Announcing the Academic Excellence Address Competition winner

On Wednesday, April 27, the four Division Heads had the great pleasure of listening to the speeches that were presented by the following students who won the Academic Excellence Address Competitions in their respective divisions:

  • Matthew Pirrall, a junior marketing and TV/film major
  • Stephanie Sell, a senior nursing major
  • Jenna Diasio, a junior physician assistant major
  • Caitlin Lenker, a senior communication major
  • Jeffrey McGrail, a senior education major
  • Stephanie O’Grady, a senior theology major
  • Emily Kiser, a sophomore theatre major
  • Pamela Rutzky, a sophomore theatre major

The Division Heads had a difficult time choosing among these eight excellent presenters.  Our students are outstanding in their ability to write and deliver speeches.

The student chosen to give the Academic Excellence Address at the Academic Excellence Celebration on Sunday, May 1 at 1:30 p.m. in the Connelly Chapel is Stephanie O’Grady.  She will be given a prize of $500.

The Division Heads and I would like to thank all the students who participated in the Academic Excellence Address competition and to encourage all traditional day students to enter the competition next year. — Karen Walton