CALDWELL UNIVERSITY HONORS CONVOCATION
STUDENT AND EMPLOYEE EXCELLENCE AT CALDWELL UNIVERSITY WAS CELEBRATED AT HONORS CONVOCATION IN THE SPRING.
Among the many recognitions, graduating senior Samantha Guerra received the prestigious Trustee Recognition Award. The honor is given to outstanding seniors who have developed their unique talents during their time at the University, shared those gifts generously with and on behalf of others and provided evidence that Caldwell’s mission and core values will remain a guiding force in their lives. Guerra is working in the postpartum unit at Cooperman Barnabas.
Graduating senior Christopher Joseph Peltyszyn received the Leadership in Ministry Award, which is presented to a student of strong faith who exemplifies the qualities and values the University hopes to promote in furthering the role of the laity in the Church. He also received the Joseph A. Brady History Award.
The Faith Does Justice Award was presented to Anne Margaret Ilardi and Andrea Gabriela Gutierrez. A student is recognized with the honor for active participation in campus ministry service and justice programming.
Graduating senior Prasanni Shrestha received the Excellence in Leadership Award, which goes to an outstanding member of the graduating class who has demonstrated exceptional leadership skills in college. She has accepted a position with a mental health organization in Nepal.
The C-Pin is awarded to the individual in each class who displays the qualities of an exemplary Caldwell University student. Students are nominated by their peers.
C-Pins were presented to freshman Camellia Ouhadj, sophomore Izabella Graziani, junior Evenny Peralta and senior Emily Gomez Rodriguez.
The Kappa Gamma Pi St. Catherine of Alexandria Medal was awarded to Cindy Paola Herrera. It is presented to a student who represents the high ideals of a Catholic college education, and is based upon leadership and service to his or her college.
FACULTY AND STAFF AWARDS
Executive Director of Health Services Cindy Striano received the 2022 Caldwell Cup, awarded to an employee who has made a unique contribution to the campus. The honoree is someone who has exhibited a superior professional approach that goes beyond a mere job description, who uniquely benefits Caldwell University and whose positive influence demonstrably benefits the University community.
The Excellence in Teaching Award was presented to Natural Sciences Professor Agnes Berki, Ph.D., for exhibiting excellence in teaching, passion and enthusiasm for learning, and concern for students’ academic and personal growth.
The Mission in Action Award was presented to Gloria Friedman of the Education Division. This award recognizes the extraordinary contributions and quality service of a University staff member and acknowledges the person’s role in advancing the mission of Caldwell University.
The Graduate Faculty Mentorship Award was presented to Sean Struncis, Ed.D., adjunct lecturer in the School of Psychology and Counseling, for exhibiting excellence in mentoring graduate students.
Juliann Meletta, Ph.D., assistant professor in the School of Education and coordinator of the master’s in literacy instruction program, received the Sister Mary Amelia, O.P., Award for Outstanding Ph.D. Dissertation from the School of Education. She was recognized for earning her Ph.D. in Educational Leadership from Caldwell University.
Faculty members Dr. Stephanie Sitnick of the School of Psychology and Counseling and Dr. Ranjit Nair of the School of Business and Computer Science were selected as Alvin B. Calman Endowed Chairs. The selection for this honor is based primarily on the faculty member’s prior scholarly activity as well as the potential for continued high levels of scholarly activity