Six Undergraduates Earn Prestigious Trustee Awards

June 3, 2021

Each year, St. John Fisher College honors graduating seniors for their academic successes. Among the Class of 2021, six students who graduated in December 2020 and May 2021 were recognized for exceptional academic performance. These are the highest honors bestowed to baccalaureate students during their time at the College.

Molly Taylor addresses her fellow graduates at the School of Arts and Sciences morning Commencement ceremony.

The Trustees Distinguished Scholar Award is given to graduating seniors with the highest cumulative GPA based on at least 100 graded credits earned at St. John Fisher College. This year’s recipient is                               Molly Taylor, a psychology and Spanish major who graduated with Summa Cum Laude honors. Taylor was also selected to speak during the School of Arts and Sciences morning Commencement ceremony, offering remarks on behalf of her fellow graduates.

The recipients of the Trustees Ranking Scholar Award are Evan Clark, who was a media and communication major with a minor in interdisciplinary studies; Kathleen D’Alfonso, who was a public health and sociology major with a minor in psychology and gerontology; Ryan Eddy, a sport management major who graduated Summa Cum Laude; Melissa Lathrop, a nursing major; and Alex Wahl, a biology major who graduated Summa Cum Laude. Trustee Ranking Scholars have the highest cumulative GPA regardless of the number of graded credits earned at the College.

“These are our highest achieving students whose dedication and commitment we are honored to recognize,” said Dr. Kevin Railey, provost of the College. “Their professors and I are proud of their accomplishments and wish them well in their future pursuits.”