Winthrop Students Earn Academic Honors


Three Winthrop residents have recently been named to the   Dean’s List at Boston University for the spring semester.

Students recognized for this honor include:

William C. Holden, Erostin

Lushka, Marie T. Triant.


Each school and college at Boston University has their own criterion for the Dean’s List, but students generally must attain a 3.5 grade point average (on a 4.0 scale), or be in the top 30 percent of their class, as well as a full course load as a full time student.


Local Students ON UMass Amherst Dean’s List

Below is a list of Winthrop students who were named to the dean’s list at the University of Massachusetts Amherst for the 2018 spring semester.

In order to qualify, an undergraduate student must receive a 3.5 grade-point average or better on a four-point scale.

Sean Matthew Arria

Sara Bosco

Nicholas Michael Brandi-Miller

David Bushi

Samantha Ann Capone

Abigail Rose Carleton

Daniel Robert Dell’Anno

Matthew Joseph Feeley

Katlyn Mae Fennell

Marina Del Carmen Huenchunir

Gina Rose LoPresti

Emily Anna McGovern

Carly Rose O’Keefe

Anthony Alexander Poluyanoff


Local residents graduate from UMass Lowell

The following local students were among the largest graduating class in UMass Lowell’s history.


* Margaret Beadle of Winthrop received a Bachelor of Science in plastics engineering.

* Souhail Bouderbala of Winthrop received a Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering.

* Xhuljo Hysa of Winthrop received a bachelor’s degree in business administration and criminal justice.

* Wei Gao of Winthrop received a Master of Science in accounting.

* Anne Marie Murray of Winthrop received a Master of Science in health informatics and management.

The university held two Commencement ceremonies on Saturday, May 19 at the Tsongas Center at UMass Lowell for the Class of 2018, 4,358 strong. The record number of graduates for the 11th consecutive year is the result of UMass Lowell’s 57 percent increase in enrollment since 2007 and climbing student success rates.

Both ceremonies were presided over by UMass Lowell Chancellor Jacquie Moloney, who is a two-time UMass Lowell graduate. The Commencement addresses were delivered by award-winning author and historian Jon Meacham, whose latest book, “The Soul of America: The Battle for Our Better Angels” debuted at No. 1 on the New York Times best-seller list, and U.S. Rep. Niki Tsongas, who has represented Massachusetts’ 3rd District, which includes the university, for more than a decade and received a Chancellor’s Medal for Distinguished Service. Meacham was presented with an honorary doctorate of humane letters.

UMass Lowell is a national research university located on a high-energy campus in the heart of a global community. The university offers its more than 18,000 students bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees in business, education, engineering, fine arts, health, humanities, sciences and social sciences. UMass Lowell delivers high-quality educational programs, vigorous hands-on learning and personal attention from leading faculty and staff, all of which prepare graduates to be ready for work, for life and for all the world offers.


Local Students Named to Dean’s List at Stonehill College

A number of local students have been named to the Spring 2018 Dean’s List at Stonehill College.

To qualify for the Dean’s List, students must have a semester grade point average of 3.50 or better and must have completed successfully all courses for which they were registered.

Laura Hall of Winthrop

Julia Duplin of Winthrop

Stonehill is a Catholic college located near Boston on a beautiful 384-acre campus in Easton, Massachusetts. With a student-faculty ratio of 12:1, the College engages over 2,500 students in 80+ rigorous academic programs in the liberal arts, sciences, and pre-professional fields. The Stonehill community helps students to develop the knowledge, skills, and character to meet their professional goals and to live lives of purpose and integrity.



University of Rhode Island graduates more than 3,500 students at commencement

At the University of Rhode Island’s 132nd Commencement on Saturday and Sunday, May 19-20, about 3,300 undergraduate and 750 graduate students became the University’s newest alumni.

The following students from your area graduated from the University of Rhode Island:

Jessica Leigh Parker of Winthrop, received Bachelor of Arts, psychology Summa Cum Laude

Haley Katherine Stafford of Winthrop, received Bachelor of Science in business administration, supply chain management Magna Cum Laude

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 750 graduate degrees were awarded. The University now has more than 120,000 alumni worldwide.


SISCAMANIS on the dean’s list at caldwell university

Kristen Siscamanis, of Winthrop, has been named to the Dean’s List for the 2018 Spring semester at Caldwell University.

Caldwell University is a private, Catholic coed four-year university with a strong liberal arts core curriculum that enhances critical thinking and analytical reasoning. Caldwell offers 30 undergraduate and 30 graduate programs, including doctoral, master’s, certificate and certification programs, as well as online and distance learning options that prepare students for today’s global marketplace. The university has 15 NCAA division II intercollegiate sports programs and a football program that is a member of the Collegiate Sprint Football League.

It is located on a beautiful 70-acre campus in suburban Caldwell, N.J. Caldwell was founded by the Sisters of Saint Dominic of Caldwell.

For more information about Caldwell University, visit

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