Sierra Hollingsworth of Uncasville named to Harding University Dean’s List

SEARCY, AR (07/11/2014)– Uncasville resident Sierra Hollingsworth, a senior at Harding University, is among more than 1,200 University students included on the dean’s list for grades achieved during the spring 2014 semester.

The dean’s list is published each semester by Dr. Larry Long, University provost, honoring those who have achieved high scholarship. To be eligible, a student must be carrying 12 or more hours with a 3.65 or higher grade-point average and no incompletes.

Harding is the largest private university in Arkansas with 6,295 students. The University also maintains campuses in Australia, Chile, England, France, Greece, Italy and Zambia. For more information visit www.harding.edu.

Roger Williams University Announces 2014 Graduates

BRISTOL, RI (07/14/2014)– The following local residents were among more than 1,035 students from Roger Williams University to receive their degrees as part of the Class of 2014.

Shelby Dumond of Colchester (06415) received a Bachelor of Science in Accounting.

Alexandra Whipple of East Lyme (06333) received a Master of Architecture in Architecture.

Alexandra Whipple of East Lyme (06333) received a Bachelor of Science in Architecture.

Robert Devens of Niantic (06357) received a Bachelor of Science in Construction Management.

Zachary Bushwack of Waterford (06385) received a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice.

Kaila Madera of Norwich (06360) received a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice.

Gabrielle Ciotto of Amston (06231) received a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science.

Bryan Levine of Mystic (06355) received a Bachelor of Science in Legal Studies Program.

Meghan Ortegon of Amston (06231) received a Bachelor of Science in Marine Biology.

Jessica Reed of Essex (06426) received a Bachelor of Science in Marketing.

Mariah Marquis of Pawcatuck (06379) received a Bachelor of Science in Marketing.

Thomas Cook of East Lyme (06333) received a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science.

Sarah Stamm of Stonington (06378) received a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology.

Alexis Barnes of Mystic (06355) received a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology.

David Peterle of Pawcatuck (06379) received a Bachelor of Arts in Theater.

The weather may have started wet, but the sun broke through and Commencement celebrations among more than 6,000 graduates and guests were hardly dampened, as the 1,035 members of the Roger Williams University Class of 2014 culminated their college careers at the University’s annual Commencement exercises.

In addition to awarding bachelor’s and master’s degrees to the candidates, RWU President Donald J. Farish conferred honorary doctorates to two special guests: the Honorable Lincoln D. Chafee, the 74th governor of the State of Rhode Island; and Pulitzer Prize-winning author and historian Doris Kearns Goodwin.

Selected as the university’s Commencement speaker in celebration of the growing array of projects in which RWU students and faculty have partnered with organizations to improve quality of life in the State, Governor Chafee called upon Roger Williams, the University’s namesake and the State’s founder, as an example for today’s graduates – and particularly his role as a peacemaker in his era.

“To build an age of lasting peace for your generation will require concentration and will,” Governor Chafee told the graduates. “Perhaps we can draw inspiration from the examples of Roger Williams. If you learn languages, as he did, you can engage the world on its own terms. If you start new enterprises, as he did, you can invite others into the experiment and provide jobs and opportunities for many others… If you speak truth to power, as he did, you will be faithful to your conscience and you will help our society to stay strong. If you work to achieve consensus, as he did, you will become a meaningful part of whatever community you choose to join and you will plant your ideals in the hard soil of everyday reality.”

About RWU: Roger Williams University, located in Bristol, R.I., is a leading independent, coeducational university with programs in the liberal arts and the professions, where students become community- and globally-minded citizens through project-based, experiential learning. Offering 43 majors and a plethora of co-curricular activities as well as study abroad options, RWU is dedicated to the success of students, commitment to a set of core values, the pursuit of affordable excellence and to providing a relevant, world-class education above all else. In the last decade, the University has achieved unprecedented successes including recognition as one of the best colleges in the nation by Forbes, a College of Distinction by Student Horizons, Inc. and as both a best college in the Northeast and one of the nation’s greenest universities by The Princeton Review.

Local residents graduate from Choate Rosemary Hall

WALLINGFORD, CT (07/10/2014)– The following area residents were among the 246 graduates who received diplomas at Choate Rosemary Hall‘s 124th Commencement on June 8:

Grant Hamilton of Old Lyme, CT, son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank W. Hamilton, III. Hamilton will attend Hamilton College in the Fall.

Stephanie Leonardo of Hadlyme, CT, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Fernando R. Leonardo. Leonardo will attend Gettysburg College in the Fall.

Emma Raddatz of Essex, CT, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wendell R. Raddatz. Raddatz will attend Wesleyan University in the Fall.

Choate Rosemary Hall is an independent secondary school enrolling 865 boarding and day students from over 40 states and 40 countries.

Daniel Mayne is studying abroad through a Union College program

SCHENECTADY, NY (07/08/2014)(readMedia)– Daniel Mayne, of Old Lyme, is studying abroad this summer as part of a Union College study abroad program.

Daniel, a junior Biology major, is studying in the United States, Canada, England and The Netherlands, studying each society’s health care systems and the context of their historical development.

Union offers a diverse array of study abroad programs for its students. In 2013, the College was ranked #5 by the Princeton Review for the Most Popular Study Abroad Program. About 60 percent of Union students will do a term abroad.

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.

Dana Tricarico, of East Lyme, CT, graduates from Siena College

LOUDONVILLE, NY (07/07/2014) Dana Tricarico graduated from Siena College at its 74th Commencement ceremony Sunday, May 18 at the Times Union Center in Albany, N.Y. Tricarico received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Environmental Studies. Tricarico was the recipient of the Environmental Studies major award.

The College awarded 758 Bachelor’s and 54 Master in Accounting degrees to the Class of 2014.

Siena College is a learning community advancing the ideals of a liberal arts education, rooted in its identity as a Franciscan and Catholic college. Located in Loudonville, N.Y., two miles north of the state capital, the 176-acre beautiful, suburban campus is home to 3,000 undergraduates. Siena offers 27 majors in the Schools of Business, Liberal Arts and Science. In combination with its minors and certificates, Siena provides students with more than 1,200 program combinations. Siena College: Providing the education of a lifetime for more than 75 years.

Area Students Graduate from Lafayette College

EASTON, PA (07/03/2014)(readMedia)– The following local residents have graduated from Lafayette College in Easton, Pa. They were among 590 undergraduate students in the Class of 2014 awarded degrees during the College’s 179th Commencement held Saturday, May 24.

Commencement speaker, the Honorable Portia Simpson Miller, prime minister of Jamaica, was awarded an honorary Doctor of Public Service degree. She delivered her address titled “Balancing the Books While Balancing People’s Lives” on the campus Quad to family and friends.

Here are photos and video scenes of the speakers and activities.

Anna Baruzzi of Cheshire graduated and earned a bachelor of arts degree in government and law;

Monica Nelson of Stonington graduated and earned a bachelor of arts degree in engineering;

Lafayette is a top liberal arts college with 2,400 students and 215 full-time faculty that offers a wide variety of undergraduate degree programs including engineering.

With close proximity to New York City and Philadelphia, Lafayette has one of the highest endowment-per-student rates in the nation. This means ample resources to fuel student research, and provide opportunities for study abroad, internships and field work. It means outstanding facilities, Division I sports, and funding for 250 student groups on one of the most beautiful campuses in the country.

Students Named to Dean’s List at Lafayette College

EASTON, PA (07/03/2014)(readMedia)– The following Lafayette College students were named to the Dean’s List for outstanding academic achievement during the spring 2014 semester. Each student achieved at least a 3.60 semester grade point average on a 4.0 scale.

Sarah Woodruff of Ledyard; Sarah is a graduate of Ledyard High School.

Anna Baruzzi of Old Lyme; Anna is a graduate of Hamden Hall Country Day School.

Lafayette is a top liberal arts college with 2,400 students and 215 full-time faculty that offers a wide variety of undergraduate degree programs including engineering.

With close proximity to New York City and Philadelphia, Lafayette has one of the highest endowment-per-student rates in the nation. This means ample resources to fuel student research, and provide opportunities for study abroad, internships and field work. It means outstanding facilities, Division I sports, and funding for 250 student groups on one of the most beautiful campuses in the country.

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

POUGHKEEPSIE, NY (07/03/2014)(readMedia)– The following local students have been named to the Marist College Dean’s List for the Spring 2014 semester:

Philomena Buscetto of Waterford, CT, member of the Class of 2017

Kathryn Chmielewski of Old Lyme, CT, member of the Class of 2015

Sarah Gaudio of Old Lyme, CT, member of the Class of 2015

Katelyn Ollhoff of Niantic, CT, member of the Class of 2017

Aaron Sheldon of Oakdale, CT, member of the Class of 2017

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 www.marist.edu.

Local Students Receive Degrees from Plymouth State University

PLYMOUTH, NH (07/01/2014)(readMedia)– The following students were awarded degrees from Plymouth State University at their 143rd Commencement ceremony May 17, 2014:

Lauren Burnett of Mystic, Connecticut, Master of Business Administration in General Management

Ethan Closius of Salem, Connecticut, Bachelor of Science in Social Studies Education

Jacob Fedors of Ledyard, Connecticut, Bachelor of Science in Meteorology

Ryan Neville of Bozrah, Connecticut, Bachelor of Science in Management

Tucker Regan of Niantic, Connecticut, Bachelor of Science in Psychology

Joshua Williams of Pawcatuck, Connecticut, Bachelor of Science in Management

Plymouth State University, located in central New Hampshire, offers a rich, student-focused learning environment with an enrollment of 7,000 undergraduate and graduate students.

The 170-acre campus offers a New England classic look combined with modern facilities including the Lamson Library and Learning Commons; the Boyd Science Center; the Silver Center for the Arts; Langdon Woods, a LEED certified, environmentally conscious residence hall; and the campus’s newest addition, PSU’s Welcome Center and Ice Arena. Plymouth State University is part of the University System of New Hampshire and is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges.

Area Residents Graduate from Colby College

WATERVILLE, ME (07/01/2014)(readMedia)– Area residents were among 472 seniors who graduated from Colby College in Waterville, Maine, on May 25, receiving bachelor of arts degrees at the College’s 193rd Commencement. As guest speaker, Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick spoke about the importance of presence in a rapidly changing world. “Human intimacy,” he said, “still depends on looking someone in the eye, touching them, actively listening, being present.” Colby President William D. Adams, presiding over his last commencement before stepping down June 30, handed a diploma to each of the graduates.

Emily R. Arsenault of Branford is the daughter of Laura Arsenault of Branford, Conn. and Alan Arsenault of Niantic, Conn., and majored in biology with a concentration in ecology and evolution and environmental studies with a science concentration.

Alison E. Smith of Gales Ferry is the daughter of James Smith of Gales Ferry, Conn. and Elizabeth Hammack of Lugoff, S.C., and majored in biology with a concentration in cell and molecular biology/biochemistry.

Founded in 1813, Colby College is the 12th-oldest independent liberal arts college in the nation. Colby provides a rigorous academic program that fosters transformational relationships between students and faculty. Graduates emerge as leaders ready to make an impact on their world. Colby is committed to making the full experience accessible to all qualified students, regardless of their ability to pay. The College enrolls 1,825 students.

For digital images of the graduates, please e-mail communications@colby.edu.