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Nichols College Students Inducted into Honor Societies

DUDLEY, Mass.—Nichols College recognized on April 30, 2019, the following students with their induction into the College’s and national honor societies. The seniors will graduate at the College’s May 11 Commencement at the DCU Center in Worcester, Mass.

Political Science Professor Erika Cornelius Smith, Ph.D., presided over the general ceremony.

“I feel privileged to be an advisor to Zeta Alpha Phi—not just because of the achievements of our outstanding student inductees—but also because ZAP is unique to Nichols College. We are part of something very special, a Bison legacy,” said Dr. Cornelius Smith, who serves as faculty advisor to ZAP. And, working with our ZAP student president, Jared Maymon (junior finance and economics major from Coventry, R.I.), and board members, we hope to increase the visibility of these truly terrific students next year.”

ZETA ALPHA PHI INDUCTEES

Zeta Alpha Phi is Nichols College’s honor society. Its aims to stimulate student interest in academics, to recognize scholastic achievement, and to improve the academic stature of the institution.

  • Eden Bushee, sophomore accounting major, of Gardner, Mass.
  • Bridget A. Canavan, sophomore international business major, of Dudley, Mass.
  • Nicholas Cancellaro, sophomore finance major, of Watertown, Conn.
  • Zachary Cournoyer, sophomore sport management major, of Dudley, Mass.
  • Cari Cyr, sophomore sport management major, of Tolland, Conn.
  • Joshua A. DeMaio, sophomore sport management major, of Cumberland, R.I.
  • Joseph Early, sophomore general business major, of Brentwood, N.H.
  • Emily M. Faist, sophomore accounting major, of Woodstock, Conn.
  • Linzi Fitzgerald, sophomore general business major, of Worcester, Mass.
  • Megan Gardner, junior criminal justice major, of South Deerfield, Mass.
  • Brianna L. Gill, sophomore criminal justice major, of East Walpole, Mass.
  • Nathan Gomez, sophomore human resource management major, of Dudley, Mass.
  • Desirée L. Gracie, senior accounting major, of Berlin, Mass.
  • Kayla L. Hewett, undergraduate adult student majoring in general business, of Uxbridge, Mass.
  • Rebecca John, sophomore human resource management major, of Paxton, Mass.
  • Jessica Larsh, junior finance major, of Bolton, Conn.
  • Christian Mayotte, sophomore international business and finance major, of Woodstock, Conn.
  • Rachel L. McDonald, junior human resource management major, of Saratoga Springs, N.Y.
  • Jorgelys Mendez, sophomore criminal justice management major, of Cumberland, R.I.
  • Kristina Murphy, sophomore marketing major, of North Attleborough, Mass.
  • Jocelyn Nace, sophomore marketing major, of Spencer, Mass.
  • Bailey J. O’Connell, sophomore accounting and finance major, of Rocky Hill, Conn.
  • Matthew Owen, sophomore criminal justice major, of Dracut, Mass.
  • Eliza Phillips, sophomore sport management major, of Simsbury, Conn.
  • Sophie A. Pickering, sophomore criminal justice management major, of Woonsocket, R.I.
  • Sophia Prouty, sophomore economics major, of Thompson, Conn.
  • William J. Rauscher, junior marketing major, of Worcester, Mass.
  • Zachary T. Rood, senior criminal justice major, of Thompson, Conn.
  • Mallory Rae Russell, sophomore hospitality management major, of Millinocket, Maine.
  • Samuel Saintilus, sophomore economics major, of Plainville, Mass.
  • Samantha Schechter, sophomore international business major, of Andover, N.H.
  • Marianna Silverio, sophomore criminal justice major, of Shrewsbury, Mass.
  • Shannon Sly, sophomore psychology major, of Rehoboth, Mass.
  • Jessica Soucie, sophomore accounting major, of Athol, Mass.
  • Emily Sprague, senior accounting and finance major, of Charlton, Mass.
  • Thomas J. Stedman, sophomore sport management major, of Norton, Mass.
  • James Wolverson, sophomore mathematics major, of Webster, Mass.

PHI ALPHA THETA INDUCTEES

Phi Alpha Theta is a national honor society dedicated to recognizing high student achievement in the study of history. 

“As new members, inductees will be expected to live up to the ideals of Phi Alpha Theta, keeping in mind the three important forces contained in the words Philia, Anthropos, Theos – Love, Humanity, God,” said Nichols College History Professor Paul Lambert Sr., faculty advisory to Phi Alpha Theta. “The ideals of this society are based upon the invaluable lessons that we believe may be learned from the study of History. Those ideals include: a spirit of respect for the right of each individual to freedom of thought; a belief that all humankind forms a community that includes people from every nation, race, religion, and culture; and a love of truth, which guides us in our endeavor to study the past.”

  • Christian A. Baldino, junior psychology major, of Woburn, Mass.
  • Kathleen A. Hamilton, senior psychology major, of Woburn, Mass.
  • Samara L. Hod, junior criminal justice major, of Webster, Mass.
  • Liam D. Meagher, junior history and marketing major, of Rutland, Mass.
  • Sebastian G. Sandorfi, senior history major, of Northborough, Mass.

ALPHA PHI SIGMA INDUCTEES 

Alpha Phi Sigma is a national honor society for students in criminal justice promoting academic excellence, community service, educational leadership, and unity.

“The Honor Society Induction is a chance to recognize the students who are what we want them to be—outstanding students,” said Boyd P. Brown III, Nichols College assistant professor of criminal justice management, faculty advisor to Alpha Phi Sigma. “But, beyond that, these are young men and women whose contributions and efforts extend beyond the classroom. They are our student leaders. They are involved in the campus and their local communities. They represent the best of us.

“For me, personally, it is also an opportunity to take pride and satisfaction in the hard work my colleagues and I put in,” added Professor Brown. “This event helps to remind me that what we do can and does have an impact on our students.

  • Andrew Berg, senior criminal justice major, of Dudley, Mass.
  • Ashley Corcoran, junior criminal justice major, of Wrentham, Mass.
  • Kayla Kern, junior psychology and criminal justice major, of Cumberland, R.I.
  • Ashley Ljunggren, junior criminal justice major, of Shrewsbury, Mass.
  • Jenna McAssey, senior criminal justice major, of Smithfield, R.I.
  • Paola Rodriguez, junior criminal justice major, of Southbridge, Mass.
  • Zachary T. Rood, senior criminal justice major, of Thompson, Conn.
  • Alyssa Smith, junior psychology and criminal justice major, of Newcastle, Maine.

CHI SIGMA MU INDUCTEES

Chi Sigma Mu is the honors society for the Commission on Sport Management Accreditation (COSMA). It is open to bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral students who achieve academic excellence in their coursework. Students are nominated by a faculty member.

COSMA awards accreditation to the top sport management program in the United States, based on their academic programming, holding true to their college's mission, the faculty accomplishment, student work, and program successes. Three years ago, Nichols College was recognized as one these high-performing sport management programs.

“We recognize and celebrate the academic accomplishments of two Nichols College sport management students who are active on campus, have exceeded at their internships sites, and specific to this induction, excelled academically—Sarah Williams and Courteney White,” said Tim Liptrap, Ed.D., chair and associate professor of Nichols College’s sport management program.

  • Sarah Williams, senior sport management major, of Enfield, Conn.
  • Courteney White, senior sport management major, of Orange, Mass.

DELTA MU DELTA INDUCTEES

Delta Mu Delta is an international honor society for business administration studies. Its purpose is to recognize and reward scholastic attainment in these disciplines.

  • Blake Beliveau, junior marketing major, of Spofford, N.H.
  • Bridget A. Canavan, sophomore international business major, of Dudley, Mass.
  • Matthew E. Dumont, junior sport management major, of Derby, Vt.
  • Edward Evers, junior management major, of Charlestown, Mass.
  • Emily M. Faist, sophomore accounting major, of Woodstock, Conn.
  • Desirée L. Gracie, senior accounting major, of Berlin, Mass.
  • Kayla L. Hewett, undergraduate adult general business major, of Uxbridge, Mass.
  • Zeandre A. Hines, junior management major, of Dennis, Mass.
  • Tyler Kenney, junior sport management major, of Chelmsford, Mass.
  • Rebecca Khachikian, junior economics and international business major, of Dennis, Mass.
  • Jared Maymon, junior finance and economics major from Coventry, R.I.
  • Liam D. Meagher, junior history and marketing major, of Rutland, Mass.
  • Anthony M. Notaro, junior management major, of Leicester, Mass.
  • Bailey J. O’Connell, sophomore accounting and finance major, of Rocky Hill, Conn.
  • William J. Rauscher, junior marketing major, of Worcester, Mass.
  • Megan C. Sheehan, senior international business major, of Foxborough, Mass.

DELTA MU DELTA SCHOLARSHIP AWARD

  • Bridget A. Canavan, sophomore international business major, of Dudley, Mass.

ABOUT NICHOLS COLLEGE

Nichols College is a college of choice for business and leadership education as a result of its distinctive career-focused and leadership-based approaches to learning, both in and out of the classroom, and through impactful research and professional education. Founded in 1815, Nichols transforms today’s students into tomorrow’s leaders through a dynamic, career-focused business and professional education. Within a supportive community, Nichols offers and experiential business curriculum with a strong liberal arts foundation that is enhanced by the scholarship of practice and pedagogy; integrates research and scholarship into the student experience programs and activities that cultivate and enhance professional skills and readiness; and develops the communication and critical-thinking abilities, the ethical and cultural perspectives, and the necessary teamwork skills that are required of leaders in a global economy.

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