College Achievements by Students from Edison

Credits: Middlesex County College

EDISON, NJ – Students attending college around the country that call Edison home were named to the Dean’s List, graduate, receive scholarships and give back to local communities.

Priyanka Kallur, a 16 year old high school junior from Edison has been admitted to Bard College at Simon's Rock for the spring semester. Kallur entered college before completing the 11th grade at John P. Stevens High School.

Kallur's academic and personal achievements secured her spot at Simon's Rock this spring. The campus in Great Barrington, Massachusetts is home to over 400 bright and highly motivated students engaged in a rigorous college education. Early college students are on track to graduate from college one or two years ahead of their peers.

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Bard College at Simon's Rock is the only college in the country specifically designed for bright, highly motivated students ready to enter college early, usually after the 10th or 11th grade.

Andrew Gochuico, a University of Dallas freshman, served the community of New Orleans by volunteering with the Office of Campus Ministry on Alternative Spring Break Gochuico and 17 other students cleaned the gravestones of fallen soldiers, planted trees in the wetlands and sorted Mardi Gras beads for an organization that serves the intellectually disabled.

"The local people applauded the students on their flexibility and willingness to do the odd jobs that are not very glamourous," said Samantha Van Atta, a University of Dallas campus minister who led ASB.

The 18 students spent the entirety of their spring break serving the less fortunate

Lavanya Nagappan participated in Alternative Spring Break with Widener University

Spring break often means a time for students to take a break from their studies. A number of students plan trips with friends, others however participate in Alternative Spring Break (ASB) through Habitat for Humanity.

This year over 50 students participated in ASB at Widener University. Students, faculty, and staff joined in on a number of diverse projects around the country. During their week, students participated in a range of activities from building houses for Habitat for Humanity to weatherization projects in locations including Oklahoma City, West Palm Beach, Fla., New Orleans, and Houston.

Katherine Brundage and Meaghan Conlon were named to the Fairfield University Dean's List for the fall 2014 semester:

Fairfield University, a Jesuit university in Fairfield, Conn., prepares students for leadership and service in a constantly changing world through broad intellectual inquiry, the pursuit of social justice, and the cultivation of the whole person: body, mind, and spirit. To be selected for the Dean's List, a student must attain a grade point average of at least 3.5, of a possible 4.0.

Abhishek Patel was named to the Dean's List of Emory College of Arts and Sciences, the undergraduate, liberal arts college of Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, for the 2014 fall semester.

Students must be in the top 20 percent of Emory College or have approximately a 3.850 grade point average or higher to be named to the Dean's List.

Emory University is known for its demanding academics, outstanding undergraduate experience, highly ranked professional schools and state-of-the-art research facilities. Emory encompasses nine academic divisions as well as the Carlos Museum, The Carter Center, the Yerkes National Primate Research Center and Emory Healthcare, Georgia's largest and most comprehensive health care system.

Konya Badsa and Ruchita Rohra were named to the Honor List of Oxford College, the two-year liberal arts division of Emory University located in Oxford, Georgia, for the 2014 fall semester.

Students must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or higher to be named to the Honor List.

Imrran Halari received a Bachelor of Business Administration from the the Goizueta Business School of Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, on December 20, 2014.

Emory University is known for its demanding academics, outstanding undergraduate experience, highly ranked professional schools and state-of-the-art research facilities. Emory encompasses nine academic divisions as well as the Carlos Museum, The Carter Center, the Yerkes National Primate Research Center and Emory Healthcare, Georgia's largest and most comprehensive health care system.

Julianna Norris and Margaret Johnson have earned Alvernia's Presidential Scholarship.

Matthew Junio has earned Alvernia's Veronica Founder's Scholarship.

Hard work in high school has paid off for college-bound seniors. The following scholars have earned merit scholarships to attend Alvernia University this fall.

ALVERNIA is a distinctive 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.

Fawina Lesman was inducted into Becker College chapter of Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society

64 students were inducted into Becker College's chapter of the Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society. Alpha Lambda Delta is a national honor society through which Becker recognizes exceptional first year students.

"The dedication and academic achievement of these students is reflective of our commitment of ensuring our students achieve the highest level of excellence during their time at Becker," said Robert E. Johnson, Ph.D., president of Becker College.

Membership qualifications for the Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society include first-time, full-time students, with a 3.5 GPA during their first semester.

Becker College is ranked by The Princeton Review as one of the best 379 colleges in the U.S. With a 99 percent graduate placement rate for employment or further study, Becker serves more than 2,000 students from across the country and around the world.

Jennifer Sarah Greenberg and Austin Jiazhi Niu were named to the Dean's List at Washington University and are enrolled in the university's College of Arts & Sciences.

To qualify for the Dean's List in the College of Arts & Sciences, students must earn a semester grade point average of 3.6 or above and be enrolled in at least 14 graded units.

Washington University is counted among the world's leaders in teaching and research, and it draws students and faculty to St. Louis from all 50 states and more than 120 nations.

Alan Sciarrillo was named on the Dean's List at Centenary College for coursework that was completed for the Fall 2014 semester.

Kevin Cartwright and Melvin R. Hunte each graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree.

The Newark Conference of the United Methodist Church, Centenary College's academic program integrates a solid liberal arts foundation with a strong career orientation. This mix is designed to provide an educational experience that prepares students to succeed in the increasingly global and interdependent world.

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