The Art Society of Old Greenwich presented awards to many member artists in “Color Wheel,” a delightful, adventurous and colorful art show that was on exhibit at the Byram Shubert Library. Artist and teacher Kathie Milligan judged the artworks, selecting first, second, and third place, and honorable mention in watercolor, oil, acrylic, mixed media, drawing (graphics), photography and sculpture.
ASOG Co-Presidents Elaine Conner and Julie DiBiase announced the awards at the artists’ reception in the library gallery last month.
Winning ASOG artists are, standing, from left: Carol
Zahn, honorable mention for photography; Richard Tedeschi, third place for photography; Barbara Stretton, second place for pastel and honorable mention for sculpture; Marialisa Pettengill, first place for sculpture; Thom Ecay first place for watercolor; Rosmarie Nasr, honorable mention for watercolor; Florence Spool, third place for watercolor; Sally Harris, second place for photography; Katia Streiff, first place for mixed media; Nina Cocchi, first place for mixed media; Ann Abenavoli, first and third places for acrylic; and Ann Hutchason, first place for pastel.
Seated from left are: Elaine Knapp, third place for sculpture; Vivian Berganthal, honorable mention for mixed media; Carol Nipomnich Dixon, third place for mixed media; Julie DeBiase, first place for photography; and Grace LeVander, second place and honorable mention for acrylic.
Award winners not pictured are: Chet Sauer, first place for oil; Andy Rogers, second place for oil and second place for watercolor; Lucie Anderes, third place for oil; Vela Shimura, honorable mention for oil; and Susan McHale, second place for sculpture.
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Several local residents were among the nearly 520 students who received bachelor degrees from St. Lawrence University during commencement ceremonies held on May 20 in Canton, N.Y.
The local graduates are: Leonard Bici of Greenwich, who majored in economics; Cristina de la Vega of Greenwich, who majored in psychology and business in the liberal arts; Kevin W. Downs of Greenwich, who majored in economics; Vincenzo D. Ferraro of Cos Cob, who majored in environmental studies-economics; Jeffrey J. Meeker of Greenwich, who majored in economics and business in the liberal arts; Charles T. Russell of Greenwich, who majored in history and business in the liberal arts; and Gordon H. Smith of Greenwich, who majored in government.
Maria Valencia of Greenwich received a bachelor of arts degree in psychology from Wittenberg University in Springfield, Ohio, in the 2018 Commencement exercises.
The following local residents were recently initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines.
Laura Stasio of Greenwich was initiated at University of Delaware. Georgina Cahill of Greenwich was initiated at University of Southern California.
They are among 30,000 initiated into Phi Kappa Phi each year. 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.
Three local students were named to the Dean’s List at the University of Vermont in Burlington for achieving a grade-point average of 3.0 or better and rank in the top 20 percent of their class in their respective college or school in the spring semester. The students are Isabella Arnaboldi of Greenwich, Sloane Caan of Greenwich and Avrey Carifa of Old Greenwich.
The following local students have been named to the Dean’s List at Champlain College in Burlington, Vt., for achieving a grade point average of 3.5 or higher in the spring 2018 semester: Tyler Chapman of Greenwich and Clark Nettles of Greenwich.
Erin Ferguson of Greenwich has been named to the 2018 spring semester Dean’s List at Ohio Wesleyan University in Delaware, Ohio. To earn Dean’s List recognition, students must achieve a grade point average of 3.5 or better.