Hamilton College student presents research at undergrad conference

CLINTON, N.Y. — Talia K. Vaughan, daughter of Michele and Robert Vaughan of Madison, was one of 22 Hamilton College students who presented their research on Sept. 26 at the New York Six Liberal Arts Consortium Upstate New York Undergraduate Research Conference at Colgate University.

Vaughan, a sophomore, presented "Defending Indigeneity: The Paradox of 'Religious Freedom' for the Tohono O'odham Peoples."

The New York Six Liberal Arts Consortium is a cooperative venture of six Upstate New York liberal arts institutions: Colgate University, Hamilton College, Hobart and William Smith Colleges, St. Lawrence University, Skidmore College and Union College.

"Hamilton College is a highly selective residential college offering a rigorous liberal arts curriculum," said a press release. "Students are challenged to think, write and speak critically, creatively and analytically so that upon graduation they may distinguish themselves in both their professions and their communities."


Glen student named to dean's list at Norwich University

Shane O'Neil was named to the dean's list for the 2015 spring semester at Norwich University in Vermont.
Norwich is the oldest private military school in the country.
O'Neil is a corporal in the Corps of Cadets and serves as an academic mentor. He is a member of the Marine ROTC and the pipe and drum band.

Gushee sisters receive Distinguished Alumni Award

By Rachel Andrews Damon '76
FRYEBURG — The Fryeburg Academy Alumni Association presented its annual Distinguished Alumni Award recently to sisters Diane Gushee and Barbara Gushee of Fryeburg.
The association cited the sisters' support and passion for the Fryeburg community as the determining factors in their selection.

Local Students: Sisters show academic success

Katherine Heggie graduated from University of Vermont with a degree in communications and minor in French. She spent a semester studying in France and is hoping to get accepted to a job in France for the next year.

Emily Heggie made the dean’s list at Pratt University in Brooklyn, N.Y. She is studying industrial design.

Katherine Heggie and Emily Heggie are both graduates of Fryeburg Academy and are the daughters of Bill Heggie and Kathleen Frati.

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WEST HARTFORD, Conn. — Brittany Ainsworth of Glen and Zackary Whitley of North Conway were named to the dean's list at the University of Hartford for the spring semester.

Chartered in 1957, Hartford has more than 5,000 undergraduate and 1,600 graduate students from 48 states and 63 countries.

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NORTH ANDOVER, Mass. — Four local students made the dean's list at Merrimack College for the spring semester: Marcus Swedberg of Moultonborough; Kathryn Bishop of Center Conway; Allison Wagner of Center Conway; and Stephanie McNally of Wolfeboro.

Merrimack College is a private college located just minutes from Boston in North Andover, Mass.