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Dean's List for Spring 2013

The following residents were named to the dean's, presidents', and/or merit lists at their respective colleges and universities for the spring 2013 semester, unless otherwise noted. The student's class year is that which pertained at the time of the achievement.

• Curry College: Shannon Curtis of Madison and Alyssa Konstantino of Killingworth.

• Fairfield University: Christopher Del Vecchio of Madison, Carrick Higgins of Madison, John McGrath of Killingworth, Courtney Reilly of Madison, and Georgina White of Madison.

• Franklin & Marshall College: Richard Denton of Madison, the son of Margi Goldstein and Richard Denton.

• Georgia Institute of Technology: Eric McKissick of Madison and Wesley Schon of Madison.

• Gettysburg College: Edward Carroll of Madison.

• Goodwin College: Talia Annicelli of Killingworth, Angela Donahey of Madison, and Maria Mendrinos of Madison.

• Hamilton College: Caitlin J. Lomazzo of Madison, the daughter of Dorothy and John Lomazzo, and a junior majoring in English.

• Hofstra University: Ryan Derry of Madison, a senior majoring in public relations; Philip Mainiero of Madison, a junior majoring in philosophy; and Victoria Boretsky of Madison, a senior majoring in music education.

• James Madison University: Joshua Danetz and Margaret Ovian, both of Madison.

• Keene State College: Kaitlyn Eizabeth Derry of Madison, Ronald Alexander Fiume of Madison, Emily Louise Pollack of Killingworth, Lauren Marie Powers of Madison, and Brittany Marie Wilson of Killingworth.

• Lafayette College: Kerry Donohue of Madison.

• Lasell College: Chaney Carlson-Bullock of Madison, a junior communication major.

• Loyola Marymount University: Alexandra McDonald of Madison.

• Loyola University Maryland: Erin Baumgartel of Madison, a senior.

• Merrimack College: Heather Lodge, a senior.

• Miami University (Ohio): Tyler James Abely of Madison.

• Northeastern University: Chelsea J. Asermely of Killingworth, a graphic design major; William H. Bratches of Madison, a history major; Jason R. Cianfaglione of Madison, a civil engineering major; Greg M. Frink of Madison, a business administration major; Daniel A. Kramar of Madison, a chemical engineering major; Jaclyn C. Lena of Madison, a biology major; Mina M. Mukherjee of Madison, an international affairs student; Alexander C. Plum of Killingworth, a physical therapy major; and Matthew P. Sawicki of Madison, an industrial engineering major.

• Norwich University: Jacqueline Campbell of Killingworth; Mario Anthony Caruso of Killingworth; Storm Matthew Hagan of Madison; and Taylor Marshall Jacobs of Killingworth.

• The Ohio State University, Fall 2012: Morgan Taylor Celone of Madison, a freshman biology major.

• Providence College: Alexis Egidio of Madison, a freshman; Paige Gonsalves of Madison, a senior; Stephanie Jackson of Madison, a senior; Kristen Perrelli of Madison, a freshman; and Brenna Peters of Madison, a senior.

• Quinnipiac University: Anna Brown of Killingworth; Alyssa Costantini of Madison; Vincent Crisco of Madison; Alina Kostek of Killingworth; Ashley Sokol of Killingworth; and Jordanne Anderson of Madison.

• Roger Williams University: Taylor Chin of Madison, an architecture major, and Ryan Sawicki of Madison, an international relations major.

• Rollins College: Matthew Lee of Madison, a sophomore with a double major in environmental studies and economics and the son of Jennifer and Scott Lee.

• Sacred Heart University: Debra Dellamonica, Tucker Hackett, Winifred Maloney, Megan Miller, and Paige Vickerman, all of Madison.

• St. Anselm College: Samantha N. Tiscia of Madison, a junior majoring in psychology.

• St. Bonaventure University: Barrett Telford of Madison, a childhood studies major; and Thomas Vickerman of Madison, a strategic communications and digital media major.

• St. Joseph's University: Nathaniel C. Vancil of Madison, a marketing major.

• St. Mary's College of Maryland: Olivia Edwards of Madison.

• Siena College: Colin O'Donnell of Killingworth, a psychology major.

• Skidmore College: Nathaniel Cowper of Killingworth, a junior and the son of Carolyn and Shawn Cowper; and Charles Lovejoy of Madison, a freshman and the son of Andrew and Anne Lovejoy.

• Southern Connecticut State University: Nicole Burger, Brooke Faircloth, Tara Hellemann, Richelle Jessey, Emily McGlynn, and Juliane Prusinski, all of Killingworth; and Kristin Ahern, Jennifer Basler, Lea Castle, Jillian Church, Cassandra Cuddy, Kelsey Day, Alyssa Duffy, Melissa Goidenko, Bailey Jongbloed, Adriana Lanzetti, Nicholas Mari, Alyssa Paolella, Allison Ricker, Jessica Ruiz, Alicia Waterhouse, Gabrielle Waterhouse, and Travis Wysmuler, all of Madison.

• Southern Methodist University: Jack Pantalena of Madison.

• Springfield College: MaryKate Murray of Killingworth, a health science/pre-physical therapy major; and Alexandra Zak of Madison, a health science/general studies major.

• State University of New York at Binghamton, Fall 2012: Scott Nicholas Anderson of Madison, a student in the Thomas J. Watson School of Engineering and Applied Science.

• Stonehill College: Marissa A. Fronte, a sophomore, of Killingworth; and Christine E. Vivero, a senior, of Killingworth.

• Tufts University: Colleen Golja of Madison, a sophomore; Caitlin Keenan of Madison, a freshman; Andrew Li of Madison, a junior; Bradley Napier of Madison, a junior; and Lauren Oswald of Madison, a sophomore.

• University of Delaware: Dylan Buller, Elizabeth Burland, Abigail Greene, Chloe Maynard, Mitchell Pasqualoni, and Brendan Paternoster, all of Madison.

• University of Hartford: Frank Finelli of Madison, Erin Fredericksen of Killingworth, Erin Schuster of Madison, and Damaris Zachos of Madison.

• University of New Hampshire: Kristen Cardarelli of Madison, highest honors; Kirsten Dolan of Madison, high honors; Danielle Dombroski of Madison, highest honors; Hannah Ford of Killingworth, high honors; Joya Helander of Madison, highest honors; Amy LaRocca of Madison, high honors; and Jarrett Rennie of Madison, high honors.

• University of New Haven: Gary Crawford of Madison, Joshua Dallas of Madison, Jessica Dean of Madison, Matthew Flynn of Madison, Christopher Meffert of Madison, Nicholas Powers of Killingworth, Brian Reen of Killingworth, Melina Singer of Madison, Jamie Venuti of Killingworth, and Jessica Zielinski of Madison.

• The University of Rhode Island: Eric J. Curtis of Madison, Matthew Digregorio of Killingworth, Jonas Hugo Thelin of Madison, Dylan Edward Thompson of Madison, Kerry Elizabeth Wallack of Madison, Timothy L. Walker of Madison, Danielle Leah Wezenski of Killingworth, and Kelly A. Williams of Madison.

• University of Vermont: Alexandra J. Carlton of Madison, a freshman majoring in English; David W. DiMarco of Madison, a sophomore majoring in business administration; Katherine N. Gallagher of Madison, a senior majoring in sociology; Meredith B. Kasprow of Madison, a sophomore majoring in animal sciences; Maggie E. Stryker of Madison, a junior majoring in environmental studies; and Carlie R. Wilson of Madison, a sophomore majoring in biology.

• Wake Forest University: Hannah Brown and Jenna Laske, both of Madison.

• Wentworth Institute of Technology: James Drum of Madison.

• Western Connecticut State University: Kimberly Lustig of Madison and James Munro of Madison.

• Western New England University: Michael P. Boccia of Killingworth, an accounting major; Chad M. Golembeski of Killingworth, a criminal justice major with terrorism - Homeland Security concentration; Taylor J. MacKinnel of Killingworth, an exploratory business major; and Wesley T. Nuhn of Killingworth, a civil engineering major.

• Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI): Timothy Forrest of Madison, a junior majoring in mechanical engineering.

Academic and Extracurricular Achievements

Michael Abbott of Madison earned a bachelor's of science in business administration and accounting from Coastal Carolina University.

Eric Anderson of Madison earned a bachelor's of science in physics and graduated with Distinction from Harvey Mudd College in Claremont, California.

Archibald C. Adams of Madison, the son of Bruce Adams and Laura Crawford of Madison, received a bachelor's of arts in economics from Colby College.

Samira Bandaru of Madison, a junior from Hopkins School, won first place among entries from 9th- to 12th-grade students in the National Academy of Engineering's EngineerGirl essay contest. Bandaru's essay "The Mechanical Heart" explained the roles of engineers in the development of the mechanical heart.

Sarah Bartosiak of Killingworth, a senior at Eastern Connecticut State University, presented work at the 13th annual Arts and Sciences Research and Exhibition Conference. Bartosiak's major is history and social science.

Molly Erin Berky of Madison earned a bachelor's of science in social work from Misericordia University.

Ryan Joseph Blewett of Killingworth, the son of Eileen and Todd Blewett, received a bachelor's of fine arts from New York University Tisch School of the Arts, with university honors. Blewett majored in film production and minored in business from the Stern School, as well as history. He also completed an internship with Saturday Night Live and studied at the FAMU film school in Prague. Blewett is currently working on an independent film project and plans to pursue a career in film and television.

Ashleigh Brencher of Killingworth won an award in the Science Division for Environmental Science at Middlesex Community College.

Paige C. Brennan of Madison was inducted into Alpha Lambda Delta honor society at Bucknell University. Brennan is the daughter of Joseph J. and Lisa Brennan. She is a freshman in the bachelor's of science in education program, majoring in early childhood education.

Hunter Bridge of Madison, who has matriculated at the Pennsylvania College of Art & Design, has been awarded a PCA&D Institutional Merit Scholarship and a Presidential Merit Scholarship.

• Bryant University Graduates: Joshua Adam Reynolds of Killingworth, bachelor's of science in business administration in accounting, cum laude; and Samuel Hunter Wood of Madison, bachelor's of science in business administration in marketing.

• Bucknell University Graduates: Patricia M. Clyde of Madison, the daughter of Christine and William Clyde, earned a bachelor's of science in chemistry; and Frasier D. Esty of Madison, the son of Kimberly and Myles Esty, earned a bachelor's of arts in political science and history and earned departmental honors in history.

Bhimsen Chan of Killingworth earned a bachelor's of science in criminal justice from Rochester Institute of Technology College of Liberal Arts.

Claire Chang of Madison performed at the Neighborhood Music School as a winner of the 36th annual Renée B. Fisher Competition for Young Pianists Winners' Concert. Chang was the third-prize winner in the Elementary/Middle School Division.

• Choate Rosemary Hall Graduates: Lauren Berestecky of Madison, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Michael John Berestecky, Sr., will attend Middlebury College. Katherine Botta of Madison, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Marc A. Botta, graduated cum laude and was awarded the Paul Juliff Prize for contributions to both the arts and sciences. Botta will attend Dartmouth College. Charles Burdge of Killingworth, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Henry Burdge, Jr., will attend Connecticut College. Ian MacDougald of Madison, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Allan MacDougald, was awarded the Hicks Lawrence Prize for overall excellence in music, the Choate Rosemary Hall Award for excellence in English, and the Choate Rosemary Hall Prize for excellence in the study of philosophy and religion. He will attend Brown University. Brennan Marczewski of Killingworth, daughter of Mrs. Sharon Lynn Marczewski, will attend the George Washington University. Hannah O'Leary of Killingworth, daughter of Mr. John R. O'Leary, Jr. and Ms. Patricia E. Trapasso, graduated cum laude and will attend Hamilton College. Jacob Smith of Killingworth, son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas F. Smith, will attend Lehigh University. Emily Wang of Killingworth, daughter of Dr. Jian Wang and Dr. Yingjie Zhu, graduated cum laude and will attend Harvard University.

• Coastal Carolina University Matriculants for Fall 2013: Brandon Beebe of Madison, Justin Buck of Madison, Leah Digregorio of Killingworth, and Keegan Dwyer of Madison.

• College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts Graduates: Gabriela Koshgarian of Madison, bachelor's of arts; Jack Butler of Madison, bachelor's of arts.

Ben Cone of Daniel Hand High School won Honorable Mention for artwork he submitted to the 11th annual Southern Connecticut Conference Student Arts Exhibition.

• Connecticut College Graduates: Matthew Larkin of Madison, The American Chemical Society certified in chemistry/biochemistry; and Pamela Lovejoy of Madison, a biological sciences major.

• Curry College Graduates: Shannon Curtis of Madison received a bachelor of science degree; and John Durkin of Madison received a bachelor of arts degree.

Richard Fallon Cooper of Madison, the son of Erin and Joseph Cooper, earned a bachelor's of fine arts in visual communications from Endicott College.

• Daniel Hand High School Junior Class Recipients of the 2013 Princeton University Book Award: Adam Boey and Cecilia Bueno.

• Daniel Hand High School Class of 2013 Top Students: Valedictorian Matthew Richard, Salutatorian Zachary Gardner, and Class Essayist Matthew Griffin; and Top 10 Senior Scholars Demiana Azmy, Kate Boudreau, Zachary Gardner, Matthew Griffin, Cathy Guo, Tiffany Li, John Ovian, Matthew Richard, Marissa Rossi, and Kelly Tomasevich.

Ryan Derry of Madison earned a bachelor's of arts in public relations from Hofstra University.

Mary Campbell Disbrow, the daughter of Douglas and Elizabeth Disbrow of Killingworth, received the Fairfield University Book Award at Sacred Heart Academy. This award is presented to a junior who excels academically, is actively involved in the spirit of her school, and possesses a genuine sense of concern and responsibility toward others.

Nicole Catherine Downes of Madison earned a bachelor's of science in marketing from Clemson University.

• Eastern Connecticut State University Graduates: Aleksander Banks of Madison, bachelor's of arts in history and social science; Sarah Bartosiak of Killingworth, bachelor's of arts in history and social science, summa cum laude; Evan Baxter of Madison, bachelor's of science in communications; Alyssa Deegan of Madison, bachelor's of science in business administration; Sheridan Jansma of Killingworth, bachelor's of science in business administration, cum laude; Stephanie Trapani of Madison, bachelor's of science in communication; and Stephanie Venuti of Killingworth, bachelor's of science in mathematics, cum laude.

Alyssa Deegan of Madison, a senior majoring in business administration, and Spencer Stratton of Madison, a junior majoring in communication, participated in the 13th annual Excellence Expo, sponsored by the School of Education and Professional Studies and the Graduate Division at Eastern Connecticut State University.

• Eastern Connecticut State University Honor Society Inductees: Alana Gallagher of Killingworth, a sophomore psychology major, was inducted into the Psi Chi Psychology Honor Society; Sheridan Jansma of Killingworth, a senior business administration major, the Delta Mu Delta Business Administration Honor Society; and Stephanie Venuti of Killingworth, a senior mathematics major, the Kappa Mu Epsilon Mathematics Honor Society.

• Emory University Graduates: Aaron Hirsch of Madison earned a bachelor's of business administration from the Goizueta Business School, and Frank Malafronte of Madison earned a bachelor's of arts from the College of Arts & Sciences.

• Fairfield University Graduates: Killingworth residents: Cynthia Erickson, master's of science from the School of Engineering; John McGrath, bachelor's of arts from the College of Arts and Sciences; David Murray, bachelor's of arts from the College of Arts and Sciences; Mary Petritz, bachelor's of science from the Dolan School of Business. Madison residents: Carolyn Gumbrecht, master's of arts from the Graduate School of Education and Allied Professions; Cullen Murphy, master's of science from the College of Arts and Sciences; Nicholas Paidas, bachelor's of science from the Dolan School of Business; Courtney Reilly, bachelor's of science from the Dolan School of Business; Theodore Shaw, bachelor's of arts from the College of Arts and Sciences.

Evan Fleischman of Madison graduated from the University of Delaware.

Matthew Forrest of Killingworth earned a bachelor's of science in professional writing from Champlain College. He also received the Heminge & Condell Publishing Award.

Alana Gallagher of Killingworth, a sophomore at Eastern Connecticut State University, was awarded the Doris K. Brown Endowed Scholarship. Gallagher's major is psychology.

Connor Ginsberg of Killingworth earned a bachelor's of science in psychology from Boston College in Massachusetts.

Peter Gladstone of Madison earned a bachelor's of arts in psychology from Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Brian Gordon of Madison earned a bachelor's of arts from Tulane University School of Liberal Arts.

Lindsay Gorman of Killingworth graduated from Western Connecticut State University.

• Hamden Hall Country Day School Graduates: Gregory Altman of Madison, who will attend George Washington University in the fall, and Avery Giorgio of Madison, who will attend The College of the Holy Cross.

Alison Hammell of Killingworth received the Senior Service award for outstanding service to Keene State College and the Keene Community.

Jeffrey A. Hansen of Madison earned a bachelor's of arts degree in interactive media design from Becker College.

Jaime Hidalgo of Madison received an honorable mention (High Intermediate ESL) from Literacy Volunteers of Valley Shore CT, Inc. for his outstanding achievement in writing an essay on the topic "I see myself as?".

Wyatt Hudson of Madison completed an 86-day wilderness expedition traveling in the Rocky Mountains with the National Outdoor Leadership School, from which he received a diploma certifying him as a competent, responsible wilderness traveler and leader.

• Ithaca College Graduates: Daniel Shirley of Madison earned a bachelor's of science in business administration with a concentration in marketing and currently works for Shore Publishing/The Source; and Jack Shirley of Madison earned a bachelor's of science in business administration with concentrations in marketing and management and currently works for Kick4Life in New York City.

Peter Jessey of Killingworth was inducted into the University of New Haven's chapter of Sigma Beta Delta, an international honor society that recognizes achievements in business, management, and administration.

Angela Jones of Madison, a student at Goodwin College, was inducted into Phi Theta Kappa, the National Associate Degree Honor Society.

Daniel Keavy of Killingworth earned a bachelor's of science in chemistry from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

• Keene State College Graduates: Alison Hammel of Killingworth, bachelor's of arts and bachelor's of science in elementary/special education, magna cum laude; Kyle Pember of Madison, bachelor's of arts; Matthew Rynkowski of Killingworth, bachelor's of arts; and Brittany Wilson of Killingworth, bachelor's of arts.

Nicholas Kennedy of Madison earned a master's of science in education from Wilkes University.

John Kessler of Killingworth, a Xavier High School student, attended the Washington Workshops Congressional Seminar as a result of winning the Congressional Essay Contest sponsored by the National Society of the Colonial Dames of America.

• The Killingworth Foundation awarded cash prizes to the HK Middle School's 7th-grade Memorial Day Poetry Contest winners Julie Kelly (first place), Tait Brencher (second place), and Caris Caples (third place).

Lauren E. Blewett, daughter of Eileen and Todd Blewett, is the recipient of this year's Killingworth Foundation Achievement Award. The Marjorie Kirk Ullrich Scholarship for Fine Arts has been awarded to Nicole Cianci, daughter of James and Wendy Cianci. Both are graduates of Haddam-Killingworth High School. Blewett is headed to Boston College as a biology student on a pre-med track. Cianci will attend the University of Hartford pursuing a dual major in English and fine arts.

Nicholas Konstantino of Killingworth was awarded a bachelor's of science in interactive media and game development with distinction from Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI).

Heather Lodge of Madison earned a bachelor's of arts in history and education from Merrimack College.

Caitlin J. Lomazzo, the daughter of Dorothy and John Lomazzo of Madison, was a respondent at Hamilton College's inaugural undergraduate philosophy conference, "Philosophy of Film and Television." Lomazzo was the respondent for "Orlando's Agency: Omnipotent in Potter and Nonexistent in Woolf," by Cecilia Sebastian of the John Hopkins University. Lomazzo is a sophomore majoring in English.

Charles Lovejoy, a freshman at Skidmore College and the son of Andrew and Anne Lovejoy of Madison, was selected for membership in the Periclean Honors Forum, which works to strengthen intellectual life at Skidmore and to encourage the academic aspirations of highly motivated and talented students.

PFC Tucker James MacGregor of Madison graduated from United States Marine Corps boot camp at Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island. MacGregor successfully completed 13 weeks of intensive basic training at Parris Island as one of 67 recruits in Training Platoon 3002 Lima Company 3rd Recruit Training Battalion. While in basic training, MacGregor received his Rifle Expert Badge. The son of Scott and Tricia MacGregor, he is currently stationed at Camp Leguene in Jacksonville, North Carolina. He is also the grandson of Ann Rickert of Madison and the late James J. Rickert, and Mr. and Mrs. MacGregor of Clinton.

Jeffrey M. McMahon of Madison graduated with a bachelor's of arts in political science from Emmanuel College in Boston, Massachusetts.

• Mercy High School Award Winners: Emily Darin of Killingworth, Killingworth Ambulance Association Award; Holly Nord of Killingworth, President's Education Award and Killingworth Ambulance Association Award; and Hannah Sullivan of Killingworth, Connecticut Association of Schools and Student Council Secretary.

• Mercy High School Graduates: Kathryn Bauer of Killingworth, Emily Darin of Killingworth, Holly Nord of Killingworth, and Hannah Sullivan of Killingworth.

• Miami University (Ohio) Graduates: Tyler James Abely of Madison earned a bachelor's of science in business, cum laude; and Mitchell Dwight Quarfot of Madison earned a bachelor's of science in business.

• Middlesex Community College Phi Theta Kappa Beta Gamma Xi Chapter Honor Society Inductees: Colin Cunningham and Nicole Doody, both of Madison.

• Middlesex Community College Graduates: John Callaghan of Madison, general studies; Jean-Luc Fortier of Madison, multimedia; Jacqueline Joslyn of Madison, general studies; Victoria Page of Madison, general studies; and Matthew Piombino of Madison, human services.

• National Latin Examinations Award Winners: Sacred Heart Academy students Mary (Campbell) Disbrow of Killingworth (magna cum laude), Elizabeth Smith of Madison (magna cum laude), and Laura Smith of Madison (cum laude).

Shannon Noonan of Madison graduated from Villanova University with a bachelor's of arts.

Meghan E. O'Sullivan, the daughter of Cynthia and Richard O'Sullivan of Madison, received the Community Service Memorial Prize Scholarship at Hamilton College. O'Sullivan is a junior double-majoring in comparative literature and public policy. She established two campus service clubs at Hamilton College, "Active Minds," a mental-health awareness club, for which she is president, and "Sidekicks," a mentorship program. O'Sullivan also served as an Outreach Adventure Leader to incoming freshmen, was chosen as a "Levitt Leader," has served as a resident advisor, and is a member of the executive board of the college's community service and outreach organization. She received funding through the Kirkland Endowment at Hamilton College for her research entitled, "Oral Expression of Refugee Women." She hopes to go on to earn a Ph.D. and possibly work for the United Nations.

Chris Pfrommer, a senior at the University of Rhode Island, spent a three-week internship aboard the Okeanos Explorer, a research ship operated by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The purpose of the trip was to create high resolution maps of the New England seamounts, part of an underwater chain of extinct volcanoes. Pfrommer is an ocean engineering major from Killingworth.

Jana Pietrzyk of Madison was honored with a Recognition of Student Excellence at the Champlain College Core Division third annual Awards Ceremony. Pietrzyk is majoring in professional writing.

Kristina Pink of Killingworth received an associate's in science in nursing from Goodwin College.

Leah Plummer of Madison, the daughter of Maggie Cohn and Dean Plummer, earned a liberal arts degree in geography, magna cum laude, from Macalester College. She also received the Geography Department Merit Award.

• Pomfret School Graduates: Cecille Cunningham of Madison, Jordan Ginsberg of Killingworth, Dylan Grigg of Madison, and Miller Staten of Madison.

Nicole Poulter of Madison earned a degree in music therapy from Berklee College of Music.

Joanne Prete of Madison, a graduate of Albertus Magnus College who received a master's of arts in art therapy, has been named to Who's Who Among Students in American Universities & Colleges.

• Providence College Graduates: Paige Gonsalves of Madison, bachelor's in elementary/special education, cum laude; Stephanie Jackson of Madison, bachelor's in history, magna cum laude; Brenna Peters of Madison, bachelor's in psychology, magna cum laude; and Justin Proto of Madison, bachelor's in marketing.

• Quinnipiac University Graduates: Jordanne Anderson of Madison, bachelor's of arts in political science; Ronald Ardito of Killingworth, bachelor's of science in biology; Emma Arendholz of Killingworth, bachelor's of science in nursing; Ignatius Armenia of Killingworth, master's of business administration; Abigail Blundon of Madison, bachelor's of science in advertising; Zachary Brody of Madison, bachelor's of science in international business; Anna Brundage of Killingworth, bachelor's of arts in journalism; Jacqueline Buttendorf of Killingworth, bachelor's of science in accounting; Maxfield Calfo of Madison, bachelor's of arts in history; Christopher Dobbins of Madison, master's of science in interactive media; John Hajus of Madison, master's of arts in teaching secondary education; Sheila Kinscherf of Madison, master's of science in organizational leadership; MacKenzie McEntire of Madison, master's of science in public relations; Neil Mammele of Madison, master's of business administration; and Marissa Vizziello of Madison, bachelor's of arts in criminal justice; and Cathey Szeto of Madison, master's of business administration.

Johanna Regan of Killingworth, the daughter of Elizabeth and Kenneth Regan, received the Senior Award for the Department of Theatre at Ashland University, at which she is a theatre major.

Carli Reichelt of Madison received a bachelor's of science in nursing from Saint Anselm College; she received a Saint Anselm College nurse's pin at the 2013 pinning ceremony in the Abbey Church.

Matthew S. Richard of Madison won the National Merit Citizen Eco-Drive Scholarship, a Merit Scholarship award sponsored by Citizen Watch Company of America, Inc. Richard's probable career field is computer science.

Andrea L. Rusilowicz of Killingworth received the Brett Klein Memorial Scholarship from the University of Vermont College of Agriculture & Life Sciences.

• Sacred Heart University Graduates: Christine Cole of Madison, master's of arts in teaching; and Megan Miller of Madison, bachelor's of science in business administration.

• St. Anselm College Graduates: Thomas H. Eckenrode of Madison, an economics major, and Carli G. Reichelt of Madison, a nursing major.

• St. Lawrence University Graduates: William K. Farmer of Madison, bachelor's degree in economics; and Charlotte C. Perkins of Madison, bachelor's in environmental studies.

• Winners of the 2013 Saint Michael's College Book Award for Academic Achievement with a Social Conscience: Andrew Card of Madison, a student at Daniel Hand High School; Logan O'Donnell of Killingworth, a student at Haddam Killingworth High School; and Emily Syvertsen of Madison, a student at Daniel Hand High School.

Erin Schuster of Killingworth earned a bachelor's of arts from the University of Hartford.

Elizabeth Smith of Madison, a freshman at Sacred Heart Academy, earned second honors in life science for her project "Insecticides: Killing Grass While Killing Bugs?" at the Connecticut Science & Engineering Fair.

Laura Smith, the daughter of Drs. Brian and Keiren Smith of Madison, earned the distinction of 4.0 Gold Tassel Scholar in recognition of holding a cumulative four-year minimum average of 4.0 or higher at Sacred Heart Academy. Smith will attend the University of Notre Dame and plans to major in psychology. She is a National Merit Commended Scholar and won a Presidential Scholarship. Smith is a member of Mu Alpha Theta - Math National Honor Society, the Science National Honor Society, Spanish National Honor Society, Latin National Honor Society, Varsity Cross Country, Varsity Indoor & Outdoor Track, Key Club, Unity, Inklings, and Earth Club. Her service includes the Clelian Heights Mission Trip, Vacation Bible School, and "Midnight Run."

Kelly Anne Sosensky of Madison was inducted into Sigma Alpha Lambda, National Leadership and Honors Organization, at the University of Connecticut.

Melissa Meghan Sosensky graduated summa cum laude from the University of Connecticut with a major in allied health sciences and a minor in psychology. She is a two-time recipient of the university's New England Scholar award. Sosensky will be attending the Yale University School of Nursing this fall, pursuing a master's degree in pediatric nursing and a career as an APRN. Melissa is the granddaughter of Jerry and Roberta Pendleton of Madison, Stanley Sosensky of North Haven, and the daughter of Dana and Michael Sosensky of Madison.

• Springfield College in Massachusetts Graduates: Michael Davis of Madison, bachelor's of science in movement and sport studies; Matthew Ward of Killingworth, master's of science in physician assistant.

Jonathan Denton and Charles Bratches, students at Daniel Hand High School in Madison, won second place in the high school division of the Student Voices video contest held by the Connecticut Association of Public School Superintendents (CAPSS) and the Connecticut Association of Schools (CAS). The students created a short video highlighting their best ideas for improving education. The award was a $700 scholarship.

Kelly Tomasevich and Matthew S. Richard, students at Daniel Hand High School, were recognized as Scholar Leaders by the Southern Connecticut Conference.

Laura Tafuri of Madison earned a bachelor's of arts in psychology from Marist College.

Jasmine Toppin of Killingworth portrayed Hernani Crowley, Huntress of Nottingham, at the Robin Hood Springtime Festival in Guilford. Toppin has performed in numerous productions including My Fair Lady, M*A*S*H*, and Oh, Jonah!.

• Union College Graduates: Kevin Fodor of Madison, bachelor's of arts in political science; and Blake Sperry of Madison, bachelor's of arts in political science.

• Union College Matriculants for Fall 2013: Julie Niejadlik and Miller Staten, both of Madison.

• University of Bridgeport Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society Inductees: Zachary Cosgrove and Stephanie Stewart, both of Madison.

• University of Delaware Matriculants for Fall 2013: Helen Burland of Madison, Amanda Griffin of Madison, and Lucas Hannen of Killingworth.

• University of New Haven Graduates: Gabriel Balsamo of Madison, bachelor's of science in fire science; Joshua Dallas of Madison, bachelor's of science in criminal justice; Ryan Davis of Madison received a master's in health care administration; Jessica Dean of Madison, bachelor's of science in nutrition and dietetics; Michael Deangelo of Killingworth received a master's in health care administration; Robert Lucas of Killingworth, bachelor's of science in mechanical engineering; and Meghan Scanlon of Killingworth received a master's in industrial/organizational psychology.

• University of Rhode Island Graduates: Eric J. Curtis of Madison, bachelor's in landscape architecture, cum laude; Molly C. Hammell of Killingworth, bachelor's in music, magna cum laude; Jacob A. Holzman of Madison, bachelor's of science in marine affairs and bachelor's of science in ocean engineering; Aniello Marotta of Madison, master's in business administration; Melissa R. Toni of Madison, bachelor's of arts in English and bachelor's of arts in psychology, summa cum laude; Noely Van Deusen of Madison, bachelor's of arts in communication studies; and Kelly A. Williams of Madison, bachelor's of science in nursing.

• University of Vermont Graduates: Katherine N. Gallagher of Madison, bachelor's of arts in sociology; Andrea L. Rusilowicz of Killingworth, bachelor's of science in animal sciences; and Andrew T. Varelas of Madison, bachelor's of arts in political science.

Shelby E. Van Huysen of Killingworth earned a bachelor's of science, cum laude, from Western New England University.

Stephanie Venuti of Killingworth, while a senior mathematics major at Eastern Connecticut State University (ECSU), was one of eight ECSU students who traveled to San Diego, California, with Assistant Professor of Economics Behroz Baraghosi to participate in the annual Conference of the American Economic Association.

Christine Vivero of Killingworth earned a bachelor's of science in business administration from Stonehill College.

Andrew Walker of Madison graduated earned a bachelor's of science in finance from the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth.

Emily T. Wang of Killingworth, a senior at Choate Rosemary Hall in Wallingford, won a corporate-sponsored National Merit Pfizer Inc. Scholarship. Her probable career field is finance.

Jessica Ward of Madison earned a master's of physician studies degree from Franklin Pierce University.

• Women's Club of Madison Annual High School Scholarship and Award Winners: Robert Blundon, Outstanding Performance in Technology Education; Colin Dooman, $1,000 scholarship to pursue his studies at SUNY-Purchase; Kasra Fatemi, Outstanding Performance in Business; and Sarah Montgomery, Outstanding Performance in Comsumer Science.

Douglas Wu, a junior at Daniel Hand High School, was one of 30 finalists chosen as a Governor's Scholar for 2013.

Katelyn Zenie of Killingworth earned a bachelor's of science in television studies from Lyndon State College.

Honor Roll Students

• Cheshire Academy, 2nd Semester 2012-'13: Jensen Colberg of Madison, grade 8, second honors.

• Choate Rosemary Hall, Spring Term 2012-'13: Rachel Alpert of Madison, Lauren Berestecky of Madison, Katherine Botta of Madison, Gregory Brencher of Killingworth, Ryan Dant of Madison, Gabriel Davis of Madison, Christine Etzel of Madison, Danielle Etzel of Madison, Noah Hastings of Madison, Josie Lee of Madison, Ian MacDougald of Madison, Brennan Marczewski of Killingworth, Katherine Miller of Madison, Hannah O'Leary of Killingworth, Alexander Rupp-Coppi of Madison, Jacob Smith of Killingworth, Rebecca Wang of Killingworth, Michael Waters of Madison, Choiwing Yeung of Madison, and Singhei Yeung of Madison.

• Kent School: Andie Marczewski, a sophomore from Killingworth; Lindsay Wallace, a sophomore from Durham and a former Madison resident and student.

• Loomis Chaffee School: Anna Esposito of Killingworth, a sophomore, and Fletcher Lent of Madison, also a sophomore.

• Mercy High School, 3rd Marking Period 2012-'13: Kathryn Bauer (Killingworth, senior, first honors), Megan Benson (Madison, junior, first honors), Sydney Billings (Madison, sophomore, second honors), Elizabeth Darin (Killingworth, sophomore, high honors), Emily Darin (Killingworth, sophomore, high honors), Rebecca Epright (Killingworth, freshman, first honors), Nicole Harry (Killingworth, sophomore, high honors), Jessica Korpinen (Killingworth, junior, first honors), Kathleen McIntosh (Madison, sophomore, second honors), Holly Nord (Killingworth, senior, first honors), Olivia Payne (Madison, freshman, second honors), Jayne Santoro (Madison, sophomore, first honors), and Hannah Sullivan (Killingworth, senior, first honors).

• Mercy High School, 4th Marking Period 2012-'13: Kathryn Bauer (Killingworth, senior, first honors), Megan Benson (Madison, junior, high honors), Sydney Billings (Madison, sophomore, second honors), Elizabeth Darin (Killingworth, sophomore, high honors), Emily Darin (Killingworth, senior, high honors), Rebecca Epright (Killingworth, freshman, first honors), Nicole Harry (Killingworth, sophomore, first honors), Jessica Korpinen (Killingworth, junior, first honors), Kathleen McIntosh (Madison, sophomore, second honors), Megan Neely (Killingworth, junior, first honors), Holly Nord (Killingworth, senior, high honors), Olivia Payne (Madison, freshman, second honors), and Hannah Sullivan (Killingworth, senior, high honors).

• Notre Dame High School, 2nd Term 2012-'13: Austin Hoag (Madison, freshman, third honors), and Christopher Lamberti (Madison, freshman, third honors), and Connor Paidrac (Madison, freshman, first honors).

• Notre Dame High School, 3rd Term, 2012-'13: Austin Hoag (Madison, freshman, third honors), Christopher Lamberti (Madison, freshman, second honors), and Connor Padraic (Madison, freshman, first honors).

• Pomfret School, Fall Term 2012-'13: Jordan Ginsberg of Killingworth, a senior; high honors); Dylan Grigg of Madison, a senior, high honors; Christopher Jackson of Madison, a sophomore, high honors; Christopher Rackey of Madison, a sophomore, high honors.

• Pomfret School, Winter Term 2012-'13: Jordan Ginsberg of Killingworth, a senior, high honors; and Miller Staten of Madison, a senior, honors.

• Sacred Heart Academy, 2nd Quarter 2012-'13: Abigale Agresta (Madison, junior, honors), Mary Disbrow (Killingworth, junior, high honors), Willa Disbrow (Killingworth, sophomore, high honors), Cassandra Moore (Killingworth, junior, high honors), Elizabeth Smith (Madison, freshman, high honors), Laura Smith (Madison, senior, high honors), and Bryn Webster (Killingworth, senior, honors).

• Sayles School, All Trimesters 2012-'13: Juliette Berry, grade 7, of Madison, the daughter of Garrett Berry of Madison and Stephanie French of Hanover.

Vinal Technical High School, 3rd Trimester 2012-'13: Avram Burg of Killingworth, high honors, and Cody Connell of Killingworth, honors.

• Westminster School, Winter Term 2012-'13: Kateline Gochberg of Killingworth, a freshman, honors; MacKenzie Hawkes of Madison, a sophomore, high honors.

• Westminster School, Spring Term 2012-'13: Katelin Gochberg of Killingworth, a freshman, honors; and MacKenzie Hawkes of Madison, a sophomore, high honors.

Career Achievements

• Attorney Keith Ainsworth of Madison has been unanimously elected chair of the Connecticut Bar Association's Environmental Law Section. Ainsworth, 48, is a partner at Evans, Feldman & Ainsworth. He is an environmental and land use attorney recognized for championing conservation causes and a frequent lecturer on environmental law and litigation. He also serves as statewide counsel to Trout Unlimited and special counsel to Rivers Alliance and numerous other organizations and corporations.

Juliet Brett, formerly of Madison, played the title character of Iris in Long Wharf Theatre's production of Still Life with Iris. Brett grew up in Madison and attended Educational Center for the Arts in New Haven before moving to New York City. She has acted in multiple projects, including the Tina Fey film Admission and a soon-to-be-released Noah Baumbauch film.

• Attorney William H. Clendenen, Jr. was installed as vice president of the Connecticut Bar Association (CBA). Clendenen is the founder and principal of Clendenen & Shea LLC in New Haven. He has argued numerous appeals in the Connecticut Appellate and Supreme Courts, and in the Second Circuit. He services as a Special Master for the United States District Court in Connecticut and as an attorney trial referee in the Connecticut Superior Court. He is active in local, state, and national bar groups. Among Clendenen's CBA activities include chair of the Federal Judiciary Committee. He is also a member of the Consumer Law Section, Federal Practice Section, Pro Bono Committee, and the Task Force on the Independence of the Judiciary.

Dennis W. Cole, CPA, CVA of Madison has been appointed a member of the Connecticut Society of Certified Public Accountants (CTCPA) Advisory Council, representing the Educational Trust Fund as its chair. Cole is a principal with the firm of Beers, Hamerman & Company, P.C. in New Haven. He holds a bachelor's of science in accounting from Villanova University.

Laurie Friedler of Madison created an English translation of author Sixto Paz Wells' Spanish-language Tanis and the Magical Valley: A Journey Through the Inca Heartland.

William Hendrick of Madison has joined Simsbury Bank as a mortgage loan officer. Hendrick works directly with home buyers and homeowners to obtain the financing they need to achieve their goals. Hendrick has mortgage lending experience with a variety of brokers in Connecticut and is a former member of the Town of Orange Police Department.

• The late Richard Kaufmann was posthumously awarded an honorary Doctor of Engineering degree from the University of New Haven. Kaufmann, who earned his bachelor's degree from UNH in 1967, died in 2012. His degree was accepted by his children, Kenneth Kaufmann and Laura Miranto. Kaufmann founded Thermal Engineering of Arizona. The inventor of a continuous flow laundry system, Kaufmann held five U.S. patents. He also designed the fire house in North Madison, where he served as president and was a longtime volunteer.

Jen Malaguti of Killingworth has become an independent consultant with Tastefully Simple Inc., a national direct sales company featuring more than 60 easy-to-prepare foods.

Service Awards and Recognitions

Clifford and Jane Bechtold of Madison received the Clelia Merloni Leadership Award from the sisters of the Apostles of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. The award honors organizations and individuals who model the Apostles' ideals of compassion and service.

Jacqueline Connell was presented with a Life Membership in the Federated Garden Clubs of Connecticut (FGCC) from the Garden Club of Madison. Connell is an Accredited NGC Judge, a FGCC Master Landscape Design Council Member, FGCC Gardening Consultants' Council Member, and NGC Master Environmental Consultant, and is finishing work to receive the NGC Five-Star Award. Since joining the club in 2006, she has advanced to become the new president of the Federated Garden Club of Connecticut.

• Bridle Path Conservancy Officers: Trish Panico of Madison, president; Marlisa Simonson of Killingworth, secretary. The BPC is a local non-profit group dedicated to preserving passive, multi-use trails in Connecticut.

Chief Jack Drumm received the Distinguished Chief Award from the Police Commissioners Association of Connecticut, Inc. for his service to the people of Madison. The award is given to those who have exceptional accomplishments and exemplify dedication to duty and outstanding leadership.

Gwenyth Hall Dunbar of Madison received an honorary bachelor's of arts in liberal studies from Colby-Sawyer College. The honorary degree recognizes an individual of humanitarian character and superior intellect whose life and work have brought about positive, far-reaching consequences for individuals and organizations. Dunbar attended Colby Junior College as a scholarship student in the Medical Technology Program with the Class of 1950 and was a counselor and a member of the Key Association and the Athletic Association. She and husband have supported college priorities, including the proposed Fine and Performing Arts Center. To recognize their arts center support, a Graphic Design Studio will be named in their honor.

Robert Francis of Madison received the Madison Sayles HEALTH Award from United Way. For more than 35 years, Francis has provided leadership on behalf of children and families at Stratford Community Services, United Way of Eastern Fairfield County, CT Department of Children and Families, and RYASAP (Regional Youth Adult Social Action Partnership). He is co-founder of Connecticut Public Allies, Bridgeport Safe Neighborhoods AmeriCorps Partnership, the Connecticut Assets Network, and the Connecticut Juvenile Justice Alliance, and he is active in more than 22 state and national boards and commissions. He lives in Madison with his wife Holly and has three children and four grandchildren.

• The portrait of Army Captain Andrew Pedersen-Keel of Madison, a soldier killed in Afghanistan, was added to the Wall of Honor in the State Capitol complex. Pedersen-Keel, a 28-year-old Special Forces commander, was killed when an Afghan policeman opened fire inside a police headquarters in eastern Afghanistan.

David F. Swensen of Killingworth received the 2013 CAIS Award at Hamden Hall Country Day School. Swensen is Yale University's Chief Investment Officer.

Acts of Community Service and Charitable Contributions

Raymond Hanley of Madison, an electrician, and Karen Burgess of Killingworth, a calligrapher, received Certificates of Appreciation from Branford Memorial Post No. 12106, Veterans of Foreign Wars, for their assistance to veterans.

Alex Mukherjee of Madison, a senior at Hopkins School, participated in Hopkins Volunteer Day at Roses for Autism, located at the Pinchbeck Rose Farm in Guilford.

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