Winthrop Students Earn Academic Honors


Bentley University President, Gloria Cordes Larson, along with Dean of Business, Roy (Chip) Wiggins, and Dean of Arts and Sciences, Daniel L. Everett, recently announced the names of local residents who were honored for their outstanding academic achievement in the Spring 2018 semester.

The following resident  was recognized:

Courtney Hames Dalton

To be named to the President’s List, a full-time student must have a grade point average of 3.7 or higher with no course grade below 3.0 during the term.

To be named to the Dean’s List, a full-time student must have a grade point average of 3.3 or higher with no course grade below 2.0 during the term.



American International College awarded 600 undergraduate and graduate degrees to students representing 14 states and six countries at its 2018 Commencement ceremony.

Vasilios Mallios of Winthrop, received a Master of Education in Middle School Education.

Alyssa Moore of Winthrop, received a Master of Education in Moderate Disabilities.

Founded in 1885, American International College (AIC) is a private, co-educational, doctoral granting institution located in Springfield, Massachusetts, comprising the School of Business, Arts and Sciences, the School of Education, and the School of Health Sciences. AIC supports and advances education, diversity, and opportunity for its students and the community.



Christina Mignosa of Winthrop,  graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English during commencement ceremonies on May 20, 2018, at the University of Vermont.

The university conferred degrees this year on an estimated 3,055 graduates, including 2,443 bachelor’s, 387 master’s, 112 doctoral and 113 medical degree recipients. Among expected degree recipients are students from 43 states and 204 international students from 35 foreign countries. Approximately 1,021 graduates are from Vermont.

Alexander Nemerov, alumnus and one of the nations’ leading art historians and scholar of cultural history, delivered the address.

Since 1791, the University of Vermont has worked to move humankind forward. Committed to both research and teaching, UVM professors — world-class researchers, scholars, and artists — bring their discoveries into the classroom and their students into the field. Located in Burlington, Vermont, one of the nation’s most vibrant small cities and top college towns, UVM is a Public Ivy and top 100 national research university educating 10,513 undergraduate students, 1,542 graduate students, 826 certificate and non-degree students, and 459 M.D. students in the Larner College of Medicine.



Curry College is proud to announce that the following area students were named to the Dean’s List for the Spring 2018 semester:

Nicolette Durkee

Colby Massa




Curry College is pleased to announce that the following residents received degrees on Sunday, May 20, 2018, at Commencement Exercises in Milton, Massachusetts:

Gianna Beshere of Winthrop received a Bachelor of Science degree

Founded in 1879, Curry College is a private, four-year, liberal arts-based institution located on 131 acres in Milton, Mass. Curry extends its educational programs to a continuing education branch campus in Plymouth, Mass. Curry offers 27 undergraduate majors, as well as graduate degrees in business, education, criminal justice, and nursing, with a combined enrollment of over 3,700 students. The student body consists of approximately 2,000 traditional undergraduate students, 1,400 continuing education students, and 300 graduate students. Approximately 1,575 of its students reside on the Curry campus. The largest majors are business management, communication, nursing, criminal justice, and education. The College offers a wide array of extra-curricular activities ranging from 14 NCAA Division III athletic teams to an outstanding theatre program. Visit us on the web at



Michael Rich, of Winthrop has been named to the Dean’s List for the 2018 spring semester at the University of New England. Dean’s List students have attained a grade point average of 3.3 or better out of a possible 4.0 at the end of the semester.

The University of New England is Maine’s largest private university, featuring two distinctive campuses in Maine, a vibrant campus in Tangier, Morocco, and an array of innovative offerings online. Our hands-on, experiential approach empowers students to join the next generation of leaders in their chosen fields. We are home to Maine’s only medical and dental colleges, a variety of other interprofessionally aligned health care programs, and nationally recognized degree paths in the marine sciences, the natural and social sciences, business, the humanities and the arts.

UNE. Innovation for a healthier planet. Visit



Lasell College held its 164th commencement on May 12, granting 398 Baccalaureate degrees and 125 Master’s degrees, before an audience packed with family, friends, and members of the Lasell community on Taylor Field.

Graduates included:

Taylor August


Commencement speaker Donato Tramuto, president and founder of the nonprofit Health eVillages, shared with graduates his steps toward success with many stories from his own experiences growing up and becoming a corporate leader.

The audience also heard messages from Lasell College President Michael B. Alexander, who addressed both undergraduate and graduate recipients. Alexander encouraged them to dream big and to embrace opportunities for personal and professional growth.


on the dean’s list at university of rhode island

The University of Rhode Island is pleased to announce the Spring 2018 Dean’s List. The students represent nearly all of Rhode Island’s cities and towns, all six New England states, New York and New Jersey, and many other states and countries.

The following students from your area were named to the Dean’s List:

Jessica Leigh Parker

Haley Katherine Stafford

To be included on the Dean’s List, full-time students must have completed 12 or more credits for letter grades during a semester and achieved at least a 3.30 quality point average. Part-time students qualify with the accumulation of 12 or more credits for letter grades earning at least a 3.30 quality point average.

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 16,637 undergraduate and graduate students with global opportunities in an intimate environment. In May 2018, more than 3,300 undergraduate and about 700 graduate degrees were awarded. The University now has more than 120,000 alumni worldwide.



On Sunday, May 20, 2018, at Boston College High School’s 154th Commencement, President Grace Cotter Regan and the Board of Trustees presented diplomas to 315 members of the class of 2018. Mr. Michael D. White, former chairman, president and chief executive officer of DIRECTTV and former vice chairman and CEO of PepsiCo International, a 1970 graduate of BC High, gave the address.

Among the graduates was Winthrop resident: Simon Moreira.

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