Larissa Nostramo, of Ronkonkoma, recently graduated summa cum laude from St. Joseph’s College in Patchogue during a ceremony held at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum.
Larissa, a alum, was awarded a dual B.A. in child study and speech communication. While at SJC, she received a presidential scholarship, a merit scholarship, and was a member of the Dean’s Service Circle, the dean’s list and was one of the top 20 students to graduate in SJC’s class of 2012.
Outside of college, Larissa tutors students for Sachem Community Youth Services, is a team captain for the March of Dimes and volunteers for the Special Olympics as an event coordinator.
In the future, Larissa hopes to work with children with disabilities, primarily autism.
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