SOUTH ORANGE AND MAPLEWOOD, NJ -  Many students from South Orange and Maplewood have recently graduated from colleges and universities nationwide, as well as been recognized with Dean's List and other academic honors.

Here are some of SOMA's recent graduates and honorees:


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  • Mary Elizabeth Nolet graduated from the University of Maryland, College Park, with a degree in Communications, public relations track.
  • Limor Levy of Maplewood graduated from The College of Saint Rose in Albany, NY. Levy earned a Certificate of Advanced Study and a Master of Science in Education.

  • Two South Orange residents graduated from Tufts University in Medford, MA. Malcolm Johnson received a Bachelor's degree in International Relations and Rose Solow earned a Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering, Magna Cum Laude.

  • Jessica Arnell and Elizabeth McNeely, both of Maplewood, graduated from Carleton College in Northfield, MN. 
  • Rosalie Murray of Maplewood graduated from SUNY New Paltz with a Bachelor of Arts with a concentration in Sociology.
  • Matthew Soloway of Maplewood graduated from Lafayette College in Easton, PA, earning a bachelor of arts in economics Sigma Delta Phi.
  • Lucy Hurley of Maplewood graduated from Miami University in Oxford, OH. Hurley received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree, majoring in Interior Design.
  • Xavier McIntosh of Maplewood received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from American International College.

  • Darlyn Smith of Maplewood graduated from Albright College in Reading, PA, with a bachelor of arts degree in English.

  • Samantha Gilbert Cohen of Maplewood graduated from George Washington University in Washington, DC.


  • Siobhan Margaret Nolet earned a place on the Presidents List, both fall and spring semesters, by earning a GPA over 3.75 at Rollins College in Winter Park, FL.
  • Rosalie Murray of Maplewood made the spring 2016 Dean's List at SUNY New Paltz.
  • Krystal Edwards of Maplewood was named to the dean's list at Frostburg State University in Frostburg, MD.

  • Megan Wile of Maplewood was named to the Dean's List at the The University of Scranton in Scranton, PA.

  • Phoebe Labat of South Orange was named to the spring 2016 Dean's List at Loyola University Maryland. She is a member of the Loyola class of 2019.

  • Hogan J. Dwyer of South Orange was selected for inclusion on the Dean's List for academic achievement during the Spring 2016 semester at St. Lawrence University in Canton, NY. Dwyer is a member of the Class of 2019. He attended Seton Hall Preparatory School.
  • Alexander Mayer of South Orange was named to the Dean's Honor List at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY, for the Spring 2016 semester. Mayer studies Mathematics.
  • Janae Miller of Maplewood was named to the President's List for Spring 2016 at Georgia State University.

A list of graduation news and academic honors was also published on June 12 and can be found here.

Have additional collegiate honors or graduation information to share? Please send to Anna Sandler at so we can update the list.