School of Health Related Professions Honors Graduates

By Sue Wuetcher

Release Date: June 4, 2001

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Thirty-five new graduates of the University at Buffalo School of Health Related Professions were honored with scholarships and awards during the school's recent commencement ceremony.

The award recipients are:

• Jennifer Dembinski of Cheektowaga -- Sara Marie Cicarelli Memorial Scholarship, Niagara Frontier Chapter ASCLS Scholarship and New York State ASCLS Scholarship

• Johnna L. Pike of Getzville -- Francis Hanavan Award

• Bryan E. Wilk of Syracuse -- Carlton R. Meyers Award

• Sharon M. Markel of Holland -- Occupational Therapy Department Chair's Award

• Kirstie Jeanine Shanley of Buffalo -- Occupational Therapy Department Scholarship Award

• Melissa Nahigian of East Amherst -- Occupational Therapy Department Scholarship Award. She also was inducted into the Tau Chapter of Pi Theta Epsilon, the Occupational Therapy Honor Society

• Kristin Gerlach of Rochester -- J. Warren Perry Scholarship

• Laura M. Stockmeyer of Hamburg -- J. Warren Perry Scholarship. She also received a Stonegraber Scholarship.

• Elizabeth Siegel of Cuba -- Kathleen M. Shaffer Memorial Award. She also received a Stonegraber Scholarship.

The following students were inducted into the Tau Chapter of Pi Theta Epsilon, the Occupational Therapy Honor Society

• Shari Faith Ackerman of Merrick

• Jennifer Marie Agoglia of Plainview

• Victoria M. Chandler of Buffalo

• Lisa Anne Dagustine of Williamsville

• Leslie Dawn Harper of Tonawanda

• Nicole L. Kilburn of Buffalo

• Elizabeth Jane Maguire of Rochester

• Margaret Shen of Williamsville

• Amy Lynn Vaughan of Bergen

• Julie Marie Whitbeck of Buffalo

The following students received Annette Rachman Scholarships:

• Zhong Chen of Makung, Penghu, Taiwan

• Wafaa Mohamad Jaafar of West Seneca

• Fei Lin of Buffalo

• Prasad Narayan Paradkar of Buffalo

• Antoinette E. Romanzo of Buffalo

• Rajat Roy of Webster

• Kimberly M. Russo of Lakeview

• Juliana M. Rydza of Derby

• Jeffrey A. Toczek of Kenmore

The following students received Stonegraber Scholarships:

• Cheryl Lynn Billiar of Orchard Park

• Jamie L. Cervola of Tonawanda

• Ana Lessa Davis of Buffalo

• Amanda Illig of Amherst

• Matthew Infanzon of Amherst

• Brett Rawlings of Amherst

• Kate Elizabeth Siegel of Cuba

• Darren Vogt of Penfield