WORCESTER, MA (01/19/2018)-- The Assumption College Department of Athletics has announced that Brianna Capacchione, of Sewell, has earned a spot on the 2017-18 Assumption College Women's Basketballteam. Capacchione, Class of 2020, is competing during the Greyhounds' winter season.
"After graduating five seniors, our team got off to a slow start this season, however, 2018 has been a different story and the team is focused on continuing to improve day by day," said Head Coach Kerry Phayre. "We have a strong foundation of student athletes who work hard both in the classroom and on the court, and I am confident that our team will continue to compete in the highly competitive Northeast 10 conference."
Lead by Morgan O'Brien '18, Teneya McLaughlin '18, and Kiera O'Donnell '18, the Greyhounds have started out the second half of the season hot, winning four of their five games in the month of January. The women are looking forward to finishing their season on a strong on the road to the championship games.
For more information on Assumption sports, visit www.assumptiongreyhounds.com.
Founded in 1904 by the Augustinians of the Assumption in Worcester, Mass., Assumption College is a Catholic liberal arts institution that offers undergraduate students 41 majors and 48 minors in the liberal arts, sciences, business, and professional studies; as well as master's and continuing education degrees and professional certificate programs-each through an educational experience that is grounded in the rich Catholic intellectual tradition. The curriculum enables students to gain a depth and breadth of knowledge that leads to professional success and personal fulfillment. Students-whether on the Worcester campus or at the College's Rome, Italy, campus-become engaged participants in Assumption's classic liberal arts education, exploring new ideas and making connections across disciplines. To prepare for the workforce, students learn cutting-edge theory and best practices, conduct innovative research, and develop excellent communication and critical-analysis skills. Assumption graduates are also known for their thoughtful citizenship and compassionate service to their community. For more information about Assumption College, please visit www.assumption.edu.
Hannah Girgis named to Dean's List at YSU
YOUNGSTOWN, OH (01/19/2018)-- Hannah Girgis of Medford, NJ (08055), has been named to the Dean's List at Youngstown State University for Fall Semester 2017.
Girgis is studying Combined Science C at YSU.
The Dean's List recognition is awarded to full-time undergraduate students who have earned at least a 3.4 average for not less than 12 semester hours of credit in the semester.
Youngstown State University is a comprehensive urban research university that offers nearly 13,000 students more than 135 undergraduate and graduate programs backed by a strong tradition of teaching, scholarship and public service. As a major educational and economic development resource in the region, YSU is known for its focus on academic research and creative programs that transform its students into successful professionals, scholars and leaders. Located in the heart of the Tech Belt between Cleveland and Pittsburgh, YSU provides opportunities for students to actively participate with accomplished faculty, often in one-on-one settings, on advanced research and creative collaborations. The beautiful 145-acre campus includes high-tech classrooms, state-of-the-art labs and performance facilities, a variety of on-campus housing options and recreational facilities among the best in the nation. For more information, visit www.ysu.edu.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute Announces Fall 2017 Dean's List
WORCESTER, MA (01/19/2018)-- The following local residents were among 1,608 students from Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) named to the university's Dean's List for academic excellence for the fall 2017 semester.
Kaylee Perron of Sewell, N.J., is a member of the class of 2018 majoring in biomedical engineering.
Christian Elzey of Haddonfield, N.J., is a member of the class of 2019 majoring in electrical and computer engineering.
The criteria for the WPI Dean's List differs from most other universities as WPI does not compute a grade point average (GPA). Instead, WPI defines the Dean's List by the amount of work completed at the A level in courses and projects.
"WPI's academic programs are rigorous and require a level of independence beyond what is required in traditional courses. WPI students go beyond the classroom to work on open-ended problems in and for communities around the world. The problems are important and the impact is real" said dean of undergraduate studies Arthur C. Heinricher. "Some of this nation's best and brightest students come to WPI to study engineering and science and business and the humanities. Those named to the Dean's List have excelled in all of their work, and we are exceptionally proud of these outstanding students."
About Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Founded in 1865 in Worcester, Mass., WPI is one of the nation's first engineering and technology universities. Its 14 academic departments offer more than 50 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in science, engineering, technology, business, the social sciences, and the humanities and arts, leading to bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees. WPI's talented faculty work with students on interdisciplinary research that seeks solutions to important and socially relevant problems in fields as diverse as the life sciences and bioengineering, energy, information security, materials processing, and robotics. Students also have the opportunity to make a difference to communities and organizations around the world through the university's innovative Global Projects Program. There are more than 40 WPI project centers throughout the Americas, Africa, Asia-Pacific, and Europe.