Student Spotlight: Awards and Accomplishments

Accomplishments of Hamden residents attending area schools.


Abeeda Mahwash of Hamden, was recently inducted into the Gamma Rho chapter of Phi Sigma, Biological Sciences Academic Honor Society, during a recent campus ceremony at Quinnipiac University.

The chapter of the Phi Sigma promotes interest in research and fosters academic excellence in the biological sciences.


Michael Gauthier and Thomas Sommer of Hamden were inducted into international business honor society at Quinnipiac University.

To be eligible for induction, students must be ranked in the top 10 percent of their junior or senior class or the top 20 percent of their master's class. In addition, they must also maintain a grade point average that is above 3.75. This is the highest honor business students at Quinnipiac can earn.


A number of Eastern Connecticut State University students have been participating in Pathways to Leadership, a tiered student leadership program series. The program has been developed based on Eastern's Strategic Planning Initiative to enhance on-campus culture by providing leadership training experiences for students. All Eastern students interested in developing leadership skills are invited to join the Pathways to Leadership program.

Laura DeLucia '14 of Hamden, is a participant of the Pathways to Leadership program. DeLucia's major is Social Work.

Cortnie Fleury '13 of Hamden, is a participant of the Pathways to Leadership program. Fleury's major is Psychology.

The program is sponsored by Student Activities, an office in the Division of Student Affairs, and encourages students to explore their own individual leadership development potential. Students engage in a series of sessions throughout the academic year that assist in enhancing their liberal arts experience by exploring topics in line with the University's Core Values. The program focuses on mentorship, cultural competence, teamwork, conflict management, networking and online identity, public speaking, leadership models and practices, time management and much more. The experience culminates in the Pathways Leadership Conference at the end of the semester.


Karen Farmer of Hamden, Conn. was recently inducted into the Tau Rho Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau, the international honor society for nursing at Quinnipiac University. Farmer was one of 19 graduate students inducted this semester at a School of Nursing ceremony.

To be eligible for induction, a graduate student must have completed 20 credits in the ANP curriculum or 23 credits in the FNP curriculum. In addition, they must also have achieved academic excellence, defined as a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale. Finally, they must meet the expectation of academic integrity.


Champlain College Senior Erica Viscio, a resident of Hamden, was recognized for her achievements at the Third Annual Graduate and Trustee Dinner held at Champlain College. Viscio, who graduated in May with a Bachelors of Science in Marketing, was honored for her service within Champlain College's Student Government Association.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) has announced that Alexander Solomon, of Hamden, Conn., a first-year student majoring in computer science, was named a Charles O. Thompson Scholar for the 2011-2012 academic year.

Named in honor of the first president of WPI, this honor recognizes outstanding performance by first-year students. To be eligible for membership, students must receive all A's and B's (with a minimum of six A's) in their academic subjects during their first three terms at WPI.


Kelsey Guerin, a resident of Hamden, was named to Alpha Sigma Nu, Class of 2013, Fairfield University.

Alpha Sigma Nu, the honor society of Jesuit institutions of higher education, recognizes those students who distinguish themselves in scholarship, loyalty, and service. Fairfield University is a comprehensive Jesuit university in Fairfield, Connecticut, that challenges its students to lead inspired lives of leadership and service.



Amanda K Bartram of Hamden, CT, received academic honors from the Harpur College of Arts and Sciences at Binghamton University by making the University's Dean's List for the Fall 2011 semester.


Walker Sachner, a student in the 4th form (10th-grade) at Kent School in Kent, Connecticut, was named to the honor roll for the spring term of 2011-2012. Sachner is the child of Ms. Isabel Chenoweth of Hamden and Mr. S. Peter Sachner of North Haven.


The following students were named to the Winter Term 2012 Deans' List at Choate Rosemary Hall:

Caroline Agsten, daughter of Ms. Melinda A. Agsten of Hamden

Lubna Ahmed, daughter of Mr. Kazi A. Ahmed and Ms. Nusrath Kousari of Hamden

Joseph Camilleri, son of Dr. Joseph A. Camilleri Jr. of Hamden

Benjamin Della Rocca, son of Dr. Michael Angelo Della Rocca and Dr. Christine Elizabeth Hayes of Hamden

James Deng, son of Mr. Xing Wang Deng and Ms. Ning Wei of Hamden

Obaid Farooqui, son of Mr. Kazi A. Ahmed and Ms. Nusrath Kousari of Hamden

Kyra Goldstein, daughter of Dr. Jonathan M. Goldstein and Ms. Jenny W. Chan of Hamden

Stuart Sommers, son of Mr. Alexander R. Sommers and Dr. Karen E. Kennedy of Hamden

Jeffrey Spivack, son of Dr. and Mrs. George Spivack of Hamden





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