Wednesday, September 23, 2009

2009 Michaelmas Convocation Held This Morning

The College community joined together today in the Yanitelli Recreational Life Center to celebrate the academic accomplishments of outstanding students. On-air correspondent for PBS-TV and acclaimed poet Judith Valente provided the convocation address, speaking on how a person can find true happiness in life, by "using all of one's talents in the pursuit of excellence."

Here are just a few snapshots from the day. Be sure to check out our flickr account for more photos soon.

The 2009 inductees to the Most Noble Order of the Peacock with President Eugene J. Cornacchia, Ph.D. and guest speaker Judith Valente. (From left to right: Mariya Marinova, Aashish Shrestha, Rezma Shrestha, Justin Roberts, Anelia Stanimirova, Michael Massey, Jackie Denise Garcia, Veronica Graveline, Binod Aryal, Judith Valente, Kiril Lazarov, President Eugene J. Cornaccia, Ph.D.

Judith Valente speaks to the College community.

From left to right: Marylou Yam, Ph.D., vice president of academic affairs; Mariya Marinova, Most Noble Order of the Peacock inductee; and David Surrey, Ph.D., Professor of Urban Studies and Sociology.

Winner of the Toni Ann Turco Prize Fund for Excellence in Business Studies, Kelly Rose Lynch

Fr. Mark De Stephano, S.J., professor and chairperson of the department of modern and classical languages, and Maria "Peaches" Dela Paz, winner of the Konstanyn Sawczuk Award

Noel Borges, president of student senate, leading the processional

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