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Lauren Vallee '18 Recognized as Eagle Awardee at 121st Commencement

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Lauren Vallee ’18, a forensic science major from Bristol, Connecticut, was announced as the recipient of the Eagle Award during our 121st Commencement.  

“I was so honored to have been the recipient of this award. I owe it all to the wonderful support system of faculty and staff that I had the pleasure to interact and grow with over the past four years,” Vallee said. “I'd like to thank my family and friends for supporting me and all that I've tackled throughout college, and I can't wait to see what the future has in store.”

Sponsored by Rev. Dr. Enzo V. and Mrs. Mary Lou DiGiacomo, the Eagle Award is presented to a traditional undergraduate student who has had a significant impact on the Bay Path community by exhibiting an overall positive attitude and demonstrating leadership in campus activities and athletics.

As a student, Vallee maintained a GPA of 3.95, consistently achieving Dean’s List recognition. She served as a peer mentor and tutor in subjects including organic chemistry; genetics; and cell and molecular biology, and was an Organic Chemistry Student Learning Assistant. Vallee also volunteered as an Admissions Student Ambassador, acquainting prospective students and families to the University campus and mission.

Beyond academic excellence, Vallee was a two-sport athlete who participated in volleyball and softball, and served as captain for both teams. She also fulfilled the important role of president of the Student Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC). Last year, Vallee was named the NCAA (National Collegiate Athletic Association) Division III Offensive Player of the Year, selected from more than 5,000 players across the entire nation. She and her Wildcats softball teammates took home the victory of the NECC (New England Collegiate Conference) championship. Vallee was recognized by the NFCA (National Fastpitch Coaches Association) with First Team All-New England Region honors, and received the NECC Female Student-Athlete of the Year Award.

In the fall, Vallee will begin a forensic science master’s degree program at the University of New Haven (Connecticut).