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Bensko Earns Dean’s List at Berklee College of Music
Bradley Bensko of Gales Ferry is on the Dean’s List at Berklee College of Music, having done superior work for the summer semester of the 2012 academic year. The Berklee curriculum, focusing on practical career preparation for the music industry, was founded on the principle that the best way to prepare students for careers in music was through the study and practice of contemporary music.

Lydia Rose Krause  of  Colchester Enrolls at Clemson University
Lydia Rose Krause of Colchester recently enrolled at Clemson University. Krause is majoring in Biological Sciences. Krause is among nearly 3,400 freshmen at Clemson for the fall semester.

Ledyard Resident  Amanda  Hutchinson Inducted into Honor Society at Ithaca College
Amanda Hutchinson, of Ledyard, was inducted into Ithaca College’s Oracle Honor Society in November. First-year students who maintain a GPA that puts them in the top 10% of all students in their school throughout their first full academic year are invited into the society. Hutchinson is majoring in Journalism in the college’s Park School of Communications.

ECSU Students Design Posters for Windham Hospital Auxiliary Gala
Ten Eastern Connecticut State University students recently participated in a poster project as part of Visual Arts Professor June Bisantz’s Eastern Design Group course. The students designed posters for the Windham Hospital Auxiliary’s 17th Annual Autumn Gala, which was held recently at the Marriott Hotel in Hartford.

Sean Duggan ‘13 of Norwich (Visual Arts), Robert Gaines ‘13 of Uncasville (Visual Arts), and Kaitlin Morris ‘13 of Waterford (Visual Arts) were three of the students who designed posters for the event.

The posters reflected a Veterans Day and World War II-era theme for the event, “Sentimental Journey,” which raised funds for a local women’s health center. Each student created two posters. The students’ posters can be viewed here.

Local Residents Selected to Serve as RAs at Saint Michael’s College
Cameron Gonzalez, son of Ms. Beverly A. Gonzalez of Groton, a sophomore psychology major who graduated from Robert E. Fitch Senior High School before coming to Saint Michael’s, was selected for the 2012-2013 academic year as a Resident Assistant for the Office of Student Life at Saint Michael’s College, a liberal arts residential Catholic college located in Burlington, Vermont, one of the top 10 college towns in the country.

Resident assistants are selected from the entire Saint Michael’s undergraduate student population on the basis of faculty and staff recommendations. They display excellent leadership abilities, maturity and likelihood of being good role models for their peers. As a resident assistant, he or she lives in a campus residence hall and is readily available to help students.

Smart Power July 4th, 2012: Dean’s List

Gettysburg College

Sarah Cunningham  Niantic

Mallory Huard  Pawcatuck

Dominic Aleo, of East Lyme

Kathryn Tuneski, of Waterford


Lafayette College

Sarah Woodruff  Ledyard

Michelle Song  Mystic



Caroline Mills     Groton


St. Lawrence University

Russell W. Newton  East Lyme

Christopher T. Wiles  New London


Quinnipiac University

Stefan Aleo of East Lyme, CT

Michaela Belanger   Colchester, CT

Dana Bennink   Niantic, CT

Michael Burke   Mystic, CT

Kristen Campeta   Ledyard, CT

Kevin Castodio   Pawcatuck, CT

Marisa Evans   Mystic, CT

Melissa Gaines   Colchester, CT

Benjamin Ivers   Colchester, CT

Megan Kane   East Lyme, CT

Jessica Lakeman   Salem, CT

Corey LaLima   Waterford, CT

Kathryn Lanzarotto   Quaker Hill, CT

Sarah Marien   Norwich, CT

Daniel Mascaro   Niantic, CT

Kevin Noonan   North Stonington, CT

Brittany O’Connell   Amston, CT

Michael Platz   Waterford, CT

Kevin Raksnis   Ledyard, CT

Emily Reed   Uncasville, CT

Christina Sanchez   Groton, CT

Kira Smelser   Colchester, CT

Samantha Sproul   East Lyme, CT

Lauren White   Amston, CT

Nicole Zebrowski   Mystic, CT


UMass Dartmouth

Abigail Maker   Niantic

University of Delaware

Victoria Allen               Lebanon, CT

Cassandre Boudreau    Waterford, CT

Alexandra Buckingham East Lyme, CT

Madison Cannon          Stonington, CT

Hannah Grant               New London, CT

Summer Grant New London, CT

Meghan Griffiths           Salem, CT

Natalie Kazierad           East Lyme, CT

Calvin Linderman          Old Lyme, CT

Elizabeth Luketich         Mystic, CT

Rachel Maclellan          Niantic, CT

Emma Kate McNomee             Norwich, CT

Briana Minicucci           Pawcatuck, CT

Emily Mooradian          East Lyme, CT

Rebecca Runkle           Lebanon, CT

Anthony Tramontozzi                Norwich, CT

Courtney Vinchesi        Old Lyme, CT

Courtney Vinchesi    Old Lyme, CT

Cassandre Boudreau    Waterford, CT


University of Scranton

Laura Still         Amston


University of Vermont

Summer S. Atkinson     East Lyme

Elliot H. Brake  East Lyme

Sage A. Bierman     Ledyard

Karley E. Reising     Ledyard

Heather M. MacDonald     Norwich

Michael L. Massa     Old Lyme

Caitlyn K. Meeks     Old Lyme