Local St. Peter’s students get awards

Recently, Saint Peter’s College recognized a number of Hudson County students with impressive scholarships and awards at the Michaelmas Convocation:

Karla Mendez and Tellisia Williams, of Jersey City, were awarded Most Noble Order of the Peacock scholarships from Saint Peter’s College in Jersey City, where they are seniors. The Most Noble Order of the Peacock is the oldest scholarship society of the College and membership is limited to ten senior students who have attained the highest scholastic average in all courses at Saint Peter’s College.

Irving Quito of West New York, was the recipient of The Jasha Green Memorial Fund Award from Saint Peter’s College. The Jasha Green Memorial Fund Award is given in memory of Jasha Green, painter, collagist and sculptor, whose works of art grace the campus of Saint Peter’s College. The award is given to a student whose major or minor degree degree is in visual arts, graphic arts, and/or fine arts and who not only displays exceptional creativity, but also demonstrates academic excellence.

John Holoduek of West New York was given the Thomas W. Burke Award for Excellence in Philosophy from Saint Peter’s College.

Eliza Mateo of Jersey City was honored with The Robert Rigby Urban Service Award from Saint Peter’s College where she is studying urban studies and public policy. Mateo was given the award for her involvement in internships to improve people’s lives in urban areas. The Robert Rigby Urban Service Award was created in memory of Robert Rigby, a Saint Peter’s College graduate and a long-time director of public housing in Jersey City.


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