The Student Activities Council’s (SAC) Joe McGlynn Award for Service was given to Mark LaRochelle.

Members of Christendom’s Class of 2022 were honored with academic, athletic and community achievement awards on Wednesday, May 4, during the college’s annual Senior Awards Luncheon. The event honored the best and brightest of the class, recognizing individuals for their contributions to the Christendom community.

The Student Activities Council’s (SAC) Joe McGlynn Award for Service was given to Mark LaRochelle. Demonstrating leadership and hard work on hundreds of college events, LaRochelle exemplified the selfless giving spirit that is a trademark of Christendom’s SAC.

The Crusader Leadership Award was given to Anne Heisler and Frank Scarchilli for their exemplary contributions to the college’s athletics department.

The Crusader Leadership Award was given to Anne Heisler and Frank Scarchilli for their exemplary contributions to the college’s athletics department. Each was an important leader both on and off the field during their time at Christendom, competing for the college in varsity basketball and baseball respectively.

Six of the college’s academic departments also honored seniors with awards.

The English department’s Robert C. Rice Award for Outstanding English Language and Literature Major was awarded to Harry Cole

The English department’s Robert C. Rice Award for Outstanding English Language and Literature Major was awarded to Harry Cole, who distinguished himself through outstanding scholarship, collegiality, and written success. His thesis topic, A Trampled Rose in Washington Square: The Self-Defeating Nature of Objectification and Abuse in Henry James’s Washington Squareis a prime example of his outstanding work.

For the philosophy department’s Outstanding Senior Philosophy Major Award, Henry Summers was recognized for his thesis: The First Joke: Humor in Human Finitude.

For the philosophy department’s Outstanding Senior Philosophy Major Award, Henry Summers was recognized for his thesis: The First Joke: Humor in Human Finitude.

The history department’s Warren H. Carroll Award for Outstanding Senior History Thesis was given to Michael Twohig

The history department’s Warren H. Carroll Award for Outstanding Senior History Thesis was given to Michael Twohig. His thesis “And Mary Will Enlighten You”: Medieval Marian Devotion as Conceptualized and Expressed by the Early Dominicans, exemplified the historical scholarship standard set by Christendom’s founder, Dr. Warren Carroll.

Hannah Kristine was awarded the theology department’s William H. Marshner Award for her thesis.

Hannah Kristine was awarded the theology department’s William H. Marshner Award for her thesis titled A “Revolution in the Concept of God”: A Refutation of Divine Passibility in Jürgen Moltmann’s The Crucified God.

The political science and economics department awarded Roc Swiniarski the department’s St. Thomas More Award for his thesis.

The political science and economics department awarded Roc Swiniarski the department’s St. Thomas More Award for his thesis, Polemical Polarization: Emotivism and Contemporary American Politics.

Mary Clare Young was awarded the St. Jerome Award for Excellence in Classical and Early Christian Studies for her thesis.

Mary Clare Young was awarded the St. Jerome Award for Excellence in Classical and Early Christian Studies for her thesis titled, When Death Becomes Life: The Testimony of Martyrium Polycarpi to the Meaning of Martyrdom.

Seniors Pablo Boada, Harry Cole, Justin Corman, Gregory Cravetz, Aidan Fletcher, John David Lane, Rose Norris, Frank Scarchilli, and Mary Clare Young were also acknowledged for their hard work and academic scholarship in the Advanced Studies Program.

The annual Awards Luncheon is held to recognize the best and brightest of each graduating class at Christendom College, acknowledging their academic and leadership achievements before the entire Christendom community.

The Student Activities Council’s (SAC) Joe McGlynn Award for Service was given to Mark LaRochelle.
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