Christina Barraco, from Batavia recognized for her achievements by Canisius College


Christina Barraco, of Batavia, NY (14020) was among several Canisius College students recognized by the Department of Communication Studies at its awards ceremony, held on Thursday, April 21. The event recognizes graduate students who have achieved academic excellence in their respective fields of study.

Barraco is a member of the Class of 2022 at Canisius College and is pursuing studies in Digital Media Arts.

Below is the list of awarded students:

Academic Awards for Graduate Studies in Communication:

Academic Excellence in Communication Studies, awarded to the senior with the highest GPA in the major: Cara Smith’22

Academic Achievement in Communication Studies, awarded to seniors who have a GPA of 3.60 or higher: Liane Posella ’22

Academic standing in Communication Studies, awarded to senior(s) who have received a GPA of 3.40 or higher: Karen Jesch ’22 and Erika Joseph ’22

Senior Academic Awards in Digital Media Arts:

Academic Excellence in Digital Media Arts, awarded to the senior with the highest GPA in the major: Kyle Kimerer ’22

Academic Achievement in Digital Media Arts, awarded to seniors who have a GPA of 3.60 or higher: Vincent Barile ’22, Christina Barraco ’22, Camdyn Rice ’22 and Thomas McBride ’22

Academic quality in digital media arts, awarded to seniors who have obtained a cumulative average of 3.40 or more: Gregory Hazelet ’22 and Robert Kacalski ’22

Digital Media Awards for Outstanding Portfolio:

Graphic design: Christina Barraco’22

Creation of websites: Christian Balkin ’22

Realization: Thomas McBride ’22

The design of the game: Ryan Clark ’22

Portfolio Excellence Award: Bailey Blair ’22, Vincent Barile ’22, Shania Clarke ’22, Lauren Duncan ’22, Gregory Hazelet ’22, Kyle Kimerer ’22, Camdyn Rice ’22, Carrilyn Rizzuto ’22

Journalism and Communication Graduate Scholarships

Academic achievement in Journalism and Communication Studies, awarded to seniors who have achieved a 3.60 or higher in these majors: Vinnie Chrisitiano ’22 and Brennen Harris ’22

Senior Academic Awards in Integrated Marketing Communications

Academic excellence in integrated marketing communication: Lauren Schifley’22

Academic Achievement in Integrated Marketing Communications, awarded to seniors who have a GPA of 3.60 or higher: Justin Brown ’22, Grace Ippoolito ’22, Makenna Lederhouse ’22, Emma Schiedel ’22

Academic standing in Communication Studies, awarded to senior(s) who have received a GPA of 3.40 or higher: Jenna Jaworowicz ’22 and Zoi Mastoras ’22

Senior Integrated Marketing Communication & Digital Media Arts

Academic Achievement in Integrated Marketing Communication and Digital Media Arts, awarded to seniors who have achieved a grade of 3.60 or higher in these majors: Christina Barraco’22

Senior Integrated Marketing Communication & Communication Studies

Academic Quality in Integrated Marketing and Communications Studies, awarded to seniors who have achieved a 3.40 or above in these majors: Joey Williams ’22

Association for Women and Men in Communication (AWMC)

AWMC Leadership Award: Liane Posella ’22

AWMC Service Award: Liane Posella ’22

The Griffin (student newspaper): Editor-in-chief: Aidan Joly ’22

Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) Awards: Aidan Joly ’22

DMAAD club: Leadership Award: Christina Barraco ’22 and Lauren Schifley ’22

Gene and Peter Jankowski Achievement Award: Thomas McBride ’22

WGRZ-TV Award of Excellence in Multimedia Journalism: Adam Gorski ’22

Excellence in Communication Research Award: Cara Smith ’22 and Liana Posella ’22

Canisius College is one of 27 Jesuit colleges nationwide and the premier private college in Western New York. Canisius prepares leaders – intelligent, caring, and loyal individuals – capable of pursuing and promoting excellence in their professions, their communities, and their service to humanity.

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