Campus News: Shelton students honored
Niski returns following intensive research project
Joseph Niski of Shelton, a member of the class of 2020 majoring in robotics engineering at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI), was a member of a student team that recently completed an intense, hands-on research project through the WPI project center in Albania.
The project was titled STEAM Machine as a Vehicle for Educational and Community Engagement in Rural Shkodra. In their project summary, the students wrote, "We developed a series of hands-on STEAM activities and piloted them with students between fourth and 12th grade. Our goal was to observe how well the activities conveyed educational content and fostered social and interpersonal skills."
At WPI, all undergraduates are required to complete a research-driven, professional-level project that applies science and technology to addresses an important societal need or issue. About two-thirds of students complete a project at one of the university's 50-plus off-campus project centers, which are located around the world. A signature element of the innovative undergraduate experience at WPI, the project-based curriculum offers students the opportunity to apply their scientific and technical knowledge to develop thoughtful solutions to real problems that affect the quality of people's lives-and make a difference before they graduate.
"The WPI project-based curriculum's focus on global studies brings students out of the classroom and their comfort zones and into the global community to apply their knowledge and to solve problems," said Professor Kent Rissmiller, interim dean of the WPI Interdisciplinary and Global Studies Division. "Students are immersed in all aspects of a different culture, from the way people live and work to the values they hold to the foods they eat - all valuable perspectives for surviving and thriving in today's global marketplace. They also learn the meaning and magic of teamwork; make a real and meaningful difference in their host community; and gain a competitive edge for any resume, or graduate or professional school application."
Two honored at Curry College
Jane Kosturko, Joseph Dzurenda and Joseph Esposito, all of Shelton, made the dean’s list for the fall 2018 semester at Curry College.
University of Rhode Island dean's list
Seventeen local residents have earned high marks at the University of Rhode Island.
Grace DeSanti, Rebecca Fabrizi, Savannah Ferrante, Ava Gabriele, Gabby Gomes, Steve Grabarz, Matt Kazlauskas, Janelle Kmetz, Adam Kosturko, Bree Krentzman, Michael Leone, Tess Lockwood, Jill Siladi, Ashley Tabb, Matthew Testi, Veronica Wood and Alyssa Zito all made the dean’s list for the fall 2018 semester.
Hudler earns dean’s list spot
Haley Hudler, a senior religion major from Shelton, made the dean’s list for the fall semester at Heidelberg University.
Roger Williams University dean’s list
Rachel Gottschalk, Liam Keary, Gabrielle Simpson, Zuri Soto and Natalie Tuccillo, all of Shelton, have been named to the fall 2018 dean's list at Roger Williams University in Bristol, R.I.
Peck named to dean's list
Marissa Peck of Shelton has been named to the dean's list at Becker College for the fall semester. Peck is pursuing a BS in veterinary science, pre-veterinary concentration.
Sagehorn on dean’s list
Matheu Sagehorn of Shelton has been named to Husson University's dean's list for the fall 2018 semester. Sagehorn is a sophomore who is currently enrolled in Husson's bachelor of science in physical education program.
Baylis earns dean's list spot
Wheaton College student Katherine Baylis of Shelton was named to the dean's list for the fall semester.
Lutheran on Marist dean’s list
Carley Lutheran of Shelton, a sophomore at Marist College, made the dean’s list for the fall 2018 semester.
Local students honored at Stonehill College
Allison Rafferty, Michael Binck and Ryan Widomski, all of Shelton, made the dean’s list for the fall 2018 semester at Stonehill College.
SCSU announces dean’s list
The following Shelton students made the dean’s list for the fall semester at Southern Connecticut State University — Timothy Adams, Cailyn Aichelman, Alexander Allegra, Gabrielle Beard, Ryan Berry, Gina Bialy, Lauren Brideau, Hannah Brighindi, Michael Brighindi, Marta Brzostowska, Jamiy Burey, Alexander Carotenuto, Michael Chernesky, Talisa Clay, Edward Coe, Ashley Connolly, Ryan Conway, Marisa D'angelo, Vincent D'angelo, Marisa DeCiucis, Alexander DeMeis, Amina Dinaj, Lucas Ferreira, Megan Ferreira, Natalie Ferris, Erin Fitzgerald, Caitlin Foothorap, Audrey Gryak, Zain Haseeb, Marcella Hundt, Caitlyn Koster, Daria Kraszewska, David Kudej, Kevin Kuna, Sydney Larsen, Krista Lencovich, Marta Leszczynski, Jamie Lewis, Julies Ly, Victoria Lyons, Jessica Minty, Aliyah Moore, Nicolette Niedzwiecki, Joshua Nunnink, Jenna Palermo, Gianna Panullo, Jaclyn Pensiero, Ramesh Reid, Sofia Ribeiro, Luke Riccio, Michael Riccio, Elizabeth Rizzitelli, Christian Rubio, Katelyn Russell, Annaleise Sabatino, John Saksa, Olivia Scalenghe, Alicia Smith Jeffrey Stevenson, Rebecca Taylor, Matthew Terrasi, Brianna Trzcinski, Kathryn Twohill, Robert Valeri, Paul Viebranz, Mikayla Wasilewski, Matthew Wells, Samantha Widomski, Nadia Wilson, Benjamin Yambao, Alexis Zhitomi and Alexis Zoppi.
Cote on dean’s list
Joelle B. Cote of Shelton was among nearly 1,600 students named to The University of Scranton's dean's list for the 2018 fall semester.
Victor makes dean’s list
Andrea Victor of Shelton was made the dean's list at Delaware Valley University for the fall 2018 semester.
Christopher Gentile of Shelton has been named to the Champlain College dean's list for the fall 2018 semester. Gentile is majoring in computer and digital forensics.
Residents on Delaware dean’s list
Emma Sweeney, Stacie Nolan, Victoria Dortenzio, Mackenzie Spadinger, Morgan Horbal, Rachel Drost and Brianna Leone, all of Shelton, made the dean’s list for the fall 2018 semester at the University of Delaware.
UNH names top students
Shelton residents Victoria Dobrzycki, with highest honors, and Marianna Conserva and Margaret May, each with high honors, were honored for academic excellence at the University of New Hampshire for the fall 2018 semester.
Nicholas on dean’s list
Carly Nicholas of Shelton, a member of the class of 2021, has been named to the dean's list at Providence College for the fall 2018 semester. She achieved a perfect 4.00 grade point average.
McGorty named to UA President's List
Siobhan Nora McGorty of Shelton was named to the University of Alabama President's List for fall 2018.
Local residents receive academic honors
Alyssa Lam and Hayleigh Evans, both Shelton residents, had the dean’s list at Northeastern University for the fall 2018 semester. Lam is majoring in health science, and Evans is majoring in English.
Dominika Wojciechowski of Shelton, a Northeastern University student majoring in business administration, was recently named to the university’s dean’s list for the fall semester, which ended in December 2018.
Daly honored at Iowa College
Katherine Daly of Huntington has been named to the fall 2018 dean’s list at Iowa College, New Rochelle, N.Y. Daly attended St. Joseph High School in Trumbull. She has been selected to join the National Society of Leadership Success, Sigma Alpha Pi. This organization is the largest collegiate leadership honor society in the U.S.
Five recognized at UHartford
Holly Critchley, Rachel Malinowski, Alison Packnick, Liliane Sierra and Jevaun Whyte, all of Shelton, made the dean’s list for the fall 2018 semester at the University of Hartford.
UMass Lowell honors local students
Two local students were recognized for achieving academic distinction for the fall 2018 semester at the University of Massachusetts Lowell. Shelton residents Sabrina Maldonado, majoring in political science, and Kaysee Talcik, majoring in business administration, made the dean’s list.
Three residents on dean’s list
Christiana Ready, Emily Scinto and Juliana Farmer, all of Shelton, made the dean’s list for the fall 2018 semester at Springfield College. Ready is studying biology. Scinto is studying psychology. Farmer is studying sports biology.
CCSU lists local dean’s list students
Austin Azzarito, Connor Diaz, Brian Ferris, Timothy Hochadel, Kelly Hurd, Sean Lockwood, Derek McLeod and Edward Szalan, all of Shelton, made the dean’s list for the fall 2018 semester at Central Connecticut State University.
Desautels on deans list
Ethan Desautels of Shelton has been named to Purchase College's dean's list for the fall 2018 semester. Desautels is studying music: studio composition.