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Alicia Brisson of Colchester has work in photography exhibit

POMFRET, CT (01/21/2014)(readMedia)– Alicia Brisson of Colchester is one of seventeen students from Pomfret School whose photographs are currently featured in “Altered,” a show at P.S.[Pomfret School]ART, an exhibition space located in the Silver Circle Gallery and Art Center in Putnam, Connecticut that features the works of Pomfret School students and faculty. Photography teacher Lindsay Lehmann‘s advanced and AP 2D Design class students created one-of-a-kind images inspired by the work of Iranian photographer and filmmaker Shirin Neshat, whose work was featured this fall in the exhibit “She Who Tells a Story,” at the MFA in Boston. With results ranging from simple to ornate, students explored multiple techniques in 2D and 3D design, working with their image to either change its intention, enhance it, or explore a variety of techniques. Alicia is a member of the Pomfret class of 2014.

“Altered” opened on Friday, January 17 and will run through March 18 at the Silver Circle Gallery and Art Center, 75 Main Street in Putnam, CT. Gallery hours: Wednesdays through Saturdays, 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM and Sundays, noon to 4:00 PM.

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.

Corey Hurt Named to Dean’s List at West Virginia Wesleyan College

BUCKHANNON, WV (01/21/2014)(readMedia)– Corey Hurt of Mystic, CT has been named to the 2013 fall semester Dean’s List at West Virginia Wesleyan College. Wesleyan’s Dean’s List requires students to earn a grade point average of 3.5 – 3.9 in 12 or more semester hours.

Founded in 1890, West Virginia Wesleyan College is a private residential college located in Buckhannon, WV. The College offers 44 majors and 34 minors, as well as five graduate programs in athletic training, business, education, English writing, and nursing. Twelve Wesleyan students have been selected as U.S. Department of State Fulbright Scholars.

Sierra Hollingsworth of Uncasville named to Harding University dean’s list

SEARCY, AR (01/20/2014)(readMedia)– Sierra Hollingsworth, a Harding University junior from Uncasville, is among more than 1,200 Harding students included on the dean’s list for grades achieved during the fall 2013 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 carry 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.

Lebanon Native Macy O’Hearn Receives Phi Kappa Phi John Harcourt Presidential Scholar Award

ITHACA, NY (01/17/2014)(readMedia)– Macy O’Hearn, a senior anthropology in the School of Humanities and Sciences at Ithaca College, is recipient of the Phi Kappa Phi John Harcourt Presidential Scholar Award. He will be honored in a ceremony with three other Presidential Scholars on Friday, Nov. 8, at Ithaca College. O’Hearn is a graduate of Lyman Memorial High School and a native of Lebanon, CT.

At Ithaca College, O’Hearn is the President of the Anthropology Student Club. She has presented professional papers of original research at NCUR, the National Conference for Undergraduate Research, as well as at the Northeastern Anthropological Association (NEAA), the New York State Archaeological Society, and the James J. Whalen Conference of Undergraduate Research at Ithaca College.

The John Harcourt Presidential Scholar Award is given to a current student at Ithaca College who is a member of the Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society. Founded in 1897 at the University of Maine, Phi Kappa Phi is the nation’s oldest, largest, and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines. Its chapters are on more than 300 campuses in the United States, Puerto Rico, and the Philippines. Each year, approximately 30,000 members are initiated.

The first requirement of eligibility for a Presidential Scholar Award is that the student be a member of Phi Kappa Phi, which means they were in the top 5 percent academically of their junior class. The student must be selected by a faculty or administrator for nomination and the award recipients are then chosen from the pool of nominations by Ithaca College’s Phi Kappa Phi Executive Committee. The criteria used by this committee include grade point average, academic awards and honors, breadth of study, achievement in outside activities, and service to the profession and/or the community.

Local residents named to UMass Lowell dean’s list

LOWELL, MA (01/17/2014)(readMedia)– Local residents were recently named to the dean’s list at the University of Massachusetts Lowell for the fall 2013 semester.

Among those recognized for achieving academic distinction at UMass Lowell are:

Ryan Bennett of Colchester, Conn., majoring in sound recording technology

Jesse Ewing of New London, Conn., majoring in chemical engineering and business administration

Seth Puskarenko of Gales Ferry, Conn., majoring in information technology

Nicholas Schell of Norwich, Conn., majoring in information technology

To qualify for the dean’s list at UMass Lowell, a student must have completed no fewer than 12 graded credits for the semester and earned at least a 3.25 grade point average with no grade lower than C and without any incompletes.?

UMass Lowell is a national research university located on a high-energy campus in the heart of a global community. We offer more than 16,000 students bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees in business, education, engineering, fine arts, health and environment, humanities, sciences and social sciences. UMass Lowell delivers high-quality educational programs, vigorous hands-on learning and personal attention from leading faculty and staff, all of which prepare graduates to be ready for work, for life and for all the world offers. www.uml.edu

Bryant University Students Named to Dean’s List

SMITHFIELD, RI (01/16/2014)(readMedia)– The fall semester Dean’s List at Bryant University includes the following area residents:

Kevin Lynch, a Senior in International Business; Finance from Colchester.

Lillian Hinkle, a in Undeclared from Stonington.

Bryant University in Smithfield, R.I., is a leading private university offering an innovative and uniquely integrated business and liberal arts education. Founded in 1863, Bryant University has approximately 3,500 graduate and undergraduate students from 35 states and 85 countries. Bryant University is recognized as a leader in international education and regularly receives top rankings from U.S. News and World Report, Bloomberg Businessweek, Forbes and Barron’s. Visit www.bryant.edu.

Ellen Lehet of Waterford, CT Earns Spot on President’s List

POTSDAM, NY (01/14/2014)(readMedia)– Ellen Lehet of Waterford, CT was recently named to the President’s List at The State University of New York at Potsdam.

Lehet, whose major is BA/MA Mathematics, was among 851 SUNY Potsdam students who were honored for academic excellence in the Fall 2013 semester.

President Dr. Dennis L. Hefner recognized the students for earning top marks across campus.

To achieve the honor of being on the President’s List, each student must have satisfactorily completed 12 numerically-graded semester hours, with a grade point average of 3.5 or higher.

SUNY Potsdam has a strong focus on academics, with its long history of excellence in the liberal arts and sciences. To learn more about what makes the campus community so unique, visit http://www.potsdam.edu.

James P. Clements, Jr. Graduates from Lebanon Valley College

ANNVILLE, PA (01/07/2014)(readMedia)– James P. Clements Jr. of Lebanon, Conn., graduated from Lebanon Valley College in December 2013. Clements completed a bachelor of science in actuarial science and economics. Clements is a graduate of Lyman Memorial High School. Clements graduated with summa cum laude honors and received The H. Herbert Strohman ’40 and Nora Franklin Strohman ’38 Memorial Award.

Lebanon Valley College(R) in Annville, Pa., welcomes 1,648 full-time undergraduates studying more than 30 challenging and sophisticated majors, as well as customized self-designed majors. Founded in 1866, LVC has graduate programs in physical therapy, business, music education, and science education. The College offers automatic scholarships worth up to half tuition for students graduating in the top 30 percent of their class. On the web at www.lvc.edu.

Madeline Ferrara is Named to Pomfret School Honor Roll

POMFRET, CT (01/07/2014)(readMedia)– Madeline Ferrara of Stonington was recently named to the Honor Roll for the fall term at Pomfret School. A student earns Honors with a 3.0 average and no grade below a B-. is a member of the class of 2015.

Founded in 1894, Pomfret School is an independent college preparatory boarding and day school for 350 students in grades 9 through 12 from 26 states and 13 foreign countries. Set on a beautiful 500-acre campus in Northeastern Connecticut and brought to life by an exceptional faculty, Pomfret offers students a rich and rewarding experience.

Pomfret School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, disability, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, national origin, or any other status protected by the law in the administration of its educational or admissions policies, financial aid, or other programs.

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.

Shawn O’Loughlin of Pomfret School Receives Football Award

POMFRET, CT (01/07/2014)(readMedia)– Shawn O’Loughlin of Waterford, a member of the Pomfret class of 2015, was awarded The Greg Burke Football Award which is given “To the outstanding defensive player.”

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.

Students Earn High Honor Roll distinction for Fall 2013 at Pomfret School

POMFRET, CT (01/07/2014) (readMedia)– The following area students were was recently named to the High Honor Roll for the fall term at Pomfret School.

Alicia Brisson of Colchester (06415)

Mark Kozlowski of Oakdale (06370)

Breana Lohbusch of Lebanon (06249)

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.

Jessica Farley of Preston Inducted into Nursing Honor Society at Saint Anselm College

MANCHESTER, NH (12/04/2013)(readMedia)– Saint Anselm nursing student Jessica Farley of Preston, Conn., was inducted into the Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Honor Society on Oct. 27 in the college’s Dana Center.

Requirements for the 33 undergraduate inductees are a cumulative GPA of 3.5 and to be in the upper third percentile of their graduating class.

The college’s chapter offers several programs throughout the academic year including a research day, annual meeting, and inductions. In recent years members have collected gifts and money for soldiers overseas as well as collecting food for St. Raphael’s Parish. There are scholarship and research grant opportunities.

Epsilon Tau Sigma Chapter president-elect Amanda Carmichael, the key note speaker, reminded the student nurses about the importance of getting involved in commitees and organizations.

Saint Anselm College is a Catholic, Benedictine, liberal arts college in Manchester, N.H. which offers a traditional undergraduate bachelor of science in nursing and a RN to BSN Program.

On the web: http://meritpages.com/achievements/Jessica-Farley-of-Preston-Inducted-into-Nursing-Honor-Society-at-Saint-Anselm-College/7522347.

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