Ashley Kerr earns master's from New England College

CONWAY — Ashley Jean Kerr of Conway received a master's in business administration with a concentration on nonprofit leadership from New England College. She obtained a 4.0 GPA.

Kerr is employed by the White Mountain Community Health Center in Conway and sits on the board of directors for M&D Playhouse of North Conway.

Kerr participated in New England College's graduation ceremony held in May 2016 in Henniker. She completed her degree requirements this December.

A 2007 graduate of Oxford Hills Comprehensive High School in South Paris, Maine, Kerr is the daughter of Bonnie Iwans of Norway, Maine, and Michael Iwans, of Otisfield, Maine.

Local Students: Five local students make Keene dean's list

KEENE — Five local students were among 1,323 who were named to the dean's list for the spring semester at Keene State College. They were: Tiffany Andrews of Freedom; Annabella Canter of North Conway; Miranda Dean of Effingham; Emily Mathieu of Conway; and Alexis Sanborn of Center Conway.
Keene State College is a public liberal arts college.
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NEW LONDON, Conn. — Dominic Lentini of Conway made the dean's list with high honors at Connecticut College.
Lentini is a member of the class of 2018 and is majoring in international relations and French.
Situated on the coast of southern New England, Connecticut College is a  private liberal arts college with 1,900 students.
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POTSDAM, N.Y. — Isabel Anne Cunningham of Center Sandwich and Patrick Robert Perry of Wolfeboro were named to the dean's list for the spring semester at Clarkson University.
Cunningham is a freshman majoring in environmental engineering.
Perry is a junior majoring in mechanical engineering.
Clarkson University is a research university with more than 50 programs of study in engineering, business, arts, education, sciences and the health professions.
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EASTON, Mass. — Three local residents have been named to the spring dean's list at Stonehill College in Easton, Mass.
Kelsey D. Cullison of West Ossipee is a member of the Class of 2019 and is majoring in graphic design.
Zoe L. Ward of Lovell, Maine, a member of the Class of 2018 and is majoring in management.
Lauren R. White of North Conway is a member of the Class of 2017 and is majoring in health care administration and criminology major.
Stonehill is a Catholic college located near Boston on a 84-acre campus in Easton, Mass. The college has 2,500 students and offers more than 80 academic programs in the liberal arts, sciences and pre-professional fields.

Local Students: New grads collect their diplomas

• LOWELL, Mass. — Melissa Frase of South Tamworth was among a record number of graduates presented with diplomas at commencement exercises for University of Massachusetts Lowell.

Frase received a bachelor of science in degree in Business Administration degree.

UMass Lowell held two commencement ceremonies to accommodate this year's 3,720 graduates, a record number for the ninth consecutive year. UMass Lowell has seen a 50 percent increase in enrollment since 2008.

UMass Lowell is a national research university that offers its 17,500 students bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees in business, education, engineering, fine arts, health, humanities, sciences and social sciences.

• HACKETTSTOWN, N.J. — Kristina DeWitt of Freedom graduated from Centenary University with a bachelor of science degree in equine studies.

The graduating class included 525 undergraduate and graduate students from the main campus in Hackettstown, N.J., and the Centenary College School of Professional Studies learning centers in Parsippany, N.J., and Edison, N.J.

• NORTON, Mass. — Two local students were part of the 2016 graduating class at Wheaton College.

Erin Cotton of Conway graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor of arts in anthropology and creative writing and literature. She is the daughter of Daniel Cotton and Margaret Cotton.

Sean Perley of Jackson graduated with a bachelor of arts in environmental science. He is the son of Daniel Perley and Kimberly Perley.

Wheaton is liberal arts college with a 1,600-member student body drawn from 39 states and 72 countries.

• MILTON, Mass. — Lynn Kearney of Tamworth received a bachelor of arts degree from Curry College at the commencement ceremony in May.

Founded in 1879, Curry College is a private, four-year, liberal arts-based institution with an enrollment of 3,700 students.



Local Students: Madison student receives national honor

ATLANTA, Ga. — Kennett High student Nicole M. LaRoche of Madison was selected for membership into the National Society of High School Scholars.

The society recognizes students who have demonstrated outstanding leadership, scholarship and community commitment.

"Nicole is now a member of a unique community of scholars — a community that represents our very best hope for the future," said Claes Nobel, founder and chairman of National Society of High School Scholars.

"We are proud to provide lifetime membership to young scholars to support their growth and development," said James W. Lewis, president of the society. "We aim to help students like Nicole build on their academic success by connecting them with unique learning experiences and resources to help prepare them for college and meaningful careers."

LaRoche, daughter of Phil and Melissa LaRoche of Madison, is entering her senior year at Kennett. She is a member of the Kennett High marching, symphonic and stage bands, and according to her father, "has a love of anything musical."

She is looking to attend either Johnson State or Keene State in 2017. She has chosen a major in English and a minor is psychology, and hopes to pursue a career in secondary education.

Local students earn dean's list honors

• FARMINGTON, Maine — Jennifer Perry of Center Conway and Melissa Gerard were named to the dean's list at the University of Maine at Farmington for the spring semester.

The University of Maine at Farmington is a public liberal arts college with an enrollment of about 2,500 students.

• ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Brian Caputo of Silver Lake was named to the dean's list at the University of Rochester.

Caputo, son of Ellen and Dave Caputo, is a sophomore majoring in statistics and business. He is a graduate of Kennett High School in Conway.

The University of Rochester, founded in 1850, is a private research university on the south shore of Lake Ontario.

• CANTON, N.Y. — Eleanor F. Jones of Fryeburg earned dean's list honors during the spring semester at St. Lawrence University.

Jones is a member of the Class of 2016 and is majoring in geology. She attended Fryeburg Academy.

Founded in 1856, St. Lawrence University is a private, independent liberal arts institution of about 2,500 students located in Canton, N.Y.

• ELMIRA, N.Y. — Corrina Adams of Brownfield, Maine, was named to the dean's list at Elmira College for the winter term.

Elmira College is a private, coeducational, liberal arts college founded in 1855. The college has an undergraduate enrollment of approximately 1,200 full-time students.