Alison Colangelo, a resident of Aliquippa, Pa., represented the Class of 2017 during Edinboro University’s undergraduate commencement ceremony on May 13.
Her speech discussed her positive experience at Edinboro and the fond memories of formative experiences at the university that she and her classmates will carry with them.
Colangelo graduated magna cum laude with a dual major in Early Childhood and Special Education. Her numerous activities included two terms as president of the Edinboro University chapter of Zeta Tau Alpha social sorority, which she joined during her freshman year. She held multiple leadership roles within the organization and in 2016 received the sorority’s national Louise Kettler Helper Memorial Award for service.
Colangelo was selected as one of 25 Zeta Tau Alpha national leadership consultants, and will spend her post-graduation year traveling around the United States to work with young women on college campuses to aid their development as leaders.
Colangelo was also president of Kappa Delta Pi, the Education Honor Society, and Order of Omega, the Greek Honor Society, during her senior year. She was a member of Circle K and Student Pennsylvania State Education Association.
The daughter of Michael and Lori Colangelo, she plans to begin her career as a teacher at the conclusion of her appointment to the Zeta Tau Alpha consulting role.
Edinboro University’s spring 2017 commencement ceremonies at honored 796 undergraduate and graduate degree recipients.
For more information about Edinboro University, please visit http://www.edinboro.edu/.
Photo caption: Alison Colangelo, of Aliquippa, delivers the student address May 13 at Edinboro University’s undergraduate commencement ceremony.