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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

It’s hard to imagine that it’s Thanksgiving already. Is it me, or did we just celebrate? Halloween wasn’t even upon us and the stores were stocked with Thanksgiving and Christmas items. We say to ourselves, “each year, it comes earlier and earlier.” While some prepare to cook and figure out where to seat relatives to avoid arguments, others plan to dine out. To many of us, Thanksgiving means shopping on Black Friday. But for the few and far between who look forward to catching the latest film from the array released exclusively for the holiday weekend, the time has come to relish relaxation. Sit back and enjoy the weekend at the movies, while the deliciousness of turkey and stuffing is probably still digesting in your tummy.

The following movies opened on Nov. 26:

The Penguins of Madagascar (PG–92 mins)

The Penguins of Madagascar finally have their own movie. If you’re familiar with the previous Madagascar films, featuring the zoo animals and their adventures, then you already know the funny and lovable spy penguins. Packed with animated fun for the whole family, Skipper, Kowalksi, Rico and Private begin a journey as undercover agents to help stop the notorious villain, Dr. Octavious. New and returning voices include Benedict Cumberbatch, John Malkovich, Tom McGrath, Christopher Knight, Ben Stiller, Chris Rock and many more.

If you have a sweet tooth and want a taste of confectionary perfection, take a drive down Manetto Hill Road. Set far back in a shopping center you will find Sweet Karma Bakery. No matter where you park in the lot, your nose will be greeted by the scent of freshly baked cakes and cookies.

Owner and pastry chef Brian Fishman graduated from the Culinary Institute of America (CIA) in 1991. He was a savory chef for eight years before he chose pastries over pâtés.


Calendar

Owl Prowl

Saturday, Nov. 29

Holiday Tea

Monday, Dec. 1

Art in the Afternoon

Wednesday, Dec. 3



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