College Notes

Lorina Michele Amore of Old Bethpage has been named to the Deans’ List at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln for the fall semester of the 2021-22 academic year.

Amore, a senior majoring in communication studies, was named to the Dean’s List for the College of Arts and Sciences.


Bryant University is pleased to recognize the students who have demonstrated an unwavering commitment to academic excellence and achievement. The following students were named to the Dean’s List for the Fall 2021 semester:

 Jessica Colalillo, class of 2025, from Syosset

Andrew Becker, class of 2025, from Old Bethpage

Christina Hydo, Class of 2023, from Bethpage


Bryant University is pleased to recognize the students who have demonstrated an unwavering commitment to academic excellence and achievement. 

Christina Hydo, class of 2023, from Bethpage, NY, has been named to the President’s List for the fall 2021 semester.

The President’s List is an academic distinction reserved for Bryant’s highest achievers who earn a GPA of 4.0 or better for at least 12 semester hours of work.


Kelli Heffer of Bethpage,was one of more than 130 Lebanon Valley College student-athletes to be named to the Middle Atlantic Conference’s (MAC) Fall Academic Honor Roll.

Heffer, a gradute of Plainedge High School, is a member of the Lebanon Valley College volleyball team, and is pursuing a bachelor of science in exercise science at The Valley.

The academic honor roll is comprised of student-athletes who compete in a varsity-level sport and registered a term/semester GPA of 3.20 (on a 4.00 scale) or higher.


A total of 1,330 students were named to New York Insitute of Technology honor lists for fall 2021. Bethpage students recognized include:

Jake Samler  who was named to the Dean’s List.

Julia Andor who was named to the Presidential Honor List.

Kaitlyn Andor  who was named to the Presidential Honor List.

Angelina Badolato who was named to the Presidential Honor List.

Mohammad Hassan who was named to the Presidential Honor List.

Harutiun Kljyan who was named to the Presidential Honor List.

Lily Kljyan who was named to the Presidential Honor List.

To qualify for the Dean’s List, full-time students must earn a GPA of at least 3.5 and complete 12 or more credit hours without any incomplete grades. Part-time students must achieve a minimum semester GPA of 3.6 or higher and complete six or more credits without any incomplete grades.

To qualify for the Presidential Honor List, students must achieve a minimum semester GPA of 3.7 and complete at least 12 credit hours without any incomplete grades.


SUNY Oswego recently recognized the following local residents as high academic achievers on its President’s List and Deans’ List for the fall 2021 semester:

President’s List students are those attaining semester grade-point averages of 3.8 or higher while carrying required academic credits. Students on the President’s List include:

Mia A. Dircks, Bethpage, broadcasting and mass communication

Sofia N. Gamboa, Hicksville, undeclared

Maxine L. Gilder, Syosset, marketing

Elizabeth Mann, Bethpage, creative writing, cinema and screen studies

Deans’ List students are those attaining semester grade-point averages between 3.3 and 3.79 while carrying required academic credits. Students on the Deans’ List include:

Logan E. Bashkin, Plainview, psychology

Stephanie Carroll, Plainview, psychology

Benjamin L. Diamond, Plainview, journalism

Shenghan Gao, Jericho, teaching English to speakers of other languages

Zachary J. Hilbert, Plainview, technology education

Akitora Iyoda, Syosset, history; philosophy, politics and economics

Zachary S. Malamud, Plainview, broadcasting and mass communication

Brian E. Saccone, Plainview, broadcasting and mass communication

Eric Uzzo, Bethpage, marketing


Lakeview College of Nursing recently held a White Coat Ceremony to recognize students who achieved the transition into clinical practice within their bachelor’s degree nursing program.

Cindy Ho of Hicksville, was one of the students who was honored by receiving a white coat. Ho attends Lakeview’s Danville Campus.


Students at Fairleigh Dickinson University’s Florham Campus, located in Madison, NJ have been named to the Dean’s List for the Fall 2021 semester. To qualify for the Dean’s List, a student must carry a 3.2 or better grade point average out of a possible 4.0 and be enrolled in a minimum of 12 letter-graded hours (four courses).

Marc Brancaleone of Plainview

Brendan Godfrey of Bethpage

Students at Fairleigh Dickinson University’s Florham Campus, located in Madison, NJ, have been named to the Honors Lists for the Fall 2021 semester. To qualify for the Honors List, a student must carry a 3.5 or better grade point average out of a possible 4.0 and be enrolled in a minimum of 12 letter-graded hours (four courses).

Nina Carlomusto, of Hicksville

Thomas Consiglio of Levittown 

Anjali Patel of Hicksville 


Brianna Fitzgerald of Bethpage and Madison Gillis of Levittown are members of SUNY New Paltz’s State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) Championship-winning women’s basketball team.

SUNY New Paltz got the defensive stops it needed to hold off top-seeded Cortland, and come away with an extremely close 66-63 victory.


The following local residents made the Dean’s List at Rochester Institute of Technology for the Fall 2021 Semester.

Bethpage

Christina Baron, who is in the industrial design program.

Kathryn Backman, who is in the mechanical engineering program.

Hicksville

Thomas McCartney, who is in the computing security program.

Aniket Sonika, who is in the computer engineering program.

Chris (Kip) Rath, who is in the computing security program.

Levittown

Arvin Choudhary, who is in the computer engineering program.


Edward Pena of Hicksville received a Doctor of Education degree in Learning & Organizational Change from Baylor University during commencement ceremonies in December 21st.


Aiden Huggard Sr. of Hicksville was named to the Dean’s List for the Fall 2021 semester at Baylor University, School of Engineering & Computer Science.

The Dean’s Academic Honor List recognizes Baylor undergraduates for their outstanding academic work during each semester. Students honored on the Dean’s List earned a minimum semester grade-point average of 3.70 with no grade lower than a “C” while enrolled in at least 12 graded semester hours.


Emily Anderson of Levittown, a student at Northern Vermont University, was named to the Dean’s List for the fall 2021 semester. Students who achieve between a 3.50 and 3.99 semester average are placed on the Dean’s List.


Nicole Zacchia of Bethpage; Fatima Ali of Hicksville; and Brandon Moy of Levitown, have achieved a perfect 4.0 GPA during the Fall 2021 semester, earning them spots on the Provost’s List at Hofstra University.


Forty-eight medical students from New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine (NYITCOM) were inducted into the medical school’s Sigma Sigma Phi chapter, including the following local students:

Benna Jacob from Plainview

Kimberly Fasciglione from Hicksville

Rahul Anand from Hicksville

Michael Savallo from Bethpage 

Sigma Sigma Phi is the national osteopathic medicine honors fraternity for medical students training to become Doctors of Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.). NYITCOM invites only a select number of students that rank at the top of their class to apply for Sigma Sigma Phi membership. Members are selected based on outstanding academic excellence, leadership qualities, and dedication to service.


SUNY Delhi announces its dean’s list for the fall 2021 semester, a recognition of academic achievement for students who enrolled in six or more credits and earned a 3.5 or higher grade-point average for the semester.

Local students named to the list include:

Jared Knoll of Plainview pursuing a degree in Construction Management: Design and Building

Ortal Arusi of Plainview pursuing a degree in Nursing

Maya Cusicanqui of Bethpage pursuing a degree in Veterinary Science Technology

Bethany Hanusch of Levittown pursuing a degree in Nursing

Erin Nicholson of Levittown pursuing a degree in Nursing

Jessica Kwasnik of Hicksville pursuing a degree in Physical Education Studies


Purchase College announced that more than 1,250 students were named to the Dean’s List for the fall semester. Students who have earned this academic honor have maintained a grade-point average of 3.5 or higher and taken a minimum of 12 credits. For BA and BS programs, a semester GPA of 3.50 is required. For BFA and MusB programs, a semester GPA of 3.75 is required.

Ahona Dias of Hicksville 

Max Vera of Plainview 

Joley Ditchek of Old Bethpage 

John Warren of Hicksville 

Benjamin Goldfeder of Levittown 

Melanie Popescu of Hicksville  Nicholas Massimo of Woodbury

To be eligible for the Dean’s List, students must carry a semester GPA of 3.5 for Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science programs and 3.75 for Bachelor of Fine Arts and Bachelor of Music Performance programs. They must take a minimum of 12 credits.

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