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Student News: 6/12/15

Student News: 6/12/15

Dean’s List

Eastern Connecticut State University Students Named To Spring 2015 Dean’s List

Willimantic, CT—Eastern Connecticut State University recently released the names of full-time students who were named to the Dean’s List for the spring 2015 semester. Those from Woodbridge are: Brittany DiLorenzo ’16, major is Psychology; Sara Foldy ’15, major is English; Shannon Murphy ’17, major is Pre-Social Work; and Alexandra Olsen ’16, major is Business Administration.

Richard Loricco Attained Dean’s List Status At Lehigh University In Spring 2015

Bethlehem, PA—Deans 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 awarded to Richard LoRicco of Woodbridge, CT, in the Spring 2015 semester.

Springfield College Recognizes Dean’s List Students For The 2015 Spring Semester

Springfield, MA—Springfield College Recognizes Dean’s List Students for the 2015 Spring Semester. From Woodbridge are: Rachel Katz, studying Health Science; and Kent Ahern, studying Sport Management. Criteria for selection are: The student must have completed a minimum of 12 credit hours of graded coursework for the semester, exclusive of “P” grades; the student must not have any incompletes, missing grades or “CPs” in the designated semester; the student must have a minimum semester grade point average of 3.500 for the semester; and the student must not have been barred from the dean’s list due to a disciplinary action.

Abigail W Ginsberg Named To Dean’s List

Burlington, VT—Abigail Ginsberg has been named to the dean’s list for the spring 2015 semester at the University of Vermont. Ginsberg, from Woodbridge, CT, is a Senior Early Childhood Preschool major. To be named to the dean’s list, students must have a grade-point average of 3.0 or better and rank in the top 20 percent of their class in their respective college or school.

Harry Chartoff Named To Worcester Polytechnic Institute’s Spring 2015 Dean’s List

Worcester, MA—Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) has announced that Harry Chartoff of Woodbridge, Conn., a first year student majoring in biomedical engineering, was named to the university’s Dean’s List for academic excellence for the spring 2015 semester. A total of 1,166 undergraduate students achieved the criteria required for WPI’s spring 2015 Dean’s List. The criteria for the WPI Dean’s List differ from that of most other universities as WPI does not compute a grade point average (GPA). Instead, WPI defines the Dean’s List by the amount of work completed at the A level in courses and projects.


Woodbridge Students Graduate From Bowdoin College

Brunswick, ME—During Bowdoin College’s 210th Commencement ceremony, held May 23, 2015, bachelor of arts degrees were awarded to students from 36 states, the District of Columbia, and 18 other countries and territories. The following graduates are from Woodbridge: Joseph Celestin, a member of the Class of 2015, graduated with a major in Anthropology and Classics; and Evan Horwitz, a member of the Class of 2015, graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Bowdoin College with a major in English and a minor in Theater.

Rachel Mary Cardozo Graduates From Bryant University

Smithfield, RI—Bryant University held its 152nd Commencement on Saturday, May 16. Among the graduates is the following Woodbridge resident: Rachel Mary Cardozo, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in Finance.

Molly Mcgovern Graduated From Keene State College

Keene, NH—On Saturday, May 9, Keene State College’s Commencement honored the graduating class of 2015. Among the graduates was the following Woodbridge student: Molly McGovern graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology.

Lehigh University Confers More Than 1,900 Degrees During Spring Commencement Exercises

Bethlehem, PA—More than 1,900 Lehigh University students were awarded bachelor’s, master’s, or doctoral degrees during the 147th Spring 2015 Commencement ceremonies at Goodman Stadium in Bethlehem, PA. Those from Woodbridge awarded degrees are: Alyssa Morrow received a Bachelor of Arts; Juan Guevara received a B S In Business & Economics; and Richard LoRicco received a B S In Business & Economics.

Florencia Colagiovanni Graduates From Mount Ida College

Newton, MA—Florencia Colagiovanni of Woodbridge graduated from Mount Ida College in Newton, Ma, with the Bachelor of Science degree in Professional Studies in Education. The degree was presented at Mount Ida’s 116th commencement exercises held on May 11, 2015.

Jinni-lyn Ladutko Graduates From Northeastern University

Jenni-lyn Elizabeth Ladutko, (Amity 2009), daughter of William and Lynn Ladutko of Orange, graduated May 8, 2015 with a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Northeastern University. Jenni-lyn is a pharmacy resident for the Veterans Administration Healthcare System in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Greer Sloman Koerner Awarded Doctoral Law Degree From Northeastern University

Greer Sloman Koerner, a Woodbridge resident, was awarded a doctoral degree in Law and Policy (DLP – Doctor of Law and Policy) from the College of Professional Studies At Northeastern University in Boston, MA. The hooding ceremony took place on May 14, 2015 and was a culmination of the three year doctoral program in which Greer researched, wrote and published her thesis: “Expungement Statutes: A Modern Scarlet Letter or Path to Rehabilitation?”

Providence College Awards Undergraduate Degree To Tara Gambardella

Providence, RI—Tara Gambardella, a resident of Woodbridge, CT, was among more than 800 students from Providence College who received undergraduate degrees during the College’s Ninety-Seventh Commencement Exercises held on Sunday, May 17, 2015. Gambardella graduated Cum Laude with a bachelor’s degree.

Kimberly Lovejoy Graduates From St. Lawrence University

Canton, NY—Kimberly C. Lovejoy of Woodbridge was one of nearly 600 students who received bachelor degrees from St. Lawrence University during Commencement ceremonies held on May 17 in Canton, New York. Lovejoy received the degree of bachelor of arts cum laude. Lovejoy is a member of the Class of 2015 and majored in economics. Lovejoy graduated from Amity Regional High School.

Tufts University School Of Medicine Announces 2015 Graduates

Boston—Tufts University School of Medicine graduated 184 MD students at its commencement ceremony on May 17. Among the graduates was Christopher McLaughlin of Woodbridge, Conn., who has received his MD. Dr. McLaughlin is the child of Carol and Christopher McLaughlin of Woodbridge. He will move on to a residency program at Virginia Commonwealth University (Richmond, Va.) and will specialize in radiation oncology.

Abigail Ginsberg Earns Degree From The University Of Vermont

Burlington, VT—Abigail Ginsberg of Woodbridge, CT, graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Early Childhood Preschool from the College of Education & Social Services during commencement ceremonies on May 17 at the University of Vermont. Ginsberg was among some 2,975 students who were awarded a variety of degrees—undergraduate, graduate and M.D.—during UVM’s 214th commencement. Among degree recipients were students from 42 states and 16 countries.

Academic & Athletic Honors

Lagasse named to Capital One Academic All-District team

Greenwood, Ind. – Kenyon College rising senior Sam Lagasse was named to the Capital One Academic All-District VII Track & Field/Cross Country First Team. With the honor, the Woodbridge, Conn., native became the first Lords track and field/cross country member since Michael Baird in 2003 to be named to the team. To be eligible for Academic All-District consideration, one must be of at least sophomore standing, possess legitimate athletic credentials, and own a grade point average of 3.30 or better. In the fall, Lagasse was one of Kenyon’s best runners finishing first in four of seven events. His 19th-place finish at the Great Lakes Regional Championships helped him earn All-Region honors as well. During the indoor and outdoor track seasons, Lagasse produced the Lords’ best times in the 3000- and 5000-meter runs along with the one-mile run.

In the classroom, Lagasse registered a 3.94 grade point average while studying English and religious studies. He also was awarded the Philip Wolcott Timberlake Junior Prize for his work in the English department.

Special Projects

Gordon Bogardus Joins Main Conservation Corps Field Team

The Maine Conservation Corps (MCC) recently welcomed Gordon Bogardus from Woodbridge, Connecticut. Gordon is the son of Julia and Sydney Bogardus. Gordon is also a 2012 graduate of Berkshire High School and is expected to graduate in 2017 from Hamilton college with a degree in Mathematics. He has joined as an AmeriCorps member for a term of national service on a Maine Conservation Corps Field Team. The MCC conducts conservation projects throughout the State of Maine, including extensive recreational trail construction and rehabilitation.

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