Local Students Awarded Degrees

Elmira College

Cassie Chun of Commack was among the graduates celebrated at the 161st Elmira College Commencement on Sunday, June 2 at the First Arena, Elmira. The exercises included the conferring of 204 undergraduate and 22 graduate degrees.

Following a welcome and award recognitions by Elmira College President Charles Lindsay, Dr. Joseph Lemak, Director of the Center for Mark Twain Studies, joined Dr. Lindsay to confer Ron Powers, Pulitzer Prize- and Emmy Award-winning writer and critic, with the honorary Doctor of Humane Letters for his extensive literary accomplishments and lifelong commitment to the life and works of Mark Twain.

Cummings School

Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University graduated 157 students-whose studies varied from veterinary medicine to the intersection of animals and public policy, to infectious disease and global health-at its 37th commencement ceremony on May 19.

The graduates included local students:

Alexandra Nemeth, of Dix Hills

Alexandra Gallina, of Commack

Across all schools at Tufts University, more than 3,500 graduate and undergraduate students were awarded degrees during the university’s annual commencement, which featured an address by award-winning actress and activist Alfre Woodard.

University of Findlay

Jennifer Dejana, of Dix Hills has graduated from the University of Findlay. Dejana received the following: Bachelor of Science in Biology.

Dejana was invited to walk in the University’s commencement ceremonies on Saturday, May 4. More than 800 graduates earned doctoral, master’s, bachelor’s or associate degrees for the academic year 2018 – 2019.

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

On Saturday, May 11, on the Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) campus quadrangle, 1,019 bachelor’s degrees were awarded during the university’s 151st commencement ceremony.

Zachary Hearl of Huntington was awarded a bachelor of science degree in aerospace engineering with high distinction.

Thomas Kouttron of Huntington was awarded a bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering with distinction.

Kathleen Nugent of Huntington Station was awarded a bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering with high distinction.

Nicholas Pandolfi of Huntington was awarded a bachelor of science degree in electrical and computer engineering with distinction.

Mary Sheehan of Halesite  was awarded a bachelor of science degree in civil engineering with distinction.

WPI President Laurie Leshin and Board of Trustees Chairman Jack Mollen presided over the celebration, at which the keynote address was given by Ellen Stofan, the John and Adrienne Mars Director of the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum.

Susquehanna University

Alexa Gonzalez of Northport graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in communications and a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish as Susquehanna University closed its 161st academic year with commencement exercises on May 15. A 2015 graduate of Northport High School, she is the daughter of John and Vicki Gonzalez.

“We need Susquehanna graduates now more than ever,” Susquehanna President Jonathan D. Green told the graduates and their families. “We need you to become voices for reason in your communities. We need you to be advocates for justice, for human dignity, and for the breadth and depth of intellectual endeavors.”

Susquehanna conferred degrees upon 471 students in the field house of the James W. Garrett Sports Complex.

Lehigh University

During Commencement ceremonies on May 20, 2019, Lehigh University conferred 1,058 Bachelor’s degrees, 339 Master’s degrees, and 47 Doctoral degrees. Of the nearly 1,500 graduates, degree recipients came from 44 states and 61 countries and majored in 99 different disciplines. Congratulations to these graduates from your area!

Peter Rogu of Dix Hills with a Bachelor of Science in Biology degree with Honors

Kaitlyn Quinn of Huntington with a Bachelor of Science in Business and Economics degree with a major in Finance

Jake Trivilino of Huntington with a Bachelor of Science in Business and Economics degree with a major in Marketing

Olivia McGeough of Cold Spring Harbor with a Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in Architecture with Honors

Christopher D’Agostino of Huntington with a Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in Journalism with Honors

Juliet Panichella of Northport with a Bachelor of Science in Integrated Business/Engineering degree and Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering degree with High Honors

University of Vermont

During Commencement ceremonies on May 20, 2019, Lehigh University conferred 1,058 Bachelor’s degrees, 339 Master’s degrees, and 47 Doctoral degrees. Of the nearly 1,500 graduates, degree recipients came from 44 states and 61 countries and majored in 99 different disciplines. Congratulations to these graduates from your area!

Peter Rogu of Dix Hills with a Bachelor of Science in Biology degree with Honors

Kaitlyn Quinn of Huntington with a Bachelor of Science in Business and Economics degree with a major in Finance

Jake Trivilino of Huntington with a Bachelor of Science in Business and Economics degree with a major in Marketing

Olivia McGeough of Cold Spring Harbor with a Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in Architecture with Honors

Christopher D’Agostino of Huntington with a Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in Journalism with Honors

Juliet Panichella of Northport with a Bachelor of Science in Integrated Business/Engineering degree and Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering degree with High Honors

Wesleyan University

On May 26, students from your area earned degrees at Wesleyan University. They include:

Patrick Leone of Dix Hills earned a BA degree in Psychology. Leone previously attended Avon Old Farms School.

Jaime Marvin of Northport earned a BA degree in English and Italian Studies. Marvin received Honors in English and Italian Studies. Marvin previously attended W C Mepham High School.

Wesleyan University is a private, non-sectarian liberal arts university in Middletown, Conn.

Hamilton College

Zachary Kleinbaum, of Melville  received a bachelor of arts degree from Hamilton College on Sunday, May 26, at the Commencement ceremony concluding the college’s 207th year.

Freeman Hrabowski, president of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, delivered the Commencement address.

An economics major at Hamilton, Kleinbaum now joins an alumni body of more than 23,000, many of whom have made important contributions to business, the professions, government and the arts.

Wofford College

Hunter Cole Mestman received a bachelor of arts degree in Chinese. Mestman is from Huntington.

Wofford College, established in 1854, is a four-year, residential liberal arts college located in Spartanburg, S.C. It offers 26 major fields of study to a student body of 1,690 undergraduates.

Assumption College

635 graduates received a degree during Assumption College’s 102nd Commencement exercises.

Chase Gurcan, of Northport

Stephen Lauria, of Dix Hills

The Commencement speaker, Robert Lewis Jr., chief executive officer of The BASE, a Boston-based nonprofit that provides athletic, education and career-building resources to enable student-athletes to pursue a college degree, shared his life story of struggle and achievement and inspired the Class of 2019 to live a life of meaning.

University of Scranton

Michael Kozlowski, of Huntington Station, earned his master’s degree in health administration.

Michael J. Saporito of Fort Salonga  earned a master of  Accountancy with a major in accountancy.

 

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