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SCRANTON, PA (12/11/2019)-- Local residents were among nine students at The University of Scranton who received the 2018-19 Frank O'Hara medals. Students salute

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 2018-19 academic year. The awards, named in honor of the late Frank O'Hara who served the University for 53 years in various administrative positions, were presented at a ceremony held recently on campus.

Students are:

Emily Campo of Haddonfield (08033) received a medal for academic achievement for her sophomore year. She is currently a junior majoring in occupational therapy. Last year, she received an O'Hara award for her freshman academic year. 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, and currently serves as a teaching assistant in kinesiology. She is also a member of the Royal Signers and secretary of the Knitting Club.

From left: Victoria Castellanos, Ph.D., associate 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 Alexandra Benadon.

Madison Heaton of Medford (08055) received a medal for academic achievement for her junior year. A recipient of the University's full-tuition Presidential Scholarship, she is currently a senior occupational therapy major who is also pursuing minors in psychology and human services as well as a concentration in human development. She was the recipient of the O'Hara Award for her sophomore academic year. She served an orientation assistant and participated in the Scranton Emerging Leaders program. She is the president of Royal Signers and the Knitting Club, 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 and is current a Resident Assistant in upperclassmen housing.

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