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December 13, 2013

Student Accomplishments: Fall 2013

From scholarships to publications and opportunities for studying abroad, check out what Emmanuel students were up to during the Fall 2013 semester. Is there something missing from the list? Let us know at!

On October 19th, psychology major Elizabeth Baxter '15 and Assistant Professor of Psychology Helen MacDonald presented a poster, "Association between dispositional mindfulness and academic delay of gratification in female college students," at the New England Psychological Association's annual meeting in Bridgeport, Conn.

Sean Colford '16 became the first Emmanuel College runner to earn GNAC Men's Cross Country Runner of the Year accolades.

Kate Consavage '15 was awarded a Boren Scholarship, funded by the National Security Education Program (NSEP). A member of Emmanuel's Honors Program, Kate will study public health and Portuguese in Brazil during the spring 2014 semester.

Douglas Dame '13 won the Kingston-Mann Award for Diversity and Inclusion Scholarship for his American Studies distinction project advised by Associate Professor of English and Department Chair Matthew Elliott. He was awarded a $300 prize and honored at the University of Massachusetts Boston in November.

On October 18th, Spencer Deschenes '14 and Caitlin Ferguson '15, research assistants for Assistant Professor of Psychology Jacqueline Alfonso Barry, presented "Feedback on feedback: A qualitative study of an alcohol prevention program with incoming freshmen" at the annual meeting of the New England Psychological Association.

Maxwell Dolan '14 wrote the essay, "Casting," which was accepted for publication in Whiskey Paper Review.

Raven Heroux's '14 essay, "Training Wheels," was accepted for publication in Bookends Review.

Hannah Lane '14 composed the essay "Buon Viaggio," which appeared in Bengal Lights.

Michael Lynch '13 and Professor of Chemistry Faina Ryvkin published the article "Investigation into structural changes of the copper binding site in lysyl oxidase upon substrate and inhibitor docking" in the journal Innovation Systems Research Network Inorganic Chemistry.

Psychology major Meaghan Mauer '14 was awarded a Birnbaum scholarship by the Society for Computers in Psychology (SCiP) to present during the organization's 2013 annual meeting in Toronto during the month of November. Mauer's poster presentation, entitled "Examining Noun-bias in Spanish using the CHILDES database," is the product of her summer research under the supervision of Assistant Professor of Psychology Xiaowei Zhao.

Robert McCall '13 had his short story, "Living the Life," published in The Cat's Meow for Writers and Readers. The story was written in Mary Beth Pope's ENGL 2507 Fiction Writing class.

On October 19th, psychology major Nathan McGovern '14 and Assistant Professor of Psychology Melanie Leussis presented a poster, "Altered Social Behaviors in Mice with Reduced Ank3 Expression are Reversed by Chronic Treatment with the Mood Stabilizer Lithium" at the XXI World Congress of Psychiatric Genetics in Boston, Mass.

Samuel Nickerson '13 wrote the essay "Lasting Impressionisms" which was accepted for publication in summer issue of The Bicycle Review.

Management major Julia Regan'14 co-authored a presentation, "Fuel prices and implications for online retail: A case study of staples," with Associate Professor of Management Patricia Clarke. Clarke presented their collaboration at the Financial Education Association's annual meeting on September 21st.

Craig Schoaf '16 was one of five student athletes recognized with the ECAC Award of Valor at the 2013 Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference (ECAC) Honors Dinner on Sunday, September 29th. Schoaf, a student-athlete on the Saints Cross Country and Track + Field Teams, received the award for his courageous acts following the April 15th Boston Marathon bombings. In addition to receiving the ECAC Award of Valor, Schoaf was also named the 2013 Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) Sportsman of the Year and was nominated for the NCAA Award of Valor.

Irish step dancer Emily Stewart '14 won the ladies U20 All Ireland Championship in Belfast, Ireland, during the weekend of November 2nd.

Maurizio Turco '13 published his essay "Chapter Eight" in The Commonline Journal.

On October 12th, history major Amanda Vertullo '14, presented her paper, "Victorian dog fancy: An imperialist impulse," at the New England Historical Association's Fall Conference at Albertus Magnus College, in New Haven, Conn. Vertullo was one of the few undergraduates to present at this conference.


On November 2nd, both the men's and women's cross country teams won the Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) Championships on the campus of Saint Joseph's College in Maine. The pair of championships mark Emmanuel's first-ever GNAC Cross Country team titles. The Saints' victory in the men's meet also marks Emmanuel's first-ever men's team championship in any sport. Several student-athletes made the GNAC All-Conference Teams, including: Marco Caserta '17, Sean Colford '16, Chloe Egan '15, Molly Metivier '14, Meaghan Mauer '14 and  Janelle Winship '16.

The women's soccer program posted its seventh consecutive 10+ win season, registering an overall record of 10-8-3, which included a 7-2-2 mark in the Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC). The Saints earned the No. 4 seed and a first-round home game in the GNAC tournament before falling in the semifinals. GNAC All-Conference players included Darcey Sullivan '14 (all-tournament and first teams), Ari Cardillo '16 (first team), Lindsey Garvey '14 (third team) and Amanda Roberts '15 (sportsmanship team).

The men's soccer team ended their season with a 9-12 overall record and a 5-4 mark in GNAC play. The Saints earned the No. 6 seed in the GNAC Tournament, returning to the postseason after missing out on the action in 2012. In the playoffs, Emmanuel fell to Johnson & Wales, 3-0, as the Wildcats would go on to become the eventual GNAC Champions. All-Conference honors went to David Field '16 and Zach Foley '17 (third team) and Ryan Brady '14 (sportsmanship team).

The women's volleyball team ended their season with an impressive 23-14 overall record. Cassie Chruscielski '17 was named GNAC Rookie of the Year and a member of the all-tournament team along with Cara Callahan '15; Kaitlyn Atkinson '17 and Shannon Dudley '15 were named to the second team and Christine Durkee'15 was named to the sportsmanship team. Denitra Seals was honored as the GNAC Women's Volleyball Coach of the Year.

The men's golf team wrapped up its fifth season of varsity competition, enjoying some of the best scores in the program's brief history. The Saints competed in a total of eight events including three two-day tournaments, the University of Southern Maine Fall Classic, the 2013 ECAC DIII Championship and the Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) Championship. At the GNAC Championship, Emmanuel finished tied for sixth overall, their highest finish in the event's history, with a two-day total of 653. Brett Burmann '16 was named to GNAC's sportsmanship team.