Owls Head woman graduates from Syracuse University

SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Megan Lynn Ranquist of Owls Head graduated May 15 from Syracuse University. She graduated magna cum laude with a grade point average of 3.68. She received a bachelor of arts degree in psychology. She is the daughter of Debbie and Richie Oliver and Michael Ranquist.

Platt named to Quinnipiac dean’s list

HAMDEN, CONN. — Lawrence Platt of Thomaston was named to the dean’s list at Quinnipiac University for the spring 2011 semester.

Online computer information programs offer broad career options

ROCKLAND — Information technology has become an integral part of society. As new technologies become more complex and the need for customized applications increases, demand for computer information systems specialists will continue to grow. Both the bachelor of science and the associate of science in computer information systems from the University of Maine at Augusta are designed to prepare students for careers in this expanding field. Courses are available online and at University College at Rockland.

For more information about these and other programs available at the center, please contact University College at Rockland at 596-6906 or visit the website at learn.maine.edu/rockland.

Samson graduates from UMaine

The family of, and especially her mother, Shawneen Sansom, of Rockland, would like to announce the graduation of Samantha Holbrooke Sansom. Sansom graduated magna cum laude from the University of Maine of Orono with a bachelor of science degree in elementary education, with a concentration in life/physical sciences and a minor in psychology on May 7.

Thomaston man earns doctorate from Duke

DURHAM, N.C. — More than 4,500 undergraduate, graduate and professional students received degrees May 15 from Duke University, where Matthew L. Eaton, son of Jonathan and Mariellen Eaton of Thomaston, was awarded the degree of doctor of philosophy in computational biology and bioinformatics.

Eaton attended schools in Thomaston until the 11th grade, graduating in 2000 from Northfield Mount Hermon, in Northfield, Mass. In 2004, he earned a bachelor of the arts degree in computer science and philosophy from Wesleyan University in Middletown, Conn. He has chosen to pursue a postdoctoral appointment at Massachusetts Institute of Technology in the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab in Cambridge, Mass., under the direction of Professor Manolis Kellis. He recently became engaged to Dr. Hilary E. Wade, who in 2010 was awarded the degree of doctor of philosophy in molecular cancer biology from Duke University, and who is currently a postdoctoral fellow in the laboratory of Dr. Myles Brown at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute / Harvard Medical School in Boston.

Waldoboro Woman’s Club scholarships

The Waldoboro Woman’s Club announced that the following scholarships were given to Medomak Valley High School seniors at their annual Class Day on June 7.

Waldoboro Woman’s Club: $500 to Isaac Durkee of Waldoboro.

Mildred M. Walter Bequest: $500 to Isaac Durkee of Waldoboro; $1,000 to Kasey Benner of Waldoboro; $1,000 to Gwendolyn Moiles of Waldoboro; $1,000 to Nicole Weaver of Warren; $1,000 to Rachel Chase of Warren; and $1,000 to Amanda Barrows of Union.

Northeast University graduates two local students

BOSTON, Mass. — The following local students graduated from Northeast University in the class of 2011: Mariah Matlack Warren of Camden, who earned a degree in psychology and graduated with high honors, summa cum laude; and Heather Noelle Brouwer of Warren, who earned a psychology degree.

University of Vermont announces dean’s list

BURLINGTON, VT. — The following area students have been named to the dean’s list for the spring 2011 semester at the University of Vermont:

Malcolm B. Valaitis of Waldoboro, a sophomore Chinese major.

Nolan J. Steele of Hope, a first-year forestry major.

Gabriel K. Blodgett of Rockport, a sophomore undeclared major.

Marc A. Laliberte of Union, a junior political science major.

To be named to the dean’s lists, students must have a grade point average of 3.0 or better and rank in the top 20 percent of their class in their respective college or school.

Lynch graduates from Union College

SCHENECTADY, N.Y. — Benjamin Lynch of Camden, graduated from Union College during the 217th commencement on June 12.

Lynch earned a bachelor of science degree, majoring in computer science.

Choudhari earns degree from Villanova University

VILLANOVA, PA — Amy Choudhari of Thomaston graduated from Villanova University during a commencement ceremony held on May 15.

Hanley graduates from Stonehill College

EASTON, MASS — Rockland resident Lora Cathleen Hanley recently graduated from Stonehill College with a bachelor of arts degree.

Local student named to Bates College dean’s list

LEWISTON — Alison Cornforth of Warren was named to the dean’s list at Bates College as a result of her scholastic standing during the winter semester of the 2010-2011 academic year.

Cornforth, an English major, is a 2008 graduate of Medomak Valley High School in Waldoboro.

Nugent graduates from UMaine

ORONO — Bryn Nugent of Rockport graduated from the University of Maine in Orono in May with a degree in engineering physics and plans to pursue a doctorate in physics.