Off at School and Doing Great | Jan. 19


Local students enrolled in college are now returning to school after the holidays but now is the time for colleges and universities across the country to announce last semester’s successes from local students.  We’re happy to see that so many are doing well and have achieved academic honors:

Tommy Bowen, of Manchester has been named to the Fall 2023 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.  Roger Williams University offers 50 majors and robust offerings of graduate and professional programs across eight schools of study including Rhode Island's only law school, with campuses on the coast of Bristol and in the heart of Providence, R.I.

George Angus Brown of Manchester has been named to the Fall 2023 Dean’s List at the College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia.  Founded in 1693, the College of William & Mary is the second oldest institution of higher learning in America.  As a "Public Ivy" — one of only eight in the nation — William & Mary provides a world-class education at an exceptional value.

William Smith of Manchester was named to the Dean's List at Lehigh University in the Fall 2023 semester.  Dean's List status, which is awarded to students who earned a scholastic average of 3.6 or better while carrying at least 12 hours of regularly graded courses, has been granted to William Smith in the Fall 2023 semester.  Lehigh's five colleges -- College of Arts and Sciences, College of Business, College of Education, College of Health, and the P.C. Rossin College of Engineering and Applied Science – serve more than 7,000 students.

Annika Smith of Manchester has been named to the Bentley University President’s List for the Fall of 2023 semester.  The President’s List is the highest distinction Bentley confers for the academic excellence in a single term.  Students must achieve a 3.7 grade point average with no grade below a 3.0 to earn a place on the President’s List. 

At Quinnipiac University in Connecticut, Manchester’s Finnian Carlson has been named to the dean's list for the Fall 2023 semester.  To qualify for the dean's list, students must earn a grade point average of at least 3.5 with no grade lower than C. Full-time students must complete at least 14 credits in a semester, with at least 12 credits that have been graded on a letter grade basis to be eligible. Part-time students must complete at least six credits during a semester.

The Dean’s List at the University of Connecticut for the fall 2023 semester was announced last week and Katherine Kuhl of Essex is among the students who have achieved that honor.

JiaLi Mulvey of Manchester qualified for Belmont University's Fall 2023 Dean's List. Dean's List eligibility is based on a minimum course load of 12 hours and a quality grade point average of 3.5 with no grade below a C. Approximately 52 percent of Nashville, TN’s Belmont University’s 7,338 undergraduate students qualified.

Springfield College has named Elizabeth Athanas from Manchester to the dean's list for academic excellence for the 2023 fall semester at the college, which is located in Springfield, MA.  Athanas has a primary major of Sport Management.


Also, private secondary schools in the area are also announcing their academic honors.


St. John’s Prep in Danvers announced the names of students who earned academic honors for the first quarter of the 2023–2024 school year.  Students who qualified for the Headmaster’s List earned grades of A- or above in all courses; students who qualified for the Principal’s List earned grades of B+ or above in all courses; and students who qualified for the Honor Roll earned grades of B or above in all courses. 

In Essex, Michael O'Flynn ’29 made Head of School List and William Kuhl ’24 was named to the Principal’s list.  Colton Friedlander ’26, Gavin McKenna ’28, Mathias Tolo ’26 were all named to the Honor Roll.  In Manchester, Breccan Curran ’26, Griffin Curran ’29, William Kent ’25, Grant Magnuson ’25, Owen McLain ’26, and Ethan Stefanovich ‘26 all made Head of School List and Tucker Lawrence ’25, John Morton ’24, and Wesley Ross ’26 were named to the Principal’s List.  Davide Bussone ’25, Jameson Curran ’24, James Kirkpatrick ’27, and Aiden O'Neill ‘29 were all named to the Honor Roll.

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