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THUMBS UP graphicThe following East Haddam, CT residents have recently been recognized by their schools of higher learning for their academic achievements:

Eastern Connecticut State University (ECSU), located in Willimantic, CT recently released its Dean’s List for the fall 2012 semester, including these East Haddam, CT students…

Kayla Kaan ’13 –Kaan’s major is Early Childhood Education and Psychology.

Christopher Lorentson ’14 – Lorentson’s major is Environmental Earth Science.

Samantha Mims ’13 – Mims’s major is Visual Arts.

Katelyn Nichisti ’16 – Nichisti’s major is Undeclared.

Nichole Roczniak ’13 – Roczniak’s major is Biology.

Meagan Salisbury ’14 – Salisbury’s major is Early Childhood Education and Sociology.

Eastern Connecticut State University is the state’s public liberal arts university. Eastern serves approximately 5,400 students each year on its Willimantic campus and satellite locations.

Caitlin Seidl of East Haddam, CT has been named to the Dean’s List for the fall 2012 semester at Salve Regina University. Seidl is a senior majoring in Business Administration. To qualify for the dean’s list, full-time undergraduate students must earn a minimum grade point average of 3.6 with no grade below a “B” in that semester.

Salve Regina, a Catholic, co-educational university founded by the Sisters of Mercy, enrolls more than 2,500 undergraduate and graduate students. Its 80-acre oceanfront campus is in the heart of the Ochre Point-Cliffs National Historic District.

Willem Delventhal, a resident of East Haddam, CT, has been named to the Fall 2012 Dean’s List at Roger Williams University in Bristol, R.I. Willem is majoring in Marine Biology. Full-time students who complete 12 or more credits per semester and earn a GPA of 3.4 or higher are placed on the Dean’s List that semester.

Roger Williams University is a leading independent, coeducational university with programs in the liberal arts and the professions, offering 43 majors… In the last decade, the University has been recognized as one of the best colleges in the nation by Forbes, a College of Distinction by Student Horizons, Inc. and as both a best college in the Northeast and one of the nation’s greenest universities by The Princeton Review.

Darcy Annino, daughter of Mary and Stephen Annino of East Haddam, CT was named to the Dean’s List for the fall 2012 semester at Saint Michael’s College.

Annino is a Sophomore History and Secondary Education major at the liberal arts, residential Catholic college located in Burlington, VT, one of America’s top 10 college towns. Students who complete a minimum of 12 credits and achieve a grade point average of at least 3.4 at the end of a semester are recognized for their scholarship by inclusion on the Dean’s List.

Annino graduated from Nathan Hale-Ray High School before coming to Saint Michael’s.

Kyle Buschmann, a Freshman in Entrepreneurship from East Haddam, CT was named to the fall semester Dean’s List at Bryant University, in Smithfield, RI.

Bryant University has a clear focus: preparing students to be successful in an age of unlimited global opportunity. Our close-knit, student-centered community offers a supportive learning environment and challenging academic programs that integrate the liberal arts with business – with an emphasis on real-world applications and cultivation of a global perspective. The culture of our community places a high value on innovation and the qualities of character.

Eastern Connecticut State University (ECSU), located in Willimantic, CT recently released its list of newly enrolled students for the spring 2013 semester, including…

Joel Bennett of East Haddam, CT – Bennett’s major is Business Administration.

Thomas Thibodeau of East Haddam, CT – Thibodeau’s major is Political Science.

Devin Zalewski of East Haddam, CT – Zalewski’s major is Sport & Leisure Management.

“We are pleased that these students have decided to attend Eastern and has the opportunity to experience the benefits of our liberal arts education while enjoying student life on our beautiful campus,” said Ned Harris, director of enrollment management. Harris notes that Eastern students come from 162 of Connecticut’s 169 towns, from 26 other states and from 44 other countries.

The University of Connecticut recently announced the students who attained the Dean’s List for the fall 2012 semester. To make the Dean’s List, students must be taking at least 12 credits, finish the semester with a grade point average that is among the top 25 percent of students enrolled in their school or college, and have no grade below a “C.”


Kayla Marie Rutland


Theresa Beatrice Govert

Allison Esta Olderman

Jeffrey JamesVentres

Keene State College has released the Dean’s List for the fall semester 2012. Among the 1,441 students named to the Dean’s List is Peter Xavier Olsen of East Haddam, CT.

The Dean’s List designation is bestowed to those Keene State College undergraduates enrolled in a degree program who have completed a minimum of six credit hours in the semester, receiving no failing or incomplete grades. A 3.5 or higher grade point average on a 4.0 scale is required to earn the Dean’s List honor

Jacob Fernstrom of East Haddam, CT was named to the Becker College Dean’s List for fall 2012. Fernstrom is pursuing a degree in Interactive Entertainment.

The Princeton Review ranks Becker College as one of the best 377 colleges in the U.S. and Becker’s undergraduate video game design program as one of the top two in Massachusetts and top 10 nationwide. In 2011, Becker was designated by the Patrick-Murray administration as host of the Massachusetts Digital Games Institute (MassDiGI). Becker serves 1,800 students from across the country and around the world and offers a wide range of quality degree programs that launch careers, from nursing to veterinary science, and a variety of adult learning options. With campuses in Worcester and Leicester, MA

Stephen Baltas of East Haddam, CT was named to the Dean’s List at the University of New Haven for the fall 2012 semester. Full-time undergraduate students must have a 3.50 or better cumulative GPA for the semester to be eligible for the Dean’s List.

The University of New Haven is a private university with an enrollment of more than 5,200; approximately 1,700 graduate students and more than 3,500 undergraduates, 70 percent of whom reside in University housing. The University offers more than 80 undergraduate degrees and more than 25 graduate degrees through its five colleges, in fields such as sports management, nutrition, forensic science, music and sound recording, engineering, computer science and criminal justice.

Posted February 5, 2013 compiled from submitted press releases as edited by HTNP News Editor Brenda Sullivan

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