Waldoboro club gives $7,000 in scholarships

WALDOBORO — The Waldoboro Woman's Club announce seven scholarships have recently been awarded to graduating seniors at the Medomak Valley High School in the amount of $1,000 each.

The Waldoboro Woman's Club scholarship to Maria Ennamorati of Waldoboro, who will be attending Colby College, majoring in biochemistry.

The Mildred M. Walter bequest was to: Ryan Ripley of Waldoboro, who will attend the University of Maine, Farmington, studyiing math/mechanical engineering; Kristen Simmons of Friendship, who will also attend UMF, majoring in English and secondary education; Danielle Hunt of Waldoboro, who will be attending Syracuse University, studying chemistry; Jonathan Hendrickson-Belloquet of Friendship, who will study criminology at the University of Southern Maine; Amanda Hendrickson-Belloquet of Friendship, who will also attend USM, majoring in psychology and Desiree Leary of Warren, who will attend Husson University, studying biology/pre-med.


Panel to discuss computer information systems careers June 27

ROCKLAND — By 2018 Maine will face a shortage of computer and information technology graduates. Estimates at this time indicate that up to 977 jobs in this field will go unfilled because there are not enough college graduates in Maine to fill them.

University College at Rockland and Women Work and Community will sponsor a panel discussion about careers in technology Thursday, June 27, from 2 to 3:30 p.m. at URock.

Panelists will include: Stuart Rich, chief technology officer, PenBay Solutions; Langley Willauer, Ubisense, Camden; Mark Goodridge, UMA faculty in Computer Information Systems; Katie Glessner, human resources, Athena Health; and, Susanne Kohler, UMA CIS graduate and Hughes.net.

Attendees will gain an understanding of career opportunities and education/training options in this industry from professionals in the field who will talk about their own professional paths.

University College at Rockland offers both an associate of science and a bachelor of science in computer information systems in their entirety from the University of Maine at Augusta.

Plourde named to Stonehill College dean's list

EASTON, MASS. — Rockland resident Laura C. Plourde, was recently named to the dean's list at Stonehill College for the spring 2013 semester.


South Thomaston student awarded Horizon Scholarship

PORTLAND — At its annual meeting, Maine Employers' Mutual Insurance Company awarded a $5,000 college scholarship to Austin Bickford of South Thomaston.

The MEMIC Harvey Picker Horizon Scholarship is awarded annually to the spouse or child of a worker who has suffered a serious injury or death at work. The winners are selected from dozens of applicants each year. Applicants must show potential for academic success and demonstrate financial need.

“This scholarship is our way of acknowledging the difficulty that a workplace injury can place upon the hopes and dreams of the family of an injured worker,” said MEMIC Senior Vice President of External Affairs Michael Bourque in a news release. “We hope to help this family who was confronted with tragedy see a brighter future. We’re proud to support Austin’s education.”

Bickford's mother seriously injured her shoulder at work in 2005 and continues to suffer from pain related to the injury.

He is a recent graduate of Oceanside High School in Rockland and plans to attend Washington County Community College to study mechanical technology. An honor roll student in the past two years, Bickford also works at his local Hannaford Supermarket and dedicates his time to volunteer efforts in the community. Teachers describe him as possessing “not only the skill to do the job, but honesty and integrity as well.”

The MEMIC Harvey Picker Horizon Scholarship has been presented annually since 2001. With the 2013 award, MEMIC has granted scholarships totaling $100,000.

Drury graduates from Colorado College

COLORADO SPRINGS, COLO. — Keith Drury graduated with a degree in history from Colorado College. He is the son of John Drury and Lucy McCarthy of Vinalhaven.

Local students named To St. Lawrence University dean's list

CANTON, N.Y. — The following students have been selected for inclusion on the dean's list for academic achievement during the spring semester at St. Lawrence University in Canton, N.Y.. To be eligible for the dean's list at St. Lawrence University, a student must have completed at least four semester units and have an academic average of 3.6 (based on a perfect 4.0 scale) for the semester.

Erica N. Dailey of Union; is a member of the Class of 2016, and majors in anthropology. Dailey graduated from Medomak Valley High School.

McKenzie A. Meservey of Hope; is a member of the Class of 2015, and majors in psychology. Meservey graduated from Camden Hills Regional High School.