Fordham University            The Jesuit University of New York

Winter Merienda 
Friday, December 7, 2012

We held IPED's Winter Merienda in Duane Library's Tognino Hall. 

Ms. Michelle Virgin won the Matteo Ricci Award for Overall Academic Excellence.
Ms. Elizabeth Wisman won the Xavier Award for a perfect grade point average.

 Special thanks to our students for all their work in organizing our Winter Merienda.
The recipients of the International Peace and Development Travel Scholarships were Mr. Matthew Konsa who is being assigned to Ecuador, Ms. Erin Lewis who is being assigned to Rwanda, Ms. Bea Lumanas who is being assigned to Jerusalem, West Bank and Gaza, and Ms. Heather O'Neil who is being assigned to Sierra Leone.

 The Ricci Award 

 Dr. Schwalbenberg presents the 
Ricci Award to Michelle Virgn.

The XAVIER Award

Dr. Crystal presents the 
Xavier Award to Elizabeth Wisman.


Dr. Burke congratulates Brittany, John, Matthew, Nikko, and Michelle on their high passes with distinctions in economic and political analysis on  their Comprehensives.

Dr. Buckley congratulates Sean and Tara on passing their Comprehensives with distinctions in both Economic and Political Analysis.

Dr. Crystal congratulates Elizabeth, Erin , Ramon, Xiaoli, anhd Bea for passing their Comprehensives with distinctions in Political Analysis. 

Dr. Burke congratulates Heather, Liam, and Jakkree for passing their Comprehensives with distinctions in Economic Analysis. 


Dr. Schwalbenberg congratulates Matthew, Erin, Heather, and Bea for winning IPED's International Peace and Development Travel Scholarship.  This scholarship will fund their overseas six month internships with Catholic Relief Services. 

South Africa: Emerging Markets
The Philippines: Project Assessment
Ambassador Vignaud awards the Silver Rhino Pin to Xiaoli, Elena, Mahwish, Elizabeth, Sean, Maria, Vince, Pei, Ramon, Nikko, Bea, and Michelle for participating in IPED's South African Study Abroad Program.  Dr. Alma Schwalbenberg awards the Silver Kalabaw Pin to Nikko, Mahwish, Matthew, John, Sean, Erin, Bea, and Michelle for participating in IPED's Philippine Study Abroad Program.

the honor society in international ECONOMIC relations

Dr. Crystal inducts Elizabeth, Erin, Isabel, Erin, John, Brittany B., Tara, Matthew, Sean, Bea, Mahwish, Megan, Fan, Ramon, Elena, and Nikko (and Pei and Michelle) into our international honor society.



Dr. Buckleyi congratulates Vince, Maria, Erin, Elena, Cameron, and Pei for earning the Advanced Certificate in Emerging Markets and Country Risk Analysis.
PROGRaM assessment

Dr. Mitra congratulations Erin, Matthew, and Brittany C. for earning the Salesian Certificate in Program Assessment.

financial econometrics & dATA ANALYSIS

Dr. Burke congratulates Bea, Ramon, Maria, Megan, and Liam for earning the Advanced Certificate in Financial Econometrics and Data Analysis.

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