Faculty Scholar Awards were presented to Cynthia C. Barrere, a professor in the School of Nursing, Linda Meyer, a professor in the School of Law, Dennis J. Richardson, a professor of biology in the College of Arts and Sciences, and Gary P. Schneider, the William S. Perlroth Professor of Accounting in the School of Business. President John Lahey and Senior Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs Mark Thompson and each scholar’s dean were on hand to congratulate the honorees.
The Service Learning Faculty Award was presented to Monika Advocate, an adjunct faculty member in the School of Business, and Mary Lesser, internship coordinator for the College of Arts and Sciences. Tracy Van Oss, clinical assistant professor of occupational therapy in the School of Health Sciences and co-chair of the Committee on Service and Service Learning, presented each award.
Elizabeth Pinson was named the winner of the 2012 Undergraduate QU Service Essay Writing Contest for her essay, “Beauty is in Your Heart Not Your Hair.” Thomas Nassr received an honorable mention for his essay, “The Man I Did Not Meet.”
Linda Napier received the 2012 Graduate QU Service Essay for her piece, “Lost and Found.”
David Ives, executive director of the Albert Schweitzer Institute, presented the Albert Schweitzer Certificate for Ethics and Responsibility to the following students: Dana Aaron, Lauren Baumeister, Jordan Berman, Larisa Bogdan,Caroline Cadigan, Kristen Cunningham, Avery David, Marianna DiMaggio, Dana Fried, Meredith Gebel, Sarah Guariglia, Justin Hofmann, Ellen Lepore, Lindsey Mazzone, Matthew Pankey, Aya Porte, Lindsay Raffol, Scott Romano, Michael Tarr and Elizabeth Vargas.
These students were recognized for their dedication to the ideals of Albert Schweitzer and the University’s Essential Learning Outcomes. Students have to earn up to 50 points by doing good deeds through service to others, showing exceptional leadership, academic excellence and the promotion of human dignity. These students have gone on alternative spring break trips, ASI trips, worked on service programs with their fraternity/sorority, are active in the Big Event and the many fund raisers that are promoted on campus. They also have taken courses related to the ideals of Schweitzer and/or the Early Learning Outcomes.
Thompson said Quinnipiac has been included for the second year in the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll. Launched in 2006, the honor roll annually highlights the role colleges and universities play in solving community problems and placing more students on a lifelong path of civic engagement by recognizing institutions that achieve meaningful, measureable outcomes in the communities they serve.