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Monroe Students Excel at Colleges and Universities

The following is a chronicling of college news with Monroe people.

Run/Walk for Hunger Month at Marist College

POUGHKEEPSIE, NY — Nicole Schwartz of Monroe participated in the annual Run/Walk for Hunger Month at Marist College. Schwartz, is a 2015 majoring in Psychology/Special Education.

"There is a two-fold purpose to Hunger Month," said Brother Frank Kelly, director of Campus Ministry at Marist. "First is awareness that hunger does not just exist in far-flung places across the globe. There is hunger in our own county and country. Second is an opportunity to understand the Gospel message in St. Luke: 'From everyone who has been given much, much will be required; and to whom they entrusted much, of him they will ask all the more.' We all have a role to play in feeding the hungry, clothing the naked, and giving shelter to the homeless." Donations from the month's fund and food drives were distributed to Dutchess Outreach, Bread for the World, and Share Our Strength."

Scopoletti Graduates from Springfield College

SPRINGFIELD, MA — Nicolas Scopoletti of Monroe has earned a bachelor of science degree in applied exercise science from Springfield College for studies completed in 2011.

Duckworth Makes the Dean's List

SAVANNAH, GA — Samantha Duckworth of Monroe has been named to the Dean's List at the Savannah College of Art and Design for fall quarter 2011. Full-time undergraduate students who earn a grade point average of 3.5 or above for the quarter receive recognition on the Dean's List.

Hutton Studies History & Adolescent Education

NEW YORK , NY — Sara Hutton from Monroe is a junior this fall at Pace University's Pleasantville campus and has decided to major in History & Adolescent Education.

Local Students Admitted to Pace University

NEW YORK , NY — The following Monroe students were admitted as first-year students at Pace University this fall:

Stephanie Jacovino, a first-year student at Pace University's Pleasantville campus.

Brandon Kurzela, a first-year student at Pace University's New York City campus.

A Poverty Awareness Marathon

WILLIMANTIC, CT —Dean Accomando of Monroe, a student at Eastern Connecticut State University majoring in Sport & Leisure Management, was among more than 125 runners who recently participated in the third annual Poverty Awareness Marathon.

Athletes from Eastern's men's lacrosse team, women's soccer team, volleyball and softball teams, and numerous other Eastern organizations participated. The marathon helped Health and Physical Education Professor Charles Chatterton collect more than 600 nonperishable items to donate to a local food pantry in Willimantic.

The marathon, part of Chatteron's Taking Strides of Brake the Cycle of Poverty initiative, was his 48th since he began running marathons in 2006 to raise public awareness of poverty in America. The marathon, coordinated by Eastern's Center for Community Engagement, exceeded the goal of 462 nonperishable items, which reflects the estimated 46.2 million people now living in poverty in America, the highest number in 52 years. The items were donated to the Covenant Soup Kitchen in Willimantic.

Students Perform in Benefit Concert

POUGHKEEPSIE, NY — The following Monroe students performed in "Night on Broadway," an annual benefit concert presented by the Marist College Singers organization: Amy Strachan, a junior; Hayley Rothbaum, a freshman; and Sophia Todeasa, a freshman.

"Night on Broadway" is a student concert featuring musical selections from both classic and contemporary Broadway shows. Proceeds from the concert are donated to Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, a charity that assists performers who struggle with the disease. This year, the Marist College Singers donated $5,000, their largest donation to date.

Lisi Shines On and Off the Field

WILLIMANTIC, CT — Samuel Lisi of Monroe is a member of the club rugby team at Eastern Connecticut State University and is majoring in English.

This fall, the team finished in first place in the south region of the New England Rugby Football Union's Division III men's college standings and qualified for postseason play. They fought hard before losing in the semifinals against Tufts University.

Lisi and his teammates are well known for their volunteerism in the community. Over the past several years, they have refurbished the dining room at the Holy Family Home and Shelter, served meals at the Covenant Soup Kitchen and volunteered in other ways in the community.

jim laguardia December 19, 2011 at 03:01 PM
congrats to all of them

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