Assumption honors student service with Crown and Shield Awards

Assumption College has honored twelve members of the class of 2009 with the Crown and Shield award. The Crown and Shield Awards recognizes students who have “distinguished themselves in the areas of leadership and service to the College throughout their four years. The recipients of these awards have protected (shield) and furthered (crown) the interests of the student body and College in various areas of leadership and community service.” These students were nominated by faculty, staff and administration at the College.

In addition, each year one student is chosen to receive the prestigious Fr. Emmanuel D’Alzon Most Distinguished Crown and Shield Award, an honor named for the founder of the Assumptionists, Fr. Emmanuel D’Alzon, an educator who believed that his Assumptionist priests and brothers should perform the good works of four people. The recipient for the Fr. D’Alzon Most Distinguished Award is chosen for the profound and lasting impact she or he has made on the entire student body and College community. On occasion, two students may “tie” for this award, as was the case with this year’s selection of Ukemeabasi Uyen Eiset and Anna Jean Maffeo.

The awards were presented on Friday, May 15 at the Crown and Shield Awards Luncheon in Hagan Campus Center Hall.

The following is a list of this year’s Crown and Shield recipients:

Fr. Emmanuel D’Alzon Most Distinguished Crown and Shield Award
  • Ukemeabasi Uyen Esiet of Lagos, Nigeria. Ukemeabasi graduated with a major in Management and a minor in Computer Science.
  • Anna Jean Maffeo of Ansonia, CT. Anna graduated with a major in Organizational Communication and a minor in Spanish.
Crown and Shield Award
  • Kaitlin Mary Bevins of Northford, CT. Kaitlin graduated with a major in Theology and minors in Education, Psychology and Community Service Learning.
  • Stephanie Jeanne Boucher of Lawrence, MA. Stephanie graduated with a major in English.
  • Meghan Courtney Cassidy of Marshfield, MA. Meghan graduated with majors in English and Spanish, and a minor in Philosophy.
  • Ashley Rose Chapdelaine of Chicopee, MA. Ashley graduated with a double major in Theology and Visual Art, and a minor in Art History.
  • Leandra Dena D’Eramo of Ashland, MA. Leandra graduated with a major in Foreign Languages.
  • Meghan Elizabeth Donahue of Andover, CT. Meghan graduated with dual majors in Political Science and Sociology, and a minor in Women’s Studies.
  • Jennifer Clare Gonet of Attleboro, MA. Jennifer graduated with a major in Political Science and minors in English and Psychology.
  • Katherine Maureen Hartigan of Erie, CO. Katherine graduated with a major in Mass Communications and Writing Concentration, and a minor in Spanish.
  • Daniel Paul Meunier of Shrewsbury, MA. Daniel graduated with a major in Psychology and a minor in Marketing.
  • Melissa Erin Nally of Franklin, MA. Melissa graduated with a major in English and minors in Philosophy and Education.
  • Andrew Richard Rudzinski of Corinth, ME. Andrew graduated with a major in Accounting.

Kimberly Dunbar, Director of Public Affairs, Assumption College @AssumptionNews