Local Residents Earn Academic Honors at Dominican College Honors Convocation

On November 21, Dominican College students were recognized for academic achievement at the College’s annual Honors Convocation. During the Honors Convocation Ceremony, students who were named to the Dean’s List for one or more complete years were awarded a symbol appropriate to academic excellence, the tassel that graduates wear during commencement.
These distinctively colored tassels signify the sustained quality of their academic work at Dominican. White tassels were awarded for superior achievement for one complete academic year. Red tassels were awarded for exceptional accomplishment in College studies for two complete academic years. Gold tassels were awarded to those students who have maintained outstanding academic records for three complete academic years. Honors Convocation also includes induction of students into Alpha Chi, the national honor society. These students have pledged themselves to both scholarship and service. Membership is limited to the top 10 percent of an institution’s juniors, seniors, and graduate students.
The following local residents were recognized:
Kristen Donnelly of Sloatsburg was awarded a gold tassel
Sarah Dugandzic of Suffern was awarded a gold tassel
Joshua Pilgrim of Hillcrest was awarded a gold tassel and was inducted into Alpha Chi
Demy Sebastian of New City was awarded a gold tassel
Gladys Anne Alonzo of Nanuet was awarded a red tassel and was inducted into Alpha Chi
Joseph Carlo of Garnerville was awarded a red tassel
Casey Donohue of Salisbury Mills was awarded a red tassel
Kerianne Dudley of Nanuet was awarded a red tassel
Erika Dunn of West Nyack was awarded a red tassel and was inducted into Alpha Chi
Jennifer Eisenberg of Congers was awarded a red tassel
Brittany Kohl of Bardonia was awarded a red tassel
Chaya Lapp of Spring Valley was awarded a red tassel and was inducted into Alpha Chi
Michael Lemon of Stony Point was awarded a red tassel
Geethika Madhusudhanan of Spring Valley was awarded a red tassel
Kevin Medina of Valley Cottage was awarded a red tassel
Deirdre O’Reilly of Stony Point was awarded a red tassel
Kareen Phillips of Spring Valley was awarded a red tassel
Bethany Stevens of Stony Point was awarded a red tassel
Jennifer Woolley of Stony Point was awarded a red tassel
Kamila Wysocki of Spring Valley was awarded a red tassel
Jordyn Banks of New City was awarded a white tassel and was inducted into Alpha Chi
Janice Berwick of Pearl River was awarded a white tassel
Jennifer Campbell of West Nyack was awarded a white tassel
Michael Canzona of Tappan was awarded a white tassel
Kathleen Corbett of Nanuet was awarded a white tassel
Elizabeth Correale of Stony Point was awarded a white tassel
Nikki Culianos of Pomona was awarded a white tassel
Heather Eisenstadt of New City was awarded a white tassel and was inducted into Alpha Chi
Kinga Fontanilla of Spring Valley was awarded a white tassel
Adam Garcia of Stony Point was awarded a white tassel and was inducted into Alpha Chi
Michael Grieco of Valley Cottage was awarded a white tassel
Camille Hamlet of New City was awarded a white tassel
Tara Hanratty of Congers was awarded a white tassel
Christina Hennessy of Pearl River was awarded a white tassel and was inducted into Alpha Chi
Angela Hill of Garnerville was awarded a white tassel
Brittany Hitchings of Pomona was awarded a white tassel
Ashley Keane of West Nyack was awarded a white tassel
Matthew Landes of Tappan was awarded a white tassel and was inducted into Alpha Chi
Fredrew Lebrun of Pomona was awarded a white tassel
Althea March of New City was awarded a white tassel
Pasquale Marciano of Congers was awarded a white tassel
Elana Marinelli of Suffern was awarded a white tassel
Kathleen McCarthy of Nanuet was awarded a white tassel
Elger Montesclaros of Bardonia was awarded a white tassel
Maricrys Popolizio of Nanuet was awarded a white tassel
Kelly Prisco of Valley Cottage was awarded a white tassel and was inducted into Alpha Chi
Jason Reyes of Pomona was awarded a white tassel
Samantha Rivera of Garnerville was awarded a white tassel and was inducted into Alpha Chi
Alanna Rooney of New City was awarded a white tassel
Ioannis Roussos of Sloatsburg was awarded a white tassel
Jason Schmidt of Valley Cottage was awarded a white tassel
Melissa Shurman of West Haverstraw was awarded a white tassel
Christopher Speno of West Nyack was awarded a white tassel
Keenah Stewart of Nyack was awarded a white tassel
Laura Towey of New City was awarded a white tassel
Karen Victoria of New City was awarded a white tassel and was inducted into Alpha Chi
Alicia Wilson of Haverstraw was awarded a white tassel
Karen Wolf of New City was awarded a white tassel
Christy Woods of Tappan was awarded a white tassel
Phyllip Augustin of Pomona was inducted into Alpha chi
Stephanie Chapman of Wesley Hills was inducted into Alpha chi
Brianna Lalji of Pomona was inducted into Alpha chi
Kathryn Scherf of Sparkill was inducted into Alpha chi
Alpha Chi student leadership at Dominican College and their faculty advisors have created two annual awards – one for the new member of the honor society who has most notably shown commitments to both scholarship and service, and the other for a student who, after his or her first year, has shown promise of such commitments. This year the Dr. John Lounibos Award for outstanding commitments to the Dominican College Chapter of Alpha Chi was awarded to Heather Breittholz of Wallkill, NY. The Sr. Miriam Catherine Nevins Award for outstanding promise was awarded to Camille Hamlet of New City, NY.