Local students honored for college success

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Jonathan DeMarco
Jonathan DeMarco

Hopkinton’s Jonathan DeMarco recently received a 21st Century Leaders award from the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

The award recognizes students who have demonstrated exemplary standards of achievement, initiative and social awareness. Recipients have contributed to the university through exceptional accomplishments in research, leadership and outstanding creative and athletic talents that enhance the reputation of the campus.

DeMarco is a civil/environmental engineering major who will begin work as an environmental engineer in New York City upon graduation. He plans on studying for a master’s degree from UMass Amherst as well. DeMarco has worked as a student ambassador in the dean’s office of the College of Engineering and worked as an engineering study abroad essentials coordinator with the International Programs Office (IPO) at UMass to implement a longterm IPO program that will assist engineers to engage in study abroad. He was involved in the Engineers Without Borders chapter on campus and traveled to Kenya and Ghana to assist communities by implementing various water-related infrastructure. …

Azilee Curl received the Bruce S. Kapp Award at the University of Vermont. This award is given annually to a graduating senior in neuroscience who has conducted outstanding independent research in neuroscience, while maintaining high scholastic standards overall. …

Caroline Sullivan was named the recipient of The Senior Prize in Biochemistry/Molecular Biology, awarded to the outstanding concentrator in biochemistry/molecular biology, at Hamilton College’s annual Class & Charter Day. Sullivan also received a Bachelor of Arts degree in May. She graduated summa cum laude and was the class valedictorian. She prepped at Phillips Exeter Academy.

Dean’s list/president’s list

Three Hopkinton residents were named to the president’s list at Clemson University for the spring semester: Elizabeth Braunstein, who majors in pre-business, Kayla Patrick, who majors in architecture, and Jacob Simmer, who majors in pre-business. …

Zachary Schiffman was named to the dean’s list at the College of William & Mary. …
At Worcester Polytechnic Institute, five Hopkinton residents were named to the dean’s list: senior Abigail Gilbert (majoring in mechanical engineering), juniors Parima Sharma (biomedical engineering), Isaac Stilwell (civil engineering) and Rajkumar Dandekar (mechanical engineering), and freshman Ryan Hawkins (mechanical engineering). …

James Desmond was named to the dean’s commendation list at Gettysburg College. …

At Siena College, Scott Babigian was named to the president’s list and Kyle Canty was named to the dean’s list. …

At the University of Wisconsin, Bella Onsi and Maya Zent, both of whom are in the College of Letters and Science, were named to the dean’s list. …

Named to the dean’s list at Clarkson University were Philip Hubbe, a junior majoring in electrical engineering, and Nicholas Mirabile, a junior majoring in aeronautical engineering. …

At the College of Charleston, Jessica Beck (majoring in international studies and political science) was named to the president’s list, while Caitlin Dean (psychology), Louis Dentiste (finance) and Casey Palmer (public health) were named to the dean’s list. …

At the University of Vermont, Madeleine Holden, Landon York, Anna Schonhorn and Emma Wright were named to the dean’s list. …

Amanda Gollaher, a member of the Colgate University Class of 2022, earned a fall 2019 dean’s award for academic excellence. …

A number of Hopkintonians made the dean’s list at the University of New Hampshire. Brittany Forsmo, Ivy Gogolin, Galen Graham, Michelle Horrigan, Isabella Houley, Alexandra Lee, Jessica Mellor and Susanna Schroeder received highest honors; Lia Brossi, Jeffrey Foster, Jonathan Goldberg, Leanna Klein, Alexander Kosheff, Jacqueline Lupinski, Emily Marculitis, Peter Mitchell, Kayla Murphy and Cole Stukel received high honors; and Elizabeth Liberta received honors. …

The following local students were named to the dean’s list at Endicott College: Amanda Gilbert (who is majoring in exercise science), John McGuire (business management), Emma Murphy (liberal studies/education) and Selia Potas (studio art). …

Tatyana Markovich was named to the dean’s list at the University of New England. …

Katherine Litchfield received dean’s list honors for the fall 2019 semester at Fairfield University. …

At Emerson College, three Hopkinton residents were named to the dean’s list: senior Declan Curry, who is majoring in media arts production, junior Brianna Maloney, who also is majoring in media arts production, and sophomore Eugenia Camacho, who is majoring in business creative enterprises. …

Sarah Durr, who is majoring in health science/occupational therapy, was named to the dean’s list at Springfield College. …

Molly Rancourt was named to the dean’s list at Lesley University for the fall 2019 semester. …

Emma Barker, who majors in athletic training, was named to the dean’s list at Cedarville University in Ohio. …

At the University of Rhode Island, Meghan Anderson, Erin Blodgett, Alyssa Carbone, Grace Darkow, Samuel Darkow, Kailey Keohane, Maddie Marques, Josh Martel, Will Pawela, John Simes and Brianna Tocco were named to the dean’s list. …

Erin Winsor, who majors in communication, was named to the dean’s list at Eastern Connecticut State University. …

At Dean College in Franklin, Nicholas Lallier, William Scannell and Tobias White were named to the dean’s list.

Honor society inductions

At Curry College, Riley Strickland was inducted into Sigma Beta Delta, the International Honor Society in Business, Management and Administration, as well as the Alexander Graham Bell Honor Society, which promotes and recognizes academic excellence. Also at Curry, Julie Tarantino was inducted into the Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Honor Society. Both students were named to the dean’s list for the spring semester. …

Eastern Connecticut State University’s Communication Department inducted 39 students into the Lambda Pi Eta national honor society and awarded students for excellence in radio, research, television, leadership, journalism and photography. Among those honored was Erin Winsor, a senior who majors in Communication. Winsor was awarded Excellence in Photography. …

At Auburn University, Isla Stewart was initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, which bills itself as the nation’s oldest and most selective all-discipline collegiate honor society. …

Megan Donovan was one of 56 Hofstra University students inducted into Phi Beta Kappa in an online ceremony in May. Donovan is majoring in drama and English.

Graduating students

The following students from Hopkinton graduated from the University of New Hampshire on May 16 during a virtual celebration: Emily Marculitis (who received a B.A. in political science), Jeffrey Foster (B.S. in business administration: marketing), Michelle Horrigan (cum laude with a B.A. in history), Connor Czerepuszko (B.S. in business administration: marketing), Alexander Kosheff (B.S. in business administration: marketing) and Leanna Klein (cum laude with a B.S. in business administration: finance). …

Saint Anselm College celebrated its 483 graduating seniors on May 16 with a livestream event from the Abbey Church. Brittany Power earned a Bachelor of Science in nursing, and Julia Thissell graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in education studies and elementary education. …

Some 3,183 students were awarded degrees during the University of Vermont’s 220th commencement ceremonies, held online in May. Hopkinton residents earning degrees were Azilee Curl, Carly Mangan and Emma Wright. …

Julia Joshi, Katherine Litchfield, Brigid Marquedant and Kate Welzel graduated from Fairfield University in May. …

Kayla Patrick graduated from Clemson University with a Bachelor of Arts in architecture. Patrick was among more than 4,007 students who received degrees awarded in May. …

Zachary Schiffman graduated from the College of William & Mary with a Bachelor of Science degree. …

Paul Windheuser was one of 522 individuals to earn a degree from Assumption, as he received a bachelor’s degree in marketing. …

Zain Ali received a Bachelor of Arts in IDS curriculum and instruction while Gabrielle Boyce received a Bachelor of Science in entrepreneurship at Lasell University in Newton. Both students also were named to the dean’s list for their final semester. …

Casey Palmer graduated with a Bachelor of Science in public health from College of Charleston. Palmer was among the more than 1,500 students who received degrees in May. …

Katherine Cook, James Huasheng Lu, Trevor Learned Perkins, Nicole Marie Thomas and Emma June Zack earned a degree in February from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. …

Harrison Parsons graduated from Union College with a Bachelor of Science in economics and mathematics. …

Kathryn Greiner-Ferris, a coastal marine and wetland studies major, graduated from Coastal Carolina University. …

Grace McLaughlin is among 1,088 students who recently graduated from Shenandoah University in Winchester, Virginia. McLaughlin received a degree in musical theatre. …

Matthew Manzella graduated in May from Nazareth College in Rochester, New York, with a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree in physical therapy.

Editor’s note: Information for college honors is provided by the schools. Those interested in being included in this section should request for the school to email the information to editor@hopkintonindependent.com.

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