Category Archives: Announcements

Local residents receive Dean’s List honors from Union College

SCHENECTADY, NY (07/24/2013)– The following local residents were awarded Dean’s List honors from Union College for the 2012-13 academic year:

Sarah Bradner ’14, a resident of Colchester, CT. Bradner is a 2010 graduate of Bacon Academy.

Daniel Mayne ’16, a resident of Old Lyme, CT. Mayne is a 2012 graduate of Lyme-Old Lyme High School.

Claire Nelson ’15, a resident of Stonington, CT. Nelson is a 2011 graduate of Williams School.

Nina Somps ’16, a resident of East Lyme, CT. Somps is a 2012 graduate of East Lyme High School.

To make Dean’s List, students must receive a 3.5 grade point average for the entire academic year. They also must meet several other requirements to be awarded the honor.

Union College, founded in 1795 as the first college chartered by the New York State Board of Regents, offers programs in the liberal arts and engineering to 2,100 undergraduates of high academic promise and strong personal motivation. Union, with its long history of blending disciplines, is a leader in educating students to be engaged, innovative and ethical contributors to an increasingly diverse, global and technologically complex society.

Waterford, Conn., High School Grad Wins Robert G. Porter Scholarship

WASHINGTON— Gabriel Morosky, a 2013 graduate of Waterford High School in Waterford, Conn., is one of four highly accomplished high school graduates to receive a Robert G. Porter scholarship at the American Federation of Teachers national TEACH Conference.

Each year, the AFT presents an $8,000 scholarship to each of four outstanding high school seniors who are the children of AFT members. Recipients must show exemplary service to their community and plan to pursue a career in labor, education, health or government service.

In addition to excelling academically, Morosky has been active outside the classroom. He was the drummer in his school’s jazz ensemble, a member of the Science Bowl team and a participant in Model United Nations. He has been a longtime volunteer at Eastern Connecticut Symphony Orchestra concerts and also plays in his own folk band.

The Robert G. Porter Scholars Program is named in honor of the late AFT secretary-treasurer, who served for more than 30 years. Porter was known for his commitment to improving the quality of public education and public service.

Gabriel Morosky plans to attend Williams College. “I am proud to be recognized by the AFT,” he said.  “I am inspired by its devotion to improving education for all U.S. students, wherever they live and go to school, from early childhood through higher education.”

Morosky is the son of Daniel and Cheryl Morosky. His mother is a member of the Waterford Federation of Classroom Teachers, Local 2038.

 

News from Colgate University

HAMILTON, NY (07/22/2013) — The following students from Colgate University were recipients of the Dean’s Award for academic excellence during the 2013 spring term at Colgate University.

To be eligible for the Dean’s Award, a Colgate student must achieve a minumum 3.30 average while enrolled in at least four courses.

Jessica Sitko, a graduate of East Lyme High School from East Lyme, CT, and a member of the Class of 2016.

Timothy O’Brien, a graduate of Deerfield Academy from Mystic, CT, and a member of the Class of 2016.

Colgate University is a highly selective residential liberal arts institution distinguished by academic excellence and interdisciplinary inquiry. Located on a beautiful campus in upstate New York, Colgate takes pride in the active engagement of its students and faculty in local, national, and global communities.

We offer 52 majors and 13 additional minors to an internationally and culturally diverse student body of 2,900 students. Our Liberal Arts Core Curriculum, which has been in place since 1928, has been recognized as one of the most ambitious and elegant general education programs in the country.

This strong liberal arts background proves incredibly powerful after graduation, with students launching start-ups, finding jobs with established industry leaders, or being accepted at highly ranked graduate schools.

Samantha Brodnicki Named To Dean’s List at University of the Sciences

PHILADELPHIA, PA (07/22/2013)– Samantha Brodnicki has been named to the spring 2013 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 2013.

Brodnicki of Gales Ferry, is a doctor of pharmacy student.

At University of the Sciences, students embark on a challenging learning experience in a proving ground for successful professionals in the science and healthcare-related fields. A private institution dedicated to education, research, and service, and distinguished as the nation’s first college of pharmacy, the University has produced leaders in the science and healthcare marketplaces since its founding in 1821. Students in USciences’ five colleges learn to excel in scientific analysis and to apply their skills to improving healthcare in the lives of people worldwide through such disciplines as pharmacy, biology, physical therapy, healthcare business, and health policy. For more information, visit

Local Students Named to Dean’s List at The College of Saint Rose


ALBANY, NY (07/22/2013) — The College of Saint Rose in Albany, NY, today announced that 812 students have been named to the Dean’s List for the spring 2013 semester.

Full-time students who complete a minimum of 12 credit hours and achieve a semester grade-point average of at least 3.5 with no grades of D, F, Incomplete or Pass/Fail are eligible for inclusion on the Dean’s List.

The Dean’s List includes the following area students:

Bridget Buckley of East Lyme

Emily Seifert of Niantic

The College of Saint Rose is a private, independent, coeducational, liberal arts college located in the heart of New York‘s capital city. The College offers 72 undergraduate and 73 graduate programs and serves nearly 5,000 students. Through a strong liberal education curriculum and progressive academic programs, a Saint Rose education instills students with the passion, knowledge and purpose not only to do great things – but extraordinary things.

Local Students Named to Dean’s List at Ithaca College

ITHACA, NY (07/19/2013)– The following local residents were named to the Dean’s List at Ithaca College for the spring 2013 semester.

Olivia Norris, a resident of Waterford and a Occupational Therapy major in the class of 2015, was named to Dean’s list in Ithaca College’s School of Health Sciences and Human Performance for the Spring 2013 semester.

Haley Cavanna, a resident of Lebanon and a Communication, Mgmt. & Design major in the class of 2015, was named to Dean’s list in Ithaca College’s Roy H. Park School of Communications for the Spring 2013 semester.

Carmen Ladipo, a resident of Niantic and a Cinema & Photography major in the class of 2015, was named to Dean’s list in Ithaca College’s Roy H. Park School of Communications for the Spring 2013 semester.

Macy O’Hearn, a resident of Lebanon and a Anthropology major in the class of 2014, was named to Dean’s list in Ithaca College’s School of Humanities and Sciences for the Spring 2013 semester.

Catherine Lewis, a resident of North Stonington and a Athletic Training major in the class of 2013, was named to Dean’s list in Ithaca College’s School of Health Sciences and Human Performance for the Spring 2013 semester.

Amanda Hutchinson, a resident of Ledyard and a Journalism major in the class of 2015, was named to Dean’s list in Ithaca College’s Roy H. Park School of Communications for the Spring 2013 semester.

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.

Lebanon Valley College: Smart Power

Laura E. Young of Colchester, Conn., was named to the fall 2012 Dean’s List at Lebanon Valley College, Annville, Pa. Young is a junior early childhood education and special education major. Dean’s list students must maintain a grade point average of 3.4 or above on a 4-point scale.

Young is a graduate of Bacon Academy.

Lebanon Valley College® in Annville, Pa., welcomes 1,630 full-time undergraduates studying more than 30 majors, as well as self-designed majors. Founded in 1866, LVC has graduate programs in physical therapy, business, and music and science education. Annville is 15 minutes east of Hershey and 35 minutes east of Harrisburg; Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., and Baltimore are within two hours. On the web at www.lvc.edu.

Trinity College: Smart Power

The following students at Trinity College in Hartford, Conn., have received Faculty Honors for the fall 2012 semester:

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

Caroline Blanchard of Norwich, CT, of the class of 2013.

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

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.

Wake Forest University: Smart Power

The following local residents were among over 1900 students from Wake Forest University who made the Fall 2012 Dean’s List:

David Serfes a resident of Mystic, CT

Alec Christian a resident of Salem, CT

Wake Forest University combines the best traditions of a small liberal arts college with the resources of a large research university. Founded in 1834, the school is located in Winston-Salem, N.C. The University’s graduate school of arts and sciences, divinity school, and nationally ranked schools of law, medicine and business enrich our intellectual environment. Learn more about Wake Forest University at www.wfu.edu.

University of New Hampshire: Smart Power

The following students have been named to the Dean’s List at the University of New Hampshire for the fall semester of the 2012-2013 academic year.

Katrina Walczyk of Baltic earned High Honors

Mary-Katherine Achor of East Lyme earned Highest Honors

Sarah Kremer of Bozrah earned Honors

Emily Powden of Groton earned Highest Honors

Jessie Swink of Groton earned Honors

Catarina Broccoli of Mystic earned Honors

Evan Ehrlich of Mystic earned High Honors

Catherine Kolnaski of Mystic earned Highest Honors

Anne Thorndike of Mystic earned High Honors

Heather Muir of Niantic earned High Honors

Alexis Tremaine of Norwich earned High Honors

Leticia Denoya of Old Lyme earned High Honors

Caroline Mattson of Lyme earned Highest Honors

Sharon Lalonde of Quaker Hill earned High Honors

Katelyn Flanagan of Waterford earned Highest Honors

Mark Plante of Waterford earned Honors

Briana VanVerdeghem of Waterford earned High Honors

Caitlin Hanrahan of Colchester earned Highest Honors

Abbey Tedford of Colchester earned Honors

Students named to the Dean’s List at the University of New Hampshire have earned recognition through their superior scholastic performance. 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.

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 American International College

American International College in Springfield, MA, has named 417 students to the Fall 2012 Dean’s List.
Ashley Williams of Amston, a Sophomore majoring in Occupational Science, Megan Lanier-Gomez of Norwich, a Senior majoring in Communications, and Zachary DeTour of Old Lyme, a Junior majoring in Management, were among the AIC students recognized for academic achievement.

Clarion University of Pennsylvania

Jessica Franco of Ledyard was named to the Dean’s List for the fall 2012 semester at Clarion University of Pennsylvania.

Clarkson University

The following students were named to the Dean’s List for the fall 2012 semester at Clarkson University: Jayesh B. Bokhiria, a freshman majoring in chemical engineering, from Groton, and Timothy W. Entwistle, a freshman majoring in mechanical engineering, from Mystic.

Drew University

Drew University student Katelyn Cusmano of Ledyard has been named to the Dean’s List for the Fall 2012 semester.

Keene State College

Keene State College has released the Dean’s List for the fall semester 2012. The Dean’s List designation is bestowed to those undergraduates who have completed a minimum of six credit hours in the semester, receiving no failing or incomplete grades.

Kyle Edward Adams of N. Stonington, Adriana F. Alfiero of Waterford, Elizabeth Ann Behr of Groton, Baylee Paige Boulem of Essex, Ryan Nadine Bramlett of New London, Devon Laura Coletta of Colchester, Christopher Michael Dunn of Lebanon, Danielle Marie Edwards of New London, Jacob Anthony Farina of Old Lyme, David Joseph Fidrych of Ledyard, Kayla Marie Godin of Norwich, Christine L. Hadfield of Waterford, Olivia Anne Herter of Waterford, Amanda Katherine Joyce of Uncasville, Nicholas A. Kinder of Uncasville, Jacob Anthony Montano of Old Lyme, Alexandra L. Pacifico of Norwich, Randi Beth Parrilla of Pawcatuck, Lauren Elizabeth Schnitman of Colchester, Deena B. Snoke of Waterford, Rebecca T. Stewart of Niantic, Ana Rose Webster of Groton, Luke DeRoode Whitmore of Colchester Alexandra Leahy Wickman of Pawcatuck,  and Rebecca Pauline Wilcox of New London.

Roger Williams University

The following local residents are among those to be named to the Roger Williams University Dean’s List for the Fall 2012 semester.
Colchester resident Shelby Dumond, majoring in Accounting; Essex resident Jenna Paternostro, majoring in Global Communication; Essex resident Jessica Reed, majoring in Marketing; Groton resident Michael Densmore, majoring in Finance; Lebanon resident Tyler Pogmore, majoring in Management; Lebanon resident Philip Schelhorn, majoring in Psychology; Ledyard resident Amanda Nichols, majoring in Undecided/Liberal ArtsMoodus resident Elizabeth Weinick, majoring in Elementary Education; Mystic resident Matthew Paige, majoring in Finance; Mystic resident Alexa Sauchuk, majoring in Undecided/Liberal Arts; Norwich resident Kaila Madera, majoring in Criminal Justice; Norwich  resident Charlotte Herz, majoring in English Literature; Pawcatuck resident Mariah Marquis, majoring in Marketing; Preston resident Alexa Paparelli, majoring in Engineering; Salem resident Kelsey Lucas, majoring in Biology; Stonington resident Sarah Stamm, majoring in Psychology; and Waterford resident Garrett Russ, majoring in Secondary Education.

Sacred Heart School, Taftville, First Trimester Honor Roll

Grade 8: Honors: Peter Gravelin, Katherine Magoon, James Miskiewicz; Honorable Mention: Grace Delucia, Drew Preston.
Grade 7:   High Honors: Laura D’Elia; Honors:  Sydney Collins, Christopher Consiglio, Kiara Tanta-Quidgeon, Sarah Wolak.
Grade 6: High Honors:  Madeline Brady; Honors: Ashlee Cardin, Anna Kukulka, Christopher Maffuid; Honorable Mention:   Meredith Godere, Jesse McGrath, Emnet Miskiewicz, Marie Tischio, Gabriella Trudelle.
Grade 5:  High Honors:     Katarina Bromkamp, Emelie Gallow, Marissa Kaika, Brendan Phaneuf; Honors:   Michael Benavidez, Deanna Bernard, Lilia Burdo, Meghan Canova, Cierra Caron, Christian Gonzalez, Ashley Hatch, Hayleigh Huhtala, Ryan Jakubielski, Madison Ramsey, Anthony Sylvia, Luke Tischio, Jillianne Trott, Cade Wolak, Andrew York; Honorable Mention: Eric Heaton.

Sacred Heart University

Sacred Heart University, Fairfield, has announced the Dean’s List for the fall semester 2012.
Rebecca Benjamin of Taftville; Thomas Bovino of Stonington; Katheleen Breault of Norwich; John Courville of Uncasville; Elias Gharios of Pawcatuck; Alana Gonzalez of Niantic; Elizabeth Hutchins of Pawcatuck; Mellissa Laparre of Preston; Patrick Murphy of Waterford; Samantha Novack of Groton; Megan Papp of Niantic; Darien Pittman of Waterford; Aidan Shine of Mystic; Deanna Stocker of Mystic; and Vanessa Vergara of Groton.

Saint Joseph’s College of Maine

Emilee Penman of Uncasville, CT, was named to the Dean’s List at Saint Joseph’s College of Maine for the fall semester. To be eligible for Dean’s List, a student must attain an average of 3.5 or better.

Siena College

Olivia Phetteplace, a resident of Ledyard, was named to Siena College’s President’s List for the Fall 2012 semester. Phetteplace is a senior English major at Siena.
To be named to the President’s List, a student’s grade point average for the semester must be 3.9 or above. Phetteplace was one of 215 students to be named to the President’s List for the Fall 2012 semester.
Dana Tricarico, a resident of East Lyme, was named to Siena College’s Dean’s List for the Fall 2012 semester. Tricarico is a senior environmental studies major at Siena.

University of Scranton

The University of Scranton has announced its Dean’s List, which recognizes students for academic excellence during the 2012 fall semester.
Laura Still of Amston is a sophomore Community Health Education major, and Marissa DePaulo of Lyme is a sophomore Nursing major.

 

Western New England University

The following students have been named to Dean’s List at Western New England for the fall semester of 2012.
Jessica R. Charette of Voluntown, a Sophomore majoring in Accounting; Sean P. McAllister of Colchester, a Sophomore majoring in Accounting; Gina M. Marshall of Norwich, a Senior majoring in Biomedical Engineering; David F. Cedrone of Yantic, a Freshman majoring in Civil Engineering; Patrick J. O’Rourke of Baltic, a Junior majoring in Communication; Kayley E. Ackley of Groton, a Sophomore majoring in Criminal Justice; Troy A. Powell of Ledyard, a Junior majoring in Criminal Justice; Megan D. Fitzgerald of Uncasville, a Sophomore majoring in Elementary Education-Psychology; Kelsey P. Armstrong of Groton, a Freshman majoring in Exploratory; Alysia M. Amato of Amston, a Junior majoring in Finance; Devyn M. Frank of Mystic, a Senior majoring in Forensic Biology; Andre A. Joyner of North Franklin, a Freshman majoring in General Business; Colton T. Craig of Gales Ferry, a Junior majoring in Industrial Engineering; Tyler J. Underwood of Mystic, a Junior majoring in Management; Corrigan C. Harreys of Essex, a Senior majoring in Marketing; Jonathan C. Hamilton of North Franklin, a Senior majoring in Mechanical Engineering; Amanda S. Clarke of Mystic, a Freshman majoring in Psychology; and Nicole S. Ager of Waterford, a Sophomore majoring in Secondary Education-Chemistry.