Southern New Hampshire University announces summer 2021 president’s list

MANCHESTER, N.H. — Southern New Hampshire University announces the names of the following students who are added to the summer 2021 president’s list.

Full-time students who earned a minimum grade-point average of 3.70 and above are named to the president’s list. Full-time status is achieved by earning 12 credits; undergraduate day students must earn 12 credits in fall or spring semester and online students must earn 12 credits in either EW1 and EW2, EW3 and EW4, or EW5 and EW6.

Congratulations to Paul Brown and Stephany Blodgett, both of Waldoboro, and Julianna Labrada and Jessica Webb, both of Rockland.

Southern New Hampshire University is a private, nonprofit institution with an 89-year history of educating students and working adults. The university offers approximately 200 accredited undergraduate, graduate and certificate programs, available online and on its 300-acre campus in Manchester, N.H.

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Rockland resident awarded summer intern fellowship

WESTMINSTER, Md. — Mark Flores of Rockland, a senior at McDaniel College, was awarded a summer intern fellowship from McDaniel’s Center for Experience and Opportunity.

A kinesiology-chemistry dual major, Flores spent his summer as a virtual research assistant with the Science and Mathematics Educational Research Collaborative at Rochester Institute of Technology, where he was involved in constructing and conducting focus groups, as well as developing assessment tools to measure student retention.

Flores, who plans to attend graduate school from McDaniel, said, “My project has been incredibly important. I have been involved in investigating factors contributing to student retention and satisfaction among STEM undergraduate majors which forced me to reflect on my own experience and consider many of the decisions that have kept me in my STEM major. This work has been incredibly rewarding knowing it may impact other students like me.”

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McDaniel College is a liberal arts and sciences college offering more than 70 undergraduate programs of study, including pre-professional specializations and student-designed majors, and over 20 graduate programs.

Anastasio graduates from UMass Lowell

LOWELL, Mass. — David Anastasio of Cushing is among 4,582 graduates in UMass Lowell’s Class of 2021. Anastasio received a master of science degree in security studies.

Despite the pandemic, UMass Lowell was able to offer graduates a combination of virtual and in-person presentations of their diploma covers, with a family photo at the Tsongas Center at UMass Lowell.

A series of brief ceremonies at the Tsongas Center recognized graduates who earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees. At these ceremonies, graduates walked into the Tsongas Center, crossed the stage, received diploma covers and had an official photo taken.

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