May 22, 2018

Academic Honors

Local students graduate

The following Williston and St. George residents graduated from various colleges and universities this spring:

  •   Lauren Burbank Fettle, Bachelor of Science in nursing, magna cum laude, Emory University
  •  Lauren Alicia Haley, Bachelor of Science in accounting, magna cum laude, Saint Michael’s College
  •   Theresa Fukuda, bachelor’s degree in biology, Providence College
  •  Rachael L. Franklin, Bachelor of Arts in mathematics and Bachelor of Arts in secondary education, magna cum laude, University of Rhode Island
  •  Connor S. Peterson, bachelor’s degree in biology, cum laude, with a minor in chemistry and African studies, St. Lawrence University
  •  Sandra Cheeseman, bachelor’s degree in nursing, Norwich University
  •   Benjamin Kinsley, bachelor’s degree in political science, Norwich University
  •  Justin P. Teator, bachelor of professional studies degree in management, specializing in sports management, Cazenovia College
  •  Siobhan E. Kelley, Bachelor of Arts in international development and social change, summa cum laude, Clark University. Kelley also received the Impact Award from the Department of International Development and Social Change.
  •  Jessica Booth, Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering with high distinction, Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Loyola student honored

Corinne Vien of Williston has been inducted into The National Society of Collegiate Scholars and named to the dean’s list at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, Calif.

Local residents honored at UVM

Two Williston residents were among students recognized for achievements in academics and service at Honors Day ceremonies at the University of Vermont earlier this spring.

At the College of Arts and Sciences ceremony, Evan W. Yandell received the Senior Award presented by the Computer Science Department. Yandell was also inducted into Upsilon Pi Epsilon National Honor Society for computer science.

At the College of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences ceremony, Bradford M. Berry received the American Society of Civil Engineers Award for meritorious work in the student chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers.

Williston students inducted into National Honor Society

Renick Lalancette and Jenn Adams were inducted into the University of Vermont’s Alpha Kappa Delta National Honor Society.

Alpha Kappa Delta is the National Honor Society in sociology, founded in 1920 for the purposes of acknowledging and promoting excellence in scholarship in the study of sociology, the research of social problems and such other social and intellectual activities that will lead to improvement in the human condition.

Williston students make deans’ lists

The following Williston college students were named to the dean’s list.

  •   Matthew Hanudel, Wentworth Institute of Technology, Boston, Mass.
  •  April Burbank, Wheaton College, Wheaton, Ill.
  •   Timothy Clark, Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, Ga.
  •   Shelly Ho, Johnson State College
  •  Kiersten Olivetti, Johnson State College
  •   Madeline Zebertavage, SUNY Geneseo, Genesio, N.Y.
  •   Joshua Kinsley and Jonathan Zittritsch, Norwich University
  •  Calvin T. Benevento, McDaniel College, Westminster, Md.
  •   Mireille Kelley, University of Connecticut, Storrs, Conn.
  •   Alyssa M. Bachand and Molly K. McClintock, Saint Anselm College, Manchester, N.H.

Local students graduate from CCV

The following Williston students graduated from the Community College of Vermont (CCV) on June 2:

RoseAnne Doyle, Jason Dubie, Stephanie Duval, Samantha Newkirk, Brendan Pelletier, Erin Roe, Megan Somers, Hannah Wagner. This year 587 students received associate degrees, the largest graduating class in the college’s history.

Vermont Tech Dean’s List

The following Williston residents have made the Dean’s list for the spring 2012 semester at Vermont Tech:

  • Brendan C. Downs-Dudley
  • Joshua R. Germain
  • Joseph F. Haller
  • Drew R. Johnson
  • Abigail M. Senesac

Local students names to Dean’s List at UVM

Undergraduate students with grade-point averages of 3.0 or better and who are in the top 20 percent of their classes have been named to the Dean’s List for the spring semester at the University of Vermont.

The students include: Benjamin S. Albertson, junior, Biological Scienc; Kanita A. Chaudhry, senior, Biochemistry; Samuel C. Chevalier, sophomore, Electrical Engineering; Lillian R. Coletta, first-year student, Secondary Education Math; Emily A. Cooke, junior, Communication Science & Disorders; Abigail A. Dunki-Jacobs, first-year student, Undeclared; Christopher J. Ghazi, junior, Mechanical Engineering; Kathryn M. Gray, first-year student, Elementary Education K-6; Bronwen E. Hudson, sophomore, Global and Regional Studies – Europe; Erin L. Keller, senior, Biochemistry; Renick Lalancette, junior, Sociology; Daniel A. Lambert, junior, Biological Science; Emily P. Loisel, junior, Political Science; Laura M. Macuga, sophomore, Business Administration; David C. Manago, junior, Environmental Studies; Taylor B. Marcotte, sophomore, Chemistry; Ailan H. Nguyen, junior, English; Grace M. Paquette, senior, Social Work; Zachary M. Pion, sophomore, Business Administration; Jessica L. Shapiro, junior, Public Communication; Rachel E. Shapiro, senior, Dietetics Nutrition & Food Sciences; Andrew P. Sweeny, senior, Biology; Benjamin A. Teasdale, first-year student, Biochemistry; Sophia A. Trigg, sophomore, Secondary Education Social Sciences; Eva M. Williford, sophomore, Mathematics


Williston students receive accolades at Rice High

Five Rice Memorial High School students from Williston were recognized for their academic and musical achievements at the school’s annual Underclassmen Awards ceremony on June 6.

  •  Ellen Sartorelli, a rising-senior, received The Kristen Charlebois Junior Excellence in History Award. In addition, she was awarded The Manfred K. Hummel Award for excelling in the close analysis of literature and excellence in writing. Sartorelli also received the Junior Excellence in Foreign Language Award, and was presented with RPI Medal, awarded to promising secondary school juniors who have distinguished themselves in mathematics and science. She was also recognized for her participation in Boys’ and Girls’ State.
  •  Ezekial Geffken, a rising-senior, received The Junior Excellence in Science Award. He was also recognized for his participation in The Governor’s Institute on Engineering.
  •  Madeline Limanek, a rising-sophomore, was given The Freshman Excellence in Religion Award for her commitment to learning, always striving to do her best and excelling at seeing the similarities and differences among the religions of the world.
  •  The Freshman Excellence in Visual Arts Award was given to Williston resident Emily Dykes, who was recognized for demonstrating a gift for the art making process, her attention to detail and knowledge of process.
  •  Hannah Durkee, a rising-junior, was presented the Photography Award for her consistent growth, excellence and innovation.

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