News From The Halls Of Ivy

Capital University, Bexley, Ohio, announced Meghan Tubbs of Warren was named to the president’s list for the fall 2013 semester. The list indicates the highest level of academic distinction achieved among full-time, degree-seeking students. To be named, students must have achieved a grade average of at least 3.85.

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Branden J. Lake , a student at Youngsville High School, will participate in the 2013 U.S. Naval Academy Summer Seminar program. The U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis, Md., (USNA) invited a select group of approximately 2,550 young men and women from around the nation and abroad to attend the program this year. Summer Seminar is a fast-paced leadership experience for rising seniors in high school. This program helps educate, motivate and prepare selected students who are considering applying for admission to USNA. The seminar teaches prospective applicants about life at the Naval Academy, where academics, athletics, and professional training are key elements in developing our nation’s leaders. Each student will attend a six-day session and experience a glimpse of USNA life. Students will have the opportunity to live in Bancroft Hall, eat in King Hall along with participating in academic and leadership workshops. They will also participate in daily physical training involving group runs and conditioning exercises. They will experience first-hand what the Naval Academy has to offer through its exceptional academic, athletic, extracurricular activities and leadership training programs.

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The following local residents were named to the dean’s list for fall 2013 semester at Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, N.Y.:

Andrew Carpenter of Columbus is a second-year student in the computer science program in RIT’s B. Thomas Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences.

Amanda Castagnino of Warren is a first-year student in the biomedical engineering program in RIT’s Kate Gleason College of Engineering.

Edward Turfitt of Warren is a fifth-year student in the chemical engineering program in RIT’s Kate Gleason College of Engineering.

Degree-seeking undergraduate students are eligible for dean’s list if their quarterly GPA is greater than or equal to 3.4

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Colleen Hulihan of Sugar Grove and Danielle Flasher of Warren qualified for dean’s list at The University of Akron, Akron, Ohio.

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Gus Bauer has been named to the dean’s list for the fall 2013 semester at Colorado School of Mines, Golden, Colo.. He graduated from Eisenhower High School in 2013 and is the son of David and Laura Bauer of Sugar Grove. Bauer is majoring in petroleum engineering.

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Jaryd Shield was named to the fall 2013 dean’s list at the University of Pittsburgh. He is the son of Tim and Cyndi Shield of Russell and he will be graduating on April 27, 2014, with a bachelor of arts degree in political science and a minor in administration of justice. Additionally, he will have acquired a Global Studies Certificate and a Latin American Studies Certificate. In order to complete the latter certificate, Shield studied abroad in Buenos Aires, Argentina, for four months in the spring of 2013. He also is a founding father of a fraternal chapter of the Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity and is a member of the Alpha Sigma Lambda Honor Society.

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Morrisville State College, Morrisville, N.Y., recently announced that Rebecca Brunecz of Sugar Grove was named to the president’s list for the fall 2013 semester and graduated in December. To be named, a student must achieve a perfect 4.0 average for the semester and complete at least 12 credit hours.

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The University of Pittsburgh honored 20 University of Pittsburgh at Bradford students as University Scholars during Pitt’s honors convocation Feb. 28 in Pittsburgh. Rita Cecco, a graduated elementary education major from Warren, and Alexis Robinault, a junior biology major from Youngsville, were honored. They also will be recognized at the honors convocation of the Bradford campus to be held April 11.