Carroll Community College
Commencement 2009, No. 42


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John Biondo, Jr. to Receive President’s Academic Excellence Award

College President Dr. Faye Pappalardo has selected 2009 graduate John Biondo, Jr. as the recipient of the President’s Academic Excellence Award.

“I am delighted that John Biondo, Jr. will receive the President’s Academic Excellence Award,” said Dr. Pappalardo. “He certainly has demonstrated excellence throughout his time at the college. I congratulate him for his hard work.”

The award, which is presented at Commencement, is a scholarship for $500. To be eligible for the award, a student must complete at least 45 Carroll credits, have a 4.0 average, and have been recommended by the faculty.

Faculty praised Biondo for being well-prepared for class and a “pleasure to have in the classroom,” and as a student whose work was of superior quality.

The Hanover, Pennsylvania resident is a business administration major. He is interested in a career in accounting. Biondo plans to transfer to Stevenson University for a bachelor’s degree and eventually wishes to pursue his C.P.A.

“My experience at Carroll was great,” Biondo said. “A lot of business faculty helped me to decide what my major would be.”

Biondo is the second oldest boy in a family of five siblings. His sister, Jeanna, also graduated from Carroll, and then from Stevenson University.

“When I reflect upon graduation, I feel that I did well at Carroll,” Biondo said. “I am glad to be moving to the next step in my education.”

Award recipient John Biondo, Jr. with college President Dr. Faye Pappalardo.

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