Class Of 2012 College, Career Plans


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At last week’s graduation, the Class of 2012’s salutatorian, Filip Babalievsky, made a point of noting that many them would be venturing far from Verona soon.

And so they are, to gap years and careers, to the military, and to colleges in California, Connecticut, Delaware, Georgia, Illinois, New Hampshire, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia and Washington, D.C.  But don’t worry, plenty of them will also be pursuing higher education right here in New Jersey and, and Bablievsky noted, many of his classmates will eventually come back to Verona.

So here are the post-graduation plans of the Class of 2012. If you want to compare their plans with those of the VHS 2010 and 2011, those lists are here and here. will be profiling several students in greater depth soon; check back for those stories.

Kellie Ackerson, Cabrini College
Krist Allteni, Essex County College
Adrian Amador, University of Hartford
Emily Aron, Loyola University New Orleans
Jenna Atmeh, Albright College
Filip Babalievsky, Yale University
Daniel Banks, Rider University
Matthew Bartell, Fairfield University
Michael Bartell, Gettysburg College
Michael Basil, Pace University
Anthony Benenati, Montclair State University
Rachel Blinder, Lehigh University
Carlos Joshua Bravo, Work
Matthew Brehne, University of New Hampshire
Marley Brocker, Roger Williams University
Jordan Bronson, Wake Forest University
Megan Burnham, California Institute of the Arts
Joseph Calandra, Montclair State University
Franco Camerota, Military
Gabriela Campos, Muhlenberg College
Louis Capurso, Montclair State University
Colleen Carr, Seton Hall University
Margaret Casiere, Montclair State University
Daniella Chiusolo, Fairfield University
Brianna Cifaretto, Philadelphia University
Sean Congdon, Southern Vermont College
Luis Anthony Correa, Kean University
Amanda Cummings, Monmouth University
Jack Cummings, Rowan University
Molly Cummings, Rider University
Thomas Cundari, Endicott College
Shannon Curran, Salve Regina University
Hannah Dayan, Marist College
Krystina DeGennaro, Artistic Academy
Dayna Della Valle, Iona College
Paul Della Vecchia, Montclair State University
Alejandro Diaz Perez, Elizabethtown College
Arissa Dickison, Lycoming College
Kristina DiStaso, University of Vermont
Alexandra Ditizii, Felician College
Margaret Dougherty, St. Michael’s College
Kaitlin Eagan, County College of Morris
Joanna Eliasof, University of Delaware
Caitlin Escobar, County College of Morris
Jacob Facey, University of Michigan
Brian Farrell, University of Scranton
Caroline Fernandez, Seton Hall University
Joseph Festa, Northeast Heavy Construction Academy
Joseph Fierro, Sacred Heart University
Lisa Fitzgerald, Brookdale Community College
Kelli Foy, Georgetown University
Sarah Frawley, Quinnipiac University
Marco Freschi, Evergreen State College
Michelle Frungillo, Sacred Heart University
Jose Gabaldon, Essex County College
Dominick Gagliano, Jersey City University
Shannon Garner, James Madison University
Daniel Giannetti, Essex County College
Mark Gomez, University of North Carolina Charlotte
John Paul Graziano, Marywood University
Timothy Hatcher, Hofstra University
Raymond Hathaway, New Jersey Institute of Technology
Nicholas Hennig, University of Scranton
Anthony Huber, Towson University
Yevhen Hunko, Lincoln Tech Institute
Samantha Intili, New York University
Evan Janssens, Cornell University
Brandon Jimenez, Montclair State University
Kristopher Jones, Montclair State University
Eric Kaptein, USC School of Cinematic Arts
Mariya Karpiy, Raritan Valley Community College
Maxim Kellum, Misericordia University
Timothy Kiernan, Villanova University
Torsten Kolind, Gap Year
Brandy Kosinski, Monmouth University
Christopher Lapone, Fairfield University
John Conor Lawless, County College of Morris
Nicholas Licitra, The College of New Jersey
Anthony Longo, County College of Morris
Rhys Longton, County College of Morris
Nicholas Looney, American University
Nicholas Lukas, University of North Carolina Wilmington
William Lund, County College of Morris
Patrick Malanga, Towson University
Brian Marion-Chiappone, Essex County College
Julieanne Mascera, Fairfield University
Melanie McClellan, Montclair State University
Connor McGee, New Jersey Institute of Technology
Cara McGinley, Stockton College
Devon McKenna, County College of Morris
Brian McMahon, William Paterson University
Matthew McManus, University of Scranton
William Meade, University of New Haven
Darian Melchione, Johnson & Wales University
Alyssa Merwin, University of Hartford
Erica Meyer, Philadelphia Biblical University
Adam Misner, Columbia College Chicago
Anthony Misrendino, Bloomsburg University
Caroline Mols, New England College
Erin Mortara, Ramapo College
Jessica Niler, Monmouth University
Christopher Ohlweiler, Centenary College
Lucas Paige, Essex County College
Joseph Pami, University of Massachusetts
Rebecca Parra, St. Michael’s College
Arpan Patel, Rowan University
William Pearl, Xavier University
Kate Percevault, Syracuse University
Kimberley Petersen, Marywood University
Charles Potesky, University of California Santa Cruz
Vincent Puchik, Rutgers University
Victoria Purcell, Rockland Community College
Lisa Marie Reed, Caldwell College
Tyler Regino, Penn State University
Nicholas Rollo, Hofstra University
Kyle Rosenberg, County College of Morris
Isaac Rubins, Muhlenberg College
Daniel Sajle, County College of Morris
Amanda Salierno, Montclair State University
Theresa Scandiffio, Make-up Designory
Lauren Smith, Bucknell University
Melanie Smith, Gap Year
Erin Synth, Rider University
Joshua Solomon, Lehigh University
Alison Sprong, University of Delaware
Robin Stock, Capri Institute
Ashley Stockwell, Montclair State University
Kaylynn Stryker, Fairleigh Dickinson University
Heather Sweeney, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Emily Symons, Monroe College
Dariush Taghavi, Military
Charles Tedesco, New Jersey Institute of Technology
Michelle Teixeira, College of Saint Elizabeth
Michael Theobald, St. Lawrence University
Dwight Tucci, Rutgers University
Matthew Tuorto, Moravian College
Christopher Unis, Montclair State University
Phillip Vetrano, Georgia Tech
Nicole Virgadamo, Montclair State University
Connor Waldron, Cabrini College
Frank Wang, Emory University
Amelia Weiss, University of Delaware
Matthew Wolfman, New Jersey Institute of Technology
Evan Yee, Emerson College
Jeremy Yenko, Fordham University
George Zakka, Rutgers University
Suze Zhang, Rutgers University

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Virginia Citrano
Virginia Citrano grew up in Verona. She moved away to write and edit for The Wall Street Journal’s European edition, Institutional Investor, Crain’s New York Business and Since returning to Verona, she has volunteered for school, civic and religious groups, served nine years on the Verona Environmental Commission and is now part of Sustainable Verona. She co-founded MyVeronaNJ in 2009. You can reach Virginia at [email protected].


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