Graduations, Awards & Studies
Mark Poirot, son of Kathy Poirot of Adams and Michael and Kory Poirot of Adams, is studying abroad in Rennes, Brittany, France, at Universite de Haute Bretagne, Rennes II for the spring 2013 semester. Poirot, a junior history major at Emmanuel College in Boston, graduated from Hoosac Valley Regional High School.
Santino M. Delmolino of Dalton received a bachelor of science in business administration degree from Western New England University on Feb. 15. Delmolino graduated summa cum laude, which signifies scholastic excellence and is awarded at graduation to students who have achieved a grade-point average of 3.80 and above.
Jennifer Ellen Blagg, a senior at Connecticut College in New London, has been named a Winthrop Scholar, the highest academic honor bestowed by the college. Blagg, a 2008 graduate of Lenox High School, is a computer science major.
Winthrop Scholars are members of the senior class who demonstrate exceptional scholarship and promise; this year's 14 scholars were recognized at a ceremony on Feb. 7. The award is named for John Winthrop the Younger (1606-1676), who is credited with founding the city of New London and who served as governor of Connecticut.
Clark University senior Kate Trancynger, of Lenox, won third prize for her oil painting "Psychology of the Body I," in the ninth annual Colleges of Worcester Consortium Student Art Exhibit, a juried exhibition that opened on Feb.15 at the ARTSWorcester Aurora Gallery. The exhibition continues through March 21.
Trancynger was among three Clark student artists who swept the top honors. She is double-majoring in studio art and psychology. She also has had work on display in the Schiltkamp Gallery at the university's Traina Center for the Arts. She is a 2009 graduate of Miss Hall's High School and the daughter of Christopher and Claudia Trancynger of Lenox.
Dillon Bissell of Pittsfield has been named to Who's Who of American Colleges and Universities, compiled by Randall Reilly Publishing. Bissell was nominated by the faculty at Plymouth State University in New Hampshire.
Keith Daury of Pittsfield graduated in December 2012 from the State University of New York College of Technology at Delhi with a bachelor's degree in golf course management (superintendent).
Brittany Schneider of Williamstown graduated from Rochester (N.Y.) Institute of Technology with an associate in occupational studies degree in arts and imaging studies from RIT's National Technical Institute for the Deaf in the fall 2012 quarter.
Santino M. Delmolino of Dalton received a bachelor of science in business administration degree from Western New England University in Springfield on Feb. 15, 2013. Delmolino graduated summa cum laude, which signifies scholastic excellence and is awarded at graduation to students who have achieved a grade point average of 3.80 and above.
Dean's List & Honors
Worcester Polytechnic Institute has named four local students to the dean's list for academic excellence for the fall 2012 semester, based on the amount of courses and projects completed at the A level.
Serena Makkaoui, of Pittsfield, a senior majoring in management information systems.
Aaron Durkee, of Pittsfield, a junior majoring in aerospace engineering.
Ryan Wheeler, of Adams, a junior majoring in robotics engineering.
Adam Lemoine, of Adams, a freshman majoring in mechanical engineering.
The University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth has named Leslie Martin, Barret Bradley and Jacob O'Brien, all of Pittsfield, and Karl Mick of Lanesborough to the chancellor's list for earning a GPA of 3.8 or higher during the fall 2012 semester. Kathryn Hermanski, Jason Baczek, Turner Scott and Margaret Cowan, all of Pittsfield, and Katelyn Curro of Dalton were named to the dean's list.
Local students named to the dean's list for the fall 2012 semester at the University of Vermont in Burlington are:
Annalena A. Barrett of Housatonic, a first-year majoring in environmental studies in the College of Arts & Sciences.
Dylan M. Nash of Lenox, a senior majoring in business administration in the School of Business Administration.
Kerry A. Flynn of Pittsfield, a freshman majoring in professional nursing in the College of Nursing & Health Sciences.
Hannah L. Link of Pittsfield, a sophomore majoring in environmental studies in the College of Agriculture & Life Sciences.
The following local residents were named to the dean's list at Ithaca (N.Y.) College for the fall 2012 semester.
Malcolm Wilber, of Great Barrington, a freshman outdoor adventure leadership major at the School of Health Sciences and Human Performance.
Tyra Mazzer, of Pittsfield, a sophomore integrated marketing communications major, at the Roy H. Park School of Communications.
Rebecca Sibner, of Pittsfield, a junior environmental studies major at the School of Humanities and Sciences.
Claudia Fanelli, of Dalton, a senior integrated marketing communications major at the Roy H. Park School of Communications.
The University of Massachusetts at Boston has named Karen Chi, Dominick Newell and Casey O'Donnell, all of Pittsfield, Benjamin Rose of Dalton and Johana Arias of Great Barrington to the fall 2012 dean's list.
Hannah Smith of Pittsfield was named to the fall 2012 dean's list at Emory College in Atlanta, Ga.
Clark University in Worcester has named local students to its dean's list for the fall 2012 semester.
Miriam Z. Ross of Lenox and Holly G. Palardy and Michael P. Tierney, both of Pittsfield, were named to first honors for achieving a GPA of 3.8 or higher. Bram C. Smith of Becket, Tyler J. Boraski of Dalton, Kate O. Trancynger of Lenox and Edward D. Bertoldi and Jessica N. McDermott, both of Pittsfield were named to second honors for achieving a GPA of 3.5 or higher.
Springfield College has named the following local residents to the dean's list for academic excellence for the fall 2012 term.
Zachary Giron of Clarksburg, studying sports biology
Colby Rueger of Ashley Falls, studying mathematics
Joshua Racette of North Adams, studying criminal justice
Brodie Quinn of Pittsfield, studying applied exercise science
Simon Wineberg of Adams, studying applied exercise science
Kevin Agostini of Williamstown, studying athletic training
Zachery Richards of North Adams, studying athletic training
Joseph McSpiritt of Mill River, studying movement and sport studies
Heather Luciani of Pittsfield, studying health science and occupational therapy
Nicole Chaves of Pittsfield, studying health science and pre-physician assistant
Amber Rose Arnold of North Adams, studying communication science and disorders
Kaitlin Belleau of Pittsfield, studying rehabilitation and disability studies
Christina Cetti of Pittsfield, studying rehabilitation and disability studies
Grove City (Pa.) College has named Derek Burger, a senior finance major, to the dean's list with distinction, and Klara Burger, a junior marketing management major to the dean's list. They are the children of Charles and Betty Burger of Housatonic.
Sophomores Cassie Lincoln and Ashleigh Rennel, and junior Olivia Milanesi, all of North Adams, were named to the fall dean's list at Assumption College in Worcester.
Rebecca Dobbert of North Adams was named to the fall 2012 dean's list at Mount Ida College in Newton.
Merrimack College in North Andover has named Kaitlyn Duerr of Ashley Falls, a senior in the School of Science and Engineering; Jordan Schnopp of Dalton and Rebecca Read of Lenox, both juniors in the School of Science and Engineering, to the fall 2012 deans list.
The following students have earned term honors for the fall semester at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, N.Y.:
Jeremy Kogen, a senior and son of Jonathan Kogen of Great Barrington and Stephanie Forster, also of Great Barrington.
Leyla Stomberg, a senior and daughter of John and Beth Stomberg of Williamstown.
Rebecca Katz, a freshman and daughter of Joseph Katz and Margaret Dillon Katz of West Stockbridge.
The New England School of Communications in Bangor, Maine, has has named Kyle Kelson, a resident of Washington, to the high honors list for the fall 2012 term.
Alexandria Cunningham of Williamstown has been named to the dean's list at Quinnipiac University in Hamden, Conn., for the fall 2012 semester.
Marist College in Poughkeepsie, N.Y., has named two Pittsfield residents to dean's list for fall 2012: senior Darren Bushy, a business administration major with a concentration in finance, and sophomore Mckensie Saldo, a communications/public relations major.
Jacqueline Boino, daughter of Kevin and Maureen Boino of Dalton, was named to the fall 2012 honor roll at the University of Kansas in Lawrence. Boino, a sophomore, is a Pittsfield High School graduate enrolled in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and the School of Engineering.
Kaitlyn Sullivan of Ashley Falls and Sarina Tracy of Pittsfield have been been named to the dean's list for fall 2012 at Emerson College in Boston. Sullivan is a communication studies major and Tracy a journalism major.
Gettysburg (Pa.) College has named Conor Canning of Alford and Kimberly Houston of Williamstown to the dean's commendation list (for GPA 3.3-3.59) and Jenna Rush of Lenox to the dean's honor list (GPA 3.6-plus)
Connecticut College in New London has named the following seniors to the dean's high honors list for earning a grade-point average of 3.78 or more for the fall semester: Amanda Klay of Great Barrington, Jennifer Blagg of Lenox and Tess McGovern of Pittsfield.
Rudy Dousset of Great Barrington was named to the University at Albany's fall 2012 dean's list for outstanding academic achievement.
Allison Laroche of Cheshire and Dylan Waterhouse of Adams were named to the fall 2012 dean's list at Berklee College of Music in Boston.
St. Lawrence University in Canton, N.Y., has named senior Paige B. Pasquini of Pittsfield, a graduate of Green Mountain Valley School, and junior William A. Prescott of Lenox, a graduate of Lenox Memorial High School, to the fall 2012 dean's list.
Colby College in Waterville, Maine, named the following students to the fall 2012 dean's list:
Mikaela D. Mintz, a junior, is the daughter of David and Ann-Marie Mintz of Great Barrington and attended Monument Mountain Regional High Schoo.
Laura G. Nolan, a first-year student, is the daughter of James and Catherine Nolan of Williamstown and attended Mount Greylock Regional High School.
Lindley E. Wells, a senior, is the daughter of Peter and Susannah Wells of Williamstown and attended Miss Hall's School in Pittsfield.
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