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Student News – July 2022

Achievements

Lasell University

Newton, MA – Caelan Watson, a Lasell University student from Bethany, was recognized by the institution for outstanding collaboration in the spring 2022 semester.  Watson received the most peer nominations in their Typography course, taught by Vladimir Zimakov, Diane Heath Beever ‘49 associate professor of art.  Recipients of the Collaboration Recognition Award are selected by their peers for exemplifying superior skills in collaboration by sharing ideas and useful information, communicating in a professional manner, and cooperating in a way to ensure success.  The Collaboration Recognition Program at Lasell University was launched in 2021 as an opportunity to acknowledge students not just for their academic performance in a particular course, but for collaborative behaviors that are the key to success in professional environments.

Dean’s List

Bucknell University

Lewisburg, PA – Bucknell University has released the dean’s list for outstanding academic achievement during the spring semester of the 2021-22 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.  Woodbridge students Ellie Luciani, 2023, majoring in Markets, Innovation & Design and Hannah Price, 2022, majoring in Music was named to the Dean’s List.

Coastal Carolina University

Conway, SC – More than 2,000 undergraduate students at Coastal Carolina University were named to the Dean’s List for the Spring 2022 semester, including David LaMorte, an Exercise and Sport Science major from Woodbridge, CT.  Students who make the Dean’s List have achieved a grade point average between 3.5-3.99 for the semester.

College of the Holy Cross

Worcester, MA – Matteo Delsanto of Woodbridge was named to the College of the Holy Cross Spring 2022 Dean’s List.  A member of the Class of 2024, Delsanto was among more than 1,457 students named to the Dean’s List for outstanding academic achievement during the spring 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.

Connecticut College

New London, CT – Alana Safian, Class of 2023 at Connecticut College, has been named to the dean’s list for the 2022 spring semester, achieving Dean’s High Honors.  Safian, from Woodbridge, is an Art major.

Dean College

Franklin, MA – Dean College is pleased to announce that Catherine Thomas of Woodbridge has earned a place on the Dean’s List for the Spring 2022 semester.  Students named to the Dean’s List have demonstrated a serious commitment to their studies while at Dean College.

Eastern Connecticut State University

Willimantic, CT – Eastern Connecticut State University recently released its Dean’s List for the spring 2022 semester, in which more than 1,200 students were recognized for maintaining high GPAs.  Among them is full-time student Jolie Garcia of Woodbridge, who majors in Biology.  To qualify for Dean’s List, full-time students must complete a minimum of 12 credits in letter-graded courses with an average GPA of 3.5 or higher in the semester.

High Point University

Hight Point, NC – Alyssa Macrae of Bethany made the Dean’s List for the Spring 2022 semester.  Dean’s List students are those who have attained a 3.5 or higher GPA for the previous semester based on a 4.0 scale.  A student must attempt 12 semester hours of course work each semester other than on a Pass/Fail or Credit/No Credit basis.

Iowa State University

Ames, IA – Approximately 9,500 Iowa State University students have been recognized for outstanding academic achievement by being named to the spring semester 2022 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.  Jason Christopher Luciani, from Woodbridge majoring in Mechanical Engineering, was named to the Dean’s List.

Lasell University

Newton, MA – Caelan Watson of Bethany was named to the Lasell University Dean’s List for their academic performance in the spring 2022 semester.  To be named to the Dean’s List, Lasell students must complete at least 12 credits as a full-time student and achieve a semester GPA of 3.5 or higher.

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, Woodbridge, CT in the Spring 2022 semester.

Southern Connecticut State University

New Haven, CT – SCSU announces that the following Woodbridge residents were named to the Spring 2022 Dean’s List:  Kayla Britton, Nursing; Zachary Broklehurst, STAR; Deanna Dittrich, Nursing; Eric Duhl, Business; Mayel Hubbard, HLS, Wendy Kenyon, Nursing; Samuel Martin, SED; Kiefer Rodriguez, SWK; Corinne Sadinsky, ATH; and Sebasian Scrimenti, Business.

University of Rhode Island

Kingston, RI – The University of Rhode Island is pleased to announce the Spring 2022 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 students from Woodbridge named to the Dean’s List are:  Olivia Kudasik, Sophie O’Brien, and Matthew Sturtevant.

University of Vermont

Burlington, VT – The following Woodbridge students have been named to the dean’s list for the spring 2022 semester at the University of Vermont:  Savannah Kusnitz, Social Work major, is in the College of Education and Social Services; and Austin Rowland, Environmental Sciences major, is in the Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources.  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.

UW-Madison

Madison, Wis – The University of Wisconsin-Madison has recognized students named to the Dean’s List for the spring semester of the 2021-2022 academic year.  Students from Woodbridge, Emma Kravetz, School of Business, and Carly Silver, College of Letters and Science, were named to the Dean’s List.  Students who achieve at a high level academically are recognized by the dean at the close of each semester.  To be eligible for the Dean’s List, students must complete a minimum of 12 graded degree credits in that semester.  Each university school or college sets its own GPA requirements for students to be eligible to receive the distinction.

Graduations

Bucknell University

Lewisburg, PA – Bucknell University celebrated nearly 900 graduates from the Class of 2022, whose degrees will be conferred in June, on Sunday, May 22, 2022.  The class represents 62 majors across Bucknell’s three colleges (Arts & Sciences, Engineering and the Freeman College of Management).  These students hail from 33 U.S. states and 25 nations.  Hannah Price earned her degree in Music.

Colorado College

Colorado Springs, CO – Colorado College celebrated the Class of 2022 at an in-person Commencement ceremony on May 22.  Helen Lenski, of Woodbridge, CT, graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science.  Lenski is a member of the Colorado College Class of 2022.

University of New Hampshire

Durham, NH – Jordan Conn of Woodbridge, CT graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of New Hampshire over the weekend of May 20-22, 2022.  He earned a BS degree in Sport Studies.  Students who received the honor of Magna Cum Laude graduated with a GPA of 3.65-3.84.

University of Vermont

Burlington, VT – Zeynep Tek of Woodbridge, CT graduated with a Doctor of Medicine in The Robert Larner M.D. College of Medicine during commencement ceremonies in May, 2022.  This year’s commencement at the University of Vermont-the 221st in its history-marked a return to a traditional celebration outdoors on the University Green after two years of re-imagined ceremonies due to pandemic restrictions.

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