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College Notes: January 2013

02:52PM / Tuesday, January 08, 2013
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Enrollment, Acceptance & Studies

Michaela Rivers, daughter of James and JoAnn Rivers of Dalton, is studying abroad in Stellenbosch, South Africa, at Stellenbosch University for the spring 2013 semester. Rivers, a junior psychology major at Saint Michael's College in Burlington, Vt., graduated from Wahconah Regional High School.

Two local students studying at Clarkson University in Potsdam, N.Y., completed internships last summer:

Ryan Ericson of Lanesborough, a senior majoring in electrical engineering, interned at General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems in Pittsfield.

Andrew Klem of Dalton, also senior majoring in electrical engineering, interned at TRC Solutions in Liverpool, N.Y.

Ryan Wheeler of Adams, a junior majoring in robotics engineering at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, recently completed a hands-on research project in Washington. The project was titled "Effectiveness of Safety and Environmental Protection Compliance."                                                                                                                                  

At WPI, all undergraduates are required to complete a research-driven, professional-level project that addresses an important societal need or issue. About two-thirds of students complete a project at one of the university's 35 off-campus project centers, which are located around the world.

 

Dean's List & Honors


Cadet Martin John Butler of Pittsfield was recently honored for outstanding academic achievement at The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina, during the 2012 fall semester with a Gold Star, presented to students who achieve a 3.7 grade point average or higher. He was also named to the President's List, a combination list of those students named to both the dean's list and the Commandant's Distinguished Service List.

Gold Stars are worn on the collar of the cadet full dress and dress uniforms and the summer leave uniform. He and other Gold Star recipients will be recognized during a military dress parade on Jan. 25. Butler is a criminal justice major and a member of Alpha Company.

Alexander Beauchesne of Dalton has been named a Champlain College Trustee Scholar for the fall 2012 semester for having earned a 4.0 grade-point average two or more semesters in a row. He also has been named to the president's list. Beauchesne, the son of June and Rene Beauchesne of Dalton, is majoring in game programming at the Burlington, Vt., college.

Kelsey A. Shanley of Williamstown was named to Cazenovia (N.Y.) College's 2012 fall semester dean's list. Shanley is a senior majoring in management, specializing in equine business management, and is a graduate of Mount Greylock Regional High School.

Bryan M. Levardi of Pittsfield was named to the dean's list at Coastal Carolina University in Conway, S.C., for the fall 2012 semester. Levardi is majoring in management.

Taylor VanDyke of Dalton has been named to the dean's list for the fall 2012 semester at Champlain College in Burlington, Vt. VanDyke is majoring in Communication.

Saint Anselm College in Manchester, N.H., has named the three students, all of Pittsfield, to the fall 2012 dean's list. They are Charles J. Dooley, a freshman chemistry major; Martha L. Horton, an undeclared sophomore; Brian A. Salvie, a freshman biology major.

Jennifer Sullivan, daughter of Ramona and Thomas Sullivan of Ashley Falls, has been named to the dean's list for the fall 2012 semester at Champlain College in Burlington, Vt. Sullivan is majoring in accounting.

Curry College in Milton has named the following local students to the dean's list for the fall 2012 term: Jessica Brandi of Dalton; Gregory Bury of Adams; Teresa Kiker of Windsor; Stacy Osorio of Pittsfield and Samantha Robinson of Adams.

Marissa Dorothy Skutnik of Pittsfield has been named to the dean's list at Clemson (S.C.) University for the fall 2012 semester. Skutnik is majoring in management, with a general management emphasis.

Cassandra Shaw of Cheshire was named to the Becker College dean's list for the fall 2012 semester. Shaw is pursuing a degree in veterinary science.

Keene (N.H.) State College has named the following Berkshire County students to the dean's list for the fall semester 2012:
Cassidy M. Cetti of Pittsfield; Tyler F. Dabrowski of Adams; Haylee Maire Dix of Adams; Austin K. Hannaleck of Adams; Rebecca N. Nicholson of Pittsfield; Katelyn Helen Parmenter of Adams; Mark T. Rabasco of Pittsfield; Karli Beth Schrade of Adams; Lindsey Christine Tatro of Adams.

Western New England College in Springfield has named the following students to the dean's list and president's list for the fall semester of 2012.

President's list requires a semester grade-point average of 3.80 or higher.

Brianna K. Sporbert of Pittsfield, a junior majoring in biomedical engineering.

Joseph T. Reder of Dalton, a freshman majoring in criminal justice.

Bryan C. Murphy of Pittsfield, a senior majoring in history.

Christy S. Haley of North Adams, a freshman majoring in marketing.

Justin S. Duval of Adams, a freshman majoring in pharmaceutical business.

John M. Lavinio of Dalton, a sophomore majoring in pre-pharmacy.

Colleen E. Mulcahy of Cheshire, a senior majoring in psychology.

Jasmine G. Chee of Cheshire, a freshman majoring in psychology.

Mykaella R. Baker of Williamstown, a freshman majoring in social work.

Dean's list requires a GPA of 3.30 or higher

Kyle S. Robitaille of Pittsfield, a senior majoring in computer science.

Elias D. Venegas of North Adams, a Junior majoring in electrical engineering.

Amy E. Springstube of West Stockbridge, a senior majoring in law and society.

Matthew D. Lynch of Pittsfield, a senior majoring in management.

Joseph C. Delmaso of Pittsfield, a senior majoring in mechanical engineering.

Abigail A. Powers of Pittsfield, a sophomore majoring in mechanical engineering.

Carmen E. Berliner of Great Barrington, a sophomore majoring in pharmaceutical business.

Kristin M. Sturm of Dalton, a freshman majoring in pre-pharmacy.

Jennafer L. Rose of Pittsfield, a senior majoring in psychology.

Devon L. Roller of Pittsfield, a senior majoring in social work.

Morgan J. Bertolozzi of Pittsfield, a freshman majoring in sport management.
 

Bryant University in Smithfield, R.I., named the following area students tot he The fall semester dean's list.


Scott Coty, a sophomore in accounting from Pittsfield

Elyse Duma, a sophomore in business administration from Pittsfield

Jason Farrell, a junior in accounting from Dalton

Shawn Folan, a freshman in finance from Dalton

Keefe Gitto, a sophomore in management from Great Barrington

Courtney Nason-Farrell, a senior in accounting from Pittsfield

Dean Nichols, a freshman in finance from Dalton

 

Gillian Bianchi of Pittsfield and Sara Scorpa of Lanesborough were named to dean's list for the fall 2012 semester at Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, Conn.

Aaron Luttenberger of Great Barrington earned a spot on the dean's list for fall 2012 at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles.

Siena College in Loudonville, N.Y., has named the following Pittsfield students to the dean's list for the fall 2012 semester:

Lauren Borosky, a sophomore psychology major; John Cancilla, a senior history major; Katie Connors, a senior psychology major; Adam Dukehart, a freshman physics major; Kristen Negrini, a senior English education major; Thaddeus Savery, a senior physics major; and Patrick Sheehan, a senior psychology major.

Kristen Bossio, a freshman creative arts major, was named to the president's list for attaining a grade-point average of 3.9 or higher.
 

Taylar Gallup of Cheshire; Samantha Folan and Courtney Montferret, both of Dalton; and Amy Pannesco and Justin Spagnuolo, both of Pittsfield, were named to the fall 2012 semester dean's list at Quinnipiac University in Hamden, Conn.

Catelyn Rueger of Housatonic has been named to the dean's list for the fall 2012 semester at Drew University in Madison, N.J.

Pittsfield students Bailey Robinson, a junior majoring in communications, and April Zaragoza, a junior majoring in criminal justice, were named to the fall 2012 dean's list at American International College in Springfield.

The following Berkshire County students were among those to be named to the dean's list for fall 2012 by Roger Williams University in Bristol, R.I.

Kristie Kordana of Cheshire, majoring in engineering; Andrew Kotleski of Great Barrington, majoring in architecture; Katharine Fickett of Washington, undecided; Celina Hoar of Williamstown, majoring in marine biology; Hanna Sobon of Windsor, majoring in biology.
 

Karl L. Schmidt of Dalton, a freshman majoring in aeronautical engineering, was named to the dean's list for the fall 2012 semester at Clarkson University in Potsdam, N.Y.

Two Dalton students, Andrew R. Klem, a senior majoring in electrical engineering, and Joshua B. Pyser, a freshman majoring in biomolecular science, were named Presidential Scholars for fall 2012 by Clarkson University for achieving a GPA of 3.8 or higher.

Fahad Rahmat of Pittsfield, a sophomore, was named to the dean's List for the fall 2012 semester at Wells College in Aurora, N.Y. Fahad graduated from Jarvis Collegiate Institute.

The following students have been named to the dean's list for fall 2012 at Saint Michael's College in Colchester, Vt.

Kevin Cote, son of Mark Cote of Pittsfield and of Sharon Harrison of Pittsfield, a junior psychology major, who graduated from Taconic High School.

Hannah Kittler, daughter of Brian and Carleen Kittler of Adams, a sophomore biology major, who graduated from Hoosac Valley High School.

Marc Massery, son of James and Natalie Massery of Pittsfield, a senior philosophy and classics major, who graduated from Taconic High School.

Elizabeth Murray, daughter of Mary and Robert Murray of Adams, a senior media studies and digital arts and history major, who graduated from Hoosac Valley High School.

John Murray, son of Mary and Robert Murray of Adams, a sophomore biology major, who graduated from Hoosac Valley High School.

Shawna Norton, daughter of Dianna and Matthew Norton of West Stockbridge, a junior English major, who graduated from Monument Mountain Regional High School.

Fallon Preite, daughter of Claudine and James Preite of North Adams, a senior psychology major, who graduated from Drury High School.

Michaela Rivers, daughter of James and JoAnn Rivers of Dalton, a junior psychology major, who graduated from Wahconah Regional High School.

Dominic Wood, son of Randy and Susan Wood of Clarksburg, a junior media studies and digital arts major, who graduated from Drury High School.


Gillian Fisher, a freshman and a graduate of Lenox Memorial High School, was a recipient of the Dean's Award for academic excellence during the 2012 fall term at Colgate University in Hamilton, N.Y.

Salve Regina University in Newport, R.I., has named Olga Kim of Great Barrington, a senior majoring in psychology, and Laura Anne Dinan of Monterey, a sophomore majoring in special education, to the dean's list for the fall 2012 semester.

Hartwick College in Oneonta, N.Y., has named three seniors from Berkshire County to the dean's list for the fall term:

Adam Blefari of Dalton, son of Frank and Karen Blefari, who is majoring in psychology.
Hayley Cooney of Dalton, daughter of Austin Cooney and Christine Peck-Cooney, who is majoring in geology.
Sierra Schultz of Lanesborough, daughter of Anne and James Schultz, who is majoring in nursing.


The College of Saint Rose in Albany, N.Y., has named Ethan Graham of Pittsfield, Brendon Lennon of Washington, Avery Witherell of North Adams and Bryan Parrott of Dalton to the dean's list for the fall 2012 semester.

Cameron Zinchuk of Lenox was named to the dean's list for the fall semester at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, N.C.

The University of Rhode Island in Kingston has named Brittany Kathleen Siter of Ashley Falls, Victoria N Mitchell of Dalton and David Michael Krok and Dominique Marie Grillon, both of Pittsfield, to the dean's list for the fall semester.

Jill Ritrosky of Pittsfield, a freshman studying sociology, was named to the dean's list for the fall semester at Eastern Connecticut State University in Willimantic.

Senior Jessica N. Martin of Pittsfield and sophomores Russell E. Capeless of Adams and Abigail S. McDermott of Pittsfield have been named to the dean's list for the fall semester at Stonehill College in Easton.

Emily Chin of Pittsfield, a junior studying music therapy, was named to the dean's list at Nazareth College in Rochester, N.Y.

Monika Pandzic of Williamstown was awarded Faculty Honors at Trinity College in Hartford, Conn., for fall 2012 semester. Students must earn a GPA of 3.667 or higher.

Junior Malina Filkins of Cheshire was named to the fall dean's list at Tufts University in Medford.

Michael Spiller of Pittsfield, was named to the dean's List at Fairfield (Conn.) University for the fall 2012 semester.

Megan Spaniol of Great Barrington was named to the fall semester dean's list at the University of Hartford in West Hartford, Conn.

Colby-Sawyer College of New London, N.H., has named Taylor Lynn DeSanty of North Adams, a senior psychology major, and Carly Marilyn Stevens of Pittsfield, a junior media studies major, to the dean's list for the 2012 fall semester.


University of New Hampshire has named the following students have been named to the dean's list for the fall semester of the 2012-2013 academic year.

Highest honors: Chad Civello of Pittsfield, Molly Hunt of Pittsfield, Jay Ogle of Lansborough, Alison Ritrosky of Pittsfield.
High honors: Katie Bradley of Pittsfield and Alexa Conant of Pittsfield.
Honors: Aurelie Humes of Great Barrington.


Meghan D. Ryan of Lenox was named to the dean's list for the fall 2012 semester at St. Lawrence University in Canton, N.Y. Ryan, a sophomore, graduated from Lenox Memorial High School.

 

iBerkshires lists honors and news for local college students or for those attending private schools outside the area by month under "College Notes." Have your school send information to info@iberkshires.com.


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