Senior Regents Honors Award Banquet

April 26, 2023
Submitted By: Office of the Provost

On Friday, April 21, we held our 62nd Annual Senior Regents’ Honor Awards Banquet to celebrate the academic achievements of some of our most outstanding seniors. The program was led by Provost Black, with remarks from college deans and faculty. 

This year's award recipients:


The Solomon Elsner Award was established in 1962 by the Moses Fox Club in honor of Judge Solomon Elsner, who received an honorary doctorate from the University in 1962. This award recognizes the outstanding full-time graduating seniors with the highest GPA, a perfect 4.0 over all four years. The award includes the presentation of a plaque and a cash prize to the below recipients: 

• Alecsander Boyd: Business Analytics and Managerial Economics and Finance double major 

• Cole Cayer: Digital Media and Journalism with an emphasis in Sports 

• Lindsay Coffey: Health Sciences / Physical Therapy 

• Nicholas Desrocher: Marketing 

• Joseph Fletcher: Mechanical Engineering concentrating in Acoustics 

• Noah Gibson: Risk Management and Insurance 

• Kai Hobbs: Respiratory Care 

• Gabriella Kulmacz: Integrated Elementary and Special Education 

• Omario Ricketts: Biology in the Pre-Med Track 

• Mara Sczecienski: Accounting major with Management Minor 

• Sabrina Vaillancourt: Biology and Psychology double majors 

• Gregory Wadinger: Accounting 

• Ivy Walker: Special Education/Elementary 

• Janealle Miller: Accounting 


The Hillyer Associate Degree Awards are presented to two full-time students who have a GPA of at least 3.0 and who have completed at least 30 credits in Hillyer College: 

• Giuliana Giasi: Associate’s in Arts degree continuing on as an Integrated Elementary and Special Education major 

• Anthony Vetro: Associate’s Degree in Liberal Studies continuing on to the Barney School of Business 


Each year we honor two seniors from each college who not only have high grade point averages but who also have demonstrated excellence and accomplishments directly related to their studies in activities such as performances, artistic works, research projects and papers, presentations, publications, designs, independent studies, and more. The below seniors were selected by a faculty committee in each of their colleges: 

• Benedicta Kwarteng: Politics and Government, International Studies and French minor 

• Mariangelie Beaudry: Biology 

• Janealle Miller: Accounting, 3+1 program 

• Noah Gibson: Risk Management and Insurance 

• Caylee English: Nursing 

• Kai Hobbs: Respiratory Care 

• Jee Woo Kevin Kim: Acoustical Engineering and Music 

• Daniella Pinho: Biomedical Engineering 

• JT Kender: Music Education and Trombone Performance with Music History minor 

• Grace Cushing: Music Education, Instrumental 

• Desmond Cleary: Illustration