Thomaston native completes summer internship for Sen. Collins

AUGUSTA — Wilson Ranney of Thomaston recently completed a summer internship for U.S Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine at her Augusta state office. During Wilson’s internship, he provided assistance to constituents of Somerset, Knox, Kennebec and Lincoln counties and supported members of Collins’ staff.

“I am delighted to provide Maine students with an opportunity to become actively involved in the legislative process,” said Collins in a news release. “During Wilson’s internship he was able to learn about the inner workings of a Congressional office through first-hand experience. I wish Wilson the best of luck in his future endeavors.”

Wilson, the son of Mark and Tacy Ranney of Thomaston, is a 2008 graduate of Georges Valley High School. Wilson is currently a rising senior at the University of South Carolina majoring in Political Science with a minor in History.

Karr named to Southern New Hampshire University dean’s list

MANCHESTER, N.H — Pamela Karr, a music education student, of Lincolnville has been named to the president’s list for the spring 2011 semester at Southern New Hampshire University in Manchester. To be eligible for this honor, a student must compile an academic grade point average of 3.5 to 4.0.

Locals named to Merrimack College dean’s list

NORTH ANDOVER, MASS. — Merrimack College recently announced those area students named to the spring 2011 dean’s list and president’s list. To be named to the dean’s list, a student must achieve a 3.25 grade point average or higher, based on a 4.0 grading system. Those achieving a perfect 4.0 grade point average are noted on the president’s list.

Brittany N. Dyer of Lincolnville was named to the president’s list.

Timothy E. Rossner of Lincolnville was named to the dean’s list.

Thomaston resident named to dean’s list

BEREA, KY. — Thomaston resident Finnley Hayes has been named to the spring 2011 dean’s list at Berea College. A student is named to the dean’s list who achieves a GPA of 3.2 or higher for a minimum course load equivalent to 16 semester hours.