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Cedarville University

CEDARVILLE, Ohio — Rebekah Wallace of Prospect graduated from Cedarville University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in history May 2.

Bryant University

SMITHFIELD, R.I. — Haleigh Resnick of Prospect graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in business administration from Bryant University this spring.

Roger Williams University

BRISTOL, R.I. — Anna Marie Allison of Naugatuck and Lisa Thrasher of Prospect graduated from Roger Williams University in May.

Allison graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts in elementary education. Thrasher graduated with a Bachelor of Science in international business.

Norwich University

NORTHFIELD, Vt. — Colton Stone Cronin of Prospect graduated from Norwich University in May and received a commission into the U.S. Marine Corps.

Nazareth College

ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Cassandra Dupre and Sarah Dupre, both of Prospect, graduated from Nazareth College May 9.

Cassandra Dupre graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in biochemistry and a minor in mathematics, religious studies and bioethics. Sarah Dupre graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts in psychology and a minor in social welfare and horticulture therapy.

Paul Smith’s College

PAUL SMITHS, N.Y. — Shawna Gomez of Naugatuck graduated from Paul Smith’s College in May with a bachelor’s degree in culinary arts and service management.

Becker College

WORCESTER/LEICESTER, Mass. — Alexandra Byczko of Beacon Falls graduated from Becker College with a Bachelor of Science in nursing.

Pace University

NEW YORK CITY, N.Y. — Christopher T. Briney of Naugatuck graduated Summa Cum Laude in May from Pace University’s Dyson College of Arts and Sciences with a bachelor’s degree from the acting for film, television, voiceovers and commercials program.

Fairfield University

FAIRFIELD — The following local students graduated from Fairfield University in May 2020.

Beacon Falls: Sarah C. Mohler.

Naugatuck: Allison E. Carasone, Madison L. Jensen, Kayla M. LePage, Nicholas T. Ryan.

Prospect: Megan K. Kelly, Raquel A. Reilly.

Assumption College

WORCESTER, Mass. — Mackenzie Frenette of Prospect graduated from Assumption College May 10 with a bachelor’s degree in sociology.

Western New England University

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. — Diana Silva of Naugatuck graduated with a Juris Doctor from Western New England University in May 2020.

Norwich University

NORTHFIELD, Vt. — Colton Stone Cronin of Prospect received a Bachelor of Arts Summa Cum Laude in criminal justice from Norwich University on May 2.

Coastal Carolina University

CONWAY, S.C. — Megan Schebell of Naugatuck graduated from Coastal Carolina University in the spring. Schebell majored in biology.

Northampton Community College

BETHLEHEM, Pa. — Luis Camacho of Naugatuck graduated with an Associate in Applied Science in automotive technology from Northampton Community College in June.

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

WORCESTER, Mass. — Joseph Mullins of Naugatuck and Sean McAllen and Ava Capuano, both of Prospect, graduated from Worcester Polytechnic Institute this spring.

McAllen received a Bachelor of Science in civil engineering with distinction.

Capuano received a Bachelor of Science in industrial engineering.

Mullins received a Master of Science in systems engineering.

Ithaca College

ITHACA, N.Y. — Julia Lavernoich of Beacon Falls graduated from Ithaca College with a Bachelor of Music in music education.

Quinnipiac University

HAMDEN — The following local students recently graduated from Quinnipiac University:

Beacon Falls: Ashli Sheehan, Bachelor of Science in nursing; Andy Stafa, Bachelor of Arts in political science.

Naugatuck: Sara Cooper, Sixth-Year Certificate in educational leadership; Andrew Cosenza, Bachelor of Science in nursing, Suzy Cotas, Master of Social Work;  Elena Duley, Master of Science in organizational leadership;  Jessica Lapinski, Bachelor of Science in health science studies; Amanda Nagurney, Master of Science in instructional design; Parker Wade, Master of Science in accounting.

Prospect: Jenica Bartlett, Master of Business Administration; Franc Kolami, Bachelor of Science in health science studies; Amber Kolb, Bachelor of Arts in English; Amanda Poehailos, Bachelor of Science in nursing; Jessica Rodrigues, Bachelor of Science in marketing; Sonia Sousa, Bachelor of Science in health science studies; Stephen Symolon, Master of Health Science/pathologist’s assistant; Nikole Tyrrell, Master of Science in special education; Kevin Ugalde, Master Teaching Secondary.

American International College

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. — Etty Ilunga of Naugatuck graduated from American International College this spring with a degree in management.

Springfield College

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. — Gretchen Hale of Naugatuck, Jack Pinho of Prospect and William Gerard III of Beacon Falls graduated from Springfield College.

Hale earned a Master of Education degree in counseling. Pinho earned a Master of Education degree in physical education. Gerard earned a Master of Social Work degree in social work.

Clark University

WORCESTER, Mass. — Emily R. Buza of Naugatuck graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in theatre arts and English from Clark University May 24.

Eastern Connecticut State University

WILLIMANTIC — Caroline Smith of Beacon Falls and Alyssa Barry, Nicole Bolduc and Patricia Nolan, all of Naugatuck, graduated from Eastern Connecticut State University on May 19

Smith graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in communication. Barry graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in sociology and early childhood education. Bolduc graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in early childhood education and liberal studies. Nolan graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in elementary education and English.

University of New Haven

WEST HAVEN — The University of New Haven announced students that graduated in May. The following local students received degrees:

Beacon Falls: Erika Lugo, Bachelor of Arts in psychology.

Naugatuck: Johanna Angelo, Master of Science in criminal justice; Allison Tortorici, Bachelor of Arts in psychology; Samantha Ullrich, Bachelor of Science in criminal justice; Briana Varrone, Bachelor of Arts in psychology; Jessica Wilton, Master of Business in business administration.

Prospect: Nicholas Marcucio, Master of Science in criminal justice.

University of Connecticut

STORRS — The University of Connecticut announced students who graduated in December and May. The following local students graduated:

Beacon Falls: Jenna Boncal, Bachelor of Science in animal science; Diego Gabriel Brito, Master of Business Administration in business administration; Antonio Cuapio, Bachelor of Arts in psychological sciences; Matthew F Hopkinson, Bachelor of Arts in economics; Ewelina Lemanski, Bachelor of Arts in digital media and design; Marisa Leigh Macek, Master of Arts in curriculum and instruction; Alex Scirpo Bachelor of Arts in applied mathematical sciences; Jonathon David Scirpo, Bachelor of Arts in economics.

Naugatuck: Sarah Ann Alegi, Master of Arts in curriculum and instruction; Raymond Inanc Basar, Master of Science in civil engineering; Raymond Blair, Bachelor of Science in nursing; Jason Christopher Bradley, Bachelor of Science in allied health sciences; Daman Kaur Brar Bachelor of Arts in economics; Tamanna Kaur Brar Bachelor of Arts in political science; Brittany Burkman Bachelor of Arts in psychological sciences; Kayla A. Carrelo, Master of Arts in curriculum and instruction Kelly-Ann Samie-Joe Clarke Bachelor of Arts in psychological sciences; Michael A. Cocchiola III, Master of Public Administration in public administration; Lacie Christine Dube, Bachelor of Science in chemistry; Jacob Alexander Fonseca, Master of Business Administration in business administration; Cameron Stephen Foster, Bachelor of Science in financial management; Nicholas Fox, Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering; Christopher Anthony Loureiro Sixth-Year Diploma in professional education educational administration; Janell Jaseline Luevano, Master of Social Work in social work; Natalia Macchio, Master of Science in accounting Jenna Marie Massicotte, Bachelor of Arts in English and Bachelor of Science in English education; Christine Marie Matthews, Bachelor of Arts in psychological sciences; Matthew Christopher Mcclain, Master of Arts in curriculum and instruction; Riley Mulhall, Bachelor of Science in elementary education; Kevin Okifo, Bachelor of Science in biological sciences; Michael Popescu, Bachelor of Science in applied and resource economics; Tyler Lawrence Posser, Bachelor of Science in pharmacy studies; Rabina Rahamat, Bachelor of Arts in psychological sciences; Brian Patrick Reilly Bachelor of Science in finance; Samantha Rodriguez, Bachelor of Arts in human development and family sciences; Cara Rotatori Bachelor of Science in pharmacy studies; Thomas Anthony Saja Bachelor of Arts in psychological sciences; Jennifer Scatena, Bachelor of Science in nursing; Brianna Searles,  Bachelor of Arts in psychological sciences; Charles William Sherman III, Bachelor of Science in digital marketing and analytics; Alexis Kimberlee Simko, Bachelor of Arts in English; Juliette Villanueva Thuillier, Bachelor of General Studies; Samuel Joseph Valdez Bachelor of Arts in mathematics/statistics; Kendra Ann Veach, Bachelor of Arts in human development and family sciences; Kaitlyn Voity, Bachelor of Science in physiology and neurobiology; Gina Wierzbicki,  Bachelor of Science in marketing; Jennie E. Wingard, Bachelor of Science in animal science

Prospect: Alexa Q. Casimiro, Bachelor of Science in nursing; Alyssa M. Casson, Bachelor of Science in elementary education; Semir R. Dervisi, Bachelor of Arts in political science; Colin Joseph Devaney, Master of Engineering in engineering; Sean Eustace, Master of Science in mathematics; Daniel Joseph Giacomazzi, Master of Business Administration in business administration; Daniel Paul Leclerc Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering; Samuel Arthur Merriman, Bachelor of Arts in economics; Liliana Fernandes Oliveira, Bachelor of Arts in history; Bianca M. Poehailos, Bachelor of Arts in political science; Damani Rashadeen, Bachelor of Science in financial management; Anthony Richard, Bachelor of Science in computer science; Hannah Smith, Bachelor of Arts in history; Valbona Vinca, Bachelor of Science in health care management; Mary F. Vlamis; Bachelor of Arts in economics; Odette Simone White Eagle 06712, Master of Social Work in social work.

Boston University

BOSTON — Megan R. McCarthy of Prospect graduated in May from Boston University with a Bachelor of Arts in international relations.

Chase Collegiate School

WATERBURY — Naugatuck residents Ethan Puc and Nathaniel Zembruski graduated from  Chase Collegiate School this spring, and an in-person graduation ceremony was held July 24.

Zembruski received the Cheryl S. Gusenburg ’97 Award and the Sandbox Award and will be attending Full Sail University in the fall.

Puc received the Alberta C. Edell Head of School Award and will be attending American University in the fall.

Central Connecticut State University

NEW BRITAIN — Central Connecticut State University announced students that graduated in May. The following local students received degrees:

Naugatuck: Janio Andrade, Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering technology; Jordan Andreozzi, Bachelor of Arts in criminology; Norma Fayad, Bachelor of Science in English (elementary education); Isabella Hernandez, Bachelor of Science in art education; Denver Hopkins,  Bachelor of Sciencein biochemistry; Meghan Lauer, Bachelor of Arts in social work; Erica Martins, Bachelor of Arts in social work; Vincenzo Pavone, Bachelor of Science in networking information technology; Alyssa Pawloski, Bachelor of Science in nursing and psychological science (double major); Mikaela Santo, Bachelor of Science in physics and mathematics (double major); Cameron Sardinskas, Bachelor of Science in construction management; Lyssa Thompson, Bachelor of Science in English (elementary education).

Prospect: Heather Bernier, Bachelor of Arts in psychological science; Dean Conway, Bachelor of Science in computer science; Clara Drozdowski, Bachelor of Arts in economics; Michael Framski, Bachelor of Science in business management; Tracey Herbort, Bachelor of Arts in strategic communication; Kelsey Linnell, Bachelor of Science in history.

Cabrini University

RADNOR, Pa. — Cierra Saunders of Naugatuck graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in website design and development from Cabrini University May 17.