Graduates

Eastern Connecticut State University

WILLIMANTIC — Local students graduated from Eastern Connecticut State University May 21.

Aireaus Atkinson of Naugatuck graduated with a Bachelor of General Studies degree in business administration. Connor Hill of Naugatuck graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in physical education. Jolee Iannantuoni of Prospect graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English. Kaitlyn Melninkaitis of Prospect graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and a Bachelor of Science degree in elementary education. Brianna Prentice of Naugatuck graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree in women’s and gender studies.

Campbellsville University

CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. — Harshilkumar Chandrakantbhai Patel of Naugatuck graduated from Campbellsville University in May with Master of Science in information technology management.

Emerson College

BOSTON — Drew Chura of Prospect graduated from Emerson College with bachelor’s degree in media arts production May 12.

Gettysburg College

GETTYSBURG, Pa. — Wynter Tremlett of Naugatuck graduated from Gettysburg College on May 19 with a BA degree.

Clarkson University

POTSDAM, N.Y. — Joshua Anthony Ferrer of Naugatuck received a Bachelor of Science degree with distinction in physics from Clarkson University in May.

University of New Hampshire

DURHAM, N.H. — Naugatuck residents Erica Spino, Molly Henion and Jacob Gingold graduated from the University of New Hampshire in May.

Spino graduated Cum Laude with a BA degree in psychology. Henion graduated Magna Cum Laude with a BS degree in equine industry management. Gingold graduated Magna Cum Laude with a BA degree in English.

Students who received the honor of magna cum laude graduated with a grade-point average of 3.65-3.84, and students who received the honor of cum laude graduated with a grade-point average of 3.5-3.64.

University of Scranton

SCRANTON, Pa. — Patrick B. O’Dell of Beacon Falls graduated May 25 from the University of Scranton with a Master of Health Administration degree in health administration.

Assumption College

WORCESTER, Mass. — Prospect residents Levi Fancher and Katelynn Rosa graduated from Assumption College May 12.

Quinnipiac University

HAMDEN — The following students received degrees from Quinnipiac University during ceremonies held in May.

Beacon Falls: Stephanie Amato, Bachelor of Science in health science studies.

Naugatuck: Grant Hale, Bachelor of Business Administration in business administration. Emilia Jagura, Master of Health Science in medical laboratory sciences. Lupa Latif, Master of Science in molecular and cell biology. Sean McVeigh, Bachelor of Arts in psychology. Kelly Provenzano, Master of Science in molecular and cell biology. Alexander Rinaldi, Master of Arts in teaching. Lyndsey Thompson, Doctor of Physical Therapy. Parker Wade, Bachelor of Science in accounting.

Prospect: Steven Bainer, Master of Science in teacher leadership. Jenica Bartlett, Bachelor of Science in management. Rebecca Bock, Bachelor of Science in nursing. Rhonda Cerritelli, Master of Business Administration. Dayna Chucta, Juris Doctor. Patrick Conway, Master of Health Science in biomedical sciences. Tina Mills, Bachelor of Business Administration in business administration. Jason Rodrigues, Bachelor of Science in marketing. Katherine Santoro, Master of Health Science in cardiovascular perfusion.

American International College

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. — Naugatuck residents Jessica Buckley, Joshua Aviles and Taylor Campos received degrees from American International College in May.

Buckley received a doctoral degree in physical therapy. Aviles received a bachelor’s degree in sports and recreation management. Campos received a bachelor’s degree in nursing.

Lehigh University

BETHLEHEM, Pa. — Kevin Zhang of Naugatuck graduated with a Bachelor of Science in biology degree with honors from Lehigh University in May.

Oregon State University

CORVALLIS, Ore. — Renee Kunz of Beacon Falls graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in German from Oregon State University on June 15.

University of the Sciences

PHILADELPHIA, Pa. — Isaac Hutchinson of Naugatuck and Kelly Lynch of Prospect graduated from University of the Sciences May 22.

Hutchinson graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in pharmaceutical sciences. Lynch graduated with a Master of Occupational Therapy degree.

Boston University

BOSTON — Brandon R. Hayse of Prospect graduated from Boston University in May 2019 with a Doctor of Medicine in Medicine, Cum Laude.

Norwich University

NORTHFIELD, Vt. — William Ellsworth Flormann of Prospect graduated May 11 from Norwich University with a Bachelor of Science cum laude in computer security-info assurance with a minor in leadership studies and a concentration in forensics.

Drew University

MADISON, N.J. — Alina Qasim of Prospect earned a degree from Drew University at its 2019 commencement.

Becker College

WORCESTER, Mass. — Fatima Covas of Naugatuck and Breanna Mariotti of Prospect graduated from Becker College in the spring.

Covas graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology, applied behavioral analysis concentration. Mariotti graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in veterinary science, pre-veterinary concentration.

Salve Regina University

NEWPORT, R.I. — Jaimie Cormier of Beacon Falls graduated May 19 from Salve Regina University with a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing.

Wheaton College

NORTON, Mass. — Ryan Corbo of Naugatuck graduated from Wheaton College May 18 with a Bachelor of Arts in business and management and economics.

Springfield College

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

Rebecca Hale of Beacon Falls earned a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in health science. Lauren Burns of Naugatuck earned a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in movement and sport studies from. Tamara Bonilla of Prospect earned a Master’s of Social Work Degree in social work.

Emmanuel College

BOSTON — Katherine Drewry of Prospect graduated from Emmanuel College May 11 with a Bachelor of Arts in American studies with a concentration in cultural studies. Drewry graduated cum laude.

University of New Haven

WEST HAVEN — The following local students received degrees from the University of New Haven in May.

Beacon Falls: Karissa Wilkinson, a Bachelor of Arts in global studies and a Bachelor of Arts in political science.

Naugatuck: Stephanie Chandler, a Master of Science in criminal justice with a concentration in victimology. Marissa Conklin, a Bachelor of Science in criminal justice with a concentration in forensic psychology. Kassie Defala, a Bachelor of Arts in political science and a Bachelor of Science in legal studies with a concentration in public affairs. Colin Leary, a Bachelor of Science in criminal justice with a concentration in investigative services. Melissa Millette, a Bachelor of Science in accounting. Nicole Pensyl, a Bachelor of Arts in psychology with a concentration in community clinical. Justin Wagner, a Bachelor of Science in national security studies. Jessica Wilton, a Bachelor of Science in accounting.

Prospect: Nicholas Boccuzzi III, a Master of Arts in industrial/organizational psychology with a concentration in organizational development and consultation. Michaela Bozzuto, a Bachelor of Science in criminal justice with a concentration in investigative services. Matthew Diblanda, a Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering. Michael Torselli, a Master of Science in environmental science with a concentration in environmental ecology.

University of Connecticut

STORRS — The following local students received degrees from the University of Connecticut in December 2018 and May 2019.

Beacon Falls: Kirk Chamenko, a Master of Science in accounting. Stephen Daniel Galullo, a Bachelor of Science in business data analytics. Lauren Gannon, Master of Science in psychological sciences and a Graduate Certificate in quantitative research methods. Jason Marcus Greenberg, a Master of Science in mathematics. Alexa Noelle Kiernan, a Bachelor of Arts in German and a Bachelor of Science in biomedical engineering. Marisa Leigh Macek, a Bachelor of Arts in English and a Bachelor of Science in English education. Amanda Marie Swingle, a Bachelor of Science in nursing.

Naugatuck: Sarah Ann Alegi, a Bachelor of Arts in English. Suzana Amaral, a Bachelor of Science in management and engineering for manufacturing. Russell Bartholomew Andrew III, a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering. Preston James Bogan, a Bachelor of Arts in French. Richard Brito, a Bachelor of Arts in psychological sciences. Jordan Mathew Bronko, a Bachelor of Science in allied health sciences. Kayla A. Carrelo, a Bachelor of Arts in psychological sciences. Lillian Pamela Chavez, a Bachelor of Arts in biological sciences. Michael Anthony Cocchiola III, a Bachelor of Arts in political science. Alexis Rose Coppola, a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering. Michael Costa, a Bachelor of Science in accounting. Natalie Ruela Douglass, a Master of Science in human resource management. Spencer Daniel Dreher, a Bachelor of Arts in journalism. Abdul Gadoush, a Bachelor of Science in business data analytics. Kevin Marc Galotti, a Graduate Certificate in occupational safety and health. Roisin Healy, a Bachelor of Arts in psychological sciences. Adam Ulysses Hollie, a Bachelor of Arts in psychological sciences. Andreea Ionescu, a Bachelor of Science in allied health sciences. Samira A. Islam, Bachelor of Science in chemical engineering. Alec Chohkchai Keomany, a Bachelor of Arts in mathematics/statistics. Alexus Ann Mack, a Bachelor of Science in nursing. Meilyn Patricia Madrigal Briceño, a Bachelor of Arts in biological sciences. Daniel Dinis Martins, a Bachelor of Science in business data analytics. Matthew Christopher McClain, a Bachelor of Arts in mathematics. Kevin Francis McMullen, a Doctor of Philosophy in civil engineering. Mukti Niha, a Bachelor of Science in finance. Oke Godwin Okifo, a Bachelor of Science in applied and resource economics. Jean Carlos Torremoro Orbista, a Bachelor of Science in geoscience. Patrick Neil O’Rourke, a Bachelor of Arts in economics. Paige Margaret Ouimette, a Bachelor of Science in biological sciences. Kyle Pyshna, a Bachelor of Science in molecular and cell biology. Julia Santos, a Bachelor of Arts in communication. Rakhat Shabralieva, a Bachelor of Arts in biological sciences. Manush Shah, a Bachelor of Science in biological sciences. Toni Marie Smith, a Bachelor of Science in cognitive science. Jerome Michael Smith, a Bachelor of Arts sociology. Brendan Murphy Waldron, a Bachelor of Arts in urban and community studies. Christopher Herman Yacavone, a Bachelor of Science in biological sciences.

Prospect: Patrick J. Bazan, a Bachelor of Arts in economics. Louis James Booth, a Master of Science in quantitative economics. Nathan Clarke, a Bachelor of Arts in history. Lisa Dias, a Master of Science in human resource management. Heather Jayne Eustace, a Bachelor of Science in allied health sciences. Elizabeth Adele Frenis, a Bachelor of Science in health care management. Julianne Marion Frenis a Bachelor of Arts in communication. Megan Rose Lynch, a Bachelor of Science in marketing. David Mariano, a Master of Business Administration in business administration. Katherine Mary Moody, a Master of Arts Speech in language and hearing science. Mary Mulrooney, a Doctor of Pharmacy and a Master of Business Administration in business administration. Nicholas James Rioux, a Bachelor of Science in pharmacy studies. Ryan Patrick Russell, a Doctor of Philosophy in biomedical science. Jaime Helen Vaillancourt, a Bachelor of Arts in psychological sciences. Odette Simone White Eagle, a Bachelor of Arts in Human development and family studies. Semra Zekiri, a Bachelor of Science in biological sciences.

Western Governors University

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah — Beacon Falls residents Shannon Rodorigo and Nicholas Verderame earned a degree from Western Governors University.

Rodorigo earned a Bachelor of Science in nursing. Verderame earned a Master of Business Administration.

Pratt Institute

BROOKLYN, N.Y. — Annalie Bouchard of Beacon Falls graduated from Pratt Institute on May 20. Bouchard earned highest honors and a BFA in communications design.

Rochester Institute of Technology

ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Elaine Ferretti of Beacon Falls graduated from Rochester Institute of Technology in May 2019 with a BS in business administration-management.

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

TROY, N.Y. — Jessica Patrick of Prospect graduated Magna Cum Laude from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in May with a Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry. Patrick was a member of Phi Lambda Upsilon Honorary Chemical Society.

Trinity College

HARTFORD — Joshua Corbo of Naugatuck graduated from Trinity College May 19 with a B.S. in biology and philosophy.

Roger Williams University

BRISTOL, R.I. — Kayleigh DeDomenico and Alyssa Parrella, both of Prospect, and Chelsy Luis of Naugatuck graduated from Roger Williams University in May.
DeDomenico graduated Magna Cum Laude with a B.F.A. in creative writing. Luis graduated with a B.S. in architecture. Parrella graduated with a B.S. in forensic science.

Southern Connecticut State University

NEW HAVEN — The following local students graduated from Southern Connecticut State University during the 2018-19 school year:

Beacon Falls: Nadeem Asad, Sarah Casolo, Travis DeGrandi, Michael Erlingheuser, Kaylee McClintick, Samantha Vieira.

Naugatuck: Julia Andrelczyk, Jacinya Benjamin, Latisha Brockington, Angela Buckley, Jessica Case, Lori Dube, Emily Earnshaw, Stevie Fell, Michael Frohnhoefer, Elizabeth Gargano, Kathleen Hastings, Chineka Haye, Lauren Hoponick, Jasper Geronimo Larioza, Joshua Lees, Sarah Lyons, Nina Marinaro, Elvisa Marku, Renee Marquis, Neil Mascola, Patrick McMahon, Matthew Medeiros, Chanel Morales, Tyfani Mumford, Nathan Owens, Lillian Pagan, Tiffany Ramos, Kim Reynolds, Yuliana Rizzo, Regina Roper, John Saffioti, Kyrstin Schofield, Christina Sherwood, Antonietta Siconolfi, Kathryn Staley, Angelena Taccariello, Doruntina Tanushi, Molly Walsh, Dazjavia Williams, Lisa Zvonkovic.

Prospect: Christine Angrand, Michelle Angrand, John Debiase, Caroline Ecke, Donald Emanuel III, Bailey Gartman, Madison Kloc, Jamey Langford, Alyssa Lotto, Andrew Pinho, Melanie Taraskewich, Erika Tyrrell, Kylie Vaccarelli.

Montserrat College of Art

BEVERLY, Mass. — Ashley McNulty of Naugatuck graduated from Montserrat College of Art May 17 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree with a concentration in painting. She was awarded the Painting and Drawing Merit Award.

University of Rhode Island

KINGSTON, R.I. — Local students graduated from the University of Rhode Island in May.

Lily Francesca-Georgette Fontaine of Prospect received a Bachelor of Science in communicative disorders. Hailey Rocks of Beacon Falls received a Bachelor of Science in business administration and marketing and a Bachelor of Arts in communication studies. Alyssa Paige San Angelo of Naugatuck received a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering and a Bachelor of Arts in Italian, Cum Laude.