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College Notes: July 2018
04:16PM / Thursday, July 12, 2018
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Tiffany-Rae Robinson
Tiffany-Rae Robinson of Dalton was selected as orientation group leader (OGL) for the 2018 Summer Orientation and Registration (SOAR) program at Western New England University.
SOAR helps set the stage for academic readiness and successful community integration to Western New England University and leaders help new students transition by providing entering students and parents with information and structure for effective adjustment to the university environment.
OGLs are students who have consistently modeled solid citizenship and active participation in the Western New England Community. They are selected for their strong communication skills, their leadership qualities, and their ability to build relationships with students and families.
Robinson is working toward a degree in biomedical engineering.






The following local residents were among the 1,127 students who received their degrees in May as part of the class of 2018 at Roger Williams University in Bristol, R.I.: Alyssa Bush, cum laude, bachelor of science biology and Alicia Johnson, summa cum laude with a bachelor of art in psychology, both of Adams; and Alison Cellana, magna cum laude, bachelor of art in graphic design communications and Jenna Markland, magna cum laude bachelor of art in psychology, both of North Adams. 
Emily Kaegi of Williamstown graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor of arts in mathematics/statistics from Carleton College in Northfield, Minn., at its 144th commencement exercises, held on Saturday, June 9, 2018. Kaegi is the daughter of Thomas Kaegi of Lincoln and Keli Gail of Williamstown and is a graduate of Mount Greylock Regional School. 

Honor Societies





Academic Lists & Awards

Amaya Smith of Williamstown was named to the spring 2018 high honors list and Henry Eustis of Great Barrington to the honors list at Pomfret (Conn.) School, an independent college preparatory school.
The following first-year students have been selected for inclusion on the dean's list for academic achievement during the Spring 2018 semester at St. Lawrence University in Canton, N.Y.: Alexandra M. Lynch of Lenox, who attended Westminster School, and Katherine M. Smith of Great Barrington, who attended the Hotchkiss School.
Two area students were honored at the annual honors convocation held at Carleton College in Northfield, Minn. At the end of every academic year, the Carleton community gathers to recognize faculty and students for their accomplishments and service.
♦ Emily Kaegi of Williamstown was elected to the Phi Beta Kappa honorary scholastic fraternity and received the Pat Lamb Award. The Carleton chapter of Phi Beta Kappa was established in 1913 and elects its membership from students who rank in the highest 15 percent of their graduating class and meet other prescribed criteria. The Pat Lamb Award, named for the college's first director of women's athletics, is given to outstanding senior female athletes who have achieved athletic excellence and a high level of academic achievement.
♦ Alice Curtin of Great Barrington received the Mike Ewers Award from the Minnesota Space Grant Consortium. Established in 2008 in memory of Colin Michael "Mike" Ewers, who drowned in the Tanama River near Puerto Rico in 2003 while on a research trip to the Arecibo Radio Observatory, the prize is awarded to junior or senior students involved in space-related research who best exemplify his vision for the exploration of space and his enthusiasm for public outreach.
Western New England University in Springfield congratulates the more than 400 students named to the spring 2018 president's list for achieving a grade-point average of 3.80 or higher and more than 700 to the dean's list for achieving at least a 3.3 GPA. Local students and their programs of study are:
President's list
  • Abigail Litchfield of New Marlborough, accounting
  • Tiffany-Rae Robinson of Dalton, biomedical engineering
  • Lindsey Ford of Pittsfield, communications, health concentration
  • Steven O'Brien of Pittsfield, communications, media theory and production
  • Patrick Tierney of Pittsfield, general biology
  • Kathryn Wells of Windsor, marketing, communication/advertising
  • London Green of Adams, psychology
  • Aubrey Rumbolt of North Adams, secondary education, mathematical sciences
  • Benjamin Joutras of Housatonic, sport management

Dean's list

  • Lynda Akor of Pittsfield, psychology
  • Ryan Benoit of Williamstown, business analytics information management
  • Gabriel Greenspan of Becket, political science
  • Bradley Lupiani of Great Barrington, criminal justice
  • Le'Bran Mussio of Pittsfield, civil engineering
  • Ryan Parada of Adams, mechanical engineering/mechatronics concentration
  • Brandon Peaslee of Pittsfield, management and leadership
  • John Young of Housatonic, mechanical engineering/mechatronics concentration
William Churchill of Great Barrington has been placed on the Gettysburg (Pa.) College dean's honor list for outstanding academic achievement in the spring 2018 semester.
 Aaron W. Norton of West Stockbridge, a senior majoring in accounting, has been named to the president's list for the spring 2018 semester at the State University of New York at Oswego.
Bard College at Simon's Rock in Great Barrington congratulates the students named to the spring 2018 dean's list for their outstanding academic achievement. The following local students were recognized: Benjamin Bergman and Margot Douillet, both of Great Barrington; Zoe Nadig of Lenox; Evan Sylbert of Monterey, and Daniel Packer of Williamstown.

The following students have been named to the dean's list at the University of New Hampshire in Durham for the spring 2018 semester: highest honors: Devon Atwell of Becket and Ellen Ross, both of Dalton; honors: Lilian Pudlo and Connor Mathews, both of Dalton, Hailey Kirchner of Pittsfield and Kayla Goodwin of Williamstown.

Stonehill College in Easton has named the following local students to the dean's list for the spring 2018 semester: Ian Hill and Mackenzie Rougeau, both of Adams, Lindsey Gray of Florida and Jacob Tarjick of Cheshire.

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