The following press releases are via the readMedia Newswire, sent in the last week.
Hana Laurencot Named to Dean's List at Beloit College
Hana Laurencot, of Chestnut Hill, MA, has been named to Beloit College's Dean's List for the spring semester.
To be eligible for the Dean's List, a student must carry a semester GPA of 3.4 or higher and take a minimum of 3 letter-graded units for the term.
Beloit College is a residential, liberal arts college offering 40 majors to its 1,250 students. Located 90 miles northwest of Chicago, Beloit is one of the nation's most international colleges, drawing students from 41 nations as well as 48 states.
Brendan Larrabee Receives Degree from St. Mary's College of Maryland
The ceremony, which took place on May 12, 2012, featured addresses from Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and President Joseph Urgo, who told the 442 graduating seniors to "attend to essentials" in life and to remember their roots. An honorary degree was conferred upon Rawlings-Blake. Student speeches were made by the Class of 2012 valedictorian and the St. Mary's "quintessential student."
St. Mary's College of Maryland, designated the Maryland state honors college in 1992, is ranked one of the best public liberal arts schools in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. More than 2,000 students attend the college, nestled on the St. Mary's River in Southern Maryland.
Amanda Sullivan Named to Sacred Heart University's Dean's List
Sacred Heart University, Fairfield, Conn., has announced the Dean's List for the spring semester 2012. To receive this honor, a student must achieve a 3.6 grade average, based on a 4.0 scale. Amanda Sullivan of Brookline has made the dean's list.
About Sacred Heart University
Sacred Heart University, the second-largest independent Catholic university in New England, offers more than 40 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs on its main campus in Fairfield, Connecticut, and satellites in Connecticut, Luxembourg and Ireland. More than 6,000 students attend the University's four colleges: Arts & Sciences; Education & Health Professions; University College; and the AACSB-accredited John F. (Jack) Welch College of Business. The Princeton Review includes SHU in its guides "Best 373 Colleges: 2011," "Best in the Northeast" and "Best 300 Business Schools: 2011." U.S. News & World Report ranks SHU among the best master's universities in the North in its annual "America's Best Colleges" publication. As one of just 23 institutions nationally, SHU is a member of the Association of American Colleges & Universities' (AAC&U) Core Commitments Leadership Consortium, in recognition of its core, "The Human Journey." SHU fields 31 division I athletic teams, and has an award-winning program of community service. For more information visit www.sacredheart.edu
Alfred University Names Max Queen of Chestnut Hill, MA to Dean's List
Max Queen, a resident of Chestnut Hill, MA, was named to the Dean's List for the spring 2012 semester at Alfred University. Queen is a senior in the School of Art and Design. Students must earn at least a 3.5 grade point average to qualify for Dean's List.
Queen is a Art and Design major at Alfred University, which is ranked by U.S. News and World Report as one of the top regional universities in the North. In its "America's Best Colleges" guide, the magazine rates Alfred University as "a great school at a great price," ranking it as the number one best value in the Northeast among institutions that offer bachelor's and master's degrees.
A graduate of Brookline High School, Queen is the son of Michael and Deborah Queen.
Alfred University offers bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees through its Colleges of Liberal Arts and Sciences, and Business, as well as through its Schools of Engineering and Art and Design.
Emily Heeren will cross the Baltic Sea
Emily Heeren, from Newton and four other juniors from Gettysburg College will kayak across the Baltic Sea from Stockholm, Sweden to Helsinki, Finland. This 250 mile self-supported sea kayaking expedition launched June 6, 2012 and will conclude five weeks later in July.
Gettysburg College's Expedition Institute 2012: Baltic Crossing is a culmination of over a years worth of discussion, hundreds of phone calls and emails, countless hours of meetings, contacting and working with multinational businesses, all while trying to learn how to bring a vision to fruition. The students have built this expedition from ground up, realizing the challenge was handed to them, not the expedition.
The Office of Experiential Education at Gettysburg College provides the foundation for innovative leadership, professional development, and ethical responsibility. The versatility of the program is demonstrated through our curriculum, the collaboration with faculty, and the ability to deliver trainings that begin in the classroom and reach international locations. The medium is experiential, the methodology is visionary (critical analysis & strategic planning), with the outcome of professional.
Founded in 1832, Gettysburg College is a highly selective four-year residential college of liberal arts and sciences with a strong academic tradition that includes Rhodes Scholars, a Nobel laureate and other distinguished scholars among its alumni. The college enrolls 2,600 undergraduate students and is located on a 200-acre campus adjacent to the Gettysburg National Military Park in Pennsylvania within a couple hours drive of four major metropolitan areas.
David Solomon of Brookline Earns Honors at Skidmore College
David Solomon, Class of 2013 at Skidmore College, has received honors at the college this spring. He is the son of Sam Solomon of Brookline, and Jamie Jaffee of Lincoln.
Solomon was selected to the Tau Gamma Chapter of the national honor society Pi Sigma Alpha. Founded in 1920 as the national political science honor society, Pi Sigma Alpha is open to students of political science and related disciplines who attain high standards of scholarship and academic distinction.
Academic prizes were awarded during Honors Convocation, Skidmore's annual celebration of academic achievement. College President Philip A. Glotzbach, Director of Periclean Honors Forum and Professor of English Catherine Golden, Associate Professor of Classics Michael Arnush, Associate Professor of Spanish Grace Burton, and Vice President for Academic Affairs Susan A. Kress were among those awarding prizes to students at the event, which took place in early May on campus.
Founded in 1903, Skidmore College is a coeducational, liberal arts college with an enrollment of approximately 2,400 students. The college grants the bachelor's degree in 60 majors, including both traditional liberal arts disciplines and pre-professional programs. Skidmore also awards the master of arts in liberal studies degree.
Leah Cohen Named to Dean's List at Florida Tech
Leah Cohen of Chestnut Hill, MA was named to the Dean's List at Florida Institute of Technology for the spring semester, which ended in May. Cohen is pursuing a bachelor's degree in Interdisciplinary Science
To be included on the Dean's List, a student must complete 12 or more graded credits in a semester with a semester grade point average (GPA) of at least 3.4.
About Florida Institute of Technology
Founded at the dawn of the Space Race in 1958, Florida Tech is the only independent, technological university in the Southeast. With 9,000 students enrolled on main campus, extended campuses and online, Florida Tech has been named a Barron's Guide "Best Buy" in College Education, designated a Tier One Best National University in U.S. News & World Report, and is one of just nine schools in Florida lauded by the 2011 Fiske Guide to Colleges. The university offers undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs. Fields of study include science, engineering, aeronautics, business, humanities, mathematics, psychology, communication and education. Additional information is available online at www.fit.edu.
Martha Myers of Brookline, MA, Graduates from Rice University
Martha Myers of Brookline, MA, graduated from Rice University on May 12.
Myers received a Bachelor of Arts degree in History.
Khan Academy founder Salman Khan delivered the commencement address.
Rice University President David Leebron congratulated the graduates with a handshake as they walked across the stage.
This year Rice awarded 1,665 degrees, including 881 undergraduate and undergraduate professional degrees and 784 graduate degrees (master's and Ph.D.s).
The Class of 2012 is the 99th graduating class in Rice's history.
Located in Houston, Rice University is consistently ranked one of America's best teaching and research universities. Rice will celebrate its centennial year in 2012.
Area Residents Earn Degrees From Clark University
The following area residents earned degrees from Clark University on Sunday, May 20.
- Callista R. Perry, of Brookline, Mass. graduated with a Master of Arts in Teaching .
- Sarah E. Shepro, of Brookline, Mass. graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in biology.
- Helaine T Alon, of Chestnut Hill, Mass. graduated with a Master of Arts in environmental science and policy.
During the 108th Commencement exercises, Clark awarded 546 baccalaureate, 520 masters, and 26 doctoral degrees. Carol Geary Schneider, the president of theAssociation of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U), delivered the Commencement address. AAC&U is the leading national organization devoted to advancing and strengthening undergraduate liberal education.
Schneider acknowledged that some pundits have questioned whether a liberal arts education is still a smart choice in this economy. She told the graduating class that, through surveys and focus groups, she has learned that "employers place very high value on the big-picture thinking and the strong intellectual skills that a Clark University education provides."
"Employers are looking for people...who have strong communication skills, who can write well, who can speak well, who have excellent critical thinking skills, who have research skills, problem solving skills. They care a lot about diversity and they want to know they are hiring people that not only can work with, but are positioned to learn from, those whose experiences and world views are different from their own," she said. "All of these have been fundamental to your undergraduate and graduate education at Clark."
Founded in 1887 in Worcester, Massachusetts, Clark University is a small, liberal arts-based research university addressing social and human imperatives on a global scale. Nationally renowned as a college that changes lives, Clark is emerging as a transformative force in higher education today. LEEP (Liberal Education and Effective Practice) is Clark's pioneering model of education that combines a robust liberal arts curriculum with life-changing world and workplace experiences. Clark's faculty and students work across boundaries to develop solutions to contemporary challenges in the areas of psychology, geography, management, urban education, Holocaust and genocide studies, environmental studies, and international development and social change. The Clark educational experience embodies the University's motto: Challenge convention. Change our world.
Barnabas P. Furth of Brookline Named to McDaniel College Dean's List
Barnabas P. Furth of Brookline has been named to the McDaniel College spring 2012 Dean's List with High Honors. Highest honors are earned for a semester grade point average of 3.90 or higher, high honors for a grade point average of 3.70-3.89, and honors for a 3.50-3.69 average.
McDaniel College, recognized nationally among 40 Colleges that Change Lives and U.S. News top-tier liberal arts colleges, is a four-year private college of the liberal arts and sciences offering more than 70 undergraduate programs of study, including dual and student-designed majors, plus 20 highly regarded graduate programs. Its hallmark faculty-student collaborations in research, teaching and mentoring plus hundreds of leadership and service opportunities enrich a lively learning experience that is rooted in a personalized interdisciplinary and global curriculum. Innovative January courses take students to points all over the world while McDaniel's degree-granting European campus offers a unique opportunity for international study at the only American university in Budapest, Hungary. A diverse and close-knit community of 1,600 undergraduates and 1,560 part-time graduate students, McDaniel also boasts a spectacular 160-acre hilltop campus in Westminster, Md., an hour or less from Baltimore, D.C., the Chesapeake Bay, the Amtrak station and BWI international airport.