“The contestants are…” Mr. and Mrs. Cabrini

By Nick LaRosa
November 2, 2010

Senior education major Angela Donato looks at the Cabrini pageant as an opportunity to “provide positive examples of leadership, dedication and involvement to the student body.” Donato was nominated for the pageant by the men’s lacrosse team, where she serves as manager. In addition to being a student ambassador, she also serves as the vice president of CAEYC, an early childhood organization, and is a member of Sigma Rho and the Senior Gift Committee.

Phil Haggerty Senior history and philosophy double major Phil Haggerty entered this year’s pageant to showcase his spirit and love for the college. Haggerty, who is a part of the Cabrini Theater group as well as several honor societies, feels that Cabrini has made him the person he is today. Even though he is a commuter, he is able to still be close to those who live on-campus and participate with them at events.

Junior history and political science major Charlene Guzman is heaviy involved in extracurricular activities at Cabrini College. Guzman’s activities include classroom coaching, resident assistant and student ambassador. She also is the president of the 2012 junior class at Cabrini and is the president of the History Club.

Mike Pontoriero Sophomore exercise science and health promotion major and spanish minor Mike Pontoriero is involved with numerous clubs and                           organizations at Cabrini. Pontoriero currently serves as the executive treasurer of the Student Government Association. He also is a member of the Academic Honesty Committee, an intramural supervisor and a participant in club lacrosse.

Danielle Alio Junior communication major Danielle Alio can most likely be found in the communication wing of the college or performing with members of the Cabrini Theater and chorus. As a communication major, Alio is the executive producer of LOQation, the deputy editor of the Loquitur and both assistant production director and on-air talent for WYBFFM “The Burn.” Alio is also a member of the stage crew for Cabrini Theater and participates in the chorus and chorale groups on campus.

Senior communication major Eric Gibble devotes most of his time at Cabrini to the communication department. He is the president of the Catholic Relief Services Ambassadors Club as well. He has also worked with various non-profits professionally with internships with the Catholic Relief Services Northeast Regional office, the Pennsylvania AFL-CIO and the Committee of Seventy. Gibble is a member of the general staff for WYBF-FM “The Burn” and news editor for the Loquitur.

Senior psychology major and sociology minor Lauren McCarthy has had her eyes on entering the pageant and capturing the title of Miss Cabrini since her freshman year. McCarthy is an active member in Cabrini’s chorus & chorale and is a resident assistant in the Cabrini Apartment Complex. She is also a member of the Relay for Life Committee and Colleges Against Cancer.

Junior communication major Eion O’Neill hailing from North Wales, Pa. is looking forward to having a fun time at the Mr. and Miss Cabrini Pageant this year, no matter the outcome. O’Neill serves WYBF-FM “The Burn” as their public affairs director and will be involved with the audio for this year’s fall play, “Lend Me A Tenor.” He is also a resident assistant at Cabrini and was nominated for the pageant by Residence Life.

Junior history, American studies and religious studies major, Melissa “Mimi” Moore still finds a way to stay involved on campus, especially by mentoring others. Moore is a student ambassador, classroom coach and peer tutor at Cabrini. She is also the secretary of the History Club and is a part of the peer mentor program, which enables her to mentor and instruct freshmen in their college success classes.

Senior psychology and sociology double major Nick Kaminski has found plenty of time to stay involved with numerous on-campus activities. Kaminski plays an active role with both the psychology and sociology clubs on campus, participates in several honors societies, works with Habitat for Humanity and has even studied abroad. Kaminski has already served as the president of the Psychology Club and the secretary of the Sociology Club. Recently, he was appointed service chair of Alpha Delta Gamma National Fraternity, Cabrini’s first official fraternity.

Junior communication major Melissa Webb dedicates her time at Cabrini to both the communication department and other organizations on campus. Webb is a remote anchor for LOQation and is also a staff writer for the Loquitur. In addition to being a psychology minor, Webb is the president of the Black Student Union.

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