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Bucknell University

The following students made the dean’s list for outstanding academic achievement in the fall semester of the 2018-19 academic year. A student must earn a grade point average of 3.5 or higher on a scale of 4.0 to receive dean’s list recognition.

Caroline Barcia, Jack Corwen, Irene Karantzios and Kiara Romotzki from Manhasset; Lucas Friedman, Lexi Katz, Derek Knight and Amelia Tardera Class from Port Washington; John Napolitano from Great Neck; JJ Alicea from New Hyde Park; Olivia Braito and Michael Murphy from Williston Park; and Sara Nicolia from Old Westbury.

The University of Vermont

Sophie Germain and Maya Lipstein of Port Washington were named to the dean’s list. To be named to the dean’s list, students must have a grade-point average of 3.0 or better and rank in the top 20 percent of their class in their respective college or school.

Lehigh University

The following student made the dean’s list for the fall 2018 semester: Claudia Hanover, Jessica Hyland and Joshua Rashbaum of Port Washington; Molly Hwang and Michelle Nissan of Great Neck; Simon Adler, Eric Sherman, Lindsay Slavit and Sally Solomon of Roslyn; and Bryant Born, James Papadopoulos and Emily Polk of Manhasset.

This status is granted to students who earned a scholastic average of 3.6 or better while carrying at least 12 hours of regularly graded courses.

Hamilton College

Arianna Giaramita of Port Washington was named to the dean’s list for the 2018 fall semester. To be named to the dean’s list, a student must have carried throughout the semester a course load of four or more graded credits with an average of 3.5 or above.

New York Institute of Technology

Michael Cott of Roslyn, an advertising, public relations and technology major, worked as part of a student-run public relations team supporting local nonprofits including the Congregational Church of Manhasset, General Needs and the Health and Welfare Council of Long Island. 

Cott was selected for the marketing communications project as a member of the Carleton Group, an experiential education program that pairs skilled students with local non-profit organizations to help with specific needs. 

University of Rhode Island

The following students named to the dean’s list. To be included on the dean’s list, students must have completed 12 or more credits during a semester for letter grades with at least a 3.30 quality point average. 

Carolyn Bollerman, Kara Haberman and Danielle Stalnaker of Port Washington; Hazel Acosta and Anthony Bartolotta of New Hyde Park; Meredith Dee, Michela Franz and Alex Papadopoulos of Mineola; Madeleine Jex of Albertson; and Nora Moran of Williston Park.

Hofstra University

Sukhjit Dhaliwal, a senior at Hofstra University majoring in psychology and neuroscience, was recently honored at the University’s inaugural Academic Excellence Awards, presented by Hofstra College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.  

Sukhjit was one of 42 award recipients from 23 departments and a variety of interdisciplinary programs. Nominated by their chairpersons and professors for outstanding achievement, each student received a certificate and a $100 gift.

Computer science student Hugo Renzzo Olcese of Mineola was on a team of students that took first place in the JPMorgan Chase Code for Good competition hosted in Tampa, Fla. this month. 

Olcese worked on a project on behalf of Radical Partners, a non-profit that identifies issues impacting communities, such as hurricane relief or housing affordability, and helps local leaders accelerate change. The organization struggled with sorting data from their Facebook page and tasked their Code for Good team to find a solution.

Working on an 18-hour deadline, Olcese collaborated with five students from New York City, Mississippi, New Jersey and Vermont, to design and build a prototype for a website that Radical Partners could use to easily pull and sort data posted by users, and create detailed reports.

Olcese plans to pursue a graduate degree in computer science or cybersecurity immediately after graduation.

Clemson University

Michael Patrick Mosie of New Hyde Park graduated from Clemson University with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering .

Muhlenberg College

Dustin Stern of Great Neck made the dean’s list for the fall 2018 semester.

SUNY Potsdam

Angelina Filpo-Toscano of Mineola was recently named to the president’s list. To achieve the honor of being on the president’s list, each student must have satisfactorily completed 12 numerically-graded semester hours, with a grade point average of 3.5 or higher.

The following students were named to the dean’s list: Lauren Behan and Christopher Theriot of Mineola, Vanessa Gil-Sandoval of Port Washington, and Adam Patterson of Great Neck.

SUNY Canton

Nicholas Favale of New Hyde Park and Christina Anderson of Roslyn made the president’s list during the Fall 2018 semester. President’s list recognizes full-time students who achieve a GPA of 3.75 or greater.

Favale is a nursing major and Anderson is a veterinary technology major.

Amy Rasch of New Hyde Park earned part time honors during the fall 2018 semester. The college created this award to recognize students who earned at least a 3.25 GPA in six to 11 credits of course work. It stands alongside the college’s dean’s list and president’s list as one of the top awards given for academic success at the college.

Rasch is a health care management major.

Hudson Valley Community College

Karanjit Patwar of Mineola was named to the fall 2018 president’s list. President’s list names those full- and part-time students registered for at least six college credits who have a term grade point average of between 3.5 and 4.0.

Kutztown University of Pennsylvania

KelliAnn Forero and Chloe Katinas of Mineola made the fall 2018 dean’s list. To be eligible for the dean’s list, an undergraduate student must be registered for at least 12 credits and have a minimum grade point average of 3.60.

Nassau BOCES

Three students from the Great Neck UFSD were named Students of the Quarter at Nassau BOCES Barry Tech career and technical education high school: Claudia Aziz, a dental assisting student; Aliya Lakhani, who is studying office skills; and Omar Mira, who is studying to become an auto collision technician student.



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