Berkshire County: Area residents awarded college degrees


Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

Albany, N.Y.

Ryan C. Naylor of Pittsfield, son of Suzette Naylor of 22 Essex St., Pittsfield, and the late Ross Naylor of Winchendon, graduated May 17 with a doctor of pharmacy degree.

LeMoyne College

Syracuse, N.Y.

Andrew Richard Murphy, son of Maneera and Shaun Murphy of Pittsfield, was awarded a bachelor of arts degree cum laude on May 18. Murphy was also named to the dean's list for both the fall 2013 and spring 2014 semesters.

Massachusetts College of Art and Design


Christopher Young of Housatonic graduated May 23 with a bachelor of fine arts degree in illustration. Medical University of South Carolina

Charleston, S.C.

Christine D. Hollingworth of North Charleston, S.C., daughter of Jean and Walter Hollingworth of 69 Brunell Ave., Lenox, graduated May 16 with a doctor of physical therapy degree from the College of Health Professions.

Hollingworth plans to stay in Charleston where she would like to practice physical therapy with veterans and children.

She graduated from Bay Path College in Longmeadow in 2010 with a bachelor of science degree cum laude and from Lenox Memorial High School in 2006 where she was a member of the National Honor Society.

Providence College

Providence, R.I.

M. Sophia Romeu of Lenox, graduated magna cum laude on May 18 with a bachelor's degree.

Romeu, a humanities major, received the Director's Award for the student who exemplifies general excellence in the humanities.

While at Providence College, she was a member of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars, Student Congress, Senior Giving Committee, board of Multi-cultural Student Activities, and the peer mentoring program.

This summer, she is serving as an assistant for development of special events at Tanglewood (part of Boston Symphony Orchestra).

University of Rhode Island

Kingston, R.I.

Briell M. Dzierga, daughter of Rosey and Steve Dzierga of Adams, graduated summa cum laude on May 18 with a bachelor of science degree in pre-veterinarian science and a minor in biology. She was valedictorian of her class. Dzierga has accepted the position at the college of Ohio State University to pursue a degree veterinarian medicine.


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