Waterman receives doctorate

WALTHAM, Mass. — Hillary Waterman of Rockport received the degree of doctor of philosophy in anthropology from Brandeis University at its 60th commencement ceremonies, held May 22 in Waltham, Mass. In 2004, Waterman was awarded the Robert Manners Prize in anthropology from that department. Waterman is the wife of Rockland orthodontist Robert Rosenberg, mother of Katy Dodge of Camden National Bank, and a past president of the Camden Garden Club.

Camden’s Kwiatkowski elected to Phi Beta Kappa

BRUNSWICK — Bowdoin College graduate Molly Kwiatkowski has been elected and initiated into Phi Beta Kappa, the national honorary fraternity for the recognition and promotion of scholarship.

Kwiatkowski, a member of the Bowdoin College class of 2011 from Camden, majored in neuroscience and minored in Spanish.

Kwiatkowski was among 46 students nominated for membership in Phi Beta Kappa during the 2010-2011 academic year. The total number of students selected each year does not normally exceed 10 percent of the number graduating in May.

Election is based primarily on scholarly achievement, and consideration is given to the student’s entire college record.

Stone receives honors at Skidmore College

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. — Michaela Stone, a member of the class of 2011 at Skidmore College, received honors at the college this spring. She is the daughter of Marti Stone of Rockport.

Stone has been elected to Skidmore’s Periclean Honor Society, which was formed in 1956 to stimulate intellectual curiosity, encourage creative activity, and honor academic achievement. Its members — candidates for bachelor of arts and bachelor of science degrees — are named each year from the junior and senior classes on the basis of academic achievement and integrity. The society sponsors the Periclean Scholar Awards, recognizing outstanding senior projects.

Lincolnville resident graduates from Lasell College, makes dean’s list

NEWTON, Mass. — Stephanie Ballou of Lincolnville received a bachelor of science degree from Lasell College during commencement exercises on May 15. Ballou majored in fashion and retail merchandising. She also earned dean’s list status for the spring semester.

Local residents earn Connecticut College degrees

NEW LONDON, Conn. — Two local residents were awarded bachelor of arts degrees from Connecticut College at the 93rd commencement ceremony on May 22.

They are: Rebecca Crovo of Camden, who majored in English, and Flora Drury of Vinalhaven, who majored in biological sciences and environmental studies.

Camden Hills’ Belair honored by Wellesley College

Elizabeth M. Belair, a junior at Camden Hills Regional High School, has been awarded the Wellesley Book Award for 2011. At an awards ceremony on May 27 the award was given to her by the Wellesley College Alumni Association to honor and recognize her accomplishments as an outstanding young woman of exceptional scholarship, distinction in civic and school activities, and leadership contributions to the community.

The Wellesley Book Award honors young women who are top scholars in high school as well as talented performers in extracurricular areas. The Book Award Program recognizes young women who excel and gives them the opportunity to become better acquainted with Wellesley.

Young women are chosen for their intelligence, determination, motivation and achievement. They are highly visible members of their schools and their communities. Most importantly, however, they are always the academic leaders in their secondary schools. Belair has consistently ranked among the top academic performers at the high school, is vice president of the school’s chapter of the National Honor Society, plays varsity tennis, performs with the Women’s Choir and the Camden Hills band, and plays in the Bay Chamber Orchestra.

Flexible health care programs available at URock

ROCKLAND — University College at Rockland offers courses from the University of Maine System campuses leading to degrees or certificates in holistic health, dental hygiene, medical lab technology, mental health and human services, nursing, and more. Courses are taught online or delivered to the center via interactive television and video conference from the campuses of the University of Maine System.

According to a recent article in U.S. News and World Report, job seekers will continue to find excellent opportunities in the health care field. Occupations that call for fewer years of study — such as medical lab technician — also are in demand. Health care jobs are at the top of the labor department’s growth projections for 2008 to 2018, largely because millions of aging baby boomers will continue to place heightened demand on health care providers.

Registration for the 2011 summer and fall semesters is open and ongoing. For more information about these and other programs offered at University College, call 800-286-1594 or visit learn.maine.edu/rockland.

Local residents graduate from Saint Joseph’s College

STANDISH — The following local residents earned their degree at Saint Joseph’s College of Maine during commencement exercises held in May: Jenna Carlson of St. George, bachelor of science in nursing; Niall Conlan of Vinalhaven, bachelor of science in business administration in management; Natalie Conway of Vinalhaven, bachelor of arts in English-literature-writing; and Justin Ames of Warren, bachelor of science in business administration in marketing.

Dean’s list at Saint Joseph’s

STANDISH — Stephen Coopersmith of Waldoboro and Nicolas Lemieux of Thomaston were named to the dean’s list at Saint Joseph’s College of Maine for the spring semester. To be eligible for dean’s list, a student must attain an average of 3.5 or better.

Doe graduates from Berklee College of Music

BOSTON — Rachel Doe graduated May 7 from Berklee College of Music. She received a bachelor’s degree in music business/Management with a 3.5 grade point average.

Doe, a 2007 graduate of Rockland District High School, is the daughter of Nancy Benner of Owls Head and Peter Doe of Portland.

Sparhawk receives degree from Chatham University

PITTSBURGH — Rian Ariel Sparhawk of Camden graduated from Chatham University in Pittsburgh on May 22 during the 2011 commencement ceremony held at the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall in Oakland, Pa. Sparhawk graduated with a master of professional writing.

Two Midcoast residents awarded degrees at St. Lawrence University graduation

CANTON, N.Y. — The following local students were among the 548 students awarded a degree at St. Lawrence University’s commencement ceremony, held May 22 on campus in Canton, N.Y.:

Dylan W. Lynch of Camden graduated from Camden Hills Regional High School in Rockport, and received a degree (cum laude) in history and minored in German studies.

Lauren E. Goss of Rockport graduated from Camden Hills Regional High School in Rockport, and received a degree in English and minored in film and representation.

Saint Anselm College dean’s list spring 2011

MANCHESTER, N.H. — The Rev. Augustine Kelly, dean of the college, announced that the following students were named to the dean’s list for the second semester at Saint Anselm College:

Kristen M. Bridge of Camden, an English major and a member of the class of 2013.

Breana R. Coyle of Rockport, a computer science major and a member of the class of 2011. Coyle graduated with a degree in computer science at the 118th commencement exercises at Saint Anselm College on May 21.

Miranda J. Conary of Warren, a biology major and a member of the class of 2012.

To be eligible for this honor, a student must compile a grade point average of 3.0 or better.

Wentworth Institute of Technology

BOSTON, Mass. — Wentworth Institute of Technology announced that Jacob Augunas of Camden was named to the dean’s list for the spring 2011 semester.

Cushing Community School

Cushing Community School announced that the following students were named to the third trimester fourth-grade honor roll: Aidan Andrews, Sol Caponigro, Lauren Fougner, Kalli Grover, Zachary Hersey, Mickayla Hitz, Sierra King, Morgan Lindsey, Jamie Martin, KaleeAnn Miller, Mckenzie Winchenbach, Cameron Young and Fiona Zizza.