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Student News 6/28/19

Achievements

Eastern Connecticut State University

Willimantic, CT—Eastern Connecticut State University’s Honors Program held its senior reception on May 18.  The event celebrated the achievements of 25 graduating students enrolled in the university’s highly selective Honors Programs.  Among the honorees was Jessica Ahern ‘19 of Woodbridge, who majors in Psychology.  Ahern was congratulated for her outstanding academic achievements and her senior thesis titled “Physical Attractiveness and Mate Selection with Spontaneous Evaluations.”  Freshmen are admitted into the University Honors Program on the basis of their high school standing, accomplishments and recommendations.  Applicants are expected to have at least a 3.5 GPA, combined SAT scores of at least 1250 and rank in the top 15 percent of their high school classes.  On April 29, Ahern was honored for achieving highest distinction department honors in the major by the University’s Physchology Department at its annual award ceremony.  Ahern was inducted into the Psi Chi International Honor Society in Psychology.  Qualifications for Psi Chi at Eastern include declaring a major or minor in psychology, at least 12 credits of coursework in psychology, a 3.5 GPA in the psychology major and a 3.0 GPA overall.

Dean’s List/Honors

Bucknell University

Lewisburg, PA—Hannah Price, Class of 2022, from Woodbridge was named to the dean’s list at Bucknell University during the spring semester of the 2018-19 academic year.  A student must earn a grade point average of 3.5 or higher on a scale of 4.0 to receive dean’s list recognition.

Clemson University

Clemson, SC—Isabella Marie Crasilli of Orange has been named to the Dean’s List at Clemson University.  Crasilli, whose major is Pre-Business, made the Dean’s List for the spring 2019 semester.  To be named to the Dean’s List, a student achieved a grade-point average between 3.50 and 3.99 on a 4.0 scale.

Curry College

Milton, MA—Curry College is proud to announce that Noah Shernow of Woodbridge has been named to the Dean’s List for the Spring 2019 semester.  To qualify for the Dean’s List, students must earn a 3.30 GPA, have no incompletes, and have no grade lower than a “C” for the semester.

Eastern Connecticut State University

Willimantic, CT—Eastern Connecticut State University recently released its spring 2019 Dean’s List for full-time and part-time students.  Among the full-time students from Woodbridge are:  Jessica Ahern ‘19, who majors in Psychology; John Ahern ‘21, who majors in Physical Education; Devin Belenski ‘19, who majors in Sport & Leisure Management; Jolie Garcia ‘22, who majors in Biology; and Nadia Siena ‘19, who majors in Business Administration.  To be eligible for the Dean’s List, students must be in good academic standing and obtain a semester GPA of 3.5 or higher.

Elon University

Shayna Goldblatt has been named to the Dean’s List for the 2019 spring semester at Elon University.  The Dean’s List is composed of students with no grade below a B-minus and a grade point average of at least 3.50 in a minimum of 12 semester hours.  Goldblatt is the daughter of Mr. Mitchell R. Goldblatt and Mrs. Abby L. Goldblatt of Orange, CT.

Hamilton College

Clinton, NY—Eva Glassman, of Woodbridge, has been named to the Dean’s List at Hamilton College for the 2019 spring semester.  To be named to the Dean’s List, a student must have carried throughout the semester a course load of four or more graded credits with an average of 3.5 or above.  Glassman, a rising sophomore, is a graduate of Amity Regional School District No. 5.

Hofstra University

Hempstead, NY—Alexander Cavanagh of Woodbridge, CT excelled during the Spring 2019 semester, achieving a GPA of at least 3.5 to earn a spot on the Dean’s List.

Ithaca College

Ithaca, NY—Harris Andersen, an Ithaca College student from Woodbridge, was named to the Dean’s List for the spring 2019 semester.  Andersen is majoring in Performance/Music Education.

King’s College

Wilkes-Barre, Pa. – Dr. Joseph Evan, provost and vice president for academic affairs at King’s College, announced the students who have qualified for the Spring 2019 dean’s list.  Brendan Hayes, Orange was named to the Dean’s List.

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 Spring 2019 semester.

Notre Dame High School of West Haven

President Mr. Robert Curis and Vice President for Student Success, Mr. Joseph A. Ramirez, recently announced the honor roll for the Fourth Quarter of the 2018-19 academic year.  Those from Woodbridge receiving First Honors are:  Yixuan (Jason) Xiang, ’19, and  Max Raffin, ’22.  Those from Woodbridge receiving Second Honors are:  Hengtian (Richard) Mu, ’19.

Quinnipiac University

To qualify for the dean’s list, students must earn a grade point average of at least 3.5 with no grade lower than C.  Full-time students must complete at least 14 credits in a semester, with at least 12 credits that have been graded on a letter grade basis to be eligible.  Part-time students must complete at least six credits during a semester.  Those students from Woodbridge, CT named to the Dean’s List are:  Judah Immanuel and Sarah Kernan.

Southern Connecticut State University

The following Woodbridge students have been named to the Southern Connecticut State University’s Spring 2019 Dean’s List:  Serena           Arduini, Carli Atwood, Sandra Britton, Kirsten Caffrey, Christian Cavanagh, Joshua Fraser, Rachael Garcia, Olivia Kyasky, Brendan Purcell, Benson Rodrigues, and Belaid Zusi.

Syracuse University

Kevin Nusdeo, a sophomore at Syracuse University, was named to:  Dean’s List Spring 2019, ACC Honor Roll – 2018/2019 Academic Year, and Athletic Director’s Honor Roll.  Kevin plays football at Syracuse.  Parents are Michael & Mary Nusdeo of Orange.

Tufts University

Medford/Somerville, MA—Tufts University recently announced the dean’s list for the Spring 2019 semester.  Woodbridge students earning dean’s list honors is/are:  Ethan Bershtein (Junior), Casey Culligan (Junior), Ben Ewing (Senior), Jacob Gross (Freshman), Arpita Jajoo (Senior), Emma Lampropoulos (Senior), Henry Molot (Freshman), and Madeline Tein (Junior).  Dean’s list honors at Tufts University require a semester grade point average of 3.4 or greater.

University of Delaware

Newark, DE—Allie Klein of Woodbridge has been named to the University of Delaware’s Dean’s List for the Spring 2019 semester.  To meet eligibility requirements for the Dean’s List, a student must be enrolled full-time and earn a GPA of 3.33 or above (on a 4.0 scale) for the semester.

University of New Haven

West Haven, CT – The following Woodbridge students were named to the Dean’s List  Stephen Buda, Henry C. Lee College of Criminal Justice and Forensic Sciences, a Bachelor of Science in Fire Science; Mark Dutka, Henry C. Lee College of Criminal Justice and Forensic Sciences, a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice; Patrick Neumann, College of Arts and Sciences, a Bachelor of Science in Marine Biology; and Thomas Yelenik, Henry C. Lee College of Criminal Justice and Forensic Sciences, a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice.

University of Rhode Island

Kingston, RI—The University of Rhode Island is pleased to announce the Spring 2019 Dean’s List.  To be included on the Dean’s List, full-time students must have completed 12 or more credits for letter grades during a semester and achieved at least a 3.30 quality point average.  Part-time students qualify with the accumulation of 12 or more credits for letter grades earning at least a 3.30 quality point average.  Jenna Kauffman of Woodbridge, CT, was named to the Dean’s List.

Graduations

Colgate University

Hamilton, NY—William Caracciolo, of Woodbridge, CT is a graduate in the Colgate University in the Class of 2019.  Caracciolo, a graduate of Amity Regional High School, majored in computer science.  Caracciolo received a Bachelor of Arts degree Cum Laude at Colgate’s 198th Commencement, May 19.

Connecticut College

New London, CT – George Samuel Grotheer of Woodbridge was awarded a Bachelor of Arts degree from Connecticut College at the 101st commencement ceremony on May 19.  Grotheer majored in English and Music.

Endicott College

Beverly, MA – Endicott College, the first college in the U.S. to require internships of its students, held its 79th annual commencement exercises on May 25.  Evan Lumpinski, of Woodbridge, CT graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Sport Management.  Lumpinski’s parents are Michael Lumpinski & Ann Lumpinksi of Woodbridge, CT.

Georgia Tech

Atlanta, GA—Rebecca Han of Woodbridge, CT, has earned a Doctor of Philosophy in Chemical Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta.

Hamilton College

Clinton, NY—George Tucker, of Woodbridge, received a bachelor of arts degree from Hamilton College on Sunday, May 26, at the Commencement ceremony concluding the college’s 207th year.  A physics major at Hamilton, Tucker now joins an alumni body of more than 23,000, many of whom have made important contributions to business, the professions, government and the arts.

Ithaca College

Ithaca, NY—Alec Hillas of Woodbridge graduated from Ithaca College with a BS in Business Administration.

James Madison University

Harrisonburg, VA—James Madison University is pleased to announce the students who graduated during the May 2019 commencement exercises.  Natalie Pyne from Woodbridge, CT graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Hospitality Management.  She is among 3,700 students who received degrees during the spring commencement ceremonies.

Northwestern University

Jason Seidman, of Woodbridge, received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois on June 21, 2019.

Quinnipiac University

Hamden, CT – The following Woodbridge, CT students received degrees from Quinnipiac University during ceremonies held in May:  Christopher Caracciolo, Doctor of Medicine; Taylor Denatale, Master of Social Work; Abigail Immanuel, Bachelor of Science, Biology; Sarah Kernan, Bachelor of Arts, Sociology; Winarko Tedjo, Master of Science, Business Analytics; and Sarah Wiederecht, Master of Arts in Teaching.

Tufts University

Medford/Somerville, MA—Nearly 1,500 undergraduate students were awarded degrees in disciplines ranging from the sciences and engineering to the humanities and fine arts during Tufts University’s annual commencement, which featured an address by award-winning actress and activist Alfre Woodard.  The Woodbridge graduates from the School of Arts and Sciences and School of Engineering included:  Arpita Jajoo with a degree in Biology (BS), Summa Cum Laude; Benjamin Ewing with a degree in Computer Science (BS), and Emma Lampropoulos with a degree in Psychology/Clinical (BA), Summa Cum Laude.

Union College

Schenectady, NY—Nearly 500 members of the Class of 2019 were honored at Union’s 225th Commencement in Memorial Fieldhouse Sunday.  Woodbridge graduates from the Class of 2019 included:  Christine Hill, Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering degree majoring in Mechanical Engineering; and Alexander Tellides, Bachelor of Arts degree cum laude majoring in Political Science and Philosophy.

University of Connecticut

Jessica Seidman, of Woodbridge, received her Juris Doctor degree from the University of Connecticut School of Law on May 19, 2019.

University of Vermont

Burlington, VT—Carly Kreiger of Woodbridge, CT, graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Sciences during commencement ceremonies on May 19, 2019 at the University of Vermont.

Wesleyan University

Middletown, CT—On May 26, Rebecca Foster of Woodbridge earned a BA degree in Film Studies and Psychology from Wesleyan University.  Foster previously attended Amity Regional Senior High School.

Western Connecticut State University

Danbury, CT — The following Woodbridge student has been named to the Dean’s List for the spring 2019 semester at Western Connecticut State University:  Alexandra Blum, Interdisciplinary Studies.

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Worcester, MA—Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) President Laurie Leshin and Board of Trustees Chairman Jack Mollen presided over the university’s 151st Commencement celebrations, awarding over 850 master’s and doctoral degrees at the Graduate Ceremony, held on the campus Quadrangle.  Craig Marien of Woodbridge, Conn., was awarded a master of engineering degree in power systems engineering.

 

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