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Student News – 1/15/16


Eastern Student Dana Blydenburg Presents Research at Psychological Science Night

Willimantic, CT—Twenty-nine exemplary psychology students from Eastern Connecticut State University presented their research on December 11 at the department’s annual Psychological Science Night. Among the students was Dana Blydenburg ’16 of Orange, who majors in Psychology. Mentored by Psychology Professor James Diller, Blydenburg’s poster presentation was titled “Evaluating the Alignment of Behavior-Analytic Training with the Dimensions of Applied Behavior Analysis.ˮ

Eastern Connecticut State University is the state of Connecticut’s public liberal arts university, serving more than 5,300 students annually at its Willimantic campus and satellite locations. In addition to attracting students from 161 of Connecticut’s 169 towns, Eastern also draws students from 25 other states and 18 other countries. A residential campus offering 38 majors and 55 minors, Eastern offers students a strong liberal art foundation grounded in an array of applied learning opportunities. Ranked in the top 30 public universities in the North Region, by U.S. News and World Report in its 2016 Best College ratings, Eastern has also been awarded “Green Campusˮ status by the U.S. Green Building Council six years in a row. For more information, visit

Dean’s List

Martha Li Zhang Makes Dean’s List

Martha Li Zhang, daughter of Linda Li and Walter Zhang, of Orange was named to Deans’ List at Choate Rosemary Hall, Wallingford, Connecticut for the fall term. To be selected for the Deans’ List, students must carry a minimum of five full-credit courses during the term, achieve a grade point average (GPA) of 3.5 or higher and earn no grade lower than a “B.”

Jilliana Sliby Of Orange Named To Lasell College Dean’s List For Fall 2015

Newton, MA—Lasell College in Newton, MA recently named Jilliana Sliby of Orange, CT to the Lasell College Dean’s List for the Fall 2015 semester. Sliby, whose major is Communication, is a member of the class of 2016 and was among 726 students honored in the Fall 2015 semester. To achieve the Dean’s List, each student must be full-time carrying 12 or more graded credits for the semester with a grade point average of 3.5 or above.

Andrea Noss Of Orange Named To SUNY Oswego Deans’ List

Oswego, NY—Andrea E. Noss of Orange, a sophomore business administration major, earned Deans’ List recognition at SUNY Oswego for fall 2015. She was among students who received a grade point average of 3.3 to 3.79 for the semester. Students on the President’s and Deans’ lists represent the academic top 28.9 percent of the Oswego student body. A 154-year-old comprehensive college in the State University of New York system, Oswego enrolls about 8,000 students in its College of Liberal Arts and Sciences; School of Business; School of Communication, Media and the Arts; and School of Education. For more information, visit

Emma Feldmann Named To UVM Dean’s List

Burlington, VT—Emma Feldmann, from Orange, CT, has been named to the dean’s list for the fall 2015 semester at the University of Vermont. Feldmann is a Class of 2016 Communication Science & Disorders major in the College of Nursing & Health Sciences. 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.

WCSU Names Full-Time Students On Dean’s List For Fall 2015 Semester

Orange: Dennis Flanagan, Justice and Law Administration; Gabrielle Gambardella, Elementary Education; Andrew Gusciora, Theatre Arts; Shaylen Harger, Musical Theatre; Rebecca Norton, Biology; Jenna Pisano, Elementary Education; Elizabeth Post, Professional Writing; Patrick Weber, Music


Orange Resident Graduates From The University Of Central Oklahoma

Orange resident Cynthia Anne Mango graduated from the University of Central Oklahoma (UCO) with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Modern Language – French along with approximately 1,246 fall 2015 graduates from throughout the country and world during Central’s Commencement Ceremonies December 11-12.

Located just north of Oklahoma City in Edmond, the University of Central Oklahoma is the state’s largest metropolitan university, serving more than 17,000 students pursuing degrees in 117 undergraduate and 70 graduate major areas of study and is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. Central prides itself as a smart investment for success, preparing future leaders in an opportunity-rich environment, with access to more than 200 student organizations and the internship, employment, entertainment and cultural offerings of the rapidly growing Oklahoma City metropolitan area. Founded as a teachers’ college in 1890, Central considers itself an institution where teaching comes first, and, with a 19:1 student/faculty ratio, students can enjoy personal relationships with faculty and staff who are committed to transforming lives. For more information about the University of Central Oklahoma, visit


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