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Jodie Rooney

Posted on March 31, 2010

California University will recognize more than 1,300 of its most accomplished scholars at an Honors Convocation 2 p.m. April 10 in Hamer Hall gymnasium. 

Alumna Thea Kalcevic, a production associate with The Late Show with David Letterman in New York City, will deliver the honors address. She earned a bachelor's degree in Communication Studies with a concentration in television and radio broadcasting in 2006. 

A former entertainment anchor and master technical director with CUTV, California University Television, Kalcevic was chosen from a nationwide field of hundreds of applicants for a writer's internship with Letterman in spring 2006. She has been employed at the late-night TV show ever since.

While she was a student, Kalcevic received a Cal U Distinguished Service Award for academic achievement and service to the University and the community. She also was the recipient of a Cal U Internship Support Program Award from the Alumni Association Board of Directors.

A graduate of nearby Belle Vernon Area High School, Kalcevic has been a speaker at Cal U's Alumni Pride Weekend.

Kalcevic now lives in Astoria, N.Y. Always civic-minded, she is a volunteer fundraiser for the Susan F. Komen Race for the Cure in New York City, the New York AIDS Walk, and New York's City Harvest.

Cal U President Angelo Armenti, Jr. will preside over the Convocation, and Provost Geraldine Jones will introduce the platform party.

The University rewards academic excellence on the part of master's-, bachelor's- and associate degree-seeking students by honoring Presidential Scholars at this annual event. In addition to meeting other requirements, Presidential Scholars carry a grade-point average of 3.25 or above. Both full- and part-time students are eligible for the award.

This year's Honors Convocation will recognize 238 students from the College of Graduate Studies and Research, 214 from the College of Liberal Arts, 618 from the College of Education and Human Services, and 263 from the Eberly College of Science and Technology.


A reception for all attendees will be held in the gymnasium immediately after the program.