The following announcements have been provided by the below-listed colleges and universities and are published in the order in which they were received.
The following local students graduated from Villanova University during a spring commencement ceremony, held on Sunday, May 19.
Since 1842, Villanova University's Augustinian Catholic intellectual tradition has been the cornerstone of an academic community in which students learn to think critically, act compassionately and succeed while serving others. There are more than 10,000 undergraduate, graduate and law students in the University's five colleges – the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, the Villanova School of Business, the College of Engineering, the College of Nursing and the Villanova University School of Law. Visit www.villanova.edu for more information.
Mark Fischetti, a resident of Westfield, NJ, received a Bachelor of Science degree from Fairfield University's College of Arts and Sciences at the 63rd Commencement ceremonies which took place on May 19, 2013, on the campus of Fairfield University.
1,279 undergraduate, graduate, and doctorate degrees were awarded during two ceremonies, one in the morning for undergraduates, and one in the afternoon for those receiving graduate and doctorate degrees. Fairfield University, founded in 1942, is a comprehensive Jesuit university in Fairfield, Connecticut, that prepares students for leadership and service in a constantly changing world. The University has awarded more than 45,000 degrees overall and has developed a national and international reputation for educational excellence.
Westfield, NJ resident Lauren Posluszny, has been named to the president's list at James Madison University for the spring 2013 semester. Students who earn dean's list honors must carry at least 12 graded credit hours and earn a GPA of 3.900 or above. Posluszny is a senior whose major is Health Sciences - BS.
James Madison University offers each student a future of significance -- not an education of mere prestige, but an extraordinary education of exceptional scholarship, inventive thinking, unparalleled attention to the world community, a university-wide enthusiasm for teaching, and a commitment to student success.
The following area residents were named to the the dean's list at Quinnipiac University for the Spring 2013 semester:
Jamie Bornstein of Westfield, NJ
Joseph Kopser of Westfield, NJ
Lauren May of Westfield, NJ
Daniel Sullivan of Westfield, NJ
Arielle Ziering of Westfield, NJ
To qualify for the dean's list, students must earn a grade point average of at least 3.5 with no grade lower than C. Full-time students must complete at least 14 credits in a semester, with at least 12 credits that have been graded on a letter grade basis to be eligible. Part-time students must complete at least six credits during a semester.
Julia A. Wasilewski, daughter of Bettina and Stan Wasilewski of Westfield was named to the Dean's List for the spring 2013 semester at Saint Michael's College. Wasilewski is a Junior Elementary Education and Sociology and Anthropology major at the liberal arts and sciences, residential Catholic college located in Burlington, Vermont, one of the top 10 college towns in America.
Students who complete a minimum of 12 credits and achieve a grade point average of at least 3.4 at the end of a semester are recognized for their scholarship by inclusion on the Dean's List.
Wasilewski graduated from Mount Saint Mary Academy before coming to Saint Michael's.
Dr. Bashar Hanna, Delaware Valley College's vice president for academic affairs and dean of the faculty, announced that Nicole Cruz of Westfield, NJ, has been honored for academic achievement by being named to the spring 2013 Dean's List.
Delaware Valley College is an independent, multi-disciplinary college with property in Bucks and Montgomery Counties. Founded in 1896, it features individualized attention, small class sizes and an applied as well as theoretical approach to learning. The College offers rich programs in the sciences, as well as a variety of programs in business and the humanities, offering more than 20 undergraduate majors, five master's programs and a variety of complementary adult education courses.