Local students graduate from TCNJ

The following local residents were among 1,956 students who participated in the 2013 commencement ceremony at The College of New Jersey on May 16 and 17, on campus in Lions’ Stadium: Trasaya Gaines, of Mays Landing, earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in women’s and gender studies; Cortney Osolinski, of Mays Landing, earned a Master of Education degree in special education, blind/visual; and Megan Coburn, of Mays Landing, earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in mathematics secondary education.

Giansante wins award from St. Michael’s College

Victoria Giansante, of Mays Landing, a student at Our Lady of Mercy Academy, was awarded the 2013 St. Michael’s College Book Award for Academic Achievement with a Social Conscience.

The award recognizes students who demonstrate a commitment to leadership in volunteer service and academic achievement. Saint Michael’s, located in Burlington, Vermont, one of America’s top 10 college towns, was founded on the belief that serving others is part of its Catholic tradition, and through the award seeks to honor those who demonstrate the true spirit of volunteerism.