Mercy Mondays: Sigma Phi Sigma senior pinning ceremony, applications for future members
Established as the National Mercy Honor Society in 1951, Sigma Phi Sigma promotes the values of scholarship, fidelity and service to the community. Students who are accepted to Sigma Phi Sigma promise to uphold these values and carry forward the tradition and practices of mercy in their studies, profession and vocation.
On Sunday, April 18, Sigma Phi Sigma recognized its graduating seniors at the senior pinning ceremony. Dr. Theresa Ladrigan-Whelpley led the invocation, President Kelli J. Armstrong gave a welcome, Sr. Therese Antone blessed the pins and cords, and Dr. Sean O’Callaghan shared his thoughts as keynote speaker. To see pictures from this ceremony, click here. To watch the recorded livestream of the ceremony, click here.
Co-Moderators Dr. Theresa Ladrigan-Whelpley, vice president for Mission Integration, and Mary Beth Pelletier ’06, ’12 (M), office coordinator for Mission Integration, recognized graduating seniors Ashley D’Antuono ’21 and Vanessa Saucier ’21 for their leadership as past president and vice president of Sigma Phi Sigma.
All seniors graduating as members of Sigma Phi Sigma in 2021 are: Kaitlyn M. Brilhante ’21, Morgan L. Albert ’21, Nina M. Beatrice ’21, Elizabeth G. Beatty ’21, Francesco C. Boncaldo ’21, Shane T. Bowes ’21, Ashley N. D’Antuono ’21, Elizabeth M. Granfield ’21, Emma G. Kiely ’21, Ryley M. King ’21, Mikayla X. Lewandoski ’21, Kristen A. Medlicott ’21, Joel P. Mentor ’21, Ryan T. Miech ’21, Chase L. Mulvaney ’21, Ryan J. O’Donnell ’21, Jennifer M. Paiva ’21, Haley A. Ramer ’21, Mary C. Rorke ’21, Michael T. Rosati ’21, Vanessa M. Saucier ’21, Juliana M. Verrelli ’21, Brooke A. Vonasek ’21, and Anna M. Wahl ’21.
During this ceremony, Sigma Phi Sigma also installed its newest E-Board Members for the 2021-2022 academic year: Samantha Levey ’22, president; Hannah Harlow ’22, vice president; Shawn Quinn ’23, secretary; Jillian Gaffga ’23, treasurer; and Sarah Belling ’23, public relations.
Apply to Sigma Phi Sigma now
In its 70th year as a society, Sigma Phi Sigma is looking for applicants and nominations. Applicants must be a full-time rising sophomores, juniors, or seniors, and they must have at least two remaining semesters at Salve Regina before graduation. To fulfill the three pillars of Sigma Phi Sigma, applicants must have a 3.4 cumulative GPA, evidence of upholding the mission and values of Salve Regina, and clearly demonstrate a commitment to volunteer service to the University and/or community.
Each member is required to attend monthly meetings, complete required community service each semester, support University events such Convocation, Governor’s Ball, and the Easter Brunch/Egg Roll, and attend academic events.
If a staff or faculty member has a student they’d like to nominate for Sigma Phi Sigma, please submit a nomination form for Sigma Phi Sigma. The Executive Board will reach out to all nominated students and invite them to apply for membership to Sigma Phi Sigma.
If a student who is interested in applying to Sigma Phi Sigma, they are encouraged to do so by completing this online application no later than June 1, 2021. Students do not need a nomination to apply.
For any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.