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2022 College of Health Professions Awards Ceremony

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New York City Campus

Friday, May 13, 2022
2:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.
Aniello Bianco Room
One Pace Plaza
New York City, NY

Pleasantville Campus

Saturday, May 14, 2022
2:30 p.m.-2:00 p.m.
Ann and Alfred Goldstein
Health, Fitness, and Recreation Center
861 Bedford Road
Pleasantville, NY

Awards ceremony is by invitation only.

Congratulations to all students on their achievements!

New York City Awards

University Awards

The University Outstanding Student of the Year Award

Presented in recognition of scholarship and exceptional dedication to the ideals of their school in a graduate degree program.

  • Jacqueline Brown, Communication Sciences and Disorders

The University Scholastic Achievement Award

Presented to students excelling in scholarship, effectiveness in class discussions, research, and general performance in a bachelor’s degree program. The students receiving the award must have completed a minimum of 60 credits at Pace and be qualified at least for graduation cum laude.

  • Gabrielle Kirzhner, Speech Language Pathology and Audiology
  • Mason X. Soto, Health Science

The Henry Birnbaum Endowed Scholastic Achievement Award

Presented to a graduating full-time graduate or undergraduate student who has earned all of their degree credits at Pace University on the New York City Civic Center Campus, who has shown outstanding scholarly aptitude during their tenure at Pace, and who has earned a quality point average of at least 3.8 upon graduation.

  • Shirly Chen, Health Science

Career Services Award

In recognition of graduating Pace students for their distinguished dedication to career preparation and successful completion of an internship, practicum, clinical, field work, research, or student teaching during their time at the University.

  • Shirly Chen, Health Science

Health Science

Outstanding Academic Achievement in Health Science

  • Shirly Chen

Outstanding Academic Achievement and Professional Potential in Health Science

  • Rea Kate C. Monserate

Outstanding Perseverance Award Health Science

  • John Z. French

Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology

Outstanding Academic Achievement in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology

  • Gabrielle Kirzhner

Outstanding Academic Achievement and Professional Potential in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology

  • Filomena M. Giannattasio

Communication Sciences and Disorders

Outstanding Academic Achievement in Communication Sciences and Disorders

  • Kylie Moore

Outstanding Academic Achievement and Professional Potential in Communication Sciences and Disorders

  • Cheyna Mulligan

Latin Awards

Latin Honors are bestowed upon baccalaureate graduates who have completed 60 or more credits with high scholastic achievement in a Pace University degree program. This honor is based on a student’s cumulative quality point average ranging from 3.5 to 4.0.

Summa Cum Laude: 3.85 to 4.0

  • Shirly Chen, Health Science
  • Gabrielle Kirzhner, Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology

Magna Cum Laude: 3.65 to 3.84

  • Gianna G. DiPietro, Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology
  • Simone M. Fridman, Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology
  • Filomena M. Giannattassio, Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology
  • Julia F. Ioffe, Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology
  • Rea Kate C. Monserate, Health Science
  • Joelle N. Orzo, Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology
  • Taylin Callie Park, Health Science
  • Julia A. Rivera, Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology
  • Mason X Soto, Health Science

Cum Laude: 3.5 to 3.64

  • Valerie E. Francois, Health Science
  • Jasmine M. Namyotov, Health Science
  • Gabriella T. Noriega, Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology
  • Kelci Wade, Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology

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Pleasantville Awards

University Awards

The University Outstanding Student of the Year Award

Presented in recognition of scholarship and exceptional dedication to the ideals of their school in a graduate degree program.

  • Erika Bay, Nutrition & Dietetics
  • Tova Caram, RN, PMHNP, Nursing
  • Elias Fraij, Occupational Therapy
  • Gent Prelvukaj, Physician Assistant

The University Scholastic Achievement Award

Presented to students excelling in scholarship, effectiveness in class discussions, research, and general performance in a bachelor’s degree program. The students receiving the award must have completed a minimum of 60 credits at Pace and be qualified at least for graduation cum laude.

  • Lisa R. Clarke, Health Science
  • Carlie Renha, Nursing
  • Marc B. Weintraub, Nursing

Career Services Award

In recognition of graduating Pace students for their distinguished dedication to career preparation and successful completion of an internship, practicum, clinical, field work, research, or student teaching during their time at the University.

  • Heaven Swan, Health Science

Health Science

Outstanding Academic Achievement in Health Science

  • Grace J. Henderson

Outstanding Academic Achievement and Professional Potential in Health Science

  • Elizabeth Brentano

Outstanding Perseverance in Health Science

  • Destiny Lytalia Soto

Nursing

Outstanding Academic Achievement in Undergraduate Nursing

  • Kevin Pabon
  • Samuel S. Silva Ortiz

Outstanding Academic Achievement and Professional Potential in Undergraduate Nursing

  • Angelina M. Spath
  • Sarah D. Sullivan

Outstanding Academic Achievement in Graduate Nursing

  • Joseph L. Del Rio, RN, AGACNP
  • Rose M. Duggan, RN, PMHNP
  • Nicole Natasha James, RN, FNP, DNP
  • Mark Profesorske, RN, FNP

Outstanding Academic Achievement and Professional Potential in Graduate Nursing

  • Jessica Damiano, RN, FNP
  • Shakiraye Octavia Rookwood, RN, FNP, DNP
  • Elza L. Rosen, RN, PMHNP
  • Michelle Ann Sottile, RN, AGACNP

Outstanding Student, PhD Nursing

  • Diana Lulgjuraj

Outstanding Dissertation, PhD Nursing

  • Kisha Thompson

Outstanding Alumna/Alumnus Award, PhD Nursing

  • Chava Pollak

Nutrition and Dietetics

Outstanding Academic Achievement in Nutrition and Dietetics

  • Marissa Lau

Outstanding Academic Achievement and Professional Achievement in Nutrition and Dietetics

  • Gabrielle Dobies
  • Tamika Davids

Opportunitas in Nutrition and Dietetics

  • Kevin Ganz

Occupational Therapy

Outstanding Academic Achievement in Occupational Therapy

  • Nicholas Blood

Outstanding Academic Achievement and Professional Potential in Occupational Therapy

  • Lisa Cadet

Latin Honors

Latin Honors are bestowed upon baccalaureate graduates who have completed 60 or more credits with high scholastic achievement in a Pace University degree program. This honor is based on a student’s cumulative quality point average ranging from 3.5 to 4.0.

Summa Cum Laude: 3.85 to 4.0

  • Elizabeth Brentano, Health Science
  • Lisa Ruth Clarke, Health Science
  • Arianna Bella Cuocco, Health Science
  • Grace J Henderson, Health Science
  • Taylor Martino, Nursing
  • Samuel S. Silva Ortiz, Nursing
  • Carlie Renha, Nursing
  • Victoria L. Schmidt, Nursing
  • Angelina M. Spath, Nursing
  • Kalin A. Tang, Nursing
  • Camryn D Taylor, Health Science
  • Emily M. Trozzo, Nursing
  • Marc B. Weintraub, Nursing

Magna Cum Laude: 3.65 to 3.84

  • Teresa Alli, Health Science
  • Allison Brady, Nursing
  • Jennifer Dian Busgith, Health Science
  • Laura D. Dominique, Nursing
  • Celeste M. Fetter, Nursing
  • Naomi E. Francisco, Nursing
  • Daniella P. Iocovello, Health Science
  • Kelsey Aliyah James, Health Science
  • Nicholas S. Lombardo, Nursing
  • Elizabeth A. Lucey, Nursing
  • Vivianna I. Martinez, Nursing
  • Destiny J. Matos, Nursing
  • Danielle Merante, Nursing
  • Amy K. Ostos, Nursing
  • Ariana N. Panizzi, Nursing
  • Sabrina R. Rahman, Nursing
  • Felissa A Rajkumar, Health Science
  • Mary Catherine Louise O. Rivera, Nursing
  • Meili E. Sicard, Nursing
  • Tiffany R. Taylor, Nursing
  • Alexa M. Thieleke, Nursing

Cum Laude: 3.5 to 3.64

  • Kymberlee A. Acosta, Nursing
  • Thayna Alicea, Nursing
  • Sara Banasiak, Nursing
  • Jaimie Bell, Health Science
  • Katherine E. Devaney, Nursing
  • Georgia S. English, Nursing
  • Leighanne M. Fitzpatrick, Nursing
  • Emily G. Iozzino, Nursing
  • Aisha Jawara, Health Science
  • Royanne L. Jordao, Nursing
  • Heather M. Kenney, Nursing
  • Elizabeth Kulesha, Nursing
  • Erika P. Barrera Lopez, Nursing
  • Ashley N. Lord, Nursing
  • Daniela R. Lusuriello, Nursing
  • Christina M. McHugh, Nursing
  • Nicole A. Mele, Nursing
  • Aja G. O’Briskie, Nursing
  • Isabella M Piccola, Health Science
  • Kaitlin V. Sarmiento, Nursing
  • Emma A. Sloan, Nursing
  • Emma J. Smith, Nursing
  • Destiny Lytalia Soto, Health Science
  • Heaven Lee Swan, Health Science
  • Angel N. Sy-Savane, Nursing
  • Bentzleen Tifaut, Health Science
  • Bridget M. Wallden, Nursing
  • Chloe A. Woodward, Nursing

With Distinction

  • Avin Benny
  • Gunnar Boeschl
  • Kristina Dega
  • Sarah Hayes
  • Melva Ifill
  • Altana Mujevic
  • Bahar Silapova
  • Nicole Wintner

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Physician Assistant Awards (December 2021)

Valedictorian

  • Ashley Baize

Salutatorian

  • Elyse Hopper

Pi Alpha awards

  • Ashley Baize
  • Valentino DePalma
  • Erika Godoy
  • Elyse Hopper
  • Amrita Mangar
  • Manuela Zuluaga

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