College News 2012

College Graduations- 2012:

• Assumption College, Worcester, Mass., May 12, 2012 – Michael Richelson, Bachelor of Arts.

• Bowdoin College, Brunswick, Maine – May 26, 2012 – Kelsey Flagg, Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Spanish, with minor in Education Studies.

• Bryant University, Smithfield, R.I., May 19, 2012 – Ellen Boise, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in Accounting, cum laude, and Ryan Busby, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in Finance, cum laude.

• Chowan University, Murfreesboro, N.C., May 5, 2012 – Scott Cullen, Bachelor of Science in Physical Education.

• Clarion University, Clarion, Penn. – Patricia Falconer received a MSLS degree in Library Science during commencement ceremonies Dec. 17, 2011

• Clark University, Worcester, Mass., May 20, 2012 – Jennifer Gaines, Bachelor of Arts summa cum laude in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. She is a member of Phi Beta Kappa honor society and was the recipient of the American Institute of Chemists Award.

• Colby-Sawyer College, New London, May 5, 2012 – Gabriel Leon, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, and Kayla Pingree, Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies.

• College of Saint Rose, Albany, N.Y., spring 2012 – Tiffany Knapp, Bachelor of Science, class of 2012.

• Cornell University, Ithaca, N.Y., May 27, 2012 – Gerard McCall, Bachelor of Science in Hotel and Restaurant Administration.

• Eckerd College, St. Petersburg, Fla., May 20, 2012 – Thomas Vallieres, Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry.

• Elmira College, Elmira, N.Y., June 3, 2012 – Rebecca Wiseman, Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and Anthropology.

• Ithaca College, Ithaca, N.Y., May 20, 2012 – Kathryn Middleton, major in Clinical Health Studies; Daniel Gendron, major in Television-Radio; Bradley Middleton, major in Exercise Performance; Amy Monahan, major in Art Education; and Daniel Moloney, major in Clinical Health Studies.

• Keene State College, Keene, May 5, 2012 – Molly Alger, Mary Beth Bjork, Jeremy Bouchard, Charles Cobban, Sarah Davies-Mitchell, Quinn Doucette, Jeremy Goulet, Janine Lescrinier, Braelan O’Toole, Zachary Paone, Colby Pooler, Timothy Stone, Jennifer Gordon, Meghan Kane of Derry, Peter Najem. Benjamin Scadding and Kiley White.

• La Salle University, Philadelphia, Penn., May 2012 – Timothy Konstant, Bachelor’s degree in Communication.

• Manchester Community College, Manchester, May 23, 2012 – Dylan Burke, Associate in Arts, Liberal Arts/Business; Kristine Cherbonneau, Associate in Science, Nursing; Amy Conklin, Associate in Science, Accounting; Samantha Crehan, Associate in Science, Nursing; Andrew Daigle, Associate in Applied Science, Heating, Ventilating & Air Conditioning; Rebecca Fournier, Associate in Science, Nursing; Matthew Gobbi, Associate in Arts, Liberal Arts; Amy Hollingworth, Associate in Science, Nursing; Stephanie Madarese, Associate in Applied Science, Early Childhood Education; Gerald Mafera, Associate in Applied Science, Heating, Ventilating & Air Conditioning; Chelsey Michalski, Associate in Science, Accounting; Roxanne Moerloos, Associate in Science, Nursing; Daniel Myers, Associate in Science, Electrical Technology; Rachel Myers, Associate in Science, Management; Robert Perry, Associate in Science, Management; Devan Rice, Associate in Science, Accounting; Jodi Salerno, Associate in Science, Nursing; Robert Sampson, Associate in Science, Electrical Technology; Alysia Smith, Associate in Science Nursing; Daniel Thibeault, Associate in Science, Accounting; and Sean Zajac, Associate in Arts, Liberal Arts. Amy Conklin received the President’s Award for highest grade point average.

• Merrimack College, North Andover, Mass., May 20, 2012 – Stephen DiMattia, Bachelor of Science in Biology.

• Providence College, Providence, R.I., May 20, 2012 – Garrett Amaru, Bachelor’s degree in Finance, cum laude.

• Quinnipiac University, Hamden, Conn., May 13, 2012 – Katherine Van Nostrand, Master of Arts in Teaching.

• Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, N.Y., spring 2012 – Lauren Stockli, Bachelor of Science in International Studies.

• Saint Anselm College, Manchester , May 19, 2012 – Kara Beaulieu, a Nursing major; Alec Bernard, a Biochemistry major; and Jacy Howard, a Criminal Justice major.

• Saint Joseph’s College of Maine, Standish, Maine – Stephen Intonti received his Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science – Fitness Leadership.

• St. Lawrence University, Canton, N.Y., May 20, 2012 – Mandy Lafond, Philosophy, with minor in Asian Studies.

• Saint Michael’s College, Colchester, Vt., May 14, 2012 – Rachel Laufersweiler, Bachelor of Arts cum laude in Global Studies and Business Administration.

• State University of New York at Potsdam, Potsdam, N.Y. – Rachel Passannante received a degree in Archaeological Studies in December 2011

• Stonehill College, Easton, Mass., spring 2012 – Rachel Comeau, Bachelor of Arts, and Elizabeth Cote, Bachelor of Arts.

• Trinity College, Hartford, Conn., May 20, 2012 – Pratheek Kalyanapu, biology major.

• University of Connecticut, Storrs, May 6, 2012 – Carlos Asencio, Bachelor of Science.

• University of Dallas, Irving, Texas, spring 2012 – Joseph Swope, Bachelor’s degree in Philosophy.

• University of Hartford, West Hartford, Conn., May 20, 2012 – Maxwell Accardo, Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, cum laude, and Benjamin Accardo, Bachelor of Science in Engineering, magna cum laude.

• University of Vermont, Burlington, May 20, 2012 – Jennifer Nolan, Doctor of Physical Therapy; Jonathan Sears, Bachelor of Arts in Biology; and Josselyn Verry, Bachelor of Arts in Biology.

• University of Rhode Island, Kingston, May 19 and 20, 2012 – Krista McLean, Doctor of Physical Therapy.

• Utica College in Utica, NY – Jonathan Martin Wood, B.S., Health Studies, Derry, New Hampshire graduated with honors

• Western New England University, Springfield, Mass. – Michael D. O’Donnell received a Bachelor of Arts degree on Feb. 15, 2012.

• Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester, Mass., May 12, 2012 – Julia Krebs, Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering; Mark Kimbark, Master of Science in Systems Engineering; and Suzanne Najem, Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering with Distinction.

Spring semester 2012 Dean’s List:

• Bryant University, Smithfield, R.I. – Ryan Busby, a senior in Finance, Ellen Boise, a senior majoring in Accounting.

• Champlain College, Burlington, Vt. – Joanna French, a Marketing major.

• Colby-Sawyer College, New London – Jenelle D’Isidoro, Class of 2014, English major; Alexandra Hamel, Class of 2015, Psychology major; Ashley Miller, Class of 2014, Psychology major; Molly Paone, Class of 2015, Child Development major; and Janelle Pignone, Class of 2013, Nursing major.

• Delaware Valley College, Doylestown, Penn. – Alexis Maylor.

• Ithaca College, Ithaca, N.Y. – Amy Monahan, Class of 2012, an Art Education major.

• Keene State College, Keene – Jeremy Bouchard, Evan Casavant, Sarah Davies-Mitchell, William Dodge, Jeremy Goulet, Lyndzi Gray, Jeffrey Harding, Christopher Kouroyen, Matthew McCue, Stephanie O’Donnell, Braelan O’Toole, Gina Palomba, Timothy Stone, and Kathrine Woodman.

• Merrimack College, North Andover, Mass. – Gina D’Isidoro, a freshman majoring in Undecided Sciences, and Stephan DeMattia, a senior majoring in Biology.

• Providence College, Providence, R.I. – Garrett Amaru, class of 2012.

• Plymouth State University, Plymouth- President’s List: Amanda Kelley, Brittany Pignone, Daniel Duys, Jenna Cieszka, Jordyn Jamieson and Katelynn Freeman.

• Quinnipiac University, Hamden, Conn. – Derek Bird.

• Saint Anselm College, Manchester – Vanessa Barros, a History major, class of 2015; Kara Beaulieu, a Nursing major, class of 2012; Alec Bernard, a Biochemistry major, class of 2012; Samantha Estabrook, a Nursing major, class of 2014; Jeremy Munro, a History major, class of 2013; Joshua Payne, an International Business major, class of 2013; and Michael Richard, an Engineering Physics major, class of 2013.

• Saint Joseph’s College of Maine, Standish – Joseph DiSalvo and Stefanie Martel.

• Stonehill College, Easton, Mass. – Katherine Strout, Class of 2013.

• University of Connecticut, Storrs – Thomas Bertrand and Ryan Gallagher.

• University of Hartford, West Hartford, Conn. – Benjamin Accardo and Maxwell Accardo.

• University of Rhode Island, Kingston – Kristyn Salvo and Kyle Gundrum.

• University of Vermont, Burlington – Joseph Lahey, a junior majoring in Medical Laboratory Sciences, and Kelsey Veilleux, a senior majoring in Biochemistry.

2012 Honors:

Alec Bernard, a biochemistry major at Saint Anselm College, Manchester, is one of 40 students who was recently inducted into the college’s TAU Chapter of Delta Epsilon Sigma honor society, recognizing him for achieving academic excellence and providing noteworthy service to the college and surrounding community. Delta Epsilon Sigma is a national scholastic honor society for students, faculty, staff, and alumni of colleges with a Catholic heritage. The honor society fosters scholarly activities and encourages a spirit of intellectual community among its members. Juniors must have a 3.2 cumulative grade point average and seniors a 3.1 cumulative grade point average to apply for membership. Applicants are selected by a committee of TAU chapter faculty and administrators based on academic standing, leadership, and service to the college and community.

Ashleigh Collins, a first-year student majoring in biomedical engineering; Andrew Strout, a first-year student majoring in interactive media and game development; and Robert Dabrowski, a first-year student majoring in robotics engineering, were recently named Charles O. Thompson Scholars at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI), Worcester, Mass., for the 2011-12 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.

Jeffrey Peters, a junior majoring in Physics at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI), Worcester, Mass., recently completed an applied research project in Puerto Rico for D-Term. The project was titled “Development of a Transfer of Development Rights Program for Puerto Rico.” At WPI, all undergraduates are required to complete a research-driven, professional-level project that addresses a problem at the intersection of science, technology, social issues, and human needs. About 50 percent of WPI students complete this project at one of the university’s 26 off-campus project centers, located around the world.

Joseph Swope was one of 22 University of Dallas philosophy students to present a paper during the Department of Philosophy’s inaugural Philosophy Senior Conference on March 17. Swope’s paper was titled “Where Are We Headed? An Ethics of Judgment in a Changing World.” The one-day conference, “Philosophical Aspects of the Digital Age,” addressed the impact of the digital age on human life and culture. The University of Dallas is in Irving, Texas.
Kara Beaulieu, a senior nursing major at Saint Anselm College, Manchester received a Saint Anselm College nurse’s pin at the 2012 pinning ceremony on April 28, 2012. The pinning ceremony is a celebration of a student’s completion of Saint Anselm College’s nursing program and symbolizes preparedness to serve as a compassionate caregiver in the healthcare setting. Kathleen Lawrence was inducted into the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing at Saint Joseph’s College of Maine, Standish. The society honors undergraduate and graduate nursing students who demonstrate excellence in scholarship, and nurse leaders who exhibit exceptional achievements in nursing. Lawrence is a registered nurse who is pursuing her Bachelor’s degree in nursing through the Graduate & Professional Studies Division of Saint Joseph’s, which offers online education for working professionals.

Mary Donlon participated in the National Student Steel Bridge Competition May 25 and 26 at Clemson University, Clemson, S.C. Donlon is a member of the University of New Hampshire’s steel bridge team. More than 500 students from 47 universities participated in the competition. The team from UNH won or placed in its regional competition to qualify for the national event. Stephanie Sayward is participating in St. Lawrence University’s International Study Program for the spring 2012 semester. Sayward, a member of the class of 2013 at St. Lawrence in Canton, N.Y., is studying in Australia.

Steven Bryant, Rachel DaSilva, Anne Deem, Robert Descoteaux and Kyle McGuinness were 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.

Tiffany Knapp received the Outstanding Senior in Computer Science Award from The College of Saint Rose, Albany, N.Y., in spring 2012. Outstanding Senior Awards are presented to graduating seniors who have at least a 3.50 grade-point average and who meet other criteria specified by the departments in which they study.