CLASS OF 2016 LEADERSHIP SCHOLARS

Martha Bill is considering a path that allows her to explore different opportunities in the medical field while studying at John Carroll .   She runs on both the cross country and track teams at John Carroll John Carroll.  Martha also hopes to get involved in the various campus organizations and expand her experiences by going on one of the many Immersion trips John Carroll provides.

Angie Bucci is interested in a variety of majors and concentrations, focusing on pursuing a degree in the field of communications. Outside of the classroom, Angie looks forward to her second varsity season of cross country this fall as well as track and field in the springtime. Angie was able to be a tutor for inner city students in a program called Youth for Justice. As she embarks on her sophomore year of college, she hopes to take part in this service group again as well as become involved in an immersion trip in the spring.

Joe Ginley is a sophomore pursuing a Communications degree. Outside of class he is the Sports Editor of The Carroll News, a sports broadcaster and Heights DJ for WJCU 88.7 FM, a member of the Sports Information Department, and a staff writer for SpartanNation.com. Joe loves covering JCU sports, and hopes one day to cover a professional sports team as a member of the media.

Allison Graham continues working towards a degree in Psychology with a Neuroscience concentration, so that she can reach her goal of obtaining a graduate degree in Adolescent Psychology.. Allison is a sister of Kappa Delta Sorority, which allows her to work with organizations such as Prevent Child Abuse America, and Girl Scouts of America.

Darrin Grove is actively pursuing a major in Criminology/ Sociology while obtaining a minor in Arabic.  Darrin is continuing on his journey with the John Carroll golf team in the upcoming fall season.  Darrin is also looking forward to becoming a SWAT leader in the fall of 2013.

Katherine Hoffman will be pursuing a degree in business or marketing.  She looks forward to playing on intramural sport teams such as soccer, getting active in campus ministry, and hopefully participating on the crew team at John Carroll.

Jillian Jensen will be studying Biology with the goal of moving on to medical school, as she is interested in the field of medicine and dreams of working for Doctors Without Borders. With her interest in health, Jillian has recently become certified as an ISSA fitness trainer and plans on creating a health and fitness club at John Carroll.

Andrew Lesinski will be a Business major at John Carroll and plans on becoming more involved in school clubs and campus life. Andrew looks forward to working hard to be put back onto The Dean’s List. He is excited to become more active in the John Carroll community.

Mercedes Lewis is a Communications and Theatre Arts major with minors in Leadership and Political Science. Mercedes is secretary of African American Alliance and works for Information Technology at John Carroll. She is also learning how to do photography and film, and plans to pledge Delta Sigma Theta this year.

Allyson Lippert will be pursuing a degree in psychology, using her passion for helping children to pursue graduate studies in Adolescent Psychology. She is interested in getting involved with the pep band next year and looks forward to performing  service in the communities around John Carroll.

Judy Mualem is currently double-majoring in biochemistry and economics. She is a member of the Middle Eastern Student Association, the Muslim Student Society, and the Pre-Health Honors Society. Judy is hoping to join the professional business co-ed fraternity, Alpha Kappa Psi, in the fall of her sophomore year. She also wants to get more involved with volunteering in the community.

Eleni Nikolakis plans to double major in Business Marketing and Logistics. She is a part of the professional Business Fraternity Alpha Kappa Psi, Kappa Alpha Theta sorority, and Dance Ensemble.  In addition to her campus involvement, she has and will continue to do service in the communities near John Carroll.

Patrick O’Brien has chosen Education as his major with plans to later obtain his license to teach Special Education. Patrick is also excited to continue his JCU running career with both the cross country and track teams.

Brandon Parr is studying biochemistry with a minor in leadership development. He is a member of the Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity, the Pre-health Honors Society, and highly involved in intramurals on campus. In the future, he looks to take on greater leadership roles within these organizations and continue towards his end goal of attending medical school by taking part in scientific research opportunities and an internship at the Cleveland Clinic in this upcoming academic year.

Sarah Ruckstuhl is planning to either major in Business Marketing or Management with a minor in Psychology or major in Psychology with a minor in Business. Sarah is  a member of the JCU Women’s Soccer Team and an inducted member of the Business Fraternity: Alpha Kappa Psi.  She will be studying abroad in the spring of 2014 as part of the Boler Semester in London.

Danielle Sharbaugh is currently studying biology at John Carroll University in preparation for an advanced degree in biomedical engineering.  She is a member of the John Carroll Women’s Soccer Program and takes part in athletic volunteer programs on campus.  Danielle also hopes to continue her education abroad.

Nicolle Simonovic will major in psychology with a concentration in either eating disorders or mental health. She serves as director for the psychology club, student representative to the University Sustainability Committee, and president of the Environmental Issues Group and Recycling Committee. Nicolle’s other involvements include participation in Hillel and intramurals, including tennis and volleyball.

Brooke Weber is considering a path towards communications with a focus on integrated marketing and a minor in business. She loves watching sports and being a part of the John Carroll Community. Brooke is a member of the cheerleading squad for JCU, cheering for both football and basketball. She loves the John Carroll campus and wants to continue to get more involved on campus events as she goes through her college career

Dante West is a Marketing major in the Boler School of Business. 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 with a double minor in Entrepreneurship and Leadership.  He is a pitcher on  the Varsity Baseball team and works seasonally for Kreuger and Co. Lawn and Landscape Management. Kyle also is a boxer at Sullivan Bro’s Gym and a member of the Young Men’s Christian Association