The following Jamaica Plain residents, businesses and organizations have received recognition in education:
Tremana White was graduated from Connecticut College.
Welbis Ortiz graduated from the Noble and Greenough School.
William Matczynski graduated cum laude from Macalester College in Minnesota.
Fernando A. Avila, Christopher Caulfield, Manoucheka Charlessaint, Katherine De la Cruz, Shynna Maliik Jackson-Pilet, Jaime Vladimir Melara, Xavier Pridgeon-Miranda, Davide Maria Palumbo, Karen M. Watson and Terrence T. Witherspoon graduated from Roxbury Community College.
Marlene Rojas graduated from Jewish Vocational Service’s Certified Nursing Assistant Training Program.
Clifton Masdea graduated from Boston University Academy.
Karen Harris graduated from Eastern Nazarene College.
Lydia Mitchell graduated from the Winsor School.
Winnie Chen and Laura Wohn both won scholarships from Boston University.
Jeffrey K. Chan, Paul Robert Gels, Myong Ha Lee, Yongbin Liang and Xiao Wei Yu made the Fall 2010 Dean’s List at UMass Amherst.
Reece Brashani made the Dean’s List at University of Massachusetts Lowell.
Daniel Casey made the Dean’s List at University of New England.
Joshua Mullins achieved the principal’s list; Yushuang Hu, Bredan Hughes and Michael O’Sullivan achieved first honors; and Jonathon Treon achieved second honors at Catholic Memorial School.
H. Perry Hatchfield, Boston University Academy (BUA) junior and Jamaica Plain resident, competed in the Global For Inspiration & Recognition of Science & Technology Championship and won six out of ten matches with his team. BUA placed 22 out of 88 teams in the Curie Division, and 71st out of 352 teams globally, placing them in the top 20 percent.
Hannah Sherritt has been awarded academic honors at the Mount Alvernia High School.
Oscar Thaler made the honor roll at the Brimmer and May School.
Matthew Barron achieved academic 3rd honors at Fessenden School.
Jamal Jamil was named to the Dean’s List at Creighton University.
Bottom Line, a nonprofit that works to improve the college-going and college-graduation rates of disadvantaged urban youth, will receive a $1 million grant to expand its College Success Program.
Lee Torda, assistant professor of English at Bridgewater State University, was recognized for her exemplary efforts by the institution at its annual Awards for Academic Excellence program.