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2017 Mr. and Ms. Frankie Winners

May 15, 2017 Tags: Academics , University News

The Mr. and Ms. Frankie awards honor the top senior male and female students at the University each academic year. 

Christopher Evans (B.S. Chemistry) and  Irene Grysiak (B.S. Physician Assistant) were awarded the prestigious honor by Father Malachi at the President’s Awards Convocation on April 26. The award is given to those who "exemplify scholarship, leadership, achievement and service to the University, as well as to the Community."

Mr and Ms Frankie 2017 Winners

The recipients were selected by popular vote by members of the Senior class, faculty and administration.

“This award is given to the senior students that not only show the best grades, sports and extracurricular activity (involvement), but is the best overall student,” said Donna Menis, chair of the  Communications Department at Saint Francis and one of the organizers of the annual Awards Convocation. “This is the highest student award we give at the University,” said Menis.

The Mr. Frankie Award has been presented annually since 1936, with the exception of 1944 and 1945 because of World War II. The Ms. Frankie Award has been presented annually since 1962.

Mr and Ms Frankie 1992Gerald Cessna received the first Mr. Frankie award in 1936. The first female recipient of the Ms. Frankie award was Magdalene McAllister in 1962.

Rob Krimmel, the head men’s basketball coach at Saint Francis, won the award in 2000.

“Winning the Frankie Award is a tremendous honor,” said Krimmel. “To be selected by your peers, your professors and the leaders of Saint Francis for what you have accomplished during your four years in Lorreto is very humbling.”

The finalists for the 2016-17 Ms. Frankie award were Tara Fritz, Irene Grysiak, Caitlin Kimberly, Rebecca Larkins, Allison Nedrow and Stephanie Wilson. The finalists for the Mr. Frankie award include Blaine Arney, Christopher Evans, Jordan Rouzer, Jared Saporito and Zachary Sterner.

More about "Mr. Frankie"

Christopher Evans, Ebensburg, PA 

  • Major: Chemistry
  • QPA: 3.941
  • Degree Received: Bachelor of Science
  • Academic Honors: Gamma Sigma Epsilon Chemistry Honor Society 2,3,4; Dean’s List 1,2,3,4; Gunard Carlson Creative Writing & Visual Arts Contest Honorable Mention 1,2, First Prize 3
  • Community Service: Volunteer TSA Judge 2 Honors & Clubs: Chemistry Club 1,2,3,4; Astronomy Club Treasurer 2; Physics Tutor 3; Provost's List 1,2,3,4. 
  • Miscellaneous: R.O.C.K. 2, Director 3; Organic Chemistry Research 2.


More about "Ms. Frankie" 

Irene Grysiak, Monroeville, PA 

  • Major: Physician Assistant; Minors: Biology & Neuroscience
  • QPA: 3.973
  • Degree Received: Bachelor of Science
  • Academic Honors: Founders’ Award 1,2,3,4; Saint Francis University Honor Society 4; Delta Epsilon Sigma Honor Society 3,4; Dean’s List 1,2; Provost’s List 3,4; Who’s Who Nomination 4
  • Community Service: New Student Orientation Counselor 2, Assistant Director 3, Director & Master of Ceremonies 4; HUGS United Medical Mission Trip to Costa Rica 4; Student Involvement Fair Representative 2,3,4; “Think Pink” Benefit Participant 3; Bible Study Facilitator 4; Accepted Students Volunteer 4  Honors & Clubs: Orthodox Christian  Fellowship Registration Chair 4; Academic Tutor 4; Saint Francis University Dance Team 1,2,3; Campus Crusade for Christ 2,3,4.  
  • Miscellaneous: Study Abroad in Ambialet 2; Camp Nazareth Counselor 1,2; SFU Homecoming Queen 4; Multicultural Day Participant 2,3; SFU Dancing With the Stars Winner 2; Pursuing MPAS at SFU.