SHU celebrates academic success at convocation

Students, faculty and other audience members watch Seton Hill's fall convocation in Cecilian Hall. Photo from Seton Hill Student Life's Facebook.
Students, faculty and other audience members watch Seton Hill’s fall convocation in Cecilian Hall. Photo from Seton Hill Student Life’s Facebook.

Students, faculty and families commemorated academic achievement and success Sept. 7 at Seton Hill University’s (SHU) fall convocation. 100 SHU students were honored for their hard work and services.

The awards were presented by the division chairs of Business, Humanities, Natural & Health Sciences, Social Sciences and Visual & Performing Arts. Seton Hill Government Association (SHGA) President Ryan Meyers assisted SHU President Mary Finger with handing students their awards.

Finger presented the President’s Award for Service to senior Marisa Corona, and students who have achieved the highest GPA in their class received the Sullivan Award.

The Elizabeth Ann Seton Medal was also presented to Rosemary Corsetti, SHU class of 1974 alumna. This high honor was created in 1959 to commemorate the life of Elizabeth Ann Seton, founder of the Sisters of Charity, and to award a woman whose life paralleled hers in hard work and accomplishment.

“It is fitting that we celebrate a Setonian who has lived her life in such a manner,” said Finger during the ceremony. “She has exemplified characteristics of Christian virtues and has had an authentic life of successes. She restores balance in a world often awry. Rosemary brings life to the SHU motto ‘hazard yet forward.’”

Corsetti was also a member of SHU’s Board of Trustees and the Alumni Association Board. She has been involved with civic and charitable organizations throughout her legal career, as well as serving her religion, the community and her alma mater.

“We are all assembled to study, pray and learn,” said Corsetti in her acceptance speech. She compared her excitement of receiving the medal to riding the Thunderbolt at Kennywood Park, tracing back to her Pittsburgh roots. “As SHU students, if you want a powerful experience, invite Elizabeth Ann Seton with you. We can all find an element in her life to request guidance for. We can give her the place in history she is due.”

Published By: Paige Parise

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