The following press releases are via the readMedia Newswire, sent in the last week.
Max Queen, of Chestnut Hill, MA, a Graduate of Alfred University, to Exhibit Work In New York City
Max Queen of Chestnut Hill, MA will exhibit work as a recent graduate of the School of Art and Design in "Profile 2012," an exhibition of selected work, at the Museum of Arts and Design, 2 Columbus Circle, New York City.
Queen is the son of Michael & Deborah Queen and a graduate of Brookline High School.
An opening reception will be held from 6-9 p.m. Thursday, May 31, in the seventh floor event space at the Museum of Arts and Design.
The exhibition will be open to the public from 11 am Thursday, May 31, through 6 pm Sunday, June 3, during regular museum hours. The admission fee for the Museum will be waived for those visiting "Profile 2012" or attending the opening reception.
Exhibitors were selected by faculty recommendations and curators Anne Currier, professor of ceramic art, and Sharon McConnell, director of the Fosdick-Nelson Gallery at the School of Art & Design.
"An exhibition like Profile 2012 at the Museum of Arts and Design provides a unique and significant experience for our recent graduates. These young artists will represent the range and quality of the work produced in the BFA program in the School of Art and Design. They will also have the experience of participating in professional exhibition in NYC where their work will be seen in the context of the epicenter of contemporary art practice.," said Leslie Bellavance, dean of the School.
Earlier this month, more than 100 students exhibited their work in the annual Senior Shows.
"The School of Art & Design thanks the exhibitors for allowing their work to be shown in New York City, and greatly appreciates the support of Michele and Marty Cohen that has made possible this showcase for the work of our graduates to a broader audience," Bellavance said.
2012 UMass Dartmouth Undergraduate Commencement May 27
The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth undergraduate commencement was on May 27. An estimated 1,573 graduates received degrees.
Roxana Saberi, an award-winning author, journalist, and human rights advocate who was jailed by the Iranian regime in 2009, delivered the 112th Commencement address.
The following is a list of University of Massachusetts Dartmouth undergraduates from your readership area.
- Brookline: Alexander Yuen, Bachelor of Science in Marketing
- Brookline: Matvey Deych, Bachelor of Science in Marketing
You can find more information at the UMass Dartmouth Commencement Website.
Connecticut College announces dean's list for local area
The following local students have achieved Dean's Honors, a recognition for students who have earned a grade point average of at least 3.66, or Dean's High Honors, a recognition for students who have earned a grade point average of at least 3.78, for the 2012 spring semester at Connecticut College.
- Cecilia Brown, class of 2013 at Connecticut College and a resident of Brookline, has been named to the Dean's High Honors list.
- Jennifer Saner, class of 2013 at Connecticut College and a resident of Brookline, has been named to the Dean's Honors list.
About Connecticut College
Situated on the coast of southern New England, Connecticut College is a highly selective private liberal arts college with 1900 students from all across the country and throughout the world. On the college's 750-acre arboretum campus overlooking Long Island Sound, students and faculty create a vibrant social, cultural and intellectual community enriched by diverse perspectives. The college, founded in 1911, is known for its unique combination of interdisciplinary studies, international programs, funded internships, student-faculty research and service learning. For more information, visit www.connecticutcollege.edu.
Local Students Honored for Outstanding Achievements at Trinity College Honors Day
The Trinity College Chapel served as the site for the school's 62nd annual Honors Day Ceremony, where members of the Trinity community were cited for their scholarly and community-oriented achievements. The honorees were presented with a broad array of prizes and awards for their contributions and accomplishments over their years at Trinity.
Courtney Chaloff of Chestnut Hill, MA, Class of 2012, won The Richard K. Morris Book Award for Excellence in Education, given annually to the member of the senior class who best fulfills the following qualifications: communicates effectively, stimulates inquiry, demonstrates excellence in scholarship, manifests moral and ethical attitudes toward professional responsibility, and participates in community activities in an educational capacity. This award is given by the Trinity Education Graduate Association in honor of the late Richard K. Morris, a former Professor of Education.
Michelle Okun of Brookline, MA, Class of 2012, won The Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin Prize in Jewish Studies, awarded annually for excellence in Jewish Studies to a member of the junior or senior class. The prize is in memory of Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, and given by Berel and Helen Lang in honor of Sarah Stamm Lang.
The ceremony originated when George Keith Funston, who served as Trinity College President from 1945 to 1951, sought to re-establish the school's academic pageantry, which had been halted during World War II.
Matriculation and the Book Ceremony for first-year students were restored, and in the spring of 1950, Honors Day was added as a new event. It was intended to be an occasion when all Trinity prizes and awards -- with the exception of those handed out at Commencement could be celebrated in the presence of the entire College community.
Founded in Hartford, Connecticut, in 1823, Trinity College (www.trincoll.edu) is an independent, nonsectarian liberal arts college with over 2,200 students from 44 states and 28 countries. It is home to the eighth-oldest chapter of Phi Beta Kappa in the United States. The faculty and alumni include recipients of the Pulitzer Prize, the MacArthur award, Guggenheims, Rockefellers and other national academic awards. Trinity students integrate meaningful academic and leadership experience at all levels on the College's celebrated campus, in the Capital City of Hartford, and in communities all over the world.
Gordon Santry of Chestnut Hill Graduates from Westminster School
Gordon Santry of Chestnut Hill graduated from Westminster School during the school's 124th commencement ceremony held May 26 on the campus in Simsbury.
Hosana Mamata of Brookline Named Presidential Scholar at Clarkson University
Hosana Mamata of Brookline, Mass., a junior majoring in biology, was named a Presidential Scholar for the spring 2012 semester at Clarkson University.
Presidential Scholars must achieve a minimum 3.80 grade-point average and carry at least 14 credit hours.
Clarkson University launches leaders into the global economy. One in five alumni already leads as a CEO, VP or equivalent senior executive of a company. Located just outside the Adirondack Park in Potsdam, N.Y., Clarkson is a nationally recognized research university for undergraduates with select graduate programs in signature area
University of Rhode Island awards almost 3,750 degrees at commencement
At the University of Rhode Island's 126th Commencement on Saturday and Sunday, May 19-20, 2012, almost 3,000 undergraduate and 738 graduate students became the University's newest alumni.
The following local residents were among the students who received their undergraduate or graduate degrees:
- Pamela Cady, a resident of Brookline, MA received a MS degree in Environmental Science: Geoscience .
- Nikeisha T. Monaco, a resident of Chestnut Hill, MA received a BS degree in Biological Sciences .
Students who received the honor summa cum laude graduated with a cumulative grade point average (GPA ) of at least 3.7; students who received the honor of magna cum laude graduated with a GPA of at least 3.50; and students who received the honor of cum laude graduated with a GPA of at least 3.3.
The University of Rhode Island is known regionally and worldwide for its innovative, big ideas, adaptive intelligence and breakthrough solutions to today's puzzling problems. URI's pioneering research extends the University's influence well beyond its coastal borders, while its unique interdisciplinary courses provide its 16,000 undergraduate and graduate students with global opportunities in an intimate environment.
Read more about URI's 126th Commencement exercises.
s of academic excellence directed toward the world's pressing issues. Through 50 rigorous programs of study in engineering, business, arts, sciences and health sciences, the entire learning-living community spans boundaries across disciplines, nations and cultures to build powers of observation, challenge the status quo, and connect discovery and engineering innovation with enterprise. Of the 1,003 universities in Payscale's College Salary Report, Clarkson graduates have the seventeenth highest starting salaries.
Colgate University Announces the class of 2012
The following Colgate University students received their diplomas as the Class of 2012.
Ms. Kenidi Marie Kern, from Brookline,MA , graduated recently with a B.A. in Psychology and Educational Studies from Colgate University. Kern was one of 661 students to graduate with the Class of 2012, representing a graduation rate of 89.7%, which is among the highest in the nation.
Mr. Kevin John McNamara, from Chestnut Hill,MA , graduated recently with a B.A. in Sociology and Anthropology and Creative Writing from Colgate University. McNamara was one of 661 students to graduate with the Class of 2012, representing a graduation rate of 89.7%, which is among the highest in the nation.
Mark H. Murphy '77, president and CEO of the Green Bay Packers, delivered an inspiring keynote address to a packed house.
Almost three-quarters of all Colgate students study off campus and more than half conduct faculty-guided research.
Colgate University is a highly selective liberal arts institution distinguished by the dedication of its 272 full-time faculty-scholars, and its commitment to undergraduate research, off-campus study programs, sustainable practices, and residential education. Colgate offers 52 majors to a diverse student body of 2,900 undergraduates
585 Students Graduate from Trinity College, Hartford
A total of 585 bachelor degrees and 43 master's degrees were awarded at the 186th Commencement ceremonies held on Trinity's historic quadrangle.
The following local students graduated from Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut, on Sunday, May 20, 2012:
- Courtney Chaloff, of Chestnut Hill, MA, majoring in the following subject/s: Educational Studies . Chaloff minored in Jewish Studies .
- Michael Martignetti, of Chestnut Hill, MA, majoring in the following subject/s: Art History.
- James Maynard, of Chestnut Hill, MA, majoring in the following subject/s: American Studies. Maynard minored in Writing, Rhetoric, and Media Arts .
- Michelle Okun, of Brookline, MA, majoring in the following subject/s: Jewish Studies, Psychology.
The commencement address was given by Anne Fadiman, author of The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down, winner of the 1997 National Books Critics Circle Award for General Nonfiction. Fadiman welcomed the class to Trinity four years ago, at the College's annual convocation ceremony. For more information on the commencement ceremony, visit: http://www.trincoll.edu/NewsEvents/NewsArticles/pages/Commencement2012.aspx.
Founded in Hartford, Connecticut, in 1823, Trinity College (www.trincoll.edu) is an independent, nonsectarian liberal arts college with over 2,200 students from 45 states and 47 countries. It is home to the eighth-oldest chapter of Phi Beta Kappa in the United States. The faculty and alumni include recipients of the Pulitzer Prize, the MacArthur award, Guggenheims, Rockefellers and other national academic awards. Trinity students integrate meaningful academic and leadership experience at all levels on the College's celebrated campus, in the Capital City of Hartford, and in communities all over the world.
Alexander Jacobs Graduates from Bowdoin College
Alexander Jacobs of Chestnut Hill, graduated from Bowdoin College, majoring in Classical Studies and Philosophy and minoring in Economics.
The College's 207th Commencement exercises were held Saturday, May 26, 2012, when bachelor of arts degrees were awarded to 440 students from 40 U.S. states, the District of Columbia, and 15 foreign countries.
More information about Bowdoin 207th Commencement here:
About Bowdoin College
Bowdoin College is a highly selective liberal arts college located in Brunswick, Maine, about 25 miles north of Portland. One of the oldest colleges in the nation, it received its charter in 1794. Bowdoin enrolls approximately 1,750 students from across the country and around the world.
Notable alumni include 14th U.S. President Franklin Pierce (class of 1824), writers Nathaniel Hawthorne and Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (both 1825), African-American newspaper editor John Brown Russwurm (1826), Civil War hero Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain (1852), Arctic explorer Robert E. Peary (1877), former Senate Majority Leader and architect of the Ireland peace accord George J. Mitchell (1954), former U.S. Defense Secretary William Cohen (1962), and Olympic gold medalist Joan Benoit Samuelson (1979).
Local students graduate from Beloit College
The following local students graduated from Beloit College on May 13, 2012.
- Katherine Gallagher of Chestnut Hill, MA with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Creative Writing.
- Hana Laurencot of Chestnut Hill, MA with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Russian.
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 49 states.
Devon F. Shatkin, of Brookline, Awarded Degree at St. Lawrence University Commencement
Devon F. Shatkin, of Brookline, was among the 584 students awarded a degree at St. Lawrence University's Commencement ceremony, held May 20 on campus in Canton, New York. Shatkin was awarded a degree (cum laude) in African studies-anthropology, with a minor in sport study/exercise science. Shatkin graduated from Brookline High School.
The Commencement speakers were Garry Trudeau, creator of comic strip Doonesbury and Mary DiSanto-Rose, associate professor of dance at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. Both received honorary degrees at the ceremony, and the North Country Citation was awarded to Martha Swan, founder of John Brown Lives, a history organization.
St. Lawrence University is a private, independent liberal arts institution of about 2,300 students. The educational opportunities at St. Lawrence inspire students and prepare them to be critical and creative thinkers, to find a compass for their lives and careers, and to pursue knowledge and understanding for the benefit of themselves, humanity and the planet. Through its focus on active engagement with ideas in and beyond the classroom, a St. Lawrence education leads students to make connections that transform lives and communities, from the local to the global.