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Diane Gonyea-Flemming, Lee Tonet, and Maryann Bankman, shown with Northampton Lions Club president Joseph Kielec, were honored by the club for their service. Purchase photo reprints »
Emily Ross, 3, of Huntington, and Alina Ostrowski,3, of Goshen, looked content to play on the sand Wednesday at the DAR State Forest in Goshen. Purchase photo reprints »
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Jessica Fortin graduated from Trinity College in Hartford, Conn., with a bachelor’s degree in neuroscience.
Charles Turner was named to the dean’s list at Greenfield Community College.
Grace Findlen-Golden, a 2014 graduate at Amherst Regional High School, received the “Making Democracy Work” award from the League of Women Voters in Amherst.
Alexander Casey was named to the dean’s list at Assumption College, Worcester.
Christine Adams was named to the dean’s list at Ithaca College, N.Y.
Nash Lochner has been named to the chancellor’s list at the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth.
Alec Lieberman, who is in the software engineering program at Rochester Institute of Technology in New York, was named to the dean’s list.
Erica Boileau was named to the dean’s list at The University of Scranton, in Pennsylvania. She is a freshman chemistry major.
Nicole Riel was named to the dean’s list at Assumption College, Worcester.
Shannon O’Leary was named to the dean’s list at Ithaca College, N.Y.
Catherine Carpenter, Courtney McRae, and Sharon Summers graduated from Framingham State University.
Sarah Richard was named to the chancellor’s list at the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth.
Samantha Teehan and Zachery Smith were named to the dean’s list at the Florida Institute of Technology, in Melbourne.
Christian Connelly graduated summa cum laude from Westfield State University. He received bachelor’s degrees in criminal justice and in political science. A 2010 graduate of Williston Northampton School, he plans to attend law school.
Jenna Spooner, daughter of Jeff and Arlene Spooner, earned honors for the spring semester at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, N.Y.
Cassandra Golob was named to the dean’s list at Regis College, Weston.
Alexander Haas graduated from Framingham State University.
Kimberly Beth Pavlovich was named to the dean’s list at Endicott College, Beverly, for the spring semester. The daughter of Joseph and Barbara Pavlovich, Kimberly is a junior majoring in English.
William Melnick, son of Leonard Melnick and Margaret Seiler, earned a bachelor’s degree cum laude with a major in economics from Lawrence University, Appleton, Wis.
Ellis B. Cooper graduated from Franklin Pierce University, Rindge, N.H. with a bachelor’s degree in management.
Taylor Raucher was named to the dean’s list at Regis College, Weston.
Benjamin Hinks, son of Steven Hinks and Mary LeBeau, earned honors at Skidmore College, N.Y.
Monica Grezzi-Mulea graduated from Framingham State University.
Amanda Tosswill was named to the chancellor’s list at the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth.
Sarah Kosakowski was named to the dean’s list at Wake Forest University, Winston Salem, N.C.
Rachel E. Walsh graduated from Becker College in Worcester with a bachelor’s degree in business administration.
Katherine Glowatsky, daughter of Mark and Susan Glowatsky, earned honors at Skidmore College, N.Y.
Kristine Vorwerk, daughter of Michael and Karin Vorwerk, earned honors at Skidmore College, N.Y.
Milo Childs Campolo was named to the president’s list at Plymouth State University, Plymouth, N.H.
The Northampton Lions Club has awarded the “Melvin Jones Fellowship” for outstanding humanitarian service to three of its members, Diane Gonyea-Flemming, Lee Tonet, and Maryann Bankman — shown here with club president Joseph Kielec, They raised more than $20,000 for eye research and emergency care, and for community organizations and charities.
Hannah Fiske and Isabella Leo graduated from Grinnell College in Iowa.
Fiske, daughter of Andrea J. Fiske and Cheryl A. Muzio, earned a bachelor’s degree with honors in art. She received the Louis Glenn Zirkle Memorial Prize in sculpture; the Henry-York Steiner Fourth Year Portfolio Prize; and the SGA Purchase Prize.
Leo earned a bachelor’s degree in anthropology/gender, women’s, and sexuality studies. She received the Jeanne Burkle Award in Women’s Studies and the Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship and was named to the dean’s list. She is the daughter of Hans W. Leo and Verna C. Sanchez.
Christopher Warren Gengler graduated from Becker College in Worcester with a bachelor’s degree in interactive media design.
Kyle C. Sullivan was named to the dean’s list at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities, Minneapolis/St. Paul.
Alison Cherrington was named to the dean’s list at Ithaca College, Ithaca, N.Y.
Caleb N. Alvord, son of David and Linda Alvord, was named to the dean’s list at Westfield State University. He will be a junior this fall, preparing for a double major in environmental science and regional planning.
Lauren Kuzdeba graduated from the University of Connecticut, where she majored in biomedical engineering and minored in electrical engineering. She was an officer for the UConn Biomedical Engineering Society, a member of the Society of Women Engineers, and a member of the National Biomedical Engineering Society.
Kendra Clarke graduated from Delaware Valley College in Doylestown, Pa.
Stacy Counter has graduated from Delaware Valley College, Doylestown, Pa.
Hannah Goodman was named to the dean’s list at Ithaca College, N.Y.
Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Jaymie L. White graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.
The airman completed an eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills.
White is the daughter of Sonja Hutchins of Southampton and James White of Westfield. She is a 20123 graduate of Westfield High School.
Bruce Walker was named to the dean’s list at the Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne, Fla.
Colin Alexander Jones graduated from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, Cambridge, with a master’s degree in public policy.
He is the son of Deidre Jones and the late Luther Jones and a 2004 graduate of Amherst Regional High School. He served as an AmeriCorps Teaching Fellow at Citizen Schools in Boston and an AmeriCorps VISTA member at BUILD (Youth Entrepreneurship Program) in Oakland, California. While at the Kennedy School he studied education and social policy and received the Robert F. Kennedy Award for Excellence in Public Service. Following graduation, he will serve as a policy analyst at the Massachusetts Budget and Policy Center.
Perri F. Sylvester was named to the dean’s list at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities, Minneapolis/St. Paul.
Emily Bernotas was named to the dean’s list at Mount Ida College, Newton.
Roger Williams University
The following local residents were named to the dean’s list at Roger Williams University, Bristol, R.I.
Isaac Burke of Amherst, Shannon Aurigemma of Ashfield, Nicholas Montefusco-Vega of Belchertown, Abigail Foster of South Hadley, Meghan Hatzipetro of Southampton, and Hailey Bathurst of Williamsburg.
Western New England University
The following students, listed by hometown, were named to the dean’s list at the university in Springfield:.
Belchertown: Andrew J. Drawec, Abigail N. Frasier, Emma L. Norden, Mariah A. Beeman, Lawrence T. Belbin, Andrew R. Towsley, Aaron A. Krasinkiewicz, Karolina Kwietniak, and Karen Mercier
Easthampton: Grayson T. Nash
Florence: Leah K. Morton
Granby: Alexander Lalonde, Olivia R. Mei, Natasha M. Mercado-Santana, Jessica E. Ginepro, and Patrick R. Fugler
Hadley: Elizabeth M. Andres
Montague: Jared E. Allis
Shutesbury: Megan E. Rogalski
South Hadley: Justin G. Duprat, Ryan M. Piquette, Mckenzie J. Cooke, Jonathan S. Marcoux, and Thomas L. Spring
Southampton: Michael A. Morin and Frederickie A. Rizos
Sunderland: Anna Waite
Williamsburg: Stacy Gamache
The following students were named to the president’s list:
Amherst: David Bohl and Jonathan Downing
Belchertown: Catherine Anziano, Mathew Anziano, Melanie Archambault, Christopher Beaver, Nicholas Boileau, Kyle Moriarty, Branden Piquette, Pegah Shakeraneh, and Peter Spotts
Conway: Kendra Ouimette
Granby: Nina Konyreva and Sylvia Quiterio
South Hadley: Kyle Stephens
Southampton: Gina Zoladz
Westhampton: Fallon Lapan
Williamsburg: Alan J. Gamache
Springfield Technical Community College
The following students were named to the dean’s list:.
Amherst: Lorenzo Allen, Abigail Dejackome, Kalju Lee, George Naughton, Taylor Parker, Lesley Pinero, Calvin Wynder, and Behnaz Yousefzadeh-Khiabani.
Belchertown: Tami Aniolowski, Lauri Barrows, Carlton Barry, Matthew Benoit, Geremy Bourque, Andrew Collins, Erika deJong, Maegen Foote, Josiah Gummeson, Marc Lamontagne, Hector Lebron, Kevin Lucey, Daniel Miller, Joseph Roy, Melissa Rymasz, Nathan Sansoucy, Kayla Smachetti, and Benjamin Thornton.
Granby: Kelsea Boisselle, Amadeus Durchanek, Brian King, Michael O’Connell, Joshua Prouser, and Krista Thompson.
Easthampton: Katherine Biegner, Meagan Boruchowski, Kelsey Bouthilette, Lisa Canzio, Brian Degregorio, Thomas Dejesus, Jesse English, Nicholas Gumlaw, Thomas Hansen, Meaghan Jablonski, Mark Mazzola, David Murrett, Sharon Osetek, Jonathan Pasini, Eric Renkowicz, Joseph Sayles, Steven Sinkwich, Matthew Teague, Julie Vanasse, and Deborah Whittaker.
Florence: Devin Bouthillette and Wilfredo Warton
Hadley: Christopher Czapienski, Cesar Ferrando, Rebecca Sadlowski, and Nathan Waite.
Hatfield: Steven Funk, David Lampron, and Ryan Little.
Haydenville: Michael Wojtech
Leverett: Jessalynn Stowell and Daniel Werner
Northampton: Tali Branco, Michael Charland-Tait, Kai Devlin, Emily Ferron, Christine Hanna, Benjamin Johnson, Julia Mattes, Lindsey Snow, Melissa Stylos, Rebecca Tolomei, and Randy Whittemore.
Southampton: Rafael Biard, Jared Herman, Meagan Judd, and Pamela Rau.
Whately: Trisha Warger
Williamsburg: Rebecca Brisbois, Caleb Kannus, and Leah Soles.
The following students were named to the dean’s list at the university in Smithfield, R.I.:
Belchertown: Meghan Connolly and James Marley
Easthampton: Haley Nicol, Rebecca Revaz, and Stephanie Vlohiotis
Granby: Marguerite O’Shea
Hatfield: Emiko Barker and Alyssa Klepacki
South Deerfield: Jenna-Marie Husted
South Hadley: Elizabeth Menard, Derek Pinciak, Noah Whitcomb
The following students were named to the dean’s list:
Amherst: Nathan Kane, Max Wilkins
Belchertown: Bianca Auletta, Sunha Chung
Conway: Mary Shaw
Easthampton: Nikholas Peterson
Florence: Alex Chace
Hadley: Miles Wilhelms-Tricarico
Montague: Meredith Brown
South Hadley: Jennifer Niedbala