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Winning awards, studying abroad


Victor Mintz, from Inwood, was named Men’s Football Most Improved Player by Monroe College in the Bronx what the school called “a strong commitment to athletic and academic excellence,” while playing for the Mustangs.

Tel Aviv University was where Sapir Riskovich, of Hewlett, spent the spring semester as part of the 16-study abroad exchange program hat SUNY Oneonta offers through its Office of International Education.

Inwood resident Ryan Kennedy was one of several New York Institute of Technology students who presented research at this year’s Alethia Annual Research Symposium. Organized by NYIT School of Health Professions and held at the NYIT Long Island campus in Old Westbury on May 8.

Among the many topics covered by this year’s projects were Parkinson’s disease, the effects of vaping, the relationship between exercise and grades, and more. The NYIT School of Health Professions prepares students for careers in fast-growing health professions, including clinical nutrition, health sciences/health and wellness, nursing, occupational therapy, physician assistant studies, and physical therapy.

Alexander Benary and Rebecca Cooperstein, both of Hewlett, were among the nearly 120 Muhlenberg College students who took part in the Allentown, Pa. school’s study abroad program during the fall semester. Benary, class of 2019, studied in the United States and Cooperstein, class of 2020, went to England. More than half — 58 percent — of graduates from Muhlenberg’s class of 2018, studied abroad, school officials noted.

Wesleyan University students Miriam Zenilman of Lawrence and Jackie Manginelli of Hewlett received awards at the Middletown, Conn. school’s spring prize reception on May 8.

Miriam Zenilman, class of 2020, who is majoring in College of Letters and English earned the Olin Fellowship, which is given in recognition of achievement in English. The fellowship supports supervised work in English outside of the Wesleyan course structure. She was also presented with the Wesleyan Fiction Award, which is a gift from Norman Mailer to the Wesleyan Writing Program. The award recognizes an outstanding piece of fiction written by a Wesleyan student.

Manginelli, class of 2019, is majoring in feminist gender and sexuality studies and government. She is a Hewlett High School graduate. Manginelli received the Gay, Lesbian, and Sexuality Studies Prize that is donated by the Wesleyan Gay and Lesbian Alumni Association. The prize is awarded annually to that undergraduate who has done the best research and writing on a subject in gay, lesbian and sexuality studies.