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Student News 2/8/19

Achievements

Eastern Connecticut State University

Willimantic, CT—Twenty psychology students expanded their worldview over winter session during a global field course in Hawaii.  Titled “Cross-Cultural Well-Being and Relationships in Hawaii,” the course ran from January 2-11.  Students were immersed in the local culture and visited some of the island chain’s most breathtaking sites.  Among the students was Jessica Ahern ‘19 of Woodbridge, who majors in Psychology.  The Eastern students examined differences in attachment styles, social support, parenting, psychological disorders, personality and emotional expression, physical attraction, romantic relationships and compassionate love.  A highlight of the trip was a volunteer project at the 800-year-old Pae Pae fishpond, which is a source of food for the locals but currently damaged by storms and the growth of invasive plant species.  The Eastern group also went on several excursions to sites such as Pearl Harbor, Puako Petroglyph Field, Rainbow Falls, Imiloa Astronomy Center, Volcanoes National Park, Punalu’u Black Sand Beach, Pu’uhonoa o Honaunau National Historic Park, and St. Benedict’s Catholic Church (Painted Church).

Hofstra University

Hempstead, NY—Haritsa Halepas, a senior at Hofstra University majoring in Criminology, was recently honored at the University’s inaugural Academic Excellence Awards, presented by Hofstra College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (HCLAS).  Haritsa 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.  Aritza has successfully completed challenging courses in her major, including the Economics of Latin America, Economic Development, Economic Geography, and Intermediate Macroeconomics.  She is currently studying abroad at the University of Amsterdam in the Netherlands, and is actively involved in several student organizations.

Dean’s List

Central Connecticut State University

New Britain, CT – Central Connecticut State University (CCSU) President Zulma R. Toro is proud to announce the students who earned a spot on the Dean’s List for the Fall 2018 semester.  To achieve this academic distinction, an undergraduate student at CCSU must carry at least 12 academic credits during the semester and earn at least a 3.50 GPA out of a possible 4.0 GPA.  The student from Woodbridge who earned a place on the Dean’s List are:  Dawn Rosenberg.

Colby-Sawyer College

New London, NH—Colby-Sawyer has named Hayley Scherer of Woodbridge to the Dean’s List for fall 2018.  Scherer, who majors in studio art, is a member of the class of 2022.  To qualify for the Dean’s List students must achieve a grade-point average of 3.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale while carrying a minimum of 12 credit hours in graded courses.

Ithaca College

Ithaca, NY—Harris Andersen, a Woodbridge resident majoring in Performance/Music Education at Ithaca College, was named to the Dean’s List for the fall 2018 semester.

Lehigh University

Bethlehem, PA – Dean’s List status, which is awarded to students who earned a scholastic average of 3.6 or better while carrying at least 12 hours of regularly graded courses, has been granted to Stephanie Laugeni of Woodbridge, CT in the Fall 2018 semester.

Southern Connecticut State University

Southern Connecticut State University has named the following Woodbridge students to the Fall 2018 Dean’s List:  Jennifer Jordan, Business major; Victoria Acampora, EXS major; Nicholas Alexiades, PSC major, Serena Arduini, Nursing major; Sandra Britton, SED major; Trimaine Brown, Psychology major; Nilay Durdu, Psychology major; Joshua Fraser, Psychology major; Rachael Garcia, Nursing major; Matthew Lockhart, EXS major; and Danielle Schwartz, CMD major.  To be named to the Dean’s List, a student must attain a 3.5 or higher GPA.

University at Albany

Albany, N.Y.  – The University at Albany has announced the Dean’s List of Distinguished Students for the Fall 2018 semester.  In order to qualify for this distinction, students at the University at Albany must earn a grade point average of 3.25 or higher during their first semester of study.  In subsequent semesters of study, students must earn a grade point average of 3.50 or higher.  The following Woodbridge student has been named to the University at Albany Dean’s List:  Peri Sosensky.

University of New Hampshire

Durham, NH—Jordan Conn of Woodbridge has been named to the Dean’s List at the University of New Hampshire for earning High Honors for the fall 2018 semester.  Conn is majoring in Communication.  Students named to the Dean’s List at the University of New Hampshire are students who have earned recognition through their superior scholastic performance during a semester enrolled in a full-time course load (12 or more graded credits).  Highest honors are awarded to students who earn a semester grade point average of 3.85 or better out of a possible 4.0.  Students with a 3.65 to 3.84 average are awarded high honors and students whose grade point average is 3.5 through 3.64 are awarded honors.

University of New Haven

West Haven, Ct – The following students were named to the Dean’s List at the University of New Haven for the fall, 2018:  Stephen Buda, Henry C. Lee College of Criminal Justice and Forensic Sciences, Bachelor of Science, Fire Science; Mark Dutka, Henry C. Lee College of Criminal Justice and Forensic Sciences, Associate in Science, Criminal Justice; Mark Dutka, Henry C. Lee College of Criminal Justice and Forensic Sciences, Bachelor of Science, Criminal Justice; Mark Dutka, Henry C. Lee College of Criminal Justice and Forensic Sciences, Undergraduate Certificate, Forensic Comp Investigation; Joy Miu, College of Arts and Sciences, Bachelor of Science, Dental Hygiene; Patrick Neumann, College of Arts and Sciences, Bachelor of Science, Marine Biology; and Thomas Yelenik, Henry C. Lee College of Criminal Justice and Forensic Sciences, Bachelor of Science, Criminal Justice.

William & Mary

Williamsburg, Va. – William McLean from Woodbridge, CT was recently named to the Dean’s List at the College of William & Mary for the fall 2018 semester.  In order to achieve Dean’s List status, a full-time degree seeking undergraduate student must take at least 12 credit hours and earn a 3.6 Quality Point Average during the semester.  William & Mary is the second oldest institution of higher learning in the United States.

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