Lydia Hammond, a sophomore at Bard College at Simon’s Rock in Great Barrington, Mass., has earned a place on the dean’s list for the fall 2016 semester. To be eligible for this honor, a student must carry 14 or more credits and achieve a grade-point average of 3.5.

Hammond, 18, attended Fairfield Ludlowe High School before leaving to enter college early after 10th grade.

Josh Styrcula of Fairfield was named to the Becker College dean’s list for the fall 2016 semester. Styrcula is pursuing a Bachelor of Arts degree in interactive media design at the school in Worcester, Mass.

Maya Taylor Cromwell, a first-year student at Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pa., has been named to the dean’s list for the fall 2016 semester. A graduate of Fairfield Warde High School, she is the daughter of Ridgely Cromwell and Nina Chanana of Fairfield. All students earning a position on the dean’s list — a recognition of academic excellence — must have a grade-point average of 3.7 or above on a 4.0 GPA scale for the semester.

Fairfield’s Nicole Ciccarelli, a sophomore studying fashion merchandising within the College of the Arts, was named to the fall 2016 dean’s list at Kent State University in Ohio. To qualify for this honor, undergraduate students must obtain a 3.4 grade-point average or higher while maintaining 12 or more credit hours in a semester.

Ten Fairfield natives were named to the Marist College dean’s list for the fall 2016 semester at the Poughkeepsie, N.Y. school.

Charlotte Blatt, a member of the class of 2019, is majoring in psychology and special education; Caroline Carrano, a member of the class of 2019, is majoring in liberal arts; Jacqueline DeLeo, a member of the class of 2017, is majoring in psychology; Joshua Dow, a member of the class of 2017, is majoring in communication; Samantha Jerrild, a member of the class of 2020, is majoring in psychology; Thomas Magnusson, a member of the class of 2020, is majoring in computer science; Katherine Murnane, a member of the class of 2020 and is majoring in liberal arts; Caitlin O’Brien, a member of the class of 2018, is majoring in fashion merchandising; Dylan O’Brien, a member of the class of 2020, is majoring in psychology and special education; and Dylan Reilly, a member of the class of 2019, is majoring in business administration.

Ten Fairfield natives have been named to the dean’s list at the University of New Hampshire for the fall 2016 semester. Samantha Park, Emma Connington, Sophia Ford, Maggie Stopa and Alexandra Amicone earned honors at the school in Durham, N.H. Earning high honors was Harrington Duval, Christian Tortora, Richelle Barone, Jack Dailey and Jocelyn Thibault.

Cary Clark, of Fairfield, has been named to the dean’s list at Western New England University in Springfield, Mass. for the fall semester of 2016. Clark is working toward a degree in neuroscience. Students are named to the dean’s list for achieving a semester grade-point average of 3.30 or higher.

Chambers of commerce plan Danube cruise

The Fairfield Chamber of Commerce, together with the Greater Norwalk, Westport-Weston and Danbury chambers, will be taking a group trip to the scenic Danube River, stopping at imperial cities along the way, departing Sept. 28 and returning Oct. 7.

Chamber members, guests, family and the public are invited to visit one of the most spectacular rivers in the world, the Danube. Included in the trip are stops in Munich, Passau, Melk, Vienna, Budapest, Bratislava and Linz, with an optional, three-night extension stay in Prague.

Chamber trips are affordable, while providing the same high-quality travel of other tour groups.

For those who may be interested, there will be a travel overview presentation at 5:30 p.m. Feb. 21 by Chamber Discoveries at The Boathouse at Saugatuck, 521 Riverside Ave., Westport. Light appetizers and beverages will be served.

Attendees will see photographs, videos and hear about the imperial cities along the river, unchanged over the centuries, as they cruise along and pass through four European countries. Each city boasts unique and beautiful architecture, fine culture and specialty stores for shopping. On board the ship, with only 71 cabins, providing comfort without crushing crowds, guests experience superb dining with all meals included during the cruise, including complimentary, quality red and white wines from Europe’s great wine regions with every dinner onboard the ship.

Trip reservations made by March 3 will receive a $200 discount off the regular tour price. With the early bird discount, the starting price is $3,999, double occupancy.

If interested in learning about the trip, call the Fairfield Chamber at 203-255-1011 to reserve a seat. Walk-ins also welcome.

This trip is open and available to all interested travelers. Nonmembers are welcome to attend.