August 2, 2012
Two Saint Francis University employees received awards during Alumni Weekend 2012. The awards were voted on by alumni and were presented at the Alumni Recognition Dinner/ Dance on July 28. Alumni joined the association’s board of directors to celebrate the winners.
The Distinguished Faculty Award winner was Dr. John Miko, associate professor and associate dean of the School of Business. He has taught at Saint Francis since 2002, teaching graduate and undergraduate courses in quantitative business analysis and management information systems.
Dr. Miko has co-advised the Saint Francis University Students In Free Enterprise (SIFE) team since 2002. During that time, the team has won seven regional championships and several national awards. In 2005, he was named a SIFE Sam Walton Free Enterprise Fellow and was appointed to the SIFE National Faculty Advisory Committee in 2010. He received his bachelor of arts degree in mathematics with a concentration in computer science from Saint Francis in 1992, a master of business administration degree from Saint Francis in 2002, and a doctorate of education in organizational leadership with an information technology specialization from Nova Southeastern University in 2008.
The Reverend Daniel Sinisi, T.O.R., former vice president for mission effectiveness and integration, received the Distinguished Alumnus in Religious Service Award. He has faithfully served the university and local communities during his five decades of religious service.
While in Loretto, he was the diocesan ecumenical minister for the Altoona-Johnstown Diocese and a member of the Altoona Area Christian Coalition, Ebensburg Clergy Association, Mount Aloysius College Ecumenical Board, Cambria County Historical Society, and Prince Gallitzin Historical Society. He authored the book, Christian Moral Living: A Handbook in Basic Christian Morality. He is a 1962 graduate of Saint Francis, and later earned a master of arts degree in religious education and Licentiate of Sacred Theology from Catholic University. He was ordained a priest in 1966.