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Worcester Polytechnic Institute Students Complete Intensive Research Projects

      WORCESTER, MA -- All students at Worcester Polytechnic Institute are required to complete a senior thesis as part of the university’s distinctive project-based educational experience called the Major Qualifying Project (MQP), one that is usually team-based and often focuses on very specific issues or needs of an organization that has partnered with the university to sponsor the student’s work.

      Prior to their MQP, students complete an Interactive Qualifying Project (IQP), usually in their junior year, with a team of other students across disciplines; the projects may or may not relate to the students’ fields of study and are sponsored by organizations across the globe to give students real-world experience addressing problems that lie at the intersection of science and society. Approximately 85% of WPI students complete a project at one of the university’s 50+ off-campus project centers located in more than 30 countries around the world.

      The following students completed their MQP: 

  • Nicholas Pelletier of Amherst, New Hampshire, majoring in Computer Science, class of 2023 completed the project titled Jazz History Database Virtual Museum MQP

Local Residents Receive Degrees at Worcester Polytechnic Institute’s 154th Undergraduate Commencement

      WORCESTER, MA -- President Grace Wang and Board of Trustees Chair William Fitzgerald presided over Worcester Polytechnic Institute’s 154th Commencement exercises on May 13, marking the first time for both in their respective positions. In her remarks, President Wang, who officially joined WPI in early April, applauded the graduates for their dedication, persistence, passion for their field of study, and achievements. “You have earned your place among generations of exceptional WPI alumni. I hope you will take the opportunity, as they did, to push boundaries, explore unknowns, and deliver a tangible and profound impact to the world.” 

The following student was bestowed degrees:

  • Nicholas Pelletier of Amherst, New Hampshire, majored in Computer Science


Sarah Kayser SHS 2019 graduates from University of Connecticut, Class of 2023

      STORRS, CT – Sarah Kayser earned her BA  in Communications with a minor in Fine Arts, Cum Laude. She will be employed at the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens in Boothbay, Maine as a “Content and Creative Assistant"

Worcester Polytechnic Institute Students Complete Intensive Research Projects

      WORCESTER, MA - At WPI, all undergraduates are required to complete a research-driven, professional-level project that applies science and technology that addresses an important societal need or issue. About two-thirds of students complete a project at one of the university’s 50-plus off-campus project centers, which are located around the world. A signature element of the innovative undergraduate experience at WPI, the project-based curriculum offers students the opportunity to apply their scientific and technical knowledge to develop thoughtful solutions to real problems that affect the quality of people’s lives-and make a difference before they graduate.

      The following student completed these research projects:

  • Megan Tupaj of Amherst, New Hampshire, class of 2023, majoring in Architectural Engineering and Mathematical Sciences, completed a project titled Forming Partnerships through Biocultural Initiatives


Students Inducted into Stonehill College Honor Society

      EASTON, MA -- More than 100 students were recently inducted into Lambda Epsilon Sigma, Stonehill College’s honor society. The organization recognizes outstanding juniors and seniors who have demonstrated academic excellence, provided evidence of a thirst for knowledge that goes beyond the classroom, contributed to the intellectual development of our community, and exhibited an ability to communicate effectively.

  • Elizabeth Knapp of Mont Vernon


Bob Jones University Students Named to President’s List 

      GREENVILLE, SC -- The following students are among over 650 Bob Jones University students named to the President’s List for high academic achievement during the Spring 2023 semester.

To qualify for the President’s List, students must earn a 3.75 or higher grade point average for the semester.

  • Chloe Peters, a Freshman International Studies major from Amherst, was among over 650 Bob Jones University students named to the Spring 2023 President’s List.


Lasell University Students Named to Spring Dean’s List

      NEWTON, MA — The Spring 2023 Dean’s List includes students who have completed at least 12 credits as a full-time student in that semester and have achieved a semester GPA of 3.5 or higher. The list includes:

  • Rachel Mazur of Amherst

Assumption Students Named to University’s Dean’s List 

      WORCESTER -- Assumption University has announced those who have been named to the University’s Dean’s List for the spring 2023 semester. Students named to the Dean’s List must achieve a grade point average of 3.5 for a five-class, 15-credit semester to be included on the prestigious list, which is announced at the completion of the fall and spring semesters.

      “Earning the right to be named to the Assumption University’s Dean’s List is an extraordinary accomplishment and we congratulate those students who demonstrated exemplary academic excellence this semester,” said Assumption University President Greg Weiner, Ph.D. “These students have demonstrated a deep commitment to the pursuit of truth in the company of friends that lies at the heart of the Catholic liberal education Assumption provides.”

From Amherst, NH:

  • Rebecca Benjami, Class of 2024

  • Caroline Mastergeorge, Class of 2026

  • Shannon Paquette, Class of 2023

Assumption University Students Recognized for Academic Excellence with Annual Honors Convocation Awards

      WORCESTER -- Assumption University honored 75 students with academic awards for excelling in their individual fields of study. This years 39th annual spring Honors Convocation was an opportunity to recognize students who have received one of the University’s academic departmental honors, special awards, and Augustine Scholarships.

  • Rebecca Benjamin, Class of 2024, of Amherst, received the Biology with a Concentration in Pre-Clinical Health Professions award.


SNHU Announces Winter 2023 Dean’s List

      MANCHESTER -- It is with great pleasure that Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU) congratulates the following students on being named to the Winter 2023 Dean’s List. The winter terms run from January to May.

      Full-time undergraduate students who have earned a minimum grade-point average of 3.500 to 3.699 for the reporting term are named to the Dean’s List. Full-time status is achieved by earning 12 credits over each 16-week term or paired 8-week terms grouped in fall, winter/spring, and summer.

  • Camryn Carlson of Amherst 

  • Adrienne Ayala of Amherst 

  • Drew Barton of Amherst 

  • Jace Henderson of Mont Vernon

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