Education Briefs — April 18, 2014

Cole earns bachelor’s degree at SUNY Maritime College

John M. Cole of Ocean View recently graduated with a bachelor’s degree in marine transportation from the State University of New York (SUNY) Maritime College, college representatives announced this week.

Cole has also been an active member of Maritime’s Billiard Club.

The oldest and largest maritime school in the country, SUNY Maritime College is a four-year college located at Fort Schuyler in Throggs Neck, N.Y. SUNY Maritime offers undergraduate degree programs in engineering, business administration/marine transportation, marine environmental science, humanities, international transportation and trade, and a master’s degree in international transportation management.

Maritime students pursuing their Coast Guard license participate in three summer sea terms aboard the Empire State VI and visit numerous international ports of call. SUNY Maritime College is home to the only Navy Reserve Officer Training Corps (NROTC) unit in New York City.

U.S. News & World Report ranked SUNY Maritime College’s engineering programs among the best in the nation, and Great Colleges for the Real World awarded Maritime College its five-star rating. The college has been nationally recognized as an ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology) institution. Maritime For more information, go to

Dagsboro residents recognized by UD

The University of Delaware recently announced that four Dagsboro residents earned Dean’s List recognition for their efforts for the Fall 2013 semester.

Kyle William Marvel, Joshua J. Scorvielo, Laura Anne Feitz and Max R. Wilkinson were all singled out for their work.

IRHS students win awards at HOSA state conference

Two Indian River High School students won first-place medals at the Delaware Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) Leadership Conference in Dover, March 18-27.

Juniors Katie Boyle and Lili Cooney took first place in the Health Career Display competition at the conference. They competed against 25 other teams from Delaware high schools and qualified for the National HOSA Leadership Conference in Orlando, Fla., in June.

“It was a pleasure to coach Katie and Lili,” Indian River CNA Instructor Shirley Townsend said. “They took the competition very seriously and showed a great work ethic.”

Other IRHS students who competed at the state conference were Mariayna Lovelace, Taite Daisey, Melissa Woody, Josh Schroeder, Alicia Satterfield, Krystal Gonzales, Tyra Phillips and Myckenzie Gillette.

Bartell inducted into honor society

Devan Bartell, a business major from Selbyville, Del., was inducted into the Wesley College Chapter of Sigma Beta Delta Business International Honor Society, a certified member of the Association of College Honor Societies, on April 6.

The inductees were determined by the business faculty officers’ nominating committee of Sigma Beta Delta, within the MBNA School of Business &d Accounting at Wesley, based on character, academic excellence and showing promise for future achievements. To be considered for the honor society, the students must major in business, rank in the top 20 percent of their junior, senior or master’s class and receive an invitation from the chapter advisor, who also serves as president of the business honor society.

Borovok participates in UD’s alternative spring break program

Gleb Borovok of Frankford joined hundreds of Blue Hens in lending a helping hand to communities in need in various U.S. cities this spring break.

The University of Delaware’s alternative spring break program (UDaB), now housed in the Institute for Global Studies, sent approximately 200 students to participate in alternative spring break projects last week in New Orleans, Florida, New Jersey, West Virginia, Detroit, Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington, D.C.

UDaB has grown dramatically in the past year, UD officials noted, adding three additional trips to its roster and increasing the number of students by more than 50.

Earlier in the year, UDaB won a Liberty Mutual Responsible Scholars Alternative Spring Break video contest and received a grant for $2,000. The funding was used for moveable gardening supplies for the new Urban Environment trip to Philadelphia.