Campus Notes: Berkshire County students earn academic honors

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William Sondrini of Dalton, son of Mary Ellen Ropelewski, also of Dalton, and Neal Sondrini of New Ashford, has been named to the fall 2015 semester dean's list at Westfield State University. A sophomore majoring in business management, he received a 3.94 grade point average and is a member of the Lambda Sigma National Honor Society.

Jacob Edelman of Monterey, son of Carol and Jim Edelman, has been named to the fall 2015 dean's list at Brandeis University in Waltham. Students must earn at least a 3.5 grade point average in order to qualify for this recognition.

Edelman, who is a sophomore, is president of the Brandeis College Quiz Bowl team, features editor of the Hoot student newspaper, and vice president of the Brandeis Democrats.

Boston University has named the following students to its dean's list for the spring 2015 semester.

• Alexandra C. Delano of Clarksburg.

• Eileen A. Dooley of Lee.

• John R. Malinowski of Richmond.

• Arielle N. Sebestyen of Lenox.

• Susanna Yudkin of Stockbridge.

Each school and college at Boston University has their own criterion for the dean's list, but students generally must attain a 3.5 grade point average (on a 4.0 scale), or be in the top 30 percent of their class.

Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Services University in Boston has announced the students who have been named to the dean's list for the spring 2015 semester:

• Matthew Rodowicz, a native of Cheshire, is pursuing a doctor of pharmacy degree. He will graduate in 2016.

• Katelyn Foster, a native of Hinsdale, is pursuing a doctor of pharmacy degree. She will graduate in 2016.

• Laura Shin, a native of Pittsfield, is pursuing a doctor of pharmacy degree. She will graduate in 2016.

The dean's list requires a grade point average of 3.5 or higher for the academic term.

Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Va., has named the following students to the dean's list for the spring 2015 semester:

• Quinton C. Cookis of Pittsfield is majoring in history in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences.

• Andrew J. George of Pittsfield is a political science major in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences.

Dean's list requires a 3.4 grade point average during the semester.

Curry College in Milton has named the following students to the dean's list for the spring 2015 semester.

• Kate Hopper of Dalton.

• Kendal Frye of New Ashford.

• Micaela Biagini of Peru.

To qualify for the dean's list, students must earn a 3.30 grade point average.

Peter M. Vahle, son of Francis J. Vahle and Tabitha H. Pickett-Vahle of Lenox, has been awarded dean's list honors at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., for the spring 2015 semester.

Dean's list honors requires a grade point average of 3.65 or higher.

Vahle completed his junior year with a spring semester study abroad in Madrid, Spain.

Emily Martin, daughter of Bill and Lisa Martin of Richmond, has been named to the dean's list at College of the Holy Cross in Worcester for both the fall 2014 and spring 2015 semesters.

Brianna M. Amidon of Pittsfield has been named to the dean's honor roll at Wichita (Kan.) State University for the spring 2015 semester.

To be included on the dean's honor roll, a student must earn at least a 3.5 grade point average on a 4.0 scale.

Alyssa O'Brien of Lenox was placed on the dean's list for the spring 2015 semester at Wheelock College in Boston. She is majoring in elementary education.

Dean's list requires a minimum semester grade-point average of 3.8.

Matthew Renzi of Pittsfield qualified for the spring 2015 dean's list at Babson College in Babson Park. Renzi is a student in the Class of 2017.

Randy Purdy of Housatonic has been named to the University at Albany dean's list of distinguished students for the spring 2015 semester.

Danielle Goewey of Sheffield has been named to the spring 2015 dean's list at the University of Massachusetts Boston.


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