LOCAL STUDENTS EARN ACADEMIC HONORS

Allegro Named to WPI Spring Dean’s List

– Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) has announced that Remy Allegro of Jamaica Plain, Mass., a member of the class of 2021 majoring in robotics engineering, was named to the university’s Dean’s List for academic excellence for the spring 2020 semester.

A total of 1,749 undergraduate students achieved the criteria required for WPI’s spring 2020 Dean’s List. The criteria for the WPI Dean’s List differs from that of most other universities as WPI does not compute a grade point average (GPA). Instead, WPI defines the Dean’s List by the amount of work completed at the A level in courses and projects.

“WPI’s academic programs are rigorous and require a level of independence beyond what is required in traditional courses. WPI students work on open-ended problems for communities around the world. The problems are important and the impact is real” said dean of undergraduate studies Arthur C. Heinricher. “Some of this nation’s best and brightest students come to WPI to study engineering and science and business and the humanities. Those named to the Dean’s List have excelled in all of their work, and we are exceptionally proud of these outstanding students.”

WPI, the global leader in project-based learning, is a distinctive, top-tier technological university founded in 1865 on the principle that students learn most effectively by applying the theory learned in the classroom to the practice of solving real-world problems. Recognized by the National Academy of Engineering with the 2016 Bernard M. Gordon Prize for Innovation in Engineering and Technology Education, WPI’s pioneering project-based curriculum engages undergraduates in solving important scientific, technological, and societal problems throughout their education and at more than 50 project centers around the world. WPI offers more than 50 bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degree programs across 14 academic departments in science, engineering, technology, business, the social sciences, and the humanities and arts. Its faculty and students pursue groundbreaking research to meet ongoing challenges in health and biotechnology; robotics and the internet of things; advanced materials and manufacturing; cyber, data, and security systems; learning science; and more. www.wpi.edu

Students Graduate from Bates College

Bates College graduated 463 students from 37 states and 52 countries on May 31, 2020. Cumulatively, the Class of 2019 performed 80,000 hours of community service, exemplifying Bates’ commitment to community learning and civic action.

Though we have been delayed in sharing this news due to our response to the COVID-19 pandemic, please know that our pride in our graduates is as strong as ever. Congratulations to the class of 2020!

Amanda Brea of Jamaica Plain, graduated after majoring in politics and minoring in women and gender studies. Brea, the child of Santa M. Lara of Jamaica Plain, Mass., is a 2016 graduate of John D. O’Bryant School of Math & Science.

in their first year at Bates, Brea received the Charles Dana Award, the highest honor Bates bestows on students in their first year.

Eha Joshi of Jamaica Plain., graduated after majoring in economics and English. Joshi, the child of Shiva L. Joshi and Leela Joshi of Jamaica Plain, Mass., is a 2016 graduate of Rato Bangala School.

Located in Lewiston, Maine, Bates is internationally recognized as a leading liberal arts college, attracting 2,000 students from across the U.S. and around the world. Since 1855, Bates has been dedicated to educating the whole person through creative and rigorous scholarship in a collaborative residential community. Committed to opportunity and excellence, Bates has always admitted students without regard to gender, race, religion, or national origin. Cultivating intellectual discovery and informed civic action, Bates prepares leaders sustained by a love of learning and zeal for responsible stewardship of the wider world.

Students named to Dean’s List at Bates College

The following students have been named to the dean’s list at Bates College for the winter semester ending in April 2020. This is a distinction earned by students whose cumulative grade point average is 3.8 or higher.

Eha Joshi of Jamaica Plain,  Joshi, the child of Shiva L. Joshi and Leela Joshi of Jamaica Plain, Mass., is a 2016 graduate of Rato Bangala School. They are majoring in economics and English at Bates.

Adam Banks of Jamaica Plain. Banks, the child of Richard L. Banks Jr. and Ann G. Banks of Jamaica Plain, Mass., is a 2017 graduate of Roxbury Latin School. They are majoring in environmental studies and minoring in anthropology at Bates.

Megan Krieger of Jamaica Plain. Krieger, the child of Joel Krieger and Carol L. Dougherty of Jamaica Plain, Mass., is a 2018 graduate of Boston Latin School. They are majoring in politics and minoring in education and German at Bates.

Amanda Brea of Jamaica Plain. Brea, the child of Santa M. Lara of Jamaica Plain, Mass., is a 2016 graduate of John D. O’Bryant School of Mathematics and Science. They are majoring in politics and minoring in women and gender studies at Bates.

Sadie Murray of Jamaica Plain.  Murray, the child of Terrence J. Murray and Nicole S. Murray of Jamaica Plain, Mass., is a 2018 graduate of Milton Academy.

Hilliard graduates from RIT

Holly Hilliard of Jamaica Plain  graduated from Rochester Institute of Technology with a BS in industrial engineering. Some 4,000 degrees were conferred in the 2019-2020 academic year at all of RIT’s campuses. A virtual celebration was held May 8 at rit.edu/classof2020.

Rochester Institute of Technology is home to leading creators, entrepreneurs, innovators and researchers. Founded in 1829, RIT enrolls about 19,000 students in more than 200 career-oriented and professional programs, making it among the largest private universities in the U.S.

The university is internationally recognized and ranked for academic leadership in business, computing, engineering, imaging science, liberal arts, sustainability, and fine and applied arts. RIT also offers unparalleled support services for deaf and hard-of-hearing students. The cooperative education program is one of the oldest and largest in the nation. Global partnerships include campuses in China, Croatia, Dubai and Kosovo.

Union College announces Dean’s List

Union College has announced its Dean’s List for the 2019-2020 academic year. Students with at least a 3.50 grade point average for the entire academic year were honored with the academic achievement.

Elena Ruiz, of Jamaica Plain; Ruiz is a member of the Class of 2020 majoring in Anthropology.

Angela Guerra, of Jamaica Plain; Guerra is a member of the Class of 2021 majoring in Economics.

Carlos Piedad, of Jamaica Plain; Piedad is a member of the Class of 2020 majoring in Environmental Policy.

Bernadine Conklin, of Boston, MA; Conklin is a member of the Class of 2020 majoring in Political Science and Russian & Eastern European Studies.

Union College, founded in 1795 as the first college chartered by the New York State Board of Regents, offers programs in the liberal arts and engineering to 2,100 undergraduates of high academic promise and strong personal motivation. Union, with its long history of blending disciplines, is a leader in educating students to be engaged, innovative and ethical contributors to an increasingly diverse, global and technologically complex society.

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