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School for University Studies Honors Its Distinguished Students

Hofstra’s School for University Studies (SUS) held its eighth annual Distinguished Student luncheon recently to honor 12 first-year students who achieved a grade point average of 3.7 or higher during the fall semester.

“SUS faculty and students had a wonderful opportunity at this event to closely engage in conversation about the students’ individual, positive first-year experiences,” said Senior Associate Dean Diane Herbert.  “It is always a well-received celebration by all.”

The 12 honorees are Miguel Ayala, Elana Delafraz, Natalie Koch, Rebecca Krieger, Kathryn Mellon, Maika Morin, Taimur Muggo, Paula Pecego, Semanta Prashad, Jacqueline Roberts-Kpan, Kathryn Spoleti, and Octavia Thompson.

The School for University Studies is designed to help entering students make a successful transition to college-level study with a liberal arts curriculum that encourages them to become confident participants in a challenging academic conversation.

SUS will also host its first reception for former SUS students who are graduating this spring on Thurs., May 1.  Faculty and several dozen students are expected to attend and share reflections on their SUS experience.


SUS DSL students and faculty
SUS faculty with student honorees


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