Local Students earn Academic Honors

Deden-Binder  earns Dean’s List honors

SUNY New Paltz is proud to congratulate Lucas Deden-Binder of Jamaica Plain, for being named to the Dean’s List for the fall 2020 semester.

Dean’s List designation is reserved for students who excel academically and earn at least a 3.3 grade-point average in a semester with a full-time course load.

Hayes Named to Hamilton College Fall 2020 Dean’s List

Declan Hayes, of Jamaica Plain, has been named to the Dean’s List at Hamilton College for the 2020 fall semester.

To be named to the Dean’s List, a student must have carried throughout the semester a course load of four or more graded credits with an average of 3.5 or above.

Hayes, a senior majoring in government, is a graduate of Boston College High School.

Originally founded in 1793 as the Hamilton-Oneida Academy, Hamilton College offers an open curriculum that gives students the freedom to shape their own liberal arts education within a research- and writing-intensive framework. Hamilton enrolls 1,850 students from 49 states and 49 countries. Additional information about the college can be found at www.hamilton.edu.

Pena Named to College of the Holy Cross’ Fall 2020 Dean’s List

Lisalina Pena of Jamaica Plain, was named to the College of the Holy Cross Fall 2020 Dean’s List. A member of the Class of 2023, Pena is majoring in Political Science.

Pena was among more than 1,453 students named to the Dean’s List for outstanding academic achievement during the fall semester of the 2020-21 academic year.

To qualify, students must pass four or more letter-graded courses with no failing grades during the semester and earn a GPA of 3.5 or higher.

The College of the Holy Cross, in Worcester, Mass., is among the nation’s leading liberal arts institutions. A highly selective, four-year, exclusively undergraduate college of 3,100 students, Holy Cross is renowned for offering a rigorous, personalized education in the Jesuit, Catholic tradition. Since its founding in 1843, Holy Cross has made a positive impact in society by graduating students who distinguish themselves as thoughtful leaders in business, professional and civic life.

Local Students Who Made the UMass Amherst Fall 2020 Dean’s List

Below is a list of local students who were named to the dean’s list at the University of Massachusetts Amherst for the fall 2020 semester.

In order to qualify, an undergraduate student must receive a 3.5 grade-point average or better on a four-point scale.

Jamaica Plain

Wells Harris Burrell

Faith T Cardoza

Julian Charles Day

Emilia Marie Fonseca

Gabriel Solano Grimes

Natalie E Habib

Ellen Wen He

Isaac Martin Bozzi Hoeh

Inocencia Laura Kaley Munro

Alex Joseph Kibrick

Hazel Landborg Law

Aine Reen McMahon

Elliot H Parry

Katrina Elizabeth Rojas

Gabriel Saidel Severin

Machai Thompson

Adam Real Wintzer


Ashbell Gessese Abraham

Audrey Elena Addonisio

Mariell Elianna Alvarez

Matthew Rocco Anzalone

Lynn Hessen Bashir

Leonardo Batista Poblete

Erica Cene

Ryan Durant

Anthony Monaci Englert

Natanel Yosef Nam Ervin

Leonard Vegas Esser

Ryan Mezban Haideri

Jessica Catherine Hardy

Niajah Kesly Hyppolite

Amanda Monteiro Ibner

Yianna Maria Kaplan

Chan J Kim

Gil J Kim

Joan E Larrabee

Anthony Li

Garrett Michael MacIsaac

Sabryn Maisonneuve

Walt Millan Manasse-Latham

Victoria Ilamar Marrero-Lara

Riley Greer McTaggart

Sofia Alexandra Meadows-Muriel

Hannah Nicole Moy

Junika Iris Ortiz

Eric Panchev

Marina Isabel Pineda Shokooh

Omar Ernesto Roche

Miguel Antonio Sandler-Espinosa

Aimee Ruth Styklunas

Caroline Sunuwar

Kate Fierro Wallace

Freundlich named to Lasell University Dean’s List

 Graham Freundlich of Jamaica Plain was named to the Fall 2020 Dean’s List at Lasell University in Newton, Massachusetts.

Freundlich was named to the Dean’s List for their academic performance in the fall semester. Students who receive this honor have completed at least 12 credits as a full-time student and have achieved a semester GPA of 3.5 or higher.

Reynolds Receives Degree from Georgia Tech

 Robert Reynolds of Jamaica Plain has earned a Master of Science in Computer Science from the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta.

Reynolds was among approximately 3,800 undergraduate and graduate students who earned their degrees during the Fall 2020 semester and were recognized during the Institute’s 259th Commencement exercises December 11-12, 2020, at Bobby Dodd Stadium.

One of the nation’s leading research universities, the Georgia Institute of Technology is in the business of Creating the Next: the next idea, the next technology, and the next legion of agile minds well-equipped to imagine and engineer our future. Nearly 40,000 undergraduate and graduate students are enrolled, and Georgia Tech is ranked in the nation’s top 10 public universities by U.S. News & World Report. For more information, visit gatech.edu.

Caila Kilson-Kuchtic named to the University of New Hampshire’s Dean’s List

 Caila Kilson-Kuchtic of Jamaica Plain  has been named to the Dean’s List at the University of New Hampshire for earning Highest Honors for the fall 2020 semester. Kilson-Kuchtic is majoring in Communication.

Students named to the Dean’s List at the University of New Hampshire are students who have earned recognition through their superior scholastic performance during a semester enrolled in a full-time course load (12 or more graded credits). Highest honors are awarded to students who earn a semester grade point average of 3.85 or better out of a possible 4.0. Students with a 3.65 to 3.84 average are awarded high honors and students whose grade point average is 3.5 through 3.64 are awarded honors.

The University of New Hampshire is a flagship research university that inspires innovation and transforms lives in our state, nation and world. More than 16,000 students from all 50 states and 71 countries engage with an award-winning faculty in top ranked programs in business, engineering, law, liberal arts and the sciences across more than 200 programs of study. UNH’s research portfolio includes partnerships with NASA, NOAA, NSF and NIH, receiving more than $100 million in competitive external funding every year to further explore and define the frontiers of land, sea and space.

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