Skip to main content

Book Awards Ease the Cost of Textbooks for Honors Program Students

Each year, Point Park University's Honors Program recognizes honors students who have earned outstanding grades while maintaining active involvement in the program's activities with Book Awards.

The goal of Book Awards is to ease the cost of textbooks and promote continued contributions to the many Honors Program and Honors Student Organization events.

For the 2016-17 academic year, 18 students qualified with the highest QPAs as well as recorded participation in service, academic or social events sponsored by the program.

Some of those events and activities included staffing a water station at Pittsburgh's Great Race, raising $1,200 for the Susan G. Komen Foundation, collecting toys and monetary donations for The Alliance, traveling to New York City for an Alternative Spring Break that focused on an advocacy project this year, and collecting toiletries and other items for Pittsburgh's Operation Safety Net.

This year's Book Award recipients include:

  • Lauren Balint
  • Jon Bros
  • Lauren Clouser
  • Josh Croup
  • Jimmy Elinski
  • Trillium Falotico
  • Gregory Nolf
  • Megan Thorpe
  • Kelly Tran
  • Bri Wuenschel
  • Mei Lu Barnum
  • Jess Webb
  • Autumn Barszczowski
  • Laura Chelgren
  • Lindsey Clements
  • Stacia Paglieri
  • Kayla Snyder

Trillium Falotico, a dance major, was grateful to receive the award.

"I greatly appreciate it," Falotico said. "And I look forward to another year of HSO activities."

Laura Chelgren, a theater arts: performance and practices major, also expressed her gratitude and said, "I will put it to good use."

Learn More

Learn more about the benefits of being in Point Park University's Honors Program.

Reporting contributed by Tyler Dague, honors program graduate assistant and an M.A. in media communication student

More About: volunteer work, Honors Student Organization, Honors Program