Local students making college news

Local students making college news


The following local students are members of the Class of 2022: Paul D. Schreiber High School graduate Emily Kraus of Port Washington, Forest Hills High School graduate Veronica Kikena of Mineola, Roslyn High School graduate Michael Fried of Roslyn, Friends Academy graduate Riona Park of Roslyn and Manhasset High School graduates Rose Corcoran and Garrity Kuester of Manhasset and Rahul Daggubati of Plandome.


Raymond Li of Roslyn was among the NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine students who who made an impressive showing at this year’s Osteopathic Medical Education Conference, the world’s largest gathering of osteopathic physicians and educators.

Throughout the five-day conference, which was held in San Diego by the American Osteopathic Association, NYITCOM students received special recognition for their commitment to research and medical education, including an impressive showcase of projects that merited awards in the annual research poster competition.


Talia Rosen of Roslyn Heights recently matriculated as a first-year student.  A graduate of The Wheatley School, Rosen was selected from a pool of 6,240 applicants to the college and joins a class of 482.


Robert McGuinness of New Hyde Park has been named to the Dean’s List for the Spring 2018 semester.

To qualify for the Dean’s List, a student must carry a 3.2 or better grade point average out of a possible 4.0 and be enrolled in a minimum of 12 letter-graded hours (four courses).


Madison B. Mangogna of Great Neck was awarded a Presidential Scholarship from SUNY Oswego. The award recognizes past academic achievement and potential for success.

Ashley Lasko of New Hyde Park and Gianna Passauer of Port Washington were awarded Merit Scholarships, also recognizing past academic achievement and potential for success.

Matthew Movtady of Great Neck, who is majoring in geology, was awarded a Destination Oswego Scholarship, which goes to high-achieving students from outside New York state.

Lilly Motz of Mineola completed a bachelor of arts degree in human development in summer 2018.

Jonathan Ptacek of New Hyde Park completed a bachelor of science degree in biology in summer 2018.

Justin Mazza of Albertson completed graduate studies in summer 2018 with a master of business administration degree in management.


Andrew Kraus of New Hyde Park, who is studying accounting, traveled with 92 other SUNY Oneonta students to the Big Apple on Oct. 25 for the college’s annual Backpacks to Briefcases alumni networking trip.

Students visited 21 well-established alumni at their Manhattan offices and heard about their experiences going from students to top executives. The event is designed to inspire students to jumpstart their careers by beginning to build their professional networks. 


Ryan Stevens of Port Washington was named the State University of New York Athletic Conference Men’s Soccer Offensive Player of the Week.

Stevens, a freshman attacker for the SUNY New Paltz men’s soccer team, was a vital asset in a recent victory for the Hawks. In Friday’s game against Oswego State, he found himself with an assist that tied the game up before halftime and an additional two goals that contributed to SUNY New Paltz’s 4-1 win. The following day, Stevens put two goals on the board to help the Hawks hand previously undefeated No. 14 SUNY Cortland a 5-1 loss.


Buffalo State has welcomed Shanya Shajan of New Hyde Park and Bria Ladson of Manhasset as part of the freshman class of more than 1,700 students.

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