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Student News 10/5/18

Dean’s List

Bryant University

Smithfield, RI—Bryant University is committed to the pursuit, recognition, and celebration of academic success.  Marina Tomei, class of 2018, from Woodbridge, CT has been named to Bryant University’s Deans’ List for the spring 2018 semester.  Congratulations to Marina, and all of the spring 2018 Deans’ List students.


Bard College At Simon’s Rock

Great Barrington, MA – It’s not every day that students start college early, but for this Woodbridge, CT student, that’s exactly the case.  Fiona Hynes earned a place in the fall 2018 entering class at Bard College at Simon’s Rock after completing 10th grade.  Hynes’s academic and personal achievements stood out, securing Fiona a spot at Simon’s Rock this fall.  The campus in Great Barrington, Massachusetts is home to about 450 bright and highly motivated students engaged in a rigorous college education.  Early college students are on track to graduate from college one or two years ahead of their peers.

Colby College

Waterville, ME—Quinnlan J. Burke of Woodbridge, Conn. enrolled at Colby College in Waterville, Maine, this fall.  Before classes began September 5, Burke took part in a weeklong orientation that included an introduction to academic and intellectual life at Colby, participation in an outdoor education trip (COOT), and an address by the Crawford Family Professor of Religion Nikky-Guninder Singh at Colby’s 201st Convocation.  A graduate of Amity Regional High School, he is the son of Raymond and Melissa Burke of Woodbridge, Conn.

The Class of 2022 was selected from the largest and most academically qualified pool of applications in Colby’s 206-year history.  This class will benefit from DavisConnects, Colby’s innovative program that supports all students in their pursuit of independent and collaborative research, global experiences, and internships to prepare them for postgraduate success.  The class is the first to enter Colby with the College’s pledge that an admitted student whose family income is $60,000 or less, with assets typical for that income range, will attend with no parent or guardian financial contribution.  This is just one part of the Colby Commitment which provides that each admitted student’s demonstrated financial need will be met without student loans.

Colby-Sawyer College

New London, NH—This fall, Colby-Sawyer welcomed 262 first-year and transfer students including Hayley Scherer of Woodbridge. Scherer is majoring in studio art.  U.S. News & World Report ranks Colby-Sawyer as #7 in Regional Colleges North (the highest in that category of any college in New Hampshire, Massachusetts and Vermont) and #5 in the Best Value category, the highest of any regional college in New England. Colby-Sawyer also scored the #3 spot on the Best Undergraduate Teaching list for its category, the only New Hampshire college to be recognized.


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