30 Holy Cross Students Inducted Into Jesuit Honor Society

2021 Alpha Sigma Nu student honorees. Photo by John Buckingham

Alpha Sigma Nu acceptance is granted to less than four percent of the class

Thirty Holy Cross students were inducted into Alpha Sigma Nu, the Jesuit honor society founded in 1915, at a ceremony held on Sunday, Oct. 24th in the Rehm Library. The new inductees exemplify the society’s values of excellence in scholarship, loyalty and service. 

Selection to Alpha Sigma Nu is one of the highest honors that can be given on a Jesuit campus. Candidates for membership are selected from the top 15 percent of their class, and from this group membership will be awarded to only four percent.

In addition to the student inductees, three members of the College community were inducted as honorary members: Holy Cross President Vincent D. RougeauAmber Hupp, associate professor and chair in the chemistry department, and Stephanie Clark, program coordinator and lecturer in the deaf studies and sign languages department. 

Alpha Sigma Nu, the only honor society permitted to bear the Jesuit name, encourages its members to a lifetime pursuit of intellectual development, deepening Ignatian spirituality, service to others and a commitment to the core principles of Jesuit education. 

Inductees include:

  • William Baschwitz ‘22: Croton-on-Hudson, N.Y., English major, education minor
  • Kerry Bresnahan ‘22: Osterville, Mass., biology major, environmental studies minor
  • Julie Brewer ‘22: Arlington, Va., psychology major, neuroscience minor
  • Jocelyn Buggy ‘22: Darien, Conn., history major, religious studies and education double minor
  • Julia Cashman ‘22: Worcester, Mass., sociology major
  • Andrew Corbett ‘22: Norwell, Mass., chemistry major, neuroscience minor
  • Stephen Dierkes ‘22: Drexel Hill, Pa., classics major
  • Molly Doyle ‘22: West Newfield, Maine, history major, peace and conflict studies and social justice concentration
  • Michael Elacqua ‘22: Utica, N.Y., psychology major
  • Sara Guay ‘22: Concord, N.H., biology major, biochemistry concentration
  • Margaret Haley ‘22: East Weymouth, Mass., computer science major, statistics minor
  • William Hamilton ‘22: Andover, Mass., English and political science double major, rhetoric and composition minor
  • Kathryn Hauver ‘22: Shrewsbury, Mass., sociology major; business, ethics, and society minor
  • Emma Keane ‘22: Whitestone, N.Y., psychology and German double major
  • Katie Knippler ‘22: Hanover, N.H., English and German double major
  • Isabella Lanna ‘22: East Greenwich, R.I., psychology and Spanish double major
  • John Larsen ‘22: Rumford, R.I., Asian studies and history double major, peace and conflict studies concentration
  • Clare Lawler ‘22: Winchester, Mass., English major, peace and conflict studies concentration
  • Michael Luciano ‘22: North Reading, Mass., economics and mathematics double major
  • Monica Nakhla ‘22: North Attleboro, Mass., biology major, deaf studies and American sign language minor
  • Matthew Robertson ‘22: Westford, Mass., chemistry major and anthropology minor
  • Aidan Ruppert ‘22: Rochester, N.Y., psychology and sociology major, German minor
  • Anne-Catherine Schaaf ‘22: Westfield, N.Y., classics major, gender sexuality, and women’s studies concentration
  • Lindsay Spallone ‘22: Ridgefield, Conn., political science and Spanish double major
  • Ramses Taveras ‘22: New Haven, Conn., economics and international studies double major
  • Emily Taylor ‘22: Hopkinton, Mass., psychology major, neuroscience minor
  • Lindsay Vacca ‘22: Canton, Conn., accounting major
  • Lauren Vitelli ‘22: West Hartford, Conn., psychology and deaf studies and American sign language double major
  • Amanda Wilderman ‘22: Westbrook, Conn., political science major, deaf studies and American sign language minor,  peace and conflict studies concentration
  • Mary Woodall ‘22: Summit, N.J., religious studies major, gender sexuality, and women’s studies concentration

Also at the ceremony, it was announced that the following students will serve as the executive board officers: Stephen Dierkes ‘22, president; Lauren Vitelli ‘22, vice president; Amanda Wilderman ‘22, secretary; Aidan Ruppert ‘22, treasurer.