GAYLORDSVILLE

John Briscoe has received a B.S. in mechanical engineering from Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pa.

NEW MILFORD

Louis Alhage was recently named a Castleton Community Advisor for the 2015-16 academic year at Castleton State College in Vermont.

Castleton Community Advisors are an integral part of the Residence Life Department, who have the most direct and constant contact with students. CA’s are assigned to a floor or house of 16-50 students and their primary responsibility is to act as a facilitator of community and enhance the on-campus living experience for their peers.

In addition, Louis was recently awarded the SGA Outstanding Second-year Award for the 2014-15 academic year. The award is given annually to the new student who has contributed time, dedication and enthusiasm to the sophomore class, as well as to the Castleton College community.

Scott Thompson recently took part in Buffalo State’s alternative spring break, a program offered by the Volunteer and Service-Learning Center. Thompson was among a group of students who stayed at Mission House in Niagara Falls from March 23 to 28.

The participating students served lunch to clients of Community Missions and took meals, toiletries, and toys to families staying in low-cost motels through the Magdalene Project. He also was among a select group of Buffalo State students whose academic achievements were recognized April 16 at the college’s annual honors convocation.

Scott is majoring in urban regional analysis and planning, one of more than 60 major programs represented at the ceremony. Each student received an honors pin.

Gabriella Scoca, a member of the Class of 2016, was recently inducted into Eastern Connecticut State University’s circle chapter of the Omicron Delta Kappa National Honor Society in Leadership. Through a competitive application process, candidates were evaluated not only on their involvement on Eastern’s campus and surrounding the community.

The following students have been awarded master’s degrees from Western Connecticut State University in Danbury:

Susan Brofford (M.S. in education), Tarah Faust (master’s of health administration), Kerri Gaudelli (master of fine arts), Jenna Giudice (M.S. in education), Lara Altagracia (M.S. in clinical mental health counseling), Michael Lazzaro (M.S. in education), Danielle Ragonnet (M.A. in earth and planetary sciences), Heather Shepard (M.A. in teaching), Eric Steiner (master of fine arts degree in creative and professional writing) and Elizabeth Terlizzi (M.S. in education).

Susan Guertin has graduated with a doctor of education degree in instructional leadership from Western Connecticut State University in Danbury.

Numerous students have earned undergraduate degrees from Western Connecticut State University in Danbury. Majors are noted in parentheses:

Graduates are Robert Darrell Agee (B.S. in justice and law administration), Amrita Kaur Bains (B.A. in chemistry), Mary E. Barta (B.A. in English), Stephanie Julia Brand Belcher (B.A. in psychology), Holly A. Brown (B.S. in music education), Jillian Sue Caceci (B.S. in justice and law administration), Marcela F. Campo (B.A. in social work), Christine Marie Carovillano (B.A. in political science), Gina Elizabeth Carrozza (B.S. in music education), Stephen A. Confortini (B.B.A. in finance), Lauren E. Dellea (B.B.A. in management), Daniel Denault (B.B.A. in management), Alyssa A. Dombroski (A.S. in liberal arts), Whitney Rose Dube (B.A. in social work), Patricia Dzamko (B.S. in nursing), Jamie M. Ezdebski (B.B.A. in marketing), Ashley Nicole Figueiredo (B.A. in psychology), Johnathan Patrick Flaherty (B.B.A. in accounting), Jessica Lynn Forbes (B.A. in professional writing), Ryan M. Gabrielle (B.S. in health promotion studies), Christian Jacke Gagnier (B.A. in media arts), Rachel Gina Gallo (B.A. in psychology), Thomas Earl Gaynor (B.B.A. in management), Andrew Edward Golden (B.S. in justice and law administration), Katelyn Marie Gosselin (B.A. in art), Taylor Gosselin (B.B.A. in finance), Jenny Granda (B.A. in social work), Maria Grasso (B.S. in elementary education) and Joseph W. Groski (B.S. in justice and law administration).

Also, Amanda Teixeira Halim (B.A. in biology), Jennifer M. Hammer (B.B.A. in finance), Andrew W. Harris (B.B.A. in management), Shanna Beth Haydu (B.S. in nursing), Kelsey Jean Heaton (B.S. in elementary education), Ruben Arturo Hernandez Moreno (B.B.A. in marketing), Jessica Rose Holding (B.S. in nursing), Madelyn Rachel Horowitz (B.A. in English), Ashley Marie Hunter (B.S. in health promotion studies), Mohammed Mainul Islam (B.B.A. in finance), Ashley Jajer (B.A. in psychology), William Jette (B.S. in justice and law administration), Shyena Daniella Joseph (B.A. in art), Mary K. Kelly (B.A. in communication), Melanie A. Kinman (B.A. in psychology), Kelea M. Leonard (B.A. in social work), Timothy A. Lewis (B.M. in performance, jazz), Jessica Lin (B.A. in political science), Michelle Rose Linke (B.B.A. in marketing), Wesley A. Marchena (B.A. in music), Elizabeth Anne Markey (B.A. in art), John Lukas Martin (B.S. in justice and law administration), Christopher J. Mascolo (B.S. in community health), Julie M. McBreairty (B.B.A. in accounting), Jessica Marie McSaveny (B.A. in communication), Cameron James Mirkhani (B.B.A. in accounting), Chelsea Jeanne Mirkhani (B.A. in art), Kenneth James Mittelstadt (B.S. in justice and law administration), Jessica L. Murphy (B.S. in justice and law administration), Erick Ernesto Orozco Morato (B.A. in biology), Gregory C. Osborne (B.A. in history), Meghan Anne O’Sullivan (B.B.A. in management).

Also, Daniel Alberto Pullara (B.S. in justice and law administration), Crystal Ann Quigg (B.A. in social work), Felicia Elizabeth Radman (B.S. in justice and law administration), Christine Elizabeth Russo (B.S. in nursing), Maria Dc Salcedo (B.A. in Spanish), Melissa T. Samuel (B.B.A. in finance), Matthew Raymond Saraceno (B.B.A. in management), Elizabeth Ashley Sarles (B.A. in history), Gustavo C. Sarto (B.A. in communication), Barbara J. Selvaggi (B.A. in communication), Christopher M. Sennello (B.B.A. in management), Jonathan Eric Sommerer (B.A. in communication), Chad Alan Stephen (B.S. in justice and law administration), Casey Bradley Street (B.S. in justice and law administration), Ruby L. Tanner (B.A. in Spanish), Eric Tougas (B.A. in communication), Matthew Thomas Trager (B.B.A. in management), Anyi Vasquez (B.A. in political science), Carlos D. Vicuna (B.A. in computer science), Alyssa M. Voytek (B.A. in art), Bryan G. Walsh (B.A. in media arts) and Lindsey A. Warner (B.A. in social work).

Eastern Connecticut State University’s chapter of the Association of Information Technology Professionals recently won third place in a national competition at the 20th Annual AITP National Collegiate Conference in Omaha, Neb.

For the conference’s Database Driven Website Competition, the club’s task was to completely replace the website of a selected nonprofit organization with a modernized, database-driven website. AITP club member and chapter president Kyle Robertsplayed a major role in the success of the club. Over the course of a year, Eastern’s AITP revamped the website of the Northeast CT Economic Alliance (NECTEA), a Willimantic-based nonprofit that assists startups and growing businesses in northeastern Connecticut. After submitting five separate phases to a national panel of information technology professional judges, the club was selected as one of the top 10 teams in the nation, and invited to present at the 2015 AITP national conference. In Omaha, the club presented their NECTEA website in front of an audience of IT professionals and students from across the country, and answered questions from the panel of judges. Among schools with enrollments as large as 35,000 students, Eastern’s AITP won third place in the 2015 National Database Driven Website Competition.

Several students have graduated from Eastern Connecticut State University. They are Daniel Castagnetta, magna cum laude with a B.A. in history; Gavin Lavallee, B.S. in sport and leisure management; and Travis Pastor, B.A. in visual arts.

Travis Pastor, a member of the Class of 2015 at Eastern Connecticut State University, presented artwork at the school’s Visual Art Department’s annual senior exhibition, “Realize & Visualize” in May. This event is exclusive to senior visual arts majors who have successfully completed a senior project in their concentration. Faculty supervisors curate the exhibit based on a student’s successful demonstration of command of visual artistry within their chosen discipline.

Kate Baxter has earned a B.S. in animal science from Berry College in Mount Berry, Ga.

Emma Green, a member of the Class of 2017 at Eastern Connecticut State University, was recently inducted into the university’s Psi Chi Pscyhology Honor Society.

Jennifer Paradiso, who recently was named to the dean’s list, has graduated cum laude from Bryant University in Smithfield, R.I., with a B.S. in business administration. James Beecher has graduated magna cum laude with a B.S. in business administration.

Nicholas Robison has received a degree from Champlain College in Burlington, Vt.

Kelsey Matthews has received a B.S. degree in professional nursing from the College of Nursing & Health Sciences at the University of Vermont.

Samuel Pitser has been named to the Dean’s List for the spring semester at Southern New Hampshire University in Manchester, N.H.

Mark Mingachos has been named to the President’s List for the spring semester at Southern New Hampshire University in Manchester, N.H.

Alexandra LaNoce has graduated with a B.A. degree from Lasell College in Newton, Mass., where she majored in fashion communication and promotion.

Several students have been named to the spring semester dean’s list at Springfield College in Springfield, Mass. They are Cody Benz, who is studying applied exercise science, Kevin Morris, who is studying health science, and Megan Senior, who is studying psychology.

Several students have been named to the spring semester dean’s list at Eastern Connecticut State University in Willimantic. Each student’s graduation year and area of study is indicated in parentheses. Named to the list are Daniel Castagnetta (Class of 2015, history), Emma Green (Class of 2017, psychology), Joshua Henton (Class of 2017, communication), Isabelle Horchos (Class of 2018, communication), Travis Pastor (Class of 2018, visual arts) and Jenna Rodroguez-Mancini (Class of 2018, pre-elementary education and communication).

Nathan Jejer has earned an associate of applied science degree in arboriculture and landscape management, and an associate of applied science degree in forest technology from Paul Smiths College in Paul Smiths, N.Y.

Daniel Hack, son of Evan Hack and Diane D’Isidori, has been named to the spring semester dean’s list at St. Michael’s College, where he is a junior majoring in history and minoring in biology.

Kristina Maxwell, a member of the Class of 2017, has been named to the spring semester dean’s list for high honors at Nichols College in Dudley, Mass.

Margaret E. Mester has graduated with a bachelor of science degree in exercise science from the University of Scranton.

Kelsey Brofford has graduated with a bachelor of science degree in industrial engineering with high distinction from Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Worcester, Mass.

John Morrissey has graduated with a bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Worcester, Mass.

Lars Wallin, a senior majoring in finance at Coastal Carolina University, has been named to the spring semester dean’s list.

Steven Rudolf Kuss has graduated with a B.S. degree in business administration from the University of Mary Washington in Virginia.

Julia Rosiello and Brittany Trnka have been named to the spring semester dean’s list at Hofstra University in New York.

Jackson Nahom, a graduate of South Kent School, will attend Clarkson University in Potsdam, N.Y., as a member of the Class of 2019. Nahom will major in computer science.