2011-2012 Students Recognized for Achieving Academic Excellence

The 2012 Academic awards have been given in all four Champlain College Divisions, the CORE and Champlain College Online at. Please join me in congratulating the following students recently recognized for achieving academic excellence in their Academic Divisions - Robin Abramson, Provost and Chief Academic Officer


DIVISION OF BUSINESS

Awarded to senior students who, over four years, have demonstrated their accomplishments through their academic grades, campus activities and community service.

Accounting:

  • Kaj Beck-Andersen
  • Patrick DiMambro
  • Adam Kayhoe
  • Bryanne Nisbet
  • Emily Quinn

Business:

  • Andrew Chung
  • Alexandra Cota
  • Victoria Feller
  • Shannon Maynard
  • Hannah Long

Hotel / Restaurant Management:

  • Molly Beaudin

International Business:

  • Nicole Baker
  • Maureen Mitchell

Marketing:

  • Amy Lieblein
  • Allyson Locke
  • John Ziemlak

STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS

Awarded to outstanding second and third year students.


For the Division:

  • Adam Rowe — Alan Newman Scholarship
  • Taylor Bentz — Rita Shangraw Scholarship
  • Nicholas Caruso — Dean's Scholarship
  • Joseph Perron — Business Excellence Scholarship

Accounting:

  • Andrew Shaubach — Gallagher, Flynn & Company Scholarship
  • Linda Mallo - Grippin, Donlan & Pinkham Scholarship
  • Ashlie Delphia — KPMG David Coates Scholarship
  • Jennifer Martin — Accounting Excellence Scholarship
  • Jennifer Sullivan — Accounting Excellence Scholarship

American Hotel & Lodging Educational Foundation Awards:

  • Madelyn Smith
  • Talulla Sparke
  • Sadie Stone
  • Makayla Warren

DIVISION OF COMMUNICATION & CREATIVE MEDIA


Broadcast & Streaming Media:

  • Darin Boutet — Outstanding Senior
  • Kane O'Neill — Outstanding Undergraduate

Communication:

  • Devon McGarry — Outstanding Senior
  • Melissa Sheketoff — Outstanding Senior
  • Olivia Perek — Outstanding Undergraduate

Digital Filmmaking:

  • Nick Galante - Most Excellent Senior
  • Thomson Nguyen — Most Excellent Cinematographer
  • Ryan Sheetz — Most Excellent Cinematographer
  • Chris Tremblay — Most Excellent Filmmaker
  • Evan Gloeckner — Most Excellent Producer
  • Nick Galante — Most Excellent Screenwriter

Game Art & Animation:

  • Brandon Phoenix — Highest Academic Performance - Senior
  • Dylan Rainville — Highest Academic Performance - Overall
  • Marguerite Dibble — Distinguished Community Leader

Game Design:

  • Taylor Hadden — Highest Academic Performance - Senior
  • Zach Bohn — Distinguished Community Member

Professional Writing:

  • Ashley DeFelice — Creative Non-Fiction
  • Christian Belekewicz — Fiction
  • Josh Anthony — Poetry

Public Relations:

  • Lauren Palazzo — Outstanding Senior
  • Anya Frans — Outstanding Undergraduate

Champlain Current Awards:

  • Elizabeth Crawford — Erik Esckilsen Leadership Award
  • Elizabeth Crawford — Reporting
  • Jillian Towne — Column Writing
  • Rachel Salois — Column Writing

Champlain Theatre Awards:

  • David Bender — MVP
  • Kayleigh Blanchette — Best Actor in a Champlain Theatre Production

Design Achievement Awards:

  • Kaitlyn Bouchard
  • Devan Brancard
  • John Brown
  • Emily Snyder

Emergent Media Center:

  • Allyson Baker — Aurora Award
  • Taylor Hadden — Extragalactic Award
  • Nicole Thayer — Fusion Award
  • Connor Norman — Interstellar Award
  • Carl Affinati — Luminosity Award
  • Matt Adamec — Magnetosphere Award
  • Gunther Fox — Nova Award
  • David Ferro — Quasar Award

Essence of Creative Media Award:

  • Tevin Wiggins

Excellence in Traditional Arts:

  • Eric Pollock

Hall Communication Radio Merit Award:

  • Jeff MacLean

Heminge & Condell Publishing Award:

  • Michael Garris

Nichelle Nichols Convergent Media:

  • Alexa Ercolano

Outstanding Language Learner:

  • Daphne Tuccitto — French
  • Justin Brunet — Japanese
  • Julia Haass — Spanish

Sonic Arts Achievement Award:

  • Chris Tremblay

Visual Arts Award:

  • Elizabeth Minor

Vermont Association of Broadcasters Scholarship:

  • Kane O'Neill

Willard & Maple Awards:

  • Devan Brancard — Art
  • Elizabeth Crawford — Creative Non-Fiction
  • Dan Ritter — Editorial Excellence
  • Michael Varraso — Editorial Excellence
  • Kristen Orlando — Fiction
  • Eric Bieber — Poetry

Master in Fine Arts (MFA) in Emergent Media Awards:

  • Shaina Lurie Ambassador
  • Kevin Murakami Outstanding Fellow
  • Stephen Keetle Outstanding Mentor
  • Coby Brownell Program Exemplar

DIVISION OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY & SCIENCES

Computer & Digital Forensics:

  • Timothy Fernalld — Distinguished Student Achievement
  • Ethan Fleisher — Peer Nominated Outstanding Student
  • Daniel (DJ) Palombo — Peer Nominated Outstanding Student
  • Giovanna DiSipio — Senator Patrick Leahy Center for Digital Investigation Leadership Award


Computer Information Technology:

  • Benjamin Mace — Outstanding Sophomore
  • David Watkins — Outstanding Junior
  • Ian Davis — Outstanding Senior
  • Derek Izor — Web Development & Design Outstanding Senior

Computer Networking & Information Security:

  • Jonathan Ferretti — Outstanding Student
  • Kristen Cormier — Academic Achievement Award
  • Benjamin Virgilio — Systems Administration Award

Computer Science & Innovation:

  • Allison Harrow — Overall Excellence Award
  • Alex Tardif — Academic Achievement Award
  • Anthony Urena — Rising Star Award

Game Programming:

  • Christopher Brough — Excellence in Game Programming
  • Jesse Ferland — Excellence in Game Programming
  • Thomas Francis — Excellence in Game Programming

Radiography:

  • Stan Tribble — JRCERT
  • Neal Albert — Lambda Nu
  • Brittani Green — Lambda Nu
  • Stan Tribble — Lambda Nu
  • Allison Woytowich — Lambda Nu


Mathematics:

  • Alexander Beauchesne — Excellence in Mathematics

"Foundations 4 Success" Scholarship:

This scholarship is sponsored by Union Street Media. The student receives $1,000 each year (as long as the student continues meetings the criteria):

  • Andrew Tougas — Union Street Media Merit Scholarship

George Bradford Excellence Award:

Presented to a student who demonstrates excellence in citizenship and academics. This award is named in memory of a longtime member of Champlain's technical faculty-George Bradford:

  • Matthew Brand

Dean's Award:

This award is funded by Dean Ali Rafieymehr. This is given to a selected student based on academic achievement and service. The recipient receives $1,000 for the following year towards his/her cost of education:

  • Allison Harrow

DIVISION OF EDUCATION & HUMAN STUDIES

Criminal Justice:

  • Mason Weston — Rising Undergraduate
  • Stefanie Welling — Outstanding Senior

Education:

  • Joshua Tubbs — Rising Undergraduate in Early Childhood and Elementary Education
  • Jessica St. Louis — Outstanding Senior in Early Childhood and Elementary Education
  • Mackenzie Bensko — Rising Undergraduate in Secondary Education
  • Kendra Pillsbury — Rising Undergraduate in Secondary Education
  • Matthew Myers — Outstanding Senior in Secondary Education

Environmental Policy:

  • Rebecca Carlson — Rising Undergraduate
  • Grace VonRabenstein — Rising Undergraduate

Legal Studies:

  • Alexandra McGreal — Rising Undergraduate
  • Paige Rolfe — Rising Undergraduate

Psychology:

  • Shelby Dickinson — Rising Undergraduate
  • William McCue — Outstanding Senior

Social Work:

  • Hannah Toof — Rising Undergraduate
  • Ana Dempsey — Outstanding Senior

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