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These six seniors were selected as the 2019 Beaudry Award finalists:

Angela Aviquivil
Aviquivil Angela

Angela Aviquivil is the daughter of Helen and Ramon Aviquivil from Parma, Ohio. She is a Psychology major on the Child and Family studies track. Upon graduation, Angela will be completing her Master’s degree through JCU’s Counseling program on the Clinical Mental Health Counseling track.

Leadership

Angela served as an orientation leader for two years for incoming first-year students through the Office of Student Engagement. She has also served as a resident assistant her junior year and then as a senior resident assistant the following year, where she was the co-chair of the Resident Assistant Recruitment and Selection Committee. Through experiences with these leadership opportunities, Angela was awarded the Outstanding Student Leader Award in 2018 and the Sue Nickel-Schindewolf RA of the Year Award at the Northeast Ohio Housing Officers Conference in 2019. Since her sophomore year, Angela served as the immersion intern for Campus Ministry, aiding the program with administrative and logistical components for the trips.

Commitment to Christian Values

Throughout her four years at JCU, Angela has participated in and led multiple retreats through Campus Ministry. She participated in Manresa 30, the 8-day silent retreat, and the Crossroads retreat. She also had the opportunity to lead three first-year retreats and serve as a student leader during Living the Mission Day. Angela has attended the Social Justice Teach-in at Case Western Reserve University and the Ignatian Family Teach-in for Justice in Washington D.C. Angela also enjoys attending mass at Gesu Church, St. Francis Chapel, and at Murphy Mass.

Academic Achievement

Angela is majoring in Psychology on the Child and Family Studies track. She was offered and accepted a seat in JCU’s Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program and is on track to start in the Fall. Angela is the recipient of the John Huntington Presidential Scholarships. Through her four years as an undergraduate, she has maintained Dean’s list status for multiple semesters.

Service to the Community and/or Civic Community

Angela has participated in various weekly services throughout her four years through the Center for Service and Social Action. These sites included St. Vincent’s Charity Hospital, Julie Billiart School, Cuyahoga County Juvenile Detention Center, Gearity Professional Development School, and the Warrensville Heights Public Library. During her junior year, she was a participant in an immersion experience to Nicaragua, where she and her group lived in community through homestays and learned about Fair Trade and the political history of Nicaragua. During her senior year, Angela co-led JCU’s first immersion to Montgomery, Alabama where the learning focus was on the civil rights movement and mass incarceration. All of these experiences shaped her world-view and opened her mind to multiple perspectives of those she worked alongside.

Emilie Christie
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Emilie Christie is the daughter of Jeffrey and Frances Christie from Chautauqua, New York. She is currently working as a research technician at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner Research Institute Department of Neurosciences and applying to medical school.

Leadership

Emilie has led student groups with the Center for Service and Social Action during the Jesuit Day of Service and Living the Mission Day. For two years she served a chair position within the Arrupe Scholars on the Community Building Committee, held a position on the Pre-Health Society Executive Board, and served as Secretary of Students for Social Justice. Emilie’s favorite leadership experience was the opportunity to serve as student coordinator for the Honduras Immersion in 2017.

Commitment to Christian Values

Throughout her time at John Carroll, Emilie has maintained an emphasis on reflection and spiritual health through involvement with Campus Ministry. She participated in two immersion experiences to Honduras, one in 2016 and one in 2017. She also went on several retreats, including the Roots retreat and Manresa 34; in 2017 Emilie completed the 8-day Silent Retreat, during which participants learn and engage in the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius Loyola. In 2016 she was inducted into Alpha Sigma Nu, the Jesuit Honor Society, recognizing her commitment to the core principles of Jesuit education. Emilie has the opportunity to live out her Christian values every day through commitment to service, activism, and participation in social justice conferences and marches. She enjoys mentoring younger students as a senior Arrupe Scholar and Chemistry Teaching Assistant, helping them feel included and welcome.

Academic Achievement

Emilie was a January 2019 graduate in Biology and Neuroscience, with a minor in Spanish and Hispanic Studies. She graduated summa cum laude, with an overall GPA of 3.92 and a Biology GPA of 3.99. Emilie is one of very few students to graduate with both Arrupe and Honors designations, having completed capstone projects for the Arrupe Scholars, the Honors Program, and the Neuroscience Program. She presented her Honors thesis considering the ethics and effectiveness of medical brigades at the Celebration of Scholarship in 2018, and the manuscript was published on Carroll Collected. She presented her Neuroscience thesis at the Eastern Colleges Science Conference in 2018 and won the award for Outstanding Paper in Cell and Molecular Biology and the award for Outstanding Presentation in Cell and Molecular Biology. Emilie was recognized on the Dean’s List every semester she attended Carroll. She was very dedicated to her studies of Spanish, and in 2016 received the award for Excellence in Advanced Spanish. She received many scholarships for her academic achievement, including two scholarships awarded to only one pre-medical student each year. In 2017, Emilie was chosen for a research internship studying Multiple Sclerosis at the Cleveland Clinic. She presented her work at the Cleveland Clinic, winning second place in the Lerner Summer Poster Session. She continues to work at the Cleveland Clinic as a research technician.

Service to the University and/or Civic Community

Emilie is dedicated to service on campus, in Cleveland, and internationally. She had the opportunity to encounter community members visiting JCU’s campus on the service events of Danie’s Day and Through the Eyes of the Child. She also volunteered on campus as a first responder with JCU EMS. Emilie spent several years fighting human trafficking in Cleveland through partnership with the Renee Jones Empowerment Center and Save Our Adolescents from Prostitution (S.O.A.P.). She has also volunteered with people of all ages and abilities at Fatima Family Center, Eliza Bryant Village, and Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital. Emilie spent two semesters working on the HIV Prevention and Education Team with Care Alliance Health Center, reaching vulnerable populations for HIV testing and treatment. Internationally, Emilie has been heavily involved in the Honduras immersion. Most recently, she helped fundraise and collect over one ton of medical supplies to bring to rural villages for medical brigades – and when she got back she spent a year researching the impact of such brigades on rural communities globally.

Nick Colby
Colby Nick

Nick Colby is from Russia, Ohio and is the son of Craig and Patricia Colby. Next year, he will be attending the Ohio State University Physical Therapy School.

Leadership

In campus ministry, Nick was the student coordinator for the January 2018 immersion to Jamaica, was a prayer leader for the Manresa 33 retreat, and a senior co-leader for the Manresa 36 retreat. He also acted as a SWAT leader for the past three years and participated as a student leader during Living the Mission week. He was a member of the Leadership Scholars’ program and participated in classwork involving leadership theory. He was a member of the track and field team, where he lead his event group as a 7-time Conference qualifier, 3-time National qualifier, and acquired All-OAC and All-American honors.

Commitment to Christian Values

Nick has participated in and led several retreats, such as the First Year Retreat and Manresa. He also participated in and led immersion experiences to Jamaica. He composes bi-weekly reflections on different quotes and experiences for the Campus Ministry Instagram page. He attends Sunday night mass and Murphy mass on a weekly basis. He has participated in different weekly service programs through the Center for Service and Social Justice and completed an internship with a non-profit administration in East Cleveland this past summer.

Academic Achievement

Nick holds a 3.98 GPA and made the Dean’s list for seven consecutive semesters. He is a member of the Honors Program and the Leadership Scholars’ Program and is working on two capstone projects. During his freshman year, he was awarded the General Chemistry Outstanding Student award, and has worked as a general chemistry lab teaching assistant since his sophomore year. As a student-athlete, he has been recognized with numerous Academic-All OAC and Academic-All American honors. He has participated in 200+ hours of pre-professional physical therapy observation experience.

Service to University/Greater Cleveland Area

Nick has participated in two weekly service programs through the Center for Service and Social Action at Eliza Bryant Nursing Home and Julie Billiart School. He also completed a summer internship with St. Clair Superior Development Corporation, a non-profit organization in Cleveland. During this internship, he organized and executed the “50 Healthy Homes” Project, where we supplied delivered lead-free paint to residents whose homes were originally painted with lead paint and posed health risks to their families. He also completed a project plan for the corporation to form a partnership with Ohio City Farms to bring fresh produce into the service area, which is considered a food desert.

Sean Freeman
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Sean Freeman is a Communication major with a Digital Media Concentration and minors in Business, Political Science, and Peace Justice & Human Rights. He is from LaGrange Park, IL and is the son of Mary and Tim Freeman.

Leadership

Throughout Sean’s time at John Carroll, he has served on the Student Organizations Budget Board, been a member of the CSSA Student Leadership Team, a Sports Captain for the Sports Information Department, member of the Leadership Tier Program, and was a Student Leader for the Cleveland Neighborhood project among other leadership roles. Through the Center for Service and Social Action, Sean has served on the leadership team of liaisons. In the Sports Information Department, he worked directly with four varsity teams to guarantee they are adequately covered by the JCU Sports website and accounts.

Commitment to Christian Values

Sean has led the First Year Retreat, and along with Manresa 32 and 38, he has been able to improve his relationship with those around him, himself and with God. Sean was also selected to speak on the university learning goal of Service at this past year’s New Student Convocation. As a member of the Catholic Relief Services organization, Sean has helped bring social awareness to a variety of issues including human trafficking, immigration, Fair Trade and the environment.

Academic Achievement

Sean has been a member of the Dean’s List for four semesters at John Carroll University. Due to his GPA accumulated for his major, Sean was added into the Department of Communication and Theatre’s 2018 Lambda Pi Eta (Eta Eta chapter) of the national Communication Honor Society.

Service to the University and/or Civic Community

Through various immersion experiences and service projects, Sean has increased his knowledge of issues around the city of Cleveland, the country and the world. After travelling to Immokalee, Florida, Sean kept in touch with the community partner, the Coalition of Immokalee Workers, and helped them come to John Carroll on four separate occasions. After his immersion experience at the U.S.-Mexico Border, Sean and his group helped organize a week’s worth of events including a panel with an immigration lawyer and a demonstration representing the lives lost while crossing the southern border of the United States. On his final immersion trip, he was a student coordinator for El Salvador. These have been the most transformative experiences at John Carroll, allowing him to learn about the world around him in an intimate, deeply personal way.

Anna Masica
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Anna Masica is the daughter of Steve and Michelle Masica. She is a Marketing major with a double minor in Entrepreneurship and Peace, Justice, and Human Rights from Wadsworth, Ohio. She is currently a finalist for the Venture for America Fellowship and is looking to pursue a job in marketing and advertising upon graduation.

Leadership

Anna has held leadership positions on Jesuit Day of Service, and has led her peers on the Manresa 37 team and as a Cuba Immersion student coordinator. She has attended the University Leaders Summit put on by Ignatian Solidarity Network. Anna has held various positions in the Greek Community, such as Public Relations Vice President and Ritual Chairwoman of her sorority, Gamma Phi Beta, as well as Vice President for Recruitment Counselors on the Panhellenic Executive Board. She has been a member of the Dance Marathon Executive Board as well as the Chair of Footprints for Fatima for two years, both of which raise money for family or children in need. She works in the Sports Information Department, where she writes stories on alumni. Anna is a Tour Guide and is on the Tour Guide Leadership Team as well as the Executive Board for the Admitted Students Celebration.

Commitment to Christian Values

Anna has participated in three immersion experiences throughout her time at John Carroll, the first to Guatemala, the second to Nicaragua and her third, in which she was a student leader, was to Cuba. She is a Eucharistic Minister and Lector at mass and frequently participates in both Sunday mass and Wednesday night Murphy mass. Anna has attended the Manresa 30 retreat and co-led the Manresa 37 retreat. She has also attended other retreats such as the First-Year Retreat, One-Day Silent Retreat, and Crossroads Retreat among others. Anna was also able to live out her Christian values for outside of school as an intern for three years at Ignatian Solidarity Network, where she was able to help work towards justice in the world.

Academic Achievement

Anna is a member of the Arrupe Scholars Program and she has connected her academic research to various advocacy projects. She is presenting this year at Celebration of Scholarship on her advocacy project of Food Security. She has also widened her academic interests in the American Marketing Association, Entrepreneurship Minor Club, as well as having a radio show on WJCU for three years. Anna is a part of the Greek Leadership Honor Society, Order of Omega, and has made the Dean’s List throughout her time here. Anna has had three academic internships within her time at John Carroll.

Service to the University and/or Civic Community

As an Arrupe Scholar, Anna has been active in service both to campus and the surrounding community. She has been involved in Footprints for Fatima. She has served on the Footprints committee for a year and then as chairperson for two years. She participated every year in Jesuit Day of Service, Danie’s Day, Through the Eyes of a Child, and Boler Community Day. She has attended multiple immersions where she learned first-hand, about poverty, Fair Trade, women’s rights, governmental powers, and much more. Anna also actively participated in weekly service with the men and women at Youthability and for three years visited the Cuyahoga Country Juvenile Detention Center with the Carroll Ballers.

Caitlin Matthews – 2019 Beaudry Award Winner!
Caitlin Matthews

Caitlin Matthews is the daughter of Jim and Mary-Beth Matthews from Toledo, OH. She is studying Sociology/Criminology on the Human Service, Health and Social Justice track, and has a double minor in Political Science and Peace, Justice and Human Rights. After graduation, she will be doing a year of service with the Jesuit Volunteer Corps.

Leadership

During her four years at John Carroll, Caitlin has served as a Student Liaison in the Center for Service and Social Action. Her role there has been to be the point person between CSSA and the service partner and to lead student participants through reflection related to their experience, as well as serving as a site leader for both Living the Mission Day and Jesuit Day of Service. During her four years as an Arrupe Scholar, Caitlin has also served as chair for the Fatima Family Food Drive. Caitlin has also served as a campus tour guide for three years, and through that experience was part of the leadership team for both the Class of 2021 and Class of 2022 Celebrations. Through Campus Ministry, Caitlin was able to serve on the Manresa 37 Team as well as serve as a student coordinator for the immersion experience to the U.S.-Mexico Border.

Commitment to Christian Values

Throughout her time at Carroll, Caitlin feels lucky to have been a part of many of the faith-based activities that JCU has to offer. In 2017, Caitlin was a participant on the immersion experience to Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota, and in May 2018 Caitlin served as a student coordinator to the U.S.-Mexico Border immersion. Through Campus Ministry, she has also been a participant on many retreats including the 2015 First Year retreat, Crossroads Retreat and Manresa 33, and served as a leader for the 2017 First Year retreat and Manresa 37. She has also been a member of organizations like Carroll Faith Communities and Students for Social Justice, as well as participated in Campus Ministry nights of worship and been a regular attendee of Sunday and Wednesday night masses on campus. Finally, Caitlin’s experiences interning at the Gateway Center in Atlanta, GA and at the West Side Catholic Center in Cleveland have both allowed her to live out Christian values as she works to serve individuals experiencing homelessness.

Academic Achievement

Caitlin has made the Dean’s List all seven semesters during her time at Carroll. She is also a member of Alpha Kappa Delta, the International Honor Society of Sociology, as well as the Arrupe Scholars program. For her capstone project in the Arrupe Scholars program she worked to create a panel analyzing the legal issues of the immigration system, and she will be presenting on this project at Celebration of Scholarship this spring. In 2016 she spent a week in Boston, MA with Oxfam America as one of 50 student leaders from across the country chosen as a CHANGE Leader, working to transform their passions for social justice into meaningful action on campus. She also presented on the Carroll Ballers program at the 2018 National IMPACT Conference, historically the largest annual conference focused on the civic engagement of college students in community service, service-learning, community-based research, advocacy and other forms of social action.

Service to the University And/or Civic Community

Through Caitlin’s involvement with the Arrupe Scholars, Campus Ministry, and CSSA, she has been able to serve in a wide variety of roles throughout her four years. During her four years as a student liaison in CSSA, Caitlin has committed to service activities at the Fatima Family Center, the Boys and Girls Club, Building Hope in the City, and a variety of schools in the Cleveland area. She has also been a participant and student coordinator of the Carroll Ballers program, which consisted of building relationships with kids in the Juvenile Detention Center. Finally, she completed the Shepherd internship, a poverty studies internship, in Atlanta, GA at a homeless services agency and has continued her commitment to people experiencing homelessness through her current internship at the West Side Catholic Center.

The Beaudry Award recognizes outstanding service in the following areas:

  • Leadership
  • Commitment to Christian values
  • Academic achievement
  • Service to the University and/or greater community

Graduating seniors vote for the winner during the JCU Grad Fair.