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Student News 7/26/19

Dean’s List

Bryant University

Smithfield, RI—Bryant University is committed to the pursuit, recognition, and celebration of academic success.  Christina DiStefano, class of 2020, from Orange, CT, has been named to the Deans’ List for the spring 2019 semester.  Congratulations to Christina on this outstanding achievement!

Fairfield University

Fairfield, CT – The following Fairfield University students received Dean’s List Honors for the Spring 2019 semester.  In order to be placed on the Dean’s List, students must have completed a minimum of 12 credit hours in a semester, have no outstanding or incomplete grades for that semester, and have attained a semester grade point average of 3.50 or better.  Those attending from Orange and placed on the Dean’s List are:  Cassandra Bishop, Thomas Boutros, Taylor Choe, Patrick Geer, Michael Holloway, Christina Judd, Alec Melotto, Rosemarie Richetelli, Helen Ruckes, Jesse Sachs, Dario Salati, and Christina Skerritt.

Furman University

Greenville, SC – Roberta Buccilli, daughter of Yueh-Ying Lee and Dennis Buccilli, has been named to the Furman University dean’s list for the 2019 spring semester.  Furman’s dean’s list is composed of full-time undergraduate students who earn a grade point average of 3.4 or higher on a four-point system.

Gettysburg College

Gettysburg, PA—Students with a quality point average in the range of 3.300 to 3.599 for a semester’s work are placed on the College’s Deans’ Commendation List.  Christian DeMusis of Orange, CT has been placed on the Deans’ Commendation List for outstanding academic achievement in the Spring 2019 semester.

James Madison University

Harrisonburg, VA—Orange, CT resident, Alex 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 & Rec Management.

Muhlenberg College

Allentown, PA—Sydney Rothman of Orange was named to the Dean’s List at Muhlenberg College for the Spring 2019 semester.  Students with a term GPA of 3.50 or higher were recognized for this academic achievement.

Rochester Institute of Technology

Rochester, NY—Micaela Nelson of Orange was named to the Dean’s List at Rochester Institute of Technology for the 2019 Spring Semester.  Nelson is in the biomedical sciences program.

Sacred Heart University

Amelia and Alexandra Justo of Orange, both made the Dean’s List at Sacred Heart University.

Springfield College

Springfield, MA—Springfield College has named Ashlyn Gallo of Orange, CT to the dean’s list for academic excellence for the spring 2019 term.  Gallo is studying Health Science and Pre-Physical Therapy.  Criteria for selection to the dean’s list requires that the student must have a minimum semester grade point average of 3.500 for the semester.

University of New Hampshire

Durham, NH—The following Orange students have been named to the Dean’s List at the University of New Hampshire for the spring 2019 semester:  Jillian Gusciora, earning Honors; and Veronica Pisano, earning High Honors.  Students named to the Dean’s List are students who have earned recognition through their superior scholastic performance during a semester enrolled in a full-time course load (12 or more graded credits).  Highest honors are awarded to students who earn a semester grade point average of 3.85 or better out of a possible 4.0.  Students with a 3.65 to 3.84 average are awarded high honors and students whose grade point average is 3.5 through 3.64 are awarded honors.

University of the Sciences

Philadelphia, PA—Jillian Ball has been named to the Spring 2019 Dean’s List at University of the Sciences.  Selection for this award is based on completing and passing all assigned courses with no grade below a “C” and attaining an academic average of at least 3.4 for courses taken in the spring of 2019.  Ball of Orange, CT, is a Doctor of Occupational Therapy student.

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Worcester, MA—Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) has announced that Matthew Schmitt of Orange, Conn., a member of the class of 2020 majoring in robotics engineering, was named to the university’s Dean’s List for academic excellence for the spring 2019 semester.  A total of 1,598 undergraduate students achieved the criteria required for WPI’s spring 2019 Dean’s List, which 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.


Baylor University

Waco, TX – Baylor University conferred degrees on nearly 3,000 graduates during spring commencement exercises May 17-18, in the Ferrell Center on the Baylor campus.  Roxana Kerry Ilies received her Master of Science in Nursing, Nursing Leadership and Innovation.

Brandeis University

Waltham, Mass.—Rachel Marcus of Orange, CT graduated from Brandeis University in Waltham, Mass on Sunday, May 19.  Ms. Marcus graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Cum Laude, with Honors, with minors in Hispanic Studies and Anthropology.  She is the daughter of Brad and Paulette Marcus, the older sister of Maddie Marcus and a 2015 graduate of Amity High School.  Ms. Marcus began work at Massachusetts General Hospital’s Center of Addiction Medicine as a clinical research coordinator.

Bryant University

Smithfield, RI—Bryant University’s Class of 2019 celebrated the 156th Commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 18, 2019.  Young-Jin Park of Orange, CT, graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree in Marketing.  Park joins a powerful network of more than 50,000 alumni who are inspired to excel and have distinguished themselves as leaders in their organizations and communities around the world.

Northeastern University

Northeastern University president Joseph E. Aoun presided over the university’s 117th commencement ceremony on May 3, 2019 at TD Garden in Boston.  Cassandra (Cassie) Madigan of Orange graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing.  Best-selling author Tara Westover delivered the commencement address.

Sacred Heart University

Amelia Justo of Orange graduated in May, Magna Cum Laude, Accounting.

Springfield College

Springfield, MA—Ashlyn Gallo of Orange, CT, has earned a bachelor’s of science degree in Health Science Pre-Physical Therapy from Springfield College for studies completed in 2019.

University of New Haven

West Haven, CT – The following Orange students received degrees from the University of New Haven at Commencement ceremonies in May:  Mohammed Taleb M Aldossari, Henry C. Lee College of Criminal Justice and Forensic Sciences, a Bachelor of Science in Fire Protection Engineering; Rashed Alkuwari, Henry C. Lee College of Criminal Justice and Forensic Sciences, a Master of Science in Emergency Management; Cynthia Celone, Lyme Academy of Fine Arts, a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Drawing; Stephanie Esposito, College of Arts and Sciences, a Master of Arts in Industrial/Organizational Psyc; Caryl Fisher, College of Business, a Bachelor of Science in Accounting; Rachel Leigh, School of Health Sciences, a Master of Science in Human Nutrition; Anthony Nicoletti, College of Arts and Sciences, a Master of Arts in Industrial/Organizational Psyc; Chloe Proto, School of Health Sciences, an Associate in Science in Dental Hygiene; and Rebecca Spargo, College of Arts and Sciences, a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with a concentration in Community Clinical.

Western Connecticut State University

Danbury, CT — Western Connecticut State University conferred associate or bachelor’s degrees upon the following Orange students on Sunday, May 19, at the Webster Bank Arena at Harbor Yard in Bridgeport: t Shaylen Harger, BFA Musical Theatre; Jason Loomer, BS Justice and Law Administration; Jenna Pisano, BS Elementary Education; Matthew Sacco, BA Music.

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