CAMPUS CORNER for the week of 6/6/17


Middlesex County College Students Named to Dean’s List
A total of 1086 students were named to the Dean’s List for the Spring 2017 semester at Middlesex County College By town:
Abigail Miller.
Monroe Township
Emily Aguilar, Steven Barath, Cristina Esteves, Tiffany Herd, Alyssa Monforte, Azem Perovic, Jeanna Alemany, John Degregorio, Angella Douglas, Faith Dubow, Christopher Lesko, Kayla Lombardo, Chelsea McNulty, Nicole Pepi, Robert Pierdinock, Michael Spisak, Dina Vento, Jake Winter, Brett Witt, Matthew Younan, Kyle Zaczek, Jesse Murphy.
Kayla Roca of Hightstown was recently inducted into Sigma Alpha Pi at Lebanon Valley College during the College’s annual Inquiry celebration. Roca, a graduate of Peddie School, is pursuing a bachelor of science in health science at The Valley.
Amy Andrade of East Windsor, was recently initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest and most selective all-discipline collegiate honor society. Andrade was initiated at The College of New Jersey. She is among approximately 30,000 students, faculty, professional staff and alumni to be initiated into Phi Kappa Phi each year.
Corey Suzanne Allikas of Cranbury has been named to the president’s list at James Madison University for the spring 2017 semester. Students who earn president’s list honors must carry at least 12 graded credit hours and earn a GPA of 3.900 or above. Allikas graduated Magna Cum Laude with a degree in history during commencement exercises May 5, 2017. She was among more than 4,300 students who received undergraduate, master’s, educational specialist and doctoral degrees.
Mateus Holanda Silva of East Windsor was named to the Cloud County Community College Spring 2017 President’s Honor Roll. To be named to the honor roll, students must be enrolled in a minimum of 12 hours of college coursework and earned a semester grade point average of 3.9-4.0.
Bryan Taylor of Hightstown was recently inducted into the Widener University chapter of Omega Chi Epsilon, an American honor society for chemical engineering students. Omega Chi Epsilon is the National Honor Society for Chemical Engineering. The society promotes high scholarship, encourages original investigation in chemical engineering and recognizes the valuable traits of character, integrity and leadership. It serves both undergraduate and graduate students and fosters meaningful student-faculty dialogue.
The following local residents recently were initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest and most selective all-discipline collegiate honor society: Monalisa Kalina of Monroe was initiated at Fordham University; and Brandon Quinn of Monroe Township was also initiated at Fordham University. They are among approximately 30,000 students, faculty, professional staff and alumni to be initiated into Phi Kappa Phi each year.
More than 130 graduate and undergraduate students from Saint Joseph’s University’s Haub School of Business were inducted into the national business honor society, Beta Gamma Sigma, during the Spring 2017 semester.
Ashley J. Boyle of Cranbury graduated from Fairfield University on May 21, 2017.
Daniel Barberio of East Windsor, graduate student at Saint Joseph’s, was among those inducted. Founded in 1913, Beta Gamma Sigma’s mission is to encourage and honor academic achievement in the study of business and personal and professional excellence in the practice of the business.
Alyssa Talalai, of Monroe Township, received a Bachelor of Science in Health Science Studies at Quinnipiac University’s 86th undergraduate commencement exercises. Quinnipiac conferred 1,709 bachelor’s degrees across six schools and colleges – Arts and Sciences, Business, Communications, Engineering, Health Sciences, and Nursing.
Zander Mintz of East Windsor, a senior at Connecticut College, has been named to the 2017 NESCAC Spring All-Academic Team by the New England Small College Athletic Conference. He is on Connecticut College’s Men’s Outdoor Track and Field team. Mintz is one of 57 Connecticut College student athletes selected by the conference. To be honored, an individual must have reached sophomore academic standing and be a varsity letter winner with a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.40. A transfer student must have completed one year of study at the institution.
Lauren Ashley Garuccio of Monroe Township has been named to the Spring 2017 Dean’s List at Kutztown University. More than 1,660 students have been named to the list. To be eligible for Dean’s List, an undergraduate student must be registered for at least 12 credits and have a minimum grade point average of 3.60.
Raakel Vuojolainen of Cranbury has been named to the dean’s list at Bucknell University for outstanding academic achievement during the spring semester of the 2016-17 academic year. A student must earn a grade point average of 3.5 or higher on a scale of 4.0 to receive dean’s list recognition.
Elizabeth Rifkin of Cranbury and William Schwarz of Cranbury have both been named to the Dean’s List for spring 2017 semester at Lehigh University. This status is granted to students who earned a scholastic average of 3.6 or better while carrying at least 12 hours of regularly graded courses.
Kavi Mathur of Cranbury graduated from Bucknell University on May 21, 2017.
University of the Sciences held a bachelor’s degree conferment ceremony on Friday, May 19, 2017, to recognize graduates who received a bachelor’s degree during the 2016-17 academic year.
Prachetas Singh of Monroe graduated with a bachelor of science in pharmaceutical and healthcare studies and continues on in the doctor of pharmacy program.
Bianca Patel of Monroe graduated cum laude with a bachelor of science in health science (physician assistant studies) and continues on in the master of science in physician assistant studies program.
Melissa Mischell of Cranbury, a senior at Wesleyan University, was inducted May 27 into Wesleyan’s Gamma Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa Society, the oldest national scholastic honor society. On May 28, she graduated from Wesleyan University with a BA degree in math. Mischell previously attended West Windsor Plainsboro High South.
Local residents were among the more than 600 master’s and doctoral degrees earned at the University of Scranton, including its first Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degrees, at its graduate commencement ceremony on May 27 in the Byron Recreation Complex. Graduates recognized at the ceremony include those who completed their degree requirements in August and December of 2016, as well as January and May of 2017.
Local residents earning master’s and doctoral degrees include the following: Jason Garzone of Monroe earned a Master of Science with a major in educational administration; Sreedhar Gudugunti of Monroe Township earned a Master of Business Administration with a major in enterprise resources planning.
Stephanie Lauer of Hightstown was named to the University of Arkansas at Little Rock dean’s list for the spring 2017 semester.
Students who have had superior academic performance in a semester are recognized when the following qualifications are met: At least nine credit hours with a grade of A, B, C, or credit; at least a 3.5 GPA for the semester; no D, F, I, or no credit grades on the semester grade report.
Emily S. Jones of Monroe Township graduated Cum Laude from Clemson University with a Bachelor of Science in Animal and Veterinary Sciences. Jones was among more than 3,400 students who received degrees in the four May 11 and 12 commencement ceremonies at Littlejohn Coliseum.
Alexandra Koutsoubis of Monroe Township was among The University of Scranton students inducted into the international honor society for students of philosophy (Phi Sigma Tau). Eligibility for nomination requires a major or minor in philosophy as well as excellence in philosophy works. Induction of nominated students is based on voting results of philosophy faculty and current chapter members. The University’s chapter of the honor society was established in 1982. Koutsoubis is a junior majoring in biology at the Jesuit university.
The following residents graduated from Marist College the weekend of May 19: Tyler Dulemba of Monroe Township received a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting.
Maria Quinn of Cranbury graduated from Colorado College with a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Policy. Quinn was one of 503 undergraduates receiving a BA at the May 22 ceremony, in which New York Times best-selling author Hampton Sides, Colorado College’s Journalist-in-Residence, delivered the commencement address. She is a graduate of Princeton High School.