Local Students Earn Academic Honors

Local Students Graduate from Emerson

Emerson College, the nation’s premier institution for the arts, communication, and the liberal arts, awarded more than 1,000 undergraduate degrees during its 142nd Commencement at Agganis Arena in Boston.

• Joy Freeman from Winthrop,  received a BS in Journalism.

• Richard Fucillo from Winthrop,  received a BS in Communication Studies.

During the ceremony, the College honored three award-winning artists, innovators, and Emersonians for their contributions and efforts to the arts, communication, and greater humanity. Crazy Rich Asians and Raya and the Last Dragon screenwriter Adele Lim ‘96; composer and singer Toshi Reagon; and Emerson Trustee, founder and chairman of Samuels & Associates, and film producer Steve Samuels each received honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degrees. Lim ‘96 gave the commencement address.

“I admire your sense of community, of social justice, fairness, and your willingness to use your voice in the pursuit of those ideals,” said Interim President William Gilligan in the President’s Address at the ceremony. “The world needs you now to continue that with all the skills and knowledge you have acquired, the values you have developed and displayed, and that indomitable Emerson spirit that you have shown us often.”

Commencement speaker Adele Lim ‘96, said, “I am far from done, but what I hope for myself, for all of us, for all of you, is what all great stories have: a journey that is authentic and meaningful, and if we’re lucky, one that touches the lives of others.”

Local Students Named to Dean’s List at MCPHS

MCPHS University is pleased to announce the student who has been named to the Dean’s List for the Spring 2022 semester:

• Khalid Ekaidat is a native of Winthrop and is pursuing a Doctor of Pharmacy degreeKhalid will graduate from the Boston, Massachusetts campus in 2024.

The Dean’s List recognizes those students with a full-time course load who have achieved outstanding scholarship with a 3.5 GPA or higher for the academic term.

The mission of MCPHS University is to prepare graduates to advance health and serve communities worldwide through excellence, innovation, and collaboration in teaching, practice, scholarship, and research. Founded in 1823, MCPHS University is the oldest institution of higher education in the City of Boston. In addition to the original Boston campus, the University has campuses in Worcester, Massachusetts, and Manchester, New Hampshire, as well as robust online learning options. The University currently offers more than 100 unique baccalaureate, masters, and doctoral degree programs and certificates covering a variety of health-related fields and professions.

Lindinger Named to the President’s List

 Winthrop resident, Jenna Lindinger, has been named to Western New England University’s President’s List for the Spring 2022 semester.

Lindinger, who is working toward a BA in Elementary Education/Psychology, is one of over 250 students who achieved this mark of academic excellence. Students are named to the President’s List for achieving a semester grade point average of 3.80 or higher.

Western New England University (WNE) is a private, nationally ranked, comprehensive institution with a focus on preparing work-ready and world-ready graduates. Founded in 1919 in Springfield, Massachusetts as a division of Northeastern College, WNE’s 215-acre suburban campus serves more than 3,700 students, including over 2,500 full-time undergraduates. More than 47,000 alumni have earned degrees through its 90+ undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs at Colleges of Arts and Sciences, Business, Engineering, and Pharmacy and Health Sciences, and School of Law. Students come from 39 U.S. states and territories and 23 countries. Of 45,104 living alumni, 30% remain within the region, residing in the four Western Massachusetts counties and northern Connecticut.

WNE is classified among nationally ranked universities in US News and World Report, and among the Top 100 Undergraduate Engineering programs, and in the Doctoral/Professional Universities category in the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education.

DiMento Named to Dean’s List

Gemma DiMento from Winthrop has been named to St. Lawrence University’s Dean’s List for achieving academic excellence during the Spring 2022 semester.

DiMento attended Winthrop High School. DiMento is a member of the Class of 2025.To be eligible for the Dean’s List, a student must have completed at least four courses and have an academic average of 3.6 based on a 4.0 scale for the semester.

Emmanuel College Announces Spring 2022 Dean’s List

In recognition of their outstanding academic achievement, Emmanuel College in Boton has named nearly 800 students to the Dean’s List for the Spring 2022 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. Local students honored include:

• Colby Bosse of Winthrop

• Michael Gillis of Winthrop

• Jillian Lerner of Winthrop

• Danielle Navarro of Winthrop

• Sophie Owen of Winthrop

• Michelle Sheehan of Winthrop

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 2,00 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 70 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.

Local Students Who Made the UMass Amherst Spring 2022 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 spring 2022 semester.

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

• Ruwan Aldweib

• Mark Joseph Amatucci

• Ava Joan Bertino

• Ryan Patrick Carney

• Camden Joseph Conway

• Sage Olivia D’Amelio

• Olivia Michelle Driscoll

• Jillian Karen Johnson

• Grace Kamba

• Sofie Elle LaFratta

• Christina Deborah MacLean

• Natalia Hart McDonald

• Anomu Meggison

• Oghanranewode Meggison

• Alexia Maria Piazza

• Christopher Honan Rodriguez

• Melissa M Rodriguez

• Jamessica Sarojini Torchon

• Fatma Tufa

• Gabriella Vecchio

• Jared John Vecchio

• Michael Joseph Vecchio

Residents on Honor Roll at BC High

 The following Winthrop students have been named to the Third Quarter Honor Roll at Boston College High School:

• John Giorgio, High Honors (Class of 2022)

• Hunter Kennedy, High Honors (Class of 2022)

• Jackson D’Ambrosio, High Honors (Class of 2024)

• Hayes Kennedy, High Honors (Class of 2024)

• George Anderson, High Honors (Class of 2025)

• Sean Montgomery, Honors (Class of 2022)

• Shep Alstrom, Honors (Class of 2024)

• Cedric Wysocki, Honors (Class of 2024)

• Mateus Oliveira, Honors (Class of 2025)

For High Honors a Sophomore, Junior, and Senior must have at least a 3.80 quality point average and all grades “C+” or higher. Freshmen need a 3.6 quality point average and all grades “C+” or higher.

For Honors a Sophomore, Junior, and Senior must have at least a 3.20 quality point average and all grades “C-” or higher. Freshmen need a 3.165 quality point average and all grades “C-” or higher.

About Boston College High School: Boston College High School is a Jesuit, Catholic, college-preparatory school for young men in grades 7 to 12. Founded in 1863, the school enrolls approximately 1,500 students from more than 140 communities in eastern Massachusetts. For more information please visit bchigh.edu.

Dorr Earns Dean’s List Honors at Providence College

Maura Dorr, daughter of Jill and Jerry Dorr of Winthrop, MA has earned Dean’s List honors at Providence College for the spring 2022 semester.

Dean’s List honors are earned by full-time undergraduate students who, at the end of the semester, have attained a GPA of 3.55 or better (on a 4.0 scale), with no grade lower than “C,” and with no incomplete grades (“I” or “NM”).

Part-time students in the School of Continuing Education must be in good academic standing (defined as a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or above) and, at the end of the spring semester term, have attained an average of 3.25 or higher with no grade less than “C.” They also must have carried a minimum of nine credit hours during that semester and be enrolled in a degree program.

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 4,100 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.” 

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