Handler Scholars

2018 Handler Scholar Induction Ceremony

The Handler Scholars Class of 2022 members were formally inducted in a ceremony held on September 9, 2018. The incoming class students were welcomed by President Richard Feldman, Dean Jeffrey Runner, and Dean Jon Burdick, who gave brief remarks about each and why they were selected as a Handler Scholar.

This year’s student speaker, Handler Scholar Arantza Romero ’20, spoke of her gratitude to Rich, Martha, and their family for their contributions to the Handler Scholars as well as their genuine interest in the Scholars’ successes. In addition, Arantza talked about the meaning of being a Handler Scholar and being a part of the Handler Scholar Family.

Individual introductions and Arantza’s speech are viewable below.

Arantza Romero ’20
Atlanta, GA
Major: Chemical Engineering

Happy Birthday to Jake & Ewin

Jeanette Alcantara ’22
Houston, TX
Major: Public Health/Health Policy
Minor: Business

Antony Alvarado ’22
Wilmington, CA
Major: Biochemistry

Quince Assenberg ’22
Portland, OR
Majors: Economics, Computer Science

Lila Balistrieri ’22
Verona, PA
Majors: Neuroscience and/or Business

Aaron Huynh ’22
Hyannis, MA
Major: Biomedical Engineering (Pre-Medical track)
Minor: Environmental Engineering

John Maqui ’22
Anchorage, AK
Major: Biology
Minors: French and/or Anthropology

Josey Medley ’22
Pontotoc, MS
Major: Mechanical Engineering

Francis Pellegrino ’22
Webster, NY
Major: Optical Engineering
Minor: Legal Studies

Heriniaina “Heri” Rajaoberison ’22
Antananarivo, Madagascar
Major: Mechanical Engineering

Brielle Ramkissoon ’22
Astoria, NY
Major: Chemistry
GRADE Program

Prajita Shrestha ’22
Kathmandu, Nepal
Majors: Epidemiology; Data Science/Economics/Statistics

Reanna Stewart ’22
Gloversville, NY
Majors: Biology/Cell & Development; Spanish

Andrew Thankson ’22
Aburi, Ghana
Majors: Computer Science; Electrical and Computer Engineering

Brendon Tran ’22
Dunellen, NJ
Major: Biomedical Engineering or Genetics
Minor: International Relations

Rebecca Wright ’22
Benson, AZ
Major: Anthropology

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