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Student News – September 2021

Dean’s/President’s List

Bates College

Lewiston, ME – The following Woodbridge students have been named to the dean’s list at Bates College for the winter semester ending in May 2021:  Austin Gilbride, the son of Matthew T. Gilbride and Maria C. Asis, is a 2019 graduate of Amity Regional High School and majoring in biological chemistry and engineering and minoring in mathematics at Bates; and Alli Fischman, the daughter of Barry A. Fischman and Gila J. Fischman, is a 2019 graduate of Hamden Hall Country Day School and  majoring in sociology at Bates.  This is a distinction earned by students whose grade point average is 3.88 or higher.

Bryant University

Smithfield, RI – Bryant University is pleased to recognize the students who have demonstrated an unwavering commitment to academic excellence and achievement.  Diego Rodriguez, class of 2023, from Woodbridge, CT, has been named to the Deans’ List for the spring 2021 semester.  Congratulations to Diego on this outstanding achievement!

Bucknell University

Lewisburg, PA – Bucknell University has released the dean’s list for outstanding academic achievement during the spring semester of the 2020-21 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.  The following Woodbridge students have achieved dean’s list status for spring 2021:  Ellie Luciani, class of 2023; and Hannah Price, class of 2022.

College of the Holy Cross

Worcester, MA – Matteo Delsanto of Woodbridge, was named to the College of the Holy Cross Spring 2021 Deans List.  A member of the Class of 2024, Delsanto is majoring in Political Science.  Delsanto was among more than 1,451 students named to the Dean’s List for outstanding academic achievement during the spring semester of the 2020-21 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, a native of Woodbridge, CT has been named to Emerson College’s Dean’s List for the Spring 2021 semester.  McGovern is majoring in Media Arts Production and is a member of the Class of 2024.  The requirement to make Emerson’s Dean’s List is a grade point average of 3.7 or higher.

Goodwin University

East Hartford, CT – Renee Pascarelli has earned a spot on the Goodwin University Dean’s List for Spring 2021.  Renee, a student from Woodbridge, CT, is one of 1,014 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 University

East Hartford, CT – Renee Pascarelli of Woodbridge, CT earned a place on Goodwin University’s President’s List for the Spring 2021 Session.  The Spring 2021 President’s List includes 411 students, all of whom scored a perfect 4.0 GPA.

Hamilton College

Clinton, NY – The following Woodbridge residents were named to the Dean’s List at Hamilton College for the spring 2021 semester:  Alexis Galinovsky, is a rising senior majoring in economics; and Brian Seiter, a rising junior majoring in history and public policy, 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.

Purchase College

Purchase, NY – Daniel Kuriakose, who hails from Woodbridge, has been named to Purchase College’s Dean’s List for the Spring 2021 semester.  Kuriakose is studying Philosophy.  To be eligible for the Dean’s List, students must carry a semester GPA of 3.5 for Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science programs and 3.75 for Bachelor of Fine Arts and Bachelor of Music Performance programs.  They must take a minimum of 12 credits.  Congratulations, Daniel!

Quinnipiac University

Hamden, CT – The following Woodbridge students were named to the dean’s list for the Spring 2021 semester at Quinnipiac University:  Eric Duhl, Victoria Foster, William Hunter, Judah Immanuel, Karalyn Kachmar, Ayaan Malik, Ephemia Nicolakis, and Calvin Yeung.  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.

Rochester Institute of Technology

Rochester, NY – Jess Edwards of Woodbridge was named to the Dean’s List at Rochester Institute of Technology for the 2021 Spring Semester.  Edwards is in the illustration program.

Siena College

Loudonville, NY – John Lumpinski was named to the Siena College President’s List for the Spring 2021 Semester.  John is from Woodbridge, CT.  The President’s List requires a 3.9 grade point average or higher.

Union College

Schenectady, NY – Comprised annually, students with at least a 3.50 grade point average for the entire academic year were honored with the academic achievement.  Those students from Woodbridge honored with Dean’s List are:  Beck DeYoung, Class of 2021 majoring in Organizing Theme, and Cory Sachs, Class of 2021 majoring in Political Science.

University of Maine

The University of Maine recognized Lilly Morrissey of Woodbridge for achieving Dean’s List honors in the spring 2021 semester.  Due to the unusual and challenging circumstances faced this semester amid the global pandemic, the university has modified its Dean’s List policy for the spring 2021 term.  The requirement that students earn 12 calculable credits to be eligible for Dean’s List has been waived.  Instead, students will be eligible if they earned a minimum of nine letter-graded (A–F on the transcript) credits for full-time students in addition to the criteria in the catalog.  For part-time students to be eligible, they must have earned at least six letter-graded credits across the fall 2020 and spring 2021 semesters, in addition to the criteria in the catalog for Part-time Dean’s List.  Courses with P/F grades selected by the student will not count toward the total of nine (for full-time) or six (for part-time).

University of New Hampshire

Hannah Sosensky of Woodbridge, CT has been named to the Dean’s List at the University of New Hampshire for earning Highest Honors for the spring 2021 semester.  Sosensky is majoring in Health Management & Policy.  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.

University of Tampa

Tampa, FL – Mayel Hubbard, of Woodbridge, Connecticut, earned dean’s list honors at The University of Tampa for the Spring 2021 semester.  Students must maintain a GPA of 3.75 or higher to be eligible for the dean’s list.

Worcester Polytechnic

Worcester, MA – Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) has announced that Frederick Miller of Woodbridge, CT, a member of the class of 23 majoring in Mathematical Sciences, was named to the university’s Dean’s List for academic excellence for the spring 2021 semester.  The criteria for the WPI Dean’s List differs 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.

Graduations

Clark University

Worcester, MA – Clark University awarded Woodbridge residents Nadav Eliahu Battat, graduated with a Master of Science in Finance; and Anna Lu, graduated with a Master of Health Science in Community and Global Health during the University’s 117th Commencement ceremonies.

Rochester Institute of Technology

Rochester, NY – Aaron Reiner of Woodbridge graduated from Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) with a BS in applied arts and sciences.  Some 4,000 degrees were conferred in the 2020-2021 academic year at all of RIT’s campuses.  Due to New York state COVID-19 occupancy restrictions, commencement was celebrated May 14-15 in smaller ceremonies by college and were live-streamed for graduates’ family and friends.

Tufts University

Medford/Somerville, MA – Tufts University awarded approximately 1,500 undergraduate student degrees in disciplines ranging from the sciences and engineering to the humanities and fine arts during its online degree conferral ceremony commemorating the accomplishments of the Class of 2021.  The graduates from the School of Arts and Sciences and the School of Engineering included Daniel Zackin of Woodbridge, CT, with a degree in International Relations (BA).

University of Rhode Island

Kingston, RI – The University of Rhode Island celebrated more than 4,000 of its newest alumni during the University’s 135th Commencement.  Among the graduates was Anna Rae Schlegel of Woodbridge, who received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Management.

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