Julianna Pierdomenico, a senior at Hofstra University majoring in Music, was recently honored at the University’s inaugural Academic Excellence Awards, presented by Hofstra College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (HCLAS).
Julianna was one of 42 award recipients from 23 departments and a variety of interdisciplinary programs. Nominated by their chairpersons and professors for outstanding achievement, each student received a certificate and a $100 gift.
“These students are distinguished not only by their grade point averages, but by their extraordinary accomplishments in and out of the classroom,” said HCLAS Dean Benjamin Rifkin. “They have presented at national scholarly conferences, co-authored papers accepted for publication in scholarly journals, and performed on stages at Hofstra and elsewhere. They have served leadership positions on campus, engaged with community organizations, mentored their fellow students and participated in a broad range of student organizations. They are truly stars of the liberal arts at Hofstra.”
Julianna is also a double major Film Studies and Production. Each semester she is named to the Dean’s and Provost’s List. She is the recipient of numerous academic awards (including a Presidential Scholarship) and is a member of Hofstra’s Honors College, even as she handles the requirements for two bachelor’s degrees. The music faculty selected her to perform in the annual Hoag Honors Recital, an award reserved for students with outstanding performance ability. Julianna plays the clarinet in three of major instrumental ensembles (Band, Wind Ensemble and Orchestra), and has participated in the Common Hour Concert Series. When not performing, she is the manager for the Music Department’s stage crew.