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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

Driving rain and cold temperatures could not keep Long Islanders from coming out to support the first annual DogFest Walk ‘n Roll, a fundraiser for Canine Companions for Independence. Held for the first time at Marjorie Post Park in Massapequa, dogs of all breeds and sizes came with their humans with one goal in mind; to raise funds for CCI.

Massapequa resident and event organizer Yvonne Dagger, past president and now board member, discussed the importance of the event.

For as long as she could remember, Christina Amato-Smith has always wanted to open her own hair salon. The Floral Park native worked at a salon down the road from her home, but it wasn’t until 1994 when Amato-Smith made good on her promise to herself.

“I came to Bethpage to open my business because my clients were here,” said Amato-Smith, who now lives in Lindenhurst and has owned Top Cuts for 20 years.

While her business has been met with much success, in 2008, Amato-Smith’s personal life was met with a life altering challenge when she was diagnosed with stage three breast cancer. It was this event that prompted Top Cuts to organize a cut-a-thon to raise funds and awareness for breast cancer. This year’s event occurs on Saturday, Nov. 1.


Calendar

4th Annual Harvest Festival

Saturday, Oct. 25

Health and Wellness Senior Fair

Tuesday, Oct. 28

Haunted Halloween

Wednesday, Oct. 29



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