KINGSTON, RI -- Five local students were named to the University of Rhode Island's Spring 2018 Dean's List:

  • Shannon Patrice Costello of Scotch Plains
  • Jessica S. Florendo of Scotch Plains
  • Julia Marie Napolitano of Fanwood
  • Nicole Silverman of Scotch Plains
  • Lauren Elizabeth Szpond of Scotch Plains

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

The University of Rhode Island's pioneering research extends the University's influence well beyond its coastal borders, while its unique interdisciplinary courses provide its 16,637 undergraduate and graduate students with global opportunities in an intimate environment. In May 2018, more than 3,300 undergraduate and about 700 graduate degrees were awarded. The University now has more than 120,000 alumni worldwide. is Scotch Plains-Fanwood’s only free daily paper. Sign up for our daily eNews and follow us on Facebook and twitter @SPF_TAP. Download the free TAPinto App for iPhone or Android.