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Student News 6/28/19

Achievements

Connecticut College

New London, CT—Connecticut College held its Honors & Awards ceremony on April 29 & 30, 2019 to recognize outstanding student academic achievements.  Jenna Ortoleva of Orange was awarded the Dorothy Richardson Prize for excellence in Biology.

Eastern Connecticut State University

Willimantic, CT—Eastern Connecticut State University’s Department of Environmental Earth Science held its annual year-end celebration in the Science Building on May 6.  At the event, 13 students were awarded for their work and excellence in the environmental earth science program.  Among the awarded was Dominic Livoti ‘19 of Orange, who majors in Environmental Earth Science.

Quinnipiac University

Hamden, CT – Nicole Maier and Jessica Szkotnicki of Orange were inducted into Beta Gamma Sigma, the international honor society serving business programs accredited by AACSB International, during a recent campus ceremony.  Students inducted into the society must be business majors within the top 10 percent of their class if they are at the undergraduate level or in the top 20 percent if they are at the graduate level.  The society offers students opportunities to attend national conferences and networking opportunities with business and financial professionals.  Membership in Beta Gamma Sigma is the highest recognition a business student anywhere in the world can receive in a business program accredited by AACSB International.  Founded in 1907, Beta Gamma Sigma has more than 750,000 members and more than 500 chapters spread across colleges and universities.  Beta Gamma Sigma aims to cultivate leadership among its members and recognize those who have achieved academic excellence in the field of business.

Dean’s List/Honors

Auburn University

Hannah Hutchison, an Orange resident, was named to the Dean’s List at Auburn University in Alabama.  Hannah earned a 4.0 in the Spring Semester and is in the Hobart School of Business.  She is majoring in Finance.

Bucknell University

Lewisburg, PA—Bucknell University has released the dean’s list for outstanding academic achievement during the spring semester of the 2018-19 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 recogniti.  Those from Orange, CT named to the dean’s list are:  Sarah Rippel, class of 2020, and Nevia Selmon, class of 2022.

College of William & Mary

Williamsburg, Va. – Emily Bacal from Orange, CT was recently named to the Dean’s List at the College of William & Mary for the spring 2019 semester.  In order to achieve Dean’s List status, a full-time degree seeking undergraduate student must take at least 12 credit hours and earn a 3.6 Quality Point Average during the semester.

Connecticut College

Ms. Jenna Ortoleva, a Science Leader and Presidential Scholar, has received Dean’s High Honors for the Spring Semester 2019.

Endicott College

Beverly, MA – Endicott College, the first college in the U.S. to require internships of its students, is pleased to announce its Spring 2019 Dean’s List students.  In order to qualify for the Dean’s List, a student must obtain a minimum grade point average of 3.5, receive no letter grade below “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:  Haley Pierson, Liberal Studies/Education, daughter of Vincent Pierson and Andrea Fisher; and Nicole Schatz, Nursing, daughter of Bruce Schatz and Jane Schatz.

Georgia Institute of Technology

Atlanta, GA—Vince Li of Orange, CT, earned the distinction of Faculty Honors for Spring 2019 at the Georgia Institute of Technology.  This designation is awarded to undergraduate students who have a 4.0 academic average for the semester.

Ithaca College

Ithaca, NY—Katelyn Browe, an Ithaca College student from Orange was named to the Dean’s List for the spring 2019 semester.  Browe is majoring in Cinema & Photography and Theatre Studies.

James Madison University

Harrisonburg, VA—Orange, CT resident, Alex John Bunnell, has been named to the dean’s list at James Madison University for the spring 2019 semester.  Students who earn dean’s list honors must carry at least 12 graded credit hours and earn a GPA of between 3.5 and 3.899.  Bunnell is majoring in Sport & Recreation Management.

Manhattan College

Shaan Patel of Orange, CT has been named to the Spring 2019 Manhattan College’s O’Malley School of Business Dean’s List.

McDaniel College

Westminster, MD—Charles Csejka of Orange has been recognized for outstanding academic achievement by being named to the McDaniel College Spring 2019 Dean’s List with High Honors.  Highest honors are earned for a semester grade point average of 3.90 or higher, high honors for a grade point average of 3.70-3.89, and honors for a 3.50-3.69 grade point average.

Notre Dame High School of West Haven

President Mr. Robert Curis and Vice President for Student Success, Mr. Joseph A. Ramirez, recently announced the honor roll for the Fourth Quarter of the 2018-19 academic year.  Those from Orange receiving First Honors are:  Colton Varholak, ’19, Dohyeon (Steven) Yeo, ’21, and Dylan Ekstrand, ’22.  Those from Orange receiving Second Honors are:  Ruichao (Tony) Shen, ’19, and Alan Lopez, Anthony Young, ’22.

Providence College

Grace Whitman, a resident of Orange, CT and a member of the class of 2022, has been named to the Dean’s List at Providence College for the Spring 2019 semester.  To qualify for the Dean’s List, students must achieve at least a 3.55 grade point average with a minimum of 12 credits.

Quinnipiac University

Hamden, CT – The following Orange students were named to the dean’s list for the Spring 2019 semester at Quinnipiac University:  Nicole Antaya, Kayley Blanchard, Brianna Caruso, Jeremy Gustafson, Michelle Kiska, Taylor Martin, Phillip Nam, Caroline Rafferty, Lauren Salatto-Rosenay, Bret Schneider, Sarah Smeriglio, Lana Suleiman, Jessica Szkotnicki, and Aby Varghese.  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.

Roger Williams University

Bristol, RI – Select students have been named to the Spring 2019 Dean’s List at Roger Williams University in Bristol, R.I. Full-time students who complete 12 or more credits per semester and earn a GPA of 3.4 or higher are placed on the Dean’s List that semester.  The following Orange, CT students have been named to the Spring 2019 Dean’s List at Roger Williams University, in Bristol, R.I.:  Anne Marie Allen and Catherine Dunleavy.

Siena College

Loudonville, NY—Siena College has named the following Orange students to the Dean’s List for the Spring 2019 semester:  Myles Allen and Anthony Coscia.

Syracuse University

Kevin Nusdeo, a sophomore at Syracuse University, was named to:  Dean’s List Spring 2019, ACC Honor Roll – 2018/2019 Academic Year, Athletic Director’s Honor Roll.  Kevin plays football at Syracuse.  His parents are Michael & Mary Nusdeo of Orange.

The University of Scranton

Scranton, PA—Orange residents were among more than 1,650 students named to The University of Scranton’s Dean’s List for the 2019 spring semester.  The Dean’s List recognizes students for academic excellence.  A student must have a grade point average of 3.5 or better with a minimum number of credit hours during the semester to make the Dean’s List.  The students are:  Haley A. Forcier, a junior occupational therapy major in the University’s Panuska College of Professional Studies; and Samantha A. Gaynor, a junior occupational therapy major in the University’s Panuska College of Professional Studies.

Tufts University

Medford/Somerville, MA—Tufts University recently announced the dean.s list for the Spring 2019 semester.  Orange students earning dean’s list honors is/are:  Alekya Menta (Sophomore), and Ben Santaus (Junior).  Dean’s list honors at Tufts University require a semester grade point average of 3.4 or greater.

The University of Alabama

A total of 11,406 students enrolled during the 2019 spring term at UA 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 A’s).  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.  Ryan Gunning of Orange, CT, was named to The University of Alabama President’s List for spring 2019.

University of Delaware

Newark, DE—Morgan Guadagnoli of Orange has been named to the University of Delaware’s Dean’s List for the Spring 2019 semester.  To meet eligibility requirements for the Dean’s List, a student must be enrolled full-time and earn a GPA of 3.33 or above (on a 4.0 scale) for the semester.

University of New Haven

West Haven, CT – The following Orange students were named to the Dean’s List at the University of New Haven for the spring semester, 2019:  Jacqueline Boccarossa, College of Business, a Bachelor of Science in Undeclared – Coll of Business; Cynthia Celone, Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts, a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Drawing; Caryl Fisher, College of Business, a Bachelor of Science in Accounting; Christina Genovese, College of Arts and Sciences, a Bachelor of Arts in Communication; Christina Genovese, College of Arts and Sciences, a Bachelor of Arts in English; Benjamin Grasso, College of Arts and Sciences, a Bachelor of Arts in Music; Michael Gregory, College of Business, a Bachelor of Science in Accounting; Kelly Grindall, Henry C. Lee College of Criminal Justice and Forensic Sciences, a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice; Kelly Grindall, Henry C. Lee College of Criminal Justice and Forensic Sciences, a Bachelor of Science in National Security Studies; Maximilian Oeges, Henry C. Lee College of Criminal Justice and Forensic Sciences, a Bachelor of Science in National Security; Chloe Proto, College of Arts and Sciences, an Associate in Science in Dental Hygiene; Rebecca Spargo, College of Arts and Sciences, a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology; and Catherine Withington, College of Business, a Bachelor of Science in Business Management.

University of Rhode Island

Kingston, RI—The University of Rhode Island is pleased to announce the Spring 2019 Dean’s List.  To be included on the Dean’s List, full-time students must have completed 12 or more credits for letter grades 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 earning at least a 3.30 quality point average.  Those students from Orange named to the Dean’s List are:  Michaela Kraut, Michael Stewart, and Jarod Tashea.

Western Connecticut State University

Danbury, CT — The following Orange student has been named to the Dean’s List for the spring 2019 semester at Western Connecticut State University:  Matthew D’Onofrio, Health Promotion Studies; Rebecca Norton, Biology

Graduations

Connecticut College

New London, CT – The following Orange students were awarded a Bachelor of Arts degree from Connecticut College at the 101st commencement ceremony on May 19:  Alan James Pite, Behavioral Neuroscience; Kaitlin Marie Thomas, Government and English.

Endicott College

Beverly, MA – Endicott College, the first college in the U.S. to require internships of its students, held its 79th annual commencement exercises on May 25.  Those from Orange, CT to receive degrees are:  Haley Pierson, graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor Arts in Liberal Studies/Education, and Nicole Schatz, graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor Science in Nursing.

Ithaca College

Ithaca, NY—Katelyn Browe of Orange graduated Magna cum Laude from Ithaca College with a BS in Cinema & Photography and a BA in Theatre Studies.

James Madison University

Harrisonburg, VA—James Madison University is pleased to announce the students who graduated during the May 2019 commencement exercises.  Addison Robbins from Orange, CT graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre.  She is among 3,700 students who received degrees during the spring commencement ceremonies.

Quinnipiac University

Hamden, CT – The following students from Orange, CT received degrees from Quinnipiac University during ceremonies held in May:  Colby Altorelli, Bachelor of Science, Athletic Training; Nicole Antaya, Bachelor of Arts, Psychology; Jennifer Degrand, Master of Business Administration; Collin Fischman, Bachelor of Arts, Spanish; John Grasso, Master of Arts in Teaching; Daniel Humphries, Juris Doctor; Nicole Maier, Master of Business Administration; James O’Connor, Master of Science, Interactive Media; Bret Schneider, Bachelor of Arts, Film Television and Media Arts; Christine Smith, Master of Science, Organizational Leadership; Lori Starrett, Master of Social Work; and Aby Varghese, Bachelor of Science, Computer Information Systems.

Union College

Schenectady, NY—Griffin Smith, of Orange, CT, graduated from Union College.  Smith, a member of the Class of 2019 majoring in Economics, graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree.

University of Vermont

Burlington, VT—Anthony Sacco of Orange, CT, graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Art History during commencement ceremonies on May 19, 2019 at the University of Vermont.

Vermont Tech

Randolph Center, VT—Vermont Tech is pleased to announce that Nolan Klein of Orange is among the 483 students who graduated in the spring of 2019.  Klein received his Associate of Applied Science in Automotive Technology.

Worcester Polytechnic Institue

Worcester, MA—Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) President Laurie Leshin and Board of Trustees Chairman Jack Mollen presided over the university’s 151st Commencement celebrations, awarding over 850 master’s and doctoral degrees at the Graduate Ceremony, held on the campus Quadrangle.  Daniel Abrams of Orange, Conn., was awarded a master of business administration degree.

Salute to Excellence – 4.0 Gold Tassel Scholars

Sacred Heart Academy

Thirty-eight members of the Sacred Heart Academy Class of 2019 earned the distinction of 4.0 Gold Tassel Scholar because they held a cumulative four-year minimum average of 4.0 or higher.  As tradition dictates, these students wore gold tassels at Commencement Exercises on Saturday, May 25 held in the Philip Paolella, Jr. Recreational Center at the Academy.  The following Orange, CT students were 4.0 Gold Tassel Scholars:  Xiaoxiao Long, The New School.

 

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