Local Students Praised for Academics, Extracurricular Work

The latest from the campuses.

One of the approximately 70 student clubs and organizations at Eastern Connecticut State University is Eastern's FEMALES club. The mission of FEMALES is to promote unity, leadership and sisterhood among women attending Eastern Connecticut State University by means of sponsoring and attending workshops, lectures, seminars, local and national conventions. FEMALES hopes to build the character of women, improve their self-esteem, and provide them with the necessary resources to empower themselves and achieve success in their future endeavors.

The following Vernon residents are members:

• Kimberly Greene, Class of 2015. Greene is majoring in Psychology.

• Deidre Montague, Class of 2013. Montague is majoring in English.

• Deisy Morales, Class of 2015. Morales is majoring in Pre-Social Work.

The members of FEMALES were active this past fall semester, sponsoring a fundraising walk for Crohn's and Colitis on Oct. 2; an event on Nov. 21 to raise awareness about obesity; and a trip to New York City on Dec. 3.


Fairfield University has announced that the following Vernon residents have been named to the Dean's List for the fall 2011 semester:

• Brianna Levick.

• Joshua Robichaud.


Goodwin College of East Hartford has announced that 662 students have achieved academic Dean's List status for the Fall 2011 session.

To make the Dean's List, students must earn a minimum 3.5 GPA and be registered for at least six credits at the College.

The following Vernon students made the Dean's List:

• Maria D'Amico.

• Jodi Danforth.

• Samantha Downer.

• Ana Hernandez.

• Katharine Hollis.

• Susan Jablonecki.

• Jennifer Kilgore.

• Rory Leslie.

• Melissa Lonetti.

• David Mable.

• Cynthia Mandamiento.

• Laurie Pierson.

• Victoria Rodriguez.

• Ruth Roman.

• Rebecca Strielkauskas.

• Stephanie Turbiville.

• Brooke Uhrig.

• Jennifer Vaughan.

• Marni Wernick.

Goodwin College is pleased to announce that 180 students have achieved President's List status for the Fall 2011 Session, achieving a perfect GPA of 4.0.

Here are the local students who achieved President's List status:

• Jodi Danforth.

• Samantha Downer.

• Rebecca Strielkauskas.

• Stephanie Turbiville.

The President's List is the highest academic honor a student can receive for a given session.


The following Vernon residents are among those to be named to the Roger Williams University Dean's List for the fall 2011 semester. Full-time students who complete 12 or more credits per semester and earn a GPA of 3.4 or higher are placed on the Dean's List that semester:

• Nicole Bieniarz.

• Olivia Hilton.


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