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Student News 4/12/19


College of Charleston

Baton Rouge, LA—Joshua Petro of Orange, Connecticut, was recently initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest and most selective all-discipline collegiate honor society.  Petro is pursuing a degree in General Studies at College of Charleston.  Petro is among approximately 30,000 students, faculty, professional staff and alumni to be initiated into Phi Kappa Phi each year.  Membership is by invitation only and requires nomination and approval by a chapter.  Only the top 10 percent of seniors and 7.5 percent of juniors are eligible for membership.  Graduate students in the top 10 percent of the number of candidates for graduate degrees may also qualify, as do faculty, professional staff and alumni who have achieved scholarly distinction.

Eastern Student

Willimantic, CT—The men’s lacrosse team at Eastern Connecticut State University recently began its spring season.  The opening game resulted in a 10-7 non-conference win, the first for new head coach Marc Graham.  Among the student athletes is Michael Pretlove ‘21 of Orange, who majors in Pre-Social Work and wears jersey number 6.  He plays long stick midfield and defense.  The Warriors compete in the Little East Conference (LEC), which was established in 1986 as a single-sport league by six public institutions throughout New England.  The LEC has since become a multi-sport league with eight primary members, six affiliate members and 19 championships.

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Worcester, MA—Sixteen WPI wrestlers, including Matthew Rothman of Orange, Conn., earned accolades from the New England Wrestling Association.  First time winners included sophomores Dan Aksman, George Horta, Zach Newlon, Scott Rementer and freshmen Hay, James Krigsman and Matt Rothman.

Dean’s List

Endicott College

Beverly, MA – Endicott College is pleased to announce the Dean’s List students for fall 2018.  In order to qualify for the Dean’s List, a student must obtain a minimum grade point average of 3.5, receive no grade below a “C”, have no withdrawal grades, and be enrolled in a minimum of 12 credits for the semester.  The following Orange students have met these requirements:  Carly Marchitto, Nursing, daughter of Carl Marchitto and Estelle Marchitto; and Nicole Schatz, Nursing, daughter of Bruce Schatz and Jane Schatz.

Lewis University

Romeoville, Ill – Yusuf Ahmad of Orange, CT, was named to Lewis University’s Dean’s List for the 2018 Fall Semester.  Ahmad is studying Biology at Lewis University.  More than 1,500 students were honored on the Lewis University Dean’s List for the 2018 Fall Semester.  To be eligible for this honor, students must have completed a minimum of 12 credit hours during the semester with a grade point average of at least 3.5 and with no “D” or “F” grades.

Sacred Heart University

Sara Elizabeth DeRose was named to the Dean’s List of Sacred Heart University, Fairfield, CT for the fall 2018 semester.  Sara, a junior at Sacred Heart University is majoring in Criminal Justice.  Sara is a graduate of Amity Regional High School and resides in Orange with her parents who are very proud of her accomplishment.

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