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17 MNE graduates awarded medals, honors

Pedro Peguero

Mercyhurst North East recently recognized the outstanding contributions of 17 students during a special awards dinner and ceremony at Lake View Country Club. Graduates who were honored included:

Pedro Peguero, a business administration major, earned the Medal of Honor, the highest award presented to a graduating student at Mercyhurst North East, and was student speaker at graduation on May 14. 


Brenda Fernandes, an adult student in the culinary arts and hospitality management program, received the Robert S. Miller Award; and Megan McKinney, a criminal justice major, earned the Redemptorist Fathers Award. Business management student Ashley Magee received the Letoinne Barnett Memorial Award, given to a graduate of the Booker T. Washington Center campus who most exemplifies the "Carpe Diem Spirit" exhibited by Barnett. 


Program awards went to Kendra Bentley, business administration; Megan McKinney, criminal justice; Kymberly Braine, culinary arts and hospitality management; Deja Dixon, liberal arts; Elise Wurst, associate of science in nursing; Cortnee Yost, occupational therapy assistant; Christina Brown, physical therapist assistant; Caitlin Poulson, respiratory therapist; Joshua Curry, computer systems support; James Glasser, health studies; Kaitlyn Bratton, early childhood education; and Meghan Borgesen, medical laboratory technician. Drew DelSignore (baseball) was the men’s student athlete of the year, while Kiersten Coho (softball) and Kymberly Braine (soccer) were honored as women’s student athletes of the year.