Founder's Day Program to Honor 57 Scholars

A highlight of Rider’s Family Weekend is the Founder’s Day Awards Ceremony, a tradition that honors Rider’s top students as Andrew J. Rider Scholars.
Wednesday, November 3, 2010

A highlight of Rider’s Family Weekend is the Founder’s Day Awards Ceremony, a tradition that honors Rider’s top students as Andrew J. Rider Scholars. The award, named for the founder and first president of the institution, honors the top one percent of seniors, juniors and sophomores in each of Rider’s six academic colleges and schools – the College of Business Administration, the School of Education, the School of Liberal Arts and Sciences, the College of Continuing Studies, Westminster Choir College, and the School of Fine and Performing Arts – based on their grade point averages.

President Mordechai Rozanski will award certificates to 57 students during the ceremony, which will be held on Saturday, November 6, at 11 a.m. in the Student Recreation Center. Dr. Michael G. Curran Jr., professor of Teacher Education, will present the faculty address. Alexandra M. Ward, a senior communication and journalism major, will give the student address.

This year’s Andrew J. Rider Scholars are:

College of Business Administration

SeniorsJuniorsSophomores
Tatana Ceptova
Jesse L. Estok
Christopher J. Fuccello
John Holden
Stacey Penczak
Alexander Tavares Pinho*
Antonio Schiano-Lomoriello
Christopher Splaine*
Chang Sung Bae
Clarissa Beck
Anam Khan

 


College of Liberal Arts, Education, and Sciences
School of Education

SeniorsJuniorsSophomores
Angela Marie DiFranco*
Francesca DiMaria Leehive
Shannon Martin
Dana Nissen

Patricia Ashmore*
Brianne Bergen*
Sarah Levandowski

Jami Centrella
Yolanda Leon
Anthony R. Maddaluno


 

 

 


College of Liberal Arts, Education, and Sciences
School of Liberal Arts and Sciences

SeniorsJuniorsSophomores
Lauren Musumeci*
Amanda Walker
Alexandra Marie Ward**
Carey Young
Kristine Kelly
Brandi Lukas
Erin McCafferty*
Abigail Bentley-Cottam
Jessica Marie Canose
Megan Elgin
Thaiphi Luu

 


College of Continuing Studies

SeniorsJuniors
Lisa Franzman
Dawn McIntyre
Timothy A. Petro
Jeffrey Stratton
Amy Loux
William C. Smitheman Jr.
Jennifer Whiting

 


Westminster College of the Arts
Westminster Choir College

SeniorsJuniorsSophomores
Kathleen Echols**
Alexander Krenz
Anthony Serrao**
Di Zhao*
Alexander Glover
Hannah Guerra*
Maureen Hontanosas
Kristian C. Kohler
Thomas LaVoy
Rachael Lipson

 


Westminster College of the Arts
School of Fine and Performing Arts

SeniorsJuniorsSophomores
Melanie Andrejev
Natalie Beck
Matthew Cintron**
Brittany Santos*
Valerie Stevens*
Andrea Cocozza
James Lewis
Audrey Yeager

 


*   Second-year scholar

** Third-year scholar

Donald A. Steven, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, addresses last year's Andrew J. Rider Scholars.