Verona’s College Graduates 2013


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MyVeronaNJ-College-BooksClemson University: Julianne Garner graduated summa cum laude from Clemson University on May 10, 2013, with a bachelor of science in secondary education (History). Garner was among 3,053 students who received degrees at three commencement ceremonies at Littlejohn Coliseum.

Drew University: Kimberly Ammiano received a bachelor of arts degree from Drew University on Saturday, May 18, 2013, at the university’s 145th commencement.

Fairfield University: Thomas Grund and Nicole Shipitofsky received a bachelor of arts degree from Fairfield University’s College of Arts and Sciences.

James Madison University: Colleen Bulger, Courtney McKeown and Mark Holmes graduated from James Madison University during the May 4, 2013 commencement exercises.

Lafayette College: Camille Borland graduated with a bachelor of science degree in neuroscience, honors in neuroscience. Christopher Lavery graduated with a bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering.

Macalester College: Hana Masri graduated cum laude from Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota on May 18, 2013. Hana was a double major (International Studies; Political Science) and completed two concentrations (Human Rights and Humanitarianism; Critical Theory). In her time at Macalester, Masri completed three Capstone projects and an honors thesis entitled “The Performative Speech and Silence of Rape Trees: Staging Sexual Violence Against Migrant Women in the U.S.-Mexican Borderlands”. Masri presented another paper entitled “The Relationship of Contestation Between Women and the State in Nicaragua” at the National Latin American Studies Symposium in Birmingham, Alabama in April. She also won a grant, in her senior year, to continue her work with a women’s rights group she co-founded in Nicaragua. Masri will spend part of her summer assisting with another grant-funded program in Mexico City before beginning a fellowship with MATCH Corps in September where she will be tutoring students in an urban school in Boston.

Montclair State University: Montclair State University conferred degrees on Sara M. Bennett, Max H. Brandt, Ryan Camlin, Tatiana Crawford, Justin A. Danser, Kevin J. DeJong, MariaElena Dyer, Tara L. Evenson, Colleen E. Heiser, Jessica A. Hill, Heather A. Hryb, Wendi F. Kaplan, Emma L. Kaptein, Megan E. McGinley, Alexandra N. Petruzziello, Thomas J. Rademaker, Jacqueline J. Ruff, Nicole M. Staselewicz, Eric M. Staudinger, Jennifer A. Symons and Eleni M. Zapantis. The Class of 2013, which is the largest in University history, includes 3,273 undergraduates and 1,047 graduate students. Katharine Menton, a 2004 graduate of Verona High School, received her master of business administration degree in finance from Montclair State University. Menton works for Time Warner as a financial analyst and currently lives in Nutley.

Quinnipiac University: Kevin Spano graduated with a bachelor of science in health/science studies from Quinnipiac University during the 82nd Undergraduate Commencement held May 19.

Salve Regina University: Mitchell Roshong was awarded a master of business administration degree in Management during Salve Regina University’s 63rd commencement on Sunday, May 19. Sister Jane conferred 439 baccalaureate degrees, 191 master’s degrees, 19 certificates of advanced graduate studies and six doctorates.

St. Lawrence University: Brianna N. Theobald of Verona, was among the 548 students awarded a degree at St. Lawrence University’s Commencement ceremony, held May 19 on campus in Canton, New York. Theobald was awarded a degree in economics-mathematics combined

University of Scranton: The University of Scranton conferred 1,735 degrees – the largest number of degrees in its history – at two commencement ceremonies, including more than 900 bachelors and associate degrees at its undergraduate commencement on May 26 at the Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza in Wilkes-Barre. Christina M. Celfo of Verona earned a bachelor of science in middle level teacher education. Joseph G. Laraja earned a bachelor of arts in history. John L. Sheehan earned a bachelor of science in accounting. Kathleen P. Sinram earned a master of science degree with a major in curriculum and instruction.

Has a Verona resident that you know earned an undergraduate or graduate college degree this May? Send us the information at [email protected].

The 2013 Montclair State University commencement at the Izod Center.  (credit:  John Munson)
The 2013 Montclair State University commencement at the Izod Center. (credit: John Munson)
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