Graduating Seniors Applauded
Alizzi’s presentation was followed by the recognition and presentation of awards for undergraduate students, led by Dr. Randy D. Weinstein, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs. The following students earned medallions from their individual departments for demonstrating academic excellence and leadership:
- Jelena Renic ’13 ChE
- Erica J. Sokoloski ’13 CEE
- Michael A. Ciavarella ’13 CpE
- Dang Wang ’13 EE
- Ian P. Dardani ’13 ME
President of the Engineering Alumni Society, Mr. John Happ ’85, spoke on behalf of the thousands of Villanova engineering alumni around the world. He also had the honor of presenting the prestigious Robert D. Lynch Award, which is given on behalf of the EAS to acknowledge a graduating senior for their outstanding academic achievements and exemplary dedication to serving the community. Representing the highest values of Villanova University and the College of Engineering, Ian P. Dardani ’13 ME (photo above) was this year’s Robert D. Lynch Award recipient.
The Recognition Ceremony concluded with congratulatory remarks from Drosdick Endowed Dean of Engineering Dr. Gary A. Gabriele, followed by the reciting of the Engineer’s Creed and a benediction by Dr. Stephen Jones, Associate Dean for Student and Strategic Programs.