SMLR Students Receive Awards & Honors for Academic Achievement

SMLR students were recently honored as academic scholars during Rutgers University’s 2012 Academic Excellence Award and Phi Beta Kappa ceremonies.

Ten SMLR sophomores received the University’s Academic Excellence Award at an honorary event held at the College Avenue Gym on April 22. The scholars were recognized for being among the top 10% of sophomores from all schools at Rutgers’ New Brunswick/Piscataway location. Award recipients were chosen based on their grade point average.

Barry Qualls, Rutgers University vice president for undergraduate education, congratulates SMLR students who were inducted into Phi Beta Kappa. From left are HRM students Dunia Galarza, Beth Schrettner, and Alexandra Minond.

On April 29, five SMLR students were inducted into Phi Beta Kappa, the nation’s oldest and most widely known academic honor society that celebrates and advocates excellence in the liberal arts and sciences. These scholars join a distinguished group of Phi Beta Kappa members, including former U.S. President Bill Clinton, singer and activist Paul Robeson, and film director Francis Ford Coppola.

Congratulations to all award winners and honorees! SMLR’s scholars include:


Labor Studies and Employment Relations Students
•    Margaret Andrews
•    Lisa Flynn
•    Maria Garzon*
•    Dylan Martis*
•    David Mccurdy
•    Colleen Urban
•    Elizabeth Vasquez

*Students with an asterisk have achieved a 4.0 cumulative grade point average.


Labor Studies and Employment Relations Students
•    Caroline Vitale
•    Paul Myron

Human Resource Management Students
•    Alexandra Minond
•    Beth Schrettner
•    Dunia Galarza