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May 5, 2022 - 3:36pm

Christina Barraco, of Batavia recognized for achievement by Canisius College

posted by Howard B. Owens in Announcements.

Press release:

Christina Barraco, of Batavia, NY (14020) was among several Canisius College students recognized by the Department of Communication Studies at its Senior Awards Ceremony, held on Thursday, April 21. The event recognizes those graduating students who have achieved academic excellence in their respective field of study.

Barraco is a member of the Canisius College Class of 2022 and pursuing a degree in Digital Media Arts.

Below is the list of those students awarded:

Senior Communication Studies Academic Awards:

Academic Excellence in Communication Studies, awarded to the senior with the highest GPA in the major: Cara Smith '22

Academic Achievement in Communication Studies, awarded to the senior(s) who have a GPA of 3.60 or higher: Liana Posella '22

Academic Quality in Communication Studies, awarded to the senior(s) who have received a GPA of 3.40 or higher: Karen Jesch '22 and Erika Joseph '22

Senior Digital Media Arts Academic Awards:

Academic Excellence in Digital Media Arts, awarded to the senior with the highest GPA in the major: Kyle Kimerer '22

Academic Achievement in Digital Media Arts, awarded to the senior(s) who have a GPA of 3.60 or higher: Vincent Barile '22, Christina Barraco '22, Camdyn Rice '22, and Thomas McBride '22

Academic Quality in Digital Media Arts, awarded to the senior(s) who have received a GPA of 3.40 or higher: Gregory Hazelet '22 and Robert Kacalski '22

Digital Media Awards for Outstanding Portfolio:

Graphic Design: Christina Barraco '22

Web Design: Christian Balkin '22

Filmmaking: Thomas McBride '22

Game Design: Ryan Clark '22

Portfolio Excellence Award: Bailey Blair '22, Vincent Barile '22, Shania Clarke '22, Lauren Duncan '22, Gregory Hazelet '22, Kyle Kimerer '22, Camdyn Rice '22, Carrilyn Rizzuto '22

Senior Journalism and Communication Studies Awards

Academic Achievement in Journalism and Communication Studies, awarded to seniors who have achieved a 3.60 or higher in these majors: Vinnie Chrisitiano '22 and Brennen Harris '22

Senior Integrated Marketing Communication Academic Awards

Academic Excellence in Integrated Marketing Communication: Lauren Schifley '22

Academic Achievement in Integrated Marketing Communication, awarded to the senior(s) who have a GPA of 3.60 or higher: Justin Brown '22, Grace Ippoolito '22, Makenna Lederhouse '22, Emma Schiedel '22

Academic Quality in Communication Studies, awarded to the senior(s) who have received a GPA of 3.40 or higher: Jenna Jaworowicz '22 and Zoi Mastoras '22

Senior Integrated Marketing Communication & Digital Media Arts

Academic Achievement in Integrated Marketing Communication & Digital Media Arts, awarded to seniors who have achieved a 3.60 or higher in these majors: Christina Barraco '22

Senior Integrated Marketing Communication & Communication Studies

Academic Quality in Integrated Marketing Communication & Communication Studies, awarded to seniors who have achieved a 3.40 or higher in these majors: Joey Williams '22

Association for Women & Men in Communication (AWMC)

AWMC Leadership Award: Liana Posella '22

AWMC Service Award: Liana Posella '22

The Griffin (student newspaper): Editor-in-Chief: Aidan Joly '22

Society of Professional Journalist Award (SPJ): Aidan Joly '22

DMAAD Club: Leadership Award: Christina Barraco '22 and Lauren Schifley '22

The Gene and Peter Jankowski Award of Excellence: Thomas McBride '22

WGRZ-TV Excellence in Multimedia Journalism Award: Adam Gorski '22

Communication Research Excellence Awards: Cara Smith '22 and Liana Posella '22

Canisius College is one of 27 Jesuit colleges in the nation and the premier private college in Western New York. Canisius prepares leaders - intelligent, caring, faithful individuals - able to pursue and promote excellence in their professions, their communities and their service to humanity.

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