Congratulations to Elizabeth Stevenson of Cranston, who graduated with a bachelor’s degree from Gettysburg College in Pennsylvania this past May. Stevenson majored in psychology and women, gender and sexuality studies, and was placed on the Deans' Commendation List for outstanding academic achievement.
Making the grade at the University of Vermont were Stephanie N. Mariorenzi, a senior majoring in business administration, and Elizabeth K. Ruggieri, a sophomore majoring in psychology, who were both named to the dean’s list for the spring 2012 semester.
The following Cranston residents were named to the dean’s list for the spring 2012 semester at Quinnipiac University: George Brown, Carissa Grande, Ani Megerdichian, Jenna Mojkowski, Thomas Patrick, Katy Petrie and Nicholas Sczerbinski.
Congratulations to Sarah Tomasso of Cranston, who is majoring in graphic design-BFA at UMass Dartmouth and who has been named to the spring 2012 Chancellor's List in recognition of earning a semester grade point average of 3.8 or higher of a possible 4.0.
During a ceremony at the Rhode Island State House, Cox Communications awarded $16,000 in scholarships to eight high school seniors. Congratulations to Cranston resident Ariana Joharjian from Cranston High School West who was among the recipients.
Congratulations to Corey O’Rourke of Cranston who made the President’s List at Bryant College. O’Rourke is a senior in management.
Students from as far away as California and as old as 62 years of age were among those receiving degrees at the 2012 Commencement Ceremony of American International College in Massachusetts. Congratulations to Jennifer Erice of Cranston who was awarded a Master of Education degree.
Dr. Thomas F. Wylie, Senior Vice President and Provost at New England Institute of Technology (NEIT), is pleased to announce that Saffiyah Nelson from Cranston, was inducted into the Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) International Honor Society along with 70 other outstanding students at a ceremony held at the college. She is enrolled in the college's Business Management Technology program.
The University of Hartford has announced that Benjamin Wilcox and Richard Jean-Baptiste have been named to the Dean's List for spring 2012.
Seven Cranston residents have been named to the Dean's List at Boston University for the spring semester. Congratulations to Melissa D. Bobotas, Charif A. Downes, Sarah E. Lizotte, Stefanie D. Rich, Eli R. Rodrigues, Gina M. Savella and Laura M. Savella.
Receiving degrees from Boston University were Cranston residents Andrew H. Lehrer, Juris Doctor in law; Sudha R. Panneerselvam, Bachelor of Science in human physiology; Jia Leung, Juris Doctor in law; Maria K. Sarkissian, Bachelor of Arts in archaeology; Linda Weng, Master of Business Administration in business administration and management; Stefanie D. Rich, Bachelor of Arts in linguistics, Cum Laude; and Laura M. Savella, Bachelor of Science in health studies, Cum Laude.
Congratulations to Michael Aldana (computer animation) and Brittany McCall (interior design) for earning their degrees this past May at Mount Ida College.
Tyler Perry, a resident of Cranston, graduated from Ithaca College's School of Humanities and Sciences located in New York, with a major in theatrical production arts. The degree was awarded in May.
The following Cranston resident recently graduated from Union College during its 218th Commencement exercises: Naika Joseph who graduated and received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Spanish and Hispanic Studies.
At the Lincoln School in Providence, congratulations to Dakota Goldsmith of Cranston who recently graduated and will be attending the Loyla University-Chicago in the fall. Goldsmith received the Miriam Sewall Converse Award, which is given to a student for consistent effort and constructive contribution to the classroom atmosphere and social activities. An avid performing artist, Goldsmith danced with the Festival Ballet throughout freshman year. She plans to pursue pre-medical sciences in college.
Also from the Lincoln School, congratulations to Tess VanSchepen, of Cranston, upon her graduation. A youth leader at her Presbyterian church, as well as at Lincoln, she has identified an interest in public health through mission trips, domestic and international. She will attend Dickinson College in the fall.