Twenty-Six Students Receive the Highest Honor on a Jesuit Campus

Alpha Sigma Nu, the National Jesuit Honor Society, honors students who distinguish themselves in scholarship, loyalty to the ideals of a Jesuit education and service to others, while attending one of the 28 Jesuit colleges and universities in the United States, Regis and Campion Colleges in Canada, or Sogang University in Seoul, South Korea. Alpha Sigma Nu was founded in 1915 and is one of the highest honors that can be given on a Jesuit campus. Eligibility is open to juniors, seniors and graduate students who are in the top 15 percent of their class academically and are dedicated to Jesuit values.

On Wednesday, January 23, Saint Peter’s University hosted a ceremony for the 2013-2014 student inductees. Honorary memberships were also given to faculty and administrators from Saint Peter’s University. 

Twenty six students were initiated into the honor society, which include Karen Belanich ’13, Jessica Bianco ‘14, Sean T. Block ‘13, Blake M. Boles ‘13, Renee H. Brzyski ‘13, Elizabeth M. Callahan ‘14, Peter Murphy Cannon ‘14, Tyler D. Carle ‘14, Cassandra Demosthenes ‘14, Linnea Enoh-Jansson ‘14, Jennifer Gabarro ‘14, Joshua I. Garcia ‘13, Jose Luis Gonzalez ‘14, Madison Gregory ‘14, Shadman Hassan ‘14, Heather L. Helsel ‘14, Stefanny Laureano ‘14, Kaitlin Lynch ‘13, Ryan Marotta ‘14, Jonathan Mas ‘13, Laura Reinhart ‘14, Essa M. Riaz ‘14, Oscar J. Sanchez Castro ‘13, Amanda Jade Schaffer ‘13, Aimee Schnecker ‘14 and Liam Tivenan ‘14.

Additionally, Rev. Oscar G. Magnan, S.J., professor of fine arts, Anne C. Rosario, director of the educational opportunity fund, and Marylou Yam, Ph.D., provost and vice president for academic affairs, also received honorary memberships for their contributions to the University and their commitment to the values of a Jesuit education.

Induction into the Alpha Sigma Nu honor society provides students with a multitude of privileges. The ability to simply list the honor society on a resume provides a tangible sign of one’s success. Additionally, all members will enjoy a lifetime membership in the Society and may participate in the activities of any Alumni Club. The interaction among this strong alumni network can allow students to advance their professional careers and also opens up the possibility for scholarships and job opportunities.

Congratulations to all of the 2012 – 2013 inductees!