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College Success News: June 14, 2013

The University of Scranton has announced its Dean’s List, which recognizes students for academic excellence during the 2013 spring semester. A student must have a grade point average of 3.5 or better with a minimum number of credit hours to make the Dean’s List. The list includes students from the Jesuit university’s College of Arts and Sciences, the Kania School of Management, the Panuska College of Professional Studies and the College of Graduate and Continuing Education. More than 1,490 students were named to the 2013 spring semester Dean’s List, including the following area residents.

Stefanie Pia of Plainview is a freshman with a nursing major in Scranton’s Panuska College of Professional Studies

Taylor Silberglied of Plainview is a senior with a occupational therapy major in Scranton’s Panuska College of Professional Studies

Krista Ziegler of Old Bethpage is a sophomore with a exercise science major in Scranton’s Panuska College of Professional Studies

At the University of Rhode Island’s 127th Commencement on Saturday and Sunday, May 18-19, 2013, more than 3,200 undergraduate and 770 graduate students became the University’s newest alumni.

Students who received the honor summa cum laude graduated with a cumulative grade point average (GPA ) of at least 3.7; students who received the honor of magna cum laude graduated with a GPA of at least 3.50; and students who received the honor of cum laude graduated with a GPA of at least 3.3.

The following residents were among the students who received their undergraduate or graduate degrees. Note that many students have received multiple degrees:

Jenna P. Pereg of Woodbury received a BA in Communication Studies

Matthew D. Dejulio of Plainview received a BS in Sociology cum laude

Michelle A. Geffen of Woodbury received a BA in Psychology

The University of Rhode Island’s pioneering research extends the University’s influence well beyond its coastal borders, while its unique interdisciplinary courses provide its 16,680 undergraduate and graduate students with global opportunities in an intimate environment. The University now has about 110,000 alumni worldwide.


Emily Hillel, who is majoring in Biology and from Plainview was one of 59 SUNY Oneonta undergraduate students honored as recipients of the college’s 2012-2013 Best and Brightest awards at the college’s annual Students of Distinction reception on May 8.

The awards recognize students who demonstrate outstanding academic engagement, co-curricular engagement, and service to the college and/or local community. Students are nominated for the awards each semester by faculty and staff.

Kristen D’Elia, a resident of Plainview and a member of the class of 2015, has been named to the Dean’s List at Providence College for the Spring 2013 semester. To qualify for the Dean’s List, students must achieve at least a 3.55 grade point average with a minimum of 12 credits.

Providence College is the only college or university in the United States administered by the Dominican Friars. The Catholic, liberal arts college has an undergraduate enrollment of approximately 3,900 students and offers degrees in 49 academic majors. Providence College has consistently been ranked among the top five regional universities in the north according to U.S. News’ America’s Best Colleges.

The following local students graduated from the University of Hartford during spring commencement weekend (May 18-19):

Albert Adolphus of Old Bethpage, New York with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration.

Alexa Bruno of Woodbury with a Bachelor of Arts.

Victoria Lamagna of Plainview with a Bachelor of Arts.

Chartered in 1957 with the mission to be a “private university with a public purpose,” the University of Hartford offers undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs in the arts, the humanities, business, engineering and technology, education, and the health professions. The University’s student body of 7,000 represents 44 states and 50 countries. For more information, visit www.hartford.edu.

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Driving rain and cold temperatures could not keep Long Islanders from coming out to support the first annual DogFest Walk ‘n Roll, a fundraiser for Canine Companions for Independence. Held for the first time at Marjorie Post Park in Massapequa, dogs of all breeds and sizes came with their humans with one goal in mind; to raise funds for CCI.

Massapequa resident and event organizer Yvonne Dagger, past president and now board member, discussed the importance of the event.

For as long as she could remember, Christina Amato-Smith has always wanted to open her own hair salon. The Floral Park native worked at a salon down the road from her home, but it wasn’t until 1994 when Amato-Smith made good on her promise to herself.

“I came to Bethpage to open my business because my clients were here,” said Amato-Smith, who now lives in Lindenhurst and has owned Top Cuts for 20 years.

While her business has been met with much success, in 2008, Amato-Smith’s personal life was met with a life altering challenge when she was diagnosed with stage three breast cancer. It was this event that prompted Top Cuts to organize a cut-a-thon to raise funds and awareness for breast cancer. This year’s event occurs on Saturday, Nov. 1.


Calendar

4th Annual Harvest Festival

Saturday, Oct. 25

Health and Wellness Senior Fair

Tuesday, Oct. 28

Haunted Halloween

Wednesday, Oct. 29



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