Honors and Awards announced


During the annual Honors Convocation on April 13, 2014, Alvernia University students and faculty members received awards for exceptional work. >>See photos

Faculty Awards:


Lindback Foundation Award 
Donna Yarri, Ph.D.

Sister Donatilla Award
Constance Twyman, MSN, RN

Teaching Excellence Award
Victoria Williams, Ph.D.

Holleran Center Outstanding Partner Award
Kevin Burns, BS, CHO

Saint Bernardine Faculty Award
Allison Althouse, MBA
Father Michael Danczak, D.P.M.
Joseph Swope, MA 

University Awards

Franciscan Peace and Justice Awardph: award
Kaila Marie Druetto 

Holleran Center Community Engagement Award
Brandi Nicole Loga

Holleran Center Outstanding Service Award

Kacie Lee Tokarski

O'Pake Graduate Fellow in Leadership
Sean Cullen 
Tracey Woodruff Brown

O’Pake Institute Undergraduate Leadership Award
Meredith Ann Beavers
Cristina Arinet Urena
Nora B. Walsh

Outstanding Scholar Athlete Award
Dillon Stephen Emery
Samantha Elizabeth Penk

Saint Ignatius Award
Anthony William Calpino

Senior Scholar Award
Ryan Cupo 

The Fromm Interfaith Award
Kevin Shainline

College of Arts & Sciences Department Awards

English, Communication and CIS 

Alvernian Award for Editorial Leadership
Francesca Teresa Lampe

CIS Internship Award
Matthew Joseph Fura

Margaret Oberoltzer Lawrence Award for Excellence
Sydney Blair Glasmyre

Sigma Tau Delta Henry Miller Award
Chelsea Anne Prosser

Academic Excellence in CIS Award
Chelsea Anne Prosser

Fine & Performing Arts 

Alvernia University Concert Band Award
Anthony William Calpino
Alicia Buchman

Frances J. Thomas Theatre Award
Fajjr Khan


Outstanding Student in the Humanities 
Alexandra Nydza Aloia

High Acheivement Award
Alexandra Nydza Aloia


Academic Excellence Award
Cristina Arinet Urena

Clinical Excellence Award
Alexis M. Way

Leadership Award
Kaila Marie Druetto

Research Excellence Award
Melissa Ann Baro
Service Award
Tatiana Foronda

Science & Math 

American Chemical Society Award
Alexandra Nydza Aloia

Frank Podczasy Award
Aaron Brian Benusis
Brandi Nicole Loga

Sr. Alodia Outstanding Lab Assistant Award
Brandi Nicole Loga


College of Professional Programs Department Awards


Allied Health & Human Services

Academic Excellence Award
David Michael Sloan

Dr. Phyllis Hay Research Award
Kellie Anne O’Donnell

Outstanding Behavioral Health Academic Award
Diane Yvonne Lillington

Outstanding Social Work Academic Award
Janelle Teresa Frank

Outstanding Social Work Field Placement Award
Alisa Nilda Calvo
Rachel Carmella Gimber

Paul J. Marr, MD Athletic Training Scholarship Award
Jessica Marie Poole


ACBSP Student Leadership Award
Paula Andrea Beltrán Franco

Excellence in Business Award
Ashley Nicole Bakley

Excellence in Management Award
Brandon Brian Bateman

Excellence in Marketing Award
Alyss K. Reinsel

Excellence in Sport Management Award
Dillon Stephen Emery

Institute of Management Accounts - Reading Chapter Award
Ashley Pearl Bauscher

SHRM Berks County, Outstanding Student Award
Edwin Manuel Torres

Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants Award
David Neiman 

The Jennie J. Palkon, nee Lis and John S. Palkon Scholarship in Business Award
Rory Clemens

Criminal Justice 

Academic Excellence Award
Amanda Marie Cannon

Internship Award
Alisa Ann Greco

Saint Michael the Archangel Award
Amy Elizabeth Kuhrmann

Sister Pacelli Award 
Kerry Elizabeth Cain


Outstanding Undergraduate Education Major
Kathleen Patrice Pursel

Outstanding Undergraduate Student Teacher
Sheri Leann Kaufman


Excellence in Community Health Nursing Award
Gabriela Marie Formando

Leaders in Learning Award
Jessica Lynn Weiss

Nursing Excellence Award
Shelby Lynne Hickox

Nursing Leadership Award
Emily Elizabeth Young

Outstanding Clinical Performance Award
Brock Ryan Cromleigh
Brittany Nichole Yocum

Spirit of St. Francis Award
Sara M. Hartline

The Jennie J. Palkon, nee Lis and John S. Palkon Scholarship in Nursing Award
Samantha Rabuck 

Occupational Therapy 

Bachelor of Science in Health Science Academic Excellence
Elizabeth Ann Bonn

Bachelor of Science in Health Science Clinical Excellence
Jaclyn Cory Brown

Bachelor of Science in Health Science Service Award
Marissa Dianna DiMarco

School of Graduate & Adult Education Awards


Founding Dean’s Award
Gabrielle Marisa Baylor

Master of Arts in Community Counseling Award of Excellence - Main Campus
Caitlin N. Herb
Barbara E. Olsen

Master of Arts in Community Counseling Award of Excellence - Philadelphia Center
Donna Marie Brown-Cade

Master of Arts in Community Counseling Clinical Advancement Award - Main Campus
Heather Susanne Dixon Brock

Master of Arts in Community Counseling Clinical Advancement Award - Philadelphia Center
Danielle Davis

Master of Arts in Community Counseling Professional Counseling Award
Tonia Marie Knight

Master of Arts in Liberal Studies Academic Excellence & Civic Engagement Award
John Emmette Bey, Jr.

Master of Science in Nursing Leaders in Learning Award
Wendy Lynn Ertel
Maia Frederick

Master of Science in Occupational Therapy Award of Excellence
Nicole Lindsey Pettit

Outstanding Master in Business Administration Award
Jason Ivar Aizkalns

Outstanding Master of Education Award
Abdul H. Ghani

Adult Education

Behavioral Health Crusader Award
Maria Isabel Garcia

Behavioral Health Director’s Award
Randall Melvin Flood

Betty Ford Center Academic Award - Main Campus
Angela Marie Clymer

Betty Ford Center Academic Award - Philadelphia Center
Monica Ariana Santiago

Caron Treatment Centers Award
Melissa Yvonne Tagert

Criminal Justice Academic Excellence Award - Philadelphia Center
Thomas H. Wright

Director’s Award - Philadelphia Center
Alex Martinez

Director’s Award - Schuylkill Center
Mark Christopher Denchy

Leaders in Learning Award
Nancy Anne Eckert
Shelly L. Farmer 

Outstanding Academic Achievement Award
Dawn Carol Brady

Social Work Academic Award
Moises Alexander Rodriguez

Social Work Field Placement Award
Anna Maria Kerak

Spirit of St. Francis Award
Amy Elizabeth Beller


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