Sparta Area Students Receive Accolades for College Academic Acheivements

Credits: Jennifer Dericks

SPARTA, NJ - Sparta area alumni have received recognition for their achievements on their college campuses. 

Katherine Brennan received honors at the 24th Annual Scholars Day Ceremony for having been named 2016 New England Scholar.  The University of Connecticut student has been invited to attend the ceremony because she earned a grade point average of at least 3.7 for the spring and fall 2016 semesters. 

York College of Pennsylvania announced two Sparta graduates have achieved Dean's List for the Fall 2016 semester.  Senior Katherina Kapur is studying behavioral science and junior Christine Ognibene is studying graphic design.

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The University of Vermont in Burlington has named Gina Castellano, Bridget Higdon and Erin Richmond to the Dean's List with a minimum grade point average of 3.0.

Madison Malinsowki has been named to the Dean's List of Castleon University in Casleton, Vermont.

The University of Connecticut announced Katherine Brennan, Julie Daniels, Emily Zimmer and Thomas Zimmer have been placed on the Dean's List for the fall 2016 semester. 

Brianne Kehoe has been named to the Dean's List at the University of Scranton in Pennsylvania.  Kehoe a senior studying community health education.

Jill Dempsey has been named to the President's List at SUNY Oswego where she is a junior studying adolescence education.  Dempsey had to have earned a GPA of 3.8 or above for the honor.

Freshman Emily Fisher has been named to the Dean's List at SUNY Oswego where she is studying public relations. 

Alexandra Bogut has been named to the Dean's List at Miami University located in Oxford, Ohio  where she is pursuing a bachelor of science degree in marketing. 

Kimberly Lenox has earned Dean's List honors at the University of Hartford in West Hartford, Connecticut. 

Junior Jacob Freedman has been named to the Dean's List at Coastal Carolina University in Conway, South Carolina where he is pursuing a degree in marketing. 

Steven Viola was placed on the Dean's List  for academic excellence at Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Massachusetts.  Viola is a member of the class of 2019 majoring in robotics engineering and computer science.    

Paul Smith's College in Paul Smiths, New York announced Charles Ulrich has been named to the Dean's List.  Ulrich is pursuing a degree in natural resources management and policy.

Alexis Chlodnicki has been named to the Dean's List at the University on New Hampshire.

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