RADNOR, Pa. (Nov. 10, 2010) — Three students at Cabrini College were recognized for outstanding contributions to community service and civic engagement with the Charles A. Mastronardi Service and Leadership Award. Anne Brokenborough ’11, Danielle DiBartolo ’12, and Jamie Tadrzynski ’12 received the award during the College’s Cabrini Day celebration on Nov. 9.
An early childhood and elementary special education major, Brokenborough tutors students at Olney High School in Philadelphia and serves as a peer mentor at Cabrini, providing academic support and tutoring classmates. As a Pierce Scholar—an award given to students for leadership in community outreach—she works in Cabrini’s Youth Empowerment Program with Norristown high school students in a writing and cultural arts program. Brokenborough, a Southwest Philadelphia resident, plans to teach in the Philadelphia School Distract after graduation.
DiBartolo is a triple major in social work, psychology, and sociology. She is a resident assistant; co-chairs Cabrini’s chapter of “Relay for Life,” a fundraising organization for the American Cancer Society; and founder of the College’s “Not for Sale” club, which raises awareness on human trafficking. A native of Cherry Hill, N.J., DiBartolo plans to become a medical social worker to assist child victims of abuse and illness.
Tadrzynski, from Coopersburg, Pa., majors in history and American studies, with a concentration in secondary education. She serves as a resident assistant, a “Peace in Sudan” leader, and is one of the College’s four Catholic Relief Services Ambassadors for HIV/AIDS, working to help raise awareness for and assist individuals and communities suffering from the disease.
The Mastronardi Award is an endowed scholarship established by Margaret Mastronardi ’61, a member of the College’s first graduating class, and her sister, Ruth Mastronardi Baldovin ’67. Since 1982, the Mastronardi Foundation has underwritten scholarships for more than 100 students at Cabrini.
About Cabrini College
Students do extraordinary things at Cabrini College, a residential Catholic college welcoming learners of all faiths, cultures and backgrounds. Since its founding in 1957 by the Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, the College has provided a transformational “education of the heart,” focusing on academic excellence, leadership development and a commitment to social justice. Cabrini offers its 1,415 undergraduate students more than 30 majors, pre-professional programs, concentrations and minors. The College also has graduate and professional studies programs at its main campus in Radnor, Pa., and at 15 off-site locations. The College’s serene 112-acre campus is located 30 minutes from Philadelphia.