Winthrop Students Earn Academic Honors


Boston University awarded academic degrees to 6,533 students in May 2018.

Receiving degrees were Erostin Lushka, bachelor of science in computer engineering;

Marc Collins, Master of Business Administration in Business Administration and Management;

Marie T. Triant, bachelor of science in speech, language and hearing science.

Founded in 1839, Boston University is an internationally recognized institution of higher education and research.


Local Residents Named to Simmons College Dean’s List

The following local residents were named to the 2018 spring semester Dean’s List at Simmons College in Boston

Michelle Elizabeth Chen Baldi, Winthrop resident

* Rachel Leigh Wadkins, Winthrop resident

To qualify for Dean’s List status, undergraduate students must obtain a grade point average of 3.5 or higher, based on 12 or more credit hours of work in classes using the letter grade system.


Tyler Massa of Winthrop graduates from RIT

Tyler Massa of Winthrop  graduated from RIT with an AOS in design and imaging technology.

RIT conferred 4,747 degrees this academic year at all its campuses-including in Croatia, Dubai, Kosovo and China. The university held its 133rd annual commencement celebration in May.

Rochester Institute of Technology is home to leading creators, entrepreneurs, innovators and researchers. Founded in 1829, RIT enrolls about 19,000 students in more than 200 career-oriented and professional programs, making it among the largest private universities in the U.S.

The university is internationally recognized and ranked for academic leadership in business, computing, engineering, imaging science, liberal arts, sustainability, and fine and applied arts. RIT also offers unparalleled support services for deaf and hard-of-hearing students. The cooperative education program is one of the oldest and largest in the nation. Global partnerships include campuses in China, Croatia, Dubai and Kosovo.


Fasano Graduates from MGH Institute of Health Professions in Boston

Serena Fasano, who grew up in Winthrop, received a Master of Science in Nursing degree from MGH Institute of Health Professions in Boston.

 She was among the 583 students in the Class of 2018 who graduated from the Boston health sciences graduate school in May. The MGH Institute has educated more than 7,700 health care professionals since its 1977 founding.

Team-based care, delivered by clinicians skilled in collaboration and communication, leads to better outcomes for patients and clients. That’s why MGH Institute of Health Professions makes interprofessional learning a cornerstone of all its programs. Approximately 1,600 students at its Charlestown Navy Yard campus in Boston learn and collaborate in teams across disciplines as they pursue post-baccalaureate, master’s, and doctoral degrees in nursing, occupational therapy, physical therapy, physician assistant studies, speech-language pathology, health professions education, and a PhD in rehabilitation sciences. The interprofessional learning module extends to hundreds of hospital, clinical, community, and educational sites throughout Greater Boston and beyond.


Nee Earns Bachelor’s Degree at Providence College

Thomas James Nee, son of Judy and Jack Nee, and grandson of Isabel O’Hara, all of Winthrop, was among over 900 students from Providence College who received undergraduate degrees during the College’s 100th Commencement Exercises held on Sunday, May 20, 2018. Nee, a  Theology major, graduated with Honors with a bachelor of arts degree. He is continuing his theological studies at the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana

Founded in 1917, 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 4,000 students and offers degrees in 50 academic majors. Since 1997, Providence College consistently has been ranked among the top five regional universities in the North according to U.S. News & World Report’s “America’s Best Colleges.”



15 Winthrop residents Graduates from Northeast Metro Tech

School Committee Chairman Deborah Davis and Principal Carla Scuzzarella are pleased to announce the graduation of 292 students from Northeast Metro Tech.

On Friday, June 1, graduates from 15 different vocations were celebrated and received their diplomas during a graduation ceremony at Breakheart Stadium.

Superintendent David DiBarri encouraged students to seek out leadership opportunities as they grow in their professional and personal lives — by pursuing management roles, joining their trade’s union or becoming a coach of their favorite sport.

“The United States is still the greatest country on earth but it is up to you and future generations to ensure that we continue to get better and better,” Superintendent DiBarri said. “Please remember that you will always be a member of the Northeast family. It is our hope that in the years to come that all of you will have some connection to Northeast.”

Graduating students from Winthrop include:

Cristian Atehortua

Raymond E. Borden

Robert Crotty

Richard D’Avella

Ryan Delehanty

Anjellina Giuliano

Mia Giuliano

Kayla C. Harvey

Brajan Kalemi

Paul Mattarese

Dante Mazzone

Robert McDuffee

Jason Rich

John Rogowicz

Nazary Suazo Romero


Salutatorian Raymond Borden, of Winthrop, spoke in rhymes about his time at Northeast, paying tribute to a fellow salutatorian, Dr. Seuss.

“You’re sad that you’re leaving, it’s a shame you have to go, but no more home work or classwork, how could you say no?” Borden said to his peers. “…You did it, and whether by stumble or stride, you’ll do what you have to to get by. The brain is not for getting A’s and B’s, but for seizing lifetime opportunities. That’s my knowledge I impart to you, and with my final rhyme, I bid thee adieu.”

Class President Rebecca Corbett, of Revere, thanked everyone — from students’ families, to their teachers and staff, to her classmates — for making the last four years at Northeast so successful.

“This is it — this is the beginning of what we want to make our future,” Corbett concluded. “Whether you are going to further your education, or work in your trade, I believe that each and every one of you will do great things and be great people. Keep taking care of each other like family, and as a reminder, this is not goodbye, it’s see you later.”


Local Residents Receive DegreeS from Simmons

The following local students recently earned a degree from Simmons College in Boston

Rachel Wadkins, of Winthrop, earned a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science cum laude. 

* Michelle Baldi, of Winthrop , earned a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics cum laude. 

* Larkin Brown, of Winthrop , earned a Master of Arts in Teaching for ESL. 

* Kate Kelley, of Winthrop , earned a Master of Social Work.



Merrimack College recognizes local students who have achieved Dean’s List for Spring 2018.

Gabriella Massa of Winthrop

Jennifer Adamson of Winthrop

Kristen Ford of Winthrop

Emily Nichols of Winthrop

David Giuffre of Winthrop

One of only two Catholic Augustinian colleges in the U.S., Merrimack College is a coeducational institution with more than 4,000 undergraduate, continuing education and graduate students from 34 states and 36 countries, comprising schools of liberal arts, science and engineering, health sciences, education and social policy, and business. The college’s 220-acre campus is approximately 25 miles north of Boston in North Andover and Andover, Mass. Merrimack is a Master’s Colleges and Universities/Medium Programs institution in the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education.


Ford Awarded Degree during Salve Regina University’s 68th Commencement

Jessica Ford of Winthrop was awarded a Bachelor of Science in accounting during Salve Regina University’s 68th commencement on Sunday, May 20.

Salve Regina President Jane Gerety conferred 785 degrees in total, including 560 bachelor’s degrees, 212 master’s degrees and 13 doctoral degrees.


Rachyl Mosley of Winthrop Named to UA Dean’s List

Rachyl C Mosley of Winthrop, was named to The University of Alabama Dean’s List for spring 2018.

A total of 11,347 students enrolled during the 2018 spring semester at UA were named to the Dean’s List with an academic record of 3.5 or above or the President’s List with an academic record of 4.0 (all A’s).

The UA Dean’s and President’s lists recognize full-time undergraduate students. The lists do not apply to graduate students or undergraduate students who take less than a full course load.


UNH Dean’s List for the Spring 2018 Semester

The following students have been named to the Dean’s List at the University of New Hampshire for the spring 2018 semester.

John DelSolio, Honors

Vincent Sparacino, with High Honors

Sarah Kfoury, with High Honors

Heidy Benson, with Highest Honors

Holly Benson  with Highest Honors

Colleen Bernard, with Highest Honors

Tiana DiBenedetto, with High Honors

Students named to the Dean’s List at the University of New Hampshire are students who have earned recognition through their superior scholastic performance during a semester enrolled in a full-time course load (12 or more graded credits). Highest honors are awarded to students who earn a semester grade point average of 3.85 or better out of a possible 4.0. Students with a 3.65 to 3.84 average are awarded high honors and students whose grade point average is 3.5 through 3.64 are awarded honors.

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