Happy May … Only one week left until the semester is over. That means graduation is almost here for many of you and travel, vacation and relaxation for others. To all the graduates, good luck in your future endeavors and to those departing students and faculty … see you next fall!
Congratulations to our star student-athletes … 37 student athletes were honored at the second annual Student-Athlete Recognition Awards Show last week: Seniors Kira Harvey and Matt DiCerbo took home top honor of Blue & White Athlete of the Year. Male and female Scholar-Athlete of the Year was awarded to men’s soccer player Joey Maxson and women’s soccer goal keeper Kelsey Butler. Roberto Francioni of the men’s golf team was awarded Mr. Fighting Knight while Tashina Bailey, a four-year member of the women’s basketball program took home Mrs. Fighting Knight. Freshman Thalie Carmigniani was presented with the 2013 Newcomer of the Year award. Play of the Year was awarded to baseball players Mike DiOrio, Jason Matusik and Kyle Radziewski for a play that was featured on ESPN’s top plays of the day and week in the 2012 spring season. Baseball player Anthony Boza also took home an individual award for Best Game Performance when he hit three home runs in a game against nationally-ranked Alabama-Huntsville, including the game-winning walk-off home run. Best Championship Performance went to men’s soccer’s Jack Winter, who recorded three goals and three assists for nine points during the team’s national championship run. Individual sports award winners listed here.
Congratulations to Leadership Award winners … Student Employee of the Year – Justin Deering; HRL RA of the Year – Phil Allison; HRL CA of the Year – Gabby Regalado; Rec-EE Awards - Ashley Nazario and Chad Habig; Shining Stars – Miguel Antunes,,Aura Cruz,Yasser Farha, Dylan Graves Mohamed Khomeis, Katie Lemmon, Christelle Mehu, Charles Michelson, Loise Pimentel, Elisa Pisana Lori Reynolds, Mimi Trinh, You Yu and Bel Zelaya; Silent Leader – Phil Allison; LU Spirit Award – Lizzy Raffa; Knights Cup – Sigma Sigma Sigma; Most Improved Organization of the Year – Best Buddies; Organization of the Year – Law and Justice Club; Knight Award (Outstanding New Student) – Kevin Studer; Male Student Leader of the Year – Gary Pelletier; Female Student Leader of the Year – Ashley Cacicedo; Snyder Schloar Award – Anne Marie Van Casteren.
The place to be … Professor Priscilla Boerger and education majors Nicolas Betancourt and Sarah Aitchison were at the 2013 Future Educators of America (FE) conference in Orlando last weekend on a recruiting mission selling Lynn as the place to be. With 850 high school students from across the country there, that was a good move!
To the Point … 15 CIC students of Professor Denise Belafonte-Young recently visited a live taping of Professor Robert Watson’ show “To The Point” with veteran anchor Michael Williams aired on Sunday mornings on WPTV news channel 5 at 10 a.m. Students were given a tour of the facility were exposed to the “real world” of programming from program director Bernadette O’Grady, who herself was a graduate of Lynn when it was the College of Boca Raton. Questions about how to move from the classroom to the newsroom in all aspects from production to journalism were explored from the anchors, production team, personnel and engineers.
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