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College Notes: Winter 2022
03:57PM / Thursday, January 13, 2022
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Students from Lasell's School of Fashion attend Coterie NYC.
Spencer Villinski, a student at Lasell University in Newton, traveled with the university's School of Fashion to Coterie NYC, a premier trade show hosting more than 500 brands at the Jacob Javits Center.
 
Villinski, a resident of Pittsfield, was one of 50 Lasell School of Fashion students who attended the show to view apparel lines from vendors around the United States, and witnessed firsthand how buyers select products for their stores and e-commerce sites. Villinski also attended the show on behalf of Lasell's student-run boutique, studio1851 to learn about merchandising and consider new vendors and products to source for the on-campus store.
 
Lasell's School of Fashion provides students hands-on learning opportunities, taught by instructors who have frontline experience in design, production, merchandising, communication and promotion, marketing, and more.
 
 
Alex White of Dalton is the recipient of the Chancellor Scholars scholarship award at the University of Wisconsin at Whitewater, where he is studying physics. The college distributed $2.4 million in scholarships to students this academic year. 
 
 
Two Pittsfield residents were among the Lasell University students who shared original research and projects, and engaged with core competencies identified by the National Association of Colleges and Employers at recent the annual Career Readiness Symposium. The Newton college's symposium takes place every fall.
 
Mike Maruk shared a video special on behalf of Lasell Community Television, a program in which students can gain experience in working with camera equipment, learn editing software, and practice screenwriting. The presentation incorporated the NACE competencies of professionalism, leadership, equity and inclusion, and career and self-development. Maruk also represented Lasell's student-run radio station, WLAS, which plays programming at 102.9FM and streams on iHeart Radio. Maruk is the production manager for WLAS. In addition, he shared work from the fall semester on behalf of the 1851 Chronicle, Lasell's student-run newspaper. Maruk is the paper's art director and photographer.
 
Spencer Villinski presented the latest edition of Polished, Lasell's student-run fashion magazine. The presentation incorporated the NACE competencies of professionalism, leadership, equity & inclusion, and career & self-development. Villinski is a blog writer for the magazine.
 
 
Two area juniors attending Worcester Polytechnic Institute have completed required research-driven, professional-level projects. Samuel Parks of Berkshire, majoring in computer science, completed a project titled "Kyoto Sustainability Film Festival B21" and Shane Donahue of East Otis, also majoring in computer science, completed the project titled "Network Mapping Land Use Stakeholders in Franklin County, Mass."
 
Esther Chilson of Lanesborough participated in Emerson Stage's production of "Next to Normal" in January. Chilson is a freshman at Emerson College in Boston and is majoring in stage and production management.
 
 
Catherine Boino of Dalton was recently initiated into the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi at the University of Tampa in Florida. Membership is by invitation only and requires nomination and approval by a chapter. Only the top 10 percent of seniors and 7.5 percent of juniors are eligible for membership. 
 

Graduations 

Lauren Mazzeo of Pittsfield graduated in December 2021 with a degree in speech pathology from James Madison University. Mazzeo was among more than 890 students who received undergraduate, master's, educational specialist and doctoral degrees.
 
 
Crystal Shaw of Pittsfield graduated this past fall with a master of science in nursing, family nurse practitioner, from Graceland University in Lamoni, Iowa.
 
 
 

Academic Lists & Awards

The University of Vermont in Burlington has named the following local students to the dean's list for the fall 2021 semester: Patience Macpherson of Dalton, environmental studies; Bom Bee Lahart of Lenox, elementary education; Owen Brandriss of Williamstown, mechanical engineering; and Ethan Labatt of Pownal, Vt., undeclared.
 
 
Stonehill College in Easton has named Gianni Bertelli of Great Barrington and Ryan Abel, Hayley Tobin and Alexa Yasinski, all of Pittsfield, to the dean's list for the fall 2021 semester.
 
 
Michaela Larkin of Cheshire, a art and design major at Plymouth (N.H.) State University has been named to the president's list for the fall 2021 semester.
 
The College of Saint Rose in Albany, N.Y., has awarded dean's list honors for the fall 2021 semester to Julia Esoldi of North Adams, majoring in human resource management, and Pittsfield residents Laura Knowlton, majoring in education, and Crystal Moore, majoring in music.
 
Michael Maruk of Pittsfield has been named to dean's list at Lasell University in Newton for the fall 2021 semester.
 
 
Hudson Valley Community College in Troy, N.Y., has released the honors lists for the fall 2021 semester. Local students and their programs of study are: 
 
Dean's list: Quinlan Squires of Dalton, electrical construction and maintenance; Caleb Saunders of Housatonic, fine arts, and Morgan Ladouceur of Pittsfield, dental hygiene.
 
President's list: David Dery of Cheshire, mortuary science; Kade Groeber of Great Barrington, electrical construction and maintenance, and Michael LaFreniere, advanced manufacturing technology, and Lila Ribero, non-matriculated, both of Pittsfield.
 
 
Nicholas Grosz of Pittsfield, a marketing major, has been named to the dean's list for the fall 2021 semester by Coastal Carolina University in Conway, S.C.
 
Seniors Amanda Moon of North Adams and Giuliana Pierce of Pittsfield and sophomore Jaylin Lacasse of Pittsfield were named to the dean's list for the fall 2021 semester at Assumption University in Worcester.
 
John Kozinski of Becket was named to the dean's list for fall 2021 at Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, Tenn.
 
 
Southern New Hampshire University in Manchester congratulates the following students on being named to the fall 2021 honors lists.
 
Dean's list: Elizabeth Meiklejohn and Theresa Wehrle, both of North Adams, and Alison Gregory, Vanessa Traversa and Shannon Stephens, all of Pittsfield.
 
President's list: Craig Kickery of Adams; Elizabeth Biagini of Cheshire; Taylor Negri, Michael Bruneau and Grace Van Buren, all of Becket; Emma Merritt and Garrett Lison, both of Lenox; Pia-Aurora McLaughlin of New Ashford; Megan Adams, Jonathan May, Daniel Mcdonough and Joseph Zustra, all of North Adams; Elizabeth Arhin, Stephanie Clark, Keira Codey, Jonathan Douglas, Amy Gates, Dayna Kruger, Rebecca Martin, Melanie Moran, Jennifer Ortiz and Jamie Parks, all of Pittsfield; and  Jenna Blair of Stamford, Vt.
 
 
College of the Holy Cross in Worcester has named the following seniors to the dean's list for fall semester of the 2021-22 academic year: Molly Flynn of Great Barrington, majoring in history and political science; Jena Kaddoura, political science and classics, Daniella Santamarina, undeclared, and Samantha Scoco, political science and sociology, all of Pittsfield. 
 
The following students have received academic honors for the fall 2021 semester at Nichols College in Dudley: dean's list: Taylor Cornell of North Adams and Madeleine Soudant of Great Barrington; president's list: Jack Pudlo of Dalton and Donovan Sawyer of Monterey.
 
Eastern Connecticut State University in Willimantic has named Jenna Levesque of Cheshire, an art majori, and Ari Drayman of Dalton, political science major, to the dean's list for the fall 2021 semester.
 
 
American International College in Springfield has named the following students to the dean's list for the fall 2021 semester: Javon Flynn, Nicole Gamberoni, Valerie Goly, Seamus Hayes, Cody Houghtling, Michael Kays and Troy Schweitzer, all of Pittsfield, and Abigail Wells of Windsor.
 
 
Roger Williams University in Bristol, R.I., has named the following students to the fall 2021 dean's list: Jamie Barthe, Ellie Field and Sierra Jamros, all of Adams; Mathew Fortin, Fred Sears, Autumn Sheldon and Emma Smith, all of Dalton; Audrey Belanger of North Adams; Norah Miller and Madison Tobin, both of Pittsfield; and Grace Miller of Williamstown.
 
AnnaMaria Sebastino of North Adams has been named to the University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa dean's list for fall semester 2021.
 
Jacob Halverson of Adams Caleb Besaw of North Adams and Jamie Boyle of Pownal, Vt., were named to the dean's list for the fall 2021 semester at Castleton (Vt.) University, and Aubrey Tetlow of Williamstown to the president's list.
 
Esther Chilson of Lanesborough was named to the dean's list at Emerson College in Boston for the fall 2021 semester. A freshman, she is majoring in stage and production management.
 
 
Siena College in Loudonville, N.Y., has named the following students to the honors lists for the fall 2021 semester: 
 
Dean's list: Sarah Markham of Ashley Falls; Emily West of Dalton; Marley Buffis of Hancock; Elizabeth Paglier of Lanesborough; and Loren Benoit, Katelynd Chambers, Nicole Forman, Sophia-marie Groves, Nick Hall, Alexander Hawkins, Haley Mazzeo and Tea Mazzeo, all of Pittsfield.
 
President's list: Hannah Fuller of Cheshire, Shelby Tinker and Madison Tinker, both of Great Barrington, and Sofia Bock and Shannon Netzer, both of Pittsfield.
 
 
Julia O'Connor and Cassie Tobler, both of Dalton, and Amanda Armstrong of Pittfsfield were named to the fall 2021 dean's list at Curry College in Milton.
 
Meghan Meczywor of Adams and Patrick McKinney of Pittsfield were named to the dean's list at Dean College in Franklin for the fall 2021 semester.
 
 
Luke Maynard of Pittsfield has been named to the dean's list for the fall semester at the Citadel in Charleston, S.C. He was also awarded a gold star for achieving a 3.7 grade point average or above. 
 
Nate Aaron Beaupre of Pittsfield and Noah Payne of Pownal, Vt., have been named presidential scholars at Clarkson University in Potsdam, N.Y., for the fall semester. Beaupre, a senior, is majoring in mechanical engineering, and Payne, a sophomore, is majoring in chemistry.
 
Mary Hines of Pittsfield was named to the dean's list at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, for the 2021-22 fall semester. She studying arts in media and culture and political science.
 
Kristen Aliberti of Williamstown and William Borowsky of Dalton were named to the Ithaca (N.Y.) College dean's list for the fall 2021 semester.
 
Springfield Technical Community has named the following local students to the dean's list for the fall 2021 semester: Elizabeth J. Lambert of Cheshire, Michael D. Cullett of Dalton, Cali Saldo of Lanesborough, and Penny Ankamah, Victoria Arnoldi, Selina Marie Guerrero and Paul J. Torra, all of Pittsfield.
 
Samantha Greene of Pownal, Vt., has achieved dean's list honors in the certificate of practical nursing program at Vermont Technical College in Randolph Center.
 
Grace Cohan of Pittsfield earned dean's list honors at the University of Tampa in Florida for the fall 2021 semester. Cohan is majoring in communication, media, and culture.
 
 
The following students have been named to the dean's list at the University of New Hampshire in Durham for the fall 2021 semester.
 
Honors: Justin King of Lenox and Emma Kostyun of Pittsfield.
 
High honors: Kelly Anderson adn Caitlin Ronayne, both of Dalton, Isabella Williams of Lenox, Kirstin Murray of Pownal, Vt., and Madailein Demler, Shae Daley, Katherine Nichols and Kasey Vallee, all of Pittsfield.
 
Highest honors: Hannah Ronayne, Allison Washburn and Kate Mathews, all of Dalton, and Sophie Banks of Great Barrington.
 
 
 
Springfield College has recognized the following students for the inclusion on the dean's list for the 2021 fall semester: Riley Robinson of Adams (major health science and pre-physical therapy); Caroline Carlough of Lanesborough (digital, web, and multimedia design); Joseph Traversa (applied exercise science), Ian Benoit (criminal justice), Mary Lee (criminal justice), Michael Ott (criminal justice), Jasmyn Roark-Somersall (exploratory studies), Leighana Williamson (criminal justice), and Sierra Murray (sports biology), all of Pittsfield; and Hannah Gilooly (education), Katherine Bernardy (health science/occupational therapy), Grace Sanchez (health science/occupational therapy), and Finnian Welch (psychology), all of Williamstown. 
 
St. Lawrence University in Canton, N.Y., congratulates Emma Polumbo of Williamstown and Colin Young of Pittsield for being named to the dean's list for the 2021 fall semester. Polumbo, a senior, is a graduate of Mount Greylock Regional School and is majoring in psychology and business in the liberal arts. Young, a freshman, attended Lenox Memorial High School.
 
 
The following Williamstown residents were named to the dean's list at Hamilton College in Clinton, N.Y., for the 2021 fall semester: Isabelle Bote (art history), Jacob Hane (classical languages) and Xavier Vilaubi, all Mount Greylock Regional graduates, and William Budington (Africana studies), a graduate of Amherst Regional High. All but Vilaubi, a sophomore, are seniors graduating this year.
 
Muhlenberg College in Allentown, Pa., has named Alegra Secor of Drury and Olivia Thiemann of West Stockbridge to the dean's list for the fall 2021 semester.
 
The University of Rhode Island in Kingstown has named the following local students to the dean's list for the fall 2021 semester.: Nick Alibozek of Adams; Libby Walker of Becket; Lucas Kisiel of Great Barrington; Alexandria Rousseau of North Adams; Nikita Noyes-Martel of Pownal, Vt., and Judith Delphia and Madalyn Drozd, both of Pittsfield.
 
 
Vanessa Harrington of Cheshire was named to the dean's list for the fall 2021 semester at Seton Hall University in South Orange, N.J.
 
Paul Smith's College in Paul Smiths, N.Y., has named Thomas Cook of Becket and Grace Kronick of Cheshire to the dean's list for the fall 2021 semester. 
 
Worcester Polytechic Institute has named the following students to the fall 2021 dean's list: senior Jenna Charron of Adams, electrical and computer engineering; junior Samuel Parks of Berkshire, computer science; juniors Jacob Borowsky, aerospace engineering, and James Scalise, architectural engineering, both of Dalton; senior Shane Donahue of East Otis, computer science; freshman Isabella Kirby of Lanesborough, biochemistry; and senior Anthony Arace, mechanical engineering, and  freshman Benjamin Brooks, robotics engineering, both of Pittsfield. 
 
The following students have been named to the dean's list at Champlain College in Burlington, Vt., for the fall 2021 semester; Samuel Fox of Dalton, game programming major, and Gabe Derksen of Pittsfield, game art major.
 
 
Luke Maynard of Pittsfield is one of the more than 650 cadets and students the Citadel in Charleston, S.C., recognized for their academic achievements during the fall 2021 semester with a gold star for achieving a 3.7 grade point average or higher and being named to the dean's list.
 
 
Emmanuel College in Boston has named the following students to the dean's list: Dalton residents Grace Caccaviello and Kaelynn Walsh, and Pittsfield residents Ingrid O'Dell, Ashleigh Fawcett, Cole Lander and Sophia Marley.
 
 
Sophomore Julia Haddad of Pittsfield and freshmen Charles Merselis of Williamstown and Arianna Poirier of Windsor were named to the dean's list for the fall 2021 semester at Bryant University in Smithfield, R.I.
 
 
Western New England University in Springfield has named the following students to the dean's list for the fall 2021 semester. 
 
Dean's list: Kathryn Bentz of Adams, industrial engineering; Bryan Siter of Ashley Falls, civil engineering; Caitlin Tatro of Clarksburg, biomedical engineering; Mitchell Gray of Dalton, biomedical engineering; Dylan Brownson of Egremont, finance; Daniel Buell of Hancock, mechanical engineering; and Pittsfield residents Ashley Armstrong, general business; Samantha Blau, management and leadership; Caitlin Hall of Pittsfield, accounting; and Eva Myers, creative writing.
 
President's list: Jacqueline Lemaire of Adams, sport management; Bethany Rhoades of Ashley Falls, health sciences; Noah Perault of Dalton, business; Nicholas Whalen of Great Barrington, finance; Evan Sheridan of Lanesborough, secondary education/English; William Carroll of Lenox, mechanical engineering; Abby Jamros of North Adams, accounting; and Aimee Dowling of Stamford, Vt., biomedical engineering.
 

Tufts University in Medford announced the dean's list for the fall 2021 semester. Local students include: seniors Matthew Diamond of Great Barrington and Lili Mooney of Pittsfield; juniors Katrina Hotaling of North Adams and Maddie Albert of Williamstown; and freshmen Kate Pfister and Hazel Scullin, both of Williamstown.

 
Megan Foley of Ashley Falls, majoring in nursing, and Molly Crine of Mill River, history, were named to the fall 2021 dean's list at the University of Saint Joseph in West Hartford, Conn. 
 
 
Emily Paige Godfrey of Adams has been named to fall 2021 dean's list at Husson University in Bangor, Maine. Godfrey is pursuing a bachelor of science in audio engineering with a concentration in live sound production program.
 
The University of Hartford in West Hartford, Conn., has named the following students to its fall 2021 honors lists.
 
President's list: Derek Alibozek of Adams, Joseph Woronick of Dalton, Donovan Bond of Great Barrington, Karley Deets of Lenox, Caroline Hadley of New Ashford, Brayden Smith of Williamstown, and Ryan Lapierre, Jonathan Maginnis, Emmagrace Nealon, and Thomas Rabasco, all of Pittsfield.
 
Dean's list: Mya Daigneault of Adams and Brandon Cook and Abigail Tynan, both of Pittsfield.
 
Isabel Beauchamp of Lanesborough was named to the honor's list at Canisius College in Buffalo, N.Y. for fall 2021. She is a first-year pursuing a degree in animal behavior, ecology and conservation.
 
Noah Pott of Great Barrington was named to the dean's list at Bates College in Lewiston, Maine, for the fall semester. The son of David A. Pott and Alix E. von Auenmueller, he is a 2018 graduate of Great Barrington Waldorf High School. He is majoring in theater and music at Bates.
 
 
The following local residents were named to fall 2021 honors lists at Clark University in Worcester. 
 
First honors: Sarah Claire Trimarchi of Adams, Devan T.E. Galli, of North Adams, and Shannon K. Dean and Morgan R. Martin, both of Pittsfield.
 
Second honors: Lillian Rose Sartorius of Cheshire, Emma J. Doane of Dalton, Maya R. Cooney of Great Barrington and Sophia R. Joffe of New Marlborough.
 
 
Cameron Sabin of Williamstown was named to the College of Charleston (S.C.) dean's list for fall 2021. Sabin is majoring in commercial real estate finance.
 
 
Hannah Lagonia of Lenox made the fall 2021 dean's list at Adelphi University in Garden City, N.Y.
 
 
The following local residents made the dean's list at Rochester (N.Y.) Institute of Technology for the fall 2021 semester: Dalton residents Charlie Salinetti (software engineering) and Alex Currie (engineering program); Ashley Martsen of East Otis (physics); John Novitsky of Lenox (software engineering); Pittsfield residents Kevin Laporte (game design and development), McKayla Rohmer (mechanical engineering) and Gary Zheng (biomedical engineering); Shaun Thornton of Washington (computer science), and Xavier Wellington of Windsor (electrical engineering).
 
 
Irina Lashtur of Becket has earned a spot on fall 2021 dean's list at Goodwin University in East Hartford, Conn. 
 
Kyle Brogan of Dalton (mechatronics design) and Daisy Dominguez of Pittsfield (veterinary science technology) were named to the fall 2021 dean's list at the State University of New York at Delhi. 
 
Purchase (N.Y.) College has named Natalie Celebi of Pittsfield and Katarina Tobits of Readsboro, Vt., to the dean's list for fall 2021.
 
Lucienne Burnett of South Lee has been named to the honor's list for fall 2021 at Fairleigh Dickinson University. He is attending the university's Metropolitan Campus in Teaneck, N.J.
 
Hannah Flynn of Great Barrington has been named to 2021 fall dean's list at Loyola University in Baltimore.
 
 
Mitchell Bath of Williamstown was named to the Milwaukee School of Engineering's dean's list with high honors for the 2022 winter quarter. Bath is pursuing a bachelor of science in computer engineering.
 

 

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