College News 2012
College graduations 2012:
• Assumption College, Worcester, Mass., May 12, 2012 – Patrick Williams, Bachelor of Arts.
• Boston College, Chestnut Hill, Mass., May 21, 2012 – Alexander Walker, Summa Cum Laude with honors with a major in Mathematics. During his years at Boston College, he received the Sophomore Scholar award and the Deans’ Scholar award, and was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa in his Junior year. He spent the last two summers doing advanced mathematics research through a Boston College study grant in 2010 and an NSF-REU Fellowship at Louisiana State University in 2011. He received Departmental Honors and won the Paul J. Sally Jr. Distinguished Alumnus prize, an award given to a graduating senior who has shown true academic distinction in a demanding program in Mathematics. He will continue his mathematic studies in the Ph.D. program at Brown University, Providence. R.I.
• Bryant University, Smithfield, R.I. – Amelia Grabowski, a senior majoring in Marketing, was awarded a Certificate in Data Mining from Bryant University, Smithfield, R.I., and SAS jointly. Bryant is one of 18 universities worldwide to offer this certification program. SAS Institute Inc., headquartered in North Carolina, is a software producer.
• Bryant University, Smithfield, R.I., May 19, 2012 – Jesse Armstrong, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in Finance; Lisa Detweiler, Bachelor of Arts in Communication; Amelia Grabowski, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in Marketing; and Catherine Sanborn, Bachelor of Arts in Politics and Law, cum laude.
• Champlain College, Burlington, Vt., May 5, 2012 – Kyrstin Corliss, Bachelor of Science in Business.
• Clark University, Worcester, Mass., May 20, 2012 – Shawna Marks, Bachelor of Arts magna cum laude in Communication and Culture and Spanish; and Lisa Villani, Bachelor of Arts magna cum laude in Music. She is a member of Gryphon and Pleiades and Fiat Lux honor societies.
• Clarkson University, Potsdam, N.Y. – Andrew Desrosiers, Bachelor of Science in Aeronautical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering, and Roy Berger, Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering, with a minor in Computer Science and a minor in Mathematics, with great distinction.
• Clemson University, Clemson, S.C., May 11, 2012 – Deirdre Carson, Bachelor of Arts in Political Science.
• Cornell University, Ithaca, N.Y., May 27, 2012 – Andrew Kerns, Bachelor of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Gregor Stocks, Bachelor of Science in Computer Science.
• Denison University, Granville, Ohio, May 13, 2012 – Kathleen Sullivan, Bachelor of Arts, major in Women’s Studies and minor in psychology. She received the Denison Alumni Award. Sullivan studied off-campus with the College of Global Studies Program in the United Kingdom. Her senior research project was titled “Students’ perceived barriers to reporting rape and sexual assault at small colleges: a qualitative design using survey research and focus groups.” Sullivan was active with the Sexual Harassment and Rape Education Program and was co-chair of Senior Class Gift Committee. She is member of Pi Beta Phi sorority. • DeSales University, Center Valley, Penn., May 19, 2012 – Caitlin Pitts, Bachelor of Arts in TV/film.
• Elmira College, Elmira, N.Y., June 3, 2012 – Karissa Wilson, Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice.
• Excelsior College, Albany, N.Y. – Leslie Anne Scott received an Associate in Science degree in Nursing from Excelsior College, Albany, N.Y.
• Fairfield University, Fairfield, Conn., May 20, 2012 – Margaret Smith, Bachelor of Arts.
• Fisher College, Boston, May 12, 2012 – Stephanie Cappiello.
• Franklin Pierce University, Rindge, May 12, 2012 – Joseph Gause, Bachelor of Arts in Music with high honors and a music tech concentration, magna cum laude; Sonja Marino, Master of Education in Elementary Education; and Nicholas Vitukevich, Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communication with high honors, minor in Advertising and concentration in journalism, magna cum laude.
• Green Mountain College – Bridget Combes of Londonderry graduated from Green Mountain College on Saturday, May 12 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Education.
• Grove City College, Grove City, Penn., May 19, 2012 – Nikki Packard, Bachelor of Arts in Sociology.
• Hartwick College, Oneonta, N.Y., spring 2012 – Matthew Brown, Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration.
• James Madison University, Harrisonburg, Va., May 5, 2012 – Cassandra Kelly, Bachelor of Arts in International Affairs cum laude, and Courtney Schwalbe, Bachelor of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders.
• Keene State College, Keene, May 5, 2012 –Ellyse Davis, Craig Enos, Nicholas Finn, Megan Fleagle, Aleah Hart, Elizabeth McNamara, Erin Mullaney, Chelsea Rennie, Adam Veino, Gina Greco, Sean Hutchins, Terrence Kendrick, Jillian Knights, Kristin Mehalick, Michael Singh and Kaitlin Walley.
• Lasell College, Newton, Mass., May 13, 2012 – Amanda Erickson, Bachelor of Arts in Fashion Design and Production; and Alyssa Sawicki, Bachelor of Arts in Sociology.
• Manchester Community College, Manchester, May 23, 2012 – Chantal Deshaies, Associate in Science, Accounting; Melinda Elwood, Associate in Arts, Liberal Arts/Business; Michael Gillespie, Associate in Science, Nursing; Rachel Hollingsworth, Associate in Science, Nursing; Shawn Kelleher, Associate in Science, computer Technologies; Donald Kinnett, Associate in Applied Science, Heating, Ventilating and Air Conditioning; Brad LeBlanc, Associate in Science, Management; Tina McGuirk, Associate in Science, Nursing; Lori Parziale, Associate in Science, Management; Bryan Ricciardi, Associate in Science, Management; Katelyn Rougier, Professional Certificate, Early Childhood Education; Eric Tamburino, Associate in Applied Science, Graphic Design; and Alfred Waitt, Associate in Science, Management.
• Marist College, Poughkeepsie, N.Y., May 18, 2012 – Ryan Rivard, Bachelor of Arts in Communication.
• Merrimack College, North Andover, Mass., May 20, 2012 – Brenna Hauptman, Bachelor of Arts cum laude in Liberal Arts; Brian Szuksta, Bachelor of Arts in Political Science; and Brendan Bioren, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration.
• Mount Ida College, Newton, Mass., May 18, 2012 – Traci Denver, a degree in Bereavement Studies Funeral Services Track.
• New England College, Henniker, May 12, 2012 – Gregory Carbone, Bachelor of Arts in Art, and Micaela Hill, Bachelor of Arts in Sociology.
• Ohio Wesleyan University, Delaware, May 13, 2012 – Michelle Strong, Bachelor of Arts.
• Providence College, Providence, R.I., May 20, 2012 – Thomas Tierney, Bachelor’s degree in Accountancy.
• Quinnipiac University, Hamden, Conn., May 20, 2012 – William Cavallo, Bachelor of Arts in Journalism; Bryanna Charbonneau, Bachelor of Science in Marketing; Jaclyn Davis, Bachelor of Science in Nursing; and Brian Monahan, Bachelor of Science in Nursing.
• Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, N.Y., spring 2012 –Maxwell Johnson, Bachelor of Science in Digital Cinema.
• Sacred Heart University, Fairfield, Conn., May 12 and 13, 2012 – Colleen Craffey, Bachelor of Arts in History. • Stonehill College, Easton, Mass., spring 2012 – Jayson VanBeusichem, Bachelor of arts.
• St. Lawrence University, Canton, N.Y., May 20, 2012 – James Curro, cum laude in Mathematics, with minor in Applied Statistics and Economics, and honors in Mathematics, and Christian Olsen, magna cum laude in History, with honors in Environmental Studies and Psychology.
• Tulane University, New Orleans, La., May 19, 2012 – Jessica Schofield, Bachelor of Science in Public Health.
• University of Connecticut, Storrs, May 6, 2012 – Matthew Curreri, Bachelor of Science in Engineering; Matthew Travalini, Bachelor of Arts; and Ashley Williams, Bachelor of Arts.
• University of Hartford, West Hartford, Conn., May 20, 2012 – Aaron Turner, Bachelor of Science in Radiologic Technology.
• University of New Haven, West Haven, Conn. – Carl Billing of Londonderry graduated from the University of New Haven, West Haven, Conn., on Jan. 14, 2012 with a Bachelor of Arts in Music and Sound Recording.
• University of Rhode Island, Kingston, May 19 and 20, 2012 – Hillary Klutsch, Bachelor of Science in Textiles, Fashion Merchandising and Design, cum laude, and Kaitlyn Crandall, Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology.
• University of Vermont, Burlington, May 20, 2012 – Jessica Gannon, Bachelor of Arts in Biology.
• Western New England University, Springfield, Mass. – Jessica Evans, Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering magna cum laude. She received the James V. Masi Creative Excellence Award during Baccalaureate ceremonies. The award is given by the electrical and computer engineering faculty to the student judged to have shown both creativity and initiative in his or her senior project. Evans’ senior project dealt with using artificial intelligence to detect melanoma. Evans is a member of the Alpha Lambda Delta, Sigma Beta Tau, and Tau Beta Pi honor societies, as well as the Society of Women Engineers.
• Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester, Mass., May 12, 2012 – Andrew Stewart, Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering with Distinction; Ethan Wolfe, Bachelor of Science in Interactive Media and Game Development; Matthew Jamrog, Master of Science in Systems Engineering; Matthew Gilzinger, Bachelor of Science in Mathematical Sciences; Patrick Ennis, Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering; and Ross Hudon, Bachelor of Science in Environmental Engineering.
Special honors and achievements:
A team of students from Clarkson University, Potsdam, N.Y., including Roy Berger, a senior majoring in Computer Engineering, received first place in the New York State Pollution Prevention Institute “Greening Your Campus” student competition. The goal of the students’ project, “Dormitory Motion Sensor Lighting,” was to reduce lighting use in residence hall corridors by using motion sensors.
Alicia Baldasaro was recently initiated into the Eta Sigma Delta Honor Society at Mount Ida College, Newton, Mass. She has been on the Mount Ida College Dean’s Honor List for the past two years.
Allison Bedell, who is majoring in Journalism and Political Science at Keene State College, Keene was recently named to Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges. Bedell was selected on the basis of grade point average, campus and/or community leadership and service, and achievement or recognition in area of study. To be selected, as student must be a junior or senior. Students are nominated by the faculty, staff, and student body of Keene State College.
Brenna Hauptman was recently honored as a Merrimack College Presidential Scholar in recognition of strong academic achievements at the Honors Convocation held on the campus. To be named a Presidential Scholar, a senior-year student must have achieved a cumulative 3.5 GPA or higher, based on a 4.0 grading system. Hauptman is a Liberal Arts major at the North Andover, Mass., college.
Hilary Gorgol, a sophomore at Saint Anselm College in Manchester, traveled to Europe with the college choir during her spring break to perform in churches. The group’s musical tour included stops in Cannes and Avignon, France; Monaco; and Barcelona, Spain, where they performed five concerts and sang sections in one mass. Accompanied by alumnus and assistant to the choir director Robert Aldrich and choir director Fr. Bede Camera, O.S.B, the 32 students completed the choir’s fifth trip to Europe on March 4.
James Curro, Class of 2012, received the Dr. O. Kenneth Bates Prize for Mathematics and the Douglas M. Brown Alumni Association Senior Award at Moving-Up Day ceremonies held April 28, 2012 at St. Lawrence University, Canton, N.Y. Moving-Up Day celebrates student achievements in academics and co-curricular activities. The Dr. O. Kenneth Bates Prize for Mathematics is given to a senior in mathematics, computer science or statistics who has a 3.5 grade point average and has completed an honors project.
James Curro, a member of the Class of 2012 and a Mathematics major, and Margaret Harrington, a member of the Class of 2014 and a Conservation Biology major, have been elected to the St. Lawrence University, Canton, N.Y., chapter of Omicron Delta Kappa, the national leadership honor society. Omicron Delta Kappa recognizes students who are successful in academics, athletics, community and campus service, the performing arts, and journalism. The members of Omicron Delta Kappa strive to promote leadership on campus.
Jayson VanBeusichem received the Robert E. Reardon Political Science Award, given to the student with the highest grade point average in the political science program at Stonehill College, Easton, Mass., at the recent Scholars Celebration at the college. VanBeusichem is scheduled to graduate next month.
Jayson VanBeusichem, Class of 2012, and Kayla Green, Class of 2013, were recently inducted into the Lambda Epsilon Sigma Honor Society at Stonehill College, Easton, Mass. The society recognizes and promote scholarships at the college. Juniors and seniors who have attained a 3.5 cumulative grade point average are invited to apply. Acceptance is based on evidence of academic achievement, a pursuit of learning that extends beyond the classroom environment and an ability to communicate effectively through writing. The student must also be recommended by faculty from both the student’s major and from outside of the student’s major.
Jessica Evans has been inducted into the Tau Beta Pi honor society at Western New England University, Springfield, Mass. Evans is a senior majoring in Electrical Engineering. Tau Beta Pi is a national engineering honor society. Engineering students are eligible for membership if they are juniors in the upper eighth of their class or are seniors in the upper fifth of their class.
Kerianne Hale presented on “Self-Respect the Master Character Trait: A Proof of Aristotle’s Practical Wisdom,” and Christopher Robinson presented on “Inside a Choral Rehearsal/Commissioning a Choral Work: How New Music Comes to Life” at Keene State College’s 12th annual Academic Excellence Conference on March 31, 2012. This student professional conference is designed to showcase the academic work of Keene State students and the collaborative work between students and faculty; 162 students presented 192 oral and poster projects, exhibits, panel discussions, and workshops this year.
Kristen DiMatteo, a senior at Plymouth State University, was voted Student Employee of the Year. She has worked for the Plymouth State University Writing Center for four semesters, and this is the first time someone from the Writing Center has been given this award. A plaque will be presented to DiMatteo by the President of Plymouth State University.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI), Worcester, Mass., has named Melinda Lei, a first-year student majoring in chemical engineering, a Charles O. Thompson Scholar for the 2011-2012 academic year. Named in honor of the first president of WPI, this honor recognizes outstanding performance by first-year students. To be eligible for membership, students must receive all A’s and B’s (with a minimum of six A’s) in their academic subjects during their first three terms at WPI.
Roy Berger, a senior majoring in Computer Engineering at Clarkson University, Potsdam, N.Y., received the Earl L. LaPointe ’22 Memorial Endowed Scholarship and Steve Neely Memorial Endowed Scholarship during the 2011-2012 academic year.
Tyler Countie was inducted April 12, 2012 into the Phi Theta Kappa honor society, chapter Alpha Pi Rho, at Manchester Community College. To qualify for membership, a student must have a grade point average of at least 3.5 and exemplify the hallmarks of scholarship, leadership, service and fellowship.
The following Londonderry residents have been named to the Dean’s List for the Spring 2012 semester
• Becker College, Worcester, Mass. – Meghan Tongue, Associate in Science in Animal Care.
• Becker College, Worcester, Mass., May 14, 2012 – Jessica Bornstein, Associate of Science in Veterinary Technology with Honors.
• Bentley College, Waltham, Mass. – Christina Coveney and Shauna Sarsfield, President’s List; Mark Sullivan, Dean’s List.
• Bryant University, Smithfield, R.I. – Jesse Armstrong, a senior in Finance; Lisa Detweiler, a senior in Communication; Emily Gardner, a senior in Communication; Amelia Grabowski, a senior in Marketing; Matthew Leonard, a junior in International Business in Finance; and Catherine Sanborn, a senior in Politics and Law.
• Champlain College, Burlington, Vt. – Kyrstin Corliss, a Business major.
• Clarkson University, Potsdam, N.Y. – Kristen Altvater, a junior majoring in Mechanical Engineering.
• Clemson University, Clemson, S.C. – Joseph Lavalliere, majoring in Electrical Engineering, and Kaela Mazzola, majoring in Psychology.
• Colby College, Waterville, Maine – Allison Frank, Class of 2013.
• Colby-Sawyer College, New London – Lauren Broderick, Class of 2013, majoring in Child Development.
• College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, Mass. – Chalmer Swanson, third-year student majoring in Math/Pre-Med.
• Dean College, Franklin, Mass. – Nicole Lyons, a Dance major and member of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society.
• Endicott College, Beverly, Mass. – Lindsey Elefante, a senior majoring in Liberal Studies Teacher Licensure, and Kimberly Galluzzo, a senior majoring in Psychology.
• Fairfield University, Fairfield, Conn. – Margaret Smith.
• Franklin Pierce University, Rindge – Joseph Gause.
• James Madison University, Harrisonburg, Va. – Courtney Schwalbe, majoring in Communication Sciences and Disorders.
• Keene State College, Keene – Christina Alvarez, Joshua Brennan, Ashley Burk, Brandon Edgerly, Erin Griffin, Jeffrey Hall, Taylor Jones, Katelyn Joyce, Samantha Nitso, Heather Parilla, Alyssa Pierce, Meaghan Powell, Christopher Robinson, George Robinson, Elizabeth Rosenberg, Kendra Snyder, Tegan Swift, Molly Taflas and Kyle Virgin.
• Lafayette College, Easton, Penn. – Elizabeth Troisi.
• Lasell College, Newton, Mass. – – Kaitlyn Condon, Class of 2013, majoring in Communications; Amanda Erickson, Class of 2012, majoring in Fashion Design and Production; and Ashley Joncas, Class of 2014, majoring in Graphic Design.
• Loyola University Maryland, Baltimore – Kelsey Formalarie, class of 2012, and Erin Sailor, class of 2013.
• Marist College, Poughkeepsie, N.Y. – Ryan Rivard, class of 2012, majoring in Communication – Radio/TV/Film.
• Merrimack College, North Andover, Mass. – Brendan Bioren, a senior majoring in Business Administration; Kelcie Malloy, a junior majoring in Business Administration, and Briana Devereaux, a sophomore majoring in Human Development.
• Messiah College, Grantham, Penn. – Kevin Ogden, a junior majoring in Health and Exercise Science.
• Mount Ida College, Newton, Mass. – Traci Denver and Alicia Baldasaro.
• Nichols College, Dudley, Mass. – Viviana Ruge.
• Northeastern University, Boston, Mass. – Samantha Morrill, majoring in Chemistry, Lauren Gorgol, majoring in Physical Therapy; Jennifer LaTorre, majoring in Physical Therapy; Kerry Thompson, majoring in Business Administration; Hilary Gabso, majoring in Communication Studies; Emma Shuck, majoring in Journalism; Michael Galluzzo, majoring in Chemical Engineering; Aine Kelly, majoring in Physical Therapy; and Daniel Tierney, majoring in Business Administration.
• Norwich University, Northfield, Vt. – Eric Fedorchuk and Christopher Hammel.
• Plymouth State University, Plymouth – President’s List: Ashley Adamkowski, Brandon Young, Cory Nader, Erin Grube, Kathleen Rosse, Kayla West, and Kristen DiMatteo.
• Providence College, Providence, R.I. – Michael Simpson, class of 2014.
• Quinnipiac University, Hamden, Conn. – William Cavallo, Brianna Deremer, Kerrin Foley, Caroline Gaudet and Danielle Max.
• Roger Williams University, Bristol, R.I. – Kyle D’Urso, Engineering major; Nicole David, History major; Kaitlin Heffernan, Economics major; Laura Kelly, Communications major; and Amanda Newman, Media Communication major.
• Saint Anselm College, Manchester – Colleen Currier, a History major, class of 2015; Hilary Gorgol, a Nursing major, class of 2014; Kevin Greene, a Business major, class of 2014; Daniel Lagasse, a Business major, class of 2014; and Shannon Moloney, an Education Studies major, class of 2015.
• St. Lawrence University, Canton, N.Y. – Margaret Harrington, Class of 2014, and Jaime O’Neill, Class of 2012.
• Saint Michael’s College, Colchester, Vt. – Courtney Bedell, a sophomore majoring in Economics and Sociology and Anthropology.
• Salve Regina University, Newport, R.I. – Jessica Lovell and Michael Naso.
• Simmons College, Boston – Sabrina Aguilar, undeclared major, and Annmarie McKeon, majoring in biopsychology.
• Stonehill College, Easton, Mass. – Jayson VanBeusichem, Class of 2012; Kayla Green, Class of 2013; James Dunn, Class of 2014; Sarah Hill, Class of 2014; and Devin Ingersoll, Class of 2014.
• University of Connecticut, Storrs – Ryan Conforti, Matthew McCaffrey, Stephen Perich, Matthew Travalini, Rebecca Wiles and Christina Zacchilli.
• University of Delaware, Newark – George Jasek.
• University of Hartford, West Hartford, Conn. – Kimberly McCarthy, Aaron Turner and Wesley Axtell.
• University of Massachusetts Dartmouth – Chancellor’s List, Matthew Dean, majoring in Illustration.
• University of Rhode Island, Kingston – Alex Deyeso, Mackenzie Gomes, Andrew Law, Molly Mahon and Meredith Peabody.
• University of Vermont, Burlington – Taylor Hadcock, a junior majoring in Nutrition and Food Sciences, and Corin Vallee, a sophomore majoring in English.
• Wentworth Institute of Technology – Joseph Bradford and Nick Hardy.
• Western New England University, Springfield, Mass. – Jessica Evans, a senior majoring in Electrical Engineering.