Local Students Earn Academic Honors

Local Students named to UMass Dean’s List

Below is a list of local students who were named to the dean’s list at the University of Massachusetts Amherst for the spring 2020 semester.

In order to qualify, an undergraduate student must receive a 3.5 grade-point average or better on a four-point scale.


Samantha Lee Bowman

Guan Xing Chen

Juliette Noel Dougherty

Slater Trent Godfrey

Michael Harris

Tina Xiao Yin Huang

Kailey Kennedy Slesar

Christian Francis Labeck

Haoming Mai

Ella Jae Moyes

Jeffrey Wang

Local Students Named to Bridgewater Dean’s List

The following Boston residents were named to the dean’s list for the spring semester at Bridgewater State University:

Filmawitt Belay, Halima Hussein and Leandra Terrero.

Evers receives a Bachelor of Science from Nichols College

Nichols College graduated over 300 students this spring. Virtual celebrations were held for both undergraduate and graduate recipients on May 2, 2020 with an in person commencement ceremony promised for a date to be determined.

Edward Evers, of Charlestown, Mass., graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, majoring in Management.

Nichols College is a college of choice for business and leadership education as a result of its distinctive career-focused and leadership-based approaches to learning, both in and out of the classroom, and through impactful research and professional education. Students thrive in a learning and living environment that is supported by an experiential business curriculum and a strong liberal arts foundation aimed at transforming them into tomorrow’s leaders. Nichols also offers master’s degrees in business, leadership, accounting, and counterterrorism, as well as a range of certificate programs, to promote career advancement for today’s professionals.

Charlestown Resident Graduates from William James College

Guissel Marroquin of Charlestown graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Human Services from William James College.

Students at William James College train to become culturally-competent professionals in psychology, behavioral health, leadership and human services fields.

“Completing your degree and receiving your diploma marks the end of a considerable period of growth and the beginning of the next phase of your life,” said William James College President Nicholas Covino in an email to the graduates. “Each of you is well-trained to bring relief and support to organizations and individuals who need your talents. We speak about the limited access to psychological services at all levels, your arrival on the scene changes that a bit.”

William James College has been celebrating graduates with virtual ceremonies this spring, and will hold a formal Commencement Ceremony on Sunday, September 13, 2020.

Founded in 1974, William James College is an independent, not-for-profit institution and a leader in educating the next generation of mental health professionals to support the growing and diverse needs of the mental health workforce. Integrating field work with academics, the College prepares students for careers as organizational leaders and behavioral health professionals who are committed to helping the underserved, multicultural populations, children and families, and veterans. William James College alumni can be found making an impact in a variety of settings, including schools, the courts, clinical care facilities, hospitals, the community and the workplace.

Pistorino Recognized for Academic Excellence

Worcester Academy proudly announces its Honor Roll and Headmaster’s List for Semester 2 of the 2019-2020 School Year. The honors represent the achievements that each Worcester Academy student has earned through academic excellence, challenge, and personal growth.

Among the students is:

Jessica Pistorino of Charlestown, 9, First Honors.

Worcester Academy is an exceptional co-educational independent school for day and boarding students in grades 6 through 12 and postgraduates. Through an innovative and thoughtfully designed curriculum, Worcester Academy instills in students a lifelong passion for learning and a foundation of core values that enable them to “Achieve the Honorable” as leaders and world citizens. The school takes pride in its diverse local and international community, and situates its curriculum within a global, multicultural context that helps students develop the independence, confidence, and world-readiness they need to succeed in college and beyond.

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