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College Notebook: Tewksbury Students Inducted Into Honor Societies

Apr 29, 2015 03:06AM ● By Kieran Gilman
(Editor's Note: The following information was submitted by the colleges listed.)

Tewksbury Native Laura Patriarca Inducted Into Stonehill 
College's Honor Society 

Tewksbury native Laura Patriarca was recently inducted into Stonehill College's Honor Society Lambda Epsilon Sigma. Patriarca is a member of the 2016 and a Neuroscience major.

The purpose of the society is to recognize and promote scholarship. Juniors and seniors who have attained a 3.5 cumulative grade point average are invited to apply for consideration. Acceptance into the society is based on evidence of academic achievement, of a pursuit of learning that extends beyond the classroom environment and of an ability to communicate effectively through writing. Additionally, in order to be inducted into the society, the student must be recommended by faculty both from the student's major and from outside of the student's major.

Alexander Botazzi Of Tewksbury Recognized For Work With South Carolina Habitat For Humanity

Worcester Academy's Alexander Botazzi of Tewksbury, Grade 11, has been recognized for work with Habitat for Humanity in South Carolina. Alexander and fellow students, in partnership with Darlington County officials, spent March break shingling roofs and building homes -- an annual tradition for WA's Habitat for Humanity Chapter.

Alexander and the other students were excited to play a part in having a positive impact on the community and in changing the lives of the families who will someday live there. As members of the Worcester Academy Habitat for Humanity Chapter, they are committed to encouraging students and the community to become more involved in addressing shortages in quality affordable housing.

Hayley Malone Inducted into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi

Hayley Malone of Tewksbury, Mass., was recently initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation's oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines. Malone is pursuing a degree in Accounting at University of Massachusetts Amherst.

Malone is among approximately 32,000 students, faculty, professional staff and alumni to be initiated into Phi Kappa Phi each year. Membership is by invitation and requires nomination and approval by a chapter. Only the top 10 percent of seniors and 7.5 percent of juniors, having at least 72 semester hours, are eligible for membership. Graduate students in the top 10 percent of the number of candidates for graduate degrees may also qualify, as do faculty, professional staff, and alumni who have achieved scholarly distinction.

Dylan Cullen of Tewksbury, MA Recognized for Excellence in Champlain College Core Division

Dylan Cullen of Tewksbury, MA was recognized for excellence in the Champlain College Core Division on April 22.

The students, who were nominated by Core faculty, had the opportunity to see their work in print in Audeamus, an annual collection of essays produced in collaboration with the Champlain College Publishing Initiative. The students celebrated their accomplishments with faculty and staff at a book launch.

Makayla Silva '15 Named to the Elmira College Dean's List for Term II, 2015

Makayla Silva '15 of Tewksbury, MA 01876 has been named to the Elmira College Dean's List for Term II, 2015. Full-time students who achieve a grade point average of 3.600 or higher at the end of any Term I or Term II are placed on the Dean's List at the college.

Andrea Caprio of Tewksbury, Mass., Earns NEWMAC Academic All-Conference Laurels

Andrea Caprio was one of 54 WPI spring student-athletes across five varsity sports to garner NEWMAC Academic All-Conference status, as recently announced.

Of the five teams announced, WPI saw three teams reach double digit recipients, with men's track and field leading the way with 20 honorees. Next was baseball and women's rowing with ten apiece, followed by women's track and field with nine and rounding out the selections was softball with five.

Honorees must have met the following criteria: earned a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5/4.0 scale or 4.35/5.0 scale after the 2014 fall semester, achieved second year academic status at her institution, and been a member of the varsity team for the entire season.
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