Graduates

Connecticut College

NEW LONDON — Emma Gawronski of Beacon Falls was awarded a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology and art from Connecticut College on May 20.

Quinnipiac University

HAMDEN — Local students graduated from Quinnipiac University on May 19 and May 20.

Beacon Falls: Alexandra Meyers received a Bachelor of Science in marketing.

Naugatuck: Brian Kurutan received a Bachelor of Arts in criminal justice; Eguono Onakpoma received a Bachelor of Science in health science studies; Alexander Rinaldi received a Bachelor of Arts in history; Jamie SaintPaul received a Bachelor of Arts in legal studies.

Prospect: Patrick Conway received a Bachelor of Science in biomedical sciences and microbiology; Ayah Galal received Bachelor of Arts degrees in journalism and political science.

Western Governors University

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah — Kristopher Overcash of Beacon Falls and Katie Normandin of Naugatuck recently received their degree from Western Governors University.

Overcash received a Master of Arts in science education. Normandin received a Bachelor of Science in nursing.

Purchase College, SUNY

PURCHASE, N.Y. — Catherine Pelkey of Beacon Falls graduated Magna Cum Laude from Purchase College with a Bachelor of Arts in theatre and performance on May 18.

University of Rhode Island

KINGSTON, R.I. — Local students graduated from the University of Rhode Island on May 19 and May 20.

Kaitlyn Gutmann of Beacon Falls received a Bachelor of Science in cell and molecular biology Magna Cum Laude. Jennifer Faye Henry of Naugatuck received a Bachelor of Science in nursing. Heather Refalo of Naugatuck received a Bachelor of Science in nursing. Leanna Steinfeld of Prospect received a Bachelor of Science in nursing.

Southern Connecticut State University

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

Beacon Falls: Benjamin Allen, James Barrett, Alexander Bloomingdale, Eileen Grant, Alyssa Korzon, Alexa Orloski, Ashlee Plourde, Casey Stevens, Jennifer Swingle, Christopher Wisniewski, Jennifer Wolff, Alan-Michael Ziegler.

Naugatuck: Bianca Antrum, Samantha Araujo, Jessica Barbour, Caitlin Bunegru, Brigid Cleary, Jacee Cotto, Kaitlin Dobi, Timothy Fleck, Elena Gordon, Ryne Griesenauer, Brandon Halbert, Kenneth Hollie, Heather Jameson, Eleanor Jimenez-Franck, Melissa Kirschbaum, Wilson Lima, Nicole Maccaroni, Marco Malak, Shana Marques, Matthew McFarland, Mark McMahon, Carleen Moody, Bahar Musa, Kimberly O’Brien, Carli Pelliccia, Nikole Rudenko, Rachel Stumpo, Angela Swirski, Kurtis Szczesiul.

Prospect: Alea Caruso, Samantha Doheny, Alyssa Esteves, Avery Gartman, Rachel Gilbertie, Allen Hossin, Kristine Knipstein, Alyssa Lotto, Brian Pagoni, Jacqueline Petracca, Skye Rankin, Kyle Richard, Emily Rioux, Steven Rodriguez, Megan Wester.

Western New England University

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. — Iman Farimani, of Naugatuck, graduated with a Juris Doctor from Western New England University on May 20.

University of Connecticut

STORRS — Local students graduated from the University of Connecticut in December 2017 and May.

Beacon Falls: Jake Armand Boncal, Bachelor of Science in computer science and engineering; Jenna Boncal received an Associate of Applied Science in animal science; Jamie Lee Knapik, Bachelor of Science in animal science; Everett Miner, Bachelor of Arts in communication. Ollie A. Monti, Bachelor of Arts in psychological sciences; Jenna Rae Ryan Bachelor of Arts in human development and family studies Anthony Paul Scirpo Jr., Bachelor of Science in chemical engineering; Alexis Katrina Tomarelli, Bachelor of Science in nursing; Menger Zheng, Bachelor of Science in nutritional sciences; Ryan McVeigh received a Bachelor of Science in business.

Naugatuck: Mahlik Q. Barnhill, Bachelor of Science in molecular and cell biology; Kathryn Anne Bottinick, Bachelor of Science in nursing; Kyle Joseph Bruneau, Bachelor of Science in athletic training; Brittany Alexandra Carr, Bachelor of Arts in political science; Sydney Alexandra Cotto, Bachelor of Science individualized; John Robert Dean Bachelor of Arts in mathematics/actuarial science; Jonathan Suntisook Detoudom, Bachelor of Science in civil engineering; Emily Ann Fanzutti, Bachelor of Arts in communication; John Mark Gjelaj, Bachelor of Arts in political science; Ajay Venkata Guntupalli, Bachelor of Arts in mathematics-actuarial-finance; Brittnee Emerald Hanson, Bachelor of Arts in psychological sciences; Lewis Allan Hassenfeldt Jr., Bachelor of Science and management and engineering for manufacturing; Janell Jaseline Luevano, Bachelor of Arts in psychological sciences; Michaela Rose Matos, Bachelor of Science in mathematics; Amanda Christine Murphy, Bachelor of Science in marketing;  Oghenenyerovwo Faith Okifo                , Bachelor of Science in physiology and neurobiology; Michaela Leigh Pruchnicki, Bachelor of Science in exercise science; Roberto Emanuel Rodriguez, Bachelor of Arts in human development and family studies;  Austin Ryan Stewart, Bachelor of Arts in psychological sciences; Stephen Thulin, Bachelor of Science in finance; Krisanna Valencia, Bachelor of Arts in psychological sciences; Nicole Elizabeth Wierzbicki, Bachelor of Science in nursing; Travis Wyant, Bachelor of Science in financial management.

Prospect: Audra Elise Blewitt, Bachelor of Arts in speech, language and hearing science; Daniel Joseph Conti, Bachelor of Science in marketing; Karina Jailene Cruz, Bachelor of Science in nursing; Carly Alexandra Giusto, Bachelor of Science in allied health sciences; Daniel John Johnson, Bachelor of Arts in English; Andrea Lee Piccolo, Bachelor of Science in allied health sciences; Emily Ann Polito in Bachelor of Science in nursing; Alison Brooke Reilly, Bachelor of Science in health care management; Caitlyn Marie Sousa, Bachelor of Science in nursing.

Springfield College

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. — Local students graduated from Springfield College in the spring.

Giselle Sanchez of Naugatuck earned a Bachelor of Science in human services. Alicia Thiede of Naugatuck earned a Master of Social Work in social work. Richard Plasky of Naugatuck earned a Bachelor of Science in sport management.

Simmons College

BOSTON — Lindsay Boland of Beacon Falls and Barbara Rymer of Prospect recently earned degrees from Simmons College.

Boland earned a Master of Science in nutrition and certificate in sports nutrition. Rymer earned a Master of Science in nursing.

Boston University

BOSTON — Naugatuck residents Katarina Gullotta, Ashley Burkman and Edesiri Igbuya, and Nathan Gervickas of Prospect graduated from Boston University in May 2018.

Gullotta received a Bachelor of Science in biomedical engineering. Burkman received a Bachelor of Science in human physiology. Igbuya received a Bachelor of Arts in biology. Gervickas received a Bachelor of Arts in mathematics and economics, and a Master of Arts in mathematics.

Norwich University

NORTHFIELD, Vt. — Alan Drew Katrenya Jr. of Beacon Falls received a Bachelor of Science cum laude in electrical and computer engineering from Norwich University on May 12.

Roger Williams University

BRISTOL, R.I. — Rachael Cavallaro and Thomas Guerrette, both of Prospect, graduated from Roger Williams University in May.

Cavallaro graduated cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in creative writing. Guerrette graduated with a bachelor’s degree in communication and media studies.

American International College

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. — Kelly Koslosky and Michael Stokes, both of Naugatuck, graduated from American International College in May.

Koslosky received a Bachelor of Science in human biology. Stokes received a Doctor of Education in professional counseling and supervision.

Coastal Carolina University

CONWAY, S.C. — Christopher Slavin of Prospect graduated from Coastal Carolina University in May with a Bachelor of Science in exercise and sport science.

Becker College

WORCESTER, Mass. — Samantha Lee of Prospect and Kyle Rosa of Prospect graduated from Becker College on May 5.

Lee graduated Magna Com Laude with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in exercise science; health and fitness. Rosa graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in interactive media design.

Gettysburg College

GETTYSBURG, Pa. — Jacob Ecke of Prospect and Emma Korowotny of Naugatuck graduated from Gettysburg College on May 20.

Assumption College

WORCESTER, Mass. — Hannah Deegan of Beacon Falls and Ethen Mester of Naugatuck graduated from Assumption College on May 13.

Marist College

POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. — Local residents graduated from Marist College the weekend of May 18.

Michael Conway of Prospect received a Bachelor of Arts degree in communication. Giovanni Gonzalez of Naugatuck received a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science. Carly Krisavage of Prospect received a Master of Science degree in physicians assistant studies.

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

WORCESTER, Mass. — Nicholas Hernandez of Naugatuck graduated from the Worcester Polytechnic Institute May 12 with a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering with distinction.

University of Scranton

SCRANTON, Pa. — Patrice Kenyatta Boyce of Naugatuck graduated from the University of Scranton on May 26 with a Master of Health Administration degree in health administration.

University of New Hampshire

DURHAM, N.H. — Kimberly Grove of Prospect and Rachelle McKeown of Naugatuck graduated from the University of New Hampshire in May.

Grove graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science. McKeown graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English. Students who received the honor of summa cum laude graduated with a GPA of 3.85 to 4.

Chase Collegiate School

WATERBURY — Griffin Puc of Naugatuck graduated from Chase Collegiate School on June 8.

Salve Regina University 

NEWPORT, R.I. — Local students graduated from Salve Regina University on May 20.

Hannah Reis of Beacon Falls was awarded a Bachelor of Science in nursing. Rachel Starkey of Beacon Falls was awarded a Bachelor of Science in nursing. Charleson Pernell of Naugatuck was awarded a Bachelor of Arts in global studies. Katherine Blair of Prospect was awarded a Bachelor of Science in social work cum laude.

Quinnipiac University

HAMDEN — Local students graduated from Quinnipiac University on May 12.

Stephanie Polukort of Naugatuck received a Master of Health Science in medical laboratory sciences. Ronald Ardito of Prospect received a Master of Health Science in medical laboratory sciences. Laura Conway of Prospect received a Doctor of Nursing Practice.

Western Connecticut State University

DANBURY — The following local students graduated from Western Connecticut State University on May 20:

Beacon Falls: Tara Shingola, MS school counseling.

Naugatuck: Niall Crowe, MS school counseling; Matthew Ian Zahornasky, BBA management; Alana E. Branch, BA professional writing; Jessica Marie Butler, BS nursing; Stefanie Cervero, BA social work; Olivia Flora Conforti, BS music education; Amy Kathleen Dietz, BA biology; Denesha D. Gordon, BS justice and law administration; Jeffrey C. Hensley, BS justice and law administration; Jonathan Daniel Joseph, BA psychology; Nicole Kranz, BS nursing; Anthony Alves Luis, BS health promotion studies; Alexandria Shae Molligi, BA social work; Dominique M. Torok, BA social work; Brunella Alexandra Trotta, BA psychology.

Prospect: Tyla Johnson, BA psychology.

Fairfield University

FAIRFIELD — Naugatuck residents Katrina Hicks, Travis Markey, Julia Murray and Sergio Steele graduated from Fairfield University on May 20.

Eastern Connecticut State University

WILLIMANTIC — Rebecca Witkoski and Jill Monck, both of Naugatuck, graduated from Eastern Connecticut State University on May 15.

Witkoski graduated with a Bachelor of Science in sport and leisure management. Monck graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in early childhood education and psychology.

University of New Haven

WEST HAVEN — Local students graduated from the University of New Haven in May.

Beacon Falls: Rayanne Burns graduated with a Bachelor of Science in criminal justice with a concentration in forensic psychology. Kori Hames graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in psychology. Thomas Socha graduated with a Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering. Frank Atanacio graduated with a Master of Science in criminal justice with a concentration in forensic psychology.

Naugatuck: Shannon Owens graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in music and sound recording.  Richard Zbras graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in music. Elena Anderson graduated with a Master of Science in criminal justice with a concentration in forensic psychology. Vincent Goffredo graduated with a Master of Science in criminal justice with a concentration in white collar crime investigations. Elegues Haylett graduated with a Master of Science in criminal justice with a concentration in forensic psychology.

Prospect: Kalene Beeman graduated with a Bachelor of Science in biology with a concentration in premedical. Mallory Naylor graduated with a Bachelor of Science in criminal justice with a concentration in investigative services. Tina Miller graduated with a Master of Science in human nutrition. Vicki Savarese graduated with a Master of Science in healthcare administration.