College Notes

 Jennifer Chen of Jericho was named to the Dean’s List at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities. Jennifer is a junior in the College of Liberal Arts.

To qualify for the Dean’s List, a student must complete 12 or more letter-graded credits while attaining a 3.66 grade point average.


Kristen Aasheim of East Norwich was one of several students recently recognized by the Pi of New York chapter of Phi Beta Kappa at Elmira College.

The Pi of New York chapter held its annual induction and banquet with 13 newly elected members of high scholarly attainment. 


Sukhmanjot Virk of Syosset has been accepted for enrollment for the Spring 2022 trimester in the Doctor of Chiropractic degree program at Palmer College of Chiropractic’s Main campus in Davenport, Iowa.


MCPHS University is pleased to announce the students who have been named to the Dean’s List for the Fall 2021 semester:

Tamara Agustine Kavelle Chunesingh is a native of Hicksville, and is pursuing a Bachelor of Science in pharmacology and toxicology degree. Tamara Agustine Kavelle will graduate from the Boston, Massachusetts campus in 2025.

Nuzhat Tarafder is a native of Jericho, and is pursuing a Bachelor of Science in premedical health studies degree. Nuzhat will graduate from the Boston, Massachusetts campus in 2024.

The Dean’s List recognizes those students with a full-time course load who have achieved outstanding scholarship with a 3.5 GPA or higher for the academic term.


More than 800 students have been awarded scholarships at SUNY Oneonta. The college’s scholarship funds total over $60 million and are the result of contributions from donors, corporations and foundations. It is the largest endowment among SUNY comprehensive four-year colleges.

Bethpage

Grace Mongelli – Margaret Tugas Transom ‘44 Scholarship

Jesse Rusignolo – David and Mary Piscatella Dacquino ‘80 Scholarship

Levittown

Liam Buchanan – Dr. Marian Young ‘76 and Vincent Young, Jr. ‘80 Scholarship

Kelly O’Rourke – Olga Santora ‘35 Scholarship

Alec Woodruff – Julia Thompson Elting Scholarship

Hicksville

Kaitlyn Delaney – Lloyd Terrence Kennedy Scholarship for Art Majors

Rachel Dobkin of Hicksville – Alumni Centennial Scholarship and Dr. Joan Iversen Memorial Scholarship

David Vides – A.J. Read Scholarship for Science & Science Education Students

Old Bethpage

Helen Sanchez – Alumni Association Scholarship, Chemistry and Biochemistry Department Scholarship and OAS Oneonta Promise Scholarship

Plainview

Cooper Levine – Excellence in Residence Life Scholarship

Star Sassone-Levy – OAS Oneonta Promise Scholarship

Syosset

Alexis Roth – Dr. John Delaney and Mrs. Ellen Prescott Delaney Education Annual Scholarship

Woodbury

Brian Gershowitz – Dorothy A. Wemple ‘36 Scholarship

Melanie Munroe – Alan B. Donovan Scholarship II

Eve Pugatch – Eugene Lesser Scholarship


Matthew Duffy of Plainview was among the 50 University of Scranton students who participated in four domestic service trips, organized by the Center for Service and Social Justice, over spring break. The students helped with disaster relief efforts, refugee assistance and with tutoring and mentoring children. They worked with persons with disabilities and former gang members and helped out at soup kitchens and food pantries


Loyola University Maryland has announced the members of its fall 2021 Dean’s List. In order to qualify for the Dean’s List at Loyola, a student must achieve a minimum QPA of at least 3.500 for the term, provided that, in the term they have successfully completed courses totaling a minimum of 15 credits.

Valentina Bastidas, Class of 2022, from Plainview

Pedro Smith, Class of 2022, from Hicksville

Tyler Zorn, Class of 2022, from Levittown

Courtney Barbella, Class of 2022, from Syosset

Valentina Bastidas, Class of 2022, from Plainview

Regan Bruno, Class of 2023, from Bethpage

Tyler McElhinney, Class of 2022, from Jericho


Sambat Bhandari of Levittown was one of 29 Hamilton College students who participated in the college’s Alternative Spring Break, from March 14 to 25.

Hamilton’s Alternative Spring Break (ASB) program is aimed at increasing students’ awareness and concern of social issues while generating a life-long interest in community service.


Janice Krystal Ascencio of Syosset, New York, was recently initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest and most selective all-discipline collegiate honor society. Ascencio was initiated at University of Massachusetts.


A total of 196 students received the SUNY Oneonta 2021–2022 Susan Sutton Smith Award for Academic Excellence. The awards are given each spring to first-year students, sophomores and juniors who have earned a grade-point average of 3.9 or higher on a 4.0 scale.

The following students received the award:

Dani Cherkis of Syosset;

Jessica Kaufer of Woodbury;

Kevin Meyenhofer of Bethpage;


Cooper Levine of Plainview, was selected to exhibit artwork in SUNY Oneonta’s 2022 Juried Student Art Show. The exhibition, featuring more than 80 works by talented student artists, opened March 28 and runs through May 21 in the college’s Martin-Mullen Art Gallery on campus.

Levine, who is studying Childhood Education (1–6), exhibited “Put Out Your Campfires,” advocacy poster.


The following local residents who attend Fordham University recently were initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines.

Elizabeth Hall of Plainview 

Amanda Perfetti of Plainview

Nicholas Roveto of Plainview

Marissa O’Connor of Bethpage


Mallory Kanterman of Syosset was recently initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest and most selective all-discipline collegiate honor society. Kanterman was initiated at Florida State University.


Heather Palmer of Bethpage and Rachel Dobkin of Hicksville were recently recognized to have attained leadership milestones through the college’s LEAD (Leadership Education and Development) program.

Palmer, who is studying adolescence educ.: mathematics , earned a Silver Level.

Dobkin, who is studying communication studies media studies, earned a Silver Level.


Sol Horn of Hicksville earned the Newman Civic Fellowship award at Alvernia University.

The Newman Civic Fellowship recognizes and supports community-committed students who are changemakers and public problem-solvers. The Newman Civic Fellowship is intended to honor the leadership legacy of Campus Compact founder Frank Newman by recognizing those students who demonstrate the motivation and potential for effective long-term civic engagement.


Hannah Braccia of Plainview, New York, was recently initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest and most selective all-discipline collegiate honor society. Braccia was initiated at State University of New York at Cortland.


Kevin Meyenhofer of Bethpage and Alec Woodruff of Levittown were among ten students inducted into SUNY Oneonta’s Edward K. Griesmer chapter of National Residence Hall Honorary (NRHH), a branch of the National Association of Colleges and University Residence Halls for the 2021–22 academic year.


Jack Jiang (bass) of Plainview took the stage, along with the Crane Chorus, Buffalo Philharmonic Chorus, Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, and guest artists, in a concert conducted by JoAnn Falletta, on April 23 and 24, at Kleinhans Music Hall in Buffalo, NY.

The groups presented Johannes Brahms’ “German Requiem.”


Matthew Terlikosky from Hicksville, and Jasmine Odle from Bethpage, participated in SUNY Oneonta’s annual Student Research and Creative Activity Day event. Typically the event is hosted in a two-day, on-campus event. This year projects were presented virtually for the public to view. 


Victoria Shapiro of Syosset and Rachel Vasti of Hicksville were recently recognized to have attained leadership milestones through the college’s LEAD (Leadership Education and Development) program.

Shapiro, who is studying dietetics, earned a Silver Level.

Vasti, who is studying digital & studio art, earned a Silver Level.

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