The St. Bonaventure University chapter of Phi Eta Sigma National Honor Society inducted 68 students at its honors luncheon ceremony.
Phi Eta Sigma, the country’s largest and oldest honor society for freshmen, was founded in 1923 to promote superior scholarship among freshmen, and membership is conferred as recognition of an exceptional academic record. The St. Bonaventure chapter was established in 1999.
Membership is offered to students who during their first year as a full-time student — in this case, 2014-15 — earn a GPA of 3.5 or above. Lifetime membership is conferred upon induction.
More than 150 first-year students at St. Bonaventure achieved at least a 3.5 GPA in 2014-15, with 68 accepting the invitation to join Phi Eta Sigma.
President Sr. Margaret Carney, O.S.F.; Dr. Joseph Zimmer, provost and vice president for academic affairs; Fr. Francis Di Spigno, O.F.M., executive director of University Ministries; and faculty adviser Bart Lambert were in attendance, as well as over 100 guests.
The following students were inducted:
Elizabeth Austin of Fillmore; Anna Aylward of Westlake, Ohio; Crisann Bailey of Jamaica; Christopher Branche of Seaford; James Brown of Coudersport, Pa.; Kerrigan Cummins of Oswego; Breandan Cunningham of Rocky Point; Anuja Deore of Pittsford; Nicolette DiMura of East Greenbush; Kaitlin Dinmore of Ogunquit, Maine; Maria Di Spigno of Port Washington; Matthew Eastman of Endwell; Weyinmi Eremionkhale of Allentown, Pa.; Matthew Fidurko of Allegany; Delainie Fitzgibbons of Lake View; Scott Gaffey of Annville, Pa.; Yvonne Gehrmann of Fairport; Emily Gray of Marcy;
Mary Katherine Hoag of Erie, Pa.; Nicholas Inglisa of Sparks, Md.; Carlie Jacque of Horseheads; Haylei John of Salamanca; Sarah Jupinka of Waldwick, N.J.; Jason Klaiber of Syracuse; Abigail Koetting of West Hartford, Conn.; Emmy Kolbe of Lockport; Cholavardhan Kondeti of Edison, N.J.; Brittany Kubecka of Kirkville; Samantha Lancour of Hoosick Falls; Emily Losito of Buffalo; Madeline Mahoney of Clarence; Haley Majot of Little Genesee; Blayne Marion of Schenectady; Holly McCully of Cazenovia; Madeline McDonald of Clifton Park; Diana McElfresh of Olean; Courtney Meyers of Olean; Leah Middagh of East Aurora; Ethan Middaugh of Whitesville; Erin Miller of West Hempstead; Keegan Miller of Armbrust, Pa.; Elizabeth Moore of Akron, Ohio;
Gabrielle Nicolini of Cicero; Ryan O’Connor of Rochester; Michael O’Malley of Maspeth; Christopher O’Sullivan of West Sayville; Maygan Payan of Grand Island; Reston Pettit of Bolivar; Charles Pierce of Syracuse; Hannah Pingelski of Medford, N.J.; Denis Riordan of Braintree, Mass.; Monica Saleeb of East Amherst; Hannah Schaefer of Lorain, Ohio; Kelly Shantler of Buffalo; Meghna Sharma of Ashburn, Va.; Patrick Sheerer of Gibsonia, Pa.; Eric Somelofske of Hackettstown, N.J.; Matthew Squilla of Webster; Melissa Stachowiak of Lancaster; Samantha Terhaar of Olean; Kyle Trietley of Allegany; Brittany Tubiolo of Webster; Jackson Underwood of Henrietta; Kristine Wallace of Canandaigua; Natalie Wasek of Flanders, N.J.;, Andrea Yamutuale of East Amherst; Lena Young of Sherman; and Alexa Zak of Buffalo.
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