CLASS OF 2017 LEADERSHIP SCHOLARS
Mitchell Comport is an Economics major from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He serves as the president for the Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity and is also a member of the volunteer income tax association, and served as a SWAT leader. Mitchell has aspirations of securing a career within the field of investment banking following graduation.
Ciara Crossey is a Communications Major with minors in Spanish and Professional Writing from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She serves as a Resident Assistant and is the President of the John Carroll chapter of Students with Diabetes. She is also involved in Campus Ministry and Respect for Life. This past summer she served as the Digital Media Intern for WHIRL Publishing and hopes to pursue a career in Integrated Marketing Communications after graduation.
Bobby Exler is a Finance and General Chemistry double major from Henrietta, New York. He is a Resident Assistant in Campion Hall, Vice President of the Investment Banking Club, a member of the Finance Association, and is active in service with CSSA. Bobby hopes to purse an internship at an investment bank this summer.
Laura Gagliano is an Accountancy Major and Leadership Development Minor from Buffalo, New York. Outside of the classroom, she works as a tour guide in the Office of Admission and serves as the Vice President of Programming for the Panhellenic Council. Laura also pursues her passion of service through John Carroll’s Immersion and Weekly Service Programs.
Brent Gibala-Broxholm is a Psychology major from Walworth, New York. He is a brother of the Eta Epsilon chapter of Beta Theta Pi and is also a Campus Tour Guide. He has participated in retreats through Campus Ministry and looks forward to becoming involved with more of these opportunities.
Jennifer Grant is a psychology major with minors in Theology and Leadership Development from the United Kingdom. She is a Resident Assistant in Campion Hall this year and takes part in clubs around the University, including Alpha Omega and the Psychology Club, as well as doing research in Psychology.
Andrew Harrington is a Biology major and a leadership and chemistry minor from Erie, Pennsylvania. Andrew works on campus in the enrollment division for John Carroll and serves as a resident assistant for Millor Hall. He is involved with several clubs and activities such as campus ministry, intramurals, Late Night at Carroll, and is Vice President of the Stargazing Club. After graduation, Andrew plans to attend medical school and pursue a career in health care.
Patrick Hiznay is a Finance major with a Leadership Development minor from Youngstown, Ohio. Patrick works on campus for the Sports Information Department and is involved in several other activities on campus such as being the Financial Officer of the Finance Association, a S.W.A.T Leader during New Student Orientation, and Carroll Crazies. After graduation, Patrick plans to enroll in JCU’s 5th Year MBA Program.
Haley Kocisko is a Middle Childhood Education (Math and Science) major with minors in Leadeship Development and Theology and Religious Studies from Cincinnati, Ohio. She is involved in service through the We the People and Youth For Justice programs, as well as through campus ministry, especially in retreats, immersions, and leading a Christian Faith Community. She is also a tour guide, employee at the Recreation center, leader of the female Carroll Ballers program, and president of Students Today Leaders Forever.
Emily Koeritzer is a Biology major with a Leadership Development minor from Delaware, Ohio. She is involved with campus ministry and serves as a leader for a Carroll Faith Community. She is also the Vice President and financial officer of the acapella group Streaks in Key, a member of Residence Hall Association, works in the neuroscience research lab on campus, and works in the Office of Student Engagement.
Catherine Looby is a Psychology with a minor in French from Lake Forest, Illinois. She is involved as the co-chair for the Fair Trade Committee, a SWAT leader, and a Writing Center consultant. Catherine also participates in Labre, the Jesuit Day of Service, campus ministry, and other service and sporting events.
Mary Frances McGowan is a Journalism and Political Science double major with a minor in Peace, Justice and Human Rights from Brecksville, Ohio. At JCU, she is the Campus Editor for the Carroll News, a founding member of the Workers’ Rights Committee, and a proud sister of Kappa Delta Sorority. After Mary Frances leaves John Carroll, she hopes to pursue a career in human rights investigative journalism.
Emily Mitchell is a child psychology major with a leadership development minor. Emily is the founder of the Stargazing Club, participated as a SWAT leader and attended a service trip with Students Today Leaders Forever. This year, she is a Resident Assistant in Pacelli Hall.
Morgan Osheka is a Communications major with minors in Leadership Development and Professional Writing from Coraopolis, Pennsylvania. She is the Assistant Editor for the Life & Entertainment section of the The Carroll News and is a member of PRSSA, Schola Cantorum, Chapel Choir, and Oxfam America.
Elizabeth Posney is a biochemistry major from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She is currently a member of the cheerleading squad, the honors program, and Kappa Kappa Gamma. She is also a SWAT leader and enjoys participating in service activities and immersion trips. After graduation, she hopes to attend pharmacy school.
Steven Schmitz is an Accountancy major and Leadership Development minor from Mount Airy, Maryland. He has participated jazz band, the wrestling team, and service with CSSA. This year Steven will be a Senior Resident Assistant for Sutowski hall.
Mackenzie Stojetz is an Early Childhood Education major. She is passionate about making a difference in children’s lives. Mackenzie also works at Heinen’s Grocery Store as a supervisor. After graduation, she hopes to teach second or third grade and eventually wants to pursue her Master’s Degree in administration or counseling.
Mary Bridget Waters is a Biology major. She currently works as a lab intern for DayGlo Color Corporation, an international fluorescent paint company based in Cleveland. On campus, she regularly participates in service activities, usually tutoring local grade school and high school students. Upon graduation, she plans to attend medical school to become a general practitioner.