Revere Students Earn Academic Honors

UMass Lowell Names Local Students to Dean’s List

Local residents have been named to the dean’s list at the University of Massachusetts Lowell.

Among those recognized for achieving academic distinction for the spring 2020 semester at UMass Lowell are:

* Elena Nguyen  majoring in applied biomedical science

* Deep Patel  majoring in biology

* Andrea Shehaj  (02151), majoring in biology

* Kathryn Calo  majoring in biology

* Edwind Medina  majoring in biomedical engineering

* Tina Thuy Nguyen Hoang   majoring in biomedical engineering

* Naveed Jabbar  majoring in business administration

* Olivia Novoselsky  majoring in business administration

* Damir Omerovic   majoring in business administration

* Lirijona Avdyli  majoring in business administration

* Erina Kilabo   majoring in business administration

* Mustafa Bellakhdar  majoring in business administration

* Fernando Aguiluz  majoring in civil engineering

* Zakaria Attioui  majoring in civil engineering

* Michael McCormack  majoring in clinical lab sciences

* Lillian Schrafft  majoring in composition for new media

* Florens Shosho   majoring in computer science

* Lesley Santos  majoring in criminal justice

* Valentina Herrera  majoring in criminal justice

* Cristopher Macancela  majoring in electrical engineering

* Suellen Guerreiro  majoring in graphic design

* Sela Leng  majoring in information technology

* Mackenzie Cunningham   majoring in mathematics

* Madison Cunningham  majoring in mathematics

* Dakota Young-Grieco  majoring in mechanical engineering

* Steven Noel  majoring in mechanical engineering

* Richard Briana  majoring in mechanical engineering

* LiLu Allen  majoring in music performance

* Sarah Grainger  majoring in nursing

* Melanie Caggiano   majoring in nursing

* Nancy Nguyen  majoring in nursing

* Giselle Lopreto Catano  majoring in nursing

* Balsam El Alam  majoring in political science

* Dominique Peralta Herrera  majoring in psychology

* Trigal Ramos  majoring in psychology

* Valeria Saldana   majoring in public health

* Nery Rodriguez  majoring in public health

* Marie Bernier  majoring in public health

* Kaoutar Bouaitah  majoring in public health

* Helen Perez Lara  majoring in public health

* Andres Mejia-Callejas  majoring in undeclared engineering

UMass Lowell is a national research university located on a high-energy campus in the heart of a global community. The university offers its more than 18,000 students bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees in business, education, engineering, fine arts, health, humanities, sciences and social sciences. UMass Lowell delivers high-quality educational programs, vigorous hands-on learning and personal attention from leading faculty and staff, all of which prepare graduates to be leaders in their communities and around the globe.

Local Students Graduate from UMass Amherst

Approximately 6,600 students received bachelor’s degrees in over 100 majors at the University of Massachusetts Amherst as the university held a virtual commencement celebration for the Class of 2020 on May 8.

Below is a list of students from your area who earned a degree.

Comlan Magloire Adjindah

Moustafa Ahmed

Shamar Challenger

Joseph James Dello Russo

Lionel Forbes

Cheyanne Grace Fullen

Cynthia Guzman

Robert Christopher Mahoney

Peter John Marino

Valentina Restrepo

Yassine Rh’Rib

Samantha Robles

Samnang Ros

Tong Shen

Dhimiter Shosho

Local Students on Deans’ List

Bryant University is dedicated to the pursuit, recognition, and celebration of academic excellence. The University is pleased to recognize the students who have been named to the Deans’ List for the spring 2020 semester.

“These outstanding achievements are particularly commendable as students have overcome significant challenges to demonstrate an unwavering commitment to excellence,” says Provost and Chief Academic Officer Glenn Sulmasy, JD, LL.M. “I am impressed and proud of their resilience, dedication, and innovative spirit.”

Congratulations on this outstanding achievement!

• Quyen Dao, class of 2023

• Cherlene Erauda, class of 2020

For 157 years, Bryant University has been at the forefront of delivering an exceptional education that anticipates the future and prepares students to be innovative leaders of character in a changing world. Bryant delivers an innovative and uniquely integrated business and liberal arts education that inspires students to excel. With approximately 3,800 graduate and undergraduate students from 38 states and 49 countries, Bryant is recognized as a leader in international education and regularly receives top rankings from U.S. News and World Report, Bloomberg Businessweek, Forbes, and Barron’s. Visit

Emerson Announces Graduate

 On Sunday, May 10, Emerson College awarded 959 undergraduate degrees for the Class of 2020. The College is committed to holding a graduation ceremony for the Class of 2020 in person when it is safe to do so, at a to be determined date.

Michael Costantini of Revere graduated in December 2019 and received a BFA degree in Creative Writing BFA.

The College launched an Emerson 2020 Celebration website to honor graduates’ achievements with more than 800 submissions from students, families, alumni, faculty, and staff, which includes photos, videos, audio submissions, and text. The website strives to reflect the many facets of the Class of 2020 and the wider Emerson community – its creativity, daring, thoughtfulness, irreverence, and humor.

Video submissions include well wishes from well-known alumni and celebrities in the entertainment industry, including actors Jennifer Coolidge, Henry Winkler, comedians Jay Leno, Bill Burr, and Steven Wright, screenwriter Adele Lim, actress Chrystee Pharris, and producer Kevin Bright, among others.

Based in Boston, Massachusetts, opposite the historic Boston Common and in the heart of the city’s Theatre District, Emerson College educates individuals who will solve problems and change the world through engaged leadership in communication and the arts, a mission informed by liberal learning. The College has approximately 3,780 undergraduates and 670 graduate students from across the United States and 50 countries. Supported by state-of-the-art facilities and a renowned faculty, students participate in more than 90 student organizations and performance groups. Emerson is known for its experiential learning programs at Emerson Los Angeles, located in Hollywood, and at its 14th-century castle, in the Netherlands. Additionally, there are opportunities to study in Washington, DC, London, China, and the Czech Republic, Spain, Austria, Greece, France, Ireland, Mexico, Cuba, England, and South Africa. The College has an active network of 39,000 alumni who hold leadership positions in communication and the arts. For more information, visit

Briana Lynch Earns Spring 2020 Dean’s List Honors

Briana Lynch, of Revere has been named to the Spring 2020 Dean’s List at Roger Williams University, in Bristol, R.I. Full-time students who complete 12 or more credits per semester and earn a grade point average of 3.4 or higher are placed on the Dean’s List that semester.

Maestre Named to 2020 Dean’s List at Lawrence University

Kelvin Maestre of Revere,  has earned 2020 Dean’s List honors at Lawrence University.

Maestre is a member of the Class of 2021.

The Dean’s List is an annual honor roll of students demonstrating exemplary academic performance. The Dean’s List is compiled at the end of the academic year once all grades have been recorded. To make the Dean’s List, a student must have earned at least 36 units in Lawrence courses during the academic year and have earned a GPA of at least 3.5.

Founded in 1847, Lawrence University uniquely integrates a college of liberal arts and sciences with a nationally recognized conservatory of music, both devoted exclusively to undergraduate education. It was selected for inclusion in the book “Colleges That Change Lives: 40 Schools That Will Change the Way You Think About College.” Engaged learning, the development of multiple interests and community outreach are central to the Lawrence experience. Lawrence draws its 1,500 students from nearly every state and more than 50 countries.

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