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Friends and neighbors: Community members’ achievements

  • Ed Pupre with the City of Northampton replaces red and green LED bulbs in a traffic light at the Smith College crosswalk on Elm Street on Sunday, July 2, 2017, while traffic was relatively light. Pupre said the bulbs are scheduled to be replaced every ten years - except for the yellow signal which doesn't get as much use.


Friday, July 14, 2017
Amherst

Michael Harkins Barry received a bachelor’s degree from Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia, where he majored in economics.

Greta Lennon Devoney graduated magna cum laude from the Annenberg School of Communication at the University of Southern California with a major in communication and minor in marketing. She recently completed an internship in entertainment market research at National Research Group in Los Angeles.

Melina Lennon Devoney graduated cum laude from Occidental College, Los Angeles with a degree in biology. Devoney also received the Yeomans Athletic Award for excellence in the class room and in an individual sport. She will work as assistant cross country and track coach at Occidental prior to pursuing a graduate degree next year.

Belchertown

Noa Pisani was named to the spring semester dean’s list at the University of Delaware in Newark, Delaware.

Erin Finn was named to the president’s list at The State University of New York at Potsdam. Her major is music performance.

Easthampton

Connor D. Gibbs was named to the “A” spring semester dean’s list at Wagner College in Staten Island, New York.

Rachel Larson has been named to the spring semester president’s list at Western New England University in Springfield, where she is working toward a doctor of pharmacy degree.

Todd Gagnon, son of Barbara and Glen Gagnon and a current resident of Katy, Texas, was named to the 40 under 40 class of 2017 by the Houston Business Journal. Gagnon is the general manager of Omni Houston Westside, and was the youngest person to become a general manager in all of Omni Hotels & Resort’s properties. He received his bachelor’s degree in hospitality and tourism management from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

Florence

Francois Venne, son of Fred and Genevieve Venne, has been named to the second semester dean’s list at College of the Holy Cross in Worcester. Venne is a third-year student majoring in international studies and French.

Granby

Corey James Baker was named to the spring semester dean’s list at Hartwick College in Oneonta, New York.

Hadley

Kacy Ninteau, daughter of Jill and Steve Ninteau of Orange, recently graduated from Mahar Regional High School where she was valedictorian of her class. She is the granddaughter of Patricia Pipczynski and the late John Pipczynski of Hadley. She will be attending Brandeis University, Waltham, in the fall with a neuro science pre med major.

South Hadley

Sydney M. Denault was named to the spring semester dean’s list at Wagner College in Staten Island, New York.

Jeff E. Beauregard and Brian Robert Bak were named to the spring semester dean’s list at Wentworth Institute of Technology in Boston.

Sunderland

Amber Niedbala, daughter of Karen and John Niedbala, graduated from Springfield College in May with a bachelor’s degree in health science.

Crystal Niedbala, daughter of Karen and John Niedbala, was named to the spring semester dean’s list at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst. She is enrolled in the Isenberg School of Management.

Framingham StateUniversity

The following local students, with the exception of DeFilippo, received bachelor’s degrees from the university in Framingham:

Belchertown: Jennifer DeFilippo received a master’s degree in nursing; Kelly Thompson

Northampton: Alida Griffin

South Hadley: Bryan Garcia

Southampton: Eric Belisle

Holyoke Community College

The following area students were named to the Dean’s List for the spring semester at the college in Holyoke.

Amherst: Hesham Ahmed, Arfa Ayaz Ansari, Paula I. Ayala Martinez, Damien Kayne Crockett, Yulia El Khoury

Brandon Listernick Estrada, Catherine Elizabeth Fox, Alexander Jacob Friedman, James Richard Gross

Laura Dorfman Hardegree, Jill Jarrett, Sara R. Lord, Jamie Ruth Mayer, Alison Marie McIntire, Brianna Marie Owen

Phung Kieu Yen Pham, Nicolas Martin Reda, Alexander Joseph Pienkawa Rosenbach, Marcela Rosenberg

Samuel Olukayode Teluwo Jr., Miriam Tess Trobaugh, Elena Valenzuela-Stookey, Karell A. Zea, Xiaobin Zheng, Nan Zhou.

Belchertown: Cody Rudolph Amelisko, Melissa Jean Anderson, Chelsea Beaulieu, Allison R, Crowner, Joran Moses Florian

Isabelle Marie Griffin, Aisling Aileen Hannah, Brittany L. Lamotte, Samantha Marie Laramee, Alexis Morgan LaVallee, Ryan Lee McIntosh

Richard D. Megarry, Makenzie Rose Mikalunas, Mikayla Mae Mikalunas, Brandon Joseph Netkovick, Devang D. Patel

Hannah Nicole Pease, Lucas Andrew Reed, Nicholas Sarna, Sara A. Sears, Aryell Mae Sugrue, Sheila Sullivan, Ming Ze Sun

Carl Frank Teschke, Andrew Tocci, Liam Thomas Weston, Alexander Scott Wordsworth

Cummington: Austin Robert Taylor, Cameron Taylor

Deerfield: Michelle Mary Melnik

Easthampton: Hajar Abaakil, Melanie Lacy Ayer, Elijah Joseph Boivin, Kayla Bresnahan, Joshua Delano Clarke, Nicholas K. Coleman

Joseph Michael Collins, Kari Anne Dabek, Athena S. Dansereau-Majewski, Wayne A. Ducharme II, Frederick Mansfield Egan, Ashleigh M. Ely, Amanda Virginia Fuller, Sade Lanell Garvey, Blake Matthew Geraci

Aidan Foster Greenwood, Kyle Gribi, Richard J. Harris, Mary C. Hurley, Jessica Elise Katusich, Sarai Kon-Siv, Dylan Krupa

Chelsea Marie Laveck, Ian Francis Leavens, Cassandra Ann LePouttre, Katya-Denae Lilley, Wade Curtis McGannon, Daniel John Mcinerny

Maura Gormally Milbier, Charlsey Lee Mitchell, Lura Pen, Alyssa Peterson, Justin Edward Poirier, Ashley Reardon

Jesse James Sands, Derek Anthony Simeone, Saovardy Som, Jason Stuart Stasinos, David William Thomas, Jessica Wiseman

Florence: Laurel Bickar, Thomas Edward Bradbury, Corinne Ann Carey, Elena Linda Ciampa, Ira Eulice Gaudette

Maria C. Hartmann, Kelley Carol Jordan, Michael James Keilty, Stephen Stanley Kloc IV, Chukwuemeka Emmanuel Maduka

Molly Rose McCusker, Abigail Leilani Morton, Jessica Mae North, Addison M. Olsson, Shane Grady Pinkham

Jordan Power, Jay Rowan Snyder, Patricia A. Torrey

Goshen: Zachary Polwrek

Granby: Aisha Mae Babbitt, Jaime Lynn Baker, Mallory Elizabeth Beauregard

Shannon Rae Bennett, Isabella Maeve Chehade, Alec Emery Duarte, Alex Richard Frank, Angela French, Megan E. Hudgik, Aaron Joseph Jeffers

Justin Kevin Kleeberg, Hannah Grace LaDuke, Annette Marie Mercier, Olivia Amber Morin, Katherlyne O'Connor

Samantha Rose O'Grady, Tracy O’Connor, Jenna Louise Obremski, Hannah Rose Pomerantz

Stephen B. Raina, Ann Katherine Rood, Sarah Elianor Rood, Kelsea Nicole Roule

Lisa Ebeling Santos, Eric Matthew Sawyer, Isabelle Jane Shepard, Eric Paul Teall, Toni Tirozzi, Mael Walkowiak

Hadley: Miguel Aquino Jr., Richard T. Downie, Noah M. Koski, Cynthia Maddison, Ethan Pierre Picard, Lucian Robert Picariello, MohamadZachary Yahman

Hatfield: Mary Catherine Ingram

Haydenville: Sonia Ivelisse Mendez

Huntington: Theresa Michelle Dahill, Amanda Lee Loiselle, Casey M. Naumowicz, Colleen Marie Pease

Leeds: Adam Michael Bouley, Tsungda Hsu, Colin McDermott

Leverett: Daniel E. Mashrick

Northampton: Macklin Kendall Allen, Diana Barrios, Alan Jay Black, Matthew Michael Boynton

Unnza Butt, Carson Allen Caraluzzi, Andrea Charette, Adam Michael Corriveau,  Jillian Sophia Daniels, Derick Delloro, Michael Dion, Cara Elizabeth Evans-Janes

Pelegrin Gonzalez, Sara Kendall Haller, Evelene H. Hawley, Michael David Hickey, Garrett Jackson, Dorian Julian Kos, Heather A. Kristek

Megan Kroll, John Michael Phillips, Lydia Eleanora Powell,  Michelle B. Reardon

Samantha Nicole Rice, Wandyvelis Rivera, Lisandra Rivera-Lucena, Josefina M. Rodriguez, Cynthia Soriano, Elijah Parker Rain Travis, Hilary Varney

Pelham: Drew Lewis Delorey, Matthew DiPoto

Shutesbury: Susan Brigitta Reyes

South Deerfield: Sara Ells

South Hadley: Logan Douglas Abbey, Kim Marie Allore, Brittany Sharlene Alvarez, Kiara Koriya Bartlett, Cheri Ann Bergeron

Tasha Lee Blanchard, Grace Evelyn Boisvere, Sean Patrick Bresnahan, Matthew V. S. D'Onofrio, Nicole Marie Descheneaux, Elyzabeth V. Erwin-Stevens, Christopher Justus Frank

Sahara Lynn Garcia, Kayla D. LaBombard, Chris Larrow, Timber Anthony Lewinski, Melanie R. Lorenz, Alyssa Dawn Lucchesi, Daniel Marcoux,  James William Moriarty

Schuyler L. Newton, Brianna Renee Nickerson, Peter Paik, Kalee Passwaiter, Caitlin R. Pereira, Joshua Andrew Perreault, Meredith Prough, Jeremy Joseph Ramondetta

Thalia Megan Rivers, Nicholas Alan Robert, Emily Joy Roberts, Jenna Nicole Russo, Madeline Sakowicz, Jude Dominic Samlall, Anthony Schauman

Kiera Rose Sears,  Kerri Sexton, Cynthia Ann Shea Desroches, Mary Suzanne Shone, Michaela Solano, Sara Taheri, Scott Nelson Wetherby, Jerry P. Will

Southampton: Zachary David Archambault, Stephen Daniel Buckner, Matthew Robert Carrier,  Emily J. Chaput

Sage Hannah Clark, Jessica Leigh Cowley, Sarah Elizabeth Falcetti,  Kevin P. Gagnon, Eleanor Elisse Hinchliffe, Catherine Marie Hotham, Kathleen I. Kaehn, Tracey C. Malanson, Anthony Tiger Muse

John Nadolski, Tyler F. Peich, Andrew Charles Poehlman, Jeremy Daniel Routhier, Desiree R. Short, Paula Ann Thibodeau, Brian Allen Williams

Sunderland: Paul Jones, Maija Lee Orlovsky Nagels, Katie L. Suprenant

Westhampton: Kyle James Powers

Worthington: Paul B. Matica, Willis Lee Pollard, Scott Brian Risley

University of Hartford

The following local students have been named to the spring semester dean’s list at the university in West Hartford, Connecticut:

Easthampton: Mary Gyeidu, Liam Bernier, Angelena Delaney

Montague: Ryan Lenois

Northampton: Patrick Clancy-Geske

Southampton: Benjamin Ashley

Wagner College

Local students graduating from the college on Staten Island, New York, include Sydney M. Denault of South Hadley, awarded a bachelor’s degree in physician assistant studies; Connor D. Gibbs of Easthampton, awarded a bachelor’s degree, summa cum laude, in music; and Emma E. Konieczny of Hadley, who was awarded a master’s degree in advanced physician assistant studies.

Western New EnglandUniversity

The following local doctor of pharmacy degree students were named to spring semester dean’s list at the college in Springfield:

Belchertown: Pegah Shakeraneh; Karolina Kwietniak

Easthampton: Grayson Nash

South Hadley: Thomas Spring

Sunderland: Jessica Zewski