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Independence Blue Cross Employees Shine outside Office, inside Classroom

Rosemont College recently recognized two Independence Blue Cross (IBX) employees for their work inside the classroom. Deborah Nicoletti ’17 was awarded the School of Professional Studies’ Presidential Medal at the College’s annual Academic Honors Day while Catherine Rolón-Boneta ‘17 was selected to speak at Commencement on behalf of the School of Graduate Studies

The highest honor bestowed upon a student, the Presidential Medal is given to a student who has demonstrated exemplary intellectual achievement, as well as distinction in some combination of the following: contributions to fellow students or to the College, leadership in the community or their profession, or to the advancement of the values of the Rosemont mission.

Becoming a student in the fall of 2014 through Rosemont’s corporate partnership with IBX, Nicoletti has earned superior grades in all of her courses. She will be graduating this May with immediate entry into Rosemont’s MBA Degree Program with an accompanying Leadership Certificate. Outside of her work environment, Nicoletti volunteers at the Pegasus Therapeutic Riding Academy in Philadelphia and volunteers annually for the Gift of Life Dash for Organ and Tissue Donor Awareness.

Rolón-Boneta, another student of the IBX partnership, was selected to address the graduates of the class of 2017 after submitting a speech to the Commencement Committee. She has worked for Independence Blue Cross for the past 18 years, where she provides marketing, communications, and enterprise-wide learning support as a part of the Independence University team at the Corporate University. She is also a graduate of the Urban League of Philadelphia’s Urban Leadership Forum; a program focused on teaching leaders how to become more effective leaders in the workplace and within the community.

“I am so honored that I was selected,” Rolón-Boneta said in an email.

Both Nicoletti and Rolón-Boneta will celebrate their hard work as they receive their respective degrees at the College’s 94th Commencement. The exercises will be held on campus Saturday, May 13 at 2:00 p.m.