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Jennifer Chen of Jericho has been named to the University of Minnesota Twin Cities Dean’s List. Jennifer is a junior at the College of Liberal Arts.

To qualify for the Dean’s List, a student must earn at least 12 letter credits while achieving a 3.66 grade point average.

The New York Pi Chapter held its annual induction and banquet with 13 newly elected members of high academic standing.

Sukhmanjot Virk of Syosset has been accepted for enrollment in the Spring 2022 term in the Doctor of Chiropractic program at Palmer College of Chiropractic Main Campus in Davenport, Iowa.

MCPHS University is pleased to announce the students who have been named to the Dean’s List for the Fall 2021 semester:

Tamara Agustine Kavelle Chunesingh is a Hicksville native pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree in Pharmacology and Toxicology. Tamara Agustine Kavelle will graduate from the Boston, Massachusetts campus in 2025.

Nuzhat Tarafder is from Jericho and is pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Pre-Medical Health Studies. Nuzhat will graduate from the Boston, Massachusetts campus in 2024.

The Dean’s List recognizes students with a full-time course load who have earned an outstanding scholarship with a GPA of 3.5 or higher for the academic term.

More than 800 students have received scholarships at SUNY Oneonta. The college’s scholarship funds total over $60 million and are the result of contributions from donors, corporations, and foundations. It is the largest endowment among SUNY full four-year colleges.


Grace Mongelli – Margaret Tugas Transom ’44 Scholarship

Jesse Rusignolo – David and Mary Piscatella Dacquino ’80 Fellowship


Liam Buchanan – Dr. Marian Young ’76 and Vincent Young, Jr. ’80 Fellowship

Kelly O’Rourke – Olga Santora Scholarship ’35

Alec Woodruff – Julia Thompson Elting Scholarship


Kaitlyn Delaney – Lloyd Terrence Kennedy Scholarship for Art Majors

Rachel Dobkin of Hicksville – Alumni Centennial Scholarship and Dr. Joan Iversen Memorial Scholarship

David Vides – AJ Read Scholarship for Science and Science Education Students

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Helen Sanchez – Alumni Association Scholarship, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry Scholarship, and OAS Oneonta Promise Scholarship

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Cooper Levine – Residence Life Excellence Scholarship

Star Sassone-Levy – OAS Oneonta Promise Scholarship


Alexis Roth – Dr. John Delaney and Mrs. Ellen Prescott Delaney Annual Scholarship


Brian Gershowitz – Dorothy A. Wemple Scholarship ’36

Eve Pugatch – Eugene Lesser Scholarship

Matthew Duffy of Plainview was among 50 University of Scranton students who took part in four domestic service trips, organized by the Center for Service and Social Justice, during spring break. Students have contributed to disaster relief efforts, refugee aid, and tutoring and mentoring children. They worked with disabled people and ex-gang members and helped out at soup kitchens and food pantries.

Loyola University of Maryland has announced the members of its 2021 Fall Dean’s List. In order to qualify for Dean’s List at Loyola, a student must achieve a minimum QPA of at least 3,500 for the term, provided that, during the semester, he has successfully completed courses totaling a minimum of 15 credits.

Valentina Bastidas, Class of 2022, of Plainview

Pedro Smith, Class of 2022, of Hicksville

Tyler Zorn, Class of 2022, of Levittown

Courtney Barbella, Class of 2022, of Syosset

Valentina Bastidas, Class of 2022, of Plainview

Regan Bruno, Class of 2023, of Bethpage

Tyler McElhinney, Class of 2022, from Jericho

Sambat Bhandari of Levittown was one of 29 Hamilton College students who took part in the college’s alternative spring break, March 14-25.

Hamilton’s Alternative Spring Break (ASB) program aims to increase students’ awareness and concern for social issues while fostering a lifelong interest in community service.

Janice Krystal Ascencio of Syosset, New York, was recently inducted into the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest and most selective all-discipline collegiate honor society. Ascencio was initiated at the University of Massachusetts.

A total of 196 students received the 2021-2022 SUNY Oneonta Susan Sutton Smith Award for Academic Excellence. Awards are given each spring to freshmen, sophomores and juniors who have achieved a grade point average of 3.9 or higher on a 4.0 scale.

The following students received the award:

Dani Cherkis from Syosset;

Jessica Kaufer of Woodbury;

Bethpage’s Kevin Meyenhofer;

Cooper Levine of Plainview, has been selected to exhibit artwork for SUNY Oneonta’s 2022 Juried Student Art Show. The exhibition, which features more than 80 works by talented student artists, opened March 28 and will run through May 21 in the college’s Martin-Mullen Art Gallery on campus.

Levine, who studies early childhood education (ages 1-6), displayed a “Put Out Your Campfires” advocacy poster.

The following local residents who attend Fordham University recently have been initiated into the Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society, the nation’s oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines.

Plainview Elizabeth Hall

Amanda Perfectti of Plainview

Nicholas Roveto of Plainview

Marissa O’Connor of Bethpage

Mallory Kanterman of Syosset was recently inducted into the Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society, the nation’s oldest and most selective multidisciplinary collegiate honor society. Kanterman was initiated at Florida State University.

Heather Palmer of Bethpage and Rachel Dobkin of Hicksville were recently recognized for achieving leadership milestones through the college’s Leadership Education and Development (LEAD) program.

Palmer, who is studying Teen Education: Mathematics, earned a silver level.

Dobkin, who is studying communication and media, earned a Silver level.

The Newman Civic Scholarship recognizes and supports community-engaged students who are changemakers and public problem solvers. The Newman Civic Scholarship is intended to honor the leadership legacy of Campus Compact founder Frank Newman by recognizing students who demonstrate motivation and potential for effective, long-term civic engagement.

Hannah Braccia of Plainview, New York, was recently inducted into the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest and most selective all-discipline collegiate honor society. Braccia was initiated at the State University of New York at Cortland.

Kevin Meyenhofer of Bethpage and Alec Woodruff of Levittown were among ten students inducted into SUNY Oneonta’s Edward K. Griesmer Chapter of the National Residence Hall Honorary (NRHH), a branch of the National Association of Colleges and University Residence Halls for the academic year. 2021–22. .

Plainview’s Jack Jiang (bass) took the stage, along with the Crane Chorus, Buffalo Philharmonic Chorus, Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra and guest artists, in a concert conducted by JoAnn Falletta, April 23-24, at Kleinhans Music Buffalo Hall, NY.

The groups presented the “German Requiem” by Johannes Brahms.

Matthew Terlikosky of Hicksville and Jasmine Odle of Bethpage participated in SUNY Oneonta’s annual Student Research and Creative Activities Day event. Typically, the event is held as part of a two-day on-campus event. This year, the projects were presented virtually to the public.

Victoria Shapiro of Syosset and Rachel Vasti of Hicksville were recently recognized for achieving leadership milestones through the college’s LEAD (Leadership Education and Development) program.

Vasti, who studies digital and studio art, obtained a Silver level.

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