Local students making college news

Local students making college news

Sarah Gottlieb of Roslyn is serving as a member of Union College‘s Student Forum.

Gottlieb, a member of the Class of 2019, is serving as the vice president of finance for Student Forum.

Union College has a thriving Student Forum, where members of this body are involved in many of the institutional decisions. It oversees the operations of all student clubs and organizations and the College’s activity fee.

Colby-Sawyer College in New London, N.H. welcomed 294 first-year and transfer students from 18 states and seven countries, including Jessica Guarino of Port Washington.

Guarino’s major is child development.

Ian Dubson, a New Hyde Park native, enrolled at Belmont University in Nashville this semester as part of the university’s largest class yet.

The school kicked off the year with a record-breaking enrollment for the 17th consecutive year with a total of 8,080 students, nearly triple the enrollment in 2000.

As part of its Vision 2020 strategic plan, Belmont aims to hit 8,888 students by the fall 2020 semester, providing more students than ever the opportunity to embrace the Belmont mission to “engage and transform the world.”

Wilkes University in Wilkes-Barre, Penn. announced that Sarah Weynand of Albertson is performing in the university theatre’s production of Theophilus North on Sept. 28 through 30.

Directed by Wilkes University Theatre’s Joseph C. Dawson, associate dean/associate professor of theatre, this charming comedy follows a restless schoolteacher in search of adventure as he sets out to see the world in the summer of 1926.

Stranded in the upscale resort town of Newport, R.I., he becomes entangled in the intrigues of the leisure class and finds more than he ever dreamed.

Theophilus North the play was written by Matthew Burnett and is based on the novel by Thornton Wilder.

Weynand is playing the role of Eloise Fenwick.


Christian Hong of New Hyde Park, a doctor of physical therapy student at the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia received a white coat at the 13th Annual Physical Therapy White Coat Ceremony on Sept. 9.

The White Coat Ceremony is an annual rite of passage for students entering the professional phase of the Doctor of Physical Therapy program.

Hong continues on the path to receiving a doctor of physical therapy degree in May 2020.

Nitin Sethi of Great Neck earned a master’s degree from Georgia State University during the summer semester of 2017.

Deborah Choi of Great Neck earned a bachelor’s degree from Georgia State also during this year’s summer semester.

The University of Iowa in Iowa City has welcomed Ely Aponte and Briani Baboolal to the Class of 2021.

Aponte of Manhasset and Baboolal of Great Neck are enrolled for the fall 2017 semester.


Western New England University in Springfield, MA announced that Mallory M. Donelan of Mineola was inducted into Alpha Lambda Delta National Honor Society on Aug. 25 during the university’s convocation ceremony.

She was presented with the Dean’s Academic Achievement Award at the event.

Donelan is majoring in Accounting.




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