University of Rhode Island awards almost 700 graduate degrees at commencement

KINGSTON, RI (06/25/2014)(readMedia)– The University of Rhode Island and families recently celebrated the achievements of more than 680 students who received their master’s or doctoral degrees at the Graduate Commencement Ceremony on Saturday, May 17 at the Thomas M. Ryan Center on the Kingston Campus.

The following students from your area graduated from URI with graduate degrees:

Alisa Morrison of Stonington, received a Doctor of Philosophy, Environmental Science: Natural Resources

Allana Allik of Pawcatuck, received a Master of Arts, English

Katherine Castagno of North Stonington, received a Master of Arts, Marine Affairs

Elizabeth Bachert of Stonington, received a Master of Business Administration

Elvyn Rodriguez of East Lyme, received a Master of Business Administration

Richard Griffiths of Mystic, received a Master of Business Administration

Gregory Withbroe of Gales Ferry, received a Master of Business Administration

Melissa Cliett of Gales Ferry, received a Master of Business Administration

Nels Hanson of Waterford, received a Master of Business Administration

Philip Dent of Groton, received a Master of Business Administration

Richard Buckley of East Lyme, received a Master of Business Administration

Lisa DeGraff of Mystic, received a Master of Science, Human Development and Family Studies

Wendy Petersen of East Lyme, received a Master of Science, Computer Science

Ryan Rainone of Groton, received a Master of Science, Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics

Salome Miclette of Baltic, received a Master of Science, Human Development and Family Studies

Taylor Lalonde of Uncasville, received a Master of Science, Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics

The University of Rhode Island’s pioneering research extends the University’s influence well beyond its coastal borders, while its unique interdisciplinary courses provide its 16,637 undergraduate and graduate students with global opportunities in an intimate environment. In May 2014, more than 3,100 undergraduate and 680 graduate degrees were awarded. The University now has more than 115,000 alumni worldwide.

Roger Williams University Announces Spring 2014 Dean’s List

BRISTOL, RI (06/25/2014)(readMedia)– The following local residents are among those to be named to the Roger Williams University Dean’s List for the Spring 2014 semester. Full-time students who complete 12 or more credits per semester and earn a GPA of 3.4 or higher are placed on the Dean’s List that semester.

Thomas Brubaker, majoring in Biology of Niantic

Vernecia Dula, majoring in Psychology of Groton

Shelby Dumond, majoring in Accounting of Colchester

Charlotte Herz, majoring in Secondary Education of Norwich

Matthew Jones, majoring in Engineering of Gales Ferry

Rebecca Knudsen, majoring in Elementary Education of Lebanon

Kaila Madera, majoring in Criminal Justice/Psychology of Norwich

Alexa Paparelli, majoring in Engineering of Preston

Jenna Paternostro, majoring in Global Communication of Essex

James Paternostro, majoring in Media Communication of Essex

Giovanni Pinto, majoring in Journalism of Groton

Jessica Reed, majoring in Marketing of Essex

Garrett Russ, majoring in International Relations of Waterford

Sarah Stamm, majoring in Psychology of Stonington

Jacob Steinhoff, majoring in Finance of Mystic

Albert Volpe, majoring in Marine Biology of Niantic

About RWU: Roger Williams University, located in Bristol, RI, 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.

Tristan John Avelis of Amston Named to Juniata College’s 2014 Spring Dean’s List

HUNTINGDON, PA (06/25/2014)(readMedia)– Juniata College has named 398 students to the dean’s list for the 2014 spring semester. Each student must have at least a 3.6 grade average out of a possible 4.0.

Tristan John Avelis of Amston, son of Michael L. Avelis and Victoria H. Avelis and a 2012 graduate of Xavier High School was named to the 2014 spring dean’s list.

Juniata College is a national liberal arts college located in Huntingdon, PA. With an enrollment of 1650, Juniata is a community dedicated to providing the highest quality liberal arts education.

Bridget Buckley of East Lyme Earns Degree as Member of The College of Saint Rose Class of 2014

ALBANY, NY (06/23/2014)(readMedia)– The College of Saint Rose in Albany, NY, today announced that Bridget Buckley of East Lyme is one of 1,687 students who earned degrees and certificates of advanced study as members of the Saint Rose Class of 2014.

Bridget received a Bachelor of Science.

The College of Saint Rose (www.strose.edu) is a dynamic, progressive college of 4,700 students in the heart of New York’s capital city where teaching is the first priority. With a rigorous liberal education curriculum, 70 undergraduate majors, 53 master’s degrees and 25 graduate certificates, and a mission of service to the urban community, the Saint Rose experience empowers students to improve themselves and the world around them.

The College of Saint Rose Experts Directory online: www.strose.edu/expertsdirectory.

Local Students Graduate from Western New England University

SPRINGFIELD, MA (06/23/2014)(readMedia)– The following students received degrees from Western New England University on May 17, 2014.

Chelsea Brochu of Oakdale.

Colton Craig of Gales Ferry.

Jesse DeLucca of East Lyme. Jesse graduated Magna Cum Laude, which signifies scholastic excellence and is awarded at graduation to students who have achieved a grade point average between 3.60 and 3.80.

Rochelle Duyan of Gales Ferry.

Gina Marshall of Norwich. Gina graduated Cum Laude. This honor signifies scholastic excellence and is awarded at graduation to students who have achieved a grade point average between 3.30 and 3.60.

Molly McKenna of Groton. Molly graduated Magna Cum Laude, which signifies scholastic excellence and is awarded at graduation to students who have achieved a grade point average between 3.60 and 3.80.

Patrick O’Rourke of Baltic. Patrick graduated Cum Laude. This honor signifies scholastic excellence and is awarded at graduation to students who have achieved a grade point average between 3.30 and 3.60.

Troy Powell of Ledyard. Powell graduated Cum Laude. This honor signifies scholastic excellence and is awarded at graduation to students who have achieved a grade point average between 3.30 and 3.60.

Daniel Sanford of Amston.

Tyler Underwood of Mystic. Underwood graduated Cum Laude. This honor signifies scholastic excellence and is awarded at graduation to students who have achieved a grade point average between 3.30 and 3.60.

Melissa Weaver of Colchester.

Gavin Winchell of Colchester.

Western New England University is a private, independent, coeducational institution founded in 1919. Located on an attractive 215-acre suburban campus in Springfield, MA, Western New England serves 3,800 students, including 2,500 full-time undergraduate students. Undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs are offered through Colleges of Arts and Sciences, Business, Engineering, Pharmacy, and the School of Law.

Castleton College Spring 2014 President’s List Recipients

CASTLETON, VT (06/23/2014)(readMedia)– The following students were named to the Castleton College President’s list for the spring semester of the 2013-14 academic year. To qualify for this highest academic honor, the student must maintain full-time status and a semester grade point average of 4.0.

Victoria Fearon of Colchester

Jessica Perkins of Niantic

Castleton is small enough to be a community where every student matters, yet offers more than 30 academic programs, 20 intercollegiate sports, and over 40 clubs and organizations. The college stresses community service and provides exceptional programs for first year students.

Area Students Graduate From Pomfret School-Diplomas and Awards are presented at 120th Commencement

POMFRET, CT (06/13/2014)(readMedia)– With faculty, students, family and friends looking on, the 105 members of the class of 2014 were honored on Sunday, May 25, at Pomfret School’s 120th Commencement. Addressing the students was Dr. James Rothman ’67, Yale University professor, Pomfret Trustee; and recipient, in December 2013, of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine. Dr. Rothman, who last fall referred to the importance of following what is “deeply in your heart,” spoke to the students on May 25 about “Patience and Urgency.”

Alicia Brisson of Colchester was among the 105 graduates who received a diploma from Head of School Tim Richards (P ’15) and Board President Charles Wilmerding (P ’11, ’14) and an enthusiastic congratulatory handshake from the Nobel laureate. Alicia was one of thirteen who earned membership in the Cum Laude Society, a national fellowship of scholars which recognizes “excellence in academic work.” She was also presented with a Faculty Award, which is given to a senior who, in the opinion of the faculty, deserves special recognition.

Dr. Rothman gave the 105 graduates three career constellations by which to navigate their post-Pomfret lives: “Differentiate”; “Focus on long-term value”; and “Develop your leadership and teamwork skills.” Because, he explained, “you are graduating at a time of profound change and ferment the likes of which we have not seen for half a century.” With the scientist’s eye, he presented what he saw as the fertile dynamics of patience and urgency. “Patience: Have a long-term goal. Stick with it. Set achievable short-term goals but never lose the big picture,” he said. To make it work, “Urgency: Pursue [that] long-term goal as if every day matters–because it does.”

Mark Kozlowski of Oakdale was among the 105 graduates who received a diploma from Head of School Tim Richards (P ’15) and Board President Charles Wilmerding (P ’11, ’14) and an enthusiastic congratulatory handshake from the Nobel laureate.

Dr. Rothman gave the 105 graduates three career constellations by which to navigate their post-Pomfret lives: “Differentiate”; “Focus on long-term value”; and “Develop your leadership and teamwork skills.” Because, he explained, “you are graduating at a time of profound change and ferment the likes of which we have not seen for half a century.” With the scientist’s eye, he presented what he saw as the fertile dynamics of patience and urgency. “Patience: Have a long-term goal. Stick with it. Set achievable short-term goals but never lose the big picture,” he said. To make it work, “Urgency: Pursue [that] long-term goal as if every day matters–because it does.”

Founded in 1894 and coeducational since 1968, Pomfret School is an independent college preparatory boarding and day school for approximately 360 students in grades 9 through 12 and postgraduates, and the more than 40 faculty members involved in their lives. Set on 500 acres in the celebrated Last Green Valley of Northeastern Connecticut, Pomfret offers eight academic disciplines, 19 AP and 16 Honors courses, over 100 elective courses; 25 sports options, and numerous opportunities to participate in community outreach and service programs. At Pomfret we endeavor to teach, guide, and above all, inspire.

Clark University awards Spring 2014 Dean’s List, second honors

WORCESTER, MA (06/12/2014)(readMedia)– The following area students have been named to second honors on the Clark University Dean’s List. This selection marks outstanding academic achievement during the Spring 2014 semester.

Joshua Adams of Colchester

Lloyd Schramm of Norwich

Joel Simonson of Waterford

Leah Simonson of Waterford

To be eligible for first honors, students must have a grade point average of 3.5 or higher, of a maximum of 4.3 (all A+s).

Founded in 1887 in Worcester, Massachusetts, Clark University is a small, liberal arts-based research university addressing social and human imperatives on a global scale. Nationally renowned as a college that changes lives, Clark is emerging as a transformative force in higher education today. LEEP (Liberal Education and Effective Practice) is Clark’s pioneering model of education that combines a robust liberal arts curriculum with life-changing world and workplace experiences. Clark’s faculty and students work across boundaries to develop solutions to complex challenges in the natural sciences, psychology, geography, management, urban education, Holocaust and genocide studies, environmental studies, and international development and social change. The Clark educational experience embodies the University’s motto: Challenge convention. Change our world.

Local Students Named to Dean’s List at University of Delaware

NEWARK, DE (06/12/2014)(readMedia)– Local students have been named to the University of Delaware‘s Dean’s List for the 2014 spring semester.

Students from the area include:

Alexandra Buckingham of East Lyme.

Hannah Grant of New London.

Summer Grant of New London.

Rebecca Lillquist of East Lyme.

Rebecca Runkle of Lebanon.

Philip Tornquist of Mystic.

Courtney Vinchesi of Old Lyme.

To meet eligibility requirements for the Dean’s List, a student must be enrolled full-time and earn a GPA of 3.33 or above (on a 4.0 scale) for the semester.

Area students earn first academic honors at Clark University

WORCESTER, MA (06/11/2014)(readMedia)– Clark University is proud to announce that the following area residents have been named to first honors on the Clark University Dean’s List. This selection marks outstanding academic achievement during the Spring 2014 semester.

Felicia Bakaj of Lebanon

Alexander Guitar of Lyme

Eli Simonson of Waterford

To be eligible for first honors, students must have a grade point average of 3.8 or higher, of a maximum of 4.3 (all A+s).

Founded in 1887 in Worcester, Massachusetts, Clark University is a small, liberal arts-based research university addressing social and human imperatives on a global scale. Nationally renowned as a college that changes lives, Clark is emerging as a transformative force in higher education today. LEEP (Liberal Education and Effective Practice) is Clark’s pioneering model of education that combines a robust liberal arts curriculum with life-changing world and workplace experiences. Clark’s faculty and students work across boundaries to develop solutions to complex challenges in the natural sciences, psychology, geography, management, urban education, Holocaust and genocide studies, environmental studies, and international development and social change. The Clark educational experience embodies the University’s motto: Challenge convention. Change our world. ?