CLASS OF 2016 LEADERSHIP SCHOLARS
Martha Bill is an Exercise Science major and minoring in Biology. She is from Indianapolis, Indiana and is a member of the Varsity Cross Country and Track teams, part of the UNICEF initiative on campus, and volunteers in the Emergency Department at the Cleveland Clinic. 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 Sports Director and staff writer for the Sports Information Director. Joe is also a staff writer at DawgsByNature.com and an intern for TeamWork Online. After he graduates, Joe hopes to acquire a job as a sports writer or work in communications/public relations.
Allison Graham is a psychology major from Parma, Ohio. She is a sister of Kappa Delta Sorority, working with organizations such as Prevent Child Abuse America and Girl Scouts of America. Upon graduation, Allison hopes to become a Special Education Teacher.
Katherine Hoffman is a marketing major and entrepreneurship minor from Chagrin Falls, Ohio. She has enjoyed being a member of the John Carroll Women’s Frisbee team and is returning this year as co-captain. Katherine has an internship with Motorcars in Cleveland Heights where she is a marketing intern. After she graduates, she hopes to find a job in graphic design and advertising and eventually receive her MBA.
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 Buffalo, New York. He plays Ultimate Frisbee for John Carroll and plans to start a biking club. He has interned as a Sales Representative for Mondelēz International Inc. and hopes to intern with Concord Music Group in Cleveland.
Allyson Lippert is a Senior Communications major on the Integrated Marketing track with a psychology minor. She works for the football team as a student equipment manager where she films for practices and games and writes for the John Carroll chapter of the national online magazine HerCampus.com. This summer, Allyson had the opportunity to intern at Fisher-Titus Medical Center in Norwalk, Ohio in the Marketing/Public Relations department. After graduation, she hopes to get a job in Public Relations and eventually get her master’s in psychology to become a clinical.
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 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.
Judy Mualem is double majoring in Economics and Biochemistry with a minor in Political Science and Entrepreneurship. She is president of the Economics Association and Omicron Delta Epsilon, International Honor Society of Economics. She is a representative for the business student advisory board for the Boler School. Judy is a member of Alpha Kappa Psi on campus. She loves to volunteer and do service during free time.
Eleni Nikolakis is a Human Resource Management major from Westlake, Ohio. She has completed a year of internship experience at Sherwin-Williams and Dwellworks, LLC. She is a member of Kappa Alpha Theta sorority and the Society for Human Resource Management. After graduation, Eleni plans on pursuing a career in Human Resources or Business Development.
Patrick O’Brien is an Early Childhood Education major from Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio. He is a four-year member of the cross country and track teams as well as a Resident Assistant. Patrick is currently student-teaching at Center Elementary School in Mayfield, Ohio, where he is working with a second grade. Outside of John Carroll, Patrick continues his work with children and adults with special needs with the United Disability Services All-Star Training Club as he hopes to earn a master’s in Special Education post-graduation.
Brandon Parr is studying biochemistry with a minor in leadership development. He is president of the Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity, a member of the Pre-health Honors Society, and is involved in intramurals on campus. He will continue with his job as a Neuroscience research student at the Cleveland Clinic, as well as a biochemical student researcher with Dr. David Mascotti. His ultimate goal remains to attend medical school upon graduation, as he has now completed the MCAT and is finished applying to many medical schools.
Sarah Ruckstuhl is a Psychology major and Business minor originally from Cleveland, Ohio. Sarah has spent time studying abroad in London and is currently a member of Alpha Sigma Nu and the John Carroll Women’s Soccer team on campus. After graduation, she plans to attend graduate school to study clinical psychology.
Danielle Sharbaugh is currently majoring in biology and. She is a member of the John Carroll Women’s Soccer Program and takes part in athletic volunteer programs on campus. After graduation, she plans to attend graduate school for a master’s degree in public health epidemiology and biostatistics.
Nicolle Simonovic is a Psychology major with a concentration in mental health services from University Heights, Ohio. She serves as president 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 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, a member of the Carroll Crazies, the secretary of PRSSA (Public Relations Student Society of America) and is a member of Lambda Pi Eta, The National Communication Honor Society. She has an interest in sports which lead her to intern at both ESPN Cleveland and the Lake County Captains. Brooke hopes to work with a sports marketing company or a professional sports team after college.
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.