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This Year’s College Cocurricular Award Winners Include Three 2007 Skookum Award Honorees

Posted May 22, 2008

skookumcocurric.gifThe acknowledgements just keep coming for some graduating students: on April 26, three 2007 Alumni Association Skookum Award Honorees received more accolades during the College’s Cocurricular Awards ceremony at Rivers Memorial Hall.

Gina M. Magliozzi ’08, pictured with Student Association President Lila West (left) and Dean of Students Richard M. DiRuzza, received the Andrew J. Mulcahy Jr. Student Leadership Award. Deana L. Ste. Marie ’08 earned the Student Association Student Life Award, and James E. Tierney ’08 was presented with the Parents Association Student Citizenship Award.

The three Skookum honorees were among 18 outstanding members of the campus community to earn Cocurricular Awards. The Alumni Association presents Skookum Awards annually to graduating seniors who have demonstrated excellence in academics, cocurricular activities, athletics, volunteer work, and community service.

Magliozzi, of Burlington, MA, graduated on May 17 with a degree in political science. The Andrew J. Mulcahy Jr. Student Leadership Award is given to a student who has held a position of elected or appointed leadership, demonstrated a notable contribution to the organization that was served, and exemplified outstanding characteristics and ideals of leadership. The student also must have a cumulative average of 3.00 or higher.

Ste. Marie, of North Troy, VT graduated with a degree in political science. The Student Association Student Life Award is given in recognition of volunteer service to the College and to a student who has had a direct impact on improving the quality of student life.

Tierney, of Champlain, NY, graduated with a degree in economics. The College announced the winners of the 2008 Cocurricular Awards. The Parent Association Student Citizenship Award is given to a student who demonstrated significant contributions to student life throughout their tenure at the College.


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