OUTSTANDING STUDENTS HONORED
Members of La Roche College’s class of 2003 took a moment to recognize the best and brightest among them at the annual Graduates’ Breakfast and Awards Presentation. The event was held on Friday, May 9 in the Kerr Fitness and Sports Center. At the ceremony, the President’s Awards for Leadership and Scholarship were presented to Daniel Larkin and Christine Botti, both members of the graduating class.
Daniel Larkin graduated magna cum laude with a degree in graphic and
communication design. His minor was in marketing. As a founding member of the College’s American Marketing Association (AMA) chapter, Larkin served as VP of Advertising and Public Relations for that organization and also served as team leader during AMA case competition earlier this year. La Roche College represented the region in the national competition and placed 15th nationally. Currently, Larkin holds a committee position with the Pittsburgh Chapter of the AMA. He plans on pursuing an MBA at Duquesne University.
Christine Botti graduated summa cum laude from the College with a degree in elementary education. During her time at La Roche, she received a number of accolades, including a scholarship from the Alpha Xi Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma Society and the Jill Ferguson Scholarship. She was a member of the Sigma Tau Delta Literary Society that organizes literary events on campus. She was also a contributing writer for the La Roche Courier, the College’s student newspaper. Botti and her husband live in Sewickley.
La Roche faculty members nominate students to receive the President’s Award for Leadership and Scholarship. A committee then selects one traditional-aged student and one nontraditional-aged student. To be considered for the award, students must obtain a minimum GPA of 3.0, must exemplify the values in the College’s mission statement, and must demonstrate leadership in their communities or on campus.