SCRANTON — Anthony J. Jensen, of South Abington Township, and Rachel F. Mendez, of Clarks Summit, were among 59 members of The University of Scranton’s undergraduate class of 2015 honored for academic excellence, service or both at Class Night on May 29. Also recognized were the university’s two Fulbright scholarship recipients for the 2015-2016 academic year.
Jensen was the recipient of the Excellence in Management Award.
A management major, he graduated summa cum laude. Jensen was inducted into Alpha Lambda Delta, the national freshmen honor society; Beta Gamma Sigma, the international business honor society; and Omicron Delta Epsilon, the international economics honor society. He served on the Office of Student Conduct University Review Board. He was a member of the Pre-Law Club, the Criminal Justice Club and the Business Club.
A graduate of Scranton Preparatory School, Jensen Jensen plans to attend law school in the fall.
Mendez received the Excellence in Nursing Award (LPN to BSN).
After completing her nursing studies at the Career Technology Center of Lackawanna County, Mendez became a Licensed Practical Nurse in 2012. She resumed her studies at The University of Scranton in 2013. Mendez was a member of Alpha Sigma Lambda, the national honor society for adult students; Sigma Theta Tau, the international honor society for nursing; and “Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges.” Twice, she received Charlotte Newcombe Scholarships.
Mendez volunteered for the Heritage Baptist Church Medical Team, and she taught Sunday school. She hopes to become a post-partum nurse.