Numerous student-athletes were honored for their academic achievement at the College's Celebration of Academic Excellence Ceremony last Thursday.
Chief among them was men's soccer captain Brendan Pacheco (Fall River, Mass.), who received the College's Trustee's Prize for General Excellence – the most prestigious honor the College awards. A 4.0 sport management major, Pacheco receives the award given annually for overall excellence, exemplary scholarship, demonstrated commitment to studies and outstanding contributions to the College.
In addition to Pacheco, men's lacrosse captain Westley Reel (Lakeville, Conn.), a criminal justice and homeland security management major, was awarded the Trustee's Prize from the school of business, for distinguishing himself in the classroom and outstanding effort and scholarship.
CHI SIGMA ALPHA
For the first, the College inducted student-athletes into the Chi Alpha Sigma honor society. Established to recognize college student-athletes who excel both on and off the field of competition, the national honor society's goal is to provide outstanding student-athletes with an opportunity to become connected within a fraternal association that aligns their educational and athletic successes for a lifetime.
Criteria for membership includes being a junior or above academically, receives a varsity letter in their sport while earning a 3.4 or high cumulative grade point average.
Travis Dinsdale, Baseball
Makayla Fisher, Field Hockey/Women's Lacrosse
Courtney Holden, Softball
Alexander McCulloch, Men's Cross Country/Men's Volleyball
Megan Moore, Women's Soccer
Brendan Pacheco, Men's Soccer
Westley Reel, Men's Lacrosse
Melanie Rios Nevarez, Women's Volleyball/Softball
Ross Rubin, Men's Cross Country
Michele Sessa, Softball
PHI THETA KAPPA HONOR SOCIETY
The purpose of Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society is to recognize and encourage academic achievement among two-year college students. The students who are being inducted into the Upsilon Zeta Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa have been selected for membership as a result of their outstanding academic achievements and their conduct in the Dean community.
Criteria for membership include having a cumulative grade point average of 3.8 after one semester or 3.5 after two or more semesters as well as demonstrating good citizenship while enrolled as a full-time student at Dean College.
Olivia Houlihan, Softball
GOLDEN KEY INTERNATIONAL HONOUR SOCIETY
The mission of the Golden Key International Honour Society is to support and award its members' drive to learn, lead and help others.
The students who are being inducted into Dean College's Golden Key Chapter have been selected for membership as a result of their outstanding academic achievements and their conduct in the Dean community.
Criteria for membership include being a full-time student in a bachelor's degree program, being in the top 15% in their junior or senior classes, having at least a 3.5 cumulative grade point average as well as demonstrating good citizenship while enrolled as a full-time student at Dean College.
DEAN COLLEGE HONORS PROGRAM
Students who have been active in the Honors Program during their entire time at Dean graduate with Honors Scholar status in three out of their four semesters, or if as a bachelor's degree student, they achieve Honors Scholar status in six out of eight semesters. To earn Honors Scholar status for a given semester, a student must take honors courses, participate in honors program activities and earn a spot on the Dean's List or President's List.
Vincenzo Convertino, Men's Golf
Michele Sessa, Softball