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Senior Awards Recognize Class of 2021 Standouts


One of the anticipated moments of the end of the year at Endicott College is the annual Awards Ceremony, designed to celebrate the graduating class and influential faculty of the year prior to their formal commencement.

The Award Ceremony is a time to recognize the many accomplishments of our exceptional students here at the Nest. All of today's recipients have made significant contributions to the Endicott community. They have excelled in academics, athletics, and in co-curricular involvement, and we are so grateful for everything these students have done during their time at Endicott.

The College honors and pays tribute to the Class of 2021, the following awards have been announced:

Deans Awards
Academic Excellence Award
Thesis Awards
Campus Leadership Awards
Faculty of the Year

Deans Awards

Award Description: The Deans awards are given to students who have excelled academically and have engaged in the school/department and/or major by participating beyond the classroom experience. The Deans Award recipients are leaders in their discipline and offer inspiration to others in their major, department, and school.

Academic School Honoree Program
Arts & Sciences Alexa Brown
Daniel Calnan
Pierce Klein
Criminal Justice
Applied Mathematics
Curtis L. Gerrish School of Business Stephen Solimeno
Eric Wells
Accounting & Finance
Communication Alexis Reishus  Marketing Communication/Advertising 
Education Haleigh Cirrone Elementary Education
Hospitality Management Lauren Bek Hospitality Management 
Nursing Hannah French  Nursing
Sport Science Jennifer Briscoe
Tommy Compararto
Alyssa Velez
Athletic Training
Sport Management 
Exercise Science
Visual & Performing Arts Jaymie Caponigro
Jenna Gamello
Ashlyn Young
Graphic Design
Art Therapy
Interior Design

Academic Excellence Award

Winner: Samuel Alexander, Associate Professor, English

Award Description: The Academic Excellence Award recognizes an exemplary member of the faculty for outstanding teaching, scholarship, and service to the college over the past year.


Thesis Awards

Award Description: The Thesis Awards are given to the top projects who are exemplary in five elements: a) identifying and framing the problem or central idea, b) thorough exploration and elucidation by documentation c) clear and executable strategy using techniques, d) executes the strategy appropriate to the discipline e) and presentation of original work in a professional manner befitting the field.

Honoree Thesis Program
Cailin Cleary

The impact of Type II diabetes on the oral microbiome

Biology/Biotechnology, School of Arts & Sciences

Devin Chaganis Pizza Stock  Digital Media, School of Communication
Sabrina Tosto

Inclusion of LGBTQ Content and Literature in English Language Arts Classrooms and its

Effects on Student Advocacy 
English & Secondary Education, School of Education
 Carola Terreni Can emotional regulation and contemplative training improve the emotional regulation in a group of Argentine schoolteachers? Psychology, Van Loan School of Professional Studies

Campus Leadership Awards

Crista Alfano
Lindsay Campbell
Christopher Cole
Kelly Dillon
Hunter Gillis
Catherine Glennon
Hiroki Koda
Emily Licciardi
Max McIlquham
Yoshiatsu Murata
Emily Nestor
Michael Rainone
Alexis Reishus
Abigail Robinson
Connor Sackos

Award Description: The Campus Leadership Awards recognize graduating students for their contributions beyond the classroom in areas of leadership, activities, community service, volunteerism, military training achievements, and cross-cultural appreciation and understanding. These students have distinguished themselves by not only leading but also inspiring others to lead.

Scholar Athlete Award

Adrianna Favreau
Matthew McDevitt

Award Description: The Scholar Athlete Awards recognize one male and one female graduating senior student-athlete who has earned and demonstrated the highest rating on the combined factors of academic and varsity achievement.

Faculty of the Year Award

Winner: Amy Smith, Associate Dean, Undergraduate Nursing

Award Description: Voted on by the graduating class, the recipient must teach in some capacity at Endicott and have had a significant academic impact on the current graduating class.