CGA Ranks Among the Top Colleges in the Country

The U.S. Coast Guard Academy continues to be recognized as one of the best institutions for undergraduate education in the nation. According to the U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges 2015 publication rankings, the Academy is listed as No. 1 in the “Regional Colleges North” category. In the “Best in Undergraduate Engineering Programs” category, the institution placed No. 12 in the annual publication known as one of the oldest and best-known rankings of academic institutions.

The Academy was included in the “America’s Top Colleges” list by Forbes magazine.  To determine its rankings, Forbes partners with the Center for College Affordability and Productivity in Washington, D.C. to examine return on investment and what students are getting out of college. Forbes ranked the Academy No. 4 on their Best Value College List, and listed the institution among the top 25 Best Public Colleges.
CGA was also included in the Princeton Review’s annual college guide, “The Best 378 Colleges” which does not rank order institutions. Only about 15 percent of the nation’s four-year schools are included in this annual publication, which has featured the Academy in its “Stone Cold Sober Schools” list for many years.
As one of the smallest of the five federal service academies, the U.S. Coast Guard Academy offers a quality higher education experience that emphasizes leadership, physical fitness and professional development. Cadets here devote themselves to an honor concept and go directly into positions of leadership in service to others.

Bailey Frankewicz Graduates from Coastal Carolina University

CONWAY 28528, SC (08/11/2014) Bailey Frankewicz, of Waterford, graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology.

Frankewicz was among some 305 candidates for graduation at Coastal Carolina University’s Summer 2014 commencement ceremonies.

Arne Flaten, Ph.D., professor of art history and chair of CCU’s Department of Visual Arts, was the commencement speaker. He was the HTC Distinguished Teacher-Scholar Lecturer at Coastal Carolina University in 2013, and in 2014 he was elected to the European Academy of Sciences and Arts (EASA).

Coastal Carolina University is a dynamic, public comprehensive liberal arts institution located in Conway, just minutes from the resort area of Myrtle Beach, S.C. The University offers 66 areas of study toward the baccalaureate degree and seven master’s degree programs in accountancy, business administration, education, marine and wetland studies, and writing. The University will offer its first Ph.D. program, in marine science, in fall 2014.

More than 9,400 students from across the country and the world interact with a world-class faculty, and enjoy a nationally competitive NCAA I athletic program, an inspiring cultural calendar, and a tradition of community interaction that is fueled by more than 120 student clubs and organizations.

Coastal Carolina University was founded in 1954 as Coastal Carolina Junior College and became an independent state university in 1993.

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

NOTRE DAME, IN (07/31/2014)– Saint Mary’s College named Kathleen Waller of Mystic, CT to the Dean’s List for the spring 2014 semester. Kathleen is the daughter of Mark and Paula Waller of Mystic, CT. 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.

Saint Mary’s College, Notre Dame, IN, 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.

Jessica Zod Named to the Marist College Dean’s List for the Spring 2014 Semester

POUGHKEEPSIE, NY (07/30/2014)– Jessica Zod of Mystic, CT, member of the Class of 2015, has been named to the Marist College Dean’s List for the Spring 2014 semester.

Marist is an independent comprehensive liberal arts college with an enrollment of 4,700 full-time undergraduate students. Founded in 1929, the College offers 44 major fields of undergraduate study and 12 graduate degree programs. Marist is included in the Princeton Review’s 2013 guide to the top colleges and universities in the U.S., The Best 377 Colleges.

Marist is also ranked 10th in the northern United States in U.S. News & World Report’s 2013 “Best Colleges” guide and is listed by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance as one of the best values in private colleges and universities. For more information visit

Amston resident Cameron J D’Auria named to Binghamton University Dean’s List

BINGHAMTON, NY (07/29/2014)– Cameron J D’Auria of Amston received academic honors from the School of Management at Binghamton University by making the University’s Dean’s List for the Spring 2014 semester.

Binghamton University is one of the four university centers of the State University of New York. Known for the excellence of its students, faculty, staff and programs, Binghamton enrolls close to 15,000 students in programs leading to bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees. Its curriculum, founded in the liberal arts, has expanded to include selected professional and graduate programs.

Binghamton University Students Receive Academic Honors

BINGHAMTON, NY (07/25/2014) — Binghamton University students receive academic honors for making the Dean’s List for the spring 2014 semester:

Emilie R Saccone of Gales Ferry CT

Rachel J Graham of Colchester CT

Binghamton University is one of the four university centers of the State University of New York. Known for the excellence of its students, faculty, staff and programs, Binghamton enrolls close to 15,000 students in programs leading to bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees. Its curriculum, founded in the liberal arts, has expanded to include selected professional and graduate programs.

Allissa Porter was one of 389 scholar-athletes for the 2013-14 school year

ERIE, PA (07/23/2014)– Allissa Porter of Mystic (06355) was one of 389 Mercyhurst Scholar-Athletes in the 2013-14 school year. A student-athlete must earn at least a 3.0 grade point average to qualify for the list.

All 24 teams landed at least six student-athletes on the list. The total is a school record, topping last year’s 356 scholar-athletes. Sixty-two percent of Laker student-athletes were Mercyhurst Scholar-Athletes this year.

In the 2013-14 academic year, Mercyhurst student-athletes earned a 3.17 cumulative GPA. Twelve Lakers posted a 4.0 GPA this school year.


Mercyhurst University, founded in 1926 by the Sisters of Mercy, is a fully accredited, four-year, Catholic comprehensive institution in Erie, Pa. The university offers more than 100 majors, minors and concentrations as well as unique post-baccalaureate, advanced certificate and eight master’s degree programs. In 2013, the university introduced its first doctoral program in archeology. In addition, Mercyhurst provides certificate and associate degree offerings at branch campuses in North East, Corry and the Booker T. Washington Center. Learn more at

Kent School graduate Elly Hilton conducts summer research at Colgate University

HAMILTON, NY (07/17/2014)– More than 200 Colgate students are conducing innovative research across academic disciplines on campus in Hamilton, N.Y., this summer.

Kent School graduate Eleanor Hilton is conducting Biology research.

Examples of some research projects this year include the examination of exoskeletons in barnacles, the genealogy of Confucianism, the flow of flexible filaments, and assessing the antibacterial activity of traditional medicinal plans used by some Native Americans.

Colgate University is a highly selective residential liberal arts institution distinguished by the dedication of its 294 full-time faculty-scholars, and its commitment to global engagement, student-faculty research, off-campus study, sustainable practices, and utilizing technology to enhance the teaching and learning experience.

Colgate offers 54 majors to a diverse student body of approximately 2,900 undergraduate students, and supports 25 Division I athletic teams. The university’s 575-acre campus in rural central New York is renowned for its beauty and for the important role it plays in the student experience.

Local Residents Make Nichols College Dean’s List

DUDLEY, MA (07/17/2014)– Four hundred and four students at Nichols College in Dudley, Massachusetts have earned Dean’s List or Dean’s High Honors during the just-completed spring term. The Dean’s List recognizes students who have achieved high grades during a single semester.

In order to be included in the Dean’s List, a student must maintain a minimum grade point average of 3.2 for at least 12 credit-hours and receive no grade below a C+ during the semester. A student who earns a grade point average of 3.6 or higher is awarded Dean’s High Honors.

Irving Eggleston of Norwich (06360) achieved Dean’s List for the spring, 2014 term.

Kayla Jessing of Bozrah (06334) achieved Dean’s List for the spring, 2014 term.

Matthew Pochal of Mystic (06355) achieved Dean’s High Honors for the spring, 2014 term.

Ashley Souza of North Stonington (06359) achieved Dean’s List for the spring, 2014 term.

Yota Topalis of Old Lyme (06371) achieved Dean’s List for the spring, 2014 term.

Within a supportive community, Nichols College transforms today’s students into tomorrow’s leaders through a dynamic, career-focused business and professional education. We develop communication and critical thinking abilities, ethical and cultural perspectives, and teamwork skills that are required of leaders in a global economy.