7 Watertown Students Make Dean’s List, Dozens of Local College Graduates

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Watertown students earned academic honors at their college or university, and dozens earned a degree this spring.

The following information was provided by the colleges and universities:

Dean’s List

Wentworth Institute of Technology

The following local students have made the dean’s list at Wentworth Institute of Technology for the Spring 2023 semester.

Jack Edgely of Watertown, Mass.

Maxwell Juscen of Watertown, Mass.

James Walter of Watertown, Mass.

University of Rhode Island

The University of Rhode Island is pleased to announce the Spring 2023 Dean’s List. Students named to the Dean’s List represent nearly all of Rhode Island’s cities and towns, all six New England states, New York and New Jersey, and many other states and countries.

To be included on the Dean’s List, full-time students must have completed 12 or more credits for letter grades which are GPA applicable during a semester and achieved at least a 3.30 quality point average. Part-time students qualify with the accumulation of 12 or more credits for letter grades which are GPA applicable earning at least a 3.30 quality point average.

Katelynn O’Connor of Watertown (02472)

Nicholas Pepe of Watertown (02472)

Curry College

Curry College congratulates roughly 900 students who were named to the Spring 2023 Dean’s List.

Patricia Crosby of Watertown 02472

Madson Rodrigues of Watertown 02472


University of Massachusetts Amherst

Approximately 5,500 students received bachelor’s degrees in over 100 majors at the University of Massachusetts Amherst’s Undergraduate Commencement on May 26, 2023 at the McGuirk Alumni Stadium.

Below is a list of students from your area who earned a degree from Watertown. In order to qualify, an undergraduate student must receive a 3.5 grade-point average or better on a four-point scale.

Arakel G Almasian
Alec A Amirkhani
Alexia Austin
Arie Josef Aviksis
Ariane C Chacker-Bourrut
Alex Cheung
Marlena Nichole Hache
Levon Haroutunian
Andrew Jay Hayek
Tyler William Malovich
Michael Armani Manoukian
Shannon Rose Munger
Kate Somers Myler

Roger Williams University

Roger Williams University is proud to announce that Elizabeth Allen, of Watertown, MA, graduated with a BS Biology in May as part of the Class of 2023.

Holy Cross

Holy Cross celebrated nearly 762 bachelor of arts degree recipients at its 177th Commencement held in person on Friday, May 26 at the DCU Center in Worcester. U.S. Senator Peter Welch ’69 of Vermont, a Class of 1969 alumnus, delivered this year’s address to the Class of 2023 and received an honorary degree.

The following local students earned degrees:

Thais Velasquez of Watertown (02472),

Gabriella Venezia of Watertown (02472), Magna Cum Laude

University of Vermont

Harrison Massing of Watertown graduated from UVM with a bachelor’s in Psychological Science.

UVM President Suresh Garimella conferred degrees on an estimated 3,383 graduates at the university’s 222nd Commencement ceremony. Speaking on the spirit of excellence, the Honorable Sethuraman Panchanathan, director of the U.S. National Science Foundation, delivered the keynote address.

Emerson College

Emerson College awarded approximately 1,058 undergraduate degrees during the 143nd Commencement at Agganis Arena in Boston, MA on Sunday, May 14, 2023, including:

Emma Mcgoldrick of Watertown, MA (02472) received a BA in Media Arts Production.

Phen Sarles of Watertown, MA (02472) received a BA in Self-Designed.

American International College

Taquina Cachimuel, of Watertown MA, has been awarded a Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study from American International College (AIC) in Springfield, MA. Taquina joins all of AIC’s 2023 graduates in receiving well-deserved congratulations for their achievements.

Founded in 1885, American International College (AIC) is a private, co-educational, doctoral granting institution located in Springfield, Massachusetts, comprising the School of Business, Arts and Sciences, the School of Education, and the School of Health Sciences. AIC supports and advances education, diversity, and opportunity for its students and the community.

Stonehill College

548 students processed at Stonehill College’s 72nd Commencement on Sunday, May 21, 2023, including:

Catherine Connors of Watertown (02472)

Katherine Garside of Watertown (02472)

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

On May 20, 2023, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) awarded a total of 1,988 degrees – 152 doctoral degrees, 390 master’s degrees, and 1,446 bachelor’s degrees – to 1,957 students, some of whom earned multiple degrees.

The following local students earned degrees:

Ethan Nelson, of Watertown, 02472, graduated with a BS in Electrical Engineering.

Mairead Walsh, of Watertown, 02472, graduated with a BS in Electrical Engineering.

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

The following students were bestowed degrees at Worcester Polytechnic Institute’s 154th Commencement exercises on May 13:

David Danielian of Watertown, Massachusetts, majored in Computer Science

Albert Foun of Watertown, Massachusetts, majored in Chemical Engineering

Regis College

Thousands of friends and family members attended the Regis College graduation ceremony, bringing their support and enthusiasm in celebration of the graduates’ achievements.

The following local students earned degrees:

Christina D’Agostino of Watertown (02472) graduated with a BS in Nursing

Laura Rankin of Watertown (02472) graduated with a BS in Nursing

Talia Carcieri of Watertown (02472) graduated with a MA in Counseling

Arlin Cimen of Watertown (02472) graduated with a MS in Nursing – Family Nurse Practitioner

Natalie Colon of Watertown (02472) graduated with a Master of Social Work

Sophia Matos of Watertown (02472) graduated with a MS in Nursing – Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

(Know of a student from Watertown who graduated from college this spring who didn’t make the list? Send their information to watertownmanews@gmail.com)

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