Class of 13 Student Award Recipients Named


Class of 13 Student Award Recipients Named

Congratulations to the Class of 2013 Student Award recipients! These students were recognized at the Student Awards Ceremony and Reception on Monday, April 29 at 4 p.m. in the Aloysius P. Kelley, S.J., Center.

Student Achievement Awards

Michael O'Keeffe
Athletic Achievement On and Off the Field

"Michael has provided the Fairfield Men's Soccer Team with something special…He has shown commitment, desire, sound advice, and great leadership skills in mentoring student-athletes around him. He is a true role model both on and off the field."

Major: New Media and Television     Hometown: Christchurch, New Zealand

Accomplishments: Dean's List; All MAAC Soccer Goalkeeper (four straight seasons); MAAC All-Academic Honors; Olympic Athlete for New Zealand Men's Soccer Team; WTNH Sports Intern; Media Center and Ham Channel Courtside Reporter and Production Team Member Airing on SNY; WVOF Sports Commentator and Producer; Director, Writer, and Editor of Top Two Inches; Producer for Heroes Get Remembered But Legends Never Die

Courtney Onofrio
Commitment to Development of Clubs and Organizations and Service to Global Community

"She goes above and beyond to be inclusive, which is critical to support the development of others. Courtney embodies the Jesuit ideals and possesses a natural propensity to serve."

Major: Nursing     Hometown: Hopkinton, Massachusetts

Accomplishments:Honors Program; Dean's List; Magis Scholar; National Society of Collegiate Scholars; Chair of COSO; Co-Chair of Luminaria Ceremony at Relay for Life; New Orleans Service Trip; Nicaragua Service Trip; McGivney Center Volunteer; Pen Pals Volunteer; Colleges Against Cancer Member; Relay for Life Member and Organizer; Special Olympics Club Member; L.E.A.D. Program; Senior Week Committee; Ignatian Residential College; Clinical/ Nursing Experience at Milford Regional Medical Center, UMass Medical School, Yale-New Haven Hospital in Medical ICU and Pediatric Nursing, Managua, Nicaragua in Public Health, Veterans Administration in Medical and Surgical Units, Stratford Visiting Nurses, Greenwich Hospital in Maternity, St. Vincent's Behavioral Health Services, Waveny Care Network in Geriatric Nursing

Alexandra Tarabour
Dedication to Student Advancement Programs

"Alexandra knows the importance of conveying to her peers the impact that giving back to Fairfield has. This is not a realization that comes easily to students, but yet it was the one that needed no explanation."

Major: Environmental Studies and Communication     Hometown: Red Bank, New Jersey

Accomplishments: Lambda Pi Eta; Dean's List; Studied Abroad in Florence, Italy; Stag Explorer; New Orleans Service Trip Leader; Senior Giving Committee; Campus Campaign Task Force; Student Alumni Association President and Executive Assistant; Build a House; Environmental Residential College; Cancer Crusher Member; Student Ambassador; LEAF Member; Intern at International Institute of Connecticut; Intern at U.S. Secret Service; Local Outreach Coordinator at Green Towns; Campus Rep for Belltower Books

‌‌ Morgan Zachary
Commitment to the Kairos Community and Program

"Morgan has not only put her whole self into the Kairos Program, and gone above and beyond her call of duty, but she has managed the program in such a way that she can leave it in someone else's hands."

Major: Nursing     Hometown: Somers, Connecticut

Accomplishments: Honors Program; Alpha Sigma Nu; Sigma Theta Tau; Dean's List; Magis Scholar; Magis Grant; Lourdes, France Pilgrimage Scholarship; National Collegiate Honor Society; Kairos Program Director/Leader; Student Nurses Association; Nicaragua Service Trip; Harrington Hospital Volunteer; Lector Retreat Leader/Service Coordinator; Honors Program Mentor; Ignatian Residential College; Ignatian Residential College Alumni Mentor, Native American Service Trip; Senior Week Committee; Camp Counselor for Muscular Dystrophy Association; Clinical and Nursing Experience: Personal Care Assistant Glenmeadow Assisted Living, Greenwich Hospital Maternity, Labor and Delivery and NICU, Yale-New Haven Hospital in Pediatrics, St. Vincent's in Medical Surgical Unit, Veterans Hospital in Medical Surgical Unit, Waveny Care Center in Geriatric Nursing, Health Promotion Center, and St. Vincent's Behavioral Health

William J. Kramer '60 Humanitarian Award

‌‌ S‌arah Joseph
"Sarah is a student who has truly epitomized the Jesuit notion of the Magis – she has done more than what we can reasonably expect of a student, and in all of her efforts her work has usually, if not always, inured to the benefit of others."

Major: English, Communications, and Intercultural Studies     Hometown: Cambridge, Massachusetts

Accomplishments: Sigma Tau Delta; Christopher B. Love Student Achievement Award; MLK, Jr. Ripple of Hope Scholarship; Alpha Mu Gamma; Honors Program; Dean's List; Magis Scholar; Intern for Save the Children; Director of Summer Urban Program at Harvard Phyllis Brooks House Association; Undergraduate Admissions Intern and Ambassador; Intern at International Institute of Connecticut; JUHAN; Mercy Learning Center Volunteer; Head Start Daycare Volunteer; Fairfield University Gospel Choir Founder; Holiness Church of God Youth Outreach Volunteer; Cambridge Transition House Volunteer; New Covenant Church of Cambridge Youth Committee Member

St. Ignatius Loyola Medal

‌‌‌‌ Daniel Jones
"He does not just learn the material, but he connects it to real issues in the world – especially issues of social justice. He pursues positive transformation with a sense of the complexities involved, which is to say that he does not just ‘want' to make the world a better place, but he takes the time to carefully think through how to do that."

Major: Politics     Hometown: South Portland, Maine

Accomplishments: Phi Beta Kappa; Alpha Sigma Nu; Pi Sigma Alpha; Honors Program; Magis Scholar; Dean's List; Senior RA; RA; School of the Americas Watch; Lobbyist for Immigration Reform; Mentor and Volunteer at McGivney Center; Act Against Student Group Leader; Social Justice Residential College; El Salvador Service Immersion Trip Leader; Students for Social Justice Executive Board Leader; International Institute of Connecticut Volunteer; Boys and Girls Club Volunteer; Prospect House Volunteer; Nicaragua Service Trip Participant; Dominican Republic Service Trip; Conference Presenter at Ignatian Family Teach-In and JUHAN; Research Assistant; Camp Counselor at South Portland Department of Recreation


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