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Student News – February 2022


Frederick Miller Completes Intensive Research Project

Worcester, MA – Frederick Miller of Woodbridge, CT, a member of the class of 2023 majoring in Mathematical Sciences at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI), was a member of a student team that recently completed an intense research project titled “Investigating the Conversion to LED Streetlighting.”

At WPI, all undergraduates are required to complete a research-driven, professional-level project that applies science and technology that addresses an important societal need or issue.  About two-thirds of students complete a project at one of the university’s 50-plus off-campus project centers, which are located around the world.  A signature element of the innovative undergraduate experience at WPI, the project-based curriculum offers students the opportunity to apply their scientific and technical knowledge to develop thoughtful solutions to real problems that affect the quality of people’s lives-and make a difference before they graduate.

Dean’s List

Brandeis University

Waltham, MA – Zachary Katz of Woodbridge was named to the Dean’s List for the Fall 2021 semester at Brandeis University in Waltham, MA.  Katz is a senior, majoring in Creative Writing and Anthropology, with minors in English and Classical Studies.  He is a 2018 graduate of Amity Regional High School.  The Dean’s List is an academic honor awarded to students who achieved a semester GPA of 3.50 or higher on a 4.0 scale, completed a minimum of three courses for a letter grade and received a grade of C or higher in all courses.

Coastal Carolina University

Conway, SC – Nearly 2,500 undergraduate students at Coastal Carolina University were named to the Dean’s List for the Fall 2021 semester, including David LaMorte, an Exercise and Sport Science major from Woodbridge, CT.

College of the Holy Cross

Worcester, MA – Matteo Delsanto of Woodbridge, was named to the College of the Holy Cross Fall 2021 Dean’s List.  A member of the Class of 2024, Delsanto is majoring in Political Science.  Delsanto was among more than 1,375 students named to the Dean’s List for outstanding academic achievement during the fall semester of the 2021-22 academic year.  To qualify, students must pass four or more letter-graded courses with no failing grades during the semester and earn a GPA of 3.5 or higher.

Emerson College

Boston, MA – Gabrielle McGovern of Woodbridge, CT is among the students named to Emerson College’s Dean’s List for the Fall 2021 semester.  The requirement to make Dean’s List is a grade point average of 3.7 or higher for that semester.  McGovern is majoring in Media Arts Production and is a member of the Class of 2024.

Fairfield University

Fairfield, CT – The following Fairfield University students from Woodbridge received Dean’s List Honors for the Fall 2021 semester:  Claire DeGennaro and Leah Saulsberry.  In order to be placed on the Dean’s List, students must have completed a minimum of 12 credit hours in a semester, have no outstanding or incomplete grades for that semester, and have attained a semester grade point average of 3.50 or better.

Hamilton College

Clinton, NY – The following Woodbridge residents were named to the Dean’s List at Hamilton College for the 2021 fall semester:  Alexis Galinovsky, a senior majoring in economics; Eva Glassman, a junior majoring in creative writing, is a graduate of Amity Regional School District No. 5; Brian Seiter, a sophomore majoring in history and public policy, is a graduate of Hopkins School; and Deniz Tek, a sophomore, is a graduate of Hopkins School.  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.

Iowa State University

Ames, IA – More than 9,700 Iowa State University students have been recognized for outstanding academic achievement by being named to the fall semester 2021 Dean’s List.  Students named to the Dean’s List must have earned a grade point average of at least 3.50 on a 4.00 scale while carrying a minimum of 12 credit hours of graded course work.  Students listed from Woodbridge are:  Jason Christopher Luciani, 3, Mechanical Engineering.

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 Ethan Lavi from Woodbridge, CT in the Fall 2021 semester.

Quinnipiac University

Hamden, CT – The following Woodbridge students were named to the dean’s list for the Fall 2022 semester at Quinnipiac University:  Kevin Alston, Karalyn Kachmar, Ephemia Nicolakis, Alyssa Rubano, and Julia Turski.  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.

Southern Connecticut State University

New Haven, CT – Southern Connecticut State University announced those named to the Fall 2021 dean’s list.  Those students from Woodbridge named to the dean’s list are:  Zachary Brocklehurst, Eric Duhl, Mayel Hubbard, Wendy Kenyon, James Lepore, Samuel Martin, Kiefer Rodriquez, Corinne Sadinsky, and Ryan Wayland.

University of New Hampshire

Durham, NH – The following Woodbridge students have been named to the Dean’s List at the University of New Hampshire for the fall 2021 semester:  Hannah Sosensky (High Honors), Jordan Conn (High Honors), and Zachary Zunski (High Honors).  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 – Kaitlyn Price of Woodbridge, CT, a student in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of New Haven, has been named to the Dean’s List for the Fall 2021 semester.  Kaitlyn is working on a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology.

University of Rhode Island

Kingston, RI – The University of Rhode Island is pleased to announce the Fall 2021 Dean’s List.  To be included on the Dean’s List, full-time students must have completed 12 or more credits for letter grades which are GPA applicable 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 which are GPA applicable earning at least a 3.30 quality point average.  Those from Woodbridge named to the Dean’s List are:  Olivia Kudasik and Sophie O’Brien.


Eastern Connecticut State University

Willimantic, CT – Eastern Connecticut State University graduated 189 students at the conclusion of the fall 2021 semester.  Among the recent graduates is Lea Reizfeld of Woodbridge, who graduated with a bachelor’s degree in communication.

Georgia Tech

Atlanta, GA – Alicia Chen of Woodbridge, CT, has earned a Bachelor of Science in Materials Science and Engineering with High Honors from the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta.  Chen was among approximately 4,900 undergraduate and graduate students to be presented Georgia Tech degrees during the Institute’s 261st Commencement exercises December 17-18, 2021.

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