2020 Honors Convocation Ceremony

Based on federal and state guidance, we have made the determination that it will be necessary to cancel this year's Honors Convocation ceremony due to COVID-19. Please check with the respective faculty moderators for the most up-to-date information on how to receive Honors cords and certificates. Deans' award recipients should check with their respective Dean's office on how to receive their Dean's Award recognition.


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(The Honors Convocation ceremony has been cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic)

ProcessionalBeverly Coulter, DMA
Fine Arts Department
Master of CeremonyPawena Sirimangkala, PhD
Co-Chair, Honors Committee
University MarshallLeticia Vega, PhD
Chair, Faculty Senate
InvocationFr. Cristóbal Torres Iglesias, OP
University Chaplain
WelcomeJohn D. Murray, PhD
Sigma Tau Delta Writing Awards
Deans’ Awards
Alpha Chi
Delta Epsilon Sigma
Kappa Gamma Pi
Concluding RemarksMike Allen, PhD
RecessionalBeverly Coulter, DMA
Fine Arts Department

Writing Awards

Sigma Tau Delta Writing AwardsAndrea Greenbaum, PhD
Lillian Schanfield, PhD
Faculty Co-Sponsors
Poetry CategoryFirst Place: Emely Centeno
Title of Entry: An Abstract Dancer
Major: Finance
School of Business
Fiction Category: Flash FictionHonorable Mention: Emely Centeno
Title of Entry: A Night of Fun
Major: Finance
School of Business
Essay CategoryFirst Place: Shomari Harris
Title of Entry: What’s So Odd About Uneven Numbers
Major: Biology Pre-Med
College of Arts and Sciences

Deans’ Awards

College of Arts and SciencesKaren Callaghan, PhD, Dean
Sciences and Mathematics
Lilyveth Mesa, Bachelor of Science in Biology and Bachelor of Science in Chemistry
Humanities and Fine Arts
Michidael Ceard, Bachelor of Arts in English with Specializations in Professional Writing and Literature
Social and Behavioral Sciences
Mateo Gomez, Bachelor of Science in Political Science and Bachelor of Arts in Broadcast and Emerging Media

Antonio "Toni" Rodriguez, Bachelor of Science in Political Science
College of Nursing and Health SciencesJohn McFadden, PhD, Dean
Maria Lindsay, Bachelor of Science in Nursing
School of BusinessJoan Phillips, PhD, Dean
Stefano Cammarota, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with Majors in Management and International Business
School of EducationJill Farrell, EdD, Dean
Maegan Cuesta, Bachelor of Science in Education with Specialization in Exceptional Student Education
School of Professional and Career EducationChristopher Starratt, PhD, Interim Dean
Katherine Fitz-Henley Wilson, Bachelor of Science in Administration
School of Social WorkPhyllis Scott, PhD, Dean
Joshua Holzworth, Bachelor of Social Work

Honor Societies

Alpha ChiCarol Warner, EdD
Christopher AmorAngela DuffSavannah Parker
Merlyn AsencioAiyana GonzalezPatricia Pearson
Michidael CeardDavid GrumneyRoberto Quintero
Denise CentenoDarion HigdonMonica Sanchez
Johania CharlesDerek JaffeTalia Sessel
Robert ChiainoAndy KempShenaqua Stringer
Charles CreamerJorge LinaresRudelyne Volcy
Maegan CuestaZuzanna MaciejewskaKatherine Fitz-Henley Wilson
Chantalle DelgadoLilyveth Mesa
John DiMariaLeonel Miclis
Delta Epsilon SigmaMaria Margarita Nodarse, PhD
Merlyn AsencioDevin DavisOsahon Obayagbona
Krystal M. Barrios Cynthia DieguezNmachi Okere
Britania CameronAdriana FranchiSarah Ruiz
Denise CentenoAdolfo GarcíaAnastasiia Samokhvalova
Maegan CuestaJoshua HolzworthDai'Jonnai Smith
Mayalisa CousinsAlissa LopezKristal Thomas
Nelson CubasSandra Novoa
Kappa Gamma PiJosé-David Padilla, OP, SThD
Merlyn AsencioJohania Charles
Krystal BarriosMayalisa CousinsAngela Duff
Angela DuffMaegan CuestaAlissa María López
St. Catherine MedalJosé-David Padilla, OP, SThD

Anastasiia Samokhvalova
Majors: Accounting and Finance

Antonio "Toni" Rodriguez
Major: Political Science

Honors Committee

Marie-Michele Beauchesne, PhDSchool of Business
Leah Hutton Blumenfeld, PhD Moderator, Phi Eta Sigma
College of Arts and Sciences
Lawrence Byrne, PhDCollege of Arts and Sciences
Javier Gonzalez, PhDCo-Chair, Honors Committee
School of Education
Shannon Heard, CCPCollege of Nursing and Health Sciences
Maria Margarita Nodarse, PhDModerator, Delta Epsilon Sigma
College of Arts and Sciences
José-David Padilla, OP, SThDModerator, Kappa Gamma Pi
St. Catherine Medal
College of Arts and Sciences
Pawena Sirimangkala, PhDCo-Chair, Honors Committee
College of Arts and Sciences
Ronica Subramoney, PhD, RNCollege of Nursing and Health Sciences
Carol Warner, EdDModerator, Alpha Chi
School of Professional and Career Education
Ashley Wright, MSWSchool of Social Work