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 From left: Debra Pellegrino, Ed.D., dean of the Panuska College of Professional Studies, and recipients of the Frank O'Hara medals from the Panuska College of Professional Studies: Emily Campo, Madison Heaton and Melissa Busch.

SCRANTON, PA (01/09/2019)-- Local residents were among the students at The University of Scranton who were recently recognized for outstanding academic achievement at an awards ceremony held on campus.

Frank O'Hara medals were given to students with the highest grade-point averages in their first-, second- and third-year in the College of Arts and Sciences, the Kania School of Management and the Panuska College of Professional Studies for the 2017-18 academic year. The awards, named in honor of the late Frank O'Hara who served the University for 53 years in various administrative positions.

Students awarded are:

Emily Campo of Haddonfield, received a medal for academic achievement for her freshman year. She is currently a sophomore majoring in occupational therapy. She is a member of the Student Occupational Therapy Association and the Helping Professions Residential Learning Community. She has volunteered with several organizations, including the Arc of Northeastern Pennsylvania. She is also a member of the Royal Signers.

Madison Heaton of Medford, received a medal for academic achievement for her sophomore year. A recipient of the University's full-tuition Presidential Scholarship, she is currently a junior occupational therapy major, who is also pursuing minors in psychology and human services as well as a concentration in human development. She served an orientation assistant and participated in the Scranton Emerging Leaders program. She is the president of the Sophomore Helping Professions Living Learning Community, secretary of the Royal Signers, a member of Student Occupational Therapy Association and a certified yoga instructor. An active volunteer, she is also a member of Beading Hope and Autism Speaks U.

Photo Caption From left: Debra Pellegrino, Ed.D., dean of the Panuska College of Professional Studies, and recipients of the Frank O'Hara medals from the Panuska College of Professional Studies: Emily Campo, Madison Heaton and Melissa Busch.

The University of Scranton is a Jesuit university located in Northeastern Pennsylvania.

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