamedova Alyssa Mandato Thilini Mataraarachchi Danielle Matoske Lyndell Matteo Edwin Mau Bishoy Maximous Demetrious Mazidis Nicholas McCarthy Taylor McCarthy Tatiana McGowan Caitlin McLoughlin Patrick Mele Amanda Mendez Jose Mendez Stephanie M. Merola Jennifer Merz Sasha Miranda Adela Mirzo Rana Mohammad David Molina Roseann Mundiani Catherine Mundle Bassem Nawar Lisa Nevins Calvin Ngo Emmanuel Nnaji Maria Elizabeth O'Connor Alexis Oh Moriam Olorunoje Grace Olotu Mercy Olotu Israel Osagie Gabriella Palazzo Nikki Palermo Kristie Palladino Amanda Panzera Asha Paul Karla Pesantes Thomas Pietrunti

Salvatore Polizzi Sophia Polyakov Concetta Prisco Nicole Provenzano Sabrina Qasim Shen Qi Ramije Qoku Rosanna Quaranta Garlenys Quezada Sanchez Merlin Raj Vyshnavi Rajendra Divya Raju John Ramos Daniel Raskin Jasmine Redman Gianna Reyes Dahlia Rezk Erin Richards Iolanda Rodriguez Rickey Rowe Diane Saadeh Rodina Sadek Miralem Sarkinovic Gaetano Sciove Alicia Seecoomar Joshua Seidman Natalie Sidhom Jennifer Siliato Brian Sills Brenda Singh Nicole Sokol Moussa Sowe Joseph Spitalieri Richard Steers Andrew Stile Leo Stoll Nevada Street Tammy Sweeney Timothy Taeschner Phu Tang Elies Tapia Nielene Thomas Brian Tomasek Arfel Torno Rachel Torres Salvatore Toscano Nicole Trovato Freed Nina Tuchowska Michelle Veksler Laura Vicente Joseph Vilardi Luis Villena Matthew Vuotto Faith Walton Amanda Washington

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Chantel Watts Charles Ryan Weitzel Rose Winbush Don Wisidagama Joseph Wong

Brandon Wu Yepeng Wu Samantha Wysokowski Yan Yang Miao Yin

Katherine Zapata Beike Zhang Wenbi Zheng Huangxiao Zhu Jessica Zito

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. Arthur Cardinales Violet Epelmans Javonne Faisons Carl Jackmans

Pamela Kaynass Janice Kerrigans Mercedes Martinezs Jesus Moraless

Juliana Nunezs Karen Palladinos

Phi Alpha Theta National History Honor Society An American honor society for undergraduate and graduate students and professors of history. Charles Arcuri Nicole Balestriere Samantha Coppola John Falcone

Gabriella Leones Manfred Long Alexander Loutsky Maksim Myaskovskiy

Ramije Qoku Adrian Rajski Vincent Saladinos Arnold Uliasz

Phi Beta Delta Honor Society for International Scholars Eta Lambda Chapter The first honor society dedicated to recognizing scholarly achievement in international education. Lena Abdelhamid Salem Bn-Mohsen Joseph Bushman Patricia Cannizzaros Bianca Cardacis Alessandro Carpins Michael Gigante Christina Gioelis

Daniel Giorlando Arriana Induddi Joanna Irizarry-Zaraza Ayako Iwata Emi Konomi Latevi Lawson-Chrocos Gabriella Leones Anthony Liguori

Magdalena Lubinskis Oluwatoyin Makindes Edwin Mau Demetrious Mazidis Stephanie McNichol Katherine McSherry Amanda Percaccios Horatio Reid

Pi Sigma Alpha National Political Science Honor Society Phi Delta Chapter APSA brings together political scientists from all fields of inquiry, regions, and occupational endeavors within and outside academe in order to expand awareness and understanding of politics. Alex Boracks Meagan Derbyshires Alexander Deutsch

Sabrina Dudhnath Kanika Khannas Amanda Mustafics

Michael Nappi Nicole Wallaces

Psi Chi International Psychology Honor Society Founded for the purposes of encouraging, stimulating, and maintaining excellence in scholarship, and advancing the science of psychology. Laura Bonamos Christina Gioelis Nicholas Gonzalezs Lara Halwanis Latanya Hayess Vincenzo Infantes

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Ermona Ismails Abidemi Komolafes Stefanie Laplacas Cynthia Lopianos Lielle Magoris Amanda Percaccios

Stephanie Rauchers Rozanna Shindelmans Adina Silbers Olivia Tiernos Joey Anne Tuasons

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Sigma Beta Delta International Honor Society for Business, Management, and Administration Encourages and recognizes scholarship and achievement among students of business, management, and administration. Tokandji Agada Luis Albans Giovanni Azzarelli Christine Bahan Natalia Bulakh Wing-Yee Cambio John Cavallo Amy Clegg Christopher Coopers Felix Correa Zachary Crespi Frank Fiorello Avi Frist Yulia Grimaldi Amer Habib

Brian Hill Melissa Horne Catherine Jeanbarts Ksenia Kiseleva Besnik Korbeci Altina Kurti Sumudu Maithripala Timon Manongi Robert Marotti Evelyn Martinez Esida Melani Amilia Merhi Kevin Mullucks Daniel Murphy Sorina Panfil

George Plagiannakos Brian Roberts Philip Santarpias Brian Tomasek Anthony Tucciarone Daniel Ursomanno John Wade Simone Walcotts Michelle Winterss Jian Wu Saidu Yahaya Jonathan Yehudas Jozef Zapotokas Jian Zhous

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. Dinara Abubakirovas Stephanie Adiguns Sasha Aristides Marielle Bakers Mariya Barbalats Erica Biebers Sarah Browne-Bradwisch Christopher Colombo Maria DeFiores Andrew Durans Catherine Ferrignos Bilikisu Hassans

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Zarina Kalens Mirena Khaimovas Erica Khannas Anna Kleyners Irina Konstantinovskys Nephili Magalong Shakira McGaws Nigina Mirazimova Marylauri Mulligan Jane Murphy Erin Murphy-Smith Anita Ohemeng-Gyan

Comfort Okorocha-Ibes Alexandra Oziass Ledys Perezs Tiffany Robertss Kimberly Sages Mary Saputo Grace Simmons Barnabas Sudres Robert Whites Suleman Zahid

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HONORS IN THE MAJOR Amram Averick Biochemistry

Michael Jamaleddine English

Atdhe Pilku Psychology

Chaim Averick Psychology

Marwa Janini History

Ali Qadri Psychology

Catherine Basile History

Catherine Jeanbart Business

Danielle Bohmer Psychology

Alicia Jimenez English

Donna Rosendorf Sociology, Anthropology, and Social Work

Katherine Brigandi Business

Kaitlin Kelly Biology

Patricia Cannizzaro SLS

Alina Kogan Biology

Joseph Canoro Sociology, Anthropology, and Social Work

Kristin Lamonte SLS

Bianca Cardaci English Andrea Cella Mathematics Elizabeth Che Psychology Ziqiang Chen Engineering Science and Physics Michael Costantino Computer Science Michael Dibennedetto Political Science Michael Evans Business Bryan Furia Engineering Science and Physics Christina Gioeli Psychology Mario Gonzalez Business Nicholas Gonzalez Psychology Peter Hannon Sociology, Anthropology, and Social Work Ralph Herrera Psychology Ala Jaarah Psychology

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Amy Lee Psychology Gregory Lella History Gabriella Leone History Corey Lewis English Guizhong Lin Engineering Science and Physics Philip Ma Biology Lielle Magori Psychology

Joseph Ryder History Eman Safi Business Jesus Santiago Engineering Science and Physics Ryan Schroder Biochemistry Kubra Shirazi Business Todd Stein English Christina Terracino English Stefanie Tozzi SLS Christina Vicidomini Psychology Aliaa Youssef Media Culture

Noorelhoda Mahmoud Psychology Fadwa Masoud International Studies Zabebah Mohamed Business Malinda Montemarano American Studies History Franklin Nanes Engineering Science and Physics Daniel O'Shaughnessy Business Isaac Osores Computer Science

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AWARD RECIPIENTS Arleigh B. Williamson Liberal Arts Award Elayne Mei 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 Christine Terracino 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 Samantha Agnese, Chaim Averick Christopher Bitetto, Nicole Boffa, Alessandro Carpin, Andrea Cella, Vanessa De Luca, Darya Epel, Marwa Janini, Kaitlin Kelly, Emine Martini, Naftuli Moster, Franklin Nanes, Evelyn Okeke, Jennica Perez, Robert Spampinato, Christina Terracino, Olivia Tierno, Christina Vicidomini, Nicole Wallace 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.

DEPARTMENTAL AWARDS HUMANITIES AND SOCIAL SCIENCES EDUCATION Kopple C. Friedman Commencement Award Edward Abdenour Awarded by the faculty of the Education Department. The award honors Kopple C. Friedman, a member of the Department from 1967 to 1982. Harris Goldberg Memorial Award Jenny Deighan Awarded by the faculty of the Education Department to an outstanding Education major in memory of Harris Goldberg, a member of the Education Department from 1967 to 1997.

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Judith Summerville Memorial Award Melissa Blanco Gonzalez Awarded by the CSI Student Government to an outstanding graduating student in Early Childhood Education selected by the faculty of the Education Department. The award is given in memory of student Judith Summerville (1967–1987). CSI Auxiliary Services Corporation Award for Academic Excellence in Education Rochelle Capila Awarded to an outstanding graduating student selected by the faculty of the Education Department. ENGLISH Grace S. and Thomas Feola Award Christopher Cuccia 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 Charissa Che 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 Awards Corey Lewis, Marilyn Williams Awarded by the faculty of the English Department to outstanding Creative Writing English majors. English Department Linguistic Award Santina Naolo Awarded by the faculty of the English Department to an outstanding English major. English Department Literature Award Alicia Jimenez Awarded by the faculty of the English Department to an outstanding English major. Ely Stock Memorial Award Melissa Birchfield Awarded by the faculty of the English Department to outstanding English majors in memory of Ely Stock, a member of the English Department from 1971 to 1993. MA Awards in English Christine Sanders, Denise Sforza Awarded by the faculty of the English Department to outstanding Master’s-degree English graduates.

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Rehberg Memorial Award for Academic Excellence in Poetry Elmira Elvazova Awarded and named in honor of Edward J. Rehberg, Jr. (1964-1986), CSI student, passionate student of life, poet extraordinaire CSI Auxiliary Services Corporation Award for Academic Excellence in English Bianca Cardacci Awarded by the faculty of the English Department to an outstanding graduating student. HISTORY Professor Herbert Foster-James SturmDon Hausdorff Memorial Award Gabriella Leone Awarded by the faculty of the History Department to an outstanding History major in memory of Professors Foster, Sturm, and Hausdorff. Stanley Plastrik Memorial Commencement Awards Michele Crivellone, Marwa Janini 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 Vanessa De Luca Awarded by the faculty of the History Department to an outstanding graduating student. MEDIA CULTURE Media Culture Department Award: Cinema Studies Yolanda Rhooms Awarded by the faculty of the Media Culture Department to an outstanding graduating Cinema Studies major. Media Culture Department Award: Communications Nicole Boffa Awarded by the faculty of the Media Culture Department to an outstanding graduating Communications major. George Custen Memorial Awards Martha Diaz, Kathryn Hennessy 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.

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Elliot Rubenstein Memorial Award Matthew Lee 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 Christopher Bitetto Awarded by the faculty of the Media Culture Department to an outstanding graduating student. PERFORMING AND CREATIVE ARTS Performing and Creative Arts Department Award: Art Nicole Castaldo Awarded by the faculty of the Performing and Creative Arts Department to an outstanding graduating Art major. Performing and Creative Arts Department Award: Dramatic Arts Megan Jardine 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 Ashley Gill Awarded by the faculty of the Performing and Creative Arts Department to an outstanding graduating Music major. Ted McIrvine Memorial Award Ashley Gill 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 Dania Churovich 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 Ashley Gill Awarded by the faculty of the Performing and Creative Arts Department to an outstanding graduating student. COLLEGE OF STATEN ISLAND


POLITICAL SCIENCE, ECONOMICS, AND PHILOSOPHY Donna Mayer Awards for Academic Excellence Tilanga Fernandez, Nicole Wallace Awarded by the faculty of the Political Science, Economics, and Philosophy Department to outstanding graduating Economics or Philosophy majors.The award honors the memory of Donna Mayer, sister of Robin Carey, former Chairperson of the Political Science, Economics, and Philosophy Department. Oded Remba Memorial Awards for Excellence in Economics Abdullah Alabdali, George Tsetsakos Awarded by the Economics faculty to outstanding graduating Economics majors. The award honors the memory of Oded Remba, a member of the Political Science, Economics, and Philosophy Department from 1960 to 1977. Laura Schwartz Memorial Awards for Excellence in Political Science Tristen Blake, Kanika Khanna 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.

Department to outstanding graduating Psychology majors.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 Chaim Averick 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). Deitch Psychological Studies Awards for Evening Students Tatyana Gilgurd, Christina Vicidomini Awarded to outstanding graduating Psychology students who have taken evening classes and plan to pursue careers in psychological studies. Mark Guterman Memorial Awards Christina Gioeli, Leah Magoli Awarded by the faculty of the Psychology Department to outstanding graduates for academic excellence in undergraduate research.

Robert J. Schwenk Political Science Awards Jennifer Wilson, Gabriella Zambrana 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.

Anya Gabriela Kuppersmith Memorial Award Laura Bocanegra Correa 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).

Excellence in Philosophy Awards Carlos Angarita, Mitchell Nagib, Robert Reider, Aleksei Smelianski Awarded by the Philosophy faculty to students who take thinking seriously and who exemplify, in word and deed, the nature of the philosopher.

Richmond County Psychological Association Awards Ala Jaarah, Amy Lee, Cynthia McCloskey 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 Political Science, Economics, and Philosophy Meagan Derbyshire Awarded by the faculty of the Political Science, Economics, and Philosophy Department to an outstanding graduating student.

CSI Auxiliary Services Corporation Award for Academic Excellence in Psychology Naftuli Moster Awarded by the faculty of the Psychology Department to an outstanding graduating student. SOCIOLOGY, ANTHROPOLOGY, AND SOCIAL WORK

Psychology Departmental Award Ala Jaarah Awarded by the faculty of the Psychology Department to an outstanding graduating Psychology major for excellence in field work.

Sociology, Anthropology, and Social Work Department Faculty Award Carl Jackman Awarded by the faculty of the Sociology, Anthropology, and Social Work Department to an outstanding graduating Sociology,Anthropology, and Social Work major.

Judith Balfe Memorial Awards Joseph Canoro, Maureen Pritchard Awarded by the faculty of the Psychology

Emil Oestericher Memorial Award Aleksandr Groys Awarded by the faculty of the Sociology,

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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 Chair. CSI Auxiliary Services Corporation Award for Academic Excellence in Sociology, Anthropology, and Social Work Carlene Vesprey Awarded by the faculty of the Sociology, Anthropology, and Social Work Department to an outstanding graduating student. WORLD LANGUAGES AND LITERATURES World Languages and Literatures Award for Excellence in Spanish Jennica Perez Awarded by World Languages and Literatures Instructors of Staten Island to an outstanding graduating student for excellence in Spanish. World Languages and Literatures Department Award for Excellence in Italian Alyssa Castagliola Awarded by the faculty of the World Languages and Literatures Department to an outstanding graduating student for excellence in Italian. CSI Auxiliary Service Award for Academic Excellence in World Languages and Literatures Alessandro Carpin Awarded by the faculty of the World Languages and Literatures Department to an outstanding World Languages and Literatures major.

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SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY BIOLOGY Biology Department Faculty Awards Kaitlin Kelly, Alina Kogan Awarded by the faculty of the Biology Department for excellence in the Biological Sciences/Bioinformatics.

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Paris Garcia Memorial Award Seth Wollney Awarded by Ms. Maria Garcia-Bulkley in memory of her late son, Paris, to Biology students who have demonstrated courage, perseverance, and compassion in attaining his/her goals. CSI Auxiliary Services Corporation Award for Excellence in Biology Phillip Ma Awarded by the Biology Department to an outstanding graduate. Joseph Vagvolgyi Memorial Award Isma Butt Awarded by the faculty of the Biology Department to an outstanding graduate for undergraduate research. CHEMISTRY Chemistry Department Award Nisthani Fuard Awarded by the faculty of the Chemistry Department to an outstanding Chemistry/Biochemistry major for academic excellence. CRC Press Chemistry Achievement Award Syeda Hussaini Awarded by the faculty of the Chemistry Department to an outstanding Chemistry/Biochemistry major for academic excellence. Patricia A. Nolan Award Amram Averick 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 Mahvish Karim Awarded by the faculty of the Chemistry Department to an outstanding graduating student. COMPUTER SCIENCE

Biology Department Faculty Award and the Joseph and Eileen Carlton Memorial Fund for Service to the Biology Department Yuliya Vasilyeva Awarded by the faculty of the Biology Department to an outstanding graduate who has provided significant service to the Biology Department.

Maung Aung Memorial Award Nuwan Panditaratne 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.

Melvin Baumel Memorial Award in Medical Technology Lisa Huynh Awarded to an outstanding graduating Baccalaureate-degree student in Medical Technology by Professor Howard Baumel in memory of his brother Melvin Baumel.

Warren G. Simmons Memorial Award Martin Hanna 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.

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Augustin Tuzhilin Memorial Award Ayhan Aksoy 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. Computer Science Department Awards Ayhan Aksoy, Bartlomiej Bartosik, Yohan Bonilla, Michael Costantino, Martin Hanna, Isaac Osores, Nuwan Panditaratne, Jose Pena, Stephen Salvo, Deepa Sivaprakash, Anthony Tilelli, Darwin Tixi Awarded by the faculty of the Computer Science Department to outstanding Computer Science majors for academic excellence. MS in Computer Science Awards Smital Chopade, Xun Jiang, Suntharalingam Kohulan 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 Michael Costantino Awarded by the faculty of the Computer Science Department for outstanding service in Computer Science. ENGINEERING SCIENCE AND PHYSICS Giovanni S. Impeduglia Memorial Commencement Award Franklin Nanes 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 Ziqiang Chen Awarded by the faculty of the Engineering Science and Physics Department to an outstanding graduating student. ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGIES

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 Bryan Furia Awarded by the faculty of the Electrical Engineering Technologies programs to an outstanding graduate. The award honors the memory of John Mulligan, a member of the Electrical Engineering Technology Department from 1968 to 1987. MATHEMATICS Sherry Blackman Memorial Award Elena Sverdlova 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 Andrea Cella 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 Anthony De Luca 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 Michel Abdo Awarded by the faculty of the Mathematics Department for significant achievement in Mathematics. NURSING AAS Award in Nursing Swapna Moses Awarded by the faculty of the Nursing Department to an outstanding Associate’s-degree Nursing graduate.

Henry Huang Memorial Award Jesus Santiago Awarded by the faculty of the Electrical Engineering Technologies programs to an outstanding graduate. The award honors the memory of Henry Huang, a member of the Electrical Technology Department from 1965 to 1972.

BSN Award in Nursing Cora-Ann O’Regan Awarded by the faculty of the Nursing Department to an outstanding Baccalaureate-degree Nursing graduate.

Morris E. Levine Memorial Award Guizhong Lin Awarded by the faculty of the Electrical Engineering Technologies programs to an outstanding graduate.

MS Award in Nursing Erica Ruppert Awarded by the faculty of the Nursing Department to an outstanding Master’s-degree Nursing graduate.

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CSI Auxiliary Services Corporation Award for Academic Excellence in Nursing Vera Dsilva 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 Mark Auerbach, Philip Cagliostro, Karen Cinquemani Costa, Christopher Desiderio, Jonathan Einhorn, Amanda Gaal, Enrique Garcia, Kristin Petosa, Anna Saad, Elizabeth Treadaway 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 Amanda Gaal Awarded by the New York Physical Therapy Association Brooklyn-Staten Island District to a graduating student in Physical Therapy. Physical Therapy Faculty Award for Excellence in Physical Therapy Philip Cagliostro Awarded by the faculty of the Physical Therapy Department to an outstanding graduate of the Physical Therapy Program.

SCHOOL OF BUSINESS School of Business Faculty Award for Excellence Abdullah Alabdali Awarded to an outstanding graduating Baccalaureatedegree Business major. This is the highest honor given by the School of Business to a Baccalaureatedegree student. Rhoda and Bernard Blau Award Oksana Vovk Awarded to an outstanding graduating female Business major selected by the Awards Committee of the School of Business. Beverly Curry Memorial Award Larisa Barbashova 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).

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Lorraine and Gordon DiPaolo Management Awards Catherine Jeanbart, Mabel Lam, Jessica Ragozzino Awarded to outstanding graduating Management majors who have been selected by the Awards Committee of the School of Business. Lorraine and Gordon DiPaolo Marketing Awards Alexandria Borack, Michael Romano, Elena Ruchey, Simone Walcott, Michelle Winters Awarded to outstanding graduating Marketing majors who have been selected by the Awards Committee of the School of Business. Andrew Esterly Award for Academic Excellence Luke Wittich 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, CUNY Assistant Director for Business Affairs from 1965 to 1972. Dr. Libero Giovanni Moretti Award Francesco Cirillo Awarded to an outstanding graduating Marketing major who has been selected by the Awards Committee of the School of Business. Charles Pinzolo Award Anetta Marticek 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 School of Business from 1962 to 1970. Burton S. Player Award for Academic Excellence Besfort Kaja 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 School of Business from 1968 to 1981. New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants Award (Bachelor’s Degree) Charlene Chiu 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.

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Wall Street Journal Achievement Award Elizeveta Doumanski 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 Aida Vata Awarded to an outstanding graduating student selected by the Awards Committee of the School of Business.

INTERDISCIPLINARY AWARDS CORE 100 Award Andrew Yu Awarded by the faculty of the CORE 100 Program for outstanding essay writing. Federick M. Binder MALS Award for Outstanding Scholarly Achievement Amanda Weber 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 Malinda Montemarano Awarded by the faculty of the American Studies Program to an outstanding recipient of a graduate degree. Stephen J. Stearns and Sadrul A. Khan Memorial Award Rosemary Arina 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 Stephen Stearns, a member of the History Department from 1967 to 2011 and Sadrul Khan, a member of the History Department from 1992 to 2010. Environmental Science Award Jose Saltos Awarded by the faculty of the Environmental Science Program to an outstanding graduating major. Honors in Science, Letters, and Society Rochelle Capila Awarded by the faculty of the Science, Letters, and Society Program to an outstanding graduating SLS major. International Studies Latevi Lawson-Chroco 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.

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DIVISION OF STUDENT AFFAIRS Percy Ellis Sutton SEEK Program Award for Academic Achievement and Service to the Program Marwa Janini Awarded by the members of the Percy Ellis Sutton SEEK Program to a graduate who has given outstanding service to the program. John Conway Memorial Award Mark Kavanaugh 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 Stephanie Pietropaolo 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 Office of Disability Services to a graduating student with a disability who has made significant academic and social contributions to the College and the community. James Ortiz, Jr. Memorial Award Marilyn Williams 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 Herschel Jenkins 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 Olivia Tierno 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.

Student Government Student Service Awards/Students Marlon Cadore, Elizabeth Che, Lucila Farfan-Narcisse, Kelyn Potes Awarded by the CSI Student Government to students with considerable records of overall service to the campus and its community.

CSI FOUNDATION PRIZES Art Lucila Farfan-Narcisse, Alexandra Hunt Outstanding achievement by Art students. Creative Writing Michael Jamaleddine Outstanding literature by a student. Dramatic Arts Megan Jardine Outstanding achievement by a Dramatic Arts student. Music Ashley Gill, Adan Paz, Alan Rogozin, Denise Sergi, Linda Soria Outstanding achievement by Music students.

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) Magdalena Lubinski Nursing (Associate’s Degree) Maria Delrosario Nursing (Bachelor’s Degree) Barnabus Sudre Physical Therapy (Bachelor's/Master's Degree) Karen Cinquemani Costa, Amanda Gaal

Male Athlete of the Year Award Nicholas Zikos 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 Awards Christopher Bitetto, Eric Vega Giordano Awarded by the WSIA Board of Directors to graduating students whose outstanding service has promoted and improved WSIA, the College’s radio station.

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OTHER AWARDS Dolphin Award for Outstanding Service and Contribution to the College by a Student Elizabeth Che Awarded by the President upon the recommendation of a committee composed of students, faculty, staff, and administrators to students who have given outstanding service to the College. CSI Alumni Association Outstanding Student Leadership Awards Meagan Derbyshire, Matthew DiRusso, Jose Saltos 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 Samantha Agnese, Justin Atos, Toni Marie Bacala, Christopher Bitetto, Jurandir Chan, Lydia Chille, Teresa Ciaramella, Michael Costantino, Timothy Eng, Jie Fei, Elena Ghelan, Martin Hanna, Janice Kerrigan, Ann Mackey, Oluwatoyin Makinde, Francesca Messina, Naftuli Moster, Adriane Musacchio, Carolina Rose, Jessica Sloven, Christina Terracino, Nicole Wallace, Kimmy Yu, Ying Yu 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 Thomas Bryan, Dana Johnson, Kristin Thatcher, Benjamin Tirado AHRCNYC 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 Amram Averick, Rena Berkovits, Nicole Boffa, Katherine Brigandi, Patricia Cannizzaro, Bianca Cardaci, Andrea Cella, Anthony De Luca, Vanessa De Luca, Meagan Derbyshire, Michael Dibenedetto, Michael Evans, Christina Gioeli, Nicholas Gonzalez, Andrew Gursky, Peter Hannon, Robert Hargraves, Amira Hassan, Kaitlin Kelly, Kanika Khanna, Alina Kogan, Kristin Lamonte, Gabriella Leone, Phillip Ma, Cora-Ann O'Regan, William O'Regan, Nuwan Panditaratne, Todd Stein, Christopher Toscano, Stefanie Tozzi, John Troino, Christina Vicidomini 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 Brittany Abramo, Christopher Pietrunti, Kristina Sanzone, Elena Sverdlova, Nicole Zefferino The Teachers 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, 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.

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Graduates of The Verrazano School Honors Program Dalia Abdelsalam, Samantha Agnese, Stephanie Antonaccio, Jessica Arena, Stefano Bartolone, Catherine Basile, Arian Benvenuto, Mina Beshai, Christopher Bitetto, Doriane Bouobda Tchuenkam, Brittany Bugge, Andrew Capizzo, Sandra Chamoun, Teresa Ciaramella, Michael Cicero, Joanndeliz Cubero, Angelica Grant, Syeda Hussaini, Joseph Inigo, Alicia Jimenez, Katie Kapitan, Mark Kavanaugh, Stephen Klein, Deborah La Boy, Jessica Livan, Raymond Lormel, Noorelhoda Mahmoud, Wehmar Marks, Megan McCarthy, Viviana Milazzo, Jennifer Mistretta, Edward Mone. Evelyn Okeke, Lauren Palmieri, Paloma Palomba, Thomas Paragham, Amanda Percaccio, Nadoa Rahman, Briana Saccomanno, Marie Santora, Frank Semo, Michelle Shed, Kubra Shirazi, Adina Silber, Safina Skaf, Vincent Sottile, Jeffrey Szwaba, Christina Terracino, Olivia Tierno, Tara Tramutola, Michael Trimble, Chancelle Wakazadi, Michael Wallace, Nicole Wallace, Nicholas Zikos 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 course 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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