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Scholarship Awards 2009

The Scholarship Fund is a division of Alpha Phi Delta Foundation Inc. a 501(c)(3) charitable corporation. Scholarship funds are maintained separately from the general funds of the foundation. In order to support an annual scholarship a fund must have a balance of at least $10,000.00.

The Scholarship trustees are Richard Angelica, Dr. Santo Barbarino, Ronald Sme, Anthony Carfang, (Development Director), Paul Fabrizio, Charles Fiore, Esq. (Chairman), Peter Gaudiuso (Treasurer), John Hadgkiss, Leon Panella and Anthony Thomas.

The following 2009 Awards were announced at the annual convention in August.


Alpha Phi Delta Award ($2,500) - Established by the Scholarship Trustees in honor of all of the members of Alpha Phi Delta who have donated so generously to scholarship.

Mychael Seubert

4.00 Grade Point Average at Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine. Michael was initiated into Delta Kappa Chapter at Binghamton University in the 1990 where he served as Treasurer and House Manager. The completion of his naturopathic medical degree will cost approximately $200,000 which he is financing with student loans. He wants to start a private practice upon graduation to serve the needs of people from all economic levels.


Anthony Carfang Award ($2,000) - Established by 36th National President Anthony Carfang. Tony is the Director of Development for the Scholarship Fund and a Foundation Director.

Ryan Ouellette

3.95 Grade Point Average at Seton Hall University where he is pursuing a Masters Degree in Public Administration. Ryan was a member of Delta Xi Chapter at Seton Hall where he served as chapter Vice President and Treasurer. He is currently working on a project with Sister Regina Mgabakor, a student from Nigeria to raise $53,000 to provide desperately needed water to Ukwulu Village in Nigeria. While serving as a graduate assistant last year he transformed the department according to its chairman by creating a sense of community with the implementation of a new newsletter and by increasing communications between students and alumni. The Chair of The Department of Public Healthcare and Administration calls Ryan- ?an ideal example of a servant leader, and one that I look up to.? Ryan wants to work in his field for an extended time period and then go into teaching. His long term goal is ?to change the world.?


The Ernest Coletti Award ($1,500) - Established by the Mohawk Valley Alumni Club in honor of long time Utica District Governor Ernest Coletti. Brother Coletti passed away in 2003 and made an additional gift of $10,000 to the Scholarship Fund.

Ryan Carlisle

3.85 Grade Point Average at Gannon University where he is a member of Beta Rho Chapter. Ryan is in a six year program leading to a doctorate in Physical Therapy. He served as Chapter President and Treasurer. Under his leadership the chapter doubled in size in one semester. Ryan was selected for the Emerging Leader and Most Valuable New Member awards by his school.


Stanley Raffa Award ($1,500) - Established by 30th National President Stanley Raffa. Stanley held virtually every top position in the Alpha Phi Delta world including National President, Vice President, Secretary, Kleos Editor and Scholarship Chairman.

Dennis DiBari

3.91 Grade Point Average at Marist College where he has served as President and Secretary of Delta Theta Chapter. Dennis was graduated with a double major in Economics and Political Science and will attend Benjamin Cardozo Law School in the fall. He was instrumental in the formation of the Delta Theta Alumni Association Colony this year.


Pittsburgh Alumni Club Award ($1,500) - The award of the Pittsburgh Alumni Club.

Natalie Reizine

3.85 Grade Point Average at the University of Pittsburgh where she has a double major in Biology and History. Natalie is one of four sisters in her family. She hopes to follow in the footsteps of her older sister who now attends medical school. Natalie is a well rounded individual who has interned at a museum in Paris where she became proficient in French, performed in community theater for the last eleven years and conducted research on muscle degeneration at the University of Pittsburgh. Natalie has vowed to use her experiences dealing with her father's grave illness to make her a better physician. Her application is enthusiastically supported by her uncle, Florida area alumnus Jack Consiglio.


Brooklyn Alumni Club Award ($1,500) - The award of the Brooklyn Alumni Club.

Joseph Rahtelli II

3.81 Grade Point Average at Marist College where he is a member of Delta Theta chapter. Joseph is an Accounting and Finance major. He has been active in many community and school activities including intramural sports, Greek Council, Campus Ministry and Student Government. Joseph is the son of Past National President Joseph Rahtelli, Sr.


Long Island Alumni Club John Pasta Award ($1,250) - Established by the Long Island Alumni Club in honor of 7th Grand Consul John Pasta who led the fraternity from 1924 through 1926. He was a member of Eta Chapter and a graduate of The Columbia University School of Law.

Marie Russo

3.78 Grade Point Average at The University of Pittsburgh where she is a Chemical Engineering major. Marie is a member of the University Concert Band. She is the daughter of Kleos Editor and Convention Chairman John Russo.


New York Alumni Club Award ($1,000) - The award of the New York Alumni Club.

Anna Unglo Dzikowski

4.0 Grade Point Average at Point Park University where she is an Organizational Leadership major. Anna returned to school as a married adult who is the sole supporter of her family. Her application is enthusiastically supported by her brother Michael Unglo who was President of Lambda Chapter at the University of Pennsylvania from 1990 to 1992.


Brother Camillus Casey Award ($1,000) - Established in honor of beloved former National Chaplain Brother Camillus Casey after his death by his many friends and students. Brother joined the fraternity while a faculty member of St. Francis College in Brooklyn as a founding member of Beta Sigma Chapter.

Christopher Fornataro

3.74 Grade Point Average at Carnegie Mellon University where he is a Civil and Environmental Engineering major. He is the grandson of Nu Chapter alumnus Augustine Fornataro.


Domenic Mente Award ($500) - Established by Neumann College alumnus Joseph O'Keefe in honor of his mentor.

Laura O'Keefe

3.66 Grade Point Average at Villanova University where she is majoring in Psychology and French. Laura is the niece of Neumann College alumnus Joseph O'Keefe.


Panella Family Scholarship ($500) - Established by Brother Leon Panella and family. Leon is a scholarship trustee and served as a foundation director for many years.

Luke Belsky

4.0 Grade Point Average at Texas Women's University where he is pursuing a Doctorate in Counseling Psychology. Luke is the son of Psi alumnus Rod Belsky.


Robert L. Polito Beta Rho Memorial Award ($500) - An exceptional athlete, teacher, principal, coach, athletic director and an inspirational leader to his fraternity brothers, students, players and colleagues who passed away at age 46 in 1993. Honored many times in life and after his death Alpha Phi Delta is honored to memorialize him with this scholarship established by his pledge brothers.

Francesca Kosec

3.98 Grade Point Average at Duquesne University where she is a Communications and English major. Francesca is the great-granddaughter of A.B. Flask who was a member of Alpha Phi Delta at the University of Michigan and helped start Beta Omicron Chapter at Youngstown, where he served as Mayor.


Youngstown Alumni Club Donald “Red” Nolfi Award ($500) - Established by the Youngstown Alumni Club in honor of Red Nolfi, the first Beta Omicron Chapter President and a guiding force for area alumni.

Barry Franks

3.93 Grade Point Average at Youngstown State University where he is a Criminal Justice major. Barry's application is enthusiastically endorsed by his grandfather Beta Omicron alumnus Hon. Joseph Donofrio who is a retired judge from the Ohio Court of Appeals.


Louis J. Mauriello Award ($500) - Established by his family in 2006 shortly after his death. Brother Mauriello was inducted into Eta Chapter at The City College of New York in 1934.

Joseph Cipolla

3.67 Grade Point Average at Manhattan College where he is a member of Beta Beta Chapter. Joseph is a Mechanical Engineering major.


Anthony & Stella Barbieri Award ($500) - Established by Brother Anthony & Rosina Barbieri in honor of his late parents.

Robert Lombardo

3.81 Grade Point Average at Manhattan College where he is a member of Beta Beta Chapter. Robert has a triple major in Finance, Economics and Computer Information Systems and serves as chapter Vice President.


Fabrizio Family Award ($500) - Established by Paul Fabrizio and family. Paul is a scholarship trustee and has held many positions in Alpha Phi Delta.

Daniel Ryng

3.67 Grade Point Average at Bentley University where he is majoring in Finance and Media Arts & Society. He is the son of Psi alumnus Jack Ryng.


Frank Cavallaro Award ($500) - Established in honor of 22nd National President and long time expansion chairman Frank Cavallaro.

Francis Romano

4.0 Grade Point Average at Fairfield University where he is an Economics major. Francis is the son of Beta Beta alumnus James Romano.


Frank Costanzo Award (I) ($500) - One of two awards established by 23d National President Frank Costanzo.

Dylan Thomas

3.47 Grade Point Average at Youngstown State University where he is a Chemistry major and a premed student. Dylan is the Fundraising and Philanthropy Chairman for Beta Omicron Chapter and the son of National Vice President Danny Thomas, Jr.


Frank Costanzo Award (II) ($500) - One of two awards established by 23d National President Frank Costanzo.

Georgiann Pavlich

4.0 Grade Point Average at Hamot Medical Center/Gannon University School of Anesthesia. She is the daughter of Beta Omicron Alumnus George Pavlich.


A. Joseph Creston Award ($500) - Established by 34th National President A. Joseph Creston.

Mihaela Willis

3.96 Grade Point Average at Edinboro University of Pennsylvania where she is majoring in Elementary and Special Education. Mihaela is participating in the Teach for America program that will require her to teach special education in a low income community for four years after graduation.


Adam DiVincenzo Award ($500) - Established in honor of 21st Grand Consul and long time National Secretary. Adam will always be remembered by his many friends as "Mr. Alpha Phi Delta".

Arianna Bennett

3.77 Grade Point Average at Cabrini College where she is a Psychology major. She is active in many charitable organizations including Habitat for Humanity. Arianna is the daughter of Glassboro State College alumnus Scott Bennett.


Eta Chapter Memorial Scholarship/Armand DeRosa Award ($500) - Established with funds donated by the alumni of Eta Chapter from City College of the City University of New York and a donation from long time Third District Governor Armand DeRosa.

Max Spaeth

3.54 Grade Point Average at Pace University where he is a member of Gamma Iota Chapter. Max is majoring in Political Science and serves as Vice President of recruitment for his chapter.


Carmelo and Carmela Giampiccolo Award ($500) - Established by our late brother James S. Giampiccolo in honor of his late parents.

Damon Ceaser

3.78 Grade Point Average at Caldwell College where he is a Psychology Major. Damon was inducted into Delta Xi Chapter at Seton Hall in 1996.


James S. and Theresa Giampiccolo Award ($500) - Established by our late brother James S. Giampiccolo and his wife.

John Downey

3.39 Grade Point Average at Richard Stockton College where he is an Accounting Major. John is the secretary of Gamma Mu Chapter.


Richard Rau Scholarship Award ($500) - Established in honor of the late Richard Rau who died while attending college at St. Francis College by his fraternity brothers from Beta Sigma Chapter.

Robert Zeleny Jr.

3.76 Grade Point Average at Ithaca College where he is a Television and Radio major. Robert is the son of Beta Sigma alumnus Robert Zeleny, Sr.


Alpha Phi Delta Resort Association of New York Award ($500) - Established by brothers who had originally collected funds to build a fraternity owned resort facility in the Catskill region of Alpha Phi Delta where many National Conventions were held.

Noel Sme

3.48 Grade Point Average at Roger Williams University where she is a Marine Biology major. Noel is the daughter of former National Secretary and Third District Governor Ron Sme.


Southern California Alumni Club Award ($500) - The award of the Southern California Alumni Club.

Rachel Negro

3.88 Grade Point Average at Temple University where she is studying to receive her Masters in Social Work. Rachel is the granddaughter of Beta Delta alumnus Don Caravello.


Steubenville Alumni Club Award ($500) - The award of the Steubenville Alumni Club.

Luke Nicholson

3.82 Grade Point Average at Washington & Jefferson College where he is a Biology major. Luke is the grandson of the late Michael Belardine an alumnus of Beta Theta Chapter at The College of Steubenville and a long time member of the Steubenville Alumni Club.


Steubenville Ladies Auxiliary Award ($500) - The award of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Steubenville Alumni Club.

Michele Padach

3.92 Grade Point Average at Ohio State University where she is a Family and Consumer Science Education major. Michele is the granddaughter of Lou De Marinis a charter member of Beta Omicron Chapter at Youngstown University.

 

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