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Five Towns students honored for college accomplishments


Lawrence resident Kaitlyn Romaine, a junior political science major at the College of Holy Cross in Massachusetts, earned a national award for contributions to the school’s Alexander Hamilton Society.

The society is a nonprofit, non-partisan student organization committed to principled United States leadership in global affairs and educating upcoming leaders about the country’s role in the world.

“This chapter provides Holy Cross students with a space to engage in these conversations,” Romaine stated in a news release, the group’s secretary and next year’s co-president. “The nonpartisan aspect of AHS allows students of all backgrounds and belief systems to come together and discuss what is best for the United States and our allies in the grand scheme of things. I hope that our membership base will continue to grow through the class of 2024.”

Five Towns residents were part of the more than 1,300 spring graduates of New York Institute of Technology’s class of 2020. Ari Begun, of Woodmere, received a bachelor's in architecture, Catherine Pastor, from Hewlett, earned a master's in physician assistant studies and Inwood resident Marcus Saint-Furcy attained a master's in business management.

Freshman Logan Fliegel, of Hewlett, earned dean’s list honors for the fall semester at upstate Hamilton College. To qualify, students must have a course load of four or more classes with grade point average of 3.5 or higher.

Lawrence resident Dylan Reilly made the dean's list for the fall semester at SUNY Plattsburgh.

Ithaca College student Shelly Goldman, from Cedarhurst, was named to the dean’s list for the fall semester.