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Friends and Neighbors: Community members’ achievements

  • A group of boaters spend the Fourth of July holiday floating and fishing on Nashawannuck Pond in Easthampton, Wednesday, July 4, 2018.


Saturday, July 07, 2018
Amherst

Gloria Francesca Miller has graduated from Connecticut College in New London, Connecticut, with a degree in environmental studies and a minor in art. Gloria is a 2014 graduate of Amherst Regional High School.

Belchertown

Trent Lenkarski was named to the spring semester dean’s list at the University of New Haven in West Haven, Connecticut, where he is pursuing a degree in national security studies.

Easthampton

Alexandra Kimela Webb has been named to the spring semester dean’s list at Juniata College in Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, where she obtained a degree in environmental studies. Webb is the child of Mark Maynard and Kimela Webb.

Jesse Detmers was named to the spring semester dean’s list at the University of New Haven in West Haven, Connecticut. Detmers is pursuing a degree in business management.

Florence

Kristin Gross graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in health sciences from Eastern Connecticut State University in Willimantic, Connecticut.

Hadley

Katherine “Katie” O’Donnell graduated cum laude from University of the Sciences in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, May 23 and is now a doctor of physical therapy. She is a traveling physical therapist. O’Donnell graduated from Hopkins Academy in Hadley in June of 2012.

She is the daughter of Kelly O’Donnell Taylor and step-daughter of Lewis Taylor, both of Chicopee, and grand-daughter of Jim and Helen O’Donnell of Hadley.

Hatfield

Giles Farrington graduated from Wentworth Institute of Technology in Boston.

Anita R. Gingras graduated from UMass/Lowell with a bachelor of science Summa Cum Laude.

Northampton

Benjamin R. Schiller was named to the spring semester dean’s list at Colby College in Waterville, Maine, where he is a member of the class of 2018. Schiller attended Deerfield Academy and is the son of Heidi Schiller.

Erin Mikalchus was named to the spring semester dean’s list at the University of New Haven in West Haven, Connecticut, where she is pursuing a degree in communication.

Shutesbury

Dionna Armitage has been named to the spring semester dean’s list, with honors, at McDaniel College in Westminster, Maryland.

South Hadley

Elizabeth Hennessey was named to the spring semester dean’s list at the University of New Haven in West Haven, Connecticut, where she is pursuing degrees in psychology and criminal justice

Southampton

Jenessa Labrie, a health science/pre-physician assistant major, was named to the spring semester dean’s list at Springfield College in Springfield.

Boston University

The following local students graduated from the university in Boston:

Amherst: Vivian M. Pazmany, bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering; Conlan P. Brown, doctorate in physical therapy; Caroline F. Lord, bachelor’s degree in Middle East and North Africa Studies.

Easthampton: Ora L. Castelli, bachelor’s degree in graphic design; Samuel I. Baskir, master’s degree in business administration and management.

Florence: Zoeth M. Flegenheimer, doctorate of law, cum laude; Christopher J. Kachulis, doctorate in physics.

Granby: Shane C. O’Connor, bachelor’s degree in film and television.

Haydenville: Roseanna K. Loring, doctor of law, cum laude.

Leeds: Alexandra R. Jeffway, master’s degree in speech-language pathology.

Northampton: Isaiah R. Tharan, bachelor’s degree in international relations.

South Hadley: Lindsay Conner, master’s degree in social work.

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

Amherst: Nina D. Maroudas, Elizabeth D. McLaughlin, Harsimran Kaur Multani.

Belchertown: Lucas B. Lavoie

Cummington: Quincy P. Heon

Deerfield: Ivan Kosyuk

Easthampton: Ora L. Castelli, Paul B. Weston

Florence: Rachel O. Edwards, Nikolas K. Smith

Hatfield: Steven J. Brzozowski

Pelham: Jonathan S. Naughton

South Hadley: Thomas P. Shea

Ithaca College

The following local students graduated recently from the college in Ithaca, New York.

Cummington: Karina Feitner, magna cum Laude with a bachelor’s degree in psychology.

Florence: Katherine Helly, magna cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in athletic training.

Northampton: MarlenaCandelario Romero, summa cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in integrative studies.

Pelham: Anna Tarren, magna cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry.

South Deerfield: Rebecca Harrington, cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in clinical health studies.

Westhampton: Dillon Watson, cum laude, bachelor’s degree in business administration, and Colton Garelli, bachelor’s degree in biochemistry.

Karina Feitner, of Cummington, was named to the spring semester dean’s list at Ithaca.

Keene State College

The following local students earned bachelor’s degrees from the college in Keene, New Hampshire:

Easthampton: Nicholas Laroche, bachelor’s degree, film

South Hadley: Samantha Brault, bachelor’s degree, holocaust and genocide studies

Whately: Andrew Browsky, bachelor’s degree, sustainable product design and innovation

Norwich University

Bridget Melinda Keefe of Florence  received a Bachelor of Science magna cum laude in Nursing from Norwich University in Northfield, Vermont at the commencement ceremony held in NU’s Shapiro Field House. 

The following students students earn dean’s list recognition at Norwich.

Bridget Melinda Keefe, Florence; Beau Nerney Garbarini, Northampton; Ryan Timothy Dodge, and Christopher Miguel Paley, both of South Hadley.

Saint Michael’sCollege

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

Belchertown: Jenna P. Blain, a sophomore neuroscience major, daughter of Gerald and Robyn Blain; Madison V. Newman, a junior English and secondary education major, daughter of Randall and Patricia Newman; Margaret A. Patel, a junior music and religious studies major, daughter of Bhavin and Elisabeth Patel, all graduates of Belchertown High School.

Florence: Emma L. Almanzar, a sophomore sociology and anthropology major, daughter of Douglas and Jeanne Almanzar, graduate of Northampton High School.

Hadley: Emelia R. Aiken-Hafner, a first-year environmental studies major, daughter of James Hafner and Kelly Aiken, graduate of Hopkins Academy.

Springfield TechnicalCommunity College

STCC announces dean’s list for spring 2018

Amherst: Carolyn Ben Slama, Youssef Ahmad Abdel Halim, Jamie V. Staples, Adel Ali Abdel-Maksoud, Victor Kibet Koskey.

Belchertown: Taylor Meagan Godbee, Vicky A. Santos, Charlie Lester Merrick, Julianna Alicia Columbo

Amber M. Knight, Brittany Lavinia Felton, Jeffrey Andrew Pandolfi, Brandy Leigh Fuller, Anne O'Connor, Chelsea A. Berkebile

Emily May Alibozek, Kailee Freitas, Kayla Marie Rodriguez, Ryan Fellion, Dominic F. Fioravanti, Yahdiel E. Marte, Isabella Maia Felice Pelissier.

Easthampton: Allyson Janine Rannikko, Thomas Jacob Beyer, Nicole Lynn Murphy, Nicholas Grant Conner, David Jean, Michelle J. Rosenfield.

Florence: Melissa Kerri Goulet, Jesse Jon Gomez, Morgan Ludwig.

Hadley: Heather M. Barstow, Caroline E. Wuest.

Huntington: Cynthia Marie Thomas, Jenna Kate Powers, Jessica Rachel Thomas

Leeds: Timothy Michael Berniche

 Leverett: Wayne Allen

Montague: Edmund R. Smith II

Northampton: Stephanie M. Gleason, Alexander Marc-Romeo Meunier.

South Hadley: Nathan R. Dennis, Jonathan W. Stiles, Lynn F. Marhefka, Jason Robert Seery, Abby Marie Godek, Gilberto Pelaez Acosta, Emelie Lyszchyn, Nova Leah Gelinas.

Southampton: Carisa C. Rehbein, Jacob Todd Dionne, Nora Renee Lemelin, Madison Marie Sullivan, Diana Lukina, Rachel Love Behlke, Francesca Bartolomeo.

Whately: Jeremie Jon Meyer

Williamsburg: Erin C. Durazo

Worthington: Brian Alexander Lak

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