Celebrating Student Success at Honors Convocation

Celebrating Student Success at Honors Convocation

Friday, May 9, 2014

The annual honors convocation celebrates students scholars and high achievers.

The University of New Hampshire at Manchester will recognize the academic achievements of more than 130 students at Honors Convocation on Tuesday, May 13, 2014. Honors Convocation, one of the university’s largest academic ceremonies, gathers administrators, faculty, staff and students to celebrate academic success. The proceedings begin at 6:00 PM at the Executive Court Banquet Facility in Manchester, NH. UNH Manchester Associate Dean Daniel Reagan will lead the proceedings which include remarks from UNH Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Lisa MacFarlane. Humanities major and Presidential Scholar Jessica Bissett was selected as this year's student speaker. John Cerullo, professor of history and the 2014 Teaching Excellence Award recipient, will give the faculty address. The program includes recognition of 24 Presidential Scholars and 63 University Scholars. The program will also recognize students who have been invited to join Phi Beta Kappa and Phi Alpha Theta honor societies, as well as students who are receiving the following awards: Writing Across the Curriculum, Undergraduate Research Conference Awards, and Academic Program awards. Student speaker Jessica Bissett of Manchester plans to pursue a career in the field of human rights and social justice after graduation. This commitment emerged from her study of the efficacy of Truth and Reconciliation commissions and Restorative Justice as alternatives to Punitive Justice, subjects which formed her concentration on social justice. Bissett received the Humanities Book Award in 2012 and the Humanities Program Award in 2013. She was the 2014 recipient of the Dr. Margaret Pobywajlo Award for Diversity and Inclusive Excellence for her scholarly research in the field of social justice. At the 2014 Honors Convocation she will receive the Humanities Program Award and two Writing Across the Curriculum awards. The following students will receive awards for academic achievement in their undergraduate degree program: Presidential Scholars Presidential Scholars must have earned 100 credits by March 10, 2014, of which at least 64 are UNH graded credits, and have a 3.70-4.0 cumulative UNH grade point average. Joshua Anderson, BS, Computer Information Systems Jessica Bissett, BA, Humanities Eric Brunelle, BA, Business Jeffrey Bryk, BA, Business Anna Buchar, BS, Sign Language Interpretation Thomas Burton, BS, Electrical Engineering Technology Kathy Corey-Fox, BA, Politics and Society John Danis, BS, Mechanical Engineering Technology Thomas Duff, BA, Business Chris Ferris, BA, Business Yonatan GenaoBaez, BS, Electrical Engineering Technology Samantha Gonzales, BA, Biological Sciences Jinnea-Brianne Hebert, BA, Psychology Ashley Kennedy, BA, Biological Sciences Jeremiah King, BA, Psychology Quoc Le, BA, Psychology Elizabeth Mason, BA, Communication Arts David Meehan, BS, Computer Information Systems John Moscarito, BA, Psychology Angela Mudd, BA, Communication Arts Samuel O'Brien, BA, History Ilyssa Sherman, BA, Psychology Michelle Wnek, BA, Business Jessica Zappala, BA, English University Scholars Baccalaureate degree candidates must have earned 100 credits by March 10, 2014, of which at least 64 are UNH graded credits, and have a 3.20-3.69 cumulative UNH grade point average. Associate degree candidates must have earned 32 or more credits by March 10, 2014, of which at least 12 are UNH graded credits, and have a 3.20 - 4.0 cumulative UNH grade point average. Chandra Adhikari, BA, Biological Sciences Shane Allen, BA, Business Sophie Allen, AA, General Studies Audrey Ameen, BA, Biological Sciences Christopher Bouchard, AS, Business Administration Michael Brown, BS, Computer Information Systems Derek Burkhardt, BA, Biological Sciences Brianna Cameron, BS, Sign Language Interpretation Ronald Corkum, AS, Biological Sciences Catelin Couture, BA, Biological Sciences Daniel Dawe, BA, Business Jeffrey Deming, BS, Mechanical Engineering Technology Kenneth Drews, BS, Computer Information Systems Callie Ficek, AA, General Studies Nicole Gagne, BS, Sign Language Interpretation Brian Gailis, BS, Computer Information Systems Shayla Gannon, BS, Sign Language Interpretation Adam Gerhold, BA, English Matthew Gott, AS, Biological Sciences Kayla Halde, AS, Biological Sciences David Harrington, BA, English Kerrin Harrison, BA, Business Casey Hoefer, BS, Electrical Engineering Technology Peter Hood, AS, Business Administration Emily Hurst, AS, Biological Sciences Mark Isabelle, BA, Biological Sciences Marissa Johnston, BA, Biological Sciences Melissa Kent, BS, Sign Language Interpretation Kristin LeComte, BA, English Jennifer Lee, AS, Biological Sciences Curtis Lenz, BA, Communication Arts Joshua Linnane, BA, Biological Sciences Kayla Mackiewicz, BS, Computer Information Systems Joshua MacPherson, BS, Electrical Engineering Technology: Computer Technology Frank Marowitz, BA, Biological Sciences Matthew McBride, BS, Electrical Engineering Technology Thomas McCarthy, BS, Computer Information Systems Keegan McGuinness, BA, Humanities Stephanie McQuaid, BA, Biological Sciences Therese Mehrmann, BA, Biological Sciences Robert Merrill, BSET, Mechanical Engineering Technology Grant Michael, BA, Politics and Society Lisa Miserandino, BA, Biological Sciences Scott Mithoefer, AS, Biological Sciences Briana Nelson, BA, Communication Arts Alexandria Nicoll, BA, English Rebecca Nolan, BS, Sign Language Interpretation Eben Palazzolo, BA, Business Kelsey Perrin, AS, Biological Sciences Patrick Phair, BA, Communication Arts Jeremy Provencher, BA, Biological Sciences Tesia Sabat, BA, Biological Sciences Kelsey Sanborn, BA, Psychology Sean Schmidenberg, BA, History Sean Stafford, BA, History Marc Stanieich, BA, Biological Sciences Patrick Synan, BA, English, Politics & Society Valentin Vacariu, BS, Electrical Engineering Technology Sinisa Vidic, BS, Computer Information Systems Kiara White, BA, English Ramon Whitman, BS, Computer Information Systems Katelyn Williams, BA, Psychology Catherine Winter, BS, Sign Language Interpretation Program Awards Scott Webster, Biology Program Award Jeffrey Bryk, Business Program Award Elizabeth Mason, Communication Arts Program Award David Meehan, Computer Information Systems Program Award Yonatan GenaoBaez, Engineering Technology Program Award Patrick Synan, English, Politics & Society Program Award Samuel O’Brien, History Program Award Jessica Bissett, Humanities Program Award Jinnea-Brianne Hebert , Psychology Program Award Rebecca Nolan, Sign Language Interpretation Program Award Emerging Writer Award Melissa Jacob, general studies Writing Across the Curriculum Award Winners Jessica Bissett, humanities Mark Isabelle, biological sciences Rachel Meehan, English Keegan McGuinness, humanities Samuel O’Brien, history Galen Sturup, psychology Patrick Synan, English, politics & society History Program Book Awards Jessalyn Benson, history Raquel Gawron, history Humanities Program Book Awards Keegan McGuinness, humanities Jeffrey Ouellette, humanities Undergraduate Research Conference Awards Patrick Synan, Oral Presentations Raquel Gawron, Poster Presentations Michael Lang, Cinema Arts Presentations Brian Gailis, Computing Technology Poster Presentations Yonatan GenaoBaez, Engineering Technology Presentations Phi Beta Kappa Recognition Stephanie Cofrin, business Kaley Letendre, English Alexis Scargill, communication arts Phi Alpha Theta Recognition Jessalyn Benson, history Kevin DeNaro, history Mark Elliott, history Raquel Gawron, history Sean Lavelle, history Jacob Linxweiler, history Laura Maxwell, history Samuel O’Brien, history Thomas Rhoades, history Ryan Sanborn, history Katie Sarette, history Sean Schmidenberg, history Sean Stafford, history