Forest Hills’ Valerie Tratner was recently initiated into the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest and most selective all-discipline collegiate honor society, at Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences.
Only the top 10 percent of seniors and 7.5 percent of juniors are eligible for membership into the honor society.
Howard Beach’s Gina Digiovanni was one of 61 students who recently received a Richard Siegfried student award this semester at SUNY Oneonta for earning a total grade point average of 3.9. Digiovanni is majoring in psychology. To be eligible for the award, students must be a full-time freshman or transfer student with a GPA of 3.9 or higher.
The New York Army National Guard announced that several soldiers from Queens have reenlisted—including Woodhaven’s Spc. Artemio Molina (who will continue service with Company A, 1-69th Infantry), Elmhurst’s Spc. Kevin Chan (who will continue with Company C, 101st Signal Battalion) and Spc. Jinghan Li (who will continue with the 14th Finance Detachment), Woodside’s Spc. Harold Estrada (who will continue with the 7th Finance Detachment), Flushing’s Spc. Richard Simo (who will continue with Company A, 1-69th Infantry) and Spc. Michael Posadas (who will continue with Company A, 1-69th Infantry), Hollis’ Sgt. Marius Donadelle (who will continue with the 442nd Military Police Company), Jamaica’s Spc. Sheldon Whitely (who will continue with the Intelligence and Sustainment Company, 42nd Infantry Division) and Queens’ Spc. Daniel Lin (who will continue with Company C, 101st Signal Battalion) and Spc. Alain Seraphin (who will continue with Company C, 101st Signal Battalion).
College Point’s Thomas Hurtubise is soon expected to conclude his master’s course of study with a MA in biology from Miami University. Hurtubise has also taken part in on-site and field studies at the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo, where he works as an education manager.
Two Queens students who attend SUNY Oneonta—Maspeth’s Joanne Wong, a sophomore majoring in biochemistry and computer art, and Little Neck’s Vincent Cacchione, a senior majoring in English—are studying abroad this fall semester. Wong is studying at the Tokyo Metropolitan University, while Cacchione will study at the United Kingdom’s Regents University.