Raymond Noonan Woitkowski, son of Nancy and Ray Woitkowski of Pittsfield, graduated with a bachelor of science degree in business administration with a concentration in marketing. He received the outstanding business statistics tutor award and most hours tutored award. He graduated from Pittsfield High School in 2001.
California State University
Jeffrey Daniel Oboyski, son of Daniel Oboyski of Pittsfield and the late Janice Oboyski, graduated with a master of science degree in criminal justice. He was an intern in California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger's Office and was a member of Alpha Phi Sigma, the national criminal justice honor society. He received a bachelor of arts degree in criminal justice sociology and anthropology from Caiscus College in Buffalo, N.Y., in 2001. He accepted a position as deputy commissioner for the Department of Real Estate in Los Angeles.
Castleton State College
Stefanie Ann Howard, of North Adams, graduated with a bachelor of science degree in sports medicine.
University of Central Florida
Erin E. Poplaski, daughter of Ed and Jeannie Poplaski of North Adams, graduated with a bachelor of science degree in hotel restaurant management.
Rachael B. Baumann, daughter of Paul Baumann of Great Barrington, graduated with a bachelor's degree in business. She graduated from Monument Mountain Reginoal High School.
Trevor Clement, son of David and Gail Clement of Pittsfield, graduated with a bachelor's degree in criminal justice. He is a graduate of Taconic High School.
Emma Dassatti, daughter of Richard and Sheila Dassatti of North Adams, graduated with a bachelor of arts in government and international relations. She was an archivist assistant at the library and a rider/driver with the student escort service. She graduated from Drury High School.
Meridith Valerie Milesi, daughter of Joseph and Christine Milesi of Adams, graduated with a master of arts degree in community development and planning. She received a bachelor of science degree in sociology from the University of Rhode Island in 1999.
Kimberly E. Courtney, daughter of Kelley Courtney or Williamstown, graduated with a bachelor of science degree in chemical engineering.
Sarah Marie Jozefiak, daughter of Gary and Debra Jozefiak of Adams, graduated with a bachelor of science degree in technical communications/information systems and business practices. At school she was a member of the Society of Women Engineers, Collegiate Entrepreneurs Organization, networking club and the ski club. She was a webmaster, a conference representative. She plans to work as an associate systems engineer at Cisco Systems in Research Triangle Park, N.C.
Christopher W. Strek, son of Roger and Jane Strek of Cheshire, graduated with a bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering with a minor in mathematics. He was a peer educator, on the dorm council and a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. He plans of working for General Dynamics Electric Boats in Connecticut.
Jeremy Losaw, son of Leslie and Gloria Losaw of West Stockbridge, graduated with a master of science degree in mechanical engineering. He was a research assistant for the Clemson Prosthetic Heart Valve Laboratory, head of motorsports research and engineering and a member of Formula Society of Automotive Engineers. He graduated from Union College with a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering. He is employed as a design engineer at Automaton Dynamics in Schenectady, N.Y.
Colby Sawyer College
New London, N.H.
Emily Grace Goodrich, daughter of Holly Goodrich of Lanesboro and Charles Goodrich of Middlebury, Vt., graduated with a bachelor of science degree in community and environmental studies. At school, she was in the rugby club and completed an internship at the Fells Historic Estate on Lake Sunapee, N.H. She graduated from Mount Greylock Regional High School in 2001.
New York City
Linda M. Ciliberti, daughter of Teresa Ciliberti of Pittsfield and the late Battista Ciliberti, graduted with a master of science degree in health education. She is currently employed as dean of students at Wilton High School in Wilton, Conn. She is also currently pursuing a doctorate in health education from Columbia University. She graduted with a bachelor of science degree from Springfield College in 1979 and a master of science degree from Lesley College in 1981.
Bethany Lynn Hine, daughter of Jeffrey and Wavelyn Hine of Cheshire, graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor of arts degree in English. She was elected to Phi Beta Kappa and the Golden Key Honor Society. She played on the University of Massachusetts women's frisbee team. She plans to attend Teacher's College in Dunedin, New Zealand.
University of Connecticut
Dominic Robert Dastoli, son of Robert and Marianne Dastoli of Pittsfield, graduated with a bachelor of arts degree in communications. He was a tour guide at the Lodewick Visitor Center at the university. He will be the media director for the Cleveland Golf Tour and a freelance writer for The Bekshire Eagle, West Mass. Golf and Ocean St. Golf.
University of Connecticut School of Law
Michael Suppappola, son of Domenico and Dale Suppappola of Dalton, graduated with a juris doctor degree. At school he was the editor in chief of the Connecticut Public Interest Law Journal. He received an honors certificate for intellectual property. He received a bachelor of arts degree in journalism from the University of Massachusetts in 2002.
University of Connecticut
School of Dental Medicine
Alison Shreefter, daughter of Michael and Arlene Shreefter of Pittsfield, graduated with a dental medicine doctorate. She recieved a bachelor of arts degre in biology from Brandeis University in 2001. She is doing a general practice residency in Cleveland, Ohio.
Peter D. Wiechecki, son of David and Glenda Wiechecki of Pittsfield, graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor of science in chemical engineering. He made dean's list all eight semesters. At school he was on the varsity lightweight rowing team and in the Cornell 400 Club. He plans to work with the design and operation of pharmaceutical plants for the ACS Corporation in West Point, Pa.
Ryan F. Dignard, son of Sandra and Frank Dignard of Lee, graduated with a bachelor of arts degree in criminal justice. He graduated from Lee High School in 2001.
Erin E. Wiaten, daughter of Katie and Steve Waiter of Pittsfield, graduated as a communications major and a computer science minor. She graduated with honors and was inducted into the National Lambda Pi Eta Honor Society. She graduated from Pittsfield High Schol in 2001 and plans on working in the Boston area.
Kelly Grogan, daughter of Patrick and Claire Grogan of North Adams, graduated with a bachelor of arts degree in environmental studies and a bachelor of arts degree in economics. She graduated summa cum laude and was inducted into the Phi Beta Kappa honor society. She studied in Mozambique, Swaziland, South Africa and Namibia, Africa. She plans to begin a doctorate program in agriculture and resource economics at the University of California in the fall.
John H. Mercer, of Sheffield, graduated with an associate's degree in carpentry and building trades.
Giovanna Marie McClenachan, daughter of Vanda Monzo of North Adams and Blake McClenachan of Stamford, Vt., graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor of science degree in environmental science. She was awarded research symposium recognition at graduation. She graduated from Mount Greylock Regional High School in 2001.
Richard Reed, son of Alice Reed of Lenox and the late Richard Reed, graduated with a doctorate of practical theology in biblical counseling. He received his bachelor of science degree from Lancaster Bible College and his master's degree from Trinity Theological Seminary. He is the chaplain at Springfield Rescue Mission in Springfield.
East Carolina University
Brandon R. Noyes, son of Ray and Lisa Noyes of Dalton, graduated with a master's degree in sports medicine. He graduated from Wahconah Regional High School in 1999 and received a bachelor's degree in science from Greensboro College in 2003. He plans to be an athletic trainer at the university level.
Terrence Reagan, son of John and Linda Reagan of Pittsfield, graduated with a bachelor of arts in sociology. He was awarded membership in Who's Who in American Colleges and Universities. He graduated from Pittsfield High School in 1997.
Peter J. Mendel, son of Allen and Suzanne Mendel of Adams, graduated with a bachelor's degree in sports management. He was a school tour guide, played men's soccer, was an orientation leader, an admissions assistant and an open house coordinator. He graduated from Hoosac Valley High School in 2001 and plans on attending graduate school at Salem State College where he was appointed the men's assistant soccer coach.
Evergreen State College
Jeramy Vallianos, son of Evelyn and Peter Vallianos of Monterey, graduated with a bachelor of arts degree in December. At school he did photography, music and Indonesian Gamelan. He also took part in the Chimera Theatre Project and worked with environmental education at a local elementary school.