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Student News for January 2024

February 9, 2024
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Student News for January 2024


Kelly Pritchard Completes Intensive Research Project

Worcester, MA - Kelly Pritchard, resident of Orange, Connecticut, a member of the class of 2025 majoring in Aerospace Engineering at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI), was a member of a student team that recently completed an intense research project titled Eel Point Road Restoration and Resilience.

At WPI, all undergraduates are required to complete a research-driven, professional-level project that applies science and technology that addresses an important societal need or issue.  About two-thirds of students complete a project at one of the university's 50-plus off-campus project centers, which are located around the world.  A signature element of the innovative undergraduate experience at WPI, the project-based curriculum offers students the opportunity to apply their scientific and technical knowledge to develop thoughtful solutions to real problems that affect the quality of people's lives-and make a difference before they graduate.

Dean’s/President’s List

Eastern Connecticut State University

Willimantic, CT - Eastern Connecticut State University released its Dean’s List for the fall 2023 semester, in which more than 1,300 students were recognized for maintaining high GPAs.

Among the students are:  Jack Hawes of Orange, a full-time first-year student who majors in Business Administration, and Natalie Garcia of Orange, a full-time first-year student who majors in Social Work.  To qualify for Dean’s List, full-time students must complete a minimum of 12 credits in letter-graded courses with an average GPA of 3.5 or higher in the semester.  Part-time students are eligible if they've accumulated 15 or more credits of letter-graded course work with an average GPA of 3.5 or higher.

Hofstra University

Hempstead, NY - Kayley Mingione of Orange excelled during the Fall 2023 semester at Hofstra, achieving a GPA of at least 3.5 to earn a spot on the Dean’s List.  Kayley’s major is Biology.

James Madison University

Harrisonburg, VA - Annika Lyngdal of Orange has been named to the president’s list at James Madison University for the fall 2023 semester.  Students who earn president’s list honors must carry at least 12 graded credit hours and earn a GPA of 3.900 or above.  Lyngdal is majoring in Health Sciences - BS.

Mars Hill University

Mars Hill, NC - Alexander Oleschuk of Orange is one of 393 Mars Hill University students named on the Honor Roll of the Academic Dean at the end of the fall 2023 semester.  To qualify for the Dean’s List, students must earn a grade-point average of 3.5 on a minimum of 12 semester hours, and carry no grade below a C.

Plymouth State University

Plymouth, NH - Ava Coyle of Orange, CT, has been named to the Plymouth State University Dean’s List for the Fall 2023 semester.  To be named to the Dean’s List, a student must achieve a grade point average between 3.50 and 3.69 during the Fall 2023 semester and must have completed at least 12 credit hours during the semester, at least nine of which must confer grade points, at the time the lists are finalized.  Coyle is a Psychology major at Plymouth State.

Roger Williams University

Bristol, RI – The following Orange students have been named to the Fall 2023 Dean’s List at Roger Williams University in Bristol, R.I:  Joe Bierowski, Hailey Black, Mauricio Cortes, Giana Guerra, Sarah Pultz, and Cassidy Smith.  Full-time students who complete 12 or more credits per semester and earn a GPA of 3.4 or higher are placed on the Dean’s List that semester.

Springfield College

Springfield, MA - Springfield College Recognizes Dean’s List Students for academic excellence for the 2023 Fall Semester.  Molly Blair, primary major of Health Sci/Pre-OT; Gillian Fuchs, primary major of Health Sci/Pre-OT; Brock Goodwin, primary major of Health Science; and Lauren Ronai, primary major of Health Sc  Pre-PA were named to the Dean’s List.  The criteria for selection to the Dean’s List are as follows:  The student must have completed a minimum of 12 credit hours of graded coursework for the term, exclusive of “P” grades.  The student must not have any incompletes or missing grades in the designated term.  The student must have a minimum semester grade average of 3.500 for the term.

Southern New Hampshire University

Manchester, NH - It is with great pleasure that Southern New Hampshire University congratulates the following Orange students on being named to the Fall 2023 President’s List:  Collin Fischman and Anthony Giampa.  The fall terms run from September to December.  Full-time undergraduate students who have earned a minimum grade-point average of 3.700 and above for the reporting term are named to the President’s List.  Full-time status is achieved by earning 12 credits over each 16-week term or paired 8-week terms grouped in fall, winter/spring, and summer.

Stonehill College

Easton, MA - Marissa Dwyer and Anna Varholak of Orange have been named to Stonehill College’s Fall 2023 Dean’s List.  To qualify for this honor, students must have a semester grade point average of 3.50 or better and must have successfully completed all courses for which they were registered.

The University of Scranton

Scranton, PA - Emma G. Tirollo of Orange was among more than 1,600 students named to The University of Scranton’s Dean’s List for the 2023 fall semester.  The Dean’s List recognizes students for academic excellence.  A student must have a grade point average of 3.5 or better with a minimum number of credit hours during the semester to make the Dean’s List.  Tirollo is a junior occupational therapy major in the University’s Panuska College of Professional Studies.

University of Bridgeport

Bridgeport, CT - Mirela Klobucishta, of Orange, was among more than 400 students named to the Fall 2023 Dean’s List.  To be named to the Dean’s List, a student must have a term grade point average of between 3.2-3.69.

University of Bridgeport President's List

Bridgeport, CT - University of Bridgeport congratulates Shannon Mulherin and Samantha Cifarelli of Orange for being named to the Fall 2023 President’s List.  To be named to the President’s List, a student must maintain a term grade point average of 3.7 or higher.

University of New Haven

Matthew Whelan of Orange, a student in the Henry C. Lee College of Criminal Justice and Forensic Sciences has been named to the Dean’s List for the Fall 2023 semester.  Matthew is working on a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice.  To be eligible for Dean’s List, a full-time student must be in good academic standing, matriculated, and receive a term grade point average of 3.50 or higher. 

Western Connecticut State University

Danbury, CT — Adrian Gonzalez, Cybersecurity; and Zola Kneeland, Musical Theatre,  of Orange, CT have been named to the Dean’s List for the fall 2023 semester at Western Connecticut State University.

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