Education briefs: Degrees, scholarships, dean's list
Certificate in nonprofit organization management
BELFAST — Midcoast residents Kristen Lindquist of Camden and Andrea Rouillard of Waldo were honored as they were awarded a University of Maine certificate. Both students completed coursework and requirements for the University of Maine Certificate in Nonprofit Management through its Belfast branch, the Hutchinson Center. The next session in the 2012 Certificate Program is Financial Management in the Nonprofit Organization. For more information contact Nancy Boyington at the Hutchinson Center at 338-8002 or email@example.com.
Maine School of Science and Mathematics
LIMESTONE — Austin Alena Hartwell, daughter of Lisa and George Mele of Cushing, was one of 33 students from the 17th graduating class who were awarded diplomas from the Maine School of Science and Mathematics on May 26. The Maine School of Science and Mathematics is a public residential magnet school chartered and funded by the Maine State Legislature. In 2012, U.S. News & World Report ranked MSSM the 38th best high school out of nearly 22,000 high schools nationwide, and ninth best magnet school.
While studying at MSSM, Hartwell participated in a wide range of activities and advanced courses including psychology, calculus, literature and composition, anatomy and physiology, and biology. She earned college credit by competing two semesters of Chinese through University of Maine at Presque Isle. Some of her achievements include earning a perfect score of 5 on all of her AP tests, and she was presented the academic award in literature and composition for her graduating class. Hartwell will continue her studies at University of Rochester in the fall.
St. Lawrence University
CANTON, N.Y. — McKenzie A. Meservey of Hope has been selected for inclusion on the dean's list for academic achievement during the spring semester at St. Lawrence University. Meservey, class of 2015, graduated from Camden Hills Regional High School. St. Lawrence University is a coeducational, private, independent liberal arts institution of about 2,300 students, founded in 1856.
ELMIRA, N.Y. — Elmira College held its 157th commencement June 3 at the First Arena, and Jesse Ellis of Spruce Head earned a bachelor of arts degree in psychology.
University of Vermont
BURLINGTON, Vt. — The following students have been named to the dean's list for the spring 2012 semester at the University of Vermont: Forrest R. Whiting of Camden, a first-year student majoring in electrical engineering in the College of Engineering & Mathematical Sciences; Gabriel K. Blodgett of Rockport, a junior majoring in history in the College of Arts & Sciences; and Robin D. Wilder of Rockport, a first-year student majoring in environmental studies in the College of Arts & Sciences.
RANDOLPH, Vt. — Vermont Technical College announced that Nicholas C. Kava of Rockport was named to the dean’s list for the spring 2012 semester. Vermont Tech offers a wide range of programs in engineering, agriculture, technology, allied health and business.
WATERVILLE — Hannah E. Goodwin, a member of the class of 2012 at Colby College, was named to the dean's list for her outstanding academic achievement during the spring semester of the 2011-12 year. Founded in 1813, Colby College is the 12th-oldest independent liberal arts college in the nation.
Innkeepers Education Foundation
Lee Kitchen of Rockport was awarded a scholarship by the Maine Innkeepers Education Foundation, affiliated with the Maine Innkeepers Association, the eighth annual Tees & Textbooks event at the Senator Inn and SPA in Augusta on June 4.
Kitchen is a student at the New England Culinary Institute in Montpelier, Vt. Kitchen comes from a hospitality family and has been working at Fresh in Camden. Kitchen hopes to someday open a restaurant with his father. Kitchen was awarded the Dennis Johnston Award of $500, named for a restaurant manager known to the industry, and sponsored by Colonial Surveying.
ITHACA, N.Y. — Anna Grigo, a resident of West Rockport and a theatrical production arts major in the class of 2015, was named to the dean's list in Ithaca College's School of Humanities and Sciences for the spring 2012 semester.
The Maine Better Transportation Association is accepting scholarship applications from Maine students pursuing transportation-related fields of study. For scholarship applications, visit mbtaonline.org or call 622-0526.
The Maine State Council of Society for Human Resource Members has available a $500 scholarship to be awarded to a human resources professional in Maine. The $500 scholarship can be used to assist towards a degree program, HR certification, or to provide financial assistance to attend a continuing education seminar or conference. For more information visit meshrm.shrm.org/files/Application2012.pdf.
Owls Head Garden Club scholarship
Emma Mason of Owls Head was presented a scholarship from the Owls Head Garden Club. This will be used toward continuing her education at the University of Maine in Orono where she has been accepted into the engineering program. Mason, the valedictorian of her class at Oceanside East, is considering going into medicine at a later time. She has been a volunteer in New Orleans and Guatemala, where the importance of the farming community in the local economy greatly impressed her. She also has a better understanding of the importance of land conservation.
WINSTON SALEM, N.C. — Lindsey Urquia from Camden received a bachelor of science degree from Wake Forest University during commencement exercises May 21.
BOSTON, Mass. — Boston University awarded academic degrees to 6,098 students in May, including Christoffer M. Gowesky, bachelor of arts in international relations; David M. Beauchesne, bachelor of science in electrical engineering, cum laude; and Patrick B. Killoran, doctor of medicine in medicine.