Education briefs

Jan 20, 2014
On Jan. 9, the Maine Adult Education program presented information and exhibits to Legislators in the Hall of Flags at the state Capitol. Marianne Doyle, the adult education director for Mid-Coast School of Technology in Rockland explained to Rep. Jeffrey Evangelos of Friendship the importance of adult education in relation to the region's difficult economy. Evangelos said he "was impressed by Doyle's presentation. She made a very effective and convincing case that adult education has grown in importance over the years. The economy is tough and Marianne is focusing her program on the right themes, improving job skills and education for adult learners in an effort to improve their standard of living." Evangelos pledged to Doyle that he will support our region's adult education efforts and urged school boards and voters to continue their solid support as well.

Young named to dean's list

GREENVILLE, S.C. — Nathan Young, a junior communication major of Warren, was among approximately 1,450 Bob Jones University students who were named to the fall 2013 dean's list.

To qualify for the dean's list, students must earn a 3.0 grade point average.

UMA climbs to 61st in nation for Best Online Programs

AUGUSTA — For the second year in a row, U.S. News & World Reports selected University of Maine at Augusta in its national ranking of universities offering top online degree programs.

After making U.S. News & World Reports top picks last year with a national ranking of 103rd in Best Online Bachelor programs, UMA climbed this year to 61st in the nation among the almost 300 schools considered by the magazine.

“We are not only pleased to have made U.S. News & World Reports top rankings again this year, but our climb to 61st in the nation affirms our strong commitment and continuing efforts to provide students with the very best in online offerings,” said Allyson Handley, president of UMA, in a news release.

UMA offers nine online degree programs and more than 200 online courses each year.

The U.S. News & World Reports’ rankings are based on statistical data gathered from questionnaires about each institution’s online specific bachelor's degree programs. The factors considered were, faculty credentials and training, peer reputation, student services and technology, and teaching practices and student engagement. The data was taken between July and September 2013.

Cox named Lyndon State College dean's list

LYNDONVILLE, VT. — Travis Cox of Warren was named to the dean's list at Lyndon State College for the fall 2013 semester.

For inclusion on the dean's list, a student must have completed at least 12 graded credits with no incomplete or failing grades and a minimum grade-point average of 3.50. Travis is a junior and is majoring in design.

Snow completes hospital internship

NEW LONDON, N.H. — Norah Snow of Waldoboro successfully completed Colby-Sawyer College's internship requirement at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H. A exercise science major, Snow is a member of the class of 2014.

Internships are field experiences designed to provide a student learning opportunity under collaborative supervision between Colby-Sawyer College faculty, staff, and work site professionals. Internships offer the opportunity for students to enhance their academic programs with work experience related to career interests in all industry areas in national and international settings.

Frye named to Western New England University dean's list

SPRINGFIELD, MASS. — Rachel E. Frye of Cushing, has been named to the dean's list at Western New England for fall semester 2013. Frye is majoring in international studies. Students are named to the dean's list for achieving a semester grade point average of 3.30 or higher.

Camden Hills Alumni annual banquet changes nights

CAMDEN — The first meeting of 2014 of the Camden High School Alumni Association Board of Directors was held Jan. 9 and called to order by President David Ames.

Many subjects were discussed regarding the 109th Alumni Banquet and what, if any, changes should be made. The most important change will be the night of the banquet. The banquets will be moved to Friday nights, starting Aug. 9 As in the past, it will continue to be held at the Point Lookout location in Northport. Ticket price will remain the same as last year, at $30 per person. The reunion classes will be 1944, 1949, 1954, 1959 and 1964.

Saltonstall named to honors list

EXETER, N.H. — Brooks C. Saltonstall, of Rockport, a junior at Phillips Exeter Academy has earned honors at fall 2013 term. He is the son of Elizabeth C. Saltonstall.

Tanglewood 4-H Camp offers February Vacation adventure

LINCOLNVILLE — Children ages 6 to 10 years old are invited to discover the joy of the outdoors at Tanglewood 4-H Camp and Learning Center Feb. 18-21.

Learn about animal tracks and how to survive in the snow then drink hot chocolate in a cozy, wood-heated cabin after a day of sledding. This four-day camp during February school vacation week will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday.

Register for the day camp by Feb. 7 at extension.umaine.edu/tanglewood. For more information, or to request a disability accommodation, contact Patti Chapman at 789-5868 or patricia.chapman@maine.edu.

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