Achievements: Graduations, dean’s lists and other accomplishments

06/29/2014 5:00 AM |

Marisa Fedele of New Suffolk and Kyle Simcik of East Marion have been named to the spring dean’s list at The College of Saint Rose in Albany.

Niki Benedetto, Mattituck High School Class of 2010, has graduated magna cum laude from the Antoinette Westphal School of Media Arts and Design at Drexel University in Philadelphia, earning a bachelor’s degree in graphic design with minors in art history and fine arts.

New Suffolk residents Katherine Gehring, a psychology major, and Victoria Gehring, a sport and exercise science major, have been named to the spring dean’s list at DeSales University in Center Valley, Pa.

Charles Sanders of Greenport has been promoted to the rank of captain in the New York Army National Guard. Capt. Sanders serves with the Operations Company, 42nd Infantry Division.

Jacob Boergesson of Southold has graduated from the Hartt School at the University of Hartford in Connecticut with a bachelor’s degree in music education. He was also named to the dean’s list for the spring semester.

Four local students, all children of Patricia and Robert Mele of Mattituck, recently graduated with degrees from Hartwick College in Oneonta, N.Y. Daniel Mele majored in business administration; Erin Mele was a sociology major; Grace Mele studied biology in the school’s honors program; and Robert Mele, of East Setauket, majored in nursing.

Dan Sawicki, son of Joan and Tom Sawicki of Laurel, has graduated cum laude from Rochester Institute of Technology’s Kate Gleason College of Engineering with a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering. He was also named to the spring dean’s list.

Connor Davis, son of Tracy and Glenn Davis of Cutchogue, has been placed on the spring dean’s list at SUNY/Cortland, where he is majoring in physical education/health.

Michael Lentini of Mattituck has been named to the spring dean’s list at Rochester Institute of Technology, where he is studying software engineering at the B. Thomas Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences.

Local students Christopher Burger of Cutchogue, Laura Stakey of Laurel and Megan Radigan of Mattituck recently graduated from Fairfield (Conn.) University.

Spring dean’s list honorees at SUNY/Oswego include Mattituck residents John Rauseo, a junior accounting major, and Erin Sayer, a senior majoring in broadcasting and mass communication.