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Southern Vermont College nursing students took a trip to Tanzania in January to see health care differences and broaden their perspectives.

College Notes: February 2018

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The trip was the culmination of a cross-cultural nursing course and required the participants to work in a hospital in Tanzania. 
Aundrea Pansecchi of Adams, who is studying nursing at Southern Vermont College in Bennington, joined a other junior and senior students and faculty in early January to visit the country of Tanzania to experience health care and life in another culture. 
The semester leading up to the trip was spent "book-learning" about politics, health care, government, agriculture, environment, social and lifestyle, culture, and religion in the East African country through the Cross-Cultural Nursing course taught by instructor Christa Berthiaume and Assistant Professor Joanne Steele.
While in Africa, the students utilized their skills by volunteering in a small hospital in Arusha and learned how nursing care in Tanzania differs from the United States. They lived in a hostel-type home and ate typical East African food. Time was utilized learning about how perceptions and experiences as first-world citizens impact how we care for patients and view people.
Holly Cadran of Cheshire and Matthew Rabasco of Pittsfield have both participated in Worcester Polytechnic Institute student teams taking part in hands-on research projects.  
Cadran, a junior majoring in industrial engineering and a data analytics and process engineering intern at U.S. Coast Guard, was a member of a student team that recently completed a research project in Washington, D.C. The project was titled "Using AI and Automation to Improve Processes at the MSC."
Rabasco of Pittsfield, a junior majoring in civil engineering, participated in a Worcester-based research project titled "Investigating the Cultural Accessibility of Health Services."
At WPI, all undergraduates are required to complete a research-driven, professional-level project that applies science and technology to addresses an important societal need or issue. About two-thirds of students complete a project at one of the university's 40-plus off-campus project centers, which are located around the world. 

Academic Lists

Three Pittsfield residents have been named to the dean's list for the fall 2017 semester at Marist College in Poughkeepsie, N.Y.: freshmen Rachel Godwin, majoring in business administration, and Kerstin Schnopp, majoring in psychology/special education, and sophomore Louis Higuera, majoring in political science.
The University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth has named the following students to the dean's list for the fall 2017 semester: Justin Bartini, Camry Francoeur and Cassandra Lyon, all of Pittsfield, and Nicole Belair of Lenox. Named to the chancellor's list are Colleen Kroboth of Hancock and Daniel Schiek of Lanesborough.
Allison Degrenier of Clarksburg, majoring in animal science and pre-veterinary medicine, was named to the fall 2017 dean's list at the University of Findlay in Ohio. 
Loyola University Maryland in Baltimore has named the following students to its fall 2017 dean's list: senior Daley Keator of Lenox and sophomore Maeve Shine of Williamstown.
Senior William Churchill of Great Barrington has been placed on the Gettysburg (Pa.) College dean's honor list for outstanding academic achievement in the fall 2017 semester.
Mary Mcgrath of Lenox has been named to dean's list for the fall 2017 semester at Purchase College, State University of New York. Mcgrath is studying Dance.
Area students were recently named to the dean's list at Colby College in Waterville, Maine, for outstanding academic achievement during the fall semester of 2017 by earning a grade-point average of 3.77 or higher. 
Grace M. Dodig, a freshman, attended Mount Greylock Regional High School and is the daughter of Chris and Michelle Dodig of Lanesborough. Dodig. Her major is undeclared.
Katelyn J. Monteleone, a senior, attended Lenox Memorial High School and is the daughter of Robert and Maureen Monteleone of Lenox. She majored in English with a concentration in creative writing and theater and dance.
Seton Hall University in South Orange, N.Y., announced that Austin O'Neill of Pittsfield has qualified for fall 2017 dean's list.
Natasha Beauchesne of Dalton, a sophomore English major, and Kelsey Rich of Pittsfield, a senior theater arts major, have both been named to the dean's list for fall 2017 at Le Moyne College in Syracuse, N.Y.
Merrimack College in North Andover named the following students dean's list for fall 2017: Travis Ciempa of Adams; Mackenzie Rice of Dalton; Cameron Hadley of New Ashford; and Casey Ouillette of Pittsfield.
Three local students have been named to the dean's list for the fall semester at St. Lawrence University in Canton, N.Y.: sophomore Holly S. Fisher and junior Cole W. Hughes, who is an environmental studies-biology major, both of Williamstown and Mount Greylock Regional School graduates; and freshman Alexandra M. Lynch of Lenox, who had attended Westminster School in Simsbury, Conn.
Western New England University in Springfield has named the following students to the fall 2017 semester president's list and dean's list
President's List (GPA 3.8 or higher)
London Green of Adams, psychology
Abigail Litchfield of New Marlborough, accounting
Aubrey Rumbolt of North Adams, secondary education mathematical sciences
Steven O'Brien of Pittsfield, communication media theory and production
Patrick Tierney of Pittsfield, general biology
Kathryn Wells of Windsor, marketing communication and advertising.
Dean's List (GPA 3.3 or higher)
Gabriel Greenspan of Becket, political science
Brandon Peaslee of Dalton, management and leadership
Tiffany-Rae Robinson of Dalton, biomedical engineering
Paige Storti of Great Barrington, psychology
John Young of Housatonic, mechanical engineering
Terrance Powell of Housatonic, majoring in finance
Emily Andreatta of North Adams, majoring in psychology
Alexandra Desrochers of Pittsfield, majoring in criminal justice
Lynda Akor of Pittsfield, majoring in psychology
Ryan Benoit of Williamstown, business analytics information management
The following students at the Rochester (N.Y.) Institute of Technology made the dean's list for the fall 2017 semester:
Eli Cunningham of Pittsfield, computer science
Lana Grygier of Lenox, 3D digital design
Andrew Macfarlane of Pittsfield, computing and information technologies
Reagan Schaeffer of Cheshire, mechanical engineering
Kyle Foggon of Dalton, industrial design
Nicholas Trombley of North Adams, applied mathematics
Alexander Stevens of Pittsfield, game design and development
Joshua Giron of Clarksburg, hospitality and tourism management
Michael Boc of Pittsfield, computing security


Below is a list of local students who were named to the dean's list at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst for the 2017 fall semester for achieving a 3.5 grade-point average or better.

Kalyn Rose Alibozek
Laura Elisabeth Heritage
Aaron John Holman-Vittone
Emilie Krzanik
Matthew Provost
Kosta Theodric Casivant
Mary Allyse Newton
Christopher Ryan Cardimino
Autumn Fetridge
Madison Michael Roseanna Graves
Megan M Rodowicz
Nicholas David Boulger
Taylor Cheyanne Giron
Joseph Anthony Liporace
Marion Tayler Brooks
Samantha Camp
Melanie A Griffith
Sydney Morgan Smola
Shelby Fournier Tonelli
Brianna Marie Broderick
Ally Marie Brown
Austin Joseph Cooney
Samantha Rose Cote
Jamie Elizabeth Downer
Sarah Marie Duquette
Sarah Friedman
Kayla Marie Kowalczyk
Kevin Robert Kowalczyk
Jocelyn Latvalla
Lucas Carroll Lombardi
Emily Murrin
Isabella Olivia Sears
Connor James Washburn
Charles Arthur Bohl III
Lily Margaret Abrahams
Neeka Daemi
Elias Garivaltis
Sonora Alexandra Malik
Amy Ralston
Jonah Swotes
Adam James Whalen
Colette Ashley Basiliere
Jasper Basiliere
Dominic Edward Carnevale
Sean Norman Peters
Brittany Marie Quinn
Alexis Wells
Mark Anthony Leon-Duque
Kelly Elizabeth Potter
Julia Pauline Vlahopoulos
Devon Lennon
Jesse Francisco Arevalo
Emily Patricia Donovan
Elizabeth Barry
Miles Oliver Briggs
Annie Margaret Fielding
Jack Paul Haskell
Leah Haskell
Charles Bassett Holt
Shay Matthew Swindlehurst
Lydia Frances Graham
William Galipeau
Celene Marie Koperek
Michael Robert Mazzu
Amanda Michaels
William Theodore Superneau
Marlee Suters
John Kaelan Wood
Catherine Lynn Barry
Micaela Bartlett
Taryn Elise Bordeau
Michael Kenneth Brophy
Emma Kay Burnick
Sienna Marie Carpenter
Paige Meredith Chiaretta
Bradley Hunter Cobb
Jacob Cain Coles
Bridget Carey Daoust
Alexander Paul Defarlo
Evan Patrick Dempsey
Alyssa Marie Doerle
Samuel Henry Fick
Jordan William Fiske
Gregory Robert Fournier
Matthew James Gimlewicz
Micaela C Goodrich
Joseph Timothy Heath
Robert E Heck
Alexandria Olivia-Shay Henderson
Rebecca Herbert
Paige Cathryn Hinman
Stacy A. Horomanski
Elizabeth Howe
Emanuel Quincy Hurvitz
Allison L Kahn
Matthew Joseph Kelley
Jillian Ann King
Amber Landry
Reilly Elizabeth Lee
Thomas Matthew Lee
Ranjana Lingutla
Griffin Thomas Manns
Kira Diane Martin
Quinlan Mark Matthews
Mia Gabriella Mazzeo
Courtney Marie McMahon
Erin Elizabeth Murphy
Timothy J Murray
Jonathan Placido
Mackenzi Gloria Powers
Parker Rahilly
Bradley Michael Reardon
Arthur James Rosiello
Matas Rudzinskas
Lauren Michelle Russo
Danielle Soule
Nicholas Tullio Squires
Ashley May Sulock
Shane Patrick Tierney
David Graziani
Zev Elijah Jarrett
Lionel Anthony Bierbower
Danielle Goewey
Maura Robitaille
Eliza McManus Maggio
Emily Ann Rappaport
Georgia Khouri Bass
Emma Sprague Adler
Sara Cheyenne Groves
Ryan Matthew B. Villar
Casey Tran Lyons
O'Siris Judea Terry
Suni Ton
Catherine Grace Fusini
Dalton Wheeler Hill
Erin Christine Archambault
Davis Daniel Britland
Eli Pease


The following students graduated Feb. 15 from Western New England University in Springfield: Rachel L. Down of Lanesborough, summa cum laude, bachelor of science in electrical engineering; and Jacob A. Farron of Pittsfield, bachelor of science in mechanical engineering


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