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Derry Resident Named Chancellor’s Medal Recipient at Saint Anselm College

MANCHESTER, N.H. (June 15, 2022) – At Saint Anselm College’s graduation ceremony on Saturday, May 16, Ariana LoFaro of Derry, New Hampshire was named the Chancellor’s Medal recipient for the class of 2022 for earning the highest academic average among her graduating peers.

LoFaro, a biology major with a double minor in chemistry and neuroscience, graduated summa cum laude with honors with a 3.977 GPA. She was a member of the honors program and several honor societies including the Beta Beta Beta National Biological Honor Society of which she was named President during her senior year. She was also a peer tutor with the Academic Resource Center and served on the college’s Campus Activities Board as their treasurer for two years. Also involved in the community, LoFaro volunteered to tutor children in the Manchester School District through the college’s Meelia Center.

During her time as a student, she worked as an NH-INBRE student researcher in Dr. Greguske’s lab for three years. Her main project completed through this research was titled “Instant Pot: An Affordable Autoclave Alternative” that she submitted as her honors thesis.

At commencement, Abbot Mark Cooper, O.S.B., ’71, the Chancellor of Saint Anselm College, was joined by Dean of Academic Excellence Christine Gustafson, Ph.D. in presenting LoFaro with the medal.

About Saint Anselm College:
Founded in 1889, Saint Anselm College is a four-year liberal arts college providing a 21st century education in the Catholic, Benedictine tradition. Located in southern New Hampshire near Boston and the seacoast, Saint Anselm is well known for its strong liberal arts curriculum, the New Hampshire Institute of Politics, a highly successful nursing program, a legacy of community service and a commitment to the arts.


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Ariana LoFaro