Local Students Receive Academic Achievements


Tyler C. Keogh of Charlestown received his bachelor’s degree in December 2017 from Lasell College and was honored at Lasell’s 164th commencement ceremony on May 12. The college granted 398 bachelor’s and 125 master’s degrees. Keogh majored in Hospitality Management during their time at Lasell.

Commencement speaker Donato Tramuto, president and founder of the nonprofit Health Villages, shared with graduates his steps toward success with many stories from his own experiences growing up and becoming a corporate leader.

The audience also heard messages from Lasell College President Michael B. Alexander, who addressed both undergraduate and graduate recipients. Alexander encouraged them to dream big and to embrace opportunities for personal and professional growth.


Alexandra Kulich of Charlestown was recognized for earning a spot on the Spring 2018 dean’s list at Tufts University.Dean’s list honors at Tufts University require a semester grade point average of 3.4 or greater.

Tufts University, located on campuses in Boston, Medford/Somerville and Grafton, Massachusetts, and in Talloires, France, is recognized among the premier research universities in the United States. Tufts enjoys a global reputation for academic excellence and for the preparation of students as leaders in a wide range of professions. A growing number of innovative teaching and research initiatives span all Tufts campuses, and collaboration among the faculty and students in the undergraduate, graduate and professional programs across the university’s schools is widely encouraged.


Curry College is proud to announce that Grace O’Neil of Charlestown, has been named to the Dean’s List for the Spring 2018 semester.

To qualify for the Dean’s List, students must earn a 3.30 GPA, have no incompletes, and have no grade lower than a “C” for the semester.


Annalin Carroll of Charlestown  graduated from the University of San Diego on May 27.

Carroll earned a bachelor’s degree in Anthropology.

The University of San Diego sets the standard for an engaged, contemporary Catholic university where innovative Changemakers confront humanity’s urgent challenges.


Inspired to excel, 788 members of Bryant University’s Class of 2018 were awarded a Bryant degree at the University’s 155th Commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 18.

Carl Anderson of Charlestown, graduated with a Bachelor of Science Business Administration degree in Marketing. Anderson will join a powerful, network of 45,000 alumni who have distinguished themselves as leaders in their organizations and communities around the world.

For 155 years, Bryant University has been at the forefront of delivering an exceptional education that anticipates the future and prepares students to be innovative leaders of character in a changing world. Bryant delivers an innovative and uniquely integrated business and liberal arts education that inspires students to excel. With approximately 3,700 graduate and undergraduate students from 38 states and 53 countries, Bryant is recognized as a leader in international education and regularly receives top rankings from U.S. News and World Report, Bloomberg Businessweek, Forbes, and Barron’s. Visit www.Bryant.edu.


Some 3,055 students were awarded degrees during the University of Vermont’s 217th commencement ceremonies. Alexander Nemerov, alumnus and one of the nations’ leading art historians and scholar of cultural history, delivered the address.

Local graduates included:

Alexis Kelly of Charlestown , Bachelor of Science, Elementary Education – K-6, Magna Cum Laude

Marina Miller of Charlestown, Bachelor of Arts, History,


Area students graduated from Centre College during the 195th Commencement ceremony held on campus Sunday, May 20.

The Commencement address was delivered by Robert M. Franklin Jr., president emeritus of Morehouse College and current professor of moral leadership at Emory University, who urged the record 330 graduates in the Centre College Class of 2018 to “befriend America’s highest ideals.”

Caroline Abbott earned a bachelor of arts degree in politics. Abbott is the daughter of Karen and Harrell Abbott of Nashville and a graduate of Battle Ground Academy.

Founded in 1819, Centre College is a U.S. News top-50 national liberal arts college, and is named one of Forbes’ top-15 colleges/universities in the South seven years in a row.

- Peter O›Donnell graduated with bachelor of arts degrees in international studies and politics. O’Donnell is the son of Julia O’Donnell of Charlestown and a graduate of Boston Latin Academy.


Four Charlestown residents have recently been named to the Dean’s List at Boston University for the Spring semester.

Students recognized for this honor include: Zachary C. Taieb, Jenny Trinh, Shane Zheng and Ziqin Zhou.

Each school and college at Boston University has their own criterion for the Dean’s List, but students generally must attain a 3.5 grade point average (on a 4.0 scale), or be in the top 30 percent of their class, as well as a full course load as a full time student.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) began its 150th Commencement celebrations with the graduate students ceremony on Thursday, May 10, awarding nearly 830 master’s and doctoral degrees. Megan Goodnow of Charlestown, Mass., was awarded a master of business administration degree.

This year’s graduate address was given by Marcia McNutt, president of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) and the first woman to serve in this role.

In her address, McNutt told the WPI graduates that, in her experience, people who will achieve the greatest successes are those who are able to “listen to the variety of viewpoints, learn from them, and build shared purpose. “In a fractured world,” she concluded, “I’m counting on your teamwork to carry us through.”

During the ceremony, McNutt and Glenn Yee ‘74, trustee emeritus and founder of Pacific Can Company, received honorary degrees.

In her remarks, WPI President Laurie Leshin told the graduates, “With your talent and your WPI education, we know that you will do well in your career, and do well for your families. My charge to you, Graduate Class of 2018, is that you also be sure to do good-for your community, for your nation, for the planet, and for all those who will follow in your footsteps.”

About Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Founded in 1865 in Worcester, Mass., WPI is one of the nation’s first engineering and technology universities. Its 14 academic departments offer more than 50 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in science, engineering, technology, business, the social sciences, and the humanities and arts, leading to bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees. WPI’s talented faculty work with students on interdisciplinary research that seeks solutions to important and socially relevant problems in fields as diverse as the life sciences and bioengineering, energy, information security, materials processing, and robotics. Students also have the opportunity to make a difference to communities and organizations around the world through the university’s innovative Global Projects Program. There are more than 40 WPI project centers throughout the Americas, Africa, Asia-Pacific, and Europe.


Aaron Titcomb of Charlestown was named to the Merrimack College Dean’s List for Spring 2018.

Merrimack College is an independent, private college with robust programs in business, education, engineering, health sciences and the liberal arts, whose mission is to enlighten minds, engage hearts and empower lives. Founded in 1947 by the Order of St. Augustine in the Boston suburb of North Andover, its growing student body of 3,200 undergraduates and 575 graduate students come from 32 states and 31 countries to form an engaged community of thinkers and doers in an academic culture of care that emphasizes hands-on learning, global citizenship and a quest for enduring relevance in an ever-changing world.


Alexis Kelly, Class of 2018, has been named to the dean’s list for the spring 2018 semester at the University of Vermont. Kelly from Charlestown, MA, is majoring in Elementary Education – K-6 in the College of Education and Social Services.

To be named to the dean’s list, students must have a grade-point average of 3.0 or better and rank in the top 20 percent of their class in their respective college or school.

About UVM

Since 1791, the University of Vermont has worked to move humankind forward. Committed to both research and teaching, UVM professors — world-class researchers, scholars, and artists — bring their discoveries into the classroom and their students into the field. Located in Burlington, Vermont, one of the nation’s most vibrant small cities and top college towns, UVM is a Public Ivy and top 100 national research university educating 10,513 undergraduate students, 1,542 graduate students, 826 certificate and non-degree students, and 459 M.D. students in the Larner College of Medicine.




University of Maine announces spring 2018 Dean’s List

Orono, Maine — The University of Maine recognized 2,214 students for achieving Dean’s List honors in the spring 2018 semester. Of the students who made the Dean’s List, 1,634 are from Maine, 533 are from 31 other states and 47 are from 21 countries other than the U.S.

Listed below are students who received Dean’s List honors for spring 2018, completing 12 or more credit hours in the semester and earning a grade point average of 3.5 or higher.

Charlestown: Caroline Collier



University of New Hampshire’s Dean’s List for the Spring 2018 Semester


DURHAM, NH (07/09/2018)– The following students have been named to the Dean’s List at the University of New Hampshire for the spring 2018 semester.

Grace Callahan of Charlestown, MA with High Honors

Elizabeth Pardy of Charlestown, MA with Highest Honors

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.



This resident from Charlestown was recently named to the Arlington Catholic Honor Roll for the fourth marking term. She is to be commended for her academic achievements! Please consider including this in your next publication.


FIRST HONORS: Any combination of A’s


SECOND HONORS: Three B’s (B, B+) All other marks A- and above



HONORS: All marks B- or above


Sadie Parziale



Sandy Hoang Named to Spring 2018 Dean’s List at Stonehill College


EASTON, MA (07/12/2018)– Sandy Hoang, from Charlestown, a member of the Class of 2018, has been named to the Spring 2018 Dean’s List at Stonehill College.

To qualify for the Dean’s List, students must have a semester grade point average of 3.50 or better and must have completed successfully all courses for which they were registered.

Stonehill is a Catholic college located near Boston on a beautiful 384-acre campus in Easton, Massachusetts. With a student-faculty ratio of 12:1, the College engages over 2,500 students in 80+ rigorous academic programs in the liberal arts, sciences, and pre-professional fields. The Stonehill community helps students to develop the knowledge, skills, and character to meet their professional goals and to live lives of purpose and integrity.






(Boston, Mass.) — Boston University awarded academic degrees to 6,533

students in May 2018.


Receiving degrees were Nicholas B. Sims, Master of Business Administration in

Public Management, Honors; Jiaxin Zhu, Bachelor of Science in Communication;

Elizabeth J. Hartig, Master of Business Administration in Public Management;

Jacob Levy, Master of Business Administration in Business Administration and

Management, High Honors; Adam M. Liebenthal, Master of Business

Administration in Business Administration and Management, Honors; Hilary L.

Green, Master of Business Administration in Business Administration and

Management, High Honors; Olga Zaharova, Master of Business Administration in

Business Administration and Management; Abigail D. Greene, Bachelor of

Science in Communication, Cum Laude; Sophia F. Wang, Master of Urban Affairs

in Urban Affairs;


Also, Iniya Rajendran, Master of Public Health in Epidemiology and

Biostatistics; Jenny Trinh, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in

Business Administration and Management, Summa Cum Laude; Kane Gallagher,

Bachelor of Liberal Studies in History, Cum Laude; Megan L. Fantes, Bachelor

of Arts in Mathematics, Magna Cum Laude; Kevin J. Huang, Bachelor of Arts in

Economics; Andrew Quan, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in

Business Administration and Management; Cameron K. McMillan, Bachelor of Arts

in History.

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