• Some 3,055 students were awarded degrees during the University of Vermont’s 217th commencement ceremonies in May.
Rachel Baginski, B.S., psychological science; Jane Baker, B.S., public communication; Cassidy Derda, B.S., public communication; Avery Ekman, B.A., English; Evelyn Gray, B.S., middle level education; Lawrence Halvorson, B.S., business administration; Emily Luce, B.S., music education; William Sudbay, B.S., public communication; Jasper White-Hansen, B.S., business administration; Addison Zinner, B.A., studio art.
Jeannine Bissonette, B.S., elementary education-K-6, cum laude; Thomas Clayton, B.A., mathematics; Hunter Hedenberg, B.S., public communication; Catherine Keefe, B.A., Biology, Jaden Kramer-Melnick, B.S., elementary education-K-6; Shea Mahoney, B.S., community & international development, cum laude; Natalie Mashia, B.S., dietetics nutrition & food sciences, magna cum laude; Olivia Matthews, B.A., political science; Natalie May, B.A., Geography, Sean Muniz, B.S., biological science; Patrick O’Brien, B.S., physics;
Peter Parkinson, B.A., history; Mackenzie Tobrocke, B.A., psychological science.
The following local students were named to the University of Vermont dean’s list for spring 2018, which requires a grade-point average of 3.0 or better and a rank in the top 20 percent of their class in their respective college or school.
Carly Alpert, Anne Bedell, Hannah Bernier, Joseph Cianciola, Alexander D’Amico, Aryn Hall, Meara Heininger, Maeve Higgins, Kienan Kittredge, Emily Luce, Thomas McGrade, Abigail Postlewaite, Jasper White-Hansen
Hunter Billen, Jeannine Bissonette, Thomas Clayton, Evelyn Gray, Eliot Heinrich, Marc Hoeppner, Linnea Johnson, Jaden Kramer-Melnick, Shea Mahoney, Tyler Marshall, Natalie Mashia, Natalie May, Sierra Morton, Sean Muniz, Sarah Nelson, James Raymond, Sophia Webb, Annie Wernhoff, Savannah Zigic.
• Erica Rosner of Hinesburg was named to the dean’s honor list at Cedarville University in Cedarville, Ohio. Rosner maintained a 3.75 GPA in the 2018 spring semester, while taking at least 12 credit hours.
• Erin Beaudry of Hinesburg was named to the Champlain College president’s list for the spring 2018 semester. Students named to the list have achieved a semester grade point average of 4.0 or higher.
The following students have been named to the Champlain College dean’s list for achieving a grade point average of 3.5 or higher in the spring 2018 semester: Kiley Copeland, Madison MacMahon and Robert Sedic, all of Hinesburg, and Andrew Gay and Daphne Plante, both of Charlotte.
• Lindsay Kimball of Hinesburg was named to the dean’s honor roll at Montana State University in Bozeman, Mont. The list includes students earning grade point averages of 3.5 or above for the semester.
• Jonas Powell of Charlotte earned a B.A. in astronomy from Wesleyan University in Middletown, Conn. in May.
• Paden Fortier of Hinesburg was named to the spring 2018 dean’s list at Community College of Vermont. This honor recognizes full-time students with a grade point average between 3.5 and 3.99.
John Curtis and Mariana Du Brul, both of Charlotte, and Ella Downey and Dyana Sprayberry, both of Hinesburg, were named to the student honors list as part-time CCV students with a 4.0 GPA.
• Kylie Laberge of Hinesburg and Madison Tieso of Charlotte were named to the Castleton University dean’s list for the spring 2018 semester. The list honors students with full-time status and a semester grade point average of 3.5.
• Melissa Anne Miller of Hinesburg was named to the spring 2018 dean’s list at Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa. Students must have earned a grade point average of at least 3.5 while talking at least 12 credit hours of graded course work.
• Kimberly Cribari of Hinesburg was named to the spring 2018 dean’s list at Hofstra University in Hempstead, N.Y., with a GPA of at least 3.5.
• Thomas Keller of Hinesbur graduated magna cum laude from Tufts University in Medford, Mass. on May 20 with a B.S. in applied physics. He was also on the dean’s list for his final semester.
William Ross of Charlotte was named to the spring 2018 dean’s list at Tufts University. Dean’s list honors require a semester grade point average of 3.4 or greater.
• Dana Govett of Charlotte and Alexandra Lewis of Hinesburg were named to the spring 2018 dean’s list at Roger Williams University in Bristol, R.I. The distinction goes to full-time students who complete 12 or more credits per semester and earn a GPA of 3.4 or higher.
• James Mcallister of Hinesburg was named to the dean’s list at Lyndon State College in Lyndon for the spring 2018 semester. The list recognizes those who attained a GPA of 3.5-3.9.
• Chelsea Kaigle and Shea Monsey, both of Charlotte, were named to the president’s list at Johnson State College for the spring 2018 semester. The president’s list recognizes those who attained a GPA of 4.0.
Jennifer Blanchard of Charlotte was named to the dean’s list at Johnson State College for the spring 2018 semester. The dean’s list recognizes those who attained a GPA of 3.5-3.9.
• Beatrice B. Woodruff of Charlotte was recently named to the dean’s list at Colby College in Waterville, Maine, for the fall 2018 semester with a semester grade point average of 3.75 or higher.
• Saige Alpeter of Charlotte was named to the dean’s commendation list at Gettysburg College in Gettysburg, Pa. for the spring 2018 semester. Students must have a GPA between 3.3 and 3.599 to qualify.
• Tyler Barnes of Charlotte graduated from Union College in Schenectady, N.Y., with a B.A. in economics.
• Evelyn M. Needham of Hinesburg, and Alissa A. Stone of Charlotte were named to the dean’s list for the spring 2018 semester at St. Lawrence University in Canton, N.Y. Both members of the class of 2019, Needham is majoring in neuroscience and Stone is majoring in chemistry.
Annabella L. Pugliese Charlotte was on the spring 2018 dean’s list and inducted into the St. Lawrence University chapter of Omicron Delta Kappa, the national leadership honor society. A member of the class of 2020, Pugliese is majoring in art and art history.
• Champlain Valley Union High School recent graduate Abigail Francis was awarded a Eunice B. Farr Incentive Award scholarship from Waitsfield and Champlain Valley Telecom. The company annually grants a scholarship to a graduating student from each of the six public high schools in its service area.
The scholarships are donated in memory of the late Eunice B. Farr, former owner and operator of the Waitsfield-Fayston Telephone Company, with the purpose to reward hard-working students who plan to attend college or trade school and who have shown steady improvement in their grades.