Ahlholm graduates from Cornell University

ITHACA, N.Y. — Cornell University announced that Audrey Ahlholm of Warren graduated with a bachelor of science degree in agriculture and life sciences with the class of 2011 during commencement ceremonies in Ithaca, N.Y., on May 29.

McKean receives degree at Rider commencement

LAWRENCEVILLE, N.J. — Rider University celebrated its 146th commencement with more than 1,600 undergraduate degrees and graduate degrees awarded. Julie McKean of Camden received a bachelor of arts degree in German.

Leadership awards at St. Michael’s

COLCHESTER, Vt. — The following local high school students were awarded the 2011 St. Michael’s College Book Award for Academic Achievement with a Social Conscience:

Brooke Fournier of Cushing, a student at Georges Valley High School in Thomaston; Evan Drinkwater of Rockport, a student at Camden Hills Regional High School in Rockport; Alexander Wallace of Spruce Head, a student at Georges Valley High School; and Adam Lynch of Warren, a student at Medomak Valley High School in Waldoboro.

The award recognizes students who demonstrate a commitment to leadership in volunteer service and academic achievement. Award recipients, named at schools throughout the country, are high school juniors who are inductees of the National Honor Society or an equivalent school-sponsored honors organization. They must demonstrate a commitment to service activities in high school or community organizations, taking leadership roles in these activities.

Winners were presented the book “First They Killed My Father: A Daughter of Cambodia Remembers” by Loung Ung, a 1993 St. Michael’s College graduate who has become a widely acclaimed author. Ung gives a powerful autobiographical account, from a child’s perspective, of surviving captivity during the genocidal Pol Pot regime in Cambodia. She reveals an indomitable spirit in the face of profound suffering, including the loss of both her parents and two of her siblings.

Dean’s list at Boston University

BOSTON — David M. Beauchesne, a resident of Camden, was named to the dean’s list at Boston University for the spring semester.

Colby College dean’s list

WATERVILLE — Area students were named to the dean’s list at Colby College in Waterville for their outstanding academic achievement during the spring semester of the 2010-2011 year.

Alexandra E. Desaulniers, a member of the class of 2011, is the daughter of Paul Desaulniers of Rockland and Jane Desaulniers of Millersville, Md., and is majoring in anthropology and theater and dance at Colby. Desaulniers attended Milton Academy. Desaulniers graduated from Colby May 22.

Andrew R. Beauchesne, a member of the class of 2014, is the son of Richard Beauchesne and Patricia Healy of Camden and is majoring in chemistry and economics at Colby. Beauchesne attended Camden Hills Regional High School.

Nathan P. Lord, a member of the class of 2012, is the son of Mary-Ann Boulos-Lord of Brunswick and Jeff Lord of Hope and is majoring in history and Russian language and culture at Colby. Lord attended Cheverus High School.

Andrew F. Bragg, a member of the class of 2011, is the son of John and Susan Bragg of Owls Head and is majoring in psychology at Colby. Bragg attended Maine School of Science and Mathematics.

St. Lawrence University dean’s list

CANTON, N.Y. — The following students were selected for inclusion on the dean’s list for academic achievement during the spring 2011 semester at St. Lawrence University in Canton, N.Y.

Dylan W. Lynch of Camden, class of 2011; he is majoring in history with a minor in German studies. Lynch graduated from Camden Hills Regional High School in Rockport.

Lauren E. Goss, of Rockport, class of 2011; she is majoring in English with a minor in film and representation studies. Goss graduated from Camden Hills Regional High School in Rockport.

UNH names dean’s list students

DURHAM, N.H. — The following students were named to the dean’s list at the University of New Hampshire for the spring semester of the 2010-2011 academic year.

Eliza Derrey of Camden earned high honors and Ashley Matthews of Thomaston earned highest honors.

Rockland Elks announce scholarship recipients

ROCKLAND — The Rockland Lodge of Elks No. 1008 announced that the following scholarships were given to Midcoast seniors at their high school awards ceremonies in June.

Kyle Laurita Bonometti of Camden, Adam Landwehr of Camden, Julia Sell of Cushing, Chelsea Glidden of Cushing, Molly Parent of Warren, Thomas DiBenedetti Jr. of Washington, William Kelly III of Owls Head, and Ciera Bedard of Owls Head each received $2,000.

Additionally, Sarah Henry of Rockland was awarded $4,000 and Zack Marvin of Port Clyde was awarded $900. They were recognized for their Elks National Foundation Most Valuable Student scholarships.

Dean’s List at UMaine Machias

MACHIAS — The following local residents were among more than 241 students from the University of Maine at Machias who were named to the dean’s list for the spring 2011 semester:

Feiyan Zheng of Washington; Christine Sprague of Rockland; Wyatt Boucher of Camden; Ivan Graham of Camden; Geoffrey Guist of Camden; Amy Barstow of Thomaston; Callie MacQueston of Vinalhaven; and Randy Roling of West Rockport.

Simmons College dean’s list, graduates

BOSTON, Mass. — Simmons College announced that the following students were named to the 2011 spring semester dean’s list: Lydia Hardy of Camden, who graduated with a bachelor of arts degree from the College of Arts and Sciences; Monica Doucette of Rockport (undeclared major); and Sara Taylor of Union, who received a bachelor of science degree from the Simmons College School of Nursing and Health Sciences.