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Student News 8/31/18

Dean’s List

Connecticut College

New London, CT – Jenna Ortoleva, Class of 2021 at Connecticut College, has been named to the dean’s list for the 2018 spring semester, Ortoleva is an undeclared major.

Stevenson University

Owings Mills, MD—The Dean’s List recognizes full-time undergraduate students whose academic achievement is outstanding in each semester.  To qualify, a student must earn a grade point average of 3.50 or better and must have completed 12 credits or more during that semester.  The following Orange students were named to the Dean’s List:  Gabrielle DiGello, Ariel Loewenthal, and Maggie Nichols-Reames.

Worcester State University

Megan Elizabeth Foley of Orange, CT has made deal’s list.  She has also been admitted to three honor societies for her scholarship, leadership and academic success at the university.  Megan is a double major in Public Health and Occupational Studies with a minor in Psychology.  She intends to continue in the Master’s program after her graduation at Worcester State University.  She is fiercely committed to the Worcester Community where she volunteers her time to teach Latino immigrants overcoming addiction, primarily with opioids, about health care.  She teaches her lessons in full Spanish, not her native tongue several times a semester.  Additionally, she has coordinated and delivered health care services to the Worcester Community through a health mobile which provides glasses and health screening to city residents.  This too is voluntary.  This summer she is working on completing her work in the public health major interning on the Opioid Crisis for Worcester County in Massachusetts through the Worcester Division of Public Health.  She is working on a public health project which is a step beyond the traditional DARE program and looks behind the causes of addiction; the importance to go beyond the “just say no” policy and get behind the why’s and how individual people become addicted.  Much of it relates to childhood trama and often related to sexual abuse by peers or adults.

Graduations

Connecticut College

New London, CT – Charles David Pite and Claire Edwina Pite of Orange, CT was awarded a Bachelor of Arts degree from Connecticut College at the 100th Commencement ceremony on May 20.  Charles Pite majored in Behavioral Neuroscience and Claire Pite majored in Art and Psychology.

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