Local Students Earn Academic Honors

Local student named to Fairfield Dean List

 The following Fairfield University student received Deans List Honors for the Fall 2020 semester.

Grace Couillard

In order to be placed on the Dean’s List, students must have completed a minimum of 12 credit hours in a semester, have no outstanding or incomplete grades for that semester, and have attained a semester grade point average of 3.50 or better.

Local Assumption Student Inducted into Sociology International Honor Society

The Assumption Department of Sociology & Criminology has announced that 16 students have become a members of Alpha Kappa Delta, the international honor society in sociology. Local students include:

Emma Panacopoulos of Lynn

Meagan Molea of Lynn

“Induction into Assumption’s chapter of Alpha Delta Kappa recognizes students’ commitment to their academic pursuits and making contributions to the field of sociology,” said Angela Kaufman-Parks, Ph.D., department chair and associate professor of sociology and criminology. “We are pleased to honor these students and we look forward to witnessing how they will reflect the Society’s purpose ‘to investigate humanity for the purpose of service.’”

Alpha Kappa Delta was founded in 1920 at the University of Southern California, home of one of the first departments of sociology in the United States. To be inducted into Alpha Kappa Delta, students must be in their junior year, hold a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.0, and rank in the top 35 percent of their class. Eligible students must also complete at least four sociology courses, earning an average GPA of 3.0 or higher in those four courses.

For more information on Assumption, visit www.assumption.edu.

Assumption University, founded in 1904 by the Augustinians of the Assumption, is New England’s premier university for high-quality education, integrating career preparation and education of the whole person, drawing upon the best in the rich and centuries-long tradition of Catholic higher education. Assumption, located in Worcester, Massachusetts, seeks to provide students with a transformative education that forms graduates who possess critical intelligence, thoughtful citizenship, and compassionate service. The University offers 34 majors and 49 minors in the liberal arts, sciences, business, nursing and professional studies; as well as master’s and continuing education degrees and professional certificate programs. For more information about Assumption University, please visit www.assumption.edu.

Local student makes dean’s list at Connecticut College

The following student has been named to the Connecticut College dean’s list for the 2020 fall semester:

Karen Barahona of Lynn, 2021, Dean’s Honors, Sociology and History

About Connecticut College

Founded in 1911, Connecticut College is a highly selective private liberal arts college of 1,800 students located on a 750-acre arboretum campus in New London, overlooking Long Island Sound and the Thames River. The College’s mission is to educate students to put the liberal arts into action as citizens of a global society. Through an innovative four-year program, Connections, students integrate every aspect of their experience-from classes to majors to internships to activities to jobs on campus and abroad-into a meaningful pathway that allows them to synthesize different perspectives, solve complex problems, and contribute to the public good. For more information, see www.conncoll.edu or find us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn.

Resident named to dean’s list for the Fall 2020 semester at Quinnipiac

The following local student was named to the dean’s list for the Fall 2020 semester at Quinnipiac University:

Pedro Cesa

 To qualify for the dean’s list, students must earn a grade point average of at least 3.5 with no grade lower than C. Full-time students must complete at least 14 credits in a semester, with at least 12 credits that have been graded on a letter grade basis to be eligible. Part-time students must complete at least six credits during a semester.

About Quinnipiac University

Quinnipiac is a private, coeducational, nonsectarian institution located 90 minutes north of New York City and two hours from Boston. The university enrolls 7,000 full-time undergraduate and 3,000 graduate and part-time students in 110 degree programs through its Schools of Business, Communications, Education, Engineering, Health Sciences, Law, Medicine, Nursing and the College of Arts and Sciences. Quinnipiac is recognized by U.S. News & World Report and Princeton Review’s “The Best 385 Colleges.” The Chronicle of Higher Education has named Quinnipiac among the Great Colleges to Work For(r). For more information, please visit qu.edu. Connect with Quinnipiac on Facebook at facebook.com/quinnipiacunews and follow Quinnipiac on Twitter @QuinnipiacU.

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