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Student Leadership Banquet

  • Friday, April 26, 2019
  • 4:00 p.m.
  • Bertschi Center and Technology Commons
Order of Events

Welcoming Remarks

Maggee Carrara

SGA President


Welcome Address

Dr. John Mills

College President

Presented by Maggee Carrara

SGA President


Keynote Speaker

Ms. Kristy Magee

Career Services Director

Presented by Veronica Scott

Student Leader


Opening Prayer

Katie Carrara

Student Leader






Individual Program Recognition


Theatre Program Recognitions

Nathan Magee

Associate Professor of English and Theatre Director


Mission, Service and Ministry Awards

Christina Koren , Amy Kanich, Brianna Baker, and Bethany Hanzir

Mission Integration & Community Engagement; Campus Ministry


Student Leader & Advisor Recognitions

Sarah Klawinski

Director of Student Activities


Orientation and Move-in Recognitions

Sarah Klawinski

Director of Student Activities


NSLS Awards

David Regala and Christina Koren

NSLS President and NSLS Advisor


Residence Life Recognitions

Dakota Bocan

Assistant Director of Residence Life


Student Ambassadors Recognition

Alli Bennett

Admissions Counselor


Mount Aloysius Academic Preparation Program (M.A.A.P.P.) Recognitions                 

Jenna Weyandt

Academic Advisor


Belltower Recognitions

Dr. Jessica Jost-Costanzo

Assistant Professor of English


Student Accounting/Vita Recognitions

Amanda Heatwole

Student  Accounting Society and VITA


Delta Epsilon Sigma’s “National Writing Contest” Recognition

Dr. Francis Rholf

Assistant Professor of Religious Studies/Coordinator Religious Studies




Student Club and Organization Recognition

Tyler Harrington Award

Recognizes the commuter student who is most involved in campus life, trying to make a positive difference in the Mount Aloysius Community. Tyler Harrington was a Criminology student and Vice President of the Criminology club who died in a car accident in 2006. This award is presented in his honor

Emerging Leader Award

Awarded to an outstanding first year or transfer student who has made noticeable contributions to student life on campus

Unsung Hero

Recognizes those individuals who have exhibited the highest standards of involvement and who have made positive behind the scene and vitally important contributions to the Mount Aloysius Community.

Most Improved Organization of the Year

Recognizes the organization, which has shown the most dynamic growth in programming, leadership, structure, involvement and the most positive changes from the last academic year.

Program of the Year

Recognizes an outstanding program that has added positively to the Mount Aloysius Community.

School Spirit Award

Recognizes the club/organization or individual(s) who have consistently shown support and enthusiasm at events that have contributed to campus morale and Mountie Pride.

Advisor of the Year Award

This award is presented to the club/organization advisor who has gone above and beyond the basic requirements of the advisor position.  The advisor should have exhibited the following qualities: attendance and involvement with group activities; establishment of rapport with organization officers; supports and acts as a resource for members; and assists the group in achieving their goals.

Community Service Award

One student organization will be recognized for making a significant contribution “in service for and with others.”  Their service will have advocated, educated and/or supported the community in a manner that best represents the mission of Mount Aloysius.

Student Organization of the Year

Recognizes the organization that has demonstrated outstanding efforts and whose members have exemplified true leadership through charitable efforts, campus involvement and programming

Club Advisor President
Art Club Dr. Don Talbot Alyson Corey
ASL/English Interpreting Club Dr. Frank Sankey/Kimberly Robertson Catherine Cox
Belltower Dr. Jessica Jost-Costanzo
Biology Club Dr. Crystal Goldyn Lana Maniakhina
Bowling Club Jenna Weyandt Jessica Bello
Business Club Dr. Jodi Blubagh Jaden Hood
Campus Activity Board Sarah Klawinski and Will McCabe Veronica Scott
Campus Ministry Amy Kanich
Cheerleaders Meghin Pettenatti Jewlyn Kamrud and Brinn Reph
Comic Book Club Dr. Jessica Jost-Costanzo Dakota Steele
Criminology Club Dr. Elizabeth A. Mansley Emily Goldyn
Dance Team Sandra Nypaver Alexis Cowburn
International Club Dr. Jane M. Grassadonia Shamia Pitard
Medical Imaging Club Medical Imaging Department Grace Peachey and Hannah Ruby
Military Service Members Matthew Arsenault Mayra Rupert
Mounties for Memories Danielle Vandenbergh Josh Harker and Alexis Hicks
National Society of Leadership &
Christina J. Koren David Regala
Nursing Student Organization Alrene Gorsuch Keith Bukowski
Paranormal Club Dr. Daniel Anderson Nicholas Lineman
Pennsylvania State Educators Assoc. Dr. Marilyn Roseman Katie Ellenberger
Ping Pong Club Dr. Crystal Goldyn Nicholas Centar
Psychology Club Dr. Antoinette Petrazzi-Woods Virginia Hillman
PTA Club Dr. Emily Houseknect, PT, DPT, CEEA, GCSS Kaleigh Norris
Residence Hall Association Dakota Bocan Summer Hayes
Rotaract Club Christina J. Koren Saige Perry
Saudi Student Organization Dr. Theresa Spanella Ali Alzahrani
Student Accounting Society/VITA Amanda Heatwole
Student Athletic Advisory Club Danielle O’Leary Pete Smerecky
Student Government Sarah Klawinski Maggee Carrara


Special Thanks To:

  • President John Mills
  • Patricia Ireland
  • Carla Nelen
  • The Board of Trustees
  • Jane M. Grassadonia
  • Jenn Fritz
  • Enrollment Management
  • Bookstore
  • Campus Police and Safety
  • Information Technology
  • Metz Culinary
  • Physical Plant and Housekeeping
  • Support Center
  • Communications Department
  • Division of Student Affairs
  • Office of Finance and Administration
  • Office of Mission Integration
  • The Sisters of Mercy
  • Everyone who submitted nominations
  • Everyone who serves as a leader on this campus!
  • Everyone who advises a club!
  • Everyone who chooses to get involved and to make a difference!


Photo of Belltower in Front of Blue Skies