The College of Continuing Studies established the Ann Giovanelli Awards in memory of Ann Giovanelli, an alumna whose battle against cancer did not prevent her from reaching her dream of earning a Rider degree. Ann graduated from Rider summa cum laude in December of 2006, and passed away shortly thereafter.

This award is given annually to a student who achieves excellence in the classroom while overcoming significant life’s challenges and to a faculty member who exhibits Rider’s commitment to adult learners.

Award Recipients
Student Award Recipients
Faculty Award Recipients
Marcia N. Leach
Dr. James Riggs, Professor of Biology
Ashley Blum
Dr. Patrick Chmel, Professor of Theater

In addition to the Ann Giovanelli Awards, each year, College also recognizes those students who achieve the highest GPAs in Associate or Bachelor’s degree programs, or demonstrate other significant achievement.