Karalyn Anastasia, a management major from Olean, will address her classmates at St. Bonaventure University’s December Recognition Ceremony on Saturday, Dec. 19.
The ceremony, recognizing those who will complete undergraduate and graduate degree requirements this semester, begins at 6 p.m. in the University Chapel in Doyle Hall.
A transfer student from Jamestown Community College’s Cattaraugus County Campus in Olean, Anastasia has completed degree requirements for a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in management, with a concentration in human resource management.
She received The Award for Overall Excellence in Management during an honors reception last May, an honor bestowed on a student exhibiting the highest level of academic achievement among 2015 May and December graduates. She is a member of Beta Gamma Sigma, the international honor society serving business programs accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, served as a peer mentor on campus and was a volunteer at the Warming House, St. Bonaventure’s student-run soup kitchen in Olean.
Anastasia, a daughter of John and Amy Anastasia of Olean, has accepted a position in quality management at Olean General Hospital, part of the Upper Allegheny Health System.
Also at the recognition ceremony, Michael J. Henry, C.F.A., administrative vice president of M&T Bank and an adjunct instructor in the School of Business, will give the faculty address.
University President Sr. Margaret Carney, O.S.F., S.T.D., will welcome the graduates and their families. Dr. Joseph Zimmer, provost and vice president for Academic Affairs, will serve as master of ceremonies.
Dr. Pauline Hoffmann, dean of the School of Journalism and Mass Communication, will present the graduate students. Dr. Nancy Cunniff Casey, dean of the School of Education, will present the undergraduate students.
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