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College Notes: January, February & March 2019
04:53PM / Thursday, February 14, 2019
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With backdrop of the iconic Sydney Opera House are Western New England students Megan Dzen, left, Rachael Donahue, Josh Henry, Stephanie Grosse, Carter White, Ben Edwards, Zhihong Luo, Devon Greene, Alec Coleman, and Jacqueline Lemaire.

Sports management majors Rachael Donahue of Pittsfield and Jacqueline Lemaire of North Adams were among 10 students from the Western New England University School of Business who spent part of their winter session in Australia. They are the first cohort to participate in the college's "J-Term" program of academic study and cultural experiences.
 
The students arrived in Sydney in time to take in the New Year's celebrations, including the spectacular fireworks atop the Sydney Harbour Bridge, and returned to Springfield for the start of the spring semester on Jan. 14. The two-week course, "International Business in Asia Pacific," was delivered through Global Academic Ventures, a Sydney-based academic travel service provider. The three-credit course consisted of 45 contact hours including faculty-led seminars, guest lectures from business executives, site visits, case studies, and group projects.
 
 

Brad Spencer, Masha Goodspeed, Jacob Beaulieu, Olivia Mendes Machado, Samantha Daniels, Andrew Scott and Sam Fabian at ASHRAE. 
Samantha Daniels of North Adams attended the ASHRAE Winter Conference in Atlanta, Ga., with other students in Vermont Technical College's architectural and electro-mechanical engineering technology programs. 
 
Daniels is majoring in architectural engineering technology at the Randolph Center college. 
 
In addition to the technical program and expo, ASHRAE also offered a special student program that included a keynote speech from Christine Darden, an American mathematician, data analyst, and aeronautical engineer at NASA. Darden is one of the researchers featured in the book, "Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race." 
 
ASHRAE, founded in 1894, is a global society advancing human well-being through sustainable technology for the built environment. The Society and its more than 56,000 members worldwide focus on building systems, energy efficiency, indoor air quality, refrigeration and sustainability. 
 
 
 
Assumption College sophomores Samantha El Saddik and Emma Sullivan, both of Pittsfield, are among 21 students who will be spending the spring semester studying abroad at the Worcester college's Rome campus where the city, and country of Italy, become a living classroom. The program provides students with an opportunity to immerse themselves in Roman culture.
 
 
Berkshire Community College tutor Annie Wenger-Schulman, of Pittsfield, has published an article titled "Seed Balls and the Circle of Courage: A Decolonization Model of Youth Development in an Environmental Stewardship Program" in Afterschool Matters, a non-profit organization that provides art, communication and leadership, sports, STEM programs, and employment opportunities to more than 15,000 Chicago high school teenagers each year.
 
In the article, Wenger-Schulman designs and implements an environmental education program involving seed-ball workshops to meet the needs of urban youth.
 
Wenger-Schulman is a graduate of Oxford, Ohio's Miami University through Project Dragonfly's Advanced Inquiry Program (AIP). As a student in the AIP, Wenger-Schulman traveled to Mongolia and took online courses from Miami University while also participating in experiential learning and field study at Wildlife Conservation Society's Bronx (N.Y.) Zoo.
 
 
 
The following students are participating in an off-campus study abroad program for the spring 2019 semester through St. Lawrence University in Canton, N.Y.
 
Holly S. Fisher of Williamstown is a junior majoring in anthropology. She attended Mount Greylock Regional School and is participating in the Scandinavian study-abroad program DIS at its Denmark center.
 
Kalie M. Garwood of Pittsfield is a junior majoring in government. Garwood attended Taconic High School and is participating in The Washington Center program in Washington, D.C.
 

Honor Societies

Honors program students and College of Business faculty at the induction dinner.

Close to 40 students were welcomed into the Western New England University College of Business Honors program in a recent celebration held at Leone's Restaurant in Springfield.
 
Among them were Jacqueline Lemaire of North Adams, who is majoring in sports management, and Makenzie Yerrick of Pittsfield, who is majoring in exploratory business.
 
The College of Business provides academically qualified and motivated students with the opportunity to advance their academic careers. Business honors courses are distinguished by the type of work required, pace of study, and opportunities for broader consideration of core course themes. In addition, they emphasize critical and independent thinking to produce creative applications of ideas.
 
 

Graduations

The following students graduated from the University of New Hampshire at Durham in December 2018: Russell Tatro of Adams, Alanna White of Dalton, and Thomas Ritrosky of Pittsfield.
 
Olivia Case of Adams graduated from Lasell College in Newton in December. She earned a bachelor of arts in applied mathematics.
 
Three local residents were among the Western New England University graduates receiving diplomas in February. The Springfield college welcomed them as alumni on Feb. 15: 
  • Kimberly F. Kirchner of Pittsfield graduated with a master of business administration in general business.
  • Jared E. Oleksiak of Pittsfield graduated with a master of science in engineering management.
  • Paige E. Storti of Great Barrington graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor of arts in psychology.
 

Academic Lists & Awards

Curry College in Milton has named three local students to the dean's list for the fall 2018 semester: Hannah Race of Ashley Falls, Kirby Bryce of Clarksburg, Jules O'Connor of Dalton, Matthew Stewart of North Adams and Michael Strizzi of Williamstown.

Hamilton College in Clinton, N.Y., has named the following local students to the dean's list for the 2018 fall semester: sophomore Riley Nichols, a graduate of Pittsfield High School, and first-years Samuel Dils and Jacob Hane, both of Williamstown and graduates of Mount Greylock Regional High School.

The University of Rhode Island at Kingston has named the following students to fall 2018 dean's list: Emmy Cote, Anna Ellsworth, Chloe Warren and Michele Zabian, all of Dalton; Joe Molk of Lenox; Shayna Sawyer of Monterey, Paige Shepard of North Adams, and Alyson Berry of Pittsfield.
 
Zachary Greenspan, a senior and history major at Grove City (Pa.) College, has been named to the dean's list for the fall 2018 semester. The son of Herbert and Robin Greenspan of Becket, he was homeschooled.
 
The following students were named to the fall 2018 dean's list at Roger Williams University in Bristol, R.I.: Sierra Jamros of Adams; Nicole Speranzo of Becket; Nicholas Jamrog and Emma Smith, both of Dalton; Luke Martino of Lenox; and David Majetich and Colby Masse, both of Williamstown.
 
The following local students have been named to the dean's list at the University of Vermont in Burlington for the fall 2018 semester: Frank Piasecki of Great Barrington; Lauren Curry, Alexander Harrington and Zachary Harrington, all of Pittsfield; and Zachary Armet, Owen Brandriss and Neel Patel, all of Williamstown.
 
Katlyn Toomey of North Adams was recently named to the Castleton (Vt.) University president's list for the fall semester of the 2018-19 academic year. Jillian Tatro of Adams and Dillon Benham of Lenox were named to university's dean's list. 
 
Southern New Hampshire University in Manchester has named Aspen Sawyer of New Marlborough and Stephanie Clark of Pittsfield to the fall dean's list and Caroline Raifstanger of Great Barrington to the president's list.
 
Stonehill College in Easton has the following students to the dean's list for the fall semester: seniors Lindsey Gray of the town of Florida and Jacob Tarjick of Cheshire; junior Mackenzie Rougeau of Adams and first-year Hayley Tobin of Pittsfield.
 
 
Clarkson University in Potsdam, N.Y., has named the following students as Presidential Scholars for the fall 2018 semester:
  • Nate Aaron Beaupre of Pittsfield, a mechanical engineering major
  • Noah Clayton Chicoine of North Adams, a mathematics major
  • DiMaggio Anthony Paris of Lanesborough, a computer science/mathematics major
 
Emma Whittum of Williamstown was named to the dean's list at Muhlenberg College in Allentown, Pa., for the fall 2018 semester.
 
Southern Vermont College in Bennington has named the following students to the fall semester dean's list: Mayan Zungy of Adams, Brooke Gates of Dalton and Adrianna Jagiello of Pittsfield.
 
 
Five local residents were among the 470 students named to the fall semester dean's list by American International College in Springfield.
  • Michael Kays of Pittsfield, majoring in criminal justice
  • Quinn Caesar-Williams of Dalton, majoring in general business
  • Valerie Goly of Pittsfield, majoring in nursing
  • Sarah Majdalany of Great Barrington, majoring in sociology
  • Gabriella Martinez of North Adams, majoring in sociology
 
Siena College in Loudonville, N.Y.., has named the following area students to its academic lists for the fall 2018 semester: 
 
President's list: Shannon Netzer of Pittsfield, Brianna Davis of West Stockbridge and Jacqueline Van Slycke of Williamstown.
 
Dean's list: Peter Barrow and Benn Kittler, both of Adams; and Olivia Bordeau, Shelby Davis, Garrett Dempsey, Hannah LaPointe, Hannah Morley, Gianna Paris, Trevor Pelkey and Carli Scolforo, all of Pittsfield.
 
 
Assumption College in Worcester has named the following local students to the dean's list for the falll 2018 semester: sophomores Samantha El Saddik and Emma Sullivan, both of Pittsfield, and first-year Giuliana Pierce of Pittsfield.
 
Donovan Sawyer of Monterey, Jesse Dilego of North Adams and Thomas Astle of Pittsfield have been named to the fall semester dean's list at Nichols College in Dudley.
 
Jackson Happ of Great Barrington has been named to the Plymouth (N.H.) State University president's list for the fall 2018 semester.
 
 
The following local residents were among 1,595 students from Worcester Polytechnic Institute named to the dean's list for academic excellence for the fall 2018 semester.
  • Matthew Rabasco of Pittsfield, a senior majoring in civil engineering.
  • Anthony Arace of Pittsfield, a freshman majoring in mechanical engineering.
  • Jenna Charron of Adams, a freshman majoring in electrical and computer engineering.
  • Kayla Krom of Ashley Falls, a sophomore majoring in biomedical engineering.
 
 
The following students have been named to the dean's list at the University of New Hampshire in Durham for the fall 2018 semester.
 
Highest honors: Devon Atwell of Becket, Hannah Ronayne of Dalton and Hailey Kirchner of Pittsfield
High honors: Lilian Pudlo of Dalton and Kasey Vallee and Julia King, both of Lenox
Honors: Shae Daley of Pittsfield and Samuel Bean of Becket
 
 
Lily Kronick of Cheshire was among 61 Elmira College Soaring Eagles on the Empire 8 Conference's semi-annual president's list, which recognizes student-athletes who earned a grade-point average of 3.75 or higher during the fall term.
 
 
Eastern Connecticut State University in Willimantic has named Avril Levesque of Adams, a senior majoring in business administration to the fall 2018 dean's list.
 
 
Ithaca (N.Y.) College has named the following students to the dean's list for the fall 2018 semester: Exercise science major Cole Kleinman and documentary studies and production major Caroline Bissaillon, both of Great Barrington, and musical theater major Ali Bourzgui and theater arts management major Olivia Kinne, both of Pittsfield.
 
 
Julia Borek of Dalton has been named to the dean's list at the University of Delaware in Newark for the fall 2018 semester.
 
 
The following students at Lasell College in Newton were named to the dean's list for their strong academic performance in the fall 2018 semester:
 
Irish Noel of Adams; Kyle Gelinas of Becket; Allison Borowsky of Dalton; Mia Gidarakos of Great Barrington; Elizabeth Bona of North Adams; Kailey Bell, Gillian Campbell, Elizabeth Chapman and Hannah King, all of Pittsfield; and Margaret Martin of Williamstown.
 
 
Champlain College in Burlington, Vt., has named the following students to the dean's list for achieving a grade point average of 3.5 or higher in the fall 2018 semester: Pittsfield residents Evan Callaghan (computer networking & cybersecurity), Andrew Kerwood (game design), Heather Macfarlane (international business), and Jayme McGuigan (marketing); Taylor Zucco of Great Barrington (graphic design & digital media) and Alexis Dunn of Adams (professional writing).
 
 
The following local Springfield College students were named to the dean's list for academic excellence for the fall 2018 term:
  • Juan Ochoa-Montoya of North Adams, studying applied exercise science.
  • Jacob McNeice of Pittsfield, studying applied exercise science.
  • Austin Cancilla of Lanesborough, studying business management.
  • Jillian Campbell of Pittsfield, studying communication/sport journalism.
  • Caroline Carlough of Lanesborough, studying computer graphics/digital arts.
  • Zachary Wright of Adams, studying criminal justice.
  • Katherine Bernardy of Williamstown, studying health science/occupational therapy.
  • Brittney Arseneau of Pittsfield, studying health science.
  • Chad Shade of Pittsfield, studying movement and sport studies.
  • Hailey Higgins of Great Barrington, studying psychology.
  • Katherine Lewis of Dalton, studying sports biology.
  • Kyle Bazonski of Dalton, studying sports biology.
 
Megan Pedersen of Pittsfield has been named to the dean's list at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Va., for the fall 2018 session.
 
Emmanuel College in Boston has named more than 700 students to the dean's list for the fall 2018 semester. Local students recognized include: Astryaal Graham of Dalton; Kostandinos Cami of Great Barrington; Autumn Duke and Emma Pizzuto, both of Housatonic; and Jamie Behrent, Mia Bongini, Shannon Conroy, and Nichole Lapierre, all of Pittsfield.
 
 
Shane Fuller of Cheshire has been named to the fall 2018 dean's list at The College of Saint Rose in Albany, N.Y.
 
 
The University of Hartford in West Hartford, Conn., has named the following students to the dean's list for fall 2018: Michaela DeFoe of Becket; Jacob Tatro of Clarksburg; Leigh Duffin and Emily Rada, both of Great Barrington; and Drew DeMartino, Emily Kestyn and Abigail Tynan, all of Pittsfield.
 
 
The following students have been named to the dean's list at Bates College in Lewiston, Maine, for the fall semester ending in December 2018. This is a distinction earned by students whose cumulative grade point average is 3.71 or higher.
 
Grace Ellrodt of Lenox is a 2016 graduate of Lenox Memorial High School. Ellrodt, the daughter of Dr. and Ms. Anthony G. Ellrodt, is a junior majoring in environmental studies and minoring in philosophy.
 
Sophie Gerry of Williamstown is a 2016 graduate of Mount Greylock Regional High School. The daughter of Dr. John P. Gerry and Ms. Laura H. Schoenbaum, she is a junior majoring in art and visual culture.
 
Noah Pott of Great Barrington is a 2018 graduate of Great Barrington Waldorf High School. The son of David A. Pott and Alix E. von Auenmueller, he is in his first year.
 
 
Grace M. Dodig of Lanesborough was recently named to the dean's list at Colby College in Waterville, Maine, for the fall semester of the 2018-19 academic year. A member of the class of 2021, she attended Mount Greylock Regional High School and is the daughter of Chris and Michelle Dodig and is majoring in economics and sociology.
 
 
Tufts University in Boston recently announced the dean's list for the fall 2018 semester. Among students earning dean's list honors are: Matthew Diamond and Jesse Rogers, both of Great Barrington; Ethan Brown of Lenox; Liam Mooney and John Tagliaferro, both of Pittsfield; and Elias Sekkal of Williamstown.
 
 
The following local residents made the dean's list at Rochester (N.Y.) Institute of Technology for the 2018 fall semester:
  • Lana Grygier of Lenox, in the 3D digital design program.
  • Andrew Macfarlane of Pittsfield, in the computing and information technologies program.
  • Nick Schneider of Dalton, in the industrial engineering program.
  • Zachery Tatro of Clarksburg, in the electrical engineering program.
  • Ashley Martsen of East Otis, in the physics program.
  • Juri Kiin of West Stockbridge, in the game design and development program.
  • Shawndell Cummings of Pittsfield, in the criminal justice program.
  • Kyle Suriner of Dalton, in the industrial design program.
  • Nicholas Trombley of North Adams, in the applied mathematics program.
  • Alexander Stevens of Pittsfield, in the game design and development program.
  • Joshua Giron of Clarksburg, in the hospitality and tourism management program.
 
 
Bryant University has recognized the following students for achieving the fall 2018 deans' list: Andrew Beaudoin of Dalton and Lindsey Coe of Pittsfield.
 
 
Thomas Cook of Becket, majoring in forestry, and Kyla Kaczowski of North Adams, majoring in fisheries and wildlife sciences, were named to the dean's list for the fall 2018 semester at Paul Smith's (N.Y.) College. 
 
 
Two Mount Greylock Regional School graduates have been selected for inclusion on the dean's list for academic achievement during the fall 2018 semester at St. Lawrence University in Canton, Maine. Holly S. Fisher is a junior majoring in anthropology and Cole W. Hughes is a senior majoring in environmental studies biology.
 
 
Austin O'Neill of Pittsfield has qualified for the fall 2018 dean's list at Seton Hall University in South Orange, N.J.
 
Western New England University in Springfield has announced its president's and dean's list students for the fall 2018 semester. Students must achieve a grade-point average of 3.8 or higher to be named to the president's list and 3.30 for the dean's list.
 
President's list:
 
London Green of Adams, majoring in psychology.
Patrick Tierney of Pittsfield, majoring in biology.
Alexandra Desrochers of Pittsfield, majoring in criminal justice.
William Carroll of Lenox, majoring in mechanical engineering.
Aubrey Rumbolt of North Adams, majoring in secondary education/math science.
Abby Jamros of North Adams, majoring in accounting.
Kathryn Wells of Windsor, majoring in marketing communication/advertising.
 
Dean's list:
 
London Green of Adams, majoring in psychology.
Patrick Tierney of Pittsfield, majoring in biology.
Alexandra Desrochers of Pittsfield, majoring in criminal justice.
William Carroll of Lenox, majoring in mechanical engineering.
Aubrey Rumbolt of North Adams, majoring in secondary education/math science.
Abby Jamros of North Adams, majoring in accounting.
Kathryn Wells of Windsor, majoring in marketing communication/advertising.
Marco Anastasio of Dalton, majoring in criminal justice.
Michael Skidmore of Dalton, majoring in electrical engineering.
Pukhraj Mann of Dalton, majoring in industrial engineering.
Jillian Cote of Pittsfield, majoring in health sciences.
John Young of Housatonic, majoring in mechanical engineering/mechatronics.
Ryan Benoit of Williamstown, majoring in business analytics and information management.
Brandon Peaslee of Pittsfield, majoring in management and leadership.
Bailey Prescott of Pittsfield, majoring in management and leadership.
Jacqueline Lemaire of North Adams, majoring in sport management.
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