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Wakefield Resident Receives Full Tuition Award for Senior Year at Saint Anselm College

MANCHESTER, N.H. (September 23, 2020) – Eleni Rizos of Wakefield, Mass., a senior at Saint Anselm College, has received a full tuition award for the entire closing year of her undergraduate studies. For 2020-2021, Rizos is one of only two students at Saint Anselm to receive the Thomas A. Melucci, Jr. Memorial Scholarship. The Melucci award is presented annually and provides full tuition to seniors who have demonstrated significant spiritual and personal growth throughout their time at Saint Anselm College.

A nursing major, Rizos is an active member of the college community, balancing her studies with being an Admissions tour guide and orientation leader, modelling the hospitality that is a hallmark of Saint Anselm’s culture, and ensuring that new members of the community feel as connected to the school as she has. She is also involved in additional activities across campus serving as an Alumni Ambassador, member of the Family Weekend Committee, and on Student Government. She has participated in spring break alternative trips, volunteered for the Crisis Line for the YWCA and is a member of the Koinonia Society. Off campus Rizzo works as a patient care associate at Massachusetts General Hospital and this summer participated in a summer nursing preceptorship, giving her valuable experience that will help her future career.

The Thomas A. Melucci, Jr. Memorial Endowed Scholarship was established by Thomas and Gail Melucci as a way to memorialize their son, Thomas, who graduated from Saint Anselm in 1988. Mr. and Mrs. Melucci remain closely involved with the scholarship, serving on the committee that selects recipients each year.

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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Eleni Rizos