Achievements: Cutchogue woman graduates cum laude from SBU

Desiree Reese of Cutchogue has graduated cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in philosophy from Stony Brook University, where she also made the spring dean’s list and received a Socratic Legacy Honor. She will continue her studies at SBU toward a master’s in social welfare. 

Caitlin Polistena, daughter of Deborah and Frank Polistena of Mattituck, was recently awarded an M.D. degree from New York Medical College in Valhalla. A 2007 graduate of Bowdoin College, she will move on to a residency in general surgery at Albert Einsten College of Medicine at Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx.

Cara Slotkin of Laurel recently graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree from Ohio Wesleyan University in Delaware, Ohio.

Christina Stankewicz of Peconic has graduated cum laude from St. Bonaventure (N.Y.) University with a bachelor’s degree in history. She will continue her studies toward a master’s degree at St. John’s University in Queens.

The following local students were named to the spring dean’s list at Fairfield (Conn.) University: Christopher Burger of Cutchogue; Catherine Brabazon of Greenport; Laura Stakey of Laurel; Christine Angell, Abigail Gatz and Nicole Murphy of Mattituck; and Abigail Abrams and Sara Abrams of Southold.

Dylan Hahn, son of Donna and David Hahn of Mattituck, was named to the spring semester dean’s list at Lafayette College in Easton, Pa., where he is a freshman civil engineering major.

John Dunne of Southold has graduated with distinction from SUNY/Maritime College with a bachelor’s degree in marine transportation and a U.S. Coast Guard third mate’s license-unlimited tonnage. He has been commissioned as an ensign in the U.S. Navy and will report for naval aviator training in Pensacola, Fla., in October.

Jonathan Borowy of Mattituck has been named to the spring semester dean’s list at SUNY/Brockport.