Holy Cross Graduates Students with Certificates in Business, Entrepreneurship and Finance

Congratulations 2020 Certificate Graduates

The  Ciocca Center for Business, Ethics, and Society at the College of the Holy Cross works with nearly one in six students, or about 500, to provide technical skills and hands-on experiences to complement the liberal arts education.  Students from all majors, including Chemistry and Economics, to English and Studio Art, are encouraged to get involved as early as freshman year because you can major in anything and succeed in business.

A recent study of the working Holy Cross alumni database found that three out of four work in business roles, making it particularly useful for students to study business. With three Certificate Programs to choose from students can focus their experience on different industries, including 1) Certificate in Business Fundamentals, 2) Certificate in Entrepreneurship and 3) Certificate in Finance and Banking.

This year, due to COVID-19, many seniors experienced the Business Ethics & Principled Leadership workshop through a virtual session. We appreciate their commitment to completing the program and flexibility as the Center quickly transferred the material to a digital platform.

Today, the Ciocca Center is proud to award 68 Certificates from the three programs.  See a list of students below.

Congratulations to the following six seniors who completed the requirements of the Certificate in Finance & Banking.

Caroline Gill ’20: Accounting Major
Daniel McVicar ’20: Economics & History Major
Michael Melch ’20: International Studies & German Major
Christoper Rinaldi ’20: Psychology Major
Alyssa Silge ’20: Economics Major
Matthew Wilcox ’20: Accounting Major

Congratulations to the following 5 seniors who have completed the requirements of the Certificate in Entrepreneurship.

Tolu Akinosho ’20: Computer Science & Physics Major
Lensa Jean ’20: Political Science Major
Olivia Lozy ’20: Psychology Major
Lovelyne Ngassa ’20: International Studies Major
Paul Wiley ’20: Chemistry Major

Congratulations to the following 56 seniors who have completed the requirements of the Certificate in Business Fundamentals.

Sarah Anderson ’20: English Major
Andrew Arena ’20: Economics Major
Katherine Beckerman ’20: English & Spanish Major
Hannah Benson ’20: International Studies Major
Riley Bergholtz ’20: English Major
Marialena Bevilacqua ’20: Mathematics Major
Jillian Bowdring ’20: English Major
Seamus Brennan ’20: English Major
Gabrielle Caceres ’20: Psychology Major
Matthew Cafarella ’20: Political Science Major
Bryn Carroll ’20: International Studies Major
Sarah Christo ’20: Economics & Spanish Major
Brian Concannon ’20: Economics Major
Daniel Confort ’20: Political Science Major
Kelly Connors ’20: Political Science Major
William Cordes ’20: Economics Major
Brian Cottani ’20: Economics Major
Gwenyth Curtis ’20: Economics Major
TimothyDennin ’20: Economics Major
Kevin Diaz ’20: Political Science Major
Olivia Doherty ’20: International Studies & French Major
Patrick Dolan ’20: Economics Major
Aine Doyle ’20: English Major
Garrett Fortin ’20: Political Science Major
Jillian Gangi ’20: Political Science Major
Emma Gill ’20: Psychology Major
Andrew Haggerty ’20: Political Science Major
Brandon Hwee ’20: Biology Major
Elhan Jama ’20: Political Science Major
Lensa Jean ’20: Political Science Major
Kristen Kahrer ’20: Accounting Major
Juliana Kubler ’20: International Studies Major
William LaFiandra ’20: Economics & Political Science Major
John Lenane ’20: English Major
Audrey Mandaro ’20: Political Science Major
Kelly Marsigliano ’20: Mathematics Major
Kara McDuffee ’20: Psychology Major
Margaret Moriarty ’20: Political Science Major
Derek Mullane ’20: Political Science Major
Lovelyne Ngassa ’20: International Studies Major
Morgan Oats ’20: Psychology Major
Alexander Partan ’20: International Studies Major
Joshua Quinlan ’20: Economics & Spanish Major
Lily Rahn ’20: Political Science & Art History Major
Nakia Robinson ’20: Sociology Major
Charles Salter ’20: Political Science Major
Caroline Skou ’20: English Major
Emily Slucky ’20: Psychology Major
Cameron Smith ’20: Political Science & Theater Major
Emma Sosinski ’20: Studio Art Major
Quinn Suydam ’20: Economics Major
Randy Tejeda ’20: Sociology Major
Alessandra Vasquez ’20: International Studies Major
Alicia Vesey ’20: Psychology Major
Brianne Vita ’20: Psychology Major
Paul Wiley ’20: Chemistry Major
Cody Wilkinson ’20: Mathematics Major

Additionally, we would like to formally congratulate the following Certificate Program graduates for their academic awards as follows:

  • Olivia Lozy ’20 was awarded the The Dr. Marianthi Georgoudi Memorial Award,  given to the outstanding graduating Psychology major as judged by the faculty of the Psychology Department. This award is in memory of Dr. Georgoudi who had been a member of the Holy Cross Psychology Department.
  • William LaFiandra ’20  was awarded the Freeman M. Saltus Prize, awarded for excellence in writing essays on labor or economics.
  • Christopher Rinaldi ’20 was awarded The Varsity Club Norton Prize, given to an outstanding student athlete.
  • Tolu Akinosho ’20 was awarded the Presidential Service Award, awarded for  for academic excellence and leadership in service.

Best of luck to each of you and we hope you will share your successes as alumni with current students, as so many before you have done to help you get where you are today.  Thank you and congratulations!