Collegiate Accolades for Sparta's Students


SPARTA, NJ – Many residents of Sparta have received recognition from their educational institutions.

Gordon Bonker has earned Deans List Honors for the second consecutive semester at Pennsylvania State University with a GPA of 3.75.  Dean’s List Honors are awarded to students achieving a 3.5 GPA or better and earning 12 credits or more during a semester.

In addition to his academic achievements Gordon has been elected to the Executive Board of Monarch, a non-profit organization whose sole purpose is to raise funds and awareness to fight Pediatric Cancer through Penn States Dance Marathon, affectionately known as Thon, the largest colligate philanthropic event in the U.S.   Gordon also participates in Club Baseball and inter mural basketball and football.  Bonkers is currently a Sales and Marketing Intern with the Sussex County Miners.

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Laffayette College announces the following student has earned Dean’s List status for Sprint 2015:

  • Sian Barry,
  • Ryan Beebe,
  • Catherine Miller,
  • Jessica Ross,
  • Brian Skalla.

Brian Skalla was  also honored by Lafayette College for academic excellence at the annual All-College Honors Convocation.  He was one of 129 students to be recognized, receiving the Charles Mattei and ASHE NE Pennsylvania Scholarships.

Gabrielle Pretoto was among 214 Lebanon Valley College students who were recognized for having played a varsity sport during the Sparing 2015 season.  Pretoto is pursuing Bachelor of Science in mathematics and was a member of the men's golf team.

Daniel Scully is among the 542 students who earned dean's list honors for the spring 2015 semester at Mount St. Mary's University in Emmitsburg, Maryland.  Scully achieved this honor by maintaining a 3.4 or higher grade point average.

Jenna L Keenan, a senior in International Business - Finance was named to the Dean's List at Bryant University in Smithfield, RI.

Haley Barna, Alana Claffey and Anthony Sica were recently named to Hofstra University’s spring 2015 Dean's List for their outstanding academic achievement. Students must earn a grade point average of at least 3.5 during the semester to make the Dean's List of the Hempstead, NY school.

The State College of New York, New Paltz is proud to congratulate Ryan Janusee for being named to the Dean’s List for the spring semester.  Dean's List designation is reserved for students who excel academically and earn at least a 3.3 grade-point average in a semester with a full-time course load.

Alexis Liland and Tyler Mead have been named Dean's List at Providence College for the spring 2015 semester.  To qualify for the Dean's List at the Providence, RI school, students must achieve at least a 3.55 grade point average with a minimum of 12 credits.

The College of New Jersey in Ewing has recognized the following students for having earned the esteemed honor of being placed on the Dean’s List for the spring 2015 semester for having maintained a 3.5 GPA or above:

  • Emily Melberger,
  • Arielle Romero
  • Caroline Rose,
  • Nicole Ham,
  • Emily Mead,
  • Evan Costello,
  • Lauren Purdon,
  • Chelsea VanOrden,
  • Allison Marcino,
  • Heather Raquet,
  • Abigail Anker,
  •  Ian Nolan,
  • Lucas Zahner,
  • Katherine D’auria,
  • Amanda Pegher,
  • Tanya Townsend

Tyler Pelle, a senior majoring in meteorology, has been named to the President's List for the spring 2015 semester at SUNY Oswego.  Students who achieve grade averages of 3.80 and above on the 4.00 scale are named to the President's List, the top 7.3 percent of Oswego students.

Marisa J Bacchetta, majoring in public relations and Jill C Dempsey, majoring in English, have been named to the Deans' List for the spring 2015 semester at SUNY Oswego. To be included on the Deans' List, students must have a semester grade average of 3.30 to 3.79.

Brianne Kehoe, a sophomore community health education major, was among nearly 1,550 students named to The University of Scranton Dean's List, which recognizes students for academic excellence during the 2015 spring semester. A student must have a grade point average of 3.5 or better with a minimum number of credit hours to make the Dean's List.

Cassandra Charles, Mitchell Fliss, Ali Shapiro and Megan Souter were named to the Dean's List at the University of New Haven for the spring 2015 semester. Full-time undergraduate students must have a 3.5 or better cumulative GPA for the semester to be eligible for the Dean's List at the West Haven, CT school.

Jarryd Christian Boyle, a Mathematical Sciences major, has been named to the President's List at Clemson University for the spring 2015 semester.  To be named to the President's List, a student must achieve a 4.0 grade-point average.

Hayley M. Bell, a Food Science major, has been named to the Dean's List at Clemson University for the spring 2015 semester.  To be named to the Dean's List, a student achieved a grade-point average between 3.50 and 3.99 on a 4.0 scale.

Hailey Berlin has been named to the Spring 2015 Dean's List at Merrimack College. To achieve Dean's List status, a student must earn a 3.25 GPA or higher based on a 4.0 grading scale.

Victoria Muhs has been named to the Dean’s List at Loyola University in Maryland for the Spring 2015 semester.

Ithaca College congratulates these students from Sparta who have qualified for Dean’s List Spring 2015:

  • Lindsey Fisher
  • Julianna Fitzsomons,
  • Elaine Owen,
  • Sean Heeney,
  • Cristina Saltos,
  • Maya Drummond,
  • Tyler Manning  

Not all students listed attended Sparta High School.  They are residents of Sparta.

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