Winthrop Students Earn Academic Honors


Kelsie Griffiths of Winthrop and a Fairfield University student received Dean’s List Honors for the Fall 2018 semester.

In order to be placed on the Dean’s List, students must have completed a minimum of 12 credit hours in a semester, have no outstanding or incomplete grades for that semester, and have attained a semester grade point average of 3.50 or better.


McKayla Rose Norris, of Winthrop, was named to the Quinnipiac University Deans List for the fall of 2018.  McKayla is a communications major in the Class of 2022 and finished her first semester with a GPA of 3.97.  McKayla is also a member of the QU Legends Acapella team. 

Sena Named to Fall 2018 Dean’s List at Hofstra

Amy Sena of Winthrop, MA excelled during the Fall 2018 semester, achieving a GPA of at least 3.5 to earn a spot on the Dean’s List

Hofstra University is a nationally ranked and recognized private university in Hempstead, N.Y. that is the only school to ever host three consecutive presidential debates (2008, 2012 and 2016). Our campus is a leafy oasis just a quick train ride away from New York City and all its cultural, recreational and professional opportunities. We offer small classes and personal attention, with the resources, technology and facilities of a large university. Students can choose from more than 160 undergraduate program options and 165 graduate program options in the liberal arts and sciences, education, health professions and human services, the Peter S. Kalikow School of Government, Public Policy and International Affairs, the Fred DeMatteis School of Engineering and Applied Science, the Frank G. Zarb School of Business, the Lawrence Herbert School of Communication, the Maurice A. Deane School of Law, the Hofstra Northwell School of Graduate Nursing and Physician Assistant Studies, and the Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell. Hofstra University is a dynamic community of more than 11,000 students from around the world who are dedicated to civic engagement, academic excellence and becoming leaders in their communities and their careers.

Emmanuel College Names Pulsifer to Fall 2018 Dean’s List

Emmanuel College in Boston named Devin Pulsifer of Winthrop to the Dean’s List for the Fall 2018 semester. To earn a spot on the Dean’s List, Emmanuel students must achieve a grade point average of 3.5 or higher for a 16-credit semester.

Emmanuel College is a co-educational, residential institution with a 17-acre campus in the heart of Boston’s educational, scientific, cultural and medical communities. Enrolling more than 2,200 undergraduate and graduate students, the College provides boundless opportunities for students to expand their worldview through rigorous coursework, significant internship and career opportunities throughout the Boston area and beyond, collaborations with distinguished and dedicated faculty, and participation in a dynamic campus community. Emmanuel’s more than 60 programs in the sciences, liberal arts, business, nursing, and education foster spirited discourse and substantive learning experiences that honor the College’s Catholic educational mission to educate the whole person and provide an ethical and relevant 21st-century education.

Opincaru Returns Following Intensive Research Project

Nicolae Opincaru of Winthrop, a member of the class of 2020 majoring in mechanical engineering at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI), was a member of a student team that recently completed an intense, hands-on research project in Nantucket. The project was titled Waste Characterization: Study & Outreach on Nantucket. In their project summary, the students wrote, “This project developed a waste characterization process for the Department of Public Works that was then conducted to collect data about the waste stream.”

At WPI, all undergraduates are required to complete a research-driven, professional-level project that applies science and technology to addresses an important societal need or issue. About two-thirds of students complete a project at one of the university’s 50-plus off-campus project centers, which are located around the world. A signature element of the innovative undergraduate experience at WPI, the project-based curriculum offers students the opportunity to apply their scientific and technical knowledge to develop thoughtful solutions to real problems that affect the quality of people’s lives-and make a difference before they graduate.

“The WPI project-based curriculum brings students out of the classroom and their comfort zones and into the global community to apply their knowledge to solve real problems,” said Professor Kent Rissmiller, interim dean of WPI’s Interdisciplinary and Global Studies Division. “Students are immersed in a new setting, solving open-ended problems and working with people of different backgrounds-all valuable perspectives for surviving and thriving in today’s global marketplace. They also learn the meaning and magic of teamwork; make a real and meaningful difference in their host community; and gain a competitive edge for any resume, or graduate or professional school application.”

WPI, a global leader in project-based learning, is a distinctive, top-tier technological university founded in 1865 on the principle that students learn most effectively by applying the theory learned in the classroom to the practice of solving real-world problems. Recognized by the National Academy of Engineering with the 2016 Bernard M. Gordon Prize for Innovation in Engineering and Technology Education, WPI’s pioneering project-based curriculum engages undergraduates in solving important scientific, technological, and societal problems throughout their education and at more than 50 project centers around the world. WPI offers more than 50 bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degree programs across 14 academic departments in science, engineering, technology, business, the social sciences, and the humanities and arts. Its faculty and students pursue groundbreaking research to meet ongoing challenges in health and biotechnology; robotics and the internet of things; advanced materials and manufacturing; cyber, data, and security systems; learning science; and more.

Driscoll named to Clemson U Dean’s List

Cailyn Nicole Driscoll of Winthrop has been named to the Dean’s List at Clemson University for the fall 2018 semester.

Driscoll is majoring in Pre-Business.

To be named to the Dean’s List, a student achieved a grade-point average between 3.50 and 3.99 on a 4.0 scale.

Carsley to Have Principal Role in Dean College Theatre Production of ‘Our Town’

The School of the Arts at Dean College will perform Our Town beginning Thursday, Feb. 28 through Sunday, March 3, 2019. We are proud to announce that the local cast members of this performance include:

Elizabeth Carsley of Winthrop

Eighty years after the first performances of Thornton Wilder’s Our Town, the play remains one of the most beloved and performed theatrical works of the last century. The well-known story of life, love, and death still appeals to audiences of all ages and cultures. Wilder believed that our true lives are lived in the imagination and the memory and although today’s society is radically different, his minimalist play has remained relevant through its ability to capture “the universal experience of being alive”.

The Dean College production of Our Town will take place in the Main Stage in the Campus Center at Dean College, 109 West Central St., Franklin at 7:30 p.m. Thursday – Saturday and 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. General admission is $22, Seniors $12 and Children $7.

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Saint Joseph Prep announces Second Quarter Honor Roll

The following students from Winthrop at Saint Joseph Prep in Boston were named to the honor roll for the second quarter:

Headmaster’s Circle (All A’s): Daniel Lotti ’19 , Nicholas Drevos ’21, Tory Pepi ’22

Honors with Distinction (All A’s and no more than two B’s, no B-): Gabriella Ribeiro ’19, Marina Ribeiro ’22

Phoenix Scholar (All A’s and B’s), Madison Murphy ’19.

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