Local Students Earn Academic Honors

Dorvil receives Crown and Shield Award

 A day before their Sunday, May 12 commencement, a select number of exemplary students were honored with the College’s Crown and Shield Award during a luncheon with their families and College administrators.

Gemaers Gee Dorvil of Everett. Gemaers Gee Dorvil, of Everett, graduated with a degree in mathematics and minors in computer science and physics. Dorvil was a member of the ALANA Network for his four years at Assumption, starting as a general member, then executive board secretary and concluding her service this year as president. Credited with developing a number of new traditions on campus that celebrate diversity and inclusion at Assumption College, Dorvil also served as head resident assistant where he excelled in planning and implementing the Foundation Friday training sessions for his fellow resident assistants. He was also a dedicated member of Positively Achieving Leadership by Men in Society (PALMS) for three years. Dorvil is most proud of his work to create a family for students of color on campus, and empower them to pursue their goals. In recommending Dorvil for the award, a nominator shared that he, “exemplifies everything it means to be a student leader. He is a person of character, a role model for younger students, and carries himself in a mature, professional manner no matter what he is doing. He is a true asset to the College because of his dedication to leadership and service.” Dorvil is seeking employment as a software engineering and plans to pursue a master’s degree.

Gemaers Gee Dorvil of Everett, MA (02149). Gemaers graduated with a major in Mathematics and minors in Computer Science and Physics. Dorvil’s involvement at Assumption varied as he was an ALANA Network member for all four years, starting as a general member, then executive board Secretary, and finishing up as the ALANA President this past year. Dorvil seved as the Head RA the past 3 years, where he excelled in planning and implementing the Foundation Friday training sessions for his fellow RA’s. Dorvil was also a member of PALMS (Positively Achieving Leadership by Men in Society) for the past three years. Gemaers is most proud of the opportunity he had to create a family for students of color on campus, and encourage them to do things they hadn’t thought possible. A nominator said that Dorvil “exemplifies everything it means to be a student leader. He is a person of character, a role model for younger students, and carries himself in a mature, professional manner no matter what he is doing. He is a true asset to the College because of his dedication to leadership and service.” After graduation, Dorvil will seek employment in a software engineering position and then he plans to pursue his Master’s degree in a year.

The Crown and Shield awards is a tradition at Assumption, celebrated since 1952. The award was established as a result of students appealing to the administration to develop a special recognition for outstanding seniors. The crown and shield exist as key icons in the College seal.

Those recognized with this award have demonstrated outstanding leadership and participated in selfless service to the College throughout his or her four years of study. Students are recognized members of the Assumption College Community who have protected (shield) and furthered (crown) in the interests of the student body and the College in the various areas of leadership and community service to students and others.

“Crown and Shield recipients, your families are very proud of you today and they have that right to be proud,” said Dr. Catherine WoodBrooks, vice president of student affairs. “You have been selected as the outstanding student leaders in the Class of 2019, a designation afforded to only three percent of the graduating class. It should be noted that many of you also lead through service to others and have experienced the joy of giving that will undoubtedly continue throughout your lives.”

Named to Honor Roll at Arlington Catholic

The following Everett residents were named to the third quarter Honor Roll at Arlington Catholic High School:

Vanessa Lott

Nina Savage

Kira Wilcox

Local Students Named to Assumption College

Dean’s List

 Assumption College has announced that 558 undergraduate students, or recent graduates, have been named to the College’s prestigious Dean’s List for the spring 2019 semester.

Hugo Mateo of Everett

John McCormack of Everett

To receive recognition, students must earn a grade point average of 3.5 for a five-class, 15-credit semester. The Dean’s List is announced following the spring and fall semesters.

“Earning a place on the Dean’s List signifies more than just ability,” said Eloise Knowlton, Ph.D., dean of undergraduate studies. “It marks a serious commitment to study and achievement, a disciplined approach to student life, and consistent effort and engagement over the span of the semester. We are very proud indeed of those who appear on the list.”

Providing to students opportunities to obtain a depth and breadth of knowledge, the Assumption curriculum prepares students for professionally and personally fulling lives and careers. Students study at the Worcester, Massachusetts or Rome, Italy campuses and become engaged participants in Assumption’s classic liberal arts education and professional programs, exploring new ideas, making connections across disciplines, and pushing themselves to achieve more than they ever thought possible. To prepare for the workforce or the pursuit of additional study, students learn cutting-edge theory and best practices and develop excellent communication and critical-analysis skills – quintessential skills of a liberal arts education – through classroom work, internships, and involvement in extracurricular activities.

Local residents named to the Becker College Dean’s List

  The following local residents were named to Dean’s List at Becker College for the spring 2019 semester. The Dean’s List recognizes all full-time students (24 or more credit hours earned for the academic year; 12 minimum each semester – September through May) whose term grade point average is 3.50 or higher with no grade below a B- and no incomplete (I) or withdrawal/failing (WF) grades.

Victor Suazo, of Everett, is pursuing a Bachelor of Arts degree in Interactive Media Design, Game Design Concentration.

Yasmin Tejada, of Everett, is pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Science, Health and Fitness Concentration.

Becker College is an undergraduate and graduate, career-focused private college, providing a supportive and inclusive learning community that prepares graduates for their first to last careers. Nearly 1,800 students from the United States and around the world live and learn on the College’s Worcester and Leicester campuses. With nationally recognized programs in nursing, game design and animal studies, Becker has been consistently ranked as a “Best College” for undergraduate education by The Princeton Review.

Local students named to the Spring 2019 Curry College Dean’s List

Curry College is proud to announce that the following students have been named to the Dean’s List for the Spring 2019 semester.

Megan Downer of Everett

Hailey Powers of Everett

Kenya Teixeira of Everett

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.

About Curry College

Founded in 1879, Curry College is a private, four-year, liberal arts-based institution located on 131 acres in Milton, Mass. Curry extends its educational programs to a continuing education branch campus in Plymouth, Mass. Curry offers 27 undergraduate majors, as well as graduate degrees in business, education, criminal justice, and nursing, with a combined enrollment of approximately 3,000 students. The student body consists of approximately 2,000 traditional undergraduate students, and over 1,000 continuing education and graduate students. Approximately 75-percent of its students reside on the Curry campus. The largest majors are business management, communication, nursing, criminal justice, and education. The College offers a wide array of extra-curricular activities ranging from 14 NCAA Division III athletic teams to an outstanding theatre program. Visit us on the web at www.curry.edu

McCarthy Named to Dean’s List at Mount St. Mary’s University

Brenden McCarthy of Everett, has earned dean’s list honors for the Spring 2019 semester.

About Mount St. Mary’s University

Mount St. Mary’s University is a private, liberal arts, Catholic university in the Catoctin Mountains near historic Emmitsburg, Maryland, with a satellite campus in Frederick, Maryland’s second largest city. The university offers more than 70 majors, minors, concentrations and special programs for traditional undergraduate students, and more than 20 adult undergraduate and graduate level programs. The Mount includes Mount St. Mary’s Seminary, the second oldest in the United States, and the National Shrine Grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes, an idyllic shrine for spiritual reflection located on the hill above the university.

Scarla Joseph Named to SNHU Dean’s List

 Scarla Joseph of Everett  has been named to Southern New Hampshire University’s winter 2019 Dean’s List. The winter term runs from January to May.

Eligibility for the Dean’s List requires that a student accumulate an academic grade point average (GPA) of 3.5-3.699 and earn 12 credits for the semester.

Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU) is a private, nonprofit institution with an 86-year history of educating traditional-aged students and working adults. Now serving more than 130,000 learners worldwide, SNHU offers over 300 accredited undergraduate, graduate and certificate programs, available online and on its 300-acre campus in Manchester, NH. Recognized as the “Most Innovative” regional university by U.S. News & World Report and one of the fastest-growing universities in the country, SNHU is committed to expanding access to high quality, affordable pathways that meet the needs of each learner. Learn more at www.snhu.edu.

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