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Student News: 7/1/15

Student News: 7/1/15

Dean’s List

Bryant University Student Named To Dean’s List

Smithfield, RI—The spring semester Dean’s List at Bryant University includes the following Woodbridge residents: Rachel M Cardozo, a Senior in Finance and Marina L Tomei, a Sophomore in International Business: Marketing.

Jessica Grace Named To Castleton Dean’s List

Castleton, VT—Jessica Grace of Woodbridge, CT was recently named to the Castleton College Dean’s List for the spring semester of the 2014-15 academic year. To qualify for this academic honor, the student must maintain full-time status and a semester grade point average of 3.5.

Jake White Named To Dean’s List

Boston, MA—Jake White has been named to the Dean’s List at Emerson College, for the Spring of 2015. Jake, a film production major and photography minor achieved a 3.86 GPA. Students must have a 3.70 or above. He has also been accepted to Emerson’s Los Angeles film production program for spring 2016. Jake was a 2013 Amity HS graduate.

Xurong Liu Named To Dean’s List At Georgia Tech

Atlanta, GA—Xurong Liu of Woodbridge, CT made the Dean’s List for Spring semester at the Georgia Institute of Technology. This designation is awarded to undergraduate students who have a 3.0 or higher academic average for the semester.

Goodwin College Dean’s List, Spring 2015

East Hartford, CT—Goodwin College announces that 983 students achieved Dean’s List status for the Spring 2015 session. The following Woodbridge residents were named to the Dean’s List: Jean Garcia and Jessica Lassiter.

Hofstra Congratulates Local Students On Spring 2015 Dean’s List

Hempstead, NY—Hofstra University congratulates the students named to the Spring 2015 Dean’s List for their outstanding academic achievement. Students must earn a grade point average of at least 3.5 during the semester to make the Dean’s List. Among the Woodbridge students who earned a spot on the Dean’s List were: Michelle Bellin and Deanna Giulietti.

Nguyen Named To Dean’s List At Western New England University

Springfield, MA—Van T. Nguyen of Woodbridge, CT has been named to the Dean’s List at Western New England for the fall semester of 2015. Nguyen is working towards a degree in Marketing. Students are named to the Dean’s List for achieving a semester grade point average of 3.30 or higher.

Haejin Park Makes The Spring 2015 Dean’s List At Pratt Institute

Brooklyn, NY—Haejin Park, Woodbridge resident and a student at the prestigious Pratt Institute, was among more than 900 students who made the Dean’s List in the Spring 2015 semester.

Area Residents Named To Dean’s List At Providence College

Providence, RI—The following Woodbridge residents have been named to the Dean’s List at Providence College for the Spring 2015 semester: Nicholas Coassin, class of 2018; Tara Gambardella, class of 2015; and Jacqueline LoRicco, class of 2016. To qualify for the Dean’s List, students must achieve at least a 3.55 grade point average with a minimum of 12 credits.

Southern Connecticut State University (SCSU) Announces Dean’s List

SCSU has named the following Woodbridge students to its Dean’s List: Katie Beland, Sara Beland, Aaron Berkowitz, Marissa D’Angelo, Brianna Eisensmith, William Emery, Gabriela Gregorczyk, Jessica Hoffer, Laura Jensen, Julie Luce and Jesse Sanchez.

Sebastian Dimauro Named To The University Of Hartford Dean’s List

West Hartford, CT—The University of Hartford is pleased to announce Sebastian DiMauro of Woodbridge has been named to its Dean’s List for Spring 2015.

Local Students Named To The Dean’s List At The University Of New Haven

West Haven, CT—Full-time undergraduate students must have a 3.50 or better cumulative GPA for the semester to be eligible for the Dean’’s List. The following Woodbridge students were named to the Dean’s List at the University of New Haven for the Spring 2015 semester: Arthur Anderson and Jasmin Portelinha.

University of Maine Announces Spring 2015 Dean’s List

Orono, Maine — The University of Maine recognized 2,163 students for achieving Dean’s List honors in the spring 2015 semester. Of the students who made the Dean’s List, 1,710 are from Maine, 377 are from 31 other states and 76 are from 22 countries other than the U.S.

Molly Pines of Woodbridge received Dean’s List honors for spring 2015, completing 12 or more credit hours in the semester and earning a grade point average of 3.5 or higher.


Xurong Liu Receives Degree From Georgia Tech

Atlanta, GA—Xurong Liu of Woodbridge, CT (06525), has earned a Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta. Liu was among approximately 2,700 undergraduate and graduate students who received degrees during Georgia Tech’s 249th commencement exercises on May 1 and 2 at the McCamish Pavilion.

Sophia Ellen Wirak Graduates From McDaniel College

Westminster, MD—Sophia Ellen Wirak of Woodbridge graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Spanish, Psychology from McDaniel College. McDaniel awarded 358 bachelor’s degrees during the 145th Commencement on May 23, 2015. Academic honors given at graduation include Summa Cum Laude for a cumulative grade point average of 3.9 or higher, Magna Cum Laude for a cumulative grade point average of 3.70-3.89, and Cum Laude for a cumulative grade point average of 3.50-3.69.

Springfield College Recognizes 2015 Graduates

Springfield, MA—Springfield College recently held its commencement weekend where 621 master’s degrees, nine certificates of advanced graduate study, 16 doctor of philosophy degrees, and 27 doctoral of physical therapy degrees were awarded at the graduate commencement ceremony. At the undergraduate commencement, 973 bachelor’s degrees were awarded for a two-day total of 1646 degrees. The following Woodbridge residents were recognized for studies completed in 2015: Rachel Katz has earned a bachelor’s of science degree in Health Science and Anthony Faggiana has earned a bachelor’s of science degree in Movement and Sport Studies.

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 Peter Solomon of Woodbridge, Conn., who received his MD. Dr. Solomon is the son of Mary Dean and Alan Solomon of Woodbridge and a graduate of Amity Regional High School. He started his residency program at the University of California – San Diego Medical Center in emergency medicine.

Max Weiner Graduates From Union College

Schenectady, NY—Max Weiner, of Woodbridge, CT, graduated as a member of the Class of 2015 at Union College during the college’s 221st Commencement exercises on Sunday, June 14. Weiner graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree majoring in History. Weiner is a 2011 graduate of Avon Old Farms School.

Van T. Nguyen Receives Degree From Western New England University

Springfield, MA—Van T. Nguyen of Woodbridge, CT, graduated Cum Laude from Western New England University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in Marketing on May 16, 2015 in the Alumni Healthful Living Center on the University’s campus. Undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs are offered through Colleges of Arts and Sciences, Business, Engineering, Pharmacy, and the School of Law.

Student Activities

Eastern Student Erik Russell-Shepherd Participates In University Club

Willimantic, CT—Erik Russell-Shepherd ’16 of Woodbridge, CT, participated in Accounting Society at Eastern Connecticut State University during the spring 2015 semester. Russell-Shepherd’s major is Accounting. Eastern students who participate in clubs/organizations excel in the classroom and do better academically than students who do not participate. Students participating in clubs had an average GPA of 3.10, much higher than the 2.94 average for those students not taking part in any of the 73 clubs/organizations. Clubs/organizations and their programs have a direct impact on the daily life of all students on Eastern’s campus. The programs range from social to educational, physical to spiritual, and civic engagement programs, many of which also benefit the local community.


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