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Sydney T. Geer and Kirsten A. Greene were named to first honors on the Clark University dean’s list. Melanie F. Nash was named to the school’s second honors list.

Asnuntuck Community College student Cameron Danalis was chosen to participate in Connecticut CLICKs: the CT Community Colleges’ International Education Initiative, and attended a nine-day trip to France at the end of spring semester.

Becker College student Griffin Barrows, has been selected for a Millennium Fellowship, a joint project by the Millennium Campus Network and the United Nations Academic Impact, to help achieve the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. Barrows is pursuing a BA in interactive media design, computer game design concentration. His Millennium Fellowship will focus on climate action (recycling on campus).

Robert Giles was elected to the Andover Newton Seminary board of trustees. After serving in Vietnam with the U.S. Marine Corps, he began his career with Arthur Andersen in Hartford. He later served as chief financial officer at Texon, Inc. and then as chief operating officer of Murtha Cullina LLP. He retired in 2007. Giles has served as treasurer and a board member of the Connecticut Conference of the United Church of Christ and also as treasurer and board member of Star Island UCC. Giles is a member and moderator of First Congregational Church of Granby.