Divida Veneziano Receives Saint Catherine Medal
Immaculata University is pleased to announce that Worcester, PA, resident Divida Veneziano ’18 recently received the prestigious Saint Catherine of Alexandria Medal for 2017-2018. The Medal was given during the annual College of Undergraduate Studies Honors Convocation.
Kappa Gamma Pi, a national honor society for graduates of Catholic colleges, sponsors this medal which is named after Saint Catherine of Alexandria, who represents wisdom, fortitude, and Christian service. Kappa Gamma Pi offers the medal to a student at the conclusion of his/her junior year. The selection is made by the University faculty and/or classmates on the basis of leadership and service to the institution.
As an Education major with a minor in Psychology, Veneziano is an active student. She is president of the Psi Chi Psychology Honors Society, a member of the Immaculata Undergraduate Honor Society, the National Honors Society of Leadership and Success, and Kappa Delta Pi Education Honors Society. In addition, Veneziano is a member of the women’s basketball team, student-athlete advisory committee, Catholic Athletes for Christ, and serves as an admissions Ambassador and tutor. During her time at Immaculata, she was the service chair for Alpha Xi, a Mac Mentor, and chair for New Student Orientation. She also volunteered her time participating in service trips to Peru and the Chester County Food Bank.
“I am truly honored, and humbled, to have been chosen for this award, but I could not have done it without the love and support from my family, friends, faculty, and administrators at Immaculata,” Veneizano stated. “They truly push me to be a better person each and every day, and I cannot thank them enough for all the amazing opportunities they have provided throughout my four years here.”
Located on the Main Line in scenic Chester County, 20 miles west of Philadelphia, Immaculata University is a Catholic comprehensive, coeducational institution of higher learning. On November 12, 1920, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania granted a college charter at the request of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary (IHM) thus making Immaculata the first Catholic women’s college in the region. The IHM Sisters’ mission of educating women for more than 165 years has produced approximately 22,000 alumni worldwide and currently has nearly 3,000 students enrolled in 53 undergraduate majors, seven master’s degree programs, three doctoral degree programs, and over 40 additional professional endorsement, certificate and certification programs. Immaculata University contributes to the development of the whole person of any faith, fostering a commitment to truth, service, justice, and peace.