What’sUpNewp has received notice that the following Aquidneck Island and Newport County residents have graduated, or picked up accolades from the following universities and colleges. Congrats to all!

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Aquidneck Island Residents Graduate From CCRI

President Meghan Hughes conferred more than 2,300 degrees and certificates to Community College of Rhode Island’s (CCRI’s) Class of 2019 last Thursday– the largest graduating class in more than 20 years – including the first cohort to complete the Rhode Island Promise Scholarship program.

Included in those 2,300 degrees, were 105 Aquidneck Island residents! Congratulations to the following students, as well as all those who graduated recently!

105 Aquidneck Island residents graduate from Community College of Rhode Island

Aquidneck Island Students Named to the University of Vermont Dean’s List

To be named to the dean’s list, students must have a grade-point average of 3.0 or better and rank in the top 20 percent of their class in their respective college or school.

  • Nicolas Drennon of Portsmouth
  • Colleen Hayes of Portsmouth
  • Emma Radeka of Middletown

Portsmouth Resident Graduates from Gettysburg College

Charles Baetjer of Portsmouth graduated from Gettysburg College on May 19, 2019, with a BA degree

Three from Newport County Graduate from Curry College

Curry College announced that the following students received degrees on Sunday May 19, 2019 at Commencement Excercises that took place at the Xfinity Center in Mansfield, Massachusetts.

  • Stefanie Chappell of Portsmouth
  • Melissa Darmody of Tiverton
  • Sydney Mello of Middletown

Mello also received the Politics & History Award at Curry College’s 50th Annual Awards Recognition Ceremony. This special event honors Curry College students who have achieved excellence in academics, student life, the arts, and athletics, as well as recognizes Curry staff and faculty for their efforts. In all, more than 70 awards were presented to deserving students, faculty, and staff. Sydney Mello has been named to the Dean’s List for all four years at Curry College.

Business, civic, and philanthropic leader John Fish, Hon. ’19 served as Commencement speaker. Fish, the chairman and CEO of Suffolk, one of the nation’s leading construction management companies, received an honorary Doctor of Business Administration degree.

Tiverton Resident Named To Southern New Hampshire University’s President’s List

Meagan Duclos of Tiverton has been named to Southern New Hampshire University’s winter 2019 President’s List. The winter term runs from January to May.

Eligibility for the President’s List requires that a student accumulate an academic grade point average (GPA) of 3.7-4.0 and earn 12 credits for the semester.

Tiverton Resident Named to Alma College Winter 2019 Dean’s List

Alma College has released the Dean’s List for those students who achieved outstanding academic performance during the 2019 Winter Term. Students who achieve a 3.5 or better grade point average during a term, while carrying a minimum of 13 credits, at least eight of which are evaluative grades, are named to the Dean’s List.

Named to the Dean’s List is Cosette Coston of Tiverton.

Local Students Graduate from Emerson College in Boston

Emerson College awarded more than 970 undergraduate degrees and on May 11, awarded nearly 300 graduate degrees during the College’s Commencement ceremonies.

Award-winning journalist, speaker, and author Soledad O’Brien received an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree and delievered the undergraduate commencement address. Award-winning scholar and writer Nell Irvin Painter, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, Emmy-nominated filmmaker and theatrical producer Jose Antonio Vargas, and of Miami Dade College Eduardo J. Padron also received honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degrees.

  • Westley Shearman of Portsmouth graduated from Emerson College, with a BA degree in Media Arts Production. Shearman was also
    named to the Emerson College Dean’s List for the Spring 2019 semester.
  • Chace Little of Portsmouth graduated from Emerson College, with a BA degree in Media Arts Production.
  • Margeaux Sippell from Portsmouth graduated from Emerson College, receiving a BA in Writing, Lit and Publishing. Sippell completed the degree in December 2018 and was honored on Sunday, May 12, during commencement.

Tiverton Resident Achieves Spring 2019 Dean’s List at Belmont University

Carrie Loughlin, from Tiverton, RI, qualified for the Spring 2019 Dean’s List at Belmont University. 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 32 percent of Belmont’s 8,318 students qualified for the Spring 2019 Dean’s List. Belmont Provost Dr. Thomas Burns said, “This achievement for the fall semester indicates that these students have placed a high priority on their work at Belmont and have invested time and energy in their studies. It is our strong belief that consistent application in this manner will reap great benefits, which will equip them for a lifetime of learning and growing.”

Portsmouth Resident participates in Commencement from the University of Kentucky College of Arts and Sciences!

The University of Kentucky College of Arts and Sciences will recognize more than 925 candidates in the May 2019 Commencement Ceremony on May 5, 2019, at 10 a.m.

Olivia Wright of Portsmouth, RI, is set to participate in Commencement with a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology.

Local Students Graduate from Bucknell University

Bucknell University presented degrees to nearly 900 graduates at Commencement on May 19, 2019.

Caldwell Harden of Newport, RI earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science.

Lindsay Smalec of Portsmouth, RI earned a Bachelor of Arts in Economics.