The Olean City School District (OCSD) Foundation announced the induction of two individuals to the district’s Academic Wall of Fame. Susan DaPolito Jadlowski, class of 1971, and Steven Ives Pancio II, class of 2005, make up the 2015 class of inductees, and will be honored at the 132nd Annual Olean High School Alumni Banquet at Premier Banquet Center on Friday, June 19.
DaPolito Jadlowski began her career as a licensed practical nurse graduating from St. Francis Hospital in Olean. She later completed her Associate’s Degree in Nursing, and while working full time as a registered nurse, she attended the University of Texas Health Science Center and received her Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing while being presented with the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing Award. Upon receiving a full grant from the Sheltering Arms Society, DaPolito Jadlowski went on to complete her Master’s Degree in Nursing and Administration. She credits Olean teachers and the Olean community as setting a foundation for her future success, and has continued to give back to others, mentoring nurses and other medical professionals in the continuation of their education and advocating for the rights of patients throughout the entirety of her career. DaPolito Jadlowski has served in several positions in the medical field, including Associate Administrator, Chief Nursing Officer and Chief Operating Officer. In 2014 she was promoted to Chief Executive Officer of Memorial Hermann Northwest Hospital. She has guided Memorial Hermann Northwest to many prestigious honors, including a top ranking among Houston hospitals by US News and World Report. DaPolito Jadlowski was named one of 20 outstanding nurses by the Texas Nurses Association for her contributions to not only the medical field as a whole, but overall growth of the nursing profession.
Pancio was a National Honor Society member, three sport athlete and four year class president in his time at OHS. Following graduation, he went on to demonstrate significant academic accomplishments in the orthopedic surgery field. A 2009 Phi Beta Kappa member and Summa Cum Laude graduate of the University at Buffalo, he received his Bachelor of Science in biomedical sciences, as well as the SUNY Buffalo Chancellors’ Award for Student Excellence. In May of 2013, Pancio received his Doctor of Medicine with Summa Cum Laude honors, along with the coveted SUNY Buffalo’s Medical Alumni Association Dean’s Award for participation in extracurricular activities while maintaining a high standard of academic excellence. His accolades also include the 2009 SUNY Buffalo’s Dorothy H. Mass Community Engagement Award, the 2013 Dr. Benjamin and Lila Obletz Award for Academic Achievement and Interest in Orthopedic Surgery, as well as membership in the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society and the Richard Sarkin/Emeritus Faculty Chapter of the Gold Humanism Honor Society. In 2014, Pancio was accepted into the world renowned Mayo Clinic of Orthopedic Surgery Program. He has also contributed to several community volunteer programs, including the Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Western New York, donating his time to helping to mentor local youth. His accomplishments are a shining reflection on the Olean City School District.
The Olean City School District Foundation is a not-for-profit organization that enhances the educational experience for students in the district.