Inwood resident Essence Hightowe was named to the SUNY Plattsburgh dean’s list for the fall semester. To be eligible, undergraduate students must achieve a minimum 3.5 semester grade point average with at least 12 credit hours. Part-time, matriculated students are also eligible for the dean’s list after accruing 12 credit hours consecutively and achieving a minimum 3.5 grade point average.
Hewlett High School graduate Emanuel Cohen, a freshman majoring in cell and developmental biology at the University of Rochester, was named to the dean’s list for academic achievement for the fall semester. Cohen is a Lynbrook resident.
Melissa Meric, a University of Delaware student from Inwood, took part in the school’s UDance fundraiser that benefit’s the Wilmington, Delaware-based Andrew McDonough B+ Foundation.
UDance is the university’s largest student-run philanthropy, and in March the organization celebrated a year’s worth of fundraising during its 11th annual 12-hour dance marathon. UDance is the fifth largest college dance marathon in the nation with more than 2,000 student participants.
Throughout the academic year, students raised a total of more than $1.8 million. Funds provide financial assistance to families of children battling pediatric cancer and also fund cutting edge, life-saving research studies.