Members of The University's National Association for Music Education Collegiate Chapter

Music Students Win Prestigious Awards at National Competition

The University’s National Association for Music Education Collegiate Chapter (NAfME-C) was recently selected to receive two national awards, the Chapter of Excellence for its Music Program and the Professional Achievement Award.

The music program at Marywood University has been selected in the Best Music Program Category for the University’s National Association for Music Education Collegiate Chapter for its work with the Wind and String Celebrations.

Harlow Alexander, Dupont, Pa., junior music education student and NAfME chapter president, has been selected for the Professional Achievement Award. Ms. Alexander was chosen for her commitment and dedication to NAfME and Music Education. This recognition is awarded to collegiate members who have served in an exemplary manner.

The purpose of the Professional Achievement Award is to recognize individual collegiate members for their commitment and dedication to NAfME and music education and for serving their chapters in an exemplary manner.

Both Marywood University’s NAfME-C Chapter and Harlow Alexander will be formally recognized on stage at the NAfME National Assembly in Washington, D.C., as part of the NAfME Awards program in June 2018.

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First row (left to right): Amanda Murphy, freshman, Moscow, Pa.; Kristen Kelleher, freshman, Milford, Pa.; Emily Felker, freshman, Farmingdale, N.Y.; Mariana Winters, sophomore, Clarks Summit, Pa.; Sister Joan McCusker, IHM, Ph.D., NAfME-C faculty sponsor; Harlow Alexander, Junior, NAfME-C chapter president, Dupont, Pa.; Taylor Morgan, sophomore, Jermyn, Pa.; Shannon Would, sophomore, Scranton, Pa.; and Jessica Velardi, senior, Bethlehem, Pa.

Second row (left to right): Karen Whitaker, freshman, Clarks Summit, Pa.; Kerri Mulligan, freshman, Forty Fort, Pa.; Gabriella Tolerico, sophomore, Peckville, Pa.; Maxwell Angelroth, sophomore, Larksville, Pa.; Nicholas Viccica, junior, West Pittston, Pa.; Jerome Nidoh, junior, Clarks Summit, Pa.; Drake Dewald, freshman, Mountain Top, Pa.; F. David Romines, D.M.A., associate professor of music, director of bands, and music, theatre, and dance department co-chair; Paulie VanVestraut, freshman, Scranton, Pa.; James Rinaggio, senior, Scranton, Pa.; Craig Beavers, freshman, Moscow, Pa.; Jonathan Mengoni, junior, NAfME-C vice president, Jessup, Pa.; Theresa Staerker, sophomore, Albany, N.Y.; Patrick Smith, freshman, Carbondale, Pa.; Quinn Roberts, freshman, Mountain Top; and Abigail Kane, junior, Kingston, Pa.