NYU's Dr. John Sexton to Address St. Francis College as Keynote Speaker at this Year's Charter Day Convocation
St. Francis College

John Sexton, Ph.D., President Emeritus of New York University, will address the St. Francis College community as keynote speaker at the Charter Day convocation, the college's annual ceremony to present students, faculty, staff and community partners with awards and scholarships reflecting their achievements over the past year.

The fifteenth president of New York University, Dr. Sexton joined NYU School of Law's faculty in 1981, was named the Law School's dean in 1988, and served as the University's president from 2002 to 2015. From 1966 to 1975, he chaired SFC's Religion Department.

Dr. Sexton's vision for NYU included greatly expanding its global footprint, and during his administration NYU opened campuses in Abu Dhabi and Shanghai.

In addition to the address from Dr. Sexton, the Charter Day convocation on April 26th will honor Michael Quinn (SFC '97), CEO of Feltman's of Coney Island, LLC with this year's St. Francis College Entrepreneurship Award.

Eleven new students will be inducted into the Duns Scotus Honor Society during the ceremony. Membership is based on high scholastic standing, participation in extracurricular activities, evidence of loyalty to the ideals of St. Francis College and demonstration of a true Franciscan spirit.

The convocation also includes the presentations of Pax et Bonum Medals and the President's Award for fifteen and twenty-five years of dedicated service, Class of 2019 Academic Awards, and the Joseph Giordano Student Entrepreneur Award.

A list of all the awards and scholarships presented at the Charter Day convocation, and the recipients of each, is below.

Charter Day marks the date in 1884 that the Legislature of the State of New York granted a Charter to the Board of Trustees of St. Francis Monastery, officially establishing St. Francis College.

The ceremony is free and open to the public. It takes place April 26th at 3pm in St. Francis College's Founders Hall (180 Remsen Street, Brooklyn).

To attend, RSVP by April 20, 2019 to 718-489-5271 or charterday@sfc.edu.

List of Honorees

Duns Scotus Honor Society Inductees

Class of 2019

  • Danielle Francavilla
  • Jessica Kolo
  • Nicole Madrazo
  • Catherine Nicosia
  • Kelsey Zeringue

Class of 2020

  • Timothy Cecere
  • Zoey Felix
  • Maria Shapiro
  • Zanna Shapiro
  • Nicole Taliercio

Class of 2021

  • Fatime Dukova

Honorary Duns Scotus Honor Society Inductees

  • Margaret Martini
  • John Lombardo

Duns Scotus Scholarship Recipient

  • Nicole Taliercio

National Grid Internship & Scholarship Recipients

  • Nerma Kolenovic (National Grid Scholarship and Internship)
  • Pavle Sredojevic (Dr. Geoffrey Horlick National Grid Scholarship and Internship)
  • Louis Falco (Peggy Smyth National Grid Scholarship and Internship)
  • Ciara Asencio (June McGrisken National Grid Scholarship and Internship)

Class of 2019 Academic Awards

  • Arianna Sartzetakis , recipient of academic excellence for, The Gerard F. Doyle Memorial Economics
  • Clifford Hall, recipient of academic excellence, The Archbishop Thomas E. Molloy Award Catholic Accountants Guild
  • Patrick Mcdermott, recipient of academic excellence, Service Award in Accounting
  • Amelia Musovic, recipient of academic excellence, The Mary Ledermann Purse Woman Accounting
  • Dana DiRenzo, recipient of academic excellence, Academic Excellence Award in Accounting-BS/MS Degree
  • Quynh Dany, recipient of Academic Excellence in Accounting-BS
  • Dillon Jodhan, a recipient of Academic Excellence in Accounting-MS Degree
  • Breanna Chandler, a recipient of academic excellence, The Brother Jerome Roese Memorial Medal for Excellence in Biology
  • Alejandro Ridruejo, recipient of academic excellence, The Brother Urban Gonnoud Memorial Purse in Business Management
  • Noelle Amato, recipient of academic excellence, The Dr. Stanley S. Willing Award established by David E. Haverty '81
  • Amal Hawari, recipient of academic excellence, The Thomas J. Cuite Sr., in Communication.
  • Alessandra Flynn, recipient of academic excellence, The Lynne Jackson, Ph.D. Award.
  • Caroline Mullins, recipient of academic excellence, The Brother Celestin McGarry Memorial Purse in English
  • Jeanine Messina, recipient of academic excellence, The Irving R. Gelfand Medal for Health Care Management.
  • George Prezioso, recipient of academic excellence, The John C. Gorman '38 Medal for Excellence in History
  • Daniel Silvera, recipient of academic excellence, The Doctor Louis H. Primavera Medal in Psychology
  • Amanda Neal , a recipient of academic excellence, The Uwe Gielen Award for Excellence in Psychology
  • Laura Giordano, recipient of academic excellence, The Medal for Excellence in Education
  • Maria Palarino, recipient of academic excellence, The Award for Excellence in Information Technology
  • Cailyn Adisano, recipient of academic excellence, The Brother Camillus Memorial Award for Excellence in International Cultural Studies
  • Mareba St. Bernard a recipient of academic excellence, The Melissa Sanchez Memorial Purse in Health Promotion
  • Antonio Mendez, recipient of academic excellence, The Francisa X. Slade Medal for Excellence in Philosophy
  • Kelsey Zeringue as a recipient of academic excellence, The Nursing Leadership Award

Joseph Giordano Student Entrepreneur Award

  • Sydney Bell'19 Communications Arts Major and Entrepreneurship Minor; President of the ENT Club, and winner of the 2017 pitch contest.

Recipient of the St. Francis College Entrepreneurship Award

  • Michael Quinn '97 CEO of Feltman's of Coney Island, LLC

Recipients of the Pax et Bonum Medal for 15 Years of Dedicated Service as a Faculty Member

  • Anne Bove, Assistant Professor, Nursing Department
  • Geoffrey Clement, Senior Adjunct Lecturer, History Department
  • Barbara Edington, Professor, Information Technology Department
  • Michael Fontana, Senior Adjunct Lecturer, Fine Arts Department
  • Margaret Fox, Senior Adjunct Lecturer, Sociology and Criminal Justice Department
  • Nurullah Hajra, Professor, Mathematics Department
  • Emily Horowitz, Professor, Sociology and Criminal Justice Department

Recipients of the Pax et Bonum Medal for 25 Years of Dedicated Service as a Faculty Member

  • Sharon Bourgeois, Senior Adjunct Lecturer, Psychology Department
  • James Paguaga, Senior Adjunct Lecturer, Management Department

Recipients of the President's Award for 15 Years of Dedicated Service to St. Francis College

  • Jolicoeur Fenelon, Maintenance Mechanic, Facilities Management Department
  • Yadira Moran-Ulrich, Associate Director of Human Recourses, Department of Human Resources