Skip to main content

Alpha Omega Psi (AOP) 2022-2023 Induction

Congratulations to our 24 inductees!!

Student Success and the First Year Experience office at Salem State University recently inducted 24 outstanding sophomore students into Alpha Omega Psi, an honor society for students who demonstrate strong academic performance and engagement at the university.  During their first-year, these students participated in the Salem Sate University Emerging Scholars Program and successfully completed all requirements while maintaining a commitment to their academic success.

Emerging Scholars participants are paired with graduate student success coaches and participate in a variety of guided sessions and focused programs throughout their first year.  The program is designed to build students’ academic and life skills.  

The induction ceremony took place on Tuesday, October 24 and included Emerging Scholars success coaches, Rachell Krell and Ediana Cruz; Exploratory Program Coordinator and former Emerging Scholars Success Coach, Carolyn Tracy as well as Alpha Omega Psi eboard members Nicole Bassett, Elios Klefti and Kyriah Smithson.  An inspiring keynote address was given by assistant vice president, Lee Brossoit.  Inductees received a formal certificate and a medallion to wear as part of their commencement regalia when they graduate.

Chetnik notes, “Emerging Scholars provides students an opportunity to take ownership of their college experience while taking advantage of a coach whose sole focus is to motivate and guide them on that journey.  While college can be hectic, these students completed all required sessions and were able to demonstrate a strong academic record at the end of their first year.”

Tracy states, “"The students in Emerging Scholars program were hard working and dedicated this past year. Even as many worked multiple jobs and supported families, students showed up and engaged. They persevered to meet the requirements and we are so proud of their efforts. I have no doubt that with their drive and academic success, they will do well in all their future endeavors.”

The Emerging Scholars Program is one of many initiatives at Salem State University designed to connect first-year students with supports which assists them in achieving success on their journey towards college completion.

Student Inductees:

  • Isabella Alcaraz, Business Administration and Sport & Movement Science, South Hadley
  • Arizona Arbour, Education, Monson
  • Abby Blessington, Nursing, Shrewsbury
  • Elizabeth Bromley, Criminal Justice, Abington
  • Patricia                 Cadogan, Nursing, Boston
  • Nate Calefati, Business Administration, Fanwood
  • Sydney Collazo, Social Work, Medford
  • Nicolas Cristoforo, Geography, Beverly
  • Sophie Denish, Nursing, Milton
  • Ryan Dufresne, Undeclared, Wilbraham
  • Paris Dupras, Psychology, Fall River
  • Samuel Feliciano, Psychology, East Longmeadow
  • Ally Gracia, Criminal Justice, West Yarmouth
  • Niccole Gonzalez, Education, Revere
  • Jordyn Kilroy, Biology, Haverhill
  • Ava McEvoy, English, Huddardston
  • Jessica Mejia, Healthcare Studies and Spanish, Revere
  • Emely Montoya, Nursing, Waltham
  • Nathan James O'Connell, Business Administration, Somerville
  • Lucy Parker, Psychology, Townsend
  • Cassia Picardy, Media & Communication, Peabody
  • Riley Plowman, Psychology, Wilmington
  • Emilie Walsh, Biology, Westford
  • Joshua Zepeda, Nursing, Guadalajara
Back to top