SOA Students Making News

The CBU chapter president of Phi Alpha Theta, Eddie Gallarno, announced that three new members were initiated last month into the National Honorary History Society. Amy Rohling, Mustafa Hmood, and David Ruiz-Padilla are the society’s newest members.  All three students are CBU History majors. Amy is from Nashville, Mustafa is from Iraq, and David is from Horn Lake, Mississippi.

The Commissioning Ceremony for the 12th Cohort of the LANCE (Lasallian Association of New Catholic Educators) and LEaPS (Lasallian Educators and Professional Scholars) was held September 23 in Stritch Chapel. Seven new members were commissioned to join the current six members in their second year. The LANCE teachers are placed in schools in the Catholic Diocese of Memphis, and our first LEaPS teacher is in the Shelby County Schools. They live in community on the CBU campus in the Avery apartments and are working on their master’s degrees in Education. The newly commissioned teachers are Elizabeth Ellman (MAT), Elizabeth George (MEd), Amber Lipford (MAT), Alexandra Odegaard (MEd), Clarence Say (MAT), Angelica Schutz (MAT), and Emma Voelker (MAT).

Derrick Brown, MAT Special Ed – teaches at Riverview Middle and has opened ‘The Academy’ an after school center for students in the Riverview area who need academic help and mentoring.

Lady Buc outside hitter Alexis Gillis (Visual Arts ’17) was named the GSC Defensive Volleyball Player of the Week. Gillis collected 3.25 digs per set, 39 in all, for the Lady Bucs last week, adding 38 kills, five aces and four blocks as well.

Twee Le, B.A. Liberal Studies, was accepted to Teach For America in Memphis.

Latoria Lewis (History ’11) is a now first-year law student at Faulkner University School of Law in Montgomery, AL.

Anthony Maranise, OblSB (Religious Studies ’11, Catholic Studies ’17) published an article entitled, “He visto la faz de Dios” in the September issue of La Palabra Entre Nosotros.

Emily Phillips (Studio Art ’15) was selected as a recipient of a $1000 award from the River Arts Festival, which was presented on May 30 at the Jay Etkin Gallery during the River Arts poster unveiling.

Lady Buc defender Gabrielle Pilgrim (English ’17) was named to the Capital One Academic All-District Team (Soccer) for the South Region. She has played 14 games, starting 13, and she carries a perfect 4.0 GPA in English.

Ashley Williams (Liberal Studies ’15) was named CARL of the Year. CARL stands for CBU Advising Registration Leader. The program is available to students who are interested in helping their peers have a fullfilling CBU experience.