Friends and Neighbors: Community members’ achievements


Thursday, June 07, 2018

Brandon Dallmann has been named to the spring semester dean’s honor roll at Oklahoma City University in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

Paige Darby was named to the spring semester dean’s list at William & Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia.


Bryanna Veroneau has been named to the spring semester dean’s list at Assumption College in Worcester, where she is a member of the class of 2018.

Air Force 2nd Lt. Gregory R. Gay has graduated from the 54-week Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training program at Vance Air Force Base, Oklahoma.

He is a 2007 graduate of Belchertown High School and earned a bachelor’s degree in 2013 from Westfield State University, Westfield.

Lieutenant Gay received his Air Force pilot wings during the Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training Class 18-05 graduation ceremony held Feb. 16 at Vance Air Force Base, Oklahoma. He will continue his flight training in the C-130J Hercules, a tactical airlift aircraft capable of operating from rough, dirt strips and is the prime transport for airdropping troops and equipment into hostile areas.

South Deerfield

Matthew P. Boudah, son of Denis and Sandy Atwood Boudah, received a bachelor’s degree in marketing from the Isenberg School of Management at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

University of Vermont

The following local students received degrees at the university in Burlington, Vermont.

Amherst: Anna Kaplan, bachelor’s degree in exercise and movement sciences, summa cum laude, and Max Wilkins, bachelor’s degree in economics.

Belchertown: Candyce Avery, bachelor degree in professional nursing, and Lindsey Burkey, bachelor’s degree in communication science and disorders.

Shutesbury: Andres Reda, bachelor’s degree in parks recreation and tourism.

South Deerfield: Olivia Baronas, bachelor’s degree in environmental studies, and Mia Monserrate, bachelor’s degree in political science.

The following local students were named to the dean’s list at the university.

Amherst: Nicholas Auerbach and Amalia Butler

Hadley: Caitlin Lewis and Emily Young

Sunderland: Hannah Bernotas

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Local residents who received bachelor’s degrees at WPI in Worcester’s commencement include:

Amherst: Lenna Quackenbush, chemical engineering with high distinction, and Benjamin Freed, mechanical engineering with distinction.