Graduates

Becker College

WORCESTER, Mass. — Naugatuck residents Justin Berghauser and Craig Nelson graduated at from Becker College on May 14.

Southern Connecticut State University

NEW HAVEN — The following local students graduated in the spring from Southern Connecticut State University:

Beacon Falls: Jeffrey Clack, Joseph Conte, Christopher Giaquinto, Heather Laitenberger, Amber Maslar, Caitlin Schwind, Samantha Schwind, Katelyn Trauger.

Naugatuck: Lisa Adams, Janice Barrett, Melissa Bruhn, Hunter Burroughs, Kristen Cuzzi, Mary Dietz, Diana Donovan, Rebecca Dube, Kathryn Greasley, Kelly Hayden, Zahidul Islam, Amanda Lumley, Michelle Medeiros, Lauren Rau, Rosaria Roccuzzo, Elizabete Soares, Amanda Sousa.

Prospect: Egzon Dauti, Corynn Gruszka, Nikia Halim, Rose Kay, William Nobitz, Danielle Violette-White, Stewart Wilson.

Norwich University

NORTHFIELD, Vt. — Stuart Thompson, of Naugatuck, received a Bachelor of Arts in criminal justice from Norwich University on May 14.

Misericordia University

DALLAS, Pa. — Patrick O’Dell, of Beacon Falls, graduated from Misericordia University in May 2016 with a B.S. in health care management and minor in ethics.

Keene State College
KEENE, N.H. — Eric Dietz, of Prospect, graduated May 7 from Keene State College with a BS in safety & occupational health applied sciences.

Eastern Connecticut State University
WILLIMANTIC—The following local students graduated from Eastern Connecticut State University May 17:
Jacee Cotto, of Naugatuck, graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in early childhood education and psychology.
Mae Ehrnfelt, of Naugatuck, CT, graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree in women’s and gender studies. Ehrnfelt also received a Bachelor of Arts in English.
David Hardy, of Prospect, graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in sport and leisure management.
Yollaine Kaja, of Naugatuck, graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in biology.
Amanda Santoro, of Prospect, graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in sociology.
Michelle Scinto, of Naugatuck, graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in elementary education and English.
Michael Segala, of Prospect, graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in biology.

Salve Regina University
NEWPORT, R.I. — The following local students graduated from Salve Regina University May 15:
Joseph Santa Maria, of Naugatuck, graduated with a bachelor of science in Nursing.
Syeda Sultana, of Naugatuck, graduated with a bachelor of science in biology.
Desiree Peterson, of Naugatuck, graduated with a bachelor of arts in administration of justice Summa Cum Laude.
Connor Chura, of Prospect, graduated with a bachelor of science in nursing.

King’s College
WILKES-BARRE, Pa. — Gregory Doms, of Naugatuck, graduated from King’s College on May 22 with a degree in psychology.

Western Connecticut State University
DANBURY — The following local students were conferred degrees from Western Connecticut State University on May 22:
Beacon Falls: Angelo J. Arena, (BA history), William Tyler Alfiere, (BS justice and law administration), Ryan Angeloszek (BBA marketing).
Naugatuck: Dennis Bergeron (BS justice and law administration), Aaroshi R. Chokshi (BBA management), James Edward Collins (BA communication), Ryan Fletcher (BBA accounting) Victor Lavoura (BBA finance) Jessica M. Levay (BA social work), Rafaela Manprin Marinho (BS justice and law administration), Johnnie Medina (BS justice and law administration), Kassie Leora Merancy (BS justice and law administration), Johnna Ann Mislow (BS nursing), Nara Paula Oliveira (BS nursing), Pollyanna De Jesus Paiva-Silva (BBA management), Sherie Pujols (BBA management), Monica Nadine Richard (BS secondary education), Daniel Sigetti (BBA management information security), Melissa A. Verrilli (BS justice and law administration), Lindsay Wayman (MS nursing), Cortney Anne Yenkelun (BS justice and law administration).
Prospect: Monica Christine Del Buono (BA psychology), Robin Murdock (MS nursing), Heather Podzunas (BS nursing) Helen A. Satkunas (BS nursing), Dita Zekiri (BBA finance).

Lasell College
NEWTON, Mass. — Brendan Heller, of Naugatuck, and Samantha Solomon, of Beacon Falls, graduated from Lasell College in May.
Heller graduated with a CER degree in sport leadership. Solomon graduated with a BA degree in graphic design.

Muhlenberg College
ALLENTOWN, Pa. — Ashley Riley, of Prospect, graduated from Muhlenberg College May 22 with a degree in biology.

University of New Hampshire
DURHAM, N.H. — Prospect residents Emily Matott, Karlyn Greene and Kathleen Gorman graduated from the University of New Hampshire May 21.
Matott earned a BS in occupational therapy Magna Cum Laude.
Greene earned a BA in psychology.
Gorman earned a BS in sustainable agriculture and food systems.

Mount Ida College
NEWTON, Mass. — Isabelle Moody, of Naugatuck, and Ashley Ventimiglia, of Beacon Falls, graduated from Mount Ida College on May 16.
Moody graduated Cum Laude with the Bachelor of Science degree in veterinary technology.
Ventimiglia graduated with the Bachelor of Science degree in veterinary technology.

Springfield College
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. — The following local students graduated from Springfield College:
Kelly Diurno, of Beacon Falls, earned a Bachelor’s of Science degree in business management.
Gregory Neal, of Naugatuck, earned a Bachelor’s of Science degree in human services.
Elizabeth Patrick, of Prospect, earned a Master’s of Education degree in psychology.
Jacob Simons, of Naugatuck, earned a Bachelor’s of Science degree in sports biology.

Boston College
CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. — Sean Kim, of Naugatuck, graduated from Boston College May 23 with a Bachelor of Science degrees in finance and information systems.

Worcester Polytechnic Institute
WORCESTER, Mass. — Margaret Battisti, of Naugatuck, graduated May 12 from Worcester Polytechnic Institute with a Master of Science degree in mechanical engineering.

Manhattan College
RIVERDALE, N.Y. — Charles Borer, of Prospect, graduated from Manhattan College May 22 with a B.S. in exercise science.

Boston University
BOSTON — Naugatuck residents Sara Maldonado and Lauren Powers were awarded academic degrees from Boston University in May.
Maldonado earned a Juris Doctor in Law. Powers earned a Master of Social Work in social work.

Kent State University
KENT, Ohio — Christopher Orloske, of Naugatuck, graduated from Kent State University with a Master of Music from the College of the Arts.

University of Connecticut
STORRS — The following local students graduated from the University of Connecticut in December and May:
Beacon Falls: Christopher Bailey, Bachelor of Science in business data analytics; Adam Baz, Bachelor of Science in chemical engineering and chemistry; Jacob Daddio, Bachelor of Science in business data analytics; Risa Kiernan, Bachelor of Science in physiology and neurobiology psychology; Seth Stevens, Bachelor of Science in civil engineering; Cory Walker, Bachelor of Science in ecology and evolutionary biology; Jessica Zaccagnini, Bachelor of Arts in English.
Naugatuck: Yayla Lopez, Bachelor of Arts in psychology; Natalie Adomaitis, Bachelor of General Studies in general studies; Yana Astapchenia, Bachelor of Science in financial management; Dominika Bajguz, Bachelor of Science in molecular and cell biology; Gabrielle Bostwick, Bachelor of Arts in psychological sciences; Kathryn Bottinick, Bachelor of Science in allied health sciences; Jessica Buckley, Bachelor of Science in allied health sciences; Kaitlin Carter, Bachelor of Science in exercise science Kaitlyn Dana, Doctor of Pharmacy; Martin DeJesus, Bachelor of Arts in communication; Abrar Gadoush, Bachelor of Science in business data analytics; Farah Gazi, Bachelor of Science in physiology and neurobiology; Hani Hamid, Bachelor of Science in molecular and cell biology; Paul Harper, Bachelor of Science in accounting; Miranda Jang, Bachelor of Arts in psychological sciences; Andrea Jimenez, Bachelor of Science in financial management; Jonathan Jimmy, Bachelor of Science in allied health sciences; Nolan Kinne, Bachelor of Science in Engineering in chemical engineering; Luis Lavoura, Bachelor of Science in biological sciences; Kenneth Looby, Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering; Alexa Marucci, Bachelor of Arts in communication; Samantha Medrek, Bachelor of Science in special education; Amanda Miller, Bachelor of Science in nursing; Oghenefejiro Okifo, Bachelor of Science in biological sciences; Garrett Piccirillo, Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering; Alexa Ramos, Bachelor of Science in management; Danielle Rodgers, Bachelor of Science in accounting; Aquitania Romero, Bachelor of General Studies in general studies; Ashley Santaite, Bachelor of Arts in psychological sciences; Zachary Simko, Bachelor of Arts in psychological sciences; Janette Steward, Bachelor of General Studies in general studies; Colton Wagner, Bachelor of Science in allied health sciences; Robin Watters, Bachelor of Science in business data analytics; Zachary Williams, Bachelor of Arts in communication.
Prospect: Dayna Chucta, Bachelor of Arts in political science; Rachael Clark, Bachelor of Science in business data analytics; Colin Devaney, Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering; Daniel Giacomazzi, Bachelor of Science in business data analytics; Ronald Jennings, Bachelor of Science in accounting and Spanish; Carolyn Luddy, Bachelor of Fine Arts in general program in art; Michael McGeever, Bachelor of Science in materials science and engineering mathematics; Mary Mulrooney, Bachelor of Science in pharmacy studies; Christian Pinho, Bachelor of Science in computer science and engineering mathematics; Corey Schumacher, Bachelor of Science accounting; Alexander Smith, Bachelor of Arts in history and political science; Caitlyn Sousa, Bachelor of Arts in psychological sciences.

College of the Holy Cross
WORCESTER, Mass. — Jessica Lauren Cormier, of Beacon Falls, received a Bachelor of Arts degree, magna cum laude, from the College of the Holy Cross on May 27.

Simmons College
BOSTON — Sehar Khalid, of Beacon Falls, and Isabella Verrilli, of Naugatuck, graduated from Simmons College in May.
Khalid earned a Bachelor of Science from the College of Arts and Sciences. Verrilli earned a B.S. in Business Administration from the School of Management.

Chase Collegiate School
WATERBURY — Naugatuck residents Madison Jensen, Julia Williams and Timothy Healey, and Ethan Harvey, of Beacon Falls, graduated from Chase Collegiate School June 10.

Trinity College
HARTFORD — Cristina Pretto, of Prospect, graduated from Trinity College May 22 with a B.A. in English.

Western Governors University

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah — Carrie Cotto, of Beacon Falls, and Kathleen Csengo, of Naugatuck, graduated from Western Governors University on July 16.

Cotto received a Bachelor of Science in nursing. Csengo received a Bachelor of Science in accounting.

University of Rhode Island

KINGSTON, R.I. — Kaitlyn Hayes, of Naugatuck, and Taylor Cummings, of Prospect, graduated from the University of Rhode Island in May.

Hayes graduated Summa Cum Laude a Bachelor of Arts in journalism, writing and rhetoric, gender and women’s studies. Cummings received a Bachelor of Science in nursing.

Bismarck State College

BISMARCK, N.D. — Katherine Xagi, of Prospect, graduated from Bismarck State College in summer 2016 with an Associate in Applied Science in electric power technology.