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Student News 6/3/16



Eastern Student Allison Greenberg Presents Research Poster At CREATE Conference

Willimantic, CT—More than 250 talented students at Eastern Connecticut State University presented research and creative work at the university’s second annual CREATE conference this past April. CREATE stands for Celebrating Research Excellence and Artistic Talent at Eastern, and is the university’s premier, academic year-end showcase. At the culminating event, students of all majors presented professional posters, live music, dance performances, artwork, photography, documentaries and panel discussions. Allison Greenberg ‘17 of Orange, who majors in Business Administration, presented a research poster at the event. Greenberg’s project, co-presented by classmate Kehlsi Haynes, was titled “Developing Diversity Management Practices that Recognize the Importance of National Culture: The Case of Pfizer.”

Eastern Student Sean Sayers Recognized By Communication Department

Willimantic, CT—Outstanding students in the Communication Department at Eastern Connecticut State University were recently recognized at the department’s annual “Celebration of Excellence, “ concluding the 2015-16 academic year. Students received awards for their work in radio, television, journalism, research and public relations. Sean Sayers ‘16 of Orange, who majors in Communication, received an award for excellence in journalism with the Campus Lantern. Professor John Hale, chair of the Communication Department, said of the event, “The ‘Celebration of Excellence’ allows the department to formally recognize those students whose contribution in communication clubs and professional organizations exemplifies the highest standards of excellence, as well as offering a forum for formal induction ceremonies into national honor societies in the field.”

Dean’s List

Keene State Announces The 2016 Spring Dean’s List

Keene, NH—Keene State College is pleased to announce that 1,323 students have been named to the spring 2016 dean’s list. To qualify for the dean’s list, Keene State College undergraduate students must be enrolled in a degree program and must have completed a minimum of six credit hours in the semester, receiving no failing or incomplete grades. Students must achieve a 3.5 or higher grade point average on a 4.0 scale to earn dean’s list honors. Congratulations to the students from Orange who made the list: Kristen Bellico, and Alexis Schwartz.

Lasell College Announces Dean’s List For Spring 2016

Newton, MA—Lasell College has released the Dean’s List for outstanding academic achievement during the Spring semester of the 2015-16 academic year. A student must earn a semester GPA of 3.5 or higher to receive Dean’s List recognition. Those from Orange receiving recognition are: Jilliana Sliby, a member of the Class of 2016 with a major in Communication; Jonathan Sutton, a member of the Class of 2017 with a major in Marketing; and Sophia Figueroa, a member of the Class of 2019 with a major in Fashion Design and Production

Northeastern University Announces Spring Semester 2016 Dean’s List

Boston, MA. — Northeastern University is pleased to recognize those students who distinguish themselves academically during the course of the school year. Orange resident Nina Waskiewicz, majoring in Business Administration, was recently named to the University’s dean’s list for the spring semester, which ended in May 2016. To achieve the dean’s list distinction, students must carry a full program of at least four courses, have a quality point average of 3.5 or greater out of a possible 4.0 and carry no single grade lower than a C- during the course of their college career.

AnneMarie Cain Named To Dean’s List At Paul Smith’s College

Paul Smiths, NY—AnneMarie Cain of Orange, Conn., has been named to the Dean’s List at Paul Smith’s College for the spring 2016 semester. Cain, who is majoring in baking arts and service management, earned a semester average of 3.3 or higher to receive this distinction.

Anthony Sacco Named To UVM Dean’s List

Burlington, VT—Anthony Sacco has been named to the dean’s list for the spring 2016 semester at the University of Vermont. Sacco from Orange, CT, is an Art History major in the College of Arts and 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.

Thomas Meehan Named To Worcester Polytechnic Institute’s Spring 2016 Dean’s List

Worcester, MA—Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) has announced that Thomas Meehan of Orange, Conn., a member of the class of 2017 majoring in interactive media and game development and computer science, was named to the university’s Dean’s List for academic excellence for the spring 2016 semester. The criteria for the WPI Dean’s List differs 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.


Alicia Cardella Graduates from Assumption College

Worcester, MA—Alicia Cardella, of Orange, CT, was one of 693 graduates to receive a degree during Assumption College’s 99th Commencement exercises on Saturday, May 7, held at the DCU Center in downtown Worcester, MA. Cardella was awarded a Bachelor of Arts degree.

Eastern Connecticut State University Congratulates Undergraduate Class Of 2016

Willimantic, CT—More than 12,000 family members and friends filled the XL Center in Hartford on Tuesday, May 17, to cheer on their sons and daughters, brothers and sisters, as 1,221 undergraduates and 25 graduate students received their diplomas at Eastern Connecticut State University’s 126th Commencement exercises. The following are students from Orange, CT who graduated: Dana Blydenburg, graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology; Michael Mastrianni, graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Information Systems; Kyle Mullins, graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics; Sean Sayers, graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Communication.; Hanna Sokoloski, graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Social Work; and Alexis Stewart, graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Social Work.

Keene State College Celebrates 960 Graduates

Keene, NH—On Saturday, May 7, Keene State College’s Commencement honored the graduating class of 2016. From Orange, CT Kristen Bellico graduated with a BA in Communication-Studies and Alexis Schwartz graduated with a BA in Criminal Justice Studies.

Orange Resident Graduates From Lasell College At May 2016 Commencement Exercises

Newton, MA—Jilliana Sliby of Orange, CT has received a BA degree from Lasell College. The achievement was announced during commencement exercises on the Newton, MA campus in May 15, 2016. Sliby majored in Communication.

WCSU January And May 2016 Undergraduate Degree Recipients

Danbury, CT — Western Connecticut State University conferred undergraduate degrees upon the following Orange students on Sunday, May 22, at the Webster Bank Arena at Harbor Yard in Bridgeport:  George Diamandoulis, BS Nursing.


Eastern Social Work Majors Inducted Into Honor Society

Willimantic, CT—A number of Eastern social work majors were recently inducted into Eastern’s chapter of Phi Alpha, the national social work honor society. Hanna Sokoloski ‘16 and Alexis Stewart ‘16 of Orange were two of the inductees. The society provides a closer bond among students of social work and promotes humanitarian goals and ideals. Phi Alpha fosters high standards of education for social workers and invites into membership those who have attained excellence in scholarship and achievement.

Katherine Boynton Selected For International Philosophers Honorary Society At St. Lawrence University

Canton, NY—Katherine D. Boynton of Orange has been selected for membership into Pi Sigma Tau, the international honorary society for philosophy at St. Lawrence University. Boynton is a member of the Class of 2017 majoring in biology. She graduated from Academy of Our Lady of Mercy. Students must have completed three semesters at St. Lawrence, be in the top 35 percent of her or his class, and must have taken at least two courses in philosophy with a philosophy average of at least 3.5.

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