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Friends and Neighbors: Community members’ accomplishments

  • Peter Lodzieski, right, 5, and brother Ben, 3, of Florence try a "Chocolate Sprinkles" variety of cherry tomato during a tasting at Red Fire Farm's 17th annual Tomato Festival in Granby on Saturday, August 26, 2017.


Friday, September 01, 2017
Amherst

Kailey Tobin and Erin O'Connor, both graduates of Amherst Regional High School, have earned the spring semester dean’s award with distinction at Colgate University in Hamilton, New York.

Belchertown

Lewis Berger, son of Joseph and Cecilia Berger, has been named to the dean’s list at Lawrence University in Appleton, Wisconsin. He is a 2014 graduate of Belchertown High School.

Chesterfield

Leah Kathryn Lyons of West Chesterfield, daughter of Jack and Judy Lyons, has graduated from the Simmons College Physical Therapy Doctoral Program. Lyons has recently passed her licensing boards and received her doctor of physical therapy license. She has accepted a position with Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation in Ocean Township, New Jersey.

Hadley

Adam Mokrzecki has been named to the spring semester dean’s list at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Mokrzecki is an environmental science major who was selected to participate in a soil collection and analysis research program in Kansas during the last week in August. He is working as an intern for a Massachusetts based environmental consulting firm.

Oliver Rodgers will attend Castleton University in Castleton, Vermont, beginning this fall.

Northampton

Jonah Kudler-Flam, a graduate of Northampton High School, has earned the spring semester dean’s award with distinction at Colgate University in Hamilton, New York.

Pelham

Pearl H. Burgoff received a $4,000 scholarship from the Grand Lodge of Masons in Massachusetts. Burgoff studies marking at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Her father, James, is a member of Pacific Lodge in Amherst.

South Hadley

Rebecca Towne, Mary Lavallee, and Taylor Hoagland were named to the spring semester dean’s list at Merrimack College in North Andover.

Bates College

The following local students have been named to the winter semester dean's list at Bates College in Lewiston, Maine.

Anna Kandel of Pelham, daughter of Dr. Georganne Greene and Dr. Andrea C. Kandel and a 2014 graduate of Amherst Regional High School, majoring in chemistry.

Ankrish Milne of Amherst, son of Shalini Milne and a 2013 graduate of Amherst Regional High School, majoring in biology.

Kelly McDonald of Greenfield, the daughter of Alicia McDonald and a 2015 graduate of Smith Academy, majoring in sociology.

Dunkin’ Donuts
scholarship winners

Western Massachusetts Dunkin’ Donuts franchises have awarded $1,000 scholarships to local students. The scholarship program has awarded over $595,000 to Western Massachusetts students, to date. Local honorees include:

South Hadley: Evan Petrosky, Kasey Johnson, Matthew Giuliano

Shutesbury: Maya Dechiara

Northampton: Christoper West

Florence: Sophia Renauld

Easthampton: Hanna Vescovi

Ithaca College

Recent local graduates of the college in Ithaca, New York, include Cienna Lyon and Shannon O’Leary, both of Belchertown, Miranda Wingfield of Florence, and Elizabeth Mabee and Christine Adams, both of Amherst.

The following local students were named to the spring semester dean’s list at Ithaca College:

Clare Kelly of Amherst; Karina Feitner of Cummington; Bryan Delaney of Easthampton; Alexa Flinker of Leeds; Magdelena Barron of Northampton; Rebecca Harrington of South Deerfield; Zoe Barker of Sunderland, and Dillon Watson of Westhampton.

Nichols College

The following local students were named to the spring semester dean’s list at the college in Dudley:

Laura Freeman, Christopher Noga, and Lauren Noga, all of Belchertown; Megan Gardner of South Deerfield, and Brooke Marion of South Hadley. Lauren Noga and Brooke Marion received degrees from the university this spring.

UMass Lowell

Local residents named to the spring semester dean’s list at the University of Massachusetts Lowell include:

Amherst: Seth Ledoux, majoring in English 

Belchertown: Allison Daly, majoring in biology, 
Jacob Girard
, majoring in business administration, and Helen Hale, majoring in exercise physiology

Haydenville: Erin Bishop, majoring in biology

Northampton: Ernest Hadley, majoring in information technology

South Hadley: Victoria Mielnikowski, majoring in exercise physiology

Southampton: Lauren Aldrich, majoring in criminal justice, and Kathryn Mari, majoring in nursing

Sunderland: Marshall O'Leary, majoring in mechanical engineering

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