College Goal Sunday

ROCKLAND — College Goal Sunday will be held Jan. 31 at 2 p.m. at University College at Rockland, 91 Camden St. Financial aid professionals will walk individuals through the application line-by-line and answer questions regarding state and federal financial aid programs. Attendees should take copies of their most recent tax information.

Thomas College dean’s list

WATERVILLE — Thomas College announced that the following students earned dean’s list honors for the fall 2009 semester: Michelle McCorrison of South Thomaston, Megan Willis of Thomaston, Alaina Martin of Vinalhaven, Ashley Kilbreth of Washington and Daniel Brown of Rockport.

Saint Joseph’s College of Maine

STANDISH — Ashley Brown of Thomaston and Karrie Sirois of Thomaston were named to the dean’s list at Saint Joseph’s College of Maine for the spring semester. To be eligible for the dean’s list, a student must attain an average of 3.5 or better.

The following students were named to the honors list at Saint Joseph’s College of Maine: Benjamin Baudanza-Sturks of Rockland, Nicolas Lemieux of Thomaston, Allison Parent of Camden and Kayla Wood of Thomaston. To be eligible for the honors list, a student must attain an average of 3.0 to 3.49.

Saint Joseph’s College of Maine is a Catholic liberal arts college located on Sebago Lake in Standish. The college has an undergraduate enrollment of 1,000 students and offers 30 academic majors.

College of William and Mary

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. — Samuel Collins of Camden was named to the dean’s list at the College of William and Mary for the fall 2009 semester. The College of William and Mary is the second oldest institution of higher learning in the United States.

Free college planning workshops

ROCKLAND — The Maine Educational Opportunity Center announced another series of free college planning workshops.

The Essentials of College Planning workshops will be held at University College at Rockland on Tuesdays, Feb. 2, Feb. 9 and Feb. 16 at 9 a.m.; and the Hutchinson Center in Belfast on Wednesdays, Feb. 3, Feb. 10, Feb. 17 and Feb. 24 at 9 a.m.

MEOC is a federally funded program that helps adults make the transition toward a college education. The program, which is housed at the University of Maine, provides assistance for qualified adults living in Maine and helps them go to whichever college or university they choose.

The starting point for all MEOC participants is Essentials of College Planning, a free workshop that outlines the four steps in the college process: admissions, financial aid, career planning and study skills. The workshop lasts two to three hours.

MEOC provides financial aid counseling, college planning, career counseling, test preparation and help with the college admission process.

Registration is required for the workshops. For more information or to register for a workshop call 800-281-3703 or visit

Scholarships available through Maine Community Foundation

ELLSWORTH — The Maine Community Foundation manages more than 400 scholarship funds benefiting students in every county in Maine. MaineCF scholarships support students pursuing music, journalism, teaching, horticulture, technology, the liberal arts and many other fields. They are available for students attending secondary, post-secondary and graduate schools, as well as non-traditional programs.

For a full listing of MaineCF scholarships with deadlines and applications, visit The MaineCF Web site also contains links to other financial aid resources and tips for a successful scholarship search.

“Each scholarship fund is a personal gift of educational opportunity from Maine Community Foundation donors to present and future generations,” said Meredith Jones, MaineCF president, in a news release.

The funds are established for a variety of reasons, from honoring a family member to carrying on the tradition of giving back that helped an individual through college.

Western New England College

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. — Jeremy R. Walker of Camden has been named to the president’s list at Western New England College for the fall semester of 2009. Walker is a sophomore majoring in accounting. Students are named to the president’s list for achieving a semester grade point average of 3.80 or higher.