People: Friday, Aug. 30, 2013

People: Friday, Aug. 30, 2013


Christopher James Constantine of San Francisco, son of Laura Constantine of Ashaway, and James Constantine of Ashaway, graduated from the University of San Francisco with a bachelor’s degree in psychology with a focus in neuroscience. He was a dean’s list student and a member of Psi Chi, the international honor society in psychology. While interning in the radiology and biomedical imaging labs he co-authored an article on social cognition and functional connectivity in temporal lobe epilepsy patients. After he began working as a caseworker for First Avenues — Housing Solutions for Families. His maternal grandparents are John and Janet Reay of Westerly. His paternal grandparents are Charles and June Constantine of Pawcatuck.

Mitchell Young of Westerly, who is majoring criminology, was named to the dean’s list at West Virginia University for the spring 2013 semester. While completing his freshman year, he was also initiated into the Epsilon Theta Chapter of Sigma Alpha Mu Fraternity.

Michael Lew of Westerly was awarded the Order of the Engineer at a ceremony at Rochester Institute of Technology in May. The Order of the Engineer, a national recognition, is given to graduates and registered engineers to foster the spirit of pride and responsibility in the engineering profession. Lew earned a Bachelor of Science degree in industrial engineering from the institute’s Kate Gleason College of Engineering.

Theodore Capaldi of Westerly was named to the dean’s list for spring semester at the Georgia Institute of Technology.

Valerie Katherine Jackson, daughter of Stephen Jackson of East Lyme and Sharon Grills Jackson, formerly of Ashaway, and granddaughter of Richard A. Grills of Ashaway, graduated from the Northeastern University School of Law. She graduated from The College of the Holy Cross in Worcester in 2008 and received a Master of Arts degree in history from Providence College. While attending law school, Jackson worked for federal Magistrate Judge Marianne B. Bowler, the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Boston, and the law firms of Sherin & Lodgen; and Morgan, Brown & Joy. She was a member and leader of many student organizations including the Federal Bar Association (and a founder of the Northeastern chapter), the co-chairwoman of the Women’s Law Caucus, the communications chairwoman of the Student Bar Association, and a senior staff editor for the Northeastern University Law Journal. In addition, she was a research assistant for the Northeastern professors Deborah Ramirez and Susan Sloan. She is currently preparing for the Massachusetts Bar Exam.

Area residents who received degrees from Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, Conn., include: Deanna Stocker of Mystic graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in English; Nichole Bowski of Mystic graduated with a Bachelor of Science in the health science pre-professional track, magna cum laude; Billie Shea of Westerly graduated with a certificate in advanced studies in administration; and Kiah Cabral of Westerly graduated with a Bachelor of Science in exercise science, magna cum laude.

Chelsea Randall of Westerly, a junior, was named to the dean’s list for the spring 2013 semester at the University of New Haven, where she is studying criminal justice.

Pawcatuck resident Elyse Stewart earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Stonehill College and Charlestown resident Abigail Walsh earned a Bachelor of Arts degree during the spring commencement ceremonies at the college in Easton, Mass.

The following area students achieved high honors or honors for the spring term at the Loomis Chaffee School: Mark Crawford, a senior from Mystic, high honor roll; Warren Lorenz, a senior from Stonington, high honor roll; and Sarah Williams, a senior from Pawcatuck achieved High Honor Roll.

Daniel M. Makin of Westerly was elected chairman of the board of directors of the Wood River Health Services this summer at the organization’s annual meeting. Robin Devin of Hope Valley was elected vice chairwoman, Tricia Barber of Westerly, a registered nurse at The Westerly Hospital, was elected secretary, and Gerard Trottier of Westerly was re-elected treasurer. Makin is a certified financial planner who received a bachelor’s degree from Alfred University with a dual emphasis in management and finance; Devin, a professor at the University of Rhode Island, has served on the board of the Langworthy Library and joined the Wood River Health Services board in 2008.

Barber, a graduate of the University of Rhode Island, is a lifelong resident of South County with a wealth of experience working with physicians, patients and families, as well as in building computerized charts and reports and designing and implementing policies and procedures; Trottier, a retired licensed practical nurse, statistician, social worker and engineering consultant, has extensive volunteer experience at the WARM Center and the Carriage House at the Elms in Westerly and as a board member for the Westerly Armory Renovation, Jonnycake Center of Westerly and Westerly Senior Center. A graduate of Clark University, he is a partial owner of Westwood Associates and Chapman Pond Farm, and joined Wood River Health’s Board of Directors in 2010.

Wood River Health Services is a nonprofit, full-service community health center serving southwestern Rhode Island and southeastern Connecticut, providing primary and family medical and dental care and a chronic disease management program, as well as social services, nutrition counseling, WIC program and a food pantry. The center also provides behavioral health counseling. Lab testing, including blood work, x-ray and mammography, is available on-site in cooperation with Westerly Hospital.

Sliding scale payments are available to those who qualify.

Wood River Health Services is located at 823 Main St.

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