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Student News: 7/1/16


Michael Appel Receives Scholar Athlete Award

Michael Appel, a student at Central Connecticut State University (CCSU), received the Scholar Athlete Award for academic and athletic achievement. Michael is a pitcher for the baseball team at CCSU and an Amity High School where he had the honor of being on 3 state championship teams and earning 3 state championship rings.

Dean’s List

Douglas King Named To Spring 2016 Dean’s List At Bucknell University

Lewisburg, PA—Douglas King, Orange, CT, 06477 has been named to the dean’s list at Bucknell University for the spring semester of the 2015-16 academic year. Dean’s list students have achieved a grade point average of 3.5 or higher on a scale of 4.0.

Noelle Bencivengo Named To Castleton University Dean’s List

Castleton, VT—Noelle Bencivengo of Orange, CT was recently named to the Castleton University Dean’s List for the spring semester of the 2015-16 academic year. To qualify for this academic honor, the student must maintain full-time status and a semester grade point average of 3.5.

Jacob F. Laser Named To Dean’s List At Colby College

Waterville, ME—Jacob F. Laser of Orange, Conn., was named to the Dean’s List at Colby College in Waterville, Maine, for his outstanding academic achievement during the spring semester of the 2015-16 year. Laser is one of 452 Colby students—or 24 percent of the student body—to qualify for the Dean’s List this semester. Laser, a member of the Class of 2017, attended Amity Regional High School and is the son of Mark Laser and Amy Knorr of Orange, Conn. Laser earned a semester grade point average of 3.75 or higher this spring to be included on Colby’s Dean’s List.

Eastern Connecticut State University Full-Time Students Named To Spring 2016 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 2016 semester. Those students from Orange are: Dana Blydenburg ‘16, major is Psychology; Dominic Livoti ‘19, major is Environmental Earth Scienc; Haley Saracin ‘19, major is Exploratory Prof. Studies; Hanna Sokoloski ‘16, major is Social Work; Mattie Sokoloski ‘19, major is Exploratory Prof. Studies; and Alexis Stewart ‘16, major is Social Work.

Florida State University Announces Dean’s List

Caroline Torro of Orange, CT was named to the Florida State University Dean’s List for the Spring 2016 semester.

Goodwin College Dean’s List, Spring 2016

East Hartford, CT—Goodwin College announces that 1010 students achieved Dean’s List status for the Spring 2016 session. The following students from Orange were named: Bridgit Ford and Patrick Welch.

Hofstra Congratulates Spring 2016 Dean’s List Students

Hempstead, NY—Hofstra University congratulates the students named to the Spring 2016 Dean’s List for their outstanding academic achievement. Students must earn a grade point average of at least 3.5 during the semester to make the Dean’s List. Those from Orange making the Dean’s List are: Beth Backer, Courtney Keating, Cassandra Mazzacco and Alex Palkowski.

Merrimack College Spring 2016 Dean’s List

North Andover, MA—Merrimack College recognizes local students who have achieved dean’s list for Spring 2016. Those from Orange named to the Dean’s List are: Christopher Cimmino, Cassie Giza, Meghan Jones and Matthew Ronai.

Kristen Killeen Makes Dean’s List At Northeastern University

Kristen Killeen of Orange, a 2013 graduate of Amity High School has been named to the Dean’s List at Northeastern University in Boston for her outstanding academic achievement during the Spring Semester of the 2016 Academic year. Kristen is a Junior in the D’Amore – McKin Northeastern University School of Business.

Nicholas Coassin Named to Providence College Dean’s List

Providence, RI—Nicholas Coassin, 805 Sodom Lane, Orange, CT has been named to the Dean’s List at Providence College for the spring 2016 semester.

Connor Sauer Named To Quinnipiac College Dean’s List

Hamden, CT—Connor Sauer of Orange, CT has been named to the Dean’s List at Quinnipiac College for the spring 2016 semester.

SCSU Announces Spring 2016 Dean’s List

SCSU released the names of Orange students who were named to the Dean’s List for Spring 2016. Those students are: Taylor Baker, Thomas Brunski, Paige Bullock, Vincent Ceccarelli, Madison Csejka, Miranda Curnane, Mirands Demirjian, Megan, Donadeo, Anastasia Esposito, Dakota Flemmig, Nicholas Flemmig, Chloe Impellizeri, Tayler Keefe, Shazia Khan, Paul Klaucke, Sara Livoti, Rebecca Matyasovsky, Nicholas Mazzacco, Molly Mcdermott, Steven Meyer, Cody Peters, Olivia Sousa, Mary Spodnick, James Steinbrick, Taylor Tedsco, Hanny Yu, and Reena Yu.

Springfield College Recognizes Dean’s List Students For The 2016 Spring Semester

Springfield, MA—Springfield College has named the following Orange students to the dean’s list for academic excellence for the spring 2016 term. Criteria for selection to the dean’s list requires that the student must have completed a minimum of 12 credit hours of graded coursework for the semester, the student must not have any incompletes in the designated semester, and the student must have a minimum semester grade point average of 3.500 for the semester. Those named are: Stephanie Antonellis, studying Art Therapy, Corinne Johnson, studying Health Science/Occupational Therapy, Ashlyn Gallo, studying Health Science/Pre-Physical Therapy, and Allison Koshes, studying Health Science.

Caroline Hurlburt Named To SUNY Geneseo’s Dean’s List For Spring Semester 2016

Geneseo, NY—Caroline Hurlburt from Orange, CT has been named to SUNY Geneseo’s Dean’s List for the spring semester 2016. To be on the list, a student must have achieved at least a 3.5 grade point average while taking a minimum of 12 credit hours.

Andrea Noss Named To SUNY Oswego Deans’ List

Oswego, NY—Andrea E. Noss of Orange, a junior business administration major, earned Deans’ List recognition at SUNY Oswego for spring 2016. She was among students who received a grade point average of 3.3 to 3.79. Oswego students receiving a GPA of 3.8 to 4.0 earn President’s List recognition.

Freeman Demirjian Of Orange Named To The University Of Hartford Dean’s List

West Hartford, CT—The University of Hartford is pleased to announce Freeman Demirjian of Orange has been named to its Dean’s List for Spring 2016.

University Of Rhode Island Students Are Named To The Spring 2016 Dean’s List

Kingston, RI—The University of Rhode Island is pleased to announce that more than 4,986 undergraduates have qualified for the Spring 2016 Dean’s List. The students represent nearly all of Rhode Island’s cities and towns, all six New England states, New York and New Jersey, other states and 25 countries. The following students from Orange were named to URI’s Spring 2016 Dean’s List: Nicole Marie Guadagnoli, Jarod Tashea, Julia Forbes, and Kiley K Saxa. To be included on the Dean’s List, students must have completed 12 or more credits during a semester for letter grades with at least a 3.30 quality point average. Part-time students qualify with the accumulation of 12 credits with a 3.30 quality point average.

WCSU Spring 2016 Dean’s List

The following Orange students have been named to the Dean’s List for the spring 2016 semester at Western Connecticut State University: Kevin Durkee, Musical Theatre; Rachel Farrell, Psychology; Dennis Flanagan, Justice and Law Administration; Gabrielle Gambardella, Elementary Education; Andrew Gusciora, Theatre Arts; Jason Hipona, Accounting; Rebecca Norton, Biology; Jenna Pisano, Elementary Education; Elizabeth Post, Professional Writing.


Albertus Magnus College Awarded Degrees On May 22

On May 22, 2016 Albertus Magnus College awarded degrees to the following Orange residents: Lindsay Ciancola, BS management; Anthony Mantiglia, BS business and economics; Taylor Noss, BS management; Stephanie Novak, BS management, summa cum laude; and Brandon Oldham, BS management.

Douglas King Is A 2016 Graduate Of Bucknell University

Lewisburg, PA—Douglas King, Orange, CT graduated from Bucknell University on May 22, 2016. Located in Lewisburg, Pa., Bucknell University is a highly selective private liberal arts university that offers majors in the arts, engineering, humanities, management, and social and natural sciences, along with broad opportunities outside of class, to its 3,600 undergraduates.

Courtney Keating Graduates Hofstra University

Courtney Keating of Orange graduated Magna Cum Laude from the Lawrence Herbert School of Communication at Hofstra University on May 15 receiving a Bachelor of Science in Video and Television Production and designation from Hofstra Honors College. During her time at Hofstra, Courtney worked for NBC’s America’s Got Talent, the 2012 Presidential Debate, the Tribeca Film Festival, and attended the Disney College Program for a semester in Orlando. She was a sister of the sorority Phi Sigma Sigma and also a stage manager for Hofstra’s television network. Most recently she interned at the Today Show and LIVE with Kelly and Michael. Courtney has accepted a position at WE TV in New York City.

Orange Resident Graduates From James Madison University

Harrisonburg, VA—Danielle Ann Frobel of Orange, CT graduated with a degree in interdisciplinary liberal studies from James Madison University during the May 6, 2016 commencement exercises. Frobel was among nearly 3,875 students who received undergraduate, master’s, educational specialist and doctoral degrees.

Area Residents Graduate From Marist College

Poughkeepsie, NY—The following Orange residents graduated from Marist College the weekend of May 20: Cristina Disorbo, received a Bachelor of Science in Fashion Merchandising, Jessica Evarts received a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology – Special Education, Tyler Vallie received a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Alyssa Saunders received a Master’s in Business Administration.

Stephanie Antonellis Earns Bachelor’s Of Science From Springfield College

Springfield, MA—Stephanie Antonellis of Orange, CT has earned a bachelor’s of science degree in Art Therapy from Springfield College for studies completed in 2016. Springfield College recently held its commencement weekend. At the undergraduate commencement, 915 bachelor’s degrees were awarded.

Dennis Polio Earns Degree From Syracuse University

Dennis W. Polio graduated Magna Cum Laude from the Syracuse University College of Law earning a joint degree of Juris Doctor from the Law School and a MA from Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University. Dennis is a 2005 graduate of Notre Dame High School and a 2009 graduate of Fairfield University.

Students Earn Degrees From The University Of Vermont

Burlington, VT—Some 2,329 students were awarded a variety of bachelor’s degrees during the University of Vermont’s 215th commencement ceremonies on May 22. Approximately 502 advanced degrees were awarded by the UVM Graduate College, and 106 took the oath of Hippocrates following the awarding of their M.D. degrees at ceremonies of the UVM College of Medicine. The following Orange students were among the graduates: Emma Feldmann graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Science & Disorders, and Colby Luisi graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration.

Triantafilos Tsopanides Receives Degree From Western New England University

Springfield, MA—Triantafilos Tsopanides graduated from Western New England University with a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice on May 21, 2016.

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