Briarcliffe College Holds 14th Annual Awards Ceremony Recognizing 2008-2009 Graduating Class

May 15, 2009

Bethpage, NY…May 15, 2009 Briarcliffe College honored the 2008-2009 graduating class during its Fourteenth Annual Awards Ceremony held earlier this month at its Patchogue campus. Fifty-two students were presented certificates of achievement for outstanding academic and extracurricular accomplishments.

President Dr. George Santiago, Jr. welcomed nearly 200 attendees from the College community of faculty, administrators and students, and introduced the evening’s Master of Ceremonies — Brian Schorr, Chair of the Liberal Arts Department.

Mr. Schorr, department chairs, faculty and administrators presented awards in the following categories: Top honors in each of the degree granting programs, Alpha Beta Kappa Honor Society, Sigma Beta Delta International Honor Society, Who’s Who Among Students In American Universities and Colleges, Briarcliffe VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) program, Outstanding Achievement and Contribution to the College, and Scholar Athlete.

College Dean Caroline Zebrowski, noting that the Awards Ceremony is a run up to the Briarcliffe College Commencement taking place Saturday, May 30th, introduced Kathryn Lee Pinho of Amityville, NY, selected to deliver this year’s Salutatory address. Ms. Pinho completed her program requirements in December 2008 and will be receiving her Associate of Science degree in Criminal Justice.

Dr. Sonia Heywood, Provost and Chief Academic Officer, announced that Ms. Angela Signore of Medford, NY, is to represent her peers as the class Valedictorian. A Bachelor of Business Administration major, Ms. Signore is also a student-athlete on the Briarcliffe women’s softball team.

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