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Student News: 7/1/16


Caitlyn Capela Receives Award At Quinnipiac University Commencement

Hamden, Conn. – Caitlyn Capela, of Woodbridge, received a prestigious award at Quinnipiac University’s 85th undergraduate Commencement exercises on May 21. Capela received the Rachel Ranis Prize in Social Justice from the College of Arts and Sciences. The award, conferred in recognition of Professor Ranis, is presented to a senior in sociology, social services, criminal justice or gerontology, who demonstrates a passion for social justice.

Dean’s List

Shannon Murphy Named to Eastern Connecticut State University Spring 2016 Dean’s List

Willimantic, CT—Eastern Connecticut State University recently released its spring 2016 semester Dean’s List for full-time students. Shannon Murphy ‘17 of Woodbridge, CT, was named to the Dean’s List. Murphy’s major is Social Work.

Camryn Cox Makes Goodwin Dean’s List For Spring 2016

East Hartford, CT—Camryn Cox has earned a spot on the Goodwin College Dean’s List for the Spring 2016. Camryn, a student from Woodbridge, is one of 1010 students to make the Dean’s List, reserved for those who demonstrate great academic performance. Dean’s List inclusion requires a student to earn a minimum 3.5 GPA, the equivalent of an A- average, during a given academic session. The student must also be enrolled in a minimum of six academic credits to qualify. Goodwin College congratulates Camryn on making the Dean’s List and demonstrating such a high standard of excellence in the classroom and beyond.

Haritsa Halepas Named To Spring 2016 Dean’s List

Hempstead, NY—Haritsa Halepas of Woodbridge, CT excelled during the Spring 2016 semester, achieving a GPA of at least 3.5 to earn a spot on the Hofstra University Dean’s List.

SCSU Announces Spring 2016 Dean’s List

SCSU announced Woodbridge students who were named to the Spring 2016 Dean’s List. They are: Elisa Albert, Stefanie Austin, Sandra Britton, Yu-Han Chen, Jenna Deluca, Jessica Hoffer, Margret Hotchkiss, Laura Jensen, Candice Landau, Matthew Lockhart, Ryan Lockhart, taylor Portelinha, Joseph Rosen, Matthew Schwartz, and Jeremy Weinberg.

Stephanie Foster Named To Springfield College Dean’s List

Springfield, MA—Springfield College has named Stephanie Foster of Woodbridge, CT to the dean’s list for academic excellence for the spring 2016 term. Foster is studying Health Science. Criteria for selection to the dean’s list requires that the student must have completed a minimum of 12 credit hours of graded coursework for the semester, the student must not have any incompletes in the designated semester, and the student must have a minimum semester grade point average of 3.500 for the semester.

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 2016.

Olivia Schlegel Named To The University Of Rhode Island’s Spring 2016 Dean’s List

Kingston, RI—The University of Rhode Island is pleased to announce that more than 4,986 undergraduates have qualified for the Spring 2016 Dean’s List. The students represent nearly all of Rhode Island’s cities and towns, all six New England states, New York and New Jersey, other states and 25 countries. Olivia Lynn Schlegel of Woodbridge, CT was named to the Dean’s List. To be included on the Dean’s List, students must have completed 12 or more credits during a semester for letter grades with at least a 3.30 quality point average. Part-time students qualify with the accumulation of 12 credits with a 3.30 quality point average.

WCSU Spring 2016 Dean’s List

The following students have been named to the Dean’s List for the spring 2016 semester at Western Connecticut State University: Alexandra Blum, Pre-Nursing; and Jake Keylock, Justice and Law Administration.


Albertus Magnus College Awarded Degrees On May 22

The following Woodbridge students were awarded degrees by Albertus Magnus College: Teresa Delda, MBA; Erin McNemar, MS, human services; Samantha Toscano, MA, liberal studies, with honors; and John Zeek, AA.

Jake White Graduates Emerson College

Boston, MA – Jake White of Woodbridge, CT graduated Magna Cum Laude with a B.A. in Film Production from Emerson College in Boston, MA on Mother’s Day. Prior to graduating, his last semester was spent at Emerson LA at an internship for a studio in Los Angeles, CA. Jake majored in Film Production and minored in Photography and graduated a year early maintaining Dean’s List status all through his time at Emerson.

Chloe’ Taylor Smith Graduates From New York University

Chloe’ Taylor Smith earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work from New York University on May 18th. She was recognized with the Founder’s Award as an Honor’s Scholar student. Chloe’ is a 2012 graduate of Choate Rosemary Hall. She will attend graduate school at Columbia University this Fall. Chloe’ is the daughter of Ron and Clotilde Smith and sister of Brandon Smith.

Class Of 2016 Graduates From Union College

Schenectady, NY—Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker offered some practical advice for the Class of 2016. The class included 550 students at Union’s 222nd Commencement. Woodbridge students to earn degrees are: Joshua Cantor received a Bachelor of Science majoring in Neuroscience; Jessica Malinconico received a Bachelor of Arts majoring in English; Evan O’Connor received a Bachelor of Arts majoring in Anthropology; Alexandra Schwaber received a Bachelor of Science majoring in Psychology cum laude; and Ariella Yazdani received a Bachelor of Science majoring in Neuroscience magna cum laude.

Anna Bellard Earns Degree From The University Of Vermont

Burlington, VT—Anna Bellard of Woodbridge, CT, graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology during commencement ceremonies on May 22, 2016 at the University of Vermont. The university conferred degrees this year on an estimated 2,937 graduates, including 2,329 bachelor’s, 388 master’s, 114 doctoral, and 106 M.D. degree recipients.


Rachel Rosenblum Inducted Into Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society

Ithaca, NY—Rachel Rosenblum of Woodbridge, CT, a Occupational Therapy major at Ithaca College, was inducted into Phi Kappa Phi, one of the country’s oldest and most selective honor societies.

Audrey Grotheer Selected for Global Youth Summit

Waltham, Mass—Brandeis University announced that Audrey Grotheer will represent Amity Regional High School and the state of Connecticut at for the Global Youth Summit on the Future of Medicine.


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