Cazenovia College praises the best academics; holders of a master’s degree
CAZENOVIA – The top honors recognizing the academic and student accomplishments of members of the 2021 class of Cazenovia College were presented at the College’s 196th opening last month.
Rosshawn Kershaw of Rome has been appointed Salvator. Kershaw graduated with a bachelor’s degree summa cum laude. She specialized in personal services and had minors in psychology, sociology and services for people with disabilities. In addition to the Division Award and his nomination as Class Salvator, Kershaw received several other accolades upon launch. They include the Outstanding Student in Sociology Award, the Outstanding Service in Human Service Award, the Genung Award, the Frederick Dannick Award in Sociology, and a Citation for Excellent Service and Volunteerism in Social Services.
Shauna DeLeonardo, from Marcy, has been recognized as the 2021 Award for Academic Excellence in the Art and Design Division. DeLeonardo specialized in interior design and graduated with great distinction and as a member of the Kappa Pi Art Honors Society. She worked with Professor Elizabeth Moore to create social distancing space plans for each classroom on campus in response to the safety protocols required for COVID-19. Its flagship project focused on the impact of the pandemic on the current and future design of commercial offices and on the productivity and well-being of employees. She is currently creating original designs for a custom home that will be featured in the Syracuse 2021 House Parade. DeLeonardo is now considering pursuing an interior design job in the Carolinas.
The College also presented its first cohort of graduate candidates as part of the ceremony.
Among the nine students recognized as having almost completed their masters in the Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program were the following students from the region:
Heather Colvin-Duncan, of Oneida;
Jennifer Cottet, from Chittenango; and
Alexandria Nicole Lake, of Vernon Center.