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. ?

McDonald’s® and CT Association of Schools Honor Local Students as State’s Top Scholar-Atheletes

 

GLASTONBURY (June 2014)- High school seniors from Baltic, Colchester, East Lyme, Griswold, Groton, Lebanon, Ledyard, Montville, New London, North Stonington, Norwich, Old Lyme, Stonington, and Waterford were recognized as the state’s top scholar-athletes at the 2014 Connecticut Association of Schools (CAS) Scholar-Athlete Banquet sponsored by McDonald’s.  A 31-year sponsor of the program with a longstanding commitment to educational programs in Connecticut, McDonald’s joined CAS to honor the following local students as the best of the best in the state:

 

Bridget Holte, Academy Of The Holy Family, Baltic

 

Kathryn Stevens and Nathaniel Baldi, Bacon Academy, Colchester

 

Jenna Schumacher and Matthew Lin, East Lyme High School, East Lyme

 

Kristen Drobiak and Adam Davis, Griswold High School, Griswold

 

Sarah Dinovelli and Joseph Conahan, Robert E. Fitch High School, Groton

 

Ambar Rivera and Thomas Kane, Ella T. Grasso Southeasten Technical High School, Groton

 

Alyssa Tacchi and Christopher Konow, Lyman Memorial High School, Lebanon

 

Arianna Fustini and Zachary Higgins, Ledyard High School, Ledyard

 

Jamie Hill and Daniel Linkinhoker, Montville High School, Montville

 

Brittney Walenta and Anthony Malchiodi, St. Bernard School, Montville

 

Bianca Timpano and Zavier Veliz, New London High School, New London

 

Jessica Morgan and Troy Stefanski, Wheeler High School, North Stonington

 

Hannah Long and Aidan Karam, Norwich Free Academy, Norwich

 

Sheyanne Biltcliffe and Douglas Babbitt, Norwich Technical High School, Norwich

 

Hannah Behringer and David Peck, Lyme-Old Lyme High School, Old Lyme

 

Emily Cassata and Collin Esquirol, Stonington High School, Stonington

 

Alexandra Moger and Alan Luner, Waterford High School, Waterford

 

 

 

“McDonald’s is proud to partner with CAS to honor this year’s high school scholar-athletes from all across Connecticut.  We congratulate the state’s top students who are prominent in their academic and athletic achievement,” says Rachel Deane, McDonald’s owner/operator and president of the Connecticut and Western Massachusetts McDonald’s Owner/Operator Association.

 

 

 

The Connecticut High School Scholar-Athlete 2014 Awards Banquet is the largest program of its type in the state. Only one male and one female student are eligible for the award through a nomination from their principal for: demonstrating exemplary academic and athletic careers including participating in an interscholastic athletics; possessing personal standards and achievements that are a model to others; exhibiting outstanding school; and community service and carrying themselves with high levels of integrity, self-discipline and courage.

 

Thomas Scanlon of Uncasville graduates from James Madison University

HARRISONBURG, VA (06/10/2014)(readMedia)– Thomas Matthew Scanlon of Uncasville graduated with a degree(s) in Public Administration – MPA from James Madison University during the May 10, 2014 commencement exercises.

Scanlon was among more than 3,500 students who received undergraduate, master’s, educational specialist and doctoral degrees.

James Madison University offers each student a future of significance — not an education of mere prestige, but an extraordinary education of exceptional scholarship, inventive thinking, unparalleled attention to the world community, a university-wide enthusiasm for teaching, and a commitment to student success.

Local Students Named to Stonehill College Spring Semester Dean’s List

EASTON, MA (06/10/2014)(readMedia)– To qualify for the Dean’s List, students must have a semester grade point average of 3.50 or better and must have completed successfully all courses for which they were registered.

Erin C. Doherty of East Lyme.

Molly A. Kalla of Norwich.

Abby E. Singer of Mystic.

Christina E. Szczesny of Mystic.

Alexandra G. Trausch of Old Lyme.

Stonehill is a selective Catholic college located near Boston on a beautiful 384-acre campus in Easton, Massachusetts. With a student-faculty ratio of 13:1, the College engages over 2,500 students in 80+ rigorous academic programs in the liberal arts, sciences, and pre-professional fields. The Stonehill community helps students to develop the knowledge, skills, and character to meet their professional goals and to live lives of purpose and integrity.

Samantha Blake of Amston graduates with honors from James Madison University

HARRISONBURG, VA (06/10/2014)(readMedia)– Samantha Ann Blake of Amston,  graduated Cum Laude with a degree(s) in Communication Studies – BS from James Madison University during commencement exercises May 10, 2014.

Blake was among more than 3,500 students who received undergraduate, master’s, educational specialist and doctoral degrees.

James Madison University offers each student a future of significance — not an education of mere prestige, but an extraordinary education of exceptional scholarship, inventive thinking, unparalleled attention to the world community, a university-wide enthusiasm for teaching, and a commitment to student success.

USS Remora Class Joins the Fleet

GROTON (June 10, 2014) - Sixty-six Sailors of “Class 14280″ USS Remora (SS-487), graduated from Basic Enlisted Submarine School, Friday, 13 June.

Seaman Apprentice Joseph Sampson was Class Honorman with a Grade Point Average of 98.79. Sampson, who was meritoriously advanced as a result of his academic performance, continues in the Apprentice Team Training pipeline.

Seaman Apprentice Javier McMillon was recipient of the Submarine Heritage Award.

Seaman Apprentice Michael Mize received the Navy Core Values Award for best exemplifying the standards and expectations of a United States Navy Sailor.

With Grade Point Averages of 90.0 or higher Seaman Recruit Jesse Guillot, Seaman William Austin, Seaman Angelito Mostajo, Seaman Clay Mayer, Seaman Jamar Williamson, Fireman Recruit Alexander Williams, Fireman Derrick Francis, Seaman Miguel Diaz Morales, Seaman Apprentice Tyler Harrington, Seaman Recruit Thomas Sundell, Seaman Recruit Matthew Harsey, Seaman Nicholas Mabry, Seaman Apprentice Christopher Santana, Machinist Mate 3rd Class Ian Patsfield, Seaman Matthew Gabb, Seaman Andrew Dibble, Seaman Recruit Jordan Guerrerosargent, Seaman Recruit Chase Mikulastik, Seaman Brian Christian, and Seaman Recruit Todd Montgomery joined Mize and McMillon as Graduates with Distinction.

Basic Enlisted Submarine School is a six-week introduction to the basic theory, construction and operation of nuclear powered submarines. In preparation for an assignment, Sailors receive instruction on shipboard organization, submarine safety and escape procedures.

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William Kenny
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