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  • Daina Lauren Samantha Migdel, daughter of Larry and Meryl Migdel of Monroe, received her Doctor of Juris Prudence from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law.



GraduationsDaina Lauren Samantha Migdel, daughter of Larry and Meryl Migdel of Monroe, received her Doctor of Juris Prudence from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law when she graduated on May 24 held at Lincoln Center’s David Geffen Hall.

After her first year in law school, she was selected as a member of the Cardozo Law Review and was subsequently elected as the Cardozo Law Review de novo Editor.

While at Cardozo, Daina also served as a Legal Writing Teaching Assistant, social chair of Cardozo’s Law and Internet Club, a Student Mentor, and the Student Director for the Howard M. Squadron Fellowship in Law, Media, and Society. In addition to her volunteer positions, Daina worked for Kaplan Bar Review as a representative, the New York Attorney General’s Office in both the Consumer Fraud & Protection Bureau and the Bureau of Internet and Technology as well as some other legal internships including New Avon. Daina also received the American Bar Association’s Janet D. Steiger Fellowship where she was placed in the New Jersey Attorney General’s Office in the Consumer Fraud Prosecution Section.

In addition to the Fellowship, Daina was also awarded the Howard M. Squadron Fellowship, the E-Discovery Excellence Award, a DC Blockchain Summit Scholar, and a Monrad Paulsen Moot Court Competition Quarter Finalist.

She is a lawyer following in her grandfather Lawrence P. Sheinberg’s footsteps and is currently studying for the Bar exam.

Rajesh Burela of Monroe earned a Master of Science degree from Tulane University’s School of Science & Engineering in New Orleans, La.

Arielle Telesmanic of Monroe earned a Bachelor os Science degree in chemical engineering from the University of New Haven’s Tagliatela College of Engineering.

The following students have completed their graduate studies at SUNY Oswego:

Alexis Corcoran of Highland Mills earned her master of business administration degree in accounting.

Khristian Diaz of in Monroe earned his master of business administration degree in accounting.

The following students graduated from the State University of New York at New Paltz:

Nicholas Alma of Monroe.

Maryann Badura of Harriman.

Jonathan Baez of Monroe.

Angelique Burgos of Monroe.

Cynthia Cammisa of Monroe.

Ashley Crover of Harriman.

Devin Fiat of Harriman.

Lauren Fountain of Monroe.

Kimberly Heuberger of Monroe.

Kristina Hughes of Monroe.

Christopher Inglese of Monroe.

Daniel Kochovos of Monroe.

Shannon Maher of Monroe.

Kelly McInerney of Monroe.

Thomas Nicholas of Monroe.

Samantha Nicoliello of Monroe.

Adele Ondocin of Monroe.

Lauren Pacheco of Monroe.

Nicholas Palmer of Central Valley.

Luke Schuessler of Highland Mills.

Akilah Suleiman of Monroe.

Drew Taibi of Monroe.

Lauren Trebach of Highland Mills.

Dean’s listSarah Scotto of Monroe was named to the Dean’s List for the spring 2017 semester at SUNY Cortland. The Monroe-Woodbury High School graduate is majoring in education.

Awards, programs, honorsAlexander Sanso of Monroe was recently initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest and most selective all-discipline collegiate honor society. Sanso was initiated at State University of New York at Potsdam.

Sanso is among approximately 30,000 students, faculty, professional staff and alumni to be initiated into Phi Kappa Phi each year. Membership is by invitation only and requires nomination and approval by a chapter. Only the top 10 percent of seniors and 7.5 percent of juniors are eligible for membership. Graduate students in the top 10 percent of the number of candidates for graduate degrees may also qualify, as do faculty, professional staff and alumni who have achieved scholarly distinction.

Phi Kappa Phi was founded in 1897 under the leadership of Marcus L. Urann who had a desire to create a different kind of honor society: one that recognized excellence in all academic disciplines. Today, the Society has chapters on more than 300 campuses in the United States and the Philippines. Its mission is “To recognize and promote academic excellence in all fields of higher education and to engage the community of scholars in service to others.”


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