CLASS OF 2016 LEADERSHIP SCHOLARS

Martha Bill is an Exercise Science major with a minor in Biology from Indianapolis, Indiana.  She is currently a member of the varsity cross country and track teams, is part of the Pre-Health Club, and volunteers at Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital throughout the school year. Martha hopes to pursue a career in nursing after graduating from John Carroll.

Angelica Bucci is a Communications major with a minor in Entrepreneurship from Lorain, Ohio.  She is the Co-Chair of the Entrepreneurship club, a member of Students for Social Justice, a tutor for Carroll Reads, and a Varsity Cross-Country and Track athlete. Angelica spent her past summer interning at both Shaker Launchhouse and The Centers for Families and Children.

Joe Ginley is a Communications major from Cleveland, Ohio. At JCU, he is the Managing Editor of The Carroll News, a sports broadcaster at WJCU, and a member of the Sports Information Department. Joe is also a staff writer for SpartanNation.com and DawgsByNature.com. After graduation, Joe hopes to be continue his work as a sports writer or broadcaster.

Allison Graham is a Psychology major from Elyria, Ohio. Allison is a sister of Kappa Delta Sorority and works with the non-profit organizations Prevent Child Abuse America and Girl Scouts of America. After graduation, Allison hopes to work in the special education field.

Katherine Hoffman is a business major from Chagrin Falls, Ohio.  She plays on intramural sport teams, is active in campus ministry, and participates on the crew team at John Carroll.

Jillian Jensen is a Biology major from Erie, Pennsylvania. She is certified as an ISSA fitness trainer and is planning on starting health and fitness club at John Carroll. Jillian plans to attend medical school after graduation and dreams of working for Doctors Without Borders in the future.

Andrew Lesinski is a Marketing major from Clarence Center, New York. He studied abroad in Dublin, Ireland and is working in an internship in the city of Cleveland. Andrew plans on joining the JCU ultimate frisbee team and participate in a Manresa retreat.

Mercedes Lewis is a Communications and Theatre Arts major and a minor in Chinese Language from Richmond Heights, Ohio. She is President of the African American Alliance, an Event Coordinator for the Student Union Programming Board, and works for Information Technology and the Office of Residence Life on campus. Mercedes enjoys photography and film and plans on attending law school after graduation.

Allyson Lippert is a Communications major from Norwalk, Ohio with a minor in Psychology . She is an equipment manager for the JCU football team and writes for HerCampus.com. After graduation, Allyson hopes to follow her passion for helping children to pursue graduate studies in Clinical Psychology.

Judy Mualem is a Biochemistry and Economics double-major from Strongsville, Ohio. She is the president of the Economics Association Club and part of the advisory council for the Boler School of Business. Judy joined Alpha Kappa Psi and enjoys being part of the business brotherhood.

Eleni Nikolakis is a Human Resource Management major from Westlake, Ohio. She is the financial officer for Kappa Alpha Theta sorority and is in the Alpha Kappa Psi professional business fraternity. After graduation, Eleni plans on becoming a recruiting manager.

Patrick O’Brien is an Early Childhood Education major from Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio. While continuing his work with children and adults with special needs with the United Disability Services All-Star Training Club, Patrick also serves as a Resident Assistant runs on the varsity Cross Country and Track teams.

Brandon Parr is a Biochemistry major with a minor in Leadership Development from Powell, Ohio. He is a member of the Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity, the Pre-health Honors Society, and highly involved in intramurals on campus. Brandon He participates in biochemical research along with Dr. David Mascotti and plans to complete a medical research internship this summer. After graduation, he plans to attend medical school.

Sarah Ruckstuhl is a Business Management major with a minor in Psychology from Mentor, Ohio.  This past year, Sarah studied abroad in London at Regents University and worked as an intern at Autism Speaks.  She is also a member of John Carroll University’s Women Soccer Team, AKPsi Business Fraternity, and Carroll CAN Advocacy Network on campus.

Danielle Sharbaugh is a Biology and Mathematics double major from Sarver, Pennsylvania. She is a member of the John Carroll Women’s Soccer Program and takes part in athletic volunteer programs on campus. After graduation, Danielle plans to pursue an advanced degree in either biostatistics or mathematics.

Nicolle Simonovic is a Psychology major with a double concentration in mental health services and eating disorders from University Heights, Ohio. She serves as director for the Psychology Club, president of Hillel, and student representative to the University Sustainability Committee. Nicolle’s other involvements include membership in Psi Chi as well as participation in the Environmental Issues Group, intramural sports, and various service activities.

Brooke Weber is a Communications major with a focus on integrated marketing from Massillon, Ohio. She is a member of the cheerleading squad for JCU, cheering for both football and basketball teams, as well as the Carroll Crazies. Brooke is also an intern with ESPN Cleveland where she helps with signature events and marketing campaigns.

Dante West is a Marketing major from Mason, Ohio. He is a part of John Carroll’s SAAC program and plays on the JCU football program. Dante is on the leadership board of the football team as well.

Kyle Whetro is a Marketing major from Delaware, Ohio.  He is a member of the Entrepreneurship club and is involved with various community service activities.  Kyle participates in as many sports and athletics as possible including boxing at a local gym.   He is in his sixth year of working in lawn management and aspires to start his own home and landscape service-based company.