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Hartwick College student Joanna Piscitella '14, a member of Sorority Gamma Phi Delta and the Eta Chi Chapter of the Order of Omega at Hartwick College, has recently been awarded the Patrick W. Halloran scholarship by the National organization of the Order of Omega.

Hartwick Student Receives National Order of Omega Scholarship

February 14, 2014

Hartwick College student Joanna Piscitella '14, member of Sorority Gamma Phi Delta and the Eta Chi Chapter of the Order of Omega at Hartwick College, has recently been awarded the Patrick W. Halloran scholarship by the National organization of the Order of Omega. Piscitella is the first ever Hartwick student to receive such an award.

Hartwick College student Joanna Piscitella '14, a member of Sorority Gamma Phi Delta and the Eta Chi Chapter of the Order of Omega at Hartwick College, has recently been awarded the Patrick W. Halloran scholarship by the National organization of the Order of Omega. Here, Piscitella is joined by her Gamma Phi Delta Sisters during their volunteer efforts for the American Red Cross.

Order of Omega serves as a leadership honor society for members of Fraternity & Sorority organizations. The scholarship given to Piscitella will support her future academic studies.

"This award means a lot to me," said Piscitella. "I am proud of my accomplishments and of the fact that my receipt of this award is a positive reflection on not only my Sorority, Gamma Phi Delta, but of Greek Life overall at Hartwick College. I have received several leadership opportunities and experiences during my involvement with Gamma Phi Delta and Eta Chi, and would encourage students to explore the many options that are available via Greek Life here at Hartwick College."

Community service has been a priority of Joanna's, according to Director of Campus Activities and Dewar Union, Megan Fallon. "She has helped organize and actively participated in many important service events. Perhaps most importantly, sisterhood means a lot to Joanna and she shows this in her passion for her house and the Hartwick community. She is an ideal sister who models responsible student leadership for her peers."          

Order of Omega was founded at the University of Miami in 1959 by a group of fraternity men, who felt that individuals in the Greek community should be recognized for their service to the fraternity system and the University. In 1987, Hartwick College established the Eta Chi Chapter and joined in the Order of Omega effort in inspiring, encouraging, and recognizing the high quality of leadership in interfraternity activities.

The organization's scholarship program was established in 1985 in order to recognize academic achievement, participation and leadership in campus organizations, citizenship, and service within the campus and Greek community as well as Order of Omega.     

For more information, please contact Director of Campus Activities and Dewar Union Megan Fallon at 607- 431-4507 or fallonm@hartwick.edu

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Hartwick College is a private liberal arts and sciences college of 1,500 students, located in Oneonta, NY, in the northern foothills of the Catskill Mountains. Hartwick's expansive curriculum emphasizes an experiential approach to the liberal arts. Through personalized teaching, collaborative research, a distinctive January Term, a wide range of internships, and vast study-abroad opportunities, Hartwick ensures that students are prepared for not just their first jobs, but for the world ahead. A Three-Year Bachelor's Degree Program and strong financial aid and scholarship offerings keep a Hartwick education affordable.

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