Wesley Orser of New Canaan excelled during the fall 2016 semester at Hofstra University in Hempstead, N.Y., achieving a grade-point average of at least 3.5 to earn a spot on the dean’s list.

The University of Wisconsin in Madison recognized four New Canaan natives named to the dean’s list for the fall semester. To be eligible for the dean’s list, students must complete a minimum of 12 graded degree credits in that semester. Each university school or college sets its own grade-point average requirements for students to be eligible to receive the distinction.

Haley Anderson from the School of Human Ecology was named to the dean’s high honors list; Charles Freyre from the College of Letters and Science was named to the dean’s list; Michelle Halpert from the College of Engineering was named to the dean’s honor list; and Isabel Marshall from the College of Letters and Science was named to the dean’s list.

In the world of business

Reynolds & Rowella hired Greg Sandor as a senior associate in its New Canaan office, focused on the preparation of individual, trust, gift and corporate tax returns for high-net-worth clients. Sandor is a New Canaan native and has a bachelor’s degree in finance and accounting from Miami University.

Sandor was a vice president for Weiler Arnow Management, a family office based in New York City; and before that was director of tax in the Shelton offices of Baldwin Technology.

Collegiate honors

New Canaan’s Dylan Alter was inducted into the National Honor Society of Leadership and Success at the end of the fall 2016 semester at Champlain College in Burlington, Vt. Alter is earning a Bachelor of Science degree, majoring in game design.

The National Society of Leadership and Success is the nation’s largest leadership honor society. Students are selected by their college for membership based on either academic standing or leadership potential.

In addition to honorable distinction, the society provides a step-by-step program for members to build their leadership skills through participation at their campus or online. Upon completion of the program, members receive their leadership certificate and take their place among the top student leaders at their campus and across the country.

Study abroad

Brianna DiPanni of New Canaan is spending the spring semester abroad. DiPanni, a member of the class of 2018 at Assumption College in Worcester, Mass., is studying in Ireland.

At the Library

Please register online at newcanaanlibrary.org for events at the New Canaan Library, 151 Main St.

Glass House Presents: Curator and architectural historian Esther da Costa Meyer will appear as part of Glass House Presents, an occasional series of talks and events about architecture, design, and Modernism in New Canaan and beyond.

Da Costa Meyer will speak at 7 p.m. Feb. 21 about her current exhibition Pierre Chareau: Modern Architecture and Design, now on view at The Jewish Museum, New York. It will be preceded by a light reception at 6:30 p.m.

Connecticut’s African-American heroines: In recognition of Black History Month, New Canaan Library is pleased to present a lecture by Connecticut Women’s Hall of Fame, highlighting the accomplishments of African American women of Connecticut on Feb. 23 at 6:30 p.m. in the Adrian Lamb Room.

From women’s rights advocate Marie Miller Stewart and Civil Rights catalyst (and legendary contralto singer) Marian Anderson, to current State Treasurer Denise L. Nappier, African American women have contributed to Connecticut’s history since its founding. Yet these major players in the development of Connecticut are often downplayed or ignored.