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College Success News: July 19, 2013

The following local students have been named to the Marist College Dean’s List for the spring 2013 semester:

Christine Ryan, Plainview is a member of the Class of 2014 and is majoring in Communication.

Daniel Ventricelli, Woodbury is a member of the Class of 2014 and is majoring in Communication.

The following students were named to the University at Albany’s spring 2013 Dean’s List for outstanding academic achievement:

Katie McGowan of Old Bethpage

Myong Park of Plainview

Steven Regensburg of Plainview

Jeffrey Rosenheck of Plainview

Ashley Solowan of Woodbury

Amy Spitz of Old Bethpage

Stephen La Rosa was a recipient of the Dean’s Award for academic excellence during the 2013 spring term at Colgate University, where La Rosa was a Biology major, and a graduating member of the Class of 2013.

To be eligible for the Dean’s Award, a Colgate student must achieve higher than a 3.30 average while enrolled in at least four courses. La Rosa is a graduate of Plainview-Old Bethpage JFK HS, and lives in Old Bethpage.

Corey Lee Elowsky of Plainview was named to the Dean’s List for the spring 2013 semester at Washington University in St. Louis. Elowsky is enrolled in the university’s School of Engineering and Applied Science.

To qualify for the Dean’s List in the School of Engineering & Applied Science, students must earn a semester grade point average of 3.6 or above and be enrolled in at least 12 graded units.

Jordyn Rockower

Plainview Old Bethpage-JFK HS graduate

Currently a rising Sophomore at University of Florida’s Fisher College of Accounting

Accomplishment - Dean’s List, Freshman year

Zach Feldman

Plainview-Old Bethpage JFK HS graduate

Currently a rising Sophomore at University of Florida’s Warrington College of Business Administration

Accomplishment - Dean’s List, Spring 2013 Semester

More than 200 students achieved perfect 4.0 grade point averages in the Spring 2013 semester, earning them a spot on Hofstra University’s Provost’s List. A student must complete at least 12 semester hours with ‘A’ grades to qualify. Hofstra University Provost and Senior Vice President of Academic Affairs Herman Berliner applauds these students’ impressive success, and recognizes that past achievement is an excellent predictor of continued success in the future.

Local students named to the Provost’s List include:

Jennifer Disiena of Woodbury

Jillian Schon of Plainview

News

Oyster Bay Town officials are mulling an override of the state’s 2 percent property tax cap for the second consecutive fiscal year. On Aug. 12, the town held a hearing to approve local legislation, giving the Town Council authority to pierce the cap.

However, according to Marta Kane, a spokesperson with the Town of Oyster Bay, Supervisor John Venditto and the members of the Oyster Bay Town Council are not certain if they will entertain a repeat of last year, when the board adopted a $277 million budget, increasing the tax levy by $15,964,647 — or 8.8 percent.

Members and guests of North Shore Synagogue’s Brotherhood BBQ and Erev Shabbat Service enjoyed a wonderful summer’s evening in early July with a classic BBQ and services led by Brotherhood, with help from Rabbi Jaimee Shalhevet and Cantor Rich Pilatsky.   

“This is a wonderful way to connect with other members of Brotherhood, which focuses on building camaraderie among our members, and instilling a strong sense of community away from the hectic pressures of our day-to-day lives,” said  Brotherhood co-president Jeffrey Levine.


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