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2020 Marcia Conrad Award Recipients

Congratulations to all our 2020 Award Recipients

Welcome Message

Dr. Melissa Morriss-Olson, Provost & Vice President of Academic Affairs



Maroon Key Awardees
presented by Peter Testori, Associate Dean of Learning Resources & Academic Support Services
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School of Education, Health & Human Sciences:

Madisen Bang
Brittani Barry
Elizabeth Buel
Janelee Morales Colon
Gertrude Daniels
Liz Franqui
Madison Harakles
Aimee Heinze
Latonia Hornsby
Mariah Jacobsen
Katie Kang
Sophia Kerr
Yekaterina Levchyk
Sarah Mccarthy
Elizabeth Murphy
Jessica Nowacki
Katherine Piekos
Kathleen Ponce
Sarah Power
Rachel Robinson
MacKenzie Walat
Jennifer Yekel

School of Liberal Studies:

Makayla Francis
Megan Griffin

School of Science & Management: 

Bridget Bunce
Savanna Cary
Haley Cimini
Casandra Connell
Brianna Culver
Angelia Falzone
Joanna Feliciano
Theresa Gelinas
Angela Gnall
Carina Gomes
Alyssa Gonneville
Ashley Gurney
Brooke Higgins
Brianna Jarvis
Jasmine Jimenez
Jozzlynn Lewis
Morgan Lyall
Kayla Mello
Camila Molina
Sarah Norton
Cassidy Nuccio
Josephine Orrick
Natalie Remiszewski
Bailey Roberto
Ruth Rosario
Samantha Rubacha
Jenna St. Jean
Marlene Tapia Reyes
Brianna Tittarelli
Leonora Torres
Rebekah Walker
Celest Welch
Aryanna Wiggins-Gamble

 


Student Government Award: New Club of the Year Award Recipient: Art Club
presented by Jozzlynn Lewis, SGA President



Team Award: Volleyball Team: Khalia Albury, Lydia Clifford, Marissa Courchesne, Kyarah Gaston-Feliciano, Talia Hicks, Emily Holcomb, Tayla Hutchings, Delaney Ivas, Kiana Ortiz, and Lisa Sikop
presented by Dr. Dave Wallace, Faculty Athletic Representative and Professor of Psychology & Steve Smith, Director of Athletics



Honors Program Award Recipients: Alexandria Kendall, Taylor Dudek,  and Hannah Varghese 
presented by Dr. Robert Surbrug, Director of the Honors Program and Associate Professor of History



Campus Theme Essay Contest Award Recipients:
Traditional Undergraduate Award Winners: 

Dez Chapman is someone who has gone through life-changing events growing up in the DCF system. He was adopted at the age of eight. He is a first-generation general psychology major who was born and raised by his adoptive single mother in Hartford, Connecticut for the past 11 years. Although Dez has encountered a lot of unusual and life changing events in his life, he uses those journeys to inspire those around him. This story reveals his journey of finding his identity in a society who looked at the world in pink and blue.

Allison Zaczynski is a Professional Writing major in her senior year at Bay Path University. She is an enthusiastic writer, presently working on several projects of her own. Allison is a proud member of Poets for the Planet, an environmental group using their talents to advocate for our Earth. She is a registered yoga instructor, and founded her own wellness business, Peace Bound Retreats LLC, in 2018. Allison is grateful to Bay Path University for offering support, guidance, and an abundance of opportunities. 

Download Allison Zaczynski's Essay Here

Graduate Program Award Winner:
Carol Ermis is a part-time MFA student in Bay Path’s Creative Nonfiction program. She manages an orthopedic surgery practice in Austin, Texas, where she lives with her husband and two daughters. Carol plans to write a full-length memoir about the topics she talks about in her essay "In Sickness and In Health."

The American Women' College Award Winner:
Elizabeth Starck is the proud mother of a beautiful 4.5 year old boy. She will be graduating from The American Women's College with a degree in Foundations of Counseling. She is hoping to start graduate school in the fall and she works as a recovery coach and a peer specialist. She is an advocate for mothers and anyone that needs help finding their path to bravery and strength. She wants to work to rid the world of judgment and stigma surrounding mental health and addictions. She hopes to be a change agent in the way we support mothers.



Freed First-Year Writing Scholarship Award Recipient: Julia Duffy
presented by Dr. Brenda Hardin Abbott & Dr. John Jarvis



Legal Studies Award Recipient: Kellie Cormier
presented by Dr. Gwen Jordan, Chair of Undergraduate Justice and Legal Program



The CATIC Foundation Award Recipient: Leonora Torres
presented by Dr. Gwen Jordan, Chair of Undergraduate Justice and Legal Programs



John J. Kull Criminal Justice Award Recipient: Chelsey Johnson
presented by Dr. Gwen Jordan, Chair of Undergraduate Justice and Legal Programs



Education Undergrad Community Service Award Recipient: Cynthia Mead
presented by Dr. Jennifer Stratton, Coordinator of Undergraduate Education and Associate Professor of Education 



Beginning Teacher of the Year Award: Undergrad Recipient: Emily Rogers
presented by Dr. Jennifer Stratton, Coordinator of Undergraduate Education and Associate Professor of Education



Psychology Undergrad Program Service Award Recipient: Rebekah Walker
presented by Dr. Kathryn Wiezbicki-Steven, Chair of Undergraduate Psychology Department, Director of Pre-OT Studies & HHS Programs



Psychology Undergraduate Academic Award Recipient: Elizabeth Buel
presented by Dr. Kathryn Wiezbicki-Stevens, Chair of Undergraduate Psychology Department, Director of Pre-OT Studies & HHS Programs



Thomas G. Carr Occupational Therapy Award Recipient: Sarah McCarthy
presented by Dr. Kathryn Wiezbicki-Stevens, Chair of Undergraduate Psychology Department, Director of Pre-OT Studies & HHS Programs



Women in STEM Honors Mentoring Award Recipient: Carol Sanchez Santana
Women in STEM Honors Excellence in Research Award Recipients: Yananshalie Sanchez and Tenzin Tsepal
presented by Dr. Gina Semprebron, Professor of Biology and Director of the Center for Excellence for Women in STEM 



Biomedical Scholar Research Award Recipient: Justine Murphy
presented by Dr. Yadilette Rivera-Colon, Assistant Professor of Biology and Undergraduate Research Program Coordinator
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Bashevkin Center Award for Excellence in Peer Tutoring Recipients: Justine Murphy and Josephine Orrick
presented by Ms. Surbhi Patel, Executive Director of Student Academic Support Services & Ms. Erin Boutin, Coordinator of Student Academic Support Services
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School of Education, Human and Health Sciences Award Recipient: Elizabeth Murphy
presented by Dr. Liz Fleming, Dean of the School of Education, Human, and Health Sciences
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Division of Research and Academic Resources Dean's Award Recipient: Abigail Joseph
presented by Peter Testori, Associate Dean of Learning Resources & Academic Support Services and Assistant Coordinator of Title IX
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School of Science and Management Dean's Award Recipient: Carol N. Sanchez Santana 
presented by Dr. Thomas Loper, Dean of the School of Science and Management
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Thomas G. Carr Award Recipient: Madison St. Marie
presented by Dr. Kristine Barnett, Vice Provost of Academic Affairs and Dean of the School of Liberal Studies
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Dr. Jeannette T. Wright Leadership Award Recipient: Jamie Meehan 
presented by Dr. Melissa Morriss-Olson, Provost & Vice President of Academic Affairs



Carol A. Leary Service Award Recipient: Amber Baush
presented by Dr. Melissa Morriss-Olson, Provost & Vice President of Academic Affairs



Susanne Churchill Award of Excellence for Women in STEM Recipient: Priscilla Villalona
presented by
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Closing Message

Dr. Carol A. Leary, President, Bay Path University



Many thanks to everyone who made this year's celebration possible, including Robyn Rawson, Greg Kowalewski, Anne Chapdelaine, and the Student Life Team, and all the faculty and staff presenters! An extra-special "thank you!!" goes out to Jodie Baker, without whom this and so many of our celebrations would not be possible!