The following residents are members of the freshman class at Colgate University in New York state:

Timothy Francis Ensign of New Preston, son of Mr. Robert W. Ensign and Ms. Joline S. Audet. Timothy is a graduate of Kent School.

Melanie Rose Grover-Schwartz of Bridgewater, daughter of Dr. Anita Grover and Mr. G. Thomas Hargrove and Mr. Edward M. Schwartz. Melanie is a graduate of Loomis Chaffee School.

Ryan Paul Orkisz of Bridgewater, son of Mr. Thomas Orkisz and Mrs. Mela Orkisz. Ryan is a graduate of Loomis Chaffee School.


Lindsay E. Houston, a graduate of Kent School, is one of 12 St. Lawrence University students participating in the Adirondack Semester program of study this fall.

Following the model of study abroad in another culture, the Adirondack Semester offers students the opportunity to immerse themselves full-time in the natural world.

The program includes extended wilderness experiences, as well as courses which examine natural history, ecology, cultural history and ethics.

It is based physically and educationally in a remote camp in the Adirondacks, without cars, television or most electronic devices.

Lauren Brady, daughter of Darlene and Kevin Brady of Kent, and a graduate of Kent School, recently began studies as first-year student at Hamilton College in New York state.

Hamilton College is a residential college offering a liberal arts curriculum.

New Milford

Cole Rossiter of New Milford is a first-year student at Gettysburg College in Pennsylvania and was awarded the Presidential Scholarship.

Gettysburg College recognizes students' academic achievement in high school by awarding merit scholarships. The Presidential Scholarship goes to top-ranking applicants based upon their grade-point average, class rank, and SAT or ACT scores.

Elizabeth Clarke Curatolo of New Milford was named to the dean's list for spring 2010 at Bentley University in Massachusetts. Elizabeth is a New Milford High School 2009 graduate.

Nicholas Karadimas of New Milford is a freshman at Bryant University in Rhode Island.

Kelly McCloskey of New Milford, daughter of Mark and Jacquie McClosky, graduated from Northeastern University in Boston with a BS in graphic design. Kelly also studied in Paris, Venice, and Egypt. She was a 2006 graduate of New Milford High School.


Allison Traynor of New Milford, a member of Elmira College's Class of 2014, is majoring in liberal arts and has earned the school's Trustee Scholarship. Allison is the daughter of Peter and Melanie Traynor. She was among those recognized during the college fall academic convocation. Trustee scholarships are awarded based on rank in secondary school class, overall academic achievement and test scores.