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Student News 10/4/19


Colby College

Waterville, ME—Jack D. Pletter of Orange enrolled at Colby College in Waterville, Maine, this fall.  Before classes began September 4, Pletter took part in a weeklong orientation that included an introduction to academic and intellectual life at Colby, participation in an outdoor education trip (COOT), and an address by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Professor of Sociology and African-American Studies Cheryl Townsend Gilkes at Colby’s 202nd Convocation.  A graduate of Amity Regional High School, Pletter is the son of Timothy Pletter and Nili Harpaz-Pletter of Orange, Conn.

The class is the second to enter Colby with the College’s pledge that an admitted student whose family income is $60,000 or less, with assets typical for that income range, will attend with no parent or guardian financial contribution.  This is just one part of the Colby Commitment, which provides that each admitted student’s demonstrated financial need will be met without student loans.

Loyola University Maryland

Baltimore, MD—Kelly Shaw, from Orange, is now a member of the class of 2023 at Loyola University Maryland.  As first-year students embark on their college experience, they will all take part in Loyola’s living learning program, Messina.

Dean’s List

Fairleigh Dickinson University

Madison, NJ—Katelyn Ide, of Orange, CT, a student at Fairleigh Dickinson University’s Florham Campus in Madison, NJ, has been named to the Honors List for the Spring 2019 semester.  To qualify for the Honors List, a student must carry a 3.5 or better grade point average out of a possible 4.0 and be enrolled in a minimum of 12 letter-graded hours (four courses).

University of Alabama

Tuscaloosa, AL—A total of 477 students enrolled during the 2019 summer term at The University of Alabama were named to the Dean’s List with an academic record of 3.5 or above or the President’s List with an academic record of 4.0 (all As).  The UA Dean’s and President’s lists recognize full-time undergraduate students.  The lists do not apply to graduate students or to undergraduate students who take less than a full course load.  Those from Orange who made the Dean’s List are:  Michael Gefter and Ryan Gunning.


Lehigh University

The members of the Class of 2023 represent 42 U.S. states and territories, including Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia, and 26 countries, and is also one of the most diverse and competitive classes ever admitted to Lehigh.  Lehigh is thrilled to count Spencer Shepard of Orange, CT among the 80,000+ members of the Lehigh family.


Fairleigh Dickinson University

Madison, NJ—Katelyn Ide, of Orange, CT, a student at Fairleigh Dickinson University’s Florham Campus, located in Madison, NJ, has graduated with a BA in Communication Studies as of May 2019.

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