April 27, 2020

21 students lauded for notable academic achievement during April 23 event

Centenary University recognized 21 students for outstanding academic achievement at a virtual Academic Awards Ceremony held on Thursday, April 23. In keeping with Centenary tradition, the annual event was held in the George H. Whitney Chapel, but was livestreamed this year due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Centenary University students honored include:


Bergen County
Teaneck—Nakiya Black ’21, The Jane Barbara Thomas Scholarship in Fashion

Camden County
Berlin—Danielle Ferriola ’20, Outstanding Achievement in Equine Studies—Senior

Hunterdon County
Delaware—Krista Cooper ’20, Outstanding Achievement in Sociology
Glen Gardner—Gianna Morano ’22, The Raymond Sloan Scholarship in the Arts
Califon—James Vespoli ’20, Outstanding Achievement in English—Third/Fourth Year Award

Monmouth County
Matawan—Victoria Manzi ’21, Outstanding Achievement in Writing Award

Morris County
Roxbury—Victoria Cattano, ’20, Outstanding Achievement in Science—Fourth Year Award
Netcong—Kora Milligan ’22, The Jane Barbara Thomas Scholarship in Fashion

Passaic County
Paterson—Christian Mejia ’20, Outstanding Achievement in Social Work

Sussex County
Hopatcong—Amanda Baker ’21, Criminal Justice Student Achievement Award and Outstanding Achievement in Political and Governmental Affairs Award; Jordan Kracht ’23, Outstanding Achievement in History—Third/Fourth Year Award
Wantage—Keeley McGregor ’20, Outstanding Achievement in Psychology

Warren County
Hackettstown—Adrianna Alongi ’23, Outstanding Achievement in English—First/Second Year Award; Sara Schaarschmidt ’21, Social Media Marking Innovator Award
Great Meadows—Kyle Hrebenak ’22, Outstanding Achivement in History—First/Second Year Award; Pier Semanchik ’21, Outstanding Achievement in Science—Second/Third Year Award
Phillipsburg—Anna Summitt ’22, Outstanding Achievement in Theatre Award 

Dalton—Meghan Frederick ’20, Outstanding Achievement in Business Award

Delhi—Megan Marino ’20, Criminal Justice Student Achievement Award and Outstanding Achievement in Political and Governmental Affairs Award

Tamiment—Brianna Soule ’23, Richard A. Dennis Scholarship

Guilford—Payton Lawrence ’22, Outstanding achievement in Equine Studies—Sophomore/Junior

Founded in 1867 by the Newark Conference of the United Methodist Church, Centenary University’s academic program integrates a solid liberal arts foundation with a strong career orientation. This mix provides an educational experience that prepares students to succeed in the increasingly global and interdependent world. The University’s main campus is located in Hackettstown, N.J., with its equestrian facility in Washington Township. The Centenary University School of Professional Studies offers degree programs at two locations, Parsippany and Edison, as well as online and at corporate sites throughout New Jersey.



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