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Goodwin College Announces President’s List for Fall 2013

EAST HARTFORD, CT (03/07/2014)– Goodwin College is pleased to announce that 247 students have earned status on the President’s List for the Fall 2013 session, demonstrating flawless academic performance.

The President’s List is reserved for students who earn perfect 4.0 GPAs during a given session while being enrolled in at least six academic credits. Students who made the list achieved straight A’s in all their classes during the Fall session.

The majority of students who made the President’s list are enrolled in Goodwin College baccalaureate degree programs. Others are enrolled in associate degree or certificate programs.

The following local residents made the Goodwin College President’s List:

Adam Brothers of Colchester

Holly Dettore of Amston

Anthony DiGangi of Norwich

Rachel Girouard of Colchester

Katherine Havens of New London

Kate Lennard of Old Lyme

Lori Macht of Colchester

Ruth McCloud of Mystic

Mandy Murray of Colchester

Kimberly Pedersen of Groton

Nicole Pion of Colchester

Kathryn Racicot of New London

Karen Smith of Bozrah

Jennifer Stanforth of Norwich

Katelyn Trask of Baltic

Henry Witt of Norwich

As Goodwin College’s enrollment figures continue to climb, so do the number of students achieving academic milestones. The 247 President’s List achievers account for the College’s highest ever number of students to earn the distinction.

Goodwin College is a nonprofit institution of higher learning located on the Connecticut River in East Hartford. The college specializes in extending educational access to underserved groups, including minority and first-generation college students, and offers career-focused degree programs designed to promote workforce readiness. For more information, please visit

Stonington High School Graduate Brendan Wilkins Named Ithaca College Men’s Track and Field Team Captain

ITHACA, NY (03/04/2014)(readMedia)– Stonington High School graduate and Pawcatuck native Brendan Wilkins, a senior environmental studies major in the School of Humanities and Sciences at Ithaca College, was named men’s track and field team captain for the 2014 season.

Ithaca College has 27 varsity intercollegiate athletic teams and competes in NCAA Division III as a member of the Empire 8 conference. For more information on the men’s track and field team, visit

From day one, Ithaca College prepares students for success through hands-on experience with internships, research and study abroad. Its integrative curriculum builds bridges across disciplines and uniquely blends liberal arts and professional study. Located in New York’s Finger Lakes region, the College is home to 6,100 undergraduate and 400 graduate students.

Peter Zablocki Named to Honor List of Oxford College

ATLANTA, GA. (03/04/2014)(readMedia)– Peter Zablocki of Essex was named to the Honor List of Oxford College, the two-year liberal arts division of Emory University located in Oxford, GA, for the 2013 fall semester.

Students must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or higher to be named to the Honor List.

Emory University is known for its demanding academics, outstanding undergraduate experience, highly ranked professional schools and state-of-the-art research facilities. Emory encompasses nine academic divisions as well as the Carlos Museum, The Carter Center, the Yerkes National Primate Research Center and Emory Healthcare, Georgia’s largest and most comprehensive health care system.

Kathleen Waller Named to Dean’s List at Saint Mary’s College

NOTRE DAME, IN (02/21/2014)(readMedia)– Saint Mary’s College, Notre Dame, IN, named Kathleen Waller to the Dean’s List for the Fall 2013 semester. Kathleen is the daughter of Mark and Paula Waller of Mystic. To earn academic honors at Saint Mary’s, a student must achieve a grade point average (GPA) of at least 3.6 on a 4.0 scale, have at least 12 graded credit hours, no incompletes, and no grades lower than a C.

About Saint Mary’s College: Saint Mary’s College, Notre Dame, Ind., is a four-year, Catholic, residential, women’s liberal arts college offering five bachelor’s degrees and more than 30 major areas of study, such as business, nursing, art, chemistry, and social work. The College’s single-gender environment has been proven, in study after study, to foster confidence, ethical leadership, and strong academic success. Saint Mary’s College ranks 76 among the 248 “Best National Liberal Arts Colleges” for 2014 published by U.S. News and World Report. Founded in 1844 by the Sisters of the Holy Cross, Saint Mary’s College’s mission is to educate women and prepare them for postgraduate success whether it’s a first job, graduate school, or postgraduate service.

Dean’s List honors announced at Tufts University

MEDFORD, MA (02/21/2014)(readMedia)– Tufts University recently announced the Dean’s List for the Fall 2013 semester.

Among these students are:

Emily Calobrisi of Stonington

Agatha Forstein of Lyme

Alexander Schroeder of Pawcatuck

Dean’s List honors at Tufts University require a semester grade point average of 3.4 or greater.

Tufts University, located on three Massachusetts campuses in Boston, Medford/Somerville, and Grafton, and in Talloires, France, is recognized among the premier research universities in the United States. Tufts enjoys a global reputation for academic excellence and for the preparation of students as leaders in a wide range of professions. A growing number of innovative teaching and research initiatives span all Tufts campuses, and collaboration among the faculty and students in the undergraduate, graduate and professional programs across the university’s schools is widely encouraged.

Champlain College Student Sarah Plisinski is Part of Study Abroad Program

BURLINGTON, VT (02/20/2014)(readMedia)– Sarah Plisinski, a Education from Gales Ferry,¬† studied abroad at the Champlain College‘s Campus in Dublin, Ireland. At Champlain’s state-of-the-art Academic Center in Dublin, Plisinski and other students have the opportunity to receive international perspective and prepare to be global professionals.

Plisinski, took full advantage of the programs offered by local Champlain faculty and staff at the Dublin campus who provided guided immersion tours and encouraged students to make their own travel opportunities. While abroad, students are also able to create strong friendships, share experiences and support each other in their explorations of place and self.

Learn more about the program at

About Champlain College:

Since 1878, Champlain College has provided career-focused education to students from its hilltop campus in Burlington, VT. Champlain’s distinctive educational approach embodies the notion that true learning only occurs when information and experience come together to create knowledge. Champlain offers traditional undergraduate and online undergraduate courses, along with online certificate and degree programs and eight master’s degree programs. Champlain offers study abroad programs at its campuses in Montreal, Quebec and Dublin, Ireland. Champlain College is included in the Princeton Review‘s “The Best 378 Colleges: 2014 Edition.” Champlain was named a “Top-Up-and-Coming School” by U.S. News & World Report‘s America’s Best Colleges and is ranked in the top tier of 2014 Regional Colleges in the North. For more information, about Champlain College visit

Emilie Alonso named to Dean’s List at Arizona State University

TEMPE, AZ (02/19/2014)(readMedia)– Emilie Alonso of Roquefort-les-Pins, – received academic honors from the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Arizona State University by making the University’s Dean’s List for the fall 2013 semester.

Undergraduate students who earn 12 or more graded semester hours during a semester in residence at ASU with a GPA of 3.50 or higher are eligible for the Dean’s List. A notation regarding Dean’s List achievement appears on the unofficial transcript.

Arizona State University is one of the nation’s leading public research universities and is ranked among the top 100 universities in the world. Known for innovation and entrepreneurism, ASU has pioneered the model for a New American University with a focus on accessibility and quality education, training students to learn for a lifetime. According to its mission, ASU “will be measured not by who we exclude, but rather by who we include and how they succeed; pursuing research and discovery that benefits the public good; assuming major responsibility for the economic, social, and cultural vitality and health and well-being of the community.”

Arizona State University is a New American University–a major public educational institution, a premier research center and a leader in innovation. Our vision is described by our three core principles: excellence in scholarship, access to education and impact in our global community. As a New American University, ASU is intellectually vibrant, socially conscious and globally engaged.

Area Students Make the Dean’s List at RIT

ROCHESTER, NY (02/19/2014)(readMedia)– The following local residents made the Dean’s List for Fall 2013 semester at Rochester Institute of Technology:

  • Joshua Beaulieu of East Lyme is a second-year student in the mechanical engineering program in RIT’s Kate Gleason College of Engineering.
  • Taylor Carpenter of Colchester is a fifth-year student in the computer science program in RIT’s B. Thomas Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences.
  • Jeremy Dominijanni of East Lyme is a fifth-year student in the computer science program in RIT’s B. Thomas Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences.
  • Cole Dubord of East Lyme is a fourth-year student in the industrial design program in RIT’s College of Imaging Arts and Sciences.
  • Kelly Gatesman of Colchester is a third-year student in the graphic design program in RIT’s College of Imaging Arts and Sciences.
  • Ramy Kila of Ledyard is a first-year student in the mechanical engineering program in RIT’s Kate Gleason College of Engineering.
  • Andrew Kline of Gales Ferry is a third-year student in the industrial engineering program in RIT’s Kate Gleason College of Engineering.
  • Megan Minucci of Niantic is a second-year student in the biomedical sciences program in RIT’s College of Health Sciences and Technology.
  • Erin Moore of Voluntown is a second-year student in the molecular bioscience and biotechnology program in RIT’s College of Science.
  • Griffin O Neill of Mystic is a fourth-year student in the computer science program in RIT’s B. Thomas Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences.

Degree-seeking undergraduate students are eligible for Dean’s List if their quarterly GPA is greater than or equal to 3.400; they do not have any grades of “Incomplete”, “D” or “F”; and they have registered for, and completed, at least 12 credit hours.

Rochester Institute of Technology is internationally recognized for academic leadership in business, computing, engineering, imaging science, liberal arts, sustainability, and fine and applied arts. In addition, the university offers unparalleled support services for deaf and hard-of-hearing students. RIT enrolls 18,000 full- and part-time students in more than 200 career-oriented and professional programs, and its cooperative education program is one of the oldest and largest in the nation.

For three decades, U.S. News & World Report has ranked RIT among the nation’s leading comprehensive universities. RIT is featured in The Princeton Review’s 2014 edition of The Best 378 Colleges, its Guide to 322 Green Colleges and The Fiske Guide to Colleges 2014.

Trinity College Releases Faculty Honors for Fall 2013

HARTFORD, CT (02/18/2014)(readMedia)– The following students at Trinity College in Hartford have received Faculty Honors for the fall 2013 semester:

Nicholas Bellas of Old Lyme, of the class of Spring 2016.

Sean Greene of Amston, of the class of Spring 2016.

Molly Mann of Lyme, of the class of Spring 2016.

Brianna Scalesse of Norwich, of the class of Spring 2016.

Sarah Talcott of Old Lyme, of the class of Spring 2017.

To earn Faculty Honors, a student must achieve a semester grade point average of at least a 3.667 with no individual letter grade below B-minus.

Founded in Hartford¬† in 1823, Trinity College ( is an independent, nonsectarian liberal arts college with over 2,200 students from 45 states and 47 countries. It is home to the eighth-oldest chapter of Phi Beta Kappa in the United States. The faculty and alumni include recipients of the Pulitzer Prize, the MacArthur award, Guggenheims, Rockefellers and other national academic awards. Trinity students integrate meaningful academic and leadership experience at all levels on the College’s celebrated campus, in the Capital City of Hartford, and in communities all over the world.

Zachariah Ivins Achieves Brenau University Merit List Honors for Fall 2013-14

GAINESVILLE, GA (02/18/2014)(readMedia)– Zachariah Chase Ivins from Waterford, achieved merit list honors at Brenau University for fall semester in the 2013-14 academic year.

Merit list students must maintain a 3.5 grade point average while carrying 12 to 14 semester hours of course work with no grade lower than B in that semester.

Founded in 1878, Brenau University enrolls students in graduate and undergraduate studies on campuses and online. The Gainesville, GA-based liberal arts institution, which includes the residential Brenau Women’s College, also operates campuses in Augusta, Kings Bay, Norcross and Fairburn. The Princeton Review routinely lists Brenau among the Southeast’s best colleges and universities. Brenau offers doctorate and terminal M.F.A. degrees, as well as – in more than 50 areas of study – a range of master’s, bachelor’s and associate’s degrees and professional certifications. The Women’s College provides a full range of academic and extracurricular experience, including 10 nationally competitive varsity sports, national sororities and honor societies, and outlets for artistic expression and community service. Brenau offers year-round art exhibitions, lectures and literary readings, and performances of theatrical and musical works.