Bayside’s Cassandra Georgio, a student at the University of Alabama, won second prize and $3,000 to advance a start-up business in the Edward K. Aldag Business Plan Competition, an event held by Food Drop, a web-based grocery delivery service, on March 31 at the university.
Two northeast Queens residents— Flushing’s Liana Walter, a communication studies major, and Kiet Tran, a computer art major — were among 192 students to receive the Susan Sutton Smith Faculty Prize for Academic Excellence at SUNY Oneonta. The prize is named in memory of the late SUNY Oneonta professor of English. Other Queens students to receive the honor include Richmond Hill’s Konstantina Salales (an early childhood education major) and Waldo Espinosa (a history major) and Howard Beach’s Gina Digiovanni (a psychology major).
Bayside’s James Canellos, a media arts production major, was placed on the dean’s list at Boston’s Emerson College for the fall 2016 semester. To make the list, a student must obtain a 3.7 grade point average. Another Queens student—Springfield Gardens’ Yassmine Hammoudi, a directing narrative fiction major, also made the list.