Local Student Earn Academic Honors

Barnes Graduates from Hamilton College

Katherine Barnes, of Chelsea (02150), received a bachelor of arts degree from Hamilton College on Sunday, May 24, in a virtual Commencement ceremony concluding the college’s 208th year.

In his remarks, Hamilton College President Wippman said, “For over two centuries, the College has flourished and grown, finding its way past wars and conflicts, depressions and recessions, epidemics and pandemics. In every generation there have been defining moments.

“We may not get to choose our defining moments, but we do get to choose how we respond. Adversity brings with it disappointment, anxiety, and loss. But it also brings opportunity, to learn, to grow, to find one’s own inner strength. We don’t get to choose these defining moments. They choose us.”

A women’s and gender studies major at Hamilton, Barnes graduated with departmental honors in women’s and gender studies and now joins an alumni body of more than 23,600, many of whom have made important contributions to business, the professions, government, and the arts.

Originally founded in 1793 as the Hamilton-Oneida Academy, Hamilton College offers an open curriculum that gives students the freedom to shape their own liberal arts education within a research- and writing-intensive framework. Hamilton enrolls 1,850 students from 49 states and 49 countries. Additional information about the college can be found at www.hamilton.edu.

Endicott College Announces Dean’s List

 Endicott College, the first college in the U.S. to require internships of its students, is pleased to announce its Spring 2020 Dean’s List students that included Chelsea resident Gerson Yanes Benitez, Business. In order to qualify for the Dean’s List, a student must obtain a minimum grade point average of 3.5, receive no letter grade below “C,” have no withdrawal grades, and be enrolled in a minimum of 12 credits for the semester.About Endicott College

Endicott College offers doctorate, master’s, bachelor’s, and associate degree programs at its campus on the scenic coast of Beverly, Mass., with additional sites in Boston, online, and at U.S. and international locations. Endicott remains true to its founding principle of integrating professional and liberal arts education with internship opportunities across disciplines. For more, visit endicott.edu.

Local resident Earns Degree from Connecticut College

Jonathan Daniel Gomez-Pereira of Chelsea, was awarded Bachelor of Arts degrees in Botany and Anthropology from Connecticut College on May 29.

The 427 members of Connecticut College’s Class of 2020 were celebrated during a special live event on Sunday, May 17, the day seniors were originally scheduled to participate in their in-person Commencement. The College’s 102nd Commencement is now scheduled for Sunday, May 30, 2021.

The live event featured remarks by President Katherine Bergeron and special guests, along with videos featuring clips and memories from class seniors and congratulatory messages from faculty and staff. During the live event, Patrick Awuah, founding president of Ashesi University, Connecticut College’s partner college in Berekuso, Ghana, shared a poem, “Trough,” by Judy Brown. He will serve as the keynote speaker for the class at their official Commencement in 2021, alongside class speaker Viridiana Villalva Salas ‘20, a Posse scholar and English major pursuing a teaching certificate in secondary education.

Founded in 1911, Connecticut College is a highly selective private liberal college located on a 750-acre arboretum campus overlooking Long Island Sound and the Thames River. Our innovative educational approach, Connections, integrates everything our 1,800 students experience here-classes, majors, study abroad, internships, residence hall and campus life-so they learn how to look at problems from multiple angles and find value in differing points of view. Our mission is to educate students to put the liberal arts into action as citizens in a global society. For more information, see www.conncoll.edu or find us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn.

Local Students on Dean’s List at Denison University

The following students,  Gitu Degefa, 2023 and  Stefanie Rodrigues, 2022 were among 714 students named to Denison University’s 2020 spring semester dean’s list by Provost Kim Coplin. “Denison students thrive as they learn new modes of thought and are challenged to see the world in complex ways by faculty who share their own personal enthusiasm for research and scholarship,” says Coplin. Students who achieve dean’s list status have maintained a grade point average of 3.7 or better (out of 4.0) for the semester.

Built on a foundation of academic breadth, depth, and rigor and lasting relationships, Denison University unlocks the potential of our students to be architects of their own lives. We create pathways for our students to quickly make friends and find mentors. We help them figure out what kind of lives they want to lead, and we help them develop the skills, values, habits, networks, and experiences to launch into professions so they can build those lives. As Denison continues to build upon its strengths, our focus is on deepening mentorship; expanding the liberal arts curriculum; reinventing the career exploration process; and leveraging our close proximity to Columbus, one of the nation’s best cities for the arts, internships, and entrepreneurship.

Local Residents Make Dean’s List at Wentworth Institute of Technology

The following local resident has made the Dean’s List at Wentworth Institute of Technology for the spring 2020 semester.

* Iesha Tejeda of Chelsea

Founded in 1904, Wentworth Institute of Technology stresses project-based, hands-on learning, with an emphasis on cooperative education and careers, community enrichment, and contributing to the economic vitality of the Greater Boston region. The nationally ranked school is recognized as a leader in engineering, technology, design and science.

Wentworth has some 19 bachelor’s degree programs in areas such as architecture; construction management; mechanical, biomedical and civil engineering; and computer science. It offers master’s degrees in in applied computer science, architecture, civil engineering, construction management, facility management, and technology management.

Carolina Ramirez Named to the Curry College Spring 2020 Dean’s List

Curry College is proud to announce that Carolina Ramirez of Chelsea has been named to the Dean’s List for the Spring 2020 semester. Ramirez majoring in Psychology, is among the roughly 1,000 students that have received the distinction, a marker of academic excellence and high achievement.

To earn a place on the list, full-time undergraduate students – those who carry 12 or more graded credits per semester – must earn a 3.3 grade-point-average (GPA) or higher.

Founded in 1879, Curry College is a private, four-year, liberal arts-based institution located on 131 acres in Milton, Mass. Curry extends its educational programs to a continuing education branch campus in Plymouth, Mass. Curry offers 28 undergraduate majors, as well as graduate degrees in business, accounting, education, criminal justice, and nursing, with a combined enrollment of over 3,700 students. The student body consists of approximately 2,000 traditional undergraduate students, and 1,700 continuing education and graduate students. Approximately 1,575 of its students reside on the Curry campus. The largest majors are business management, communication, nursing, criminal justice, and education, and the college is also internationally known for its Program for the Advancement of Learning (PAL). The College offers a wide array of extra-curricular activities ranging from 15 NCAA Division III athletic teams to an outstanding theatre program. Visit us on the web at www.curry.edu.

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