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 and Spanish minor from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She serves as a third year Resident Assistant in Murphy Hall, as well as the Marketing and Reflection intern for CSSA. Ciara is also involved in Campus Ministry as a student worker, the Immersion program, and Respect for Life. This past summer she had the opportunity to serve as a Clinical Marketing Summer Associate at UPMC and hopes to continue her career with them upon her graduation from John Carroll.

Bobby Exler is a Finance and General Chemistry double-major from Henrietta, New York. He is a Tour Guide, Vice President of the Investment Banking Club, member of the Finance Association, and volunteer with CSSA. He recently completed an internship as a Summer Analyst with Western Reserve Partners, a Boutique Investment Bank, in Cleveland, OH. Bobby hopes to purse a full-time position after graduation as an Investment Banker.

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 President of Alpha Sigma Nu, the Jesuit Honors Society, and holds leadership positions on three other club boards. She also just completed a summer internship at A Renewed Mind learning about Mental Health and Addictions.

Andrew Harrington is a senior biology major and a leadership development minor from Erie, Pennsylvania with plans to pursue a career in bioethics after attending graduate school. This year, he will be continuing his on campus jobs working in the enrollment division for John Carroll and serving as a resident assistant for Campion Residence Hall. He is involved with several clubs and activities such as campus ministry, intramurals, the Labre Project, and being Vice President of the Stargazing Club.

Patrick Hiznay is a Finance major with a Leadership Development minor from Youngstown, Ohio.  This past summer he interned at The Fedeli Group and will continue to work there part-time during the school year.  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.

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Haley Kocisko is a Middle Childhood Education (Math and Science) major from Cincinnati, Ohio.  She is also minoring in Leadership Development and Theology and Religious Studies.  Throughout her time on campus, Haley has been involved in many service  programs including the We the People program, Youth for Justice program, and Carroll Ballers program.  Haley has been very involved in Campus Ministry by being an employee, a participant on retreats and an immersion trip, and being a leader of a Carroll Faith Community group.  She is also a tour guide, employee at the Recreation center, 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, president of the acapella group Streaks in Key, works in the neuroscience research lab on campus, and the Office of Student Engagement. After graduation, Emily intends to pursue a career in medicine.

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 psychology major with a leadership development minor. You can often find her looking at the night sky with the Stargazing Club, or planning the next Galaxy Gala. She is a Resident Assistant in Pacelli Hall for the second year in a row, and she also is completing two internships this fall: one serving Trinity High School students, and the other serving the community at Bellefaire JCB.

Morgan Osheka is a senior Communication (Integrated Marketing/Journalism) major, minoring in Leadership Development, from Pittsburgh, PA. Morgan is the Arts & Life Editor for The Carroll News and works in the Office of Student Engagement. This summer, Morgan worked on-campus as a Summer Assistant for the Office of Residence Life while interning for the JCU Magazine. She will be interning for CollegeFashionista this fall and hopes to land a job with a Public Relations/Event Planning firm either in Pittsburgh or Cleveland after graduation.

Elizabeth Posney is a biochemistry major from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  She is currently the education chair of Kappa Kappa Gamma, and is a member of the JCU cheerleading squad and honors program.  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, leadership development minor from Mount Airy, Maryland. Steven recently finished his internship with Pricewaterhouse Coopers in which he was a management consultant in the National Security practice. Steven accepted a full time offer with PwC Public Sector after graduation. Steven is also planning on earning his CPA and MBA by summer 2018. In his college career, he has participated in several clubs and organizations including the wrestling team, jazz band, and service with CSSA. However, his largest commitment has been to the Office of Residence Life as he is returning as a third year resident assistant and second year senior resident assistant.

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 participates in service activities, usually tutoring local grade school and high school students and volunteering at the Ronald McDonald House.  After graduation, she hopes to attend medical school and eventually work in a primary care field.