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Westfielders Named to Dean's Lists, Graduate

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The following local residents were among over 1900 students from Wake Forest University who made the Fall 2012 Dean's List:

Kathleen Esler 

Elizabeth Kuehn 

About Wake Forest University:

Wake Forest University combines the best traditions of a small liberal arts college with the resources of a large research university. Founded in 1834, the school is located in Winston-Salem, N.C. The University's graduate school of arts and sciences, divinity school, and nationally ranked schools of law, medicine and business enrich our intellectual environment. Learn more about Wake Forest University at www.wfu.edu.

The University of Rhode Island is pleased to announce that 4,199 undergraduates have qualified for the Fall 2012 Dean's List. The students represent nearly all of Rhode Island's cities and towns, all six New England states, New York and New Jersey, and many other states and nations.

The following local students have been named to URI's Fall 2012 Dean's List:

Andrea M Petrarca 

Emily E Prosuk 

Madison Rose Mone

To be included on the Dean's List, students must have completed 12 or more credits during a semester for letter grades with at least a 3.30 quality point average. Part-time students qualify with the accumulation of 12 credits with a 3.30 quality point average.

The University of Rhode Island is known regionally and worldwide for its innovative, big ideas, adaptive intelligence and breakthrough solutions to today's puzzling problems. URI's pioneering research extends the University's influence well beyond its coastal borders, while its unique interdisciplinary courses provide its 16,688 undergraduate and graduate students with global opportunities in an intimate environment.

 

Jill Pate has been named to Alvernia University's Dean's List for the fall 2012 semester. Pate is a Junior Special Ed Pre K-8/ECE Cert PreK-4 major at Alvernia and a graduate of Westfield High School.

To be eligible for the Dean's List, students must carry a semester GPA of 3.5 or better and take a minimum of 12 credits.

ALVERNIA is a fast growing Franciscan university, grounded in the Catholic and liberal arts traditions, that combines diverse academic opportunities with personal attention and an unmatched commitment to community service. Situated on a scenic 121-acre suburban campus in historic Berks County, Pa., the university supports a rigorous and caring learning community that is home to more than 3,000 students. For more information visit alvernia.edu.

Brendan Berkowitz, graduated with a bachelor of business administraton degree in marketing from James Madison University during the December 2012 commencement exercises.

Mr. Jonathan R. Alger, who presided over his first commencement exercises as president of the university, conferred degrees to 782 graduates. Marine Corps Maj. Justin Constantine, an Iraq War veteran and advocate for the Wounded Warrior Project, spoke at the ceremony Saturday, December 15, 2012 in Harrisonburg, Va.

James Madison University is a comprehensive university that is part of the statewide system of public higher education in the Commonwealth of Virginia and is the only university in America named for President James Madison. Established March 14, 1908, the university offers programs on the bachelor's, master's and doctoral levels with its primary emphasis on the undergraduate student. JMU provides a total education to students - one that has a broad range of the liberal arts as its foundation and encompasses an extensive variety of professional and pre-professional programs, augmented by a multitude of learning experiences outside the classroom.

Manjari Rele graduated from Chatham University in Pittsburgh, Pa., on December 16, during the Commencement Ceremony held at the University's Athletic and Fitness Center. Rele graduated with a Doctor of Occupational Therapy .

This year's Commencement Ceremony celebrated the graduation of Chatham's 142nd class of undergraduate women and its 20th class of graduate women and men. Commencement exercises included include graduates from each of the University's three colleges: Chatham College for Women (undergraduate), the College for Graduate Studies, and the College for Continuing and Professional Studies -- as well as graduates from the School of Sustainability and the Environment.

Chatham University, founded in 1869, is located in the vibrant Shadyside neighborhood of Pittsburgh, Pa. Preparing students from around the world, Chatham's enrollment throughout the past decade was the fastest growing in the Pittsburgh region. With enrollment of over 2,300 students and consisting of an undergraduate women's college and co-educational graduate and online programs, Chatham has consistently been ranked among the top master's level institutions in the Northeast by U.S. News & World Report and The Princeton Review. Offering challenging academics and innovative programming in the fields of sustainability and the environment, health and lab sciences, creative and liberal arts, and business and entrepreneurship, a Chatham education is designed to meet the needs of tomorrow's economy, today.

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