Bridgewater, Raritan Students Honored for College Work


BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Bridgewater and Raritan students attending college around the country have received honors for their hard work over the past semester.

  • Meghan Calabrese, of Bridgewater, was initiated into the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines, at The College of New Jersey.
  • Nikita Jhawar, of Bridgewater, was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa, the nation’s oldest academic honor society, and Phi Kappa Phi, the oldest all-discipline honor society in the country, at The College of New Jersey. Jhawar is a junior biology major.
  • Nicole Marie Genova, daughter of Kathleen and Thomas Genova of Bridgewater, graduated from Clemson University in May with a dual Masters Degree in Education (MED) and Educational Specialist (EDS).
  • Michael Genova, son of Kathleen and Thomas Genova of Bridgewater, graduated from Bloomsburg University in May with a Bachelor of Science in business administration and a major in finance (BSBA).
  • Alanna Allen, of Bridgewater, graduated in December from Purdue University with academic honors. She earned her Bachelor of Science in selling and sales management, and a certificate in entrepreneurship and innovation. Allen is the daughter of Donna and Rich Allen.
  • Samantha Sekora, of Bridgewater, performed in the spring theatre production of “Orpheus Descending,” with the Department of Theatre from April 21 through April 24 at Susquehanna University. Sekora is a creative writing and theatre performance major in the class of 2017, and graduated from Bridgewater-Raritan High School in 2013. Sekora, the daughter of Kim and Ken Sekora, played the part of Carol Cutrere. Sekora is also working as a student tour guide at the university this year, and had “Things I Never Knew” published in the fiction section of “RiverCraft,” the school’s on-campus literary magazine.
  • Bridgewater resident Anthony Santulli had his work published in “RiverCraft,” the on-campus literary magazine at Susquehanna University. Santulli had “Shooting Down a Drone” and “As February 29ths Rolls Around Again” published in the poetry section. He is a creative writing and Italian major in the class of 2017. The son of Anthony Santulli and Mary Santulli is a 2013 graduate of Bridgewater-Raritan High School.
  • Alyssa Rodemann, of Bridgewater, was among 47 students at the University of Scranton inducted into Alpha Sigma Nu, the national Jesuit Honor Society. Rodemann is a senior in the College of Arts and Sciences at the Jesuit university.
  • Laura Bianciella, of Raritan, was among 52 students at the University of Scranton inducted into Alpha Epsilon Delta, the national honor society for health pre-professional students. Bianciella is a junior majoring in the Panuska College of Professional Studies at the Jesuit university.
  • Grant Bolles, of Martinsville, graduated summa cum laude from Fordham University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics and a minor in business administration. Bolles is employed by National Futures Association in New York City. Bolles, the son of parents Cheryl and Dennis, is a 2012 graduate of Bridgewater-Raritan High School.
  • Michelle Uminski, of Raritan, was inducted into the Beta Beta Beta Honor Society, the national honor society for biology, at the University of Scranton. Uminski is a junior in the College of Arts and Sciences at the Jesuit university.
  • Emma Sommers, of Bridgewater, was inducted into the Psi Chi Honor Society at the University of Scranton. She is a junior in the College of Arts and Sciences at the Jesuit university.
  • A couple Bridgewater residents graduated from Coastal Carolina University as part of the class of 2016. Paul Albright graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in recreation and sport management, and Marisa Vanicky graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Education in early childhood education.
  • Douglas Zemeckis, of Bridgewater, received a PhD Degree in marine science and technology from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth SMAST.
  • Shannon Boise, of Raritan, earned a Master of Science degree in health, physical education and recreation from Emporia State University.
  • Caroline Survill, of Bridgewater, graduated magna cum laude from Old Dominion University, in Virginia. Survill, daughter of Gary and Tracy Survill, was a Leo Presidential Scholar for four years, and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing. Survill also participated in a nursing study abroad program, as well as athletics.
  • Jeffrey McHale, of Bridgewater, graduated from Emerson College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in post production.

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