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Merrimack College Commencement

Recognition Awards

The following individuals from the Merrimack College community were recognized during commencement weekend for their extraordinary academic, athletic and community-based achievements.

Faculty Award

Edward G. Roddy Jr. Outstanding Teacher of the Year 2017

Douglas White
Professor of Physics

Nominated by his students and peers, White was selected for the award based on his devotion to teaching excellence, care and concern for students and deep dedication to learning. 

Student Awards

The Edward J. Burns Medal

Hampus Gustaffson ’17
Bachelor of Science, Business Administration (Management)

For being the top-ranked student in the Girard School of Business.

Cardinal Cushing Medal

Jenna Rutkey ’17
Bachelor of Arts, Communication and Media

For being the top-ranked student in the social sciences.

Bishop Markham Medal

Victoria Lambert ’17
Bachelor of Arts, English/Communication and Media

For being the top-ranked student in the humanities.

Merrimack Medal

Elizabeth Egan ’17
Bachelor of Science, Exercise Science

For being the graduating student who most reflects commitment and outstanding service to the college community throughout her undergraduate years.

Victor J. Mill Medal

Monica Lewis ’17
Bachelor of Science, Business Administration (Accounting)

For being the highest-ranked graduate in professional studies.

David A. Rafferty III Award

Hampus Gustaffson ’17
Bachelor of Science, Business Administration (Management)
Men’s Ice Hockey Team

Carly Muscaro ’17
Bachelor of Arts, Criminology
Women’s Track and Field

Presented annually to the male and female graduating student-athletes whose athletic achievements and academic performance set the standard for all Merrimack Warriors.

Joseph and Ruth Sheehan School of Education and Social Policy Teacher Excellence Medal

Megan Bouchard ’17
Bachelor of Arts, Stem Education

For demonstrating tremendous potential in teaching excellence, while taking into account GPA, leadership and commitment to social justice.

The Very Rev. Mortimer A. Sullivan, O.S.A., Medal

Kyle Skey ’17
Bachelor of Science, Electrical Engineering

For being the top-ranked student in the School of Science and Engineering.