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6a00d8341bf7d953ef0120a62698c3970cLori Spencer Named to Dean's List at Western New England University

 SPRINGFIELD, MA (06/23/2014)(readMedia)-- Lori Spencer of Williamstown, NJ, has been named to the Dean's List at Western New England University for the spring semester of 2014. Spencer is working towards a Doctor of Pharmacy degree. Students are named to the Dean's List for achieving a semester grade point average of 3.30 or higher.

Western New England University is a private, independent, coeducational institution founded in 1919. Located on an attractive 215-acre suburban campus in Springfield, Massachusetts, Western New England serves 3,800 students, including 2,500 full-time undergraduate students. Undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs are offered through Colleges of Arts and Sciences, Business, Engineering, Pharmacy, and the School of Law.

Edward Rondon graduates from University of North Georgia


DAHLONEGA, GA (06/23/2014)(readMedia)-- Edward Manuel Rondon of Elmer, New Jersey has graduated from the University of North Georgia (UNG) with a(n) Master of Arts in International Affairs.

The university's spring commencement ceremonies were held May 9-10 on UNG's Dahlonega and Gainesville campuses.

This semester, UNG conferred a total of 1,445 degrees, including 603 associate, 718 bachelor's degrees, and 124 graduate degrees. UNG also awarded 10 one-year certificates for work in specialty areas. Additionally, 33 graduating members of the Corps of Cadets took oaths as second lieutenants in the National Guard or U.S. Army; commissioning ceremonies also were held separately on May 9.

"We are here to honor you with the richest tradition of the academic community ... a commencement ceremony, celebrating the completion of your degree and the beginning of your professional lives. Congratulations on this milestone in your life," UNG President Bonita Jacobs told graduates. "I want you to know that we take tremendous pride in your accomplishments. We are confident that, as graduates of UNG, you will add value and meaning to the lives of others around you."

Speakers at the ceremonies included Will Schofield, superintendent of Hall County Schools; Dr. Ben Mathes, president of Rivers of the World; and Vicki Davis, a founding member of WomenSource.

"We become what we think about; what you think about yourself is the key to a successful life," Davis told graduates. "Are you ready to conquer the world?"

Positioned in the fastest-growing region of the state, the University of North Georgia comprises four campuses united by a single mission focused on academic excellence and academic and co-curricular programs that develop students into leaders for a diverse and global society. The University of North Georgia is a University System of Georgia leadership institution and is The Military College of Georgia. With more than 16,000 students, the University of North Georgia is the state's sixth-largest public university. The university offers more than 100 programs of study ranging from certificate and associate degrees to professional doctoral programs.

Andrew Sutherlund of Somers Point Earns Degree 


ALBANY, NY (06/23/2014)(readMedia)-- The College of Saint Rose in Albany, New York, today announced that Andrew Sutherlund of Somers Point, NJ, is one of 1,687 students who earned degrees and certificates of advanced study as members of the Saint Rose Class of 2014.

Sutherlund received a Bachelor of Arts.

The College of Saint Rose ( is a dynamic, progressive college of 4,700 students in the heart of New York's capital city where teaching is the first priority. With a rigorous liberal education curriculum, 70 undergraduate majors, 53 master's degrees and 25 graduate certificates, and a mission of service to the urban community, the Saint Rose experience empowers students to improve themselves and the world around them.

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Kaitlyn Lissner Returns from Studying Abroad at University of Dallas Rome Campus


IRVING, TX (06/23/2014)(readMedia)-- Kaitlyn Lissner, a University of Dallas student from Fort Dix, N.J., recently returned from spending the 2014 spring semester studying abroad at the University of Dallas' 12-acre Eugene Constantin Campus just outside Rome, Italy.

Since 1970, University of Dallas students have had the opportunity - usually in their sophomore years - to spend a semester in the Eternal City studying, traveling and experiencing the art, architecture, literature, philosophy and deeds that form the basis of Western civilization. In addition to taking study trips to locations like the Roman Coliseum and the Vatican, students also travel throughout Italy on professor-led tours. A highlight of the semester is a 10-day study tour of Greece where students perform plays in ancient amphitheatres and read about Socrates on the sites where he once philosophized. For more information on the University of Dallas Rome Program, visit

Andrew Pursell Named to Castleton College Dean's List


CASTLETON, VT (06/23/2014)(readMedia)-- Andrew Pursell of Cherry Hill, NJ was recently named to theCastleton College Dean's List for the spring semester of the 2013-14 academic year. To qualify for this academic honor, the student must maintain full-time status and a semester grade point average of 3.5

Castleton is small enough to be a community where every student matters, yet offers more than 30 academic programs, 20 intercollegiate sports, and over 40 clubs and organizations. The college stresses community service and provides exceptional programs for first year students.