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Mount Saint Mary College
Academic Convocation 3:30 p.m., Thursday, September 8, 2011
Aquinas Hall Theatre
Peter M. Olympia, Jr.
Member, Board of Trustees, Mount Saint Mary College
Peter M. Olympia, Jr. is a native of Newburgh, New York and currently resides in Dutchess County. He is a graduate of Fordham University and the former St. Patrick’s High School in Newburgh. Mr. Olympia spent most of his professional career as a senior banking executive and currently serves as founder and managing partner of Strategic Alliance, LLC, a consulting firm providing services to the banking industry. He has served as a trustee of Mount Saint Mary College for the past nine years and chaired its recent Development Program. He is also a director and treasurer for the Anderson Center for Autism, a residential school providing services to children and young adults on the autism spectrum. Mr. Olympia is a board member of Cub’s Place, an organization providing services to young children at risk. He served two tours of duty off the coast of Vietnam as a Surface Warfare Officer and was honorably discharged from the United States Navy as a Lieutenant. He currently serves on the Board of Trustees of the National Purple Heart Hall of Honor. In addition, he is Trustee and Administrator of the Peter M. & Edith P. Olympia Charitable Trust, a charitable trust established by his parents to support local educational, health and religious organizations. Previously, he served on the boards of the former Eastern Orange County Chamber of Commerce, the Museum of the Hudson Highlands, the former Poughkeepsie YMCA, and the City of Newburgh Lions Club. Mr. Olympia’s son, Peter III, who recently returned from a deployment to Afghanistan with the United States Army’s 86th INF Brigade resides in Fort Worth, Texas with his wife, Alexis, and son, Connor. Peter III works in admissions for the University of Arizona, while Alexis is an admission officer with Texas Christian University.
Alma Mater Above the mighty Hudson the stately Highlands rise, There Mount Saint Mary College our Alma Mater lies.
Teach us and make us wise that our life be well begun; Kindle our minds and hearts that our work be nobly done;
Facing the morning sun, now we in the time of our youth Welcome the light of knowledge and search for the height of truth.
Guide us to paths of service that we may share what you give; Help us to love Him better in Whose perfect love we live. — Fletcher-Cotter
Trumpet Tune, Marc-Antoine Charpentier
The Star Spangled Banner, Francis Scott Key
Fr. Francis Amodio, O.Carm. Chaplain, Director of Campus Ministry
Fr. Kevin E. Mackin, O.F.M., S.T.D. President
PETER M. OLYMPIA, JR.
Member, Board of Trustees, Mount Saint Mary College
Inaugural recipient of the Mount Saint Mary College Community Service Award.
Presentation of Deanâ€™s List Iris Turkenkopf, Ph.D.
Vice President for Academic Affairs
Presentation of Awards Closing Remarks BRIAN KLOSE â€˜13
President of the Student Government Association
Charles Zola, ph.d.
Director of Catholic and Dominican Institute, Assistant Professor of Philosophy
Organist and Music
Durward Entrekin, D.M.A. Professor of Music
Support Center Analyst, Information Technology Department
Master of Ceremonies Daniel Shea
Associate Professor of English
Alla hornpipe, G. F. Handel
Scholarships Charles T. Baus Memorial Scholarship
Established by Mary Baus Knight, class of 1988, in memory of her father, to provide scholarships to deserving Mount students.
Moira Rovere Bayer ’81 Memorial Endowed Scholarship
Established by Moira’s sister, CarlaLisa Rovere Kistner, her husband Bernard Kistner, family, and friends in her memory to provide scholarships to Mount nursing students.
Alexander Peguero Medrano
Made possible through a grant from the Anne F. Bourne Memorial Fund of the Community Foundation of Orange and Sullivan to support a student from Newburgh, NY.
Dieter W. Bussigel Memorial Award for the Arts
Established in memory of Dieter W. Bussigel, Vice President for Research, Planning and Technology at MSMC, by his wife, Dr. Margaret Bussigel and his family to recognize a student who demonstrated exceptional interest in the arts.
Eleonor Depold Memorial Endowed Scholarship
Established through a bequest from Eleonor Depold to provide scholarships to Mount nursing students.
Heather Knox Alexis Malloy
Lt. Colonel Joseph M. Desch Memorial Scholarship
Established by Dr. Elizabeth Scannell-Desch ’72 in memory of her husband to provide scholarships to students in the graduate nursing program.
Dominican Sisters Founders Endowed Scholarship
Established as a lasting tribute to Dominican Sisters Founders of Mount Saint Mary College, to provide scholarships to deserving Mount students.
Katie O’Leary Lisa Skinger
Dominican Sisters of Hope Endowed Scholarship
Established by the Dominican Sisters of Hope to honor the founders of Mount Saint Mary College.
Zakiya Abdus-Salaam Stephanie Conte Cassandra Gucciardo Kristian Komisar Caitlin Maiocco Meagan O’Gallagher Lisa Skinger
Christine Caban Sarah Favata Chelsea Hepburn Elizabeth Krupski Mary McEwan Samantha Pozzulo Stephanie Weaver
Ellen Cashin Leslie Fishman Danielle Kearns Christine Lauber Kyle Meditz Laura Santiago Jessica Wood
Dyson Foundation Scholarship
Made possible through a grant from the Dyson Foundation to support a student from Dutchess County who is enrolled in either the education program or nursing program at Mount Saint Mary College.
Frances G. Egan Memorial Endowed Scholarship
Established by Patricia Egan Procak in memory of her mother, Frances G. Egan, to provide scholarships to residents of New Windsor.
The James and Mary Gilhooley Endowed Scholarship
Established by Father James Gilhooley in memory of his parents, James and Mary Gilhooley, to provide scholarships to deserving Mount students.
George and Maria Girolame Endowed Scholarship
Established by Maria Girolame to provide scholarships for students majoring in nursing, biology, chemistry, or science education.
Vincent J. Gohring Scholarship Award in Chemistry
Established by his wife, Myrtle Gohring and daughter, Dr. Cathy Gohring, class of 1983, in Vincentâ€™s memory to recognize a student who has demonstrated excellence in the study of chemistry.
Gertrude Rowe Haight Scholarship
Established by Sandra, class of 1984, and William Haight in memory of Williamâ€™s mother, Gertrude Rowe Haight, a professional nurse, to provide scholarships to nursing students.
Bob Hope Endowed Scholarship
Established through a gift from entertainer, Bob Hope.
Dr. Hedwig Just Scholarship
Established by the MSMC Teaching Faculty Association in memory of Dr. Hedwig Just, professor of history from 1963 to 1975, to provide a scholarship to a deserving student entering his/her senior year.
Bernice J. & Walter J. Hornibrook Memorial Endowed Scholarship Established by Bernice J. Hornibrook to provide scholarships to deserving female students.
Crystal Berry Ciomara Dominguez
Sara Collins Ashley Hastings Madeline McQuade
Bridget Costello Catherine Lipsky
Roy C. and Marion L. Ketcham Endowed Scholarship
Established through a bequest from Roy C. Ketcham to provide scholarships to deserving Mount students.
Made possible through a grant from KeyBank to provide a scholarship to a deserving Mount student who is a resident of New York State.
Norma Jean Lawson Memorial Endowed Scholarship
Established as a memorial to Norma Jean Lawson, an employee in the Financial Aid Office of Mount Saint Mary College, to provide scholarships to deserving students.
Dr. Edith Lessor Endowed Scholarship
Established through a bequest from Dr. Edith S. Lessor, professor of chemistry at Mount Saint Mary College, to provide scholarships to students majoring in a natural science.
Sister Mary Assumpta Mazza P.B.V.M. Endowed Scholarship
Established by Dr. John T. Reilly, professor of history at Mount Saint Mary College, as a lasting tribute to Sister Mary Assumpta Mazza, professor of history at the Mount from 1960 to 1983. The scholarship is awarded to an incoming freshman majoring in history, political science, and/or a social science.
McDonald Family Scholarship
Established by Eileen McDonald Sassmann, class of 1966, in honor of her family, to provide scholarships to deserving female students from Dutchess County.
Mid-Hudson Chapter of the Institute of Management Accountants for Excellence in Accounting Scholarship Established through a gift from the Mid-Hudson Chapter of the IMA to recognize a student who demonstrated excellence in management accounting.
The Stephen M. McCarthy ’00 Memorial Endowed Scholarship
Established by Stephen and Christine McCarthy in memory of their son, Stephen M. McCarthy, a 2000 graduate of the Mount’s communication arts program, to provide scholarships to students majoring in communication arts.
Mary Y. and Lawson H. Miller Memorial Endowed Scholarship
Established by Mary Miller Ligo to provide scholarships to deserving Mount students.
Newburgh Lions Club Endowed Scholarship
Established by the Newburgh Lions Club to provide scholarships to Mount students majoring in a health-related field who are residents of Newburgh or New Windsor.
Marissa A. Pica ’83 Memorial Endowed Scholarship
Established in memory of Marissa, a 1983 graduate of the Mount’s nursing program, by her mother, Jennie Pica, family, friends, and classmates to provide scholarships to nursing students.
Carolyn Rich Memorial Endowed Scholarship
Established by Anne Wolfe Rich, class of 1971, and John Rich, in memory of their daughter, Carolyn, to provide scholarships to Mount nursing students.
Joyce Weishaupt Santoro Memorial Endowed Scholarship Established by Mrs. Joseph Weishaupt in memory of her daughter, Joyce.
Teresa D. Zoleski Memorial Award
Established by Benjamin H. Zoleski in memory of his wife, Theresa, to recognize a Mount student for artistic excellence in the visual arts.
Vassar Brothers Medical Center Nursing Scholarship Established in memory of Sandra Mazzie.
Who’s Who Junior Award
Deanâ€™s List, Spring 2011 The Deanâ€™s List recognizes full-time students who achieve a minimum grade index of 3.5 out of a possible 4.0
Emily Adinaro Angel Aguilar Louis Algiere Michael Amanti Nora Ames Paul Amodio Michelle Anander Michael Anello Toni Angelo Jennifer Angileri Alexandra Antonelli Elissa Antonovich Chelsea Armitage Dorothy Arner Shamika Ashley Monica Azzaro Sara Baloga Michelle Barone Daniel Barrow Daniel Beers Carolyn Bell Rachel Berglund Michelle Bernardino Pradeep Bhagwandeen Melissa Bird Rasheed Blake Emily Blew Brittany Bloomer Melissa Blough Eric Boesch Karen Borst Brittany Botta Christopher Boydston Steven Broschart Angela Broyles Lauren Brunetti Anne Bruscino Michael Buffamante Kerry Burke Christine Caban Jaclyn Caio Christina Campisi Joseph Canary James Cardinale Natasha Carmona Deborah Carroll ToniAnn Cervone Paul Cherubino Lisa Chevola Ryan Churchill Cristina Cluen Jaime Cocco Christine Coffey Bradley Conklin
William Connors Dana Conroy Giuseppe Conte Stephanie Conte Nicole Corbett Alexis Coronato Makenzie Cortes Bridget Costello Allison Cowan Francesco Criscuolo Rebecca Crookston Sara Cutie Theresa Dabroski Amanda Dally Matthew Darling Bethany Deer Michael Del Rosso Stefanie Del Rosso Elizabeth Del Vecchio Alana DeTone Veronica Devers Daria DiBono Deanna Dicaprio Christopher DiRusso Anthony DiVincenzo Erica Doherty Neely Dolan Cinthia Domingues Patricia Donlon Breanna Doolittle Gregory Dowling Sean Dudzik Amanda Duffy Sania Duplessis Allyson Dutcher Dayna Dwyer Katie Dwyer Nathaniel Dziuba Diana Ellefsen Ashley Elmendorf Courtney Elmendorf Felecia Elting Efrain Esquivel-Orozco Jane Farino Sarah Favata Tara Fehringer William Fells Amanda Fenn Bridget Fielder Arthur Finch, III Samantha Fiorentino James FitzGerald Sandra Flowers Matthew Formby
Matthew Fowler Lily Frank Daniel Gaetano Randy Garcia Jennifer Giannelli Stephen Gida Tara Gilardo Stephanie Gilmartin Jessica Giordano Shannon Gjersvik Larissa Gluszak Caitlin Goff Amy Goldstein Vincent Goncalves Jacqueline Governale Steven Grande Megan Green Emily Gregory Jennifer Gregory Jennifer Gregory Skye Gregory Ashley Griswold Gail Hammer Alexsis Harris Christina Hartlett Allison Hasse Nicole Havrilla Rania Hawa Sarah Heines Brian Heitman Joseph Henain Nestor Hernandez Jennifer Higgins Donald Hiland Rose Hinton Sierra Hotaling Alexander Hudson Shemel Jackson Sarah Joseph Kaitlin Joyce Julia Karsten Adam Kean Danielle Kearns Rebecca Kenol Katie Ketterer Lauryn Kilker Elizabeth Kissam-Horaz Ivy Kissi Heather Knox Kristian Komisar Victoria Korycki
Dean’s List, Spring 2011 The Dean’s List recognizes full-time students who achieve a minimum grade index of 3.5 out of a possible 4.0
Leah Kotzur Jessica Krawec Katherine Kuhfahl Jordan Kupperblatt Kevin LaBanca Laura Lamica Shannon LaRocco Christine Lauber Tyler Laufersweiler Taylor Law Elizabeth Leist James Lellis Anya Leon Patricia Liardi Catherine Lipsky Kristen Locicero Cheryl Lovelace Kimberly Luis Lauren Macaluso Shawn Maher Nicole Maiorano Alexis Malloy Jennifer Maloy Sarah Mannino Rebecca Manpel Jeremiah Markuson Jessica Marsden Thomas Martelli Cynthia Martins Lindsey Massaro Toni-Ann Mastando Karen McCaffrey Katie McCollum Tara McDermott Mary McEwan Shannon McLoughlin Michael McNicholas Kelly Mead Kirstyn Melick Michelle Mendez Kathleen Menton Heather Merrill Kelsey Miley Antoinette Mirdita Jessica Mlinar Stephanie Morey Brian Morgan Rachel Morse Linnea Mowat Matthew Mucci Stephanie Mulder Kristin Mullarkey Jessica Muniz Gabriela Murphy-Goldberg Kathleen Nagengast Phyllis Nardella
Juliette Nelson Jasmine Nunez Michael O’Connor, Jr. Katie O’Leary Kaitlyn O’Malley Colleen O’Neill Melissa O’Neill Leanne O’Reilly Lindsey Oro Cierra Ortiz Paul Ortiz Thsura Otway Matthew Pagano Meredith Paggi Alexi Pascale Jessica Perk Kristin Phillips Cassandra Pinter Nicholas Pinto Shannon Plouffé Samantha Post Michelle Powers Dean Purdy Jeremias Ramos Grant Reichert Tara Reilly Daniel Rexhouse Jenna Ricciardi Amy Rice Brandi Ripa Kristina Roberts Jill Robinson Christopher Rollin Kristina Rosselli Sarah Rossi Marie Rotter Jennie Rouleau Kerrin Rowe Stephanie Rugar Alyssa Russo Faith Rutnarak Colleen Ryan Rachel Sangalli Andre Santa Vanessa Saravia Alyssa Scagnelli Melanie Scheetz Veronica Schneider Amanda Schreiber Jennifer Schulze Rebecca Schwartz Christopher Schweitzer Lindsay Searle Rebecca Seepersad Nicole Setter Danielle Seyler
Nicholas Sheehan Rachel Shene Daniel Sherfey Stephanie Siglin Christina Silva Derek Sirico Ellen Slocum Lori Sommer Vanessa Sorrentino Ashley Soules Jennifer Spina Christa Spisso Meghan Stackpole Timothy Stauder Halley Stevens Kimberly Stewart Brittany Stokes Christopher Stone Kathleen Struzinski Christopher Tabaszewski Charlotte Terry Mallory Tewksbury Marc Thomas Katharine Tischer James Tompkins Christina Torino Kaitlin Torrales Jillian Torre Michael Toscano Nure Useinoski Amanda Vagnone Rebecca Van Duzer Samantha Venditti Matthew Vetere Carrie Victoria Veronica Vignolesi Erica Vollano Christina Vona Ashley Waligroski Sandra Wamsley Alyssa Watkins Stephanie Weaver Jennifer Weber Amanda Westhelle Nicholas White Annemarie Whiting Zakiyah Williams Jessica Wood Helen Woodhull Victoria Wresilo Amanda Zaccardi Nicole Zazzero Justina Zendrian
The 52nd Annual Academic Convocation ceremony was held at Mount Saint Mary College on Thursday, September 8, 2011.