21 Aug 2014
- Press release
(MCS) — Mount Carmel School’s 2013 valedictorian, Feng Lizama, was recently named to the Dean’s List at Rensselaer Polytechnic School of Engineering for the spring 2014 semester. The 2013 AlumKnight was notified about her accomplishment in a letter from the dean of the school, Dr. Shekhar Garde.
In his letter, Dean Garde recognized Lizama, writing, “Your commitment to your education and your success at this early stage of your career is commendable.”
Dean Garde also noted that since “admission to Rensselaer, already high selective, has become even more selective in recent years,” Lizama’s selection for the Dean’s list “places [her] in a very elite group, among the best engineering students in the nation.”
According to the College Board, Rensselaer has an acceptance rate of 41 percent.
Lizama credited her alma mater with her success. As she wrote in an email message to the school, “I am always proud and happy to be an AlumKnight of Mount Carmel School.” She added, “MCS always has a great influence in my life.”
“We are very proud of Feng,” said school president Galvin Deleon Guerrero.
Deleon Guerrero, who was also Lizama’s AP English teacher, added, “She has always been a very studious and hard-working scholar, and this honor validates everything that she has accomplished, as well as how much her parents have supported her in her studies.”
Located in Troy, New York, Rensselaer is a medium-sized, 4-year, private university that offers bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees. Founded in 1824, Rensselaer is the nation’s oldest technological research university.