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Local graduates making college news

The University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, Ala. has named the following local students to the Dean’s and President’s Lists for the fall 2017 term. Students named to the Dean’s List achieved an academic record of 3.5 or above, and those on the President’s List had an academic record of 4.0 (all A’s).

These students include: Jakob Sussman of Mineola (Dean’s List), Stavros Reynolds of Albertson (Dean’s List), Casey Conners of Williston Park (President’s List), Matthew George Torpe of Manhasset (Dean’s List), Justin Cenname of Port Washington (President’s List), William Longmire of Port Washington (Dean’s List) and Ciara Jennings of New Hyde Park (Dean’s List).

The University at Albany named the following students named to the Dean’s List for the fall 2017 term.  The following students named to the Dean’s List earned at least a 3.5 GPA: James Heinlein, Robert O’Lansen, Michael Sinn and Jonah Wolmark of Port Washington; Yonatan Aharoni, Abigail Ostad, Kiyah Owens, Maegan Toback and Linzee Zalta of Great Neck; Brett Baker, Natalie Bono, Nicole Devita, Camila Dilone, Cassidy Lange, Elizabeth O’Brien and Ariana Puran of New Hyde Park; Luke Grgas and Krasimir Vatchinsky of Williston Park; Ankeith Illiparambil of Mineola; Peter May of Albertson; Brian Mulcare of Carle Place; Maya Sunar of Searingtown; Lauren Bennis and Daniel Chen of Roslyn Heights; Taylor Lin of Roslyn; and Ayman Salloum of Manhasset.

The University at Albany has also named students as Living-Learning Community World Representatives.  World Representatives are students who were selected in fall 2017 to serve as peer leaders in the university’s Living-Learning Communities.  They serve on an advisory board to student engagement throughout the academic year, communicate feedback from their peers to student engagement to improve the L-LCs, and help plan and facilitate social activities for L-LC students. 

The following students have been named World Representatives: Aditya Arora, Kayla Jethoo, Shrey Koya, Ashveen Mahi, Elizabeth O’Brien, Sehajbir Randhawa, Riya Sharma and Nina Siton of New Hyde Park, and Jason Seidman of Great Neck.

Muhlenberg College in Allentown, Pa. named the following students to the fall 2017 Dean’s List: Michelle Haykin, Jenna Lustbader, Allie Mirsky and Danielle Chaluts of Great Neck; Daliah Bernstein and Jamie Sall of Port Washington; Melissa Kaplan of North Hills; Gabrielle Khalifa of Williston Park; Benjamin Katz of Old Westbury;Evan Mester of Roslyn; Jacob Sonnenklar and Julie Hart of Roslyn Heights; and Benjamin Starr of Manhasset.

Students who make the Muhlenberg College Dean’s List earned a GPA of 3.5 or higher.

Muhlenberg also announced that Emma Parente of East Williston will perform in this year’s college production of “Master Choreographers.” An evening of ballet, contemporary dance, tap, and jazz, “Master Choreographers” showcases exciting new dance works choreographed by nationally and internationally acclaimed guest artists and faculty. This season’s concert, which runs Feb. 8 through 10, will feature “It Happens Only Once… Yesterday and Tomorrow.”

Alvernia University in Reading, Pa. announced that the following students earned Real World Experience Awards.  50 Alvernia University students earned these competitive awards this fall to explore unique, real-world learning experiences. Funds are provided through the university’s Real-World Experience Award program geared to expand students’ access to experiential learning opportunities in all academic areas.

Amanda Turner of New Hyde Park, an occupational therapy major, will use the award funds to study abroad in Dingle, Ireland in spring 2018, and Anjelica Riccobono also of New Hyde Park, a nursing major, will use the award funds to study in Dingle in summer 2018. In addition to this honor, Turner was named to Dean’s List at Alvernia University.

James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Va. named Iliana Ioannides of Port Washington to JMU’s President’s List for the fall 2017 semester. Students who earned President’s List honors must carry at least 12 graded credit hours and earn a GPA of 3.9 or above. Ioannides is majoring in interdisciplinary liberal studies.

The University of Hartford in West Hartford, Conn. named the following students to the Dean’s List for fall 2017: Luke Postiglione of Manhasset, Jacob Portnoy of Great Neck, Kristina Stacom of New Hyde Park, and Guojun Johnson Ao of Roslyn.

Miami University announced that Evan Cook spent the fall 2017 semester in Luxembourg as part of a study abroad group. Cook, from Port Washington, is majoring in interdisciplinary business management.

In addition to Miami’s Luxembourg campus, Miami students can study abroad in over 90 locations around the world. Miami offers more than 350 co-sponsored study abroad programs that permit scholarship transfer.

The College of Saint Rose in Albany, N.Y. announced that Vincent Ferry of Great Neck has been named to the Dean’s List for the fall 2017 semester.

Springfield College in Springfield, Mass. has named Taylor Barnard of New Hyde Park and Elias Kokalis of Great Neck to the Dean’s List for academic excellence for the fall 2017 term.  Criteria for selection to the Dean’s List requires that the student must have a minimum GPA of 3.5 for the semester. Barnard is studying criminal justice, and Kokalis is studying applied exercise science.

And Port Washington resident Pat Nuzzolese was among the nearly 500 undergraduates who received a degree from the University of Dayton during the December 2017 commencement ceremony.

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