Local Residents Earn Academic Honors at Dominican College Honors Convocation

On November 19, 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:

Cara Bailey-Ludwig of  Haverstraw  NY   received a red tassel and was inducted into Alpha Chi

Michael Canzona of  Tappan  NY   was inducted into Alpha Chi

Alexandra DiMarco of  Tappan  NY   was inducted into Alpha Chi

Eileen Mary France of  Suffern  NY   was inducted into Alpha Chi

Courtney Gorman of  Suffern  NY   was inducted into Alpha Chi

Michael Grella of  West Nyack  NY   was inducted into Alpha Chi

Sr. Thobile Gumede of  Blauvelt  NY   received a white tassel and was inducted into Alpha Chi

Ashley Keane of  West Nyack  NY   was inducted into Alpha Chi

Brittany Kohl of  Bardonia  NY   received a gold tassel and was inducted into Alpha Chi

Jennifer McLane of  Stony Point  NY   was inducted into Alpha Chi

Elger Montesclaros of  Bardonia  NY   received a red tassel and was inducted into Alpha Chi

Sr. Nokwanda Mosia of  Blauvelt  NY   received a white tassel and was inducted into Alpha Chi

Kristin Smith of  Sloatsburg  NY   was inducted into Alpha Chi

Alicia Wilson of  Pomona  NY   received a red tassel and was inducted into Alpha Chi

John Caputo of  Chestnut Ridge  NY   received a white tassel

Kristine Cortes of  Congers  NY   received a white tassel

Courtney Gorman of  Suffern  NY   received a white tassel

Michael Mezzio of  Stony Point  NY   received a white tassel

Melissa Montalvo of  Garnerville  NY   received a white tassel

Daniel Roncace of  Valley Cottage  NY   received a white tassel

Renee Roncace of  Valley Cottage  NY   received a white tassel

Rachelle Schneider of  Nanuet  NY   received a white tassel

Dan Justin Simpelo of  New City  NY   received a white tassel

Maria Tingson of  New City  NY   received a white tassel

Anna Vorse of  Nyack  NY   received a white tassel

Elana Marinelli of  Suffern  NY   received a red tassel

Melissa Shurman of  West Haverstraw  NY   received a red tassel

Rachel Joyce Simpelo of  New City  NY   received a red tassel

Karen Wolf of  New City  NY   received a red tassel

Christy Woods of  Tappan  NY   received a red tassel

Gladys Anne Alonzo of  Nanuet  NY   received a gold tassel

Erika Dunn of  West Nyack  NY   received a gold tassel

Chaya Lapp of  Spring Valley  NY   received a gold tassel

Michael Lemon of  Stony Point  NY   received a gold tassel

Kareen Phillips of  Spring Valley  NY   received a gold tassel

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 Stephanie Nova of The Bronx, NY. The Sr. Miriam Catherine Nevins Award for outstanding promise was awarded to Kristine Cortes of Congers, NY.