Students earn dean's list honors

WATERVILLE, Maine — Andrew Lavoie of Chocorua was named to the dean's list at Thomas College for the fall 2016 semester.
Lavoie is a freshman computer science student.
Thomas College, founded in 1894, is a private, liberal arts and business college in Waterville, Maine.
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WORCESTER, Mass. — Margaret LaRoche of Silver Lake was named to the dean's list at Worcester Polytechnic Institute.
LaRoche is a member of the Class of 2018 and is majoring in chemical engineering.
Founded in 1865, Worcester Polytechnic Institute is located in Worcester, Mass., and is one of the nation's first engineering and technology universities.
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SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Benjamin Nordwick of Tamworth was named to the dean's list for the fall semester at Syracuse University's Whitman School of Management. He has also been named to the dean's list for Syracuse's S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications.
Both schools require a grade-point-average of 3.6 or higher.
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ROCHESTER, N.Y. —  Carter Miller of Bartlett made the dean's list at Rochester Institute of Technology for fall semester 2016-2017.
Miller is studying in the mechanical engineering program.
Rochester Institute of Technology, founded in 1829, enrolls about 19,000 students in more than 200 programs.
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NEWTON, Mass. — Two Western Maine students made the dean's list for the fall semester at Lasell College.
Receiving dean's list honors were Lasell Samantha Sgroi of Lovell, and Sean Chase of Fryeburg.

Local students earn dean's list honors

DURHAM — The following local students were named to the dean's list at the University of New Hampshire for the fall 2016 semester:

Claire Martindale of Center Conway earned highest honors; Dylan Sanborn of Center Conway earned honors; Rachel Samia of Center Conway earned highest honors; Michaela Stanton of Center Conway earned highest honors; Nicholas Graziano of Center Conway earned high honors; Bradford Canavari of Center Conway earned high honors; Calee Sears of Center Conway earned high honors; Sean Diamond of Center Ossipee earned high honors; Danielle Doonan of Center Ossipee earned highest honors; Connor Diamond of Center Ossipee earned honors; Melissa Seeley of Center Sandwich earned high honors; Sullivan Briggs of Chatham earned highest honors; Eliot Coulter of Chocorua earned honors; Marissa Anderson of Conway earned honors; Adam Seavey of Conway earned highest honors; Michael Ellison of Conway earned highest honors; Robert Davis of Conway earned high honors; Maria Folsom of Conway earned highest honors; Izak Gilbo of Effingham earned honors; Tanner Wheeler of Freedom earned high honors; Hillary Johnson of Freedom earned honors; Quinn Duffy of Glen earned high honors; John Sullivan of Glen earned highest honors; Nathaniel Swift of Intervale earned high honors; Tyrus Parker of Intervale earned honors; Ariana King of Intervale earned honors; Nora Miller of Jackson earned high honors; Alexandra George of Madison earned highest honors; Alexander Brown of Madison earned high honors; Nicholas Brown of Madison earned hghest honors; Catherine Sandstrom of Madison earned honors; Lidiya Dzhumayeva of North Conway earned highest honors; Spencer Duchesne of North Conway earned honors; Nicholas Garland of Ossipee earned highest honors; Nathan Wotton of Ossipee earned honors; Rachel Sitomer of Silver Lake earned high honors; Matthew Green of Silver Lake earned honors; Michael Jones of Tamworth earned honors; Erinn Vittum of Wolfeboro Falls earned highest honors.

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POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. — Francesco Galletti of Madison was named to the dean's list at Marist College for the fall 2016 semester.
Galletti is a member of the Class of 2018 and is majoring in computer science.
Marist College is located in the historic Hudson River Valley and has a branch campus in Florence, Italy. It is an indepenent institution grounded in the liberal arts.
Marist has 4,700 traditional-age undergraduate students each year and more than 1,300 adult and graduate students in 46 undergraduate majors and 13 graduate programs.
POTSDAM, N.Y. — Two local students were named to the dean's list for the fall 2016 semester at Clarkson University.
Asa X. Frankowski of Madison is a junior majoring in biomolecular science.
Seth Richardson of Wolfeboro Falls is a freshman majoring in computer science.
Dean's list students must achieve a minimum 3.25 grade-point average and also carry at least 14 credit hours.
Clarkson University is a nationally recognized research university in Potsdam, N.Y., and offers more than 50 programs of study in engineering, business, arts, education, sciences and the health professions.
DOYLESTOWN, Pa. — Megan Vitters of Madison was honored for academic achievement by being named to the dean's list at Delaware Valley University for the fall 2016 semester.
Founded in 1896, Delaware Valley University offers more than 25 undergraduate majors in the sciences, humanities and business, more than five master's programs, a doctor of education and a variety of adult education courses.
WILKES-BARRE, Pa. — Wilkes University Provost Dr. Anne Skleder announced the Dean's List for the Fall 2016 Semester. To be named to the Dean's List, students must obtain a minimum 3.4 grade point average and carry at least 12 credits. Adam Martinese of North Conway was named to the dean's list for the fall semester at Wilkes University.
Students must have a minimum 3.4 grade point average and carry at least 12 credits to make the school's dean's list.
Founded in 1933, Wilkes University offers 41 undergraduate majors and more than a dozen master's degree programs, including the master of business administration and master of fine arts in creative writing.
BOSTON — Northeastern University is recognizing a Conway resident who distinguished himself academically during the course of the school year.
Ryan Cottrell, majoring in mechanical engineering, was recently named to the university's dean's list for the fall semester, which ended in December 2016.
To achieve the dean's list distinction, students must carry a full program of at least four courses, have a quality point average of 3.5 or greater out of a possible 4.0 and carry no single grade lower than a C- during the course of their college career. Each student receives a letter of commendation and congratulation from their college dean.
Founded in 1898, Northeastern is a globally engaged research university and a world leader in experiential learning, offering students opportunities for professional work, research, service, and learning in 133 countries on seven continents.


Local Student receives top honors at Tilton School

TILTON —  Tamworth resident Sarah Schartner, grade 10, is one of 47 students recently named a MacMorran Scholar at Tilton School for the second semester of the 2016-17 academic year. The awards are based on grades from the
first semester of 2016-2017.

To qualify as a MacMorran Scholar, a student's semester achievements must include high honor roll, scholarly effort honor roll and excellence in citizenship.

To be included on the high honor roll, students must demonstrate evidence of learning that exceeds the basic standards in all courses, while significantly exceeding the standard in at least one of these courses. Habits of Mind grades must at a minimum meet the expected standard.

To be included on the scholarly effort honor roll, students must demonstrate Habits of Mind at a level that significantly exceeds basic standards in at least three courses and exceeds the basic standard in the remaining classes.

Tilton School is an independent, coeducational, college preparatory school serving 260 students in grades nine to 12 and postgraduate from 18 states and 17 countries.

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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.