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Christian Gortler Named to Honors List at the New England School of Communications

BANGOR, ME (02/18/2014)(readMedia)– The New England School of Communications has announced the Fall 2013 Honors List. Christian Gortler, a resident of Colchester, earned the distinction of being named to the High Honors List for the fall semester.

The New England School of Communications (NESCom), now part of Husson University is located in Bangor, ME. NESCom offers Bachelor of Science degrees in Communications Technology, Entertainment Production, and in Media Studies. Within these degrees, students may choose from concentrations in Audio Engineering, Live Sound Technology, Video Production, WebMedia, Journalism, Marketing Communications, Radio Broadcasting, and Sports Journalism. The New England School of Communications specializes in communications, providing students with a hands-on experience that gives them the skills needed for today’s job market.

Lydia Johnson Named to Dean’s List at Bethel University

SAINT PAUL, MN (02/17/2014)(readMedia)– Lydia Johnson, a junior at Bethel University in St. Paul, MN, has been named to the Dean’s List for academic excellence for the fall 2013 semester. Johnson is the daughter of Larry and Kim Johnson of Mystic.

The Dean’s List honors students who achieve an outstanding scholastic record during a semester with a grade point average of 3.6 or greater.

Bethel University is a leader in Christ-centered higher education with approximately 6,600 students from 49 states and 31 countries enrolled in undergraduate, graduate, seminary, and adult education programs. Based in St. Paul, Minn., with courses offered online and at satellite locations, with additional seminary locations in San Diego and on the East Coast, Bethel offers bachelor’s and advanced degrees in nearly 100 fields. Educationally excellent classroom-based and online programs equip graduates to make exceptional contributions in life-long service to God and the world.

Lilly Lenes Named to Dean’s List at Grove City College

GROVE CITY, PA (02/17/2014)(readMedia)– Lilly Lenes, a freshman Accounting major at Grove City College, has been named to the Dean’s List with High Distinction for the fall 2013 semester. Lilly is a 2013 graduate of Waterford High School and is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Timothy Lenes (Vera) from Waterford.

Students eligible for the Dean’s List have a GPA of 3.40 to 3.59; for the Dean’s List with Distinction a GPA of 3.60 to 3.84 and for the Dean’s List with High Distinction a GPA of 3.85 to 4.0.

Founded in 1876, Grove City College stands on its founding ideals of faith and freedom, made possible by an unwavering commitment to Christian principles and rigorous academics at a price within the reach of families with modest means. The College, located 60 miles north of Pittsburgh, Pa., has an enrollment of 2,500 students and teaches the liberal arts, sciences and engineering. It is an advocate of the free market economic system and accepts no federal funding. Tuition is about half the national average for private colleges. Grove City College has been named the Top Value in Private Liberal-Arts Schools by Consumers Digest Magazine. The Intercollegiate Studies Institute has named the College one of 50 All-American Colleges, ranking it high for increasing students’ civic literacy. Grove City College has been named a Best Value and one of the best colleges in America by Princeton Review and U.S. News & World Report. The Young America’s Foundation calls Grove City College one of the Top Conservative Schools in the country.

Plymouth State University Fall 2013 President’s List

PLYMOUTH, NH (02/12/2014)(readMedia)– The following students have been named to Plymouth State University’s President’s List. To be named to the President’s List, a student must achieve a grade point average of 3.7 or better for the fall semester and must have attempted at least 12 credit hours during the semester. These credit hours must be in courses that earn grade points and the student must have completed all such courses attempted.

Nicholas Allard of Norwich

Jade Romagna of Uncasville

Plymouth State University, located in central New Hampshire, offers a rich, student-focused learning environment with an enrollment of approximately 4,500 undergraduate and approximately 2,500 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.

Alyssa Smallridge Named to Dean’s List at University of Mary Washington

FREDERICKSBURG, VA (02/11/2014)(readMedia)– Alyssa C. Smallridge of Pawcatuck, is one of 775 students at the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, VA named to the university’s Dean’s List for the fall semester of the 2013-14 academic year.

Smallridge is a junior at the University of Mary Washington. The Dean’s List recognizes outstanding academic achievement at the university by full-time students who attain at least a 3.5 grade-point average on a 4.0 scale.

The University of Mary Washington is a premier, selective public liberal arts and sciences university in Virginia, highly respected for its commitment to academic excellence, strong undergraduate liberal arts and sciences program, and dedication to life-long learning. The university, with a total enrollment of more than 5,000, features colleges of business, education and arts and sciences, and three campuses, including a residential campus in Fredericksburg, VA., a second one in nearby Stafford and a third in Dahlgren, VA., which serves as a center of development of educational and research partnerships between the Navy, higher education institutions and the region’s employers. In recent years, the university has seen its academic reputation garner national recognition in numerous selective guidebooks, including Forbes, the Fiske Guide to Colleges and the Princeton Review‘s 2012 edition of 150 “Best Value Colleges” and the 2014 edition of “The Best 378 Colleges.”

Peter Houser Named to Fall 2013 Dean’s List at LeTourneau University

LONGVIEW, TX (02/10/2014)(readMedia)– Peter Houser of Groton, was recognized for outstanding academic accomplishments by being named to the LeTourneau University Dean’s List for the Fall 2013 semester.

Houser achieved a grade point average between 3.50 and 3.99 for the semester to receive this honor.

LeTourneau University President Dr. Dale A. Lunsford said being named to the Dean’s List is a significant academic achievement and honor.

“LETU students are among our nation’s best,” Lunsford said. “I’m especially impressed with these honor roll students. Expect them to have a significant impact on our future.”

LeTourneau University is a Christ-centered, interdenominational institute of higher learning offering more than 90 undergraduate and graduate degree programs across a range of academic disciplines and delivery models. Students are enrolled in programs on ground at LETU’s residential campus in Longview, Texas, as well as hybrid and fully online options at educational centers in Dallas and Houston.

Academic majors include aviation, business, communication, computer science, criminal justice, education, engineering, health care administration, health science-nursing, human services, kinesiology, the liberal arts, psychology, the sciences and theology.

Claiming every workplace in every nation as its mission field, LeTourneau University graduates are professionals of ingenuity and Christ-like character who see life’s work as a holy calling with eternal impact.

Area residents named to Dean’s List at Fairfield University

FAIRFIELD, CT (02/10/2014)(readMedia)– Fairfield University has announced that the following local residents have been named to the Dean’s List for the fall 2013 semester:

Juliana Bassett, a resident of New London.

Mary Bassett, a resident of Oakdale.

Austin Begin, a resident of East Lyme.

Robert Blaisdell, a resident of Colchester.

Adriana Fulchiero, a resident of Niantic.

Tara Lenehan, a resident of Bozrah.

Samuel Maxfield, a resident of Niantic.

Jennifer Patten, a resident of Waterford.

Brendan Peters, a resident of East Lyme.

Ross Sanfilippo, a resident of Salem.

Alexander Vivenzio, a resident of Mystic.

Kelly Zrenda, a resident of Niantic.

Fairfield University, a Jesuit university in Fairfield, prepares students for leadership and service in a constantly changing world through broad intellectual inquiry, the pursuit of social justice, and the cultivation of the whole person: body, mind, and spirit. To be selected for the Dean’s List, a student must attain a grade point average of at least 3.5, of a possible 4.0.

Local students named to Springfield College dean’s list

SPRINGFIELD, MA (02/06/2014)(readMedia)– Springfield College has named the following local residents to the dean’s list for academic excellence for the fall 2013 term.

Jack Porter of Gales Ferry (06335). Porter is studying American Studies.

Hayden Riley of Pawcatuck (06379). Riley is studying Applied Exercise Science.

Alexandra Barber of Norwich (06360). Barber is studying Art Therapy.

Robert Bozym of Gales Ferry (06335). Bozym is studying Exploratory Studies.

Rachael Leitkowski of Colchester (06415). Leitkowski is studying Health Science/Pre-Physical Therapy.

Molly Giannattasio of East Lyme (06333). Giannattasio is studying Health Science/Occupational Therapy.

Amanda Lorentzen of Waterford (06385). Lorentzen is studying Health Science/Occupational Therapy.

Megan Stoddard of East Lyme (06333). Stoddard is studying Health Science/Occupational Therapy.

Deborah Caple of Norwich (06360). Caple is studying Human Services.

Wilfredo Rivera of New London (06320). Rivera is studying Human Services.

Jerry Davis of Uncasville (06382). Davis is studying Human Services.

Sydney Streimer of Mystic (06355). Streimer is studying Movement and Sport Studies.

Justine Podurgiel of Quaker Hill (06375). Podurgiel is studying Psychology.

Samantha Cannon of Essex (06426). Cannon is studying Psychology.

Brianna Collins of East Lyme (06333). Collins is studying Psychology.

Chloe Ware of New London (06320). Ware is studying Sports Biology.

Founded in 1885, Springfield College is known worldwide as the Birthplace of BasketballĀ® and 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 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, MA, and at its School of Human Services campuses across the country.

Local students honored for outstanding academic achievement at The Citadel

CHARLESTON, SC (02/06/2014)(readMedia)– The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina, honored the following students with Gold Stars for outstanding academic achievement during the fall semester of the 2013-2014 academic year.

Gold Stars are awarded to students that achieve a 3.7 grade point average or higher. Students that achieve Gold Star recognition are also placed on The Citadel’s Dean’s List.

Cameron Sean Pollard of Gales Ferry, CT. Major: BA in Political Science . Home zip: 06335

Joshua James Tassone of Oakdale, CT. Major: BS in Civil Engineering . Home zip: 06370

The Citadel, founded in 1842, is a public, coeducational military college in Charleston, S.C., that offers a classic military education for men and women seeking a college experience that is meaningful, academically strong and is focused on educating and developing principled leaders. With the core values of honor, duty and respect, The Citadel prepares its graduates to be principled leaders for the military as well as the global workplace.

Molly Clingenpeel Earns MSED from Hofstra University

HEMPSTEAD, NY (02/07/2014)(readMedia)– Molly Clingenpeel of Mystic, CT graduated from Hofstra University in December 2013 with a MSED in Social Studies Education. Molly was among more than 500 students who earned undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees at Hofstra’s mid-year commencement.

Hofstra University is a nationally ranked private university just 25 miles from New York City and all its cultural, recreational and professional opportunities. We offer small classes and personal attention with the resources, technology, and facilities of a large university. Students can chose from undergraduate and graduate offerings in liberal arts and sciences, business, engineering and applied science, communication, education, health sciences and human services, honors studies, the Maurice A. Deane School of Law and the Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine. Named to the 2012 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, and one of only two schools chosen to host consecutive presidential debates, Hofstra University is a dynamic community of more than 11,000 students known for civic engagement and public service.

Local Students Achieve Dean’s List Status for Fall 2013

NORTH ANDOVER, MA (02/04/2014)(readMedia)– Merrimack College has announced the names of students who have achieved Dean’s List Status for Fall 2013. To achieve Deans’ List status, a student must earn a 3.25 gpa out of 4.0.

Danielle Levasseur of Amston (06231)

Megan Gada of Bozrah (06334)

Michelle Galindo of Niantic (06357)

Abigail Hancock of Niantic (06357)

Jennifer Leandro of Stonington (06378)

Kristi Slocum of Waterford (06385)

Kyle Elmy of Colchester (06415)

Founded in 1947 by the Order of St. Augustine, Merrimack College is a private, selective college located just minutes from Boston in North Andover, Massachusetts. The College offers 40 undergraduate majors in liberal arts, science and engineering, business, and education and graduate programs in education, business, and engineering and part-time degree completion and certificate programs. Its 2,600 undergraduate and graduate students come from 20 states and 19 countries to form an engaged community of thinkers, learners and achievers integrated in an academic culture of excellence, diversity and stature. The recent implementation of the College’s ten-year strategic plan, The Agenda for Distinction, has led to renewed energy and sense of community, combined with growth of our faculty, and student body.