The winners have been selected! Fifteen of your neighbors in the community will be honored with a Beacon Award on Nov. 17 at WoodWinds. Join the celebration.
People in the News
The following residents were named to the dean’s, president’s, and/or merit lists at their respective colleges and universities for the spring 2017 semester, unless otherwise noted. The student’s class year is that which pertained at the time of the achievement.
• Clarkson University: Marc P. Simmons of Clinton.
• Eastern Connecticut State University: Hannah Bibisi of Westbrook, Hayley Brodeur of Old Saybrook, Sabrina Diaz of Old Saybrook, Shannon Dobney of Clinton, Mikhela Hull of Clinton, Matt Johnson of Clinton, Taylor Lecza of Clinton, Cassidy Neri of Westbrook, Jared Spanier of Clinton, Aubrey Stangel of Old Saybrook, Alexandra Steward of Clinton, Austin VanWinkle of Clinton, Albert Viglione of Clinton, and Austin Wotherspoon of Old Saybrook.
• Emmanuel College: Olivia Pugliese of Old Saybrook.
• Goodwin College: Jessica Bright of Clinton, Victoria Buck of Westbrook, and Sam Hirth of Westbrook.
• Quinnipiac University: Kristina Avena of Westbrook, Caroline Best of Clinton, Salvatore Fiorillo of Clinton, Kelly Ledwith of Old Saybrook, Lucas Sumby of Old Saybrook, Alexander Swett of Old Saybrook, and Rachael Tarbell of Old Saybrook.
• Saint Anselm College: Molly Beck of Old Saybrook, and Jordan Veneri of Clinton.
• Southern Connecticut State University: Alexa Adams of Clinton, Ufuk Dogan of Westbrook, Kimberly Driscoll of Clinton, Gabriel Geist of Clinton, Kristen Gorski of Clinton, Dylan Gosselin of Westbrook, Margaret Gosselin of Clinton, Julia Honan of Westbrook, Danielle Joyce of Clinton, Megan-leigh Larsen of Clinton, Kaitlyn Lucas of Clinton, Jillian Massey of Clinton, Elisabeth McNivens of Old Saybrook, Megan McNivens of Old Saybrook, Matthew Paolillo of Westbrook, Allen Riccio of Westbrook, Michael Short of Clinton, Nicholas Sneider of Clinton, Samantha Stevens of Westbrook, Natasha Tarbell of Old Saybrook, Brittany Turk of Westbrook, James Votto of Clinton, and Delaney Vumback of Westbrook.Academic and Extracurricular Achievements
• American International College Graduates: Kendra Hixon of Clinton, and Caitlin Sobolewski of Westbrook.
• Ashleigh Benedict of Clinton received The Service to Mercy Award, The National Center for Women & Information Technology Award, and Andrea Rizzo Memorial Scholarship from Mercy High School.
• Fairfield University Graduates: Patrick D. Canavan of Old Saybrook, Jack T. Giegerich of Old Saybrook, and Julie K. Russo of Westbrook.
• Kathryn Hanly of Old Saybrook received the President’s Education Award and Connecticut Association of Schools Award from Mercy High School.
• Bridgid Selfors of Old Saybrook received the President’s Education Award, Connecticut Association of Schools Award, and Middletown Sports Hall of Fame Scholar Athlete from Mercy High School.
• University of Vermont Graduates: Scott Greacen of Old Saybrook, and Madison Marone of Westbrook.