Education briefs

Jun 02, 2014

Local students graduate from Bowdoin College

BRUNSWICK — During Bowdoin College's 209th Commencement ceremony, held May 24, bachelor of arts degrees were awarded to students from 37 states, the District of Columbia, and 15 countries and territories.

The following students are from the Midcoast:

Amilia Victoria-Allen Campbell of North Haven, and a member of the Bowdoin College Class of 2014, graduated with a major in visual arts and a minor in education studies.

Emily Jeanne Murray of Matinicus Island, and a member of the Bowdoin College Class of 2014, graduated with a major in German and a minor in teaching.

Oceanside students Consider Engineering

The UMaine Pulp & Paper Foundation's Consider Engineering program is offered three times in July to groups of 34 high school students who have completed their junior year of study and who are well-suited to becoming engineers.

The four-day, free of charge, on-campus "camp" gives students opportunities to experience the rewards and challenges of both college life and technical careers. Students participate in about 20 activities and are introduced to nearly two dozen UMaine faculty, engineers and engineering students.

Admission to the program is competitive with about two-thirds of the applicants being selected to participate. Oceanside High School East has had five students accepted to this program this year. They are: Walker Ranney, Rachel Johnson, Rusty Lawrence, Payton Billingsley, and Nicholas Mahar.

Young named to dean's list

GREENVILLE, S.C. — Nathan Young, a senior communication major of Warren, was among approximately 1,400 Bob Jones University students named to the spring 2014 dean's list.

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

High-level intermediate, advanced French

ROCKLAND — Penobscot School in Rockland is offering an eight-week French class with native speaker, Alain Ollier Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. It began June 4.

Consolidate Your French focuses on finer grammar points. Get rid of bad habits, perfect sentence structure and enjoy this great opportunity.

Ollier has recently relocated from Paris to the Midcoast. Epicurean, he loves to cook, bake his own bread, read and play hockey. Students in his current session rave about his teaching style.

Registrations will be accepted until the second class June 18 at 594-1084 or online at penobscot.us. There will be no class June 11.

Hall wins scholarship to SUNY Oneonta

ONEONTA, N.Y. — John Hall of Warren is the recipient of the Oneonta Auxiliary Services Merit Scholarship at SUNY Oneonta. The college's award of $2,000 annually will help Hall, who attends Camden Hills Regional High School, to pursue a bachelor's degree in biology beginning in the fall 2014 semester.

"SUNY Oneonta scholarships acknowledge the hard work and achievements of incoming students," said Provost Maria Thompson in a news relase. "The breadth of our scholarship program demonstrates our commitment to the continued growth of award recipients."

Since 2000, the college and its related College at Oneonta Foundation have more than tripled the number of scholarships available to SUNY Oneonta students. The value of these awards has grown sixfold over that time. Increasing the impact the scholarships have in the lives of students is a priority of Possibilities Full of Promise, the 125th Anniversary Campaign for SUNY Oneonta.

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