Springfield College Recognizes 2014 Graduates

SPRINGFIELD, MA (06/06/2014)(readMedia)– Springfield College Recognizes 2014 Graduates

Hayden Riley of Pawcatuck

Alexandra Barber of Norwich

Matthew Gilman of Salem

Melissa Larsen of Amston

Jacob Bocian of Old Lyme

Sydney Streimer of Mystic

Jennifer Thomas of Waterford

Alexandria Lewis-Collins of Norwich

Samantha Cannon of Essex

Justine Podurgiel of Quaker Hill

Lacy Johnson of Noank

Michelle Lukaszewicz of Salem

Brian Chalmers of Colchester

Springfield College recently held its commencement weekend where 600 master’s degrees, five certificates of advanced graduate study, nine doctor of philosophy degrees, and 30 doctoral of physical therapy degrees were awarded at the graduate commencement ceremony. At the undergraduate commencement, 944 bachelor’s degrees were awarded for a two-day total of 1588 degrees.

Founded in 1885, Springfield College is known worldwide for the guiding principles of its Humanics philosophy-educating students in spirit, mind and body for leadership in service to others. With its foundation of academic excellence and rich athletic heritage, Springfield College prepares students with real-world leadership skills for careers that transform lives and communities. The college offers a range of undergraduate and graduate degree programs in the fields of health sciences, human and social services, sport management and movement studies, education, business, and the arts and sciences. It also offers doctoral programs in physical education, physical therapy, and counseling psychology. The college is ranked in the 2014 edition of “Best Colleges” in the top tier of “Best Regional Universities – North Region” by U.S.News Media Group, and is designated as a premier Leadership Development Center by the YMCA of the USA. More than 5,000 traditional, nontraditional and international students study at its main campus in Springfield, Mass., and at its School of Human Services campuses across the country.

Saint Anselm College Dean’s List Spring 2014

MANCHESTER, NH (06/05/2014)(readMedia)– Mark W. Cronin, Interim Dean of the College, announces the following students that were named to the Dean’s List for the Spring 2014 semester at Saint Anselm College, Manchester, NH.

Jessica Farley of Preston

Kevin Harris of Mystic

Kyleen Garrison of Bozrah

Founded in 1889, Saint Anselm College is a four-year liberal arts college providing a 21st century education in the Catholic, Benedictine tradition. Located in southern New Hampshire near Boston and the seacoast, Saint Anselm is well known for its strong liberal arts and nursing programs as well as for the New Hampshire Institute of Politics.

Jessica Farley Receives Nurse’s Pin, Graduates from Saint Anselm College

MANCHESTER, NH (06/04/2014)(readMedia)– Jessica Farley, of Preston, received a Saint Anselm nurse’s pin on April 26 and graduated Cum Laude from Saint Anselm College on May 17.

The pinning ceremony in the Abbey Church was a special event for Farley, who received a pin featuring elements of the college’s official seal and the symbol of a lamp referring to Psalm 119:105, “Your word is a lamp of my steps and a light for my path.” Dr. Sharon George, dean of nursing, pinned with the Saint Anselm pin to wear for the entirety of her career.

The pinning ceremony is a celebration of a student’s completion of Saint Anselm College’s respected nursing program and symbolizes preparedness to serve as a compassionate caregiver in the healthcare setting.

A member of the class of 2014, Farley earned a Bachelor of Science in nursing. At the college’s 121st commencement, Bob Schieffer, award-winning journalist and moderator of the CBS News‘ Sunday broadcast, “Face the Nation,” addressed the graduating class.

Founded in 1889, Saint Anselm College is a four-year liberal arts college providing a 21st century education in the Catholic, Benedictine tradition. Located in southern New Hampshire near Boston and the seacoast, Saint Anselm is well known for its strong liberal arts and nursing programs as well as for the New Hampshire Institute of Politics.

Connecticut College announces dean’s list for local area

NEW LONDON(06/04/2014)(readMedia)– The following local students have achieved Dean’s Honors, a recognition for students who have earned a grade point average of at least 3.65, or Dean’s High Honors, a recognition for students who have earned a grade point average of at least 3.77, for the 2014 spring semester at Connecticut College.

Adam Bratin, a member of the class of 2015 at Connecticut College and resident of Waterford, achieved Dean’s Honors.

Conor Carroll, a member of the class of 2017 at Connecticut College and resident of East Lyme, achieved Dean’s Honors.

Prince Ilboudo, a member of the class of 2014 at Connecticut College and resident of New London, achieved Dean’s High Honors.

Emily Impellitteri, a member of the class of 2015 at Connecticut College and resident of Uncasville, achieved Dean’s High Honors.

Yumi Kovic, a member of the class of 2014 at Connecticut College and resident of Norwich, achieved Dean’s High Honors.

Emil Lalov, a member of the class of 2014 at Connecticut College and resident of New London, achieved Dean’s High Honors.

Alexander Lloyd, a member of the class of 2016 at Connecticut College and resident of East Lyme, achieved Dean’s Honors.

Jerell Mays, a member of the class of 2014 at Connecticut College and resident of New London, achieved Dean’s Honors.

Evelyn O’Regan, a member of the class of 2014 at Connecticut College and resident of Waterford, achieved Dean’s High Honors.

Zachary O’Shaughnessy, a member of the class of 2014 at Connecticut College and resident of Norwich, achieved Dean’s High Honors.

Khushbu Pandya, a member of the class of 2016 at Connecticut College and resident of Norwich, achieved Dean’s High Honors.

Mitchell Paro, a member of the class of 2016 at Connecticut College and resident of Norwich, achieved Dean’s High Honors.

Shannon Quinn, a member of the class of 2015 at Connecticut College and resident of Colchester, achieved Dean’s Honors.

Ian Rathkey, a member of the class of 2014 at Connecticut College and resident of Old Lyme, achieved Dean’s High Honors.

Molly Resnick, a member of the class of 2014 at Connecticut College and resident of New London, achieved Dean’s Honors.

Nathan Roy, a member of the class of 2014 at Connecticut College and resident of Essex, achieved Dean’s High Honors.

Brooke Safferman, a member of the class of 2016 at Connecticut College and resident of Old Lyme, achieved Dean’s Honors.

S. Massoud Sallah, a member of the class of 2016 at Connecticut College and resident of New London, achieved Dean’s High Honors.

Patricia Shields, a member of the class of 2014 at Connecticut College and resident of East Lyme, achieved Dean’s High Honors.

Luke Watson, a member of the class of 2015 at Connecticut College and resident of Groton, achieved Dean’s Honors.

Baird Welch-Collins, a member of the class of 2017 at Connecticut College and resident of Waterford, achieved Dean’s High Honors.

Anna Westbrook, a member of the class of 2016 at Connecticut College and resident of New London, achieved Dean’s High Honors.

About Connecticut College

Situated on the coast of southern New England, Connecticut College is a highly selective private liberal arts college with 1900 students from all across the country and throughout the world. On the college’s 750-acre arboretum campus overlooking Long Island Sound, students and faculty create a vibrant social, cultural and intellectual community enriched by diverse perspectives. The college, founded in 1911, is known for its unique combination of interdisciplinary studies, international programs, funded internships, student-faculty research and service learning. For more information, visit www.connecticutcollege.edu.

Kristan Dziurzynski Graduates from Berry College

MOUNT BERRY, GA (06/03/2014)(readMedia)– Kristan Dziurzynski of North Stonington graduated from Berry College with a BS degree in Psychology.

Berry College recently celebrated 425 new graduates at the Spring Commencement on May 10.

Guest speaker Roxanne Spillett, president emeritus of the Boys & Girls Clubs of America and the newest member of the Berry College Board of Trustees, gave the graduates an inspiring speech. Spillett was selected as one of the “Power 50″ by the Non-Profit Times for three consecutive years. She received the “Excellence in National Executive Leadership Award”, was cited as one of the “15 People Who Make America Great” and was appointed by George W. Bush to the President’s Council on Service and Civic Participation.

The graduation can be viewed on the web at www.berry.edu/webcast.

Berry College is an independent, coeducational college recognized nationally for the quality and value of its educational experience. College leaders from across the country chose Berry College as the nation’s number one “Up-And-Coming” liberal arts college, according to the 2014 U.S. News Best Colleges rankings. Located on a magnificent campus encompassing more than 27,000 acres near Rome, Ga., Berry challenges its student body, consisting of more than 2,200 undergraduate and graduate students, to embrace a firsthand education that unites strong academic programs with opportunities for meaningful work experience, spiritual and moral growth, and significant service to others. www.berry.edu

Local residents make the spring 2014 Dean’s List at SUNY New Paltz

NEW PALTZ, NY (06/03/2014)(readMedia)– SUNY New Paltz proudly congratulates the following local residents for being named to the spring 2014 Dean’s List:

Matthew Alfultis, a resident of Waterford,  Alfultis’s major is Sociology.

Alec Johnson, a resident of Salem,  Johnson’s major is Marketing.

Thomas Whittico, a resident of East Lyme, Whittico’s major is Undeclared:Pre-Comm Disorders.

Dean’s List designation is reserved for students who excel academically and earn at least a 3.3 grade point average in a semester with a full-time course load.

Located in the heart of a dynamic college town, ninety minutes from metropolitan New York City, the State University of New York at New Paltz is a highly selective college of about 8,000 undergraduate and graduate students.

One of the most well-regarded public colleges in the nation, New Paltz delivers an extraordinary number of majors in Business, Liberal Arts & Sciences, Engineering, Fine & Performing Arts and Education.

New Paltz embraces its culture as a community where talented and independent minded people from around the world create close personal links with real scholars and artists who love to teach.

James Madison University 2014 Spring Dean’s List

HARRISONBURG, VA (06/03/2014)(readMedia)– The following students qualified for the dean’s list at James Madison University during the spring 2014 semester.

  • Samantha Blake of Amston
  • Mara Fischer of Lyme

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.

Clark University awards degrees at 2014 Commencement

WORCESTER, MA (06/02/2014)(readMedia)– During its 110th Commencement exercises on May 18, Clark University awarded 544 bachelor’s degrees, 472 master’s, and 24 doctoral degrees. The following local students received degrees:

Felicia S. Bakaj of Lebanon; Bachelor of Arts in environmental science

Adam L. Kelley of East Lyme; Bachelor of Arts in English and philosophy

Emily L. Newton of East Lyme; Master of Public Administration

Kristina Noelani Kalolo of East Lyme; Master of Arts in International Development and Social Change

Allison S. Fichtelberg of Niantic; Bachelor of Arts in psychology

Katie A. Freaney of Old Lyme; Master of Arts in Teaching

James M. Spina of Old Lyme; Bachelor of Arts in biology

Charles Francis Catania of Uncasville; Master of Business Administration

Clark Class of 1976 alumnus Ron Shaich, founder, chairman of the board, and CEO of Panera Bread Company, received an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree and delivered the Commencement address.

“So here’s the question for today … what really matters in creating a successful career and a successful life?” Shaich asked the Class of 2014. “If there’s one lesson that I take from my 30 years as a business builder, it is this: Knowing what matters dramatically increases the probability that you will produce the outcome you desire.”

Michael Crow, president of Arizona State University, spoke at the master’s and doctoral degree-granting ceremony. Crow, who is nationally recognized for innovative leadership and his commitment to a “reinvention” of the American research university model, lauded Clark University for charting a different academic path. Crow told new graduates they need to do more than just criticize the status quo, they should identify problems from different perspectives and foster change.

Crow received an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree, as did Cynthia Enloe, research professor in Clark’s International Development, Community, and Environment Department and a renowned feminist teaching and research on women’s politics.

More information about the 2014 Clark University Commencement is available online.

Founded in 1887 in Worcester, MA, 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 Earn Degrees from the University of Vermont

BURLINGTON, VT (05/30/2014)(readMedia)– Some 2,904 students were awarded a variety of bachelor’s degrees during the University of Vermont’s 213th Commencement ceremonies on May 18. There were some 575 advanced degrees and certificates awarded by the UVM Graduate College and approximately 106 women and men took the oath of Hippocrates following the awarding of their M.D. degrees at ceremonies of the UVM College of Medicine. A list of local students and the degree earned by each follows:

Cody Aylward of East Lyme,  Bachelor of Science, Zoology, College of Arts & Sciences

Muriel Bell of Essex, Bachelor of Science, Social Work, College of Education & Social Services

Sage Bierman of Ledyard, Bachelor of Arts, English, College of Arts & Sciences

Janice Brewer of Mystic, Bachelor of Science in Music Education, Music Education, College of Education & Social Services

Courtney Burd of Old Lyme, Bachelor of Science, Nutrition and Food Sciences, College of Agriculture & Life Science

Arianna Dayharsh of Essex, Bachelor of Science, Early Childhood Preschool, College of Education & Social Services

Aaron Dean of Groton, Bachelor of Arts, Psychology, College of Arts & Sciences

Jacob Dryden-Jaffe of New London, Bachelor of Arts, Film and Television Studies, College of Arts & Sciences

Wanda Gortner of Uncasville, Bachelor of Arts, Political Science, College of Arts & Sciences

Samuel Hellman of Norwich, Bachelor of Science, Geology, College of Arts & Sciences

Sean Kratzert of Old Lyme, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Business Administration, School of Business Administration

Karley Reising of Ledyard, Bachelor of Science in Education, Secondary Education Social Sciences, College of Education & Social Services

Chartered in 1791, UVM was the first college or university in the United States that did not give preference to a religious sect in its charter. UVM now has 9,970 undergraduates in seven schools and colleges, 1,317 graduate students and 454 medical students. The University of Vermont combines faculty-student relationships most commonly found in a small liberal arts college with the resources of a major research institution.