Goldwater Scholar Mark Barahman joins CSI President Dr. Tomas D. Morales

The College of Staten Island celebrated the achievements of some of its brightest students, recently, at its annual Dean’s List Recognition Ceremony in the Center for the Arts Concert Hall.

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Speaking to the honorees, College President Dr. Tomás D. Morales said, “Your achievements reflect the continuing evolution of academic excellence here at the College of Staten Island. Every year, the academic profile of our incoming baccalaureate students—their College Admissions Averages and SAT scores—have increased to unprecedented levels. Our honors programs—Macaulay Honors and The Verrazano School—are attaining record enrollments, and the Teacher Education Honors Academy continues to thrive. More of the best and brightest students are making the choice to come toCollegeofStaten Island, and you—our highest achieving students—are leading the way.”

Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. William Fritz followed the President, recognizing the members of the College administration and outlining the criteria for Dean’s List inclusion.

The student speakers were Goldwater Scholar Mark Barahman, a senior Biochemistry major in the Macaulay Honors College and a Goldsmith Scholar, and Annalisa Susca, a senior with an Italian Studies major in the Macaulay Honors College.

Following the students’ comments, Associate Provost for Undergraduate Studies Dr. Deborah Vess introduced Nursing Professor Marianne Jeffries, who served as the Dean’s List Faculty Speaker. Then, Dr. Ashley Dawson, Chairperson of the Department of English, and Dr. Mary O’Donnell, Chairperson of the Department of Nursing, recognized the Dean’s List Students, who came up to the lectern to receive a medallion and have their picture taken with Dr. Morales.

The ceremony concluded with closing remarks from Vice President for Student Affairs Dr. A. Ramona Brown, and a reception in the Center for the Arts Atrium.