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Honors Program Scholarship Initiative

Goal: $3,000,000
$1,025,409 Raised
34% Funded

For more than 50 years, the Honors Program has been a staple of achievement for La Salle University. Considered a national model, the program provides students the best of what La Salle offers: a top-notch education that transforms students not just into leaders, but into Explorers.

The Honors Program Scholarship Initiative seeks to raise $3 million in scholarship aid by 2023. This focus on scholarship will allow us to recruit and retain high-achieving and engaged students who have long been the hallmark of this special learning community. Whatever your connection to the Honors Program – whether alumni, parent/family, faculty, or friend – we ask you to join with us in supporting this new initiative so that we can drive further growth of this program and sustain it for generations of students to come.

Support the Initiative

To make a pledge, or to learn more about how you can support the initiative, contact:

John A. Prendergast, ’12, M.A. ’13
Associate Director, Development
prendergastj1@lasalle.edu
215.951.1993

Daniel Joyce, M.A. ’01
Vice President of University Advancement
joyced@lasalle.edu
215.991.3593


Giving Societies

Chairman’s Circle

$50,000 and above

Charter Circle

$25,000 - $49,999

University Circle

$10,000 - $24,999

Flubacher Circle

$5,000 - $9,999

San Miguel Circle

$2,500 - $4,999

Explorer Circle

$1,000 - $2,499

*Young Alumni Circle

$500 - $999

Chevron Club

Up to $999

*Undergraduate alumni within 10 years of graduation

Thank you to our Generous Donors!

All DonorsAlumniFaculty and StaffParents and Friends

Chairman's Circle ($50,000 and above)

Anonymous

Thomas Curley

Megan E. (Donnelly) and John S. Grady Jr.

Kyle V. Maryanski

John E. Warga

Charter Circle ($25,000 - $49,999)

Vincent P. Anderson, Esq.

Helen (Kelley) Grady

La Salle Alumni Association

William W. Matthews III, Esq.

Rosemary (Killen) and Albert R. Riviezzo, Esq.

Pauline C. Scalvino, Esq.

Robert G. Schoenberger

Matthew J. Schwenderman

University Circle ($10,000 - $24,999)

Kristine Grady Derewicz, Esq. and Jon R. Derewicz

Helene T. Grady and Matthew D. Gallagher

Kelley A. Grady, Esq. and Mr. John D. Janda

Margaret A. Kane

William F. Lee, CFA and Stephanie Chua

Beth P. and Matthew J. McBryan

David T. Poiesz

Lara M. Pokorny

Neil S. Silverman, M.D.

Flubacher Circle ($5,000 - $9,999)

Denise M. (Avnet) Adamczyk

Anonymous

Brenda R. and David E. Beavers, Esq.

Hayley J. Boyle

John J. Gallagher, Esq.

Judith (Drobile) and Daniel P. Joyce Jr.

Elisa M. (Cannizzaro) Klein, Esq.

Margaret M. (Breslin) Markmann, Ph.D. and William J. Markmann, M.D.

Terence J. McCarrick Jr., Esq.

Kimberly S. Toomey, Esq.

Kristina L. Wahl

San Miguel Circle ($2,500 - $4,999)

Anonymous

Catherine D. (McAlee) and William Faulk

Jordan P. Feld

Francis T. Ferry, M.D.

Leah M. (Barrett) and Brian R. Finnegan

Joseph J. McMahon Jr., Esq.

John J. Merrick Jr., Ph.D.

James S. Szczybor

Jane (Borschel) and John E. Tomaszewski, M.D.

Judi Walsh

Charles A. White

Explorer Circle ($1,000 - $2,499)

Lisa B. Apelian, Esq.

Eileen (McCann) and Alfred A. Araco Jr.

Theresa A. (Quaine) Bell, M.D. and and Jonathen Bell

Tracy E. (Malone) and Michael A. Boedewig

MG William F. Burns

Teresa M. Jackson, Ed.D. and Lawrence P. Byrnes, Esq.

Peter Campitiello, Esq.

Jacob J. Garwood

Victoria K. and Donald J. Garwood

Nicholas A. Giordano

Thomas J. Herrle

Mary P. Higgins, Esq.

Joseph D. Holston Jr., Esq.

Jeanne G. and Blair M. Johnson

Robin Kroll, M.D., FACOG

Maureen (Gimpel) Maley, Esq.

Therese J. (Zaccagnino) and Michael P. Marmion

Nancy A. Maule-McNally, Esq.

John F. McInerney, Ph.D.

Hon. James R. Melinson (Ret.)

Hoan-Vu T. Nguyen, M.D.

Heather A. (McClung) Pasqualino, M.D.

John A. Prendergast

Thomas C. Ratchford, Esq.

Eric M. Reisenwitz

Nancy (Walker) Rogers

Dipali and Priyesh T. Thakkar, D.O., FASN

Michael P. Trainor, Esq.

Young Alumni Circle ($500 - $999)

Georgia M. (Hansen) and George H. McBlane III

Paul A. (Dunne) Warren

Chevron Club (Up to $999)

Anonymous

Anonymous

Frani B. (Wasserman) Aufiero, CPA

Amy M. and Richard J. Barca, Esq.

Pamela E. Barnett, Ph.D.

Jose C. Bernal

Cosima and Joseph J. Bisicchia

Kathleen D. (Dynan) and James J. Black, Ph.D.

Valentina M. and James M. Boligitz Jr.

Daniel A. Boudwin

Christine T. and Christopher M. Brady

Elizabeth (Harper) Briglia, CPA

Mary C. (Lucas) and Justin A. Brown

James A. Butler, Ph.D.

Peter J. Calvo

Julie A. Cappiella

David C. Comberiate

Susanna M. Conneen

Jillian L. Conochan

Joseph A. Cosella III

Michelle W. and Edward Coyle

Wanda and Steven M. Craner

Virginia M. (Boyd) and Thomas J. Dalfo Jr.

Ann M. (Thomas) Danby

Ricardo R. Johnson, Esq. and Amy L. Davis

Marlene M. De la Cruz

Michael L. Erlich

Christine Gabos and James C. Ermer

Ngoc B. (Nguyen) Faulkner

Jacqueline M. (DeMedio) and Michael P. Ferenschak, Psy.D.

Marion Ferry

Alyson (Tierney) and Edward J. Fisher

Kevin J. Foley

Donna (Mulloy) and Thomas P. Forkin, Esq.

Tiffany E. (Carr) Forte, Esq.

Shawn P. Friel

Angela Galiano-Roth

Mary M. and Kenneth B. Gelbach

Laura A. (Peszka) Gibble

Lisa and Stephen B. Gibbons

Timothy E. Gillespie

John F. Glowacki Jr., Esq.

Mark S. Gregory

Margaret (Grugan) and James A. Greway

Christine F. and David N. Gutekunst Jr.

Andrew Gwiazda

Melissa S. and Gary B. Hagerty

James Haviland

Maria J. (Colsey) Heard, Esq. and Brian L. Heard

Diana Herrmann, M.D.

Michael A. Hirsch, M.D.

Annemarie (Gregory) Hirsch

Arlene Hodges

James P. Hopkins Jr.

Edward B. Horahan III, Esq.

Joanne (Swift) Hummel, M.D.

Katherine E. Hummel

William Johnson

Tracy L. and Thomas P. Kauffman

Maureen (Reilly) Keller, D.O.

Bernard F. King, D.O.

Felice I. (Fleisher) Koscinski, M.D.

Caroline (Weinert) and Michael P. Krall, D.O.

Jason E. Kubert, M.D.

Anthony M. Landis, D.O.

Kathryn M. and William W. Lee

Samantha L. Liney

Amy Gleason and Michael W. Lochte

Lisa C. Makosewski

Kimberly A. (Kessler) Martin, R.N. and Brian M. Martin

Kathleen (Shaw) Mathis

Melissa C. Mazur

Michael V. McCabe

Colleen M. McGeehan

David J. McGrath

Thomas M. McGuire, Ph.D.

Anne M. and Francis T. McLaughlin

Bonnie R. (Clawson) Milecki

Eileen M. (Morrison) and Joseph S. Miller

Dorothy M. Moore, M.D.

Holly M. and Robert C. Moore

Sara J. (Chiappa) O’Brien

Sarah A. (Bischoff) Paulus

Kaitlyn M. Petruccelli

Karen R. Pushaw, Esq.

Anne C. and Martin Redanauer

Sarah Reed

Courtney L. Robinson

Krista M. Hirschmann, Ph.D. and Kevin F. Rodowicz, D.O.

Marcie L. (Colello) and Joseph A. Romano

Benjamin Rosehart

Debra M. Rosenberg

David J. Rostron Jr.

Jeanne M. (Gimpel) Sandella, D.O.

Jacqueline M. and Peter J. Sardaro

Rabbi Neal S. Scheindlin

Leo E. Schwartz

Maryellen Shields-Hill

Brian J. Siegel, Esq.

Robert L. Siegel, Ph.D.

Michael C. Sielski

Joni and Joseph M. Smith

Monica (Mills) Sommerville

Barbara A. Spaulding, MBA

Renee J. and Arvind Srinivasan

Susan M. (Callahan) Stinson

Nicholas E. Susi

Catherine T. (Corbett) and John M. Tereniak

Sarah J. Tereniak

Pamela J. (Woodward) and Patrick S. Terranova

Catherine (Malia) Ting, Esq.

Paul J. Van Heest Jr.

Michael F. Wagner, Esq.

Marianne (McGettigan) Walker, Esq.

Robert S. Wedge

Donna M. (Mscisz) Williams, M.D.

Kelly A. (Strobel) Wishart

Michael J. Zdradzinski

Chairman's Circle ($50,000 and above)

Anonymous

Thomas Curley

Megan E. (Donnelly) and John S. Grady Jr.

Kyle V. Maryanski

John E. Warga

Charter Circle ($25,000 - $49,999)

Vincent P. Anderson, Esq.

La Salle Alumni Association

William W. Matthews III, Esq.

Rosemary (Killen) and Albert R. Riviezzo, Esq.

Pauline C. Scalvino, Esq.

Robert G. Schoenberger

Matthew J. Schwenderman

University Circle ($10,000 - $24,999)

Kristine Grady Derewicz, Esq. and Jon R. Derewicz

Helene T. Grady and Matthew D. Gallagher

Kelley A. Grady, Esq. and Mr. John D. Janda

Margaret A. Kane

William F. Lee, CFA and Stephanie Chua

Beth P. and Matthew J. McBryan

David T. Poiesz

Lara M. Pokorny

Neil S. Silverman, M.D.

Flubacher Circle ($5,000 - $9,999)

Denise M. (Avnet) Adamczyk

Anonymous

Brenda R. and David E. Beavers, Esq.

Hayley J. Boyle

John J. Gallagher, Esq.

Judith (Drobile) and Daniel P. Joyce Jr.

Elisa M. (Cannizzaro) Klein, Esq.

Margaret M. (Breslin) Markmann, Ph.D. and William J. Markmann, M.D.

Terence J. McCarrick Jr., Esq.

Kimberly S. Toomey, Esq.

Kristina L. Wahl

San Miguel Circle ($2,500 - $4,999)

Anonymous

Catherine D. (McAlee) and William Faulk

Jordan P. Feld

Francis T. Ferry, M.D.

Leah M. (Barrett) and Brian R. Finnegan

Joseph J. McMahon Jr., Esq.

John J. Merrick Jr., Ph.D.

James S. Szczybor

Jane (Borschel) and John E. Tomaszewski, M.D.

Judi Walsh

Charles A. White

Explorer Circle ($1,000 - $2,499)

Lisa B. Apelian, Esq.

Eileen (McCann) and Alfred A. Araco Jr.

Theresa A. (Quaine) Bell, M.D. and and Jonathen Bell

Tracy E. (Malone) and Michael A. Boedewig

MG William F. Burns

Teresa M. Jackson, Ed.D. and Lawrence P. Byrnes, Esq.

Peter Campitiello, Esq.

Jacob J. Garwood

Nicholas A. Giordano

Thomas J. Herrle

Mary P. Higgins, Esq.

Joseph D. Holston Jr., Esq.

Robin Kroll, M.D., FACOG

Maureen (Gimpel) Maley, Esq.

Therese J. (Zaccagnino) and Michael P. Marmion

Nancy A. Maule-McNally, Esq.

John F. McInerney, Ph.D.

Hon. James R. Melinson (Ret.)

Hoan-Vu T. Nguyen, M.D.

Heather A. (McClung) Pasqualino, M.D.

John A. Prendergast

Thomas C. Ratchford, Esq.

Eric M. Reisenwitz

Nancy (Walker) Rogers

Dipali and Priyesh T. Thakkar, D.O., FASN

Michael P. Trainor, Esq.

Young Alumni Circle ($500 - $999)

Georgia M. (Hansen) and George H. McBlane III

Paul A. (Dunne) Warren

Chevron Club (Up to $999)

Anonymous

Anonymous

Frani B. (Wasserman) Aufiero, CPA

Amy M. and Richard J. Barca, Esq.

Cosima and Joseph J. Bisicchia

Kathleen D. (Dynan) and James J. Black, Ph.D.

Valentina M. and James M. Boligitz Jr.

Christine T. and Christopher M. Brady

Elizabeth (Harper) Briglia, CPA

Mary C. (Lucas) and Justin A. Brown

James A. Butler, Ph.D.

Julie A. Cappiella

David C. Comberiate

Susanna M. Conneen

Jillian L. Conochan

Joseph A. Cosella III

Virginia M. (Boyd) and Thomas J. Dalfo Jr.

Ann M. (Thomas) Danby

Ricardo R. Johnson, Esq. and Amy L. Davis

Marlene M. De la Cruz

Michael L. Erlich

Ngoc B. (Nguyen) Faulkner

Jacqueline M. (DeMedio) and Michael P. Ferenschak, Psy.D.

Marion Ferry

Alyson (Tierney) and Edward J. Fisher

Kevin J. Foley

Donna (Mulloy) and Thomas P. Forkin, Esq.

Tiffany E. (Carr) Forte, Esq.

Shawn P. Friel

Angela Galiano-Roth

Laura A. (Peszka) Gibble

Timothy E. Gillespie

John F. Glowacki Jr., Esq.

Mark S. Gregory

Margaret (Grugan) and James A. Greway

Andrew Gwiazda

Maria J. (Colsey) Heard, Esq. and Brian L. Heard

Diana Herrmann, M.D.

Michael A. Hirsch, M.D.

Annemarie (Gregory) Hirsch

James P. Hopkins Jr.

Edward B. Horahan III, Esq.

Joanne (Swift) Hummel, M.D.

Katherine E. Hummel

William Johnson

Maureen (Reilly) Keller, D.O.

Bernard F. King, D.O.

Felice I. (Fleisher) Koscinski, M.D.

Caroline (Weinert) and Michael P. Krall, D.O.

Jason E. Kubert, M.D.

Anthony M. Landis, D.O.

Samantha L. Liney

Lisa C. Makosewski

Kimberly A. (Kessler) Martin, R.N. and Brian M. Martin

Kathleen (Shaw) Mathis

Melissa C. Mazur

Michael V. McCabe

Colleen M. McGeehan

Thomas M. McGuire, Ph.D.

Anne M. and Francis T. McLaughlin

Bonnie R. (Clawson) Milecki

Eileen M. (Morrison) and Joseph S. Miller

Dorothy M. Moore, M.D.

Sara J. (Chiappa) O’Brien

Sarah A. (Bischoff) Paulus

Kaitlyn M. Petruccelli

Karen R. Pushaw, Esq.

Courtney L. Robinson

Krista M. Hirschmann, Ph.D. and Kevin F. Rodowicz, D.O.

Marcie L. (Colello) and Joseph A. Romano

Benjamin Rosehart

David J. Rostron Jr.

Jeanne M. (Gimpel) Sandella, D.O.

Rabbi Neal S. Scheindlin

Leo E. Schwartz

Maryellen Shields-Hill

Brian J. Siegel, Esq.

Robert L. Siegel, Ph.D.

Michael C. Sielski

Monica (Mills) Sommerville

Barbara A. Spaulding, MBA

Susan M. (Callahan) Stinson

Nicholas E. Susi

Catherine T. (Corbett) and John M. Tereniak

Sarah J. Tereniak

Pamela J. (Woodward) and Patrick S. Terranova

Catherine (Malia) Ting, Esq.

Paul J. Van Heest Jr.

Michael F. Wagner, Esq.

Marianne (McGettigan) Walker, Esq.

Donna M. (Mscisz) Williams, M.D.

Kelly A. (Strobel) Wishart

Michael J. Zdradzinski

Chairman's Circle ($50,000 and above)

Anonymous

Flubacher Circle ($5,000 - $9,999)

Judith (Drobile) and Daniel P. Joyce Jr.

Explorer Circle ($1,000 - $2,499)

John A. Prendergast

Chevron Club (Up to $999)

Pamela E. Barnett, Ph.D.

Joni and Joseph M. Smith

Chairman's Circle ($50,000 and above)

Megan E. (Donnelly) and John S. Grady Jr.

Charter Circle ($25,000 - $49,999)

Helen (Kelley) Grady

University Circle ($10,000 - $24,999)

Beth P. and Matthew J. McBryan

Flubacher Circle ($5,000 - $9,999)

John J. Gallagher, Esq.

Margaret M. (Breslin) Markmann, Ph.D. and William J. Markmann, M.D.

San Miguel Circle ($2,500 - $4,999)

Jane (Borschel) and John E. Tomaszewski, M.D.

Judi Walsh

Explorer Circle ($1,000 - $2,499)

MG William F. Burns

Victoria K. and Donald J. Garwood

Jeanne G. and Blair M. Johnson

Hon. James R. Melinson (Ret.)

Dipali and Priyesh T. Thakkar, D.O., FASN

Chevron Club (Up to $999)

Jose C. Bernal

Cosima and Joseph J. Bisicchia

Kathleen D. (Dynan) and James J. Black, Ph.D.

Valentina M. and James M. Boligitz Jr.

Daniel A. Boudwin

Peter J. Calvo

Michelle W. and Edward Coyle

Wanda and Steven M. Craner

Christine Gabos and James C. Ermer

Alyson (Tierney) and Edward J. Fisher

Mary M. and Kenneth B. Gelbach

Lisa and Stephen B. Gibbons

Margaret (Grugan) and James A. Greway

Christine F. and David N. Gutekunst Jr.

Melissa S. and Gary B. Hagerty

James Haviland

Arlene Hodges

James P. Hopkins Jr.

Joanne (Swift) Hummel, M.D.

Tracy L. and Thomas P. Kauffman

Caroline (Weinert) and Michael P. Krall, D.O.

Kathryn M. and William W. Lee

Amy Gleason and Michael W. Lochte

David J. McGrath

Anne M. and Francis T. McLaughlin

Holly M. and Robert C. Moore

Anne C. and Martin Redanauer

Sarah Reed

Marcie L. (Colello) and Joseph A. Romano

Debra M. Rosenberg

Jacqueline M. and Peter J. Sardaro

Joni and Joseph M. Smith

Renee J. and Arvind Srinivasan

Catherine T. (Corbett) and John M. Tereniak

Marianne (McGettigan) Walker, Esq.

Robert S. Wedge

About the Honors Program

La Salle’s Honors Program students rank among the most accomplished and highly motivated students across the nation. With a University wide, meticulously crafted commitment to their education and personal fulfillment shaped by Lasallian values and academic excellence, students receive a comprehensive, well-rounded college experience in the classroom, around campus, and beyond. The program includes:

  • Premier student housing
  • Individualized attention in small classes
  • Dedicated and award-winning faculty
  • The flexibility to customize their education
  • An inspiring and collaborative community of scholars and peers
Br. Michael McGinniss with honors program students

The Honors Difference

In the program, students take their core courses in a challenging and innovative curriculum. The Honors Triple is the intense but transformative hallmark of La Salle’s Honors Program in which first-year students dive into a group of linked courses with a cohort of the same group of students and same professors over the course of two semesters. Honors Program courses complement students’ work in their majors and minors from day one and students have the opportunity to choose electives and labs that align with their interests.

By the Numbers for the 2020-21 School Year

Honors students in the library

Class of 2021: 84

Class of 2022: 77

Class of 2023: 70

Class of 2024: 60

3.65

Average GPA

13.5%

Acceptance Rate

65

students received the Christian Brothers Scholarship (full tuition) amounting to $1.9M.

The remaining majority of students received the Founders’ Scholarship amounting to $2.6M.

$4.5M

in total scholarship support for a given school year