Higher Education: Graduates and Inductees

This edition's honorees: Margot Becker, Lauren Ann Pirrmann, Michelle Francesca Bellifemine, Charles F. Poggi, Rebecca Biesel, Christine Moleti

  • Margot Becker Graduates from Bryant University

SMITHFIELD, RI — Bryant University held its 149th Commencement on Saturday, May 19. Among the graduates is the following local resident:

Margot Becker of Franklin Lakes received a Bachelor of Arts in Communication

  • Local residents awarded degrees during Salve Regina University's 62nd commencement on Sunday, May 15

NEWPORT, RI — The following hometown residents were awarded degrees during Salve Regina University's 62nd commencement on Sunday, May 20:

Lauren Ann Pirrmann of Franklin Lakes was awarded a bachelor of arts degree cum laude in Psychology. Pirrmann received the Helene Kelly Burrell Award for Psychology and is a member of Psi Chi national honor society for psychology.

Michelle Francesca Bellifemine of Franklin Lakes was awarded a bachelor of science degree in Elementary Education and Special Education.

Charles F. Poggi of Wyckoff was awarded a bachelor of science degree in Economics/Financial Management.

  • Rebecca Biesel of Wyckoff Inducted into Kappa Delta Pi Honor Society at Scranton

SCRANTON, PA — Rebecca Biesel of Wyckoff was recently inducted into Kappa Delta Pi, the international honor society for education at The University of Scranton. The Sigma Chi chapter was installed at the Jesuit university in 1992. It joins more than 500 chapters around the world in fidelity to four cherished ideals: humanity, science, service and toil. Biesel is a sophomore at the Jesuit university.

  • Christine Moleti of Franklin Lakes Inducted into Phi Epsilon Kappa Honor Society

SCRANTON, PA — Christine Moleti of Franklin Lakes was recently inducted into Phi Epsilon Kappa, the national honor society in physical education founded in 1913. Scranton's chapter, Zeta Gamma, was chartered in May 2004 and recognizes exercise science majors in their junior year who have achieved an overall minimum grade point average of 3.0, and a 3.25 average in exercise science courses. Moleti is a junior majoring in exercise science and sport at the Jesuit university.


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