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Student News: 6/12/15

Student News: 6/12/15

Dean’s List

Eastern Connecticut State University Full-Time Students Named To Spring 2015 Dean’s List

Willimantic, CT—Eastern Connecticut State University recently released the names of full-time students who were named to the Dean’s List for the spring 2015 semester. Those students from Orange are: Dana Blydenburg ’16, major is Psychology; Connor Dunleavy ’16, major is Environmental Earth Science; Taylor Flanagan ’15, major is Women’s and Gender Studies and Sociology; Kyle Mullins ’16, major is Economics; Julie Pinciaro ’15, major is Psychology; and Alexis Stewart ’16, major is Social Work.

Orange Resident Achieves Dean’s List At Lasell College For Spring 2015

Newton, MA—Jilliana Sliby of Orange, CT, has achieved Deans List for the 2015 Spring semester at Lasell College in Newton, Mass. Sliby, a member of the class of 2016, is majoring in Communication and was among 695 students honored in the Spring 2015 semester. To achieve the Deans 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.

Amelia Just Graduates From Lauralton Hall

Amelia Just, daughter of Robert and Kara Justo of Orange, graduated from the Academy of Our Lady of Mercy, Lauralton Hall on May 30th, 2015. Justo will attend Mount Saint Mary College in the fall. Amelia was the recipient of The Frances Warde Service Award.

April Hazlett Named To Dean’s List At Millersville University

Millersville, PA—April Hazlett of Orange, CT has been named to Millersville University of Pennsylvania’s Dean’s List for the spring 2015 semester. Hazlett is among the 1,224 students named to Millersville University’s spring 2015 Dean’s List who earned a semester grade-point average of 3.50 or higher and attempted at least 12 credits of course work.

Springfield College Recognizes Dean’s List Students For The 2015 Spring Semester

Springfield, MA—Springfield College Recognizes Dean’s List Students for the 2015 Spring Semester. Those from Orange are: Stephanie Antonellis Antonellis is studying Art Therapy; Allison Koshes is studying Health Science; and Corinne Johnson is studying Health Science/Occupational Therapy. Criteria for selection to the dean’s list: The student must have completed a minimum of 12 credit hours of graded coursework for the semester, exclusive of “P” grades; the student must not have any incompletes, missing grades or “CPs” in the designated semester; the student must have a minimum semester grade point average of 3.500 for the semester; and the student must not have been barred from the dean’s list due to a disciplinary action.

Students Named To The University Of Vermont Dean’s List

Burlington, VT—To be named to the deans 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. Named from Orange are: Colby J Luisi is a Junior Business Administration major and Samantha L Monck is a Senior Animal Sciences major.

Thomas Meehan Named To Worcester Polytechnic Institute’s Spring 2015 Dean’s List

Worcester, MA—Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) has announced that Thomas Meehan of Orange, Conn., a sophomore majoring in interactive media and game development, was named to the university’s Dean’s List for academic excellence for the spring 2015 semester. A total of 1,166 undergraduate students achieved the criteria required for WPI’s spring 2015 Dean’s List. The criteria for the WPI Dean’s List differ 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.


Local Students Graduate From Bryant University

Smithfield, RI—Bryant University held its 152nd Commencement on Saturday, May 16. The following local students were among the graduates: Derek Leaf, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in Accounting and Patrick Sasso, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in Global Supply Chain Management.

Keene State Celebrates 752 Graduates

Keene, NH—On Saturday, May 9, Keene State College’s Commencement honored the graduating class of 2015. This year’s graduates included the following Orange students: Matthew Crocker graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Safety and Occupational Health Sciences; Howard Dietch graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in History; and Zachary Dykun graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Management.

Orange Residents Graduate From Marist College

Poughkeepsie, NY—The following residents graduated from Marist College the weekend of May 22: Alexa Gherlone received a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and Stephanie Lubov received a Bachelor of Professional Studies degree in Fashion Merchandising.

Jinni-lyn Ladutko Graduates From Northeastern University

Jenni-lyn Elizabeth Ladutko, (Amity 2009), daughter of William and Lynn Ladutko of Orange, graduated May 8, 2015 with a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Northeastern University. Jenni-lyn is a pharmacy resident for the Veterans Administration Healthcare System in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Joseph Biondi, Jr. Graduates Notre Dame H.S.

Joseph Biondi Jr, of Orange graduated Notre Dame High School Class of 2015 on May 31st. Joseph is a member of the National Honor Society, National Italian Honor Society, and also received The Notre Dame Business Medal, as well as the Notre Dame Lacrosse award, and was named to the SCC Boys Lacrosse all Conference 1st team. Joseph will be attending Florida Southern College in Lakeland, Florida to study Kinesiology/Exercise Science and play Lacrosse.

Providence College Awards Undergraduate Degree To Maryssa Kozek During 97th Commencement Exercises

Providence, RI—Maryssa Kozek, a resident of Orange, CT, was among more than 800 students from Providence College who received undergraduate degrees during the College’s Ninety-Seventh Commencement Exercises held on Sunday, May 17, 2015. Kozek graduated Magna Cum Laude with a bachelor’s degree.

Kristine Keeney Graduates Tufts University

Kristine Keeney of Orange graduated on May 17, 2015 with a Master’s Degree in Urban Planning with the Department of Environmental Policy and Planning at Tufts University with a focus on Transportation Planning and Land Use. Kristine was awarded the 2014 Eisenhower Graduate Fellowship by the Federal Highway Administration and the Connecticut APA Diana Donald Scholarship. Kristine is the daughter of Jesse and Leda Keeney of Orange.

Raymond Vanacore Graduates From The University Of New Hampshire

Durham, NH—Raymond Vanacore of Orange graduated from the University of New Hampshire during the Commencement Ceremony held Saturday, May 16, 2015, on the Durham, NH campus. He earned a BSME degree in Mechanical Engineering. Students who received the honor Summa Cum Laude graduated with a GPA of 3.7 – 4.0. Students who received the honor of Magna Cum Laude graduated with a GPA of 3.50-3.69; and students who received the honor of Cum Laude graduated with a GPA of 3.2-3.49.

Mitchell Ramic Of Orange Graduates From The University Of Scranton

Scranton, PA—Mitchell A. Ramic of Orange was among the more than 930 bachelor’s and associate’s degree recipients at its undergraduate commencement on May 31 at the Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza in Wilkes-Barre. Ramic earned a Bachelor of Science degree in international studies from The University of Scranton.

Samantha Monck Earns Degree From The University Of Vermont

Burlington, VT—Samantha Monck of Orange, CT, graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Sciences from the College of Agriculture & Life Sciences during commencement ceremonies on May 17 at the University of Vermont. Monck was among some 2,975 students who were awarded a variety of degrees—undergraduate, graduate and M.D.—during UVM’s 214th commencement. Among degree recipients were students from 42 states and 16 countries.

Orange Resident Jeffrey Havill One Of 1,680 Graduates To Receive Degrees At 147th Worcester Polytechnic Iinstitue Commencement

Worcester, MA—The largest graduating class in WPI’s history, 1,680 students, received their degrees beneath a large, billowing tent that shielded graduates and well-wishers from the sun that occasionally peeked from behind generally cloudy skies. In all, the Institute awarded 956 bachelor’s degrees, 682 master’s degrees, and 42 PhDs during its 147th Commencement exercises. Jeffrey Havill of Orange, Conn., was awarded a bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering.


Eastern Student Kyle Mullins Inducted Into International Economics Honor Society

Willimantic, CT—A number of Eastern Connecticut State University students were recently inducted into Eastern’s Omicron Delta Epsilon Economics Honor Society. Kyle Mullins ’16 of Orange, CT, was one of the students inducted. Mullins’s major is Economics. Omicron Delta Epsilon is an international economics honor society. The organization was founded in 1963 after as a result of the merger of two economics based honor societies, Omicron Delta Gamma and Omicron Chi Epsilon. The organization’s primary goal is to foster and stimulate discourse regarding economics among university level students. Students must be involved in the economics program and have at least a 3.0 GPA in order to become a member.

Eastern Student Taylor Flanagan Inducted Into Sociology Honor Society

Willimantic, CT—Eastern Connecticut State University recently held its annual induction ceremony for Alpha Kappa Delta, the international sociology honor society. Among the inductees was Taylor Flanagan ’15 of Orange, CT, who majors in Women’s and Gender Studies. The mission of Alpha Kappa Delta is to acknowledge and promote excellence in scholarship in the study of sociology, the research of social problems, and other social and intellectual activities that lead to improvement in the human condition.


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