Andover Townsman, Andover, MA

July 26, 2012

On campus


Andover students, dean's list honors

Shelby Pustis was named to the Wheelock College dean's list for the spring 2012 semester.

Nicholas Sievers was named to the Fitchburg State University dean's list for the spring 2012 semester. A student is placed on the dean's list for the semester if an average grade of 3.20 or better is attained, and the student is attending the college full time.

Kevin DiPasquale was named to the University of Notre Dame's College of Engineering dean's list for the spring 2012 semester. Students who achieve dean's honors at Notre Dame represent the top 30 percent of students in their college.

Rachel Stern was named to the dean's list at the University of Delaware, for the spring 2012 semester. To achieve deans list at the school a student must be enrolled full-time and earning a GPA of 3.33 on a 4.0 scale.

The following Andover students were named to the Boston University dean's list for the spring 2012 semester: Zachary DeLuca, Shawn Jin, Chelsea Johnston, Michael Kasparian, Joseph Mcniff, Brian Mcquaide, Kerryn McNamee, Alexa Moccia, Hannah Nichols, Felisha Perry Smith, Daniel Regner, Nicholas Schumacher, Dante Smith and Michela Smith.

The following Andover students were named to the Clemson University dean's list for the spring 2012 semester: Christian Benedix, a marketing major; John Caveney, an architecture major; and Michael Freedman, a computer science major. To be named to the dean's list, a student must achieve a grade point average between 3.5 and 3.99 on a 4.0 scale.

The following students were named to the Colby College dean's list for the spring 2012 semester: Jesse Goldman, member of the Class of 2012, son of Bruce and Margo Goldman, graduate of Andover High School; Samuel Grant, member of the Class of 2012, son of Christopher and Martha Grant, graduate of Lawrence Academy at Groton; and Elisabeth Ekman, member of the Class of 2015, daughter of Anders and Susan Ekman, graduate of Andover High School. Students whose grade point averages were 3.68 or higher were named to the dean's list.

Term honors at Skidmore

Kelsey Thorn, member of the Class of 2012 and daughter of Andrea Thorn, and Hannah Pratt, member of the Class of 2014 and daughter of Christopher Pratt and Meryl Atwood, earned term honors for the spring semester at Skidmore College. Term honors are awarded for a quality point ratio of 3.650 from a possible 4.0, for students who have completed 14 credit hours.

Law school graduate

Timothy Mauritz received a Juris Doctor from the Wake Forest University School of Law.

UConn dean's list

The following students were named to the University of Connecticut dean's list for the spring 2012 semester: Catherine Gross, Kelsey Hodas, Nicole Horsman and Melissa Laracy.

To make the dean's list, students must be taking at least 12 credits, finish the semester with a grade point average that is among the top 25 percent of students enrolled in their school or college, and have no grade below a "C."

Radford dean's list

Allison Hyde, a senior fashion major, was named to the Radford University dean's list for the spring 2012 semester. To be named to the dean's list, a student must have taken 15 or more credit hours and have a grade point average of 3.4 or above with no grade below a "C."

North Shore Community College graduates

The following Andover students graduated from North Shore Community College this spring: Dana Hayward, Dana Hirst, Janae Lundstrom, Brittany Peck and Jonathan Shapiro.

Locals make deans lists

The following students were named to the Saint Michael's College dean's list for the spring 2012 semester: Caroline Biles, daughter of Linda Biles, junior business administration major; Brianna Conlon, daughter of Hugh and Nora Conlon, sophomore exploratory major; Alexander Lennon, son of J. Matthew and Mary Ann Lennon, junior history major; and Steven Zelubowski, son of Steven Zelubowski, a junior classics and economics major.

Students who complete a minimum of 12 credits and achieve a grade point average of at least 3.4 at the end of a semester are recognized by Saint Michael's for their scholarship by inclusion on the dean's list.

Shelby Pustis was named to the Wheelock College dean's list for the spring 2012 semester.

Kristina Giangrande, a second year student at the College of Holy Cross in Worcester, was named to the dean's list for the second semester of the 2011-2012 academic year. She is the daughter of Karen and David Giangrande of Andover. Giangrande majors in psychology.

Luke Miller, a fourth year student at the College of Holy Cross in Worcester, has been named to the dean's list for the second semester of the 2011-2012 academic year. He is the son of Bill and Robin Miller of Andover. He majors in economics.

Harvard dental school graduate

Adrienne B. Weisner graduated from the Harvard School of Dental Medicine on May 24. Weisner is a graduate of Vassar College and Brooks School. She will continue her clinical studies as an Orthodontic Resident at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine. Weisner, who resides in Beacon Hill, is the daughter of Dr. Stephen and Maureen Weisner of Andover.

Recent graduates

Elyzabeth Earnley, daughter of Nancy and Bruce Earnley of Andover, received her masters degree in environmental management in December 2011 from Yale University's School of Forestry and Environmental Studies.

Earnley is a 2000 graduate of Andover High School. She received her bachelor of arts degree in biology/French from Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas, and is currently working as an environmental consultant in the Washington DC area.

The 72nd commencement exercises of Endicott College were held on Saturday, May 19 with Salome Thomas-EL as the commencement speaker and recipient of an Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree. EL is a national education expert and consultant, and author of the best selling books, I Choose to Stay and The Immortality of Influence.

Joshua Bruno majored in international studies, and received a bachelor's degree. He was one of more than 750 students to receive a master, bachelor or associate degree from Endicott that day. He is the son of Ferdinando Bruno and Jeri Bayer of Andover.

Kristina Elizabeth Fuerst received her bachelor's degree in chemical and biological engineering with minors in biochemistry and applied math, from the University of Colorado Boulder School of Engineering and Applied Science. Fuerst was in the Engineering Honors Program and received the Active Learning Award, which recognizes participation in three different kinds of hands-on learning: discovery, service, and professional learning. She is the daughter of Tom and Inga Fuerst of Andover.

Newest Boston University alumni

The following students graduated from Boston University: Gregory Boumil, master of engineering in mechanical engineering; Venkat Busanelli, master of business administration in business administration and management, honors; Rachel DeBiase, master of arts in teaching in mathematics education; Nima Haghighi-Mood, bachelor of science in electrical engineering; Chelsea Johnston, bachelor of arts in biology; Arjun Kannan, bachelor of arts in philosophy and classical civilization, cum laude; Michael Kasparian, bachelor of science in electrical engineering, cum laude; Kathleen Machet, master of science in leadership; Christopher McDonough, bachelor of arts in philosophy; Alexa Moccia, bachelor of science in health science, magna cum laude; Hannah Nichols, bachelor of science in health science, magna cum laude; James O'Connor, master of business administration in business administration and management; Janis Rice, master of public health in maternal and child health and social and behavioral sciences; Dante Smith, bachelor of science in biomedical engineering, cum laude; and David York, master of arts in chemistry.

Dean's list accolades

Tommy Fuerst has been named to the dean's list for the fall of 2011 and spring 2012 semesters at the University of Colorado Boulder College of Engineering and Applied Science. Tommy is a junior in the engineering Honors Program and is majoring in chemical engineering with minors in physics and applied math. He is the son of Tom and Inga Fuerst of Andover.

Colin Ng, a senior majoring in mechanical engineering, and Timothy Duffy, a junior majoring in finance, were named to the Virginia Tech dean's list for the spring 2012 semester. To qualify for the dean's list, students must attempt at least 12 credit hours graded on the A-F option and earn a 3.4 grade point average during the semester.

Amin Addetia and Diane Sun were named to the Emory College dean's list for the spring 2012 semester. Students must be in the top 20 percent of Emory College or have approximately a 3.859 grade point average or higher to be named to the dean's list.

Aradhna Masih was named to the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts dean's list for the spring 2012 semester. To be eligible, matriculated students must be enrolled in six or more credit courses, attain a grade point average of 3.25 or higher and have no incomplete grades.

The following students graduated from Cornell University on May 27: Christopher Long, bachelor of science degree in chemical engineering; Stacey Saba, bachelor of science degree in materials science; Katherine Weidlein, bachelor of science degree in human development; and Katherine Zimmerman, atrium baccalarius degree in government.

Jennifer Black, Justin Penney and Mary Pettoruto graduated from the University of Massachusetts Boston.

The following students graduated from Emory University this spring: Fang Liu, bachelor of business administration from the Goizueta Business School; Charlotte MacMillan, master of public health from the Rollins School of Public Health; and Zheyan Wang, bachelor of business administration from the Goizueta Business School.

The following students were named to the Fairfield University dean's list for the spring 2012 semester: Shannon Cooney, Jillian Himmer, Carolyn Jenkins and Carli Markus. To be selected for the dean's list, a student must attain a grade point average of at least 3.5.

The following students graduated from the University of Massachusetts Lowell on May 26: Shallane Agramonte, Melissa Alfonso, Andrea Boshar, Junhee Cho, Charly Darius, Jason Dickinson, Carthy Fabre, Gregory Finger, Brittany Hallstrom, Lisa Hwang, Jeffrey Kohr, Eric Landers, Jacqui Levesque, Megan Lewis, Meghan Martin, Raysa Mateo, Satyam Modi, Karine Nabbout, David Nader, Matthew Perry, Daniel Piercy, Alexander Rindone, Claire Russell, Nicole Sambursky, Samantha Samoiel, Sindhuri Sannapureddy, Julio Santos, Harrison Shulik, Ann Sullivan, William Tryder, Jesus Villarreal, Emily Welsh, Salwa Zakaria and Tudor Zetea.

Ryan Walsh, son of Saleha and David Walsh, received his bachelor of arts degree from the Isenberg School of Management at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst. Walsh graduated summa cum laude with a degree in management. He was part of the Commonwealth Honors College and received the Faculty Award for outstanding leadership.

Kaitlin Mara, a member of the class of 2015, and Kate Roman, a member of the class of 2012, were named to the Providence College dean's list for the spring 2012 semester. To qualify, students must achieve at least a 3.55 grade point average with a minimum of 12 credits.

Michael Shannon II, son of Carolyn and Michael Shannon, earned a graduate degree from Washington University in St. Louis on May 18. Shannon graduated with a doctor of law from the School of Law. He is a 2006 graduate of Dartmouth College in Hanover, N.H.

Michael James Cerchione graduated from the University of Miami with a bachelor of arts in economics. Derek Michael Cerchione graduated form Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute with a bachelor of science in biology and will attend Johns Hopkins University for his PhD. They are the sons of Michael and Linda Cerchione.

Janki Patel was named to the Washington University dean's list for the spring 2012 semester. To qualify, students must earn a semester grade point average of 3.6 or above and be enrolled in at least 14 graded units. Patel is enrolled in the university's College of Arts & Sciences.

The following students were named to the Villanova University dean's list for the spring 2012 semester — James Bradley, studying computing science in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences; Bridget Carroll, pursuing a bachelor's degree in the College of Nursing; Catherine Desjardins, studying management and operations in the Villanova School of Business; Christopher Esch, studying management information systems in the Villanova School of Business; Timothy McGrath, pursuing a bachelor's degree in the College of Engineering; and Michael Prencipe, studying management and operations in the Villanova School of Business. To qualify, one must be a matriculated full-time student and earn a semester grade point average of at least 3.5. The College of Nursing requires students to earn at least a 3.5 for the academic year.

Sarah Frances Ostrofsky was named to the Johnson & Wales University dean's list for the 2011/2012 spring term.

Caroline Szendey and Rebecca Vogler were named to the St. Mary's College of Maryland dean's list for the spring 2012 semester. Dean's list honors are awarded to full-time students at SMCM who earn a semester grade-point average of 3.50 or better on 12 or more graded credits.