Hodges University recognizes 2010 students of the year

Hodges University recently recognized the outstanding students of 2010 at its 13th Annual Student Recognition ceremony. 

Leading the list of exceptional students is the 2010 Student of the Year Louise Ghigliotty, an Interdisciplinary Studies major. The Student of the Year is selected from the twelve Students of the Month, which are nominated by peers, staff or faculty. The honorees are selected for recognition by the Academic Committee.

In accepting the award, Ghigliotty praised the university and its staff. “I knew I had made the right choice in Hodges from the first day at my student orientation,” she said. “I knew that Hodges was an institute that would allow me to truly excel.  That first day I met (Dean of Students) Dr. Marcia Brooks, who not only embraced me as an individual but my drive to be involved and make a difference.  To this day, I get energized just walking into her office.

“Because of the experiences, support and empowerment I’ve received at this incredible university I finally know what I want be when I grow up!  I am extremely appreciative and proud of this amazing award.”

Individual programs of study will also present awards to exceptional students in the various programs at Hodges. At the Johnson School of Business, Gisela Chamberlin receives recognition in Accounting; Jason Fournier, Business Administration; Rosa Arreguin, Management; Courtney Murray, Master of Science in Management Program; Gillian Cummings-Beck, Master of Business Administration Program; and Lina Upham, Master of Public Administration Program.

The Nichols School of Professional Studies honored Nancy LaChance, Applied Psychology; Oscar Basora, Jr., Criminal Justice; Beth Trent, Interdisciplinary Studies; Darlene Mitchell, Legal Studies; Matthew Paul Pecheone, Master of Science in Criminal Justice Program; and Lauren Lane, Master of Professional Studies Program.

Awards in the School of Allied Health were presented to Michelle Faulhaber, Health Information Technology; Moises Lee, Health Administration; Dorothea Tocco, Health Studies; Silvana Sapone, Medical Assisting; and Joseph Tremonti, Master of Science in Health Administration Program.

In the School of Technology, awards were presented to Laura Nash, Computer Information Technology; Charles Cadman, Information Systems Management; Billy Thoelka, Master of Computer Technology Program; and Michelle Hudson, Master of Information Systems Management Program.

Dr. Ron Bowman, Dean of Students and Vice President of Student Development at Hodges, applauds these students’ efforts. “Each School has its own unique criteria in selecting a Student of the Year. The awards are not driven by the students’ GPA, but rather their demonstrated abilities both in and out of the classroom. The Student Recognition Ceremony is one of the highlights of the academic year, giving the University an opportunity to recognize these honor students for their diligence in pursuing academic excellence.”

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