2 Watertown Students Make Honor Society, College Dean’s Lists

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College students from Watertown made the Phi Kappa Phi honor society, as well as the dean’s list at Simmons University, Endicott College, and Dickinson College.

See information provided by Phi Kappa Phi and from the three colleges, below:

Phi Kappa Phi

The following people recently were initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines.

Coleman OBrien of Watertown (02472) at Framingham State University.

Emma Grady of Watertown (02472) at Sacred Heart University.

They are among approximately 25,000 students, faculty, professional staff and alumni to be initiated into Phi Kappa Phi each year. Membership is by invitation only and requires nomination and approval by a chapter. Only the top 10 percent of seniors and 7.5 percent of juniors are eligible for membership. Graduate students in the top 10 percent of the number of candidates for graduate degrees may also qualify, as do faculty, professional staff and alumni who have achieved scholarly distinction.

Phi Kappa Phi was founded in 1897 under the leadership of undergraduate student Marcus L. Urann who had a desire to create a different kind of honor society: one that recognized excellence in all academic disciplines. Today, the Society has chapters on more than 325 campuses in the United States, its territories and the Philippines. Its mission is “To recognize and promote academic excellence in all fields of higher education and to engage the community of scholars in service to others.”

Simmons University

The following local residents were named to the 2023 fall semester dean’s list at Simmons University in Boston.

* Noshin Khan, Watertown (02472)

* Niamh Murphy, Watertown (02472)

* Kaleigh Stout, Watertown (02472)

To qualify for dean’s list status, undergraduate students must obtain a grade point average of 3.5 or higher, based on 12 or more credit hours of work in classes using the letter grade system.

Endicott College

Endicott College offers doctorate, master’s, bachelor’s, and associate degree programs at its campus on the scenic coast of Beverly, Mass., with additional sites online and at U.S. and international locations. Endicott remains true to its founding principle of integrating professional and liberal arts education with internship opportunities across disciplines. For more, visit endicott.edu.

Rory Conneely, Nursing

Allison Fijux, Nursing, daughter of Cindy Fijux and Rene Fijux

Teagan Shaughnessy, Nursing, daughter of Michelle Shaughnessy and Michael Shaughnessy

Dickinson College

Dickinson College has announced the following students were named to the dean’s list for the fall 2023 semester. All students earning a position on the dean’s list-a recognition of academic excellence-must have a grade-point average of 3.7 or above on a 4.0 GPA scale for the semester.

Dickinson College, located in historic Carlisle, Pa., was chartered in 1783. The private college is nationally recognized for its cross-disciplinary, active approach to learning, international education, civic engagement and its commitment to teaching its students about sustainability across the curriculum, the community and the globe. www.dickinson.edu.

Kristen Beach, senior environmental science major, Watertown High School, daughter of Christopher and Rosemary Beach of Watertown, Mass.

Maia Vachon, senior data analytics major, Watertown High School, daughter of Marc and Amy Vachon of Watertown, Mass.

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