2013 Alumni Award Recipients

Mission In Action: Leadership & Professional Achievement Award
Beth Hagovsky, Ed.D. ’93

This award recognizes alumni who exemplify the spirit and values of Rosemont College by demonstrating outstanding professional leadership and a dedication to the betterment of their community and its citizens.

Beth is currently the Director of Student Leadership & Activities at Saint Joseph’s University. After graduating Rosemont, she went on to complete her M.S.Ed. and Ed.D. in Higher Education Administration from the University of Pennsylvania, where she also worked for 13 years. Her doctoral research focused on organizational change and leadership at Chestnut Hill College through its transition to co-educational status. Since graduating from Rosemont, Beth has served as a phone-a-thon and Reunion committee volunteer, and during the 2007-2008 Strategic Planning Process she chaired the “Mission, Identity and Women’s College Viability” work group leading up to the College’s decision to welcome men into the traditional undergraduate community. Married to Sean Vereen, Beth has three-and-a-half year old twins and lives in Philadelphia.

Rosemont Service Award In Memory Of Bonnie Hilferty Freney ’64
Adele Meehan '69

Established in 1989, this award is presented to alumni who have served Rosemont College with the dedication, love, and sense of humor characteristic of Bonnie Hilferty Freney, Class of 1964.

Adele earned a bachelor of arts degree in psychology with a minor in sociology from Rosemont. Following graduation, she was a social worker for children and families with Catholic Social Services in Philadelphia for 12 years. She later worked for American Express, most recently in the Global Client Group, retiring in January 2013 after more than 29 years of service. Adele was a member of the Alumni Board from 2003-2011, serving as Vice President from 2009-2011. As an Alumni Board member, she helped organize and support the Thanksgiving Food Drive, the Epiphany Party, Oktoberfest, and other alumni and student events. She also made a multiyear pledge to the College’s current capital campaign. She is very active in her Wilmington, DE community, serving for many years as President of the Union Park Gardens Neighborhood Association and Vice President of the 7th District Neighborhood Planning Association.

Young Alumni Award
Laura Martin Scales, Esq. ’03

This award is presented to alumni of less than 10 years who have demonstrated leadership and outstanding promise or success in their professional life and in the life of their community.

Laura is an attorney at the law firm of Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C., an international labor and employment law boutique firm with more than 650 attorneys in over 40 offices. She works in Ogletree’s Philadelphia office, where she focuses her practice on employment defense litigation. She graduated from Rosemont College in 2003 with a bachelor’s degree in Political Science.  After Rosemont, Laura attended Villanova University School of Law, from which she graduated in 2007. She is a past member of the Alumni Board, and recently returned to campus to speak to prospective students and families at Rosemont Decision Day 2013. While at Rosemont, she was active in many student organizations, including the Student Government Association, Hillel, the African-American Students’ Association and TRIAD.  She also worked in the Admissions Department for three years, where she helped organize several prospective student events and guided campus tours.  She lives in Wynnewood, PA.