|College Notes: June 2018|
|03:37PM / Tuesday, June 12, 2018|
Student Emma Whittum of Williamstown, a junior at Muhlenberg College in Allentown, Pa., studied in Spain during spring 2018 semester. The program she participated in is one of 100 study-abroad programs offered to undergraduates.
The University of New Hampshire at Durham awarded degrees to the following students during commencement exercises in May.
Ryan Nagelschmidt of Pittsfield earned a bachelor of science in mechanical engineering
Amanda McLeod of Dalton earned her master of science in natural resources and environmental economics
Ellen Ross of Dalton earned a bachelor of science in occupational therapy, summa cum laude
Kayla Goodwin of Williamstown earned a bachelor of arts in sociology
Elizabeth Mitts of Lenox earned a bachelor of arts degree in American studies from Wesleyan University at the commencement ceremony on May 27.
Becker College in Worcester recognized two local graduates during the college's 230th commencement ceremony on May 5:
Adam Delphia of Pittsfield graduated summa cum laude with a bachelor of arts degree in interactive media design.
Marley Makes of Dalton graduated with an associate and a bachelor of science degree in veterinary science.
Jenna Terio of North Adams graduated magna cum laude from Tufts University in Medford on May 20 with a bachelor of arts degree in child study and human development. The commencement ceremony featured the awarding of honorary degrees to a number of academic, business and civic leaders making a positive impact on the world.
Bryant University in Smithfield, R.I., awarded 788 degrees at the university's 155th commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 18, including to three local students:
Andrew Krom of Ashley Falls graduated with a bachelor of arts degree in economics
Michelle Pierce of Pittsfield graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor of science degree in business administration, accounting
George Sommerville of Pittsfield graduated with a bachelor of science degree in business administration, management
Two local students graduated from Castleton (Vt.) University during the college's 231st commencement on May 12.
Haley Conner of Becket earned a bachelor of arts in criminal justice
Ryan Wadsworth of Williamstown earned a bachelor of science in business administration
Sharon Foucher of Adams was recently initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation's oldest and most selective all-discipline collegiate honor society. Foucher was initiated at The Sage Colleges in Troy, N.Y.
Academic Lists & Awards
The University of Rhode Island in Kingston has named the following local students to the spring 2018 dean's list:
Monica Katherine Thomas of Adams; Emmaline Elizabeth Cote, Annalise Ellsworth, Isaac N Voltoline, Chloe Suzanne Warren and Michele Marie Zabian, all of Dalton; Joseph Nathan Molk and Kayla Wickham, both of Lenox; Shayna M Sawyer of Monterey; and Alyson Berry, Jillian Cote, David Michael Krok, Paige Nancy Lovellette and Hannah Stechmann, all of Pittsfield.
Several Pittsfield students were named to dean's list at Becker College in Worcester for the spring 2018 semester:
Adam Delphia is pursuing a bachelor of arts degree in interactive media design, with a development and programming concentration.
Hailey Graham is pursuing a bachelor of science degree in criminal justice, with a forensics/crime scene processing concentration.
Adam Leonard is pursuing a bachelor of arts degree in interactive media design, with a video game production and management concentration.
Avril Levesque of Adams was named to the dean's list for the spring semester at Eastern Connecticut State University in Willimantic. Levesque is a senior majoring in business administration.
Coastal Carolina University in Conway, S.C., has named David Charland of Pittsfield, a finance pre-major student, to the dean's list and Lauren Levardi of Pittsfield, an exercise and sport science major, to the president's list for the spring semester.
Pittsfield resident, Angela Rosa Petretta has been named to the president's list at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Va., for the spring 2018 semester. Petretta is majoring in kinesiology.
Castleton (Vt.) University has named Katlyn Toomey of North Adams to the president's list and Dillon Benham of Lenox to the dean's list for the spring 2018 semester.
Samantha Twing of New Marlborough was recently named to the president's list at The State University of New York at Potsdam for the spring 2018 semester. Twing is majoring in music.
Clarkson University in Potsdam, N.Y., has named junior Noah Chicoine of North Adams and senior Kevin Murray of West Stockbridge as Presidential Scholars for the spring 2018 semester. Chicoine is majoring in applied mathematics and statistics and Murray in civil engineering.
Clarkson also named Pittsfield seniors Michael Coelho, majoring in aeronautical engineering & mechanical engineering, and Nicholas Dastoli, majoring in electrical engineering, to the dean's list.
Siena College in Loudonville, N.Y., has named the following students to its honors lists for the spring 2018 semester.
President's list: Connor Chaput of Cheshire, Brianna Davis of West Stockbridge, Gianna Paris of Pittsfield, and Melina-Gerasimi Sfakianaki of Williamstown
Dean's list: Megan Alarie and Peter Barrow, both of Adams; Alexis Shumsky and Timothy Shumsky, both of Great Barrington; Breanna Simard of North Adams; Haley Cowlin, Garrett Dempsey, Kylie Mason, Hannah Morley, Carli Scolforo, Leah Tanzman and Andrew Winston, all of Pittsfield; and Jacqueline Van Slycke of Williamstown
The following students have been named to the spring 2018 dean's list at Roger Williams University in Bristol, R.I.: Alicia Johnson of Adams; Emily Sorrentino of Lenox; Alison Cellana and Jenna Markland, both of North Adams; Madison Curtin of Tyringham; and Colby Masse of Williamstown.
Tufts University in Medford has named the following students to the dean's list for the spring 2018 semester: Ethan Brown of Lenox, Karen Amichia and John Tagliaferro, both of Pittsfield, and Elias Sekkal and Samuel Swoap, both of Williamstown.
Joan Grossman of Pittsfield has received the dean's letter of commendation for part-time students for the spring 2018 semester at the University of Albany, N.Y. Students must have earned at least a 3.5 grade-point average in six graduate credits for the semester.
Zachary Greenspan, a junior at Grove City (Pa.) College, has been named to the dean's list for the spring 2018 semester. He is the son of Herbert and Robin Greenspan of Becket.
Kyle Stevens of Great Barrington has been named to the spring 2018 dean's list at the University at Albany, N.Y. Students named to the dean's list earned at least a 3.5 GPA.