Local Students Earn Academic Honors

Curry College Welcomes Furtado into Alpha Kappa Delta Honor Society

Curry College is proud to announce that Jessica Furtado of Everett, has been inducted into Alpha Gamma. Furtado is one of 12 students inducted this year.

Alpha Gamma, Curry College’s chapter of Alpha Kappa Delta was founded in 2018. Alpha Kappa Delta, the international honor society in Sociology, was founded in 1920 at the University of Southern California by Dr. Emory Bogardus.

Alpha Kappa Delta derives its name from the first letters of the three Greek words that together signify the Society’s goal: To study humankind for the purpose of service. The purpose of Alpha Kappa Delta is to promote human welfare through the association of a fellowship group interested in developing scientific knowledge that may be applied to the solution of social problems.

In order to qualify for Alpha Kappa Delta at Curry College, a student must be a junior who has earned at least 60 credits with a minimum overall GPA of 3.3, with at least 12 earned credits in Sociology and a minimum of a 3.0 GPA in those courses.

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 28 undergraduate majors, as well as graduate degrees in business, accounting, education, criminal justice, and nursing, with a combined enrollment of over 3,700 students. The student body consists of approximately 2,000 traditional undergraduate students, and 1,700 continuing education and graduate students. Approximately 1,575 of its students reside on the Curry campus. The largest majors are business management, communication, nursing, criminal justice, and education, and the college is also internationally known for its Program for the Advancement of Learning (PAL). The College offers a wide array of extra-curricular activities ranging from 15 NCAA Division III athletic teams to an outstanding theatre program. Visit us on the web at www.curry.edu.

Endicott College Announces students on deans list

Endicott College, the first college in the U.S. to require internships of its students, is pleased to announce its Spring 2020 Dean’s List students. In order to qualify for the Dean’s List, a student must obtain a minimum grade point average of 3.5, receive no letter grade below “C,” have no withdrawal grades, and be enrolled in a minimum of 12 credits for the semester.

The following students have met these requirements

 Nathalia Haubert, Psychology, Ava LaBella, Exercise Science and  Menel Lamadzema, Accounting

About Endicott College

Endicott College offers doctorate, master’s, bachelor’s, and associate degree programs at its campus on the scenic coast of Beverly, Mass., with additional sites in Boston, online, and at U.S. and international locations. Endicott remains true to its founding principle of integrating professional and liberal arts education with internship opportunities across disciplines. For more, visit endicott.edu.

UW-Madison Announces Spring Dean’s List

The University of Wisconsin-Madison has recognized Everett resident Mashaab Munaf, of College of Letters and Science was named to the Dean’s List for the spring semester of the 2019-2020 academic year.

Students who achieve at a high level academically are recognized by the dean at the close of each semester. To be eligible for the Dean’s List, students must complete a minimum of 12 graded degree credits in that semester. Each university school or college sets its own GPA requirements for students to be eligible to receive the distinction. Most call the honor “dean’s list”, but some grant the “Dean’s Honor List” and “Dean’s High Honor List.”

To view an online listing, visit http://registrar.wisc.edu/deans_list.htm. For questions or concerns about eligibility, please contact [email protected]

Here are the students from your circulation area who have received this honor:

Kinsey Earns Degree from Assumption

 Steve Kinsey, of Everett, was one of 522 individuals to earn a degree from Assumption at the culmination of the 2019-20 academic year. Kinsey received a bachelor’s degree in Political Science.

On Sunday, May 10, the day on which the Class of 2020 was originally scheduled to receive their degrees at the College’s 103rd Commencement, Assumption virtually celebrated the candidates for graduation and their years of commitment to academic programs. Assumption President Francesco C. Cesareo, Ph.D., was joined by Provost and Academic Vice President Greg Wiener, Ph.D., and Vice President for Mission Father Richard Lamoureux, A.A. ‘64 for a Conferral of Degrees ceremony that was livestreamed from the Chapel of the Holy Spirit. The ceremony was followed by a Mass which included candidates for graduation who pre-recorded hymns and readings.

Assumption has rescheduled its annual commencement ceremony during which it will formally honor the graduates of the Class of 2020 for August 23.

When addressing the graduates virtually, President Cesareo acknowledged the unprecedented challenges the Class of 2020 faced in their final semester, namely making a swift shift to remote learning due to the global pandemic. “You have come to the end of your studies at Assumption under extraordinary circumstances. This has certainly been a difficult and challenging semester for your class. You have had to confront adversity and the unexpected,” he said. “You should be proud of the way in which you adapted to this situation, how you showed your resilience, strength, and ability to overcome challenging times.”

He added that while the COVID-19 pandemic has created many challenges for the Class of 2020, their Assumption education has and will help them thrive rather than simply endure. “Because of your education, you are able to view challenges as obstacles to overcome rather than a crisis to be endured,” he explained.

“Assumption has provided you with an education that prepared you to confront and to make sense of these personal and societal challenges. This pandemic has made the unique value of a Catholic liberal education like the one Assumption provides even more evident. The most important challenges our society faces in both overcoming and understanding this crisis involve more than technical problems, although those are an important part of an Assumption education, too. The essential issues are the deepest questions of the human heart, which transcend time and place,” he said, adding that ancient and modern thinkers have explored the questions regarding the meaning of life and human suffering.

Before closing, President Cesareo said he hoped that the disruptive nature of the last several months had taught the graduates some important lessons: take the time to say ‘I love you,’ to stop harboring resentment, thinking that forgiveness can always wait for another day, to cease pretending that little annoying things matter so much, to pick up your heads to look at the beauty of the world, to examine your beliefs about what truly matters in life, to mend relationships, and to take time to pray,” he said.

“I am not going to say goodbye, but rather arrivederci, since it is my hope to see you in August,” he said.

The ceremony was complemented by the playing of a newly composed hymn based, “Shelter Me,” a prayer song in the time of COVID-19, by Jan Michael Joncas based on Psalm 23. After the conferral of undergraduate, continuing education, and graduate degrees, Adam Duval ‘20, William Goliger ‘20, Arianna Pereschino ‘20, and led by Brad Dumont, sang the Alma Mater, “Long Live the Blue and White,” via video conference.

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