SENIORS AT LA ROCHE COLLEGE PRESENT HONORS THESES
GRAPHIC DESIGN STUDENT AWARDED FOR BEST HONORS PROJECT PRESENTATION
PITTSBURGH, May 2, 2014 – Nine graduating seniors at La Roche College presented honors theses at the College’s annual Honors Convocation this year.
La Roche annually honors students who have demonstrated excellence in their chosen fields of academic endeavor. The attainment of such honors signifies the highest approbation the College can bestow upon the outstanding student and is considered a reflection of mutual scholarly attainment by both the student and the College community. Under the direction and guidance of a committee of La Roche faculty, honors students research, write and present their theses at the College’s annual Honors Convocation.
The 2014 departmental honors students were: Edward Alan Catozella of Cranberry, Pa.; Christopher Fedosick of the North Hills of Pittsburgh; Nikki Johnson of Monroeville, Pa.; Sarah Leslie of Enon Valley, Pa.; Rebecca Lostetter of West Mifflin, Pa.; Nathaniel Marsh of Latrobe, Pa.; Daniel Skender of Cranberry, Pa.; Shelby Weber of Kennett Square, Pa.; and Katherine Wilson of the South Hills of Pittsburgh.
“Presenting original research is a commendable accomplishment. These outstanding students set the standard for academic excellence at La Roche and demonstrate a high caliber of work, talent and a commitment to education,” Howard Ishiyama, Ph.D., vice president for academic affairs and academic dean, said. “We congratulate all of our 2014 honors students on their achievements.”
Ms. Johnson received The Richard G. Kotarba Outstanding Honors Presentation Award for “Collected Strides: Leading Beyond the Track,” her honors project in graphic design. The project, which focused on the rules and regulations of the horse racing industry, promoted proper thoroughbred aftercare. Ms. Johnson accepted her award at a graduates’ awards ceremony in the Kerr Fitness & Sports Center on Friday, May 2.
About La Roche College: A private, Catholic, co-educational college north of Pittsburgh founded by the Sisters of Divine Providence in 1963, La Roche welcomes students of all religions, ethnic origins and talents. Undergraduates may choose from more than 50 majors, including the top 10 majors most in demand among today’s college students. La Roche combines a quality educational experience with clubs, athletics, social and community volunteer activities, spiritual well-being and more to prepare students for life in a constantly changing global society.