Spirit of the Founders Award Luncheon

Date: Thursday, September 26, 2019
Time: 11:30 am  to  1:30 pm
Location: Granito Center

Join us for the annual Founders Week luncheon, and the presentation of the Spirit of the Founders Award to two deserving students. This award represents a respect for the values and traditions that have endured for centuries and holds the promise that the Dominican tradition will continue.

The Spirit of the Founders Award also represents for its recipients, a strong belief in their potential as leaders. The nominees for this award are selected by a committee comprised of students from every academic division in the spring semester.

Please click HERE to vote.

Isabelle Osse
Junior – Commuter Student
Nursing Major
President of NADC - 2019 -2020
Class Ambassador for two years
Project Manager for family nursing cultural project
NAMI night volunteer Rep. of Rockland
Volunteered in impoverished Haiti – summer of 2018
Focused, personable, spiritual, compassionate

Samantha Colon
Junior – Resident Student
English / Teacher Ed
Student Ambassador
Peer Mentor
Secretary of Booklings
Secretary of DC Strength
Tutor at the Academic Success Center
Participated in ASB
Speaks at Open Houses
Volunteers at St. Dominic’s School
English Honor Society
Teacher Education Honor Society
Received the Hennessy Scholarship for Leadership and Service
Dean’s List for last three years

Savannah Donaldson
Junior – Commuter Student
Psychology Major
Junior Class president
Vice President of Habitat – 2018- 2019
President of Habitat – 2019 – 2020
Peer Mentor – 2018 – 2019
Sophomore Representative – SGA
Alternative Spring Break 2018 – 2019
Nominated for Leadership Award
Compassionate, helpful, kind hearted


Jaylen Cruz
Junior – Resident Student
Social Science Major – concentration in Psychology
Peer Mentor
Track Team – received the Coaches’ Award in 2018
Member of Aquin Players
Received a leadership award – 2019
Caring, friendly, helpful


Bruno Garcia
Junior – Resident Student
International Management Major
Student Ambassador
Member of the Soccer Team
Member of SAAC
Resident Assistant
Junior Class Representative for SGA
Recipient of Leadership Award – 2019
Honors Program
Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society
Board Member of the Career Development Center
Students-Representative in the “Dirt-2-Turf” Committee
CACC All- Academic Team 2019
Selected as top Student-Athlete 2018 and 2019
Dean’s List all semesters
Partook in Rockland Spring Day of Caring
Volunteer at St. Dominic’s Home
Brings light and energy to the campus, welcoming, helpful

Denzel Edwards
Junior – Resident Student
Biology Major
Student Ambassador
Member of Habitat for Humanity
Vice President for SGA – 2018 – 2019; 2019 -2020
Helpful, cares for others, social