GolD meDal recipientS
Katelyn m. ciccozzi, tamaqua, pa.
During summer 2014, Ciccozzi was accepted to conduct a research
project in astrophysics at Rutgers University. Her research focused
on finding a new tool for comparing merging dark matter halo
histories, and she presented her findings at a national meeting of
the American Astronomical Society in January 2015. She has used
the KU Observatory to conduct observations of two star systems
which are of importance to the astrophysics community, she then
analyzed her data, drew conclusions and presented her findings at
additional meetings of the American Astronomical Society in
2013 and 2014. Ciccozzi was a dean’s list student for eight con-
secutive semesters, president of the Society of Physics Students
and was awarded the Neag Undergraduate Research Grant, Dean’s
Scholar honor, Board of Governor’s Tuition Waiver and Stimmel
Scholarship for Academic Excellence. She has also donated her
time on campus and in the community.
Ziad haddad, orefield, pa.
Haddad is a two-time national champion wrestler, three-time
All-American, was named the National Wrestler of the Year in
2014 and NCAA Division II’s Most Dominant Wrestler in 2015.
He has won championships and was named Wrestler of the Year
in Super Region I and the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference
(PSAC).Haddad combined to go 55-0 over the last two years,
the second KU wrestler in school history to finish a season
undefeated, and ranks
fourth all-time at KU
with 82 career wins. He was
ranked the top heavyweight in
Division II for the entirety of the last two seasons, a streak of 507
days at the top spot, and stretched his winning streak and streak
of not allowing a takedown to 55 matches.Haddad is also a dean’s
list student, was named the 2014 KUMale Athlete of the Year, was
the runner-up in Super Region I and the PSAC in his sophomore
year and was PSAC Wrestler of the Week four times.
SilVer meDal recipientS
arjun arora, new Dehli, india
Samantha costello, westfield, n.J.
nicholas Stover, reading, pa.
letecia Garcia, pottsville, pa.
copper meDal recipientS
thomas Bond, hamburg, pa.
Kelsey livingston, allentown, pa.
Brandon martinez, lansdale, pa.
Steven Sultzbach, warminster, pa.
rebecca Van horn, lake ariel, pa.
Jay r. winkleman, Sinking Spring, pa.
For complete details on all the recipients visitwww.kutztown.edu
Chambliss Student Academic Achievement Award winners: (1st row, left to right) Arjun Arora, Thomas Bond,
Rebecca Van Horn, Nicholas Stover, Letecia Garcia; (2nd row) Jay Winkleman, Samantha Costello, Katelyn
Ciccozzi, Ziad Haddad, Kelsey Livingston; (top) Steven Sultzbach. Missing from photo (inset): Brandon Martinez.
Kutztown University celebrated the recipients of its annual academic
in April.The award was established through a donation
provided by Dr. Carlson R. Chambliss, professor emeritus of physical science and KU faculty
member from 1970 –2003.The purpose of the awards is to recognize the exceptional
individual achievements of a select group of KU graduating seniors. Specially designed coin
medallions of gold, silver and copper were presented to the students.