2016 CPS Awards and Convocation

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Four CPS graduates wait to process in to the Convocation Ceremony. From left to right: Yvonne Poorman-Taylor, Jason Caruso, Colleen Di Cecco, and Thomas O'Dennis

The month of May has been filled with firsts for the College of Professional Studies, including the first annual CPS Awards Dinner—which celebrated Paralegal graduates, Alcohol and Drug Counseling certificate graduates, and Alpha Sigma Lambda (ASL) Honor Society inductees–, the first class of official CPS graduates, and the inaugural CPS Convocation Ceremony. Each event brought a greater sense of community within the College and reinforced what we already knew…that our students persevere and persist and take pride in their studies regardless of obstacles in their path. The challenges our adult students face are many and varied, from family obligations to job responsibilities and everything in-between. It makes celebrating their achievements and graduation that much more thrilling, and 2016 was truly one to celebrate!

In addition to celebrating CPS graduates and ASL inductees, Sam DiLullo and Angela Heinbach were also honored.

Professor DiLullo was honored for his dedicated service to Villanova as the longtime Paralegal Program Coordinator. This was his last semester as the coordinator. His leadership over the years has played a key role in making the CPS paralegal program one of the most highly respected in the region.

Angela Heinbach, Executive Administrative Assistant to Dean Tyksinski, was awarded the first Steve Merritt Award in honor of the late Villanova University Dean of Enrollment Services. The Dean’s choice award was presented to Ms. Heinbach by Steve Merritt’s former colleagues for her humble service to Villanova and her commitment to live out the Villanova virtues of Veritas, Unitas, Caritas. Congratulations to both Professor DiLullo and Ms. Heinbach!

Below are the names of our ASL inductees, CPS graduates, Alcohol and Drug Counseling Certificate graduates and paralegal certificate graduates:

Alpha Sigma Lamda
Inductees
CPS Graduates Drug & Alcohol Counselling Certificate Graduates Paralegal Graduates

Michael Robert Bambrick

Grace Evans Beck

Sandra Mosquera-Davidson

Nancy Mott, EdD

Sabrina C. Navarro

Mackenzie Thomas Swartz

Deborah J. Tyksinski, PhD

Ann Marie Walsh

Willie Abney, Bachelor of Business Administration         

Richard Ball, Bachelor of Business Administration

Mike Bambrick, Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies
in Media and Technology

Barbara Breznicky, Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies
in Leadership Studies

Tanya Brumbaugh, Bachelor of Arts in History

Jason Caruso, Bachelor
of Arts in General Arts

Maria Coan, Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies
in Leadership Studies

Kevin  Culliton, Bachelor of Business Administration in Accountancy

Sandra Davidson, Bachelors of Interdisciplinary Studies
in Information Systems

Colleen Di Cecco, Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies
in Leadership Studies

Jillian Dry, Bachelor of Business Administration   

Michelle Duncombe, Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies
in Information Systems

Gabrielle Glenn, Bachelor of Arts in General Arts

Tanja Gustafson, Bachelor of Arts in Psychology

Richard Hall, Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies in General Studies

Thomas Halpin, Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies in Information Systems combined Master of Science in Sustainable Engineering

Alexandra Hoslter, Bachelor of Arts in Human Services

Susan Leighton, Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies in Media and Technology

Bruce Lord, Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies in Leadership Studies

Julius Lyons, Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies in Leadership Studies

Charlotte Mandracchia, Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies in General Studies

Michael Morris, Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies in General Studies

Kevin Morse, Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies in Information Systems

Sabrina Navarro, Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies in Leadership Studies

Thomas O'Dennis, Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies in Media and Technology

Matthew Ollerton, Bachelor of Business Administration  

Yvonne Poorman-Taylor, Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies in Leadership Studies

Darrell Robinson, Bachelor of Arts in History

Jennifer Smith, Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies in Leadership Studies

Ann Marie Walsh, Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies in General Studies

Karen Worsnup, Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies in Information Systems

Joshua Zysk

Courtney Dulin

Leslie Holt

Jacqueline Johnston

Marlena Morrow

Gregory Bates

Christopher Caltabiano        

Kim Kenefick

Laura Lent

Martin Santiago         

Christine Gadonas    

David Stenson

Erin Ward     

John Cappello           

John Henry   

Kathleen Fecile         

Kara Gannon            

Dana Sheefer 

Parjinder Singh         

Percy Sweeting          

Kathy Griffin 

Taylor Anderson

Justin Boyer

Meghan Cakalli

Melanie Conroy

Lauren Fehnel

Kathy  Gerhart

Margaret Gibbons-Lashendock

James  Graham

Anne Gramiak

Hannah Grinwis

Gabriella Harris

Miles Hartl

Austin Jacoby

Alexa Kane

Kevin Kennedy

Allison            Kerns

Olivia Kolditz

Alysa Mayo

Jessica Needles

Christopher Nelson

Janelle Netzer

Janelle Netzer

Amelia Odenthal

Molly O'Neill

Rosemary Orrichio

Christina Palandro

Lauren Park

Kristina Philpot

Georgia Reiner

Ella Sampoli

Jennifer Samson

Hedda Schmitt

Leo Schwartz

Amy Simmons

Donald Spadel

Christopher Sponsler

Catharine Steller

Moriah Taylor

Joshua Vadaketh

Edward Wiest

Jennifer Yost

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