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Education briefs Feb. 13

Feb 11, 2020

Thomaston resident named to University of Rhode Island dean's list

KINGSTON, Rhode Island -- The University of Rhode Island announced that more than 6,000 undergraduates have qualified for the fall 2019 dean's list. The students represent nearly all of Rhode Island's cities and towns, all six New England states, and other states and nations.

Emma Silverton, of Thomaston, has received recognition to URI's fall 2019 dean's list.

To be included on the dean's list, full-time students must complete 12 or more credits during a semester for letter grades with at least a 3.30 point average.

Part-time students qualify with the accumulation of 12 credits with a 3.30 point average.

Rockland resident earns degree from WGU

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah -- Drew Aklestad-Simkin, of Rockland, earned a master's degree in healthcare management from Western Governors University (WGU). The online, nonprofit university has graduated over 167,000 students from across the country since its inception in 1997.

WGU has recognized 5,617 undergraduate and 4,302 graduate degree recipients, who have completed their degrees since Oct. 2, 2019. Their areas of study include business, K-12 education, information tech, and health professions including nursing.

Designed to meet working adult needs, students study on their own schedules with one-to-one faculty support. They complete courses as soon as they demonstrate mastery of the subject matter, allowing them to move through known material so they can allocate time for what they still need to learn. As a result, WGU students are able to accelerate their studies.

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Waldoboro resident named to UMass Lowell dean's list

LOWELL, Mass. -- Kaylee Weerstra of Waldoboro, has been recognized for achieving academic distinction at the University of Massachusetts Lowell.

Weerstra, majoring in English, was named to the dean's list at UMass Lowell for the fall 2019 semester.

To qualify for the dean's list at UMass Lowell, a student must have completed no fewer than 12 graded credits for the semester and earned at least a 3.25 grade-point average with no grade lower than C and without any incompletes.

UMass Lowell is a research university. The university offers bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees in business, education, engineering, fine arts, health, humanities, sciences. UMass Lowell delivers hands-on learning from faculty and staff, to prepare graduates to be leaders in communities.

Pen Bay Christian School announces honor and high honor students

ROCKLAND -- Pen Bay Christian School has released the names of those recognized with honors and high honors in their second quarter of the 2019-2020 school year.

Honors students include fourth graders Wyatt Robertson and Anthony Murray, fifth graders Charlotte Callahan and Maddie Anderson, and seventh graders Jorja Dodge and Abbie Anderson.

Students on the high honor roll are Naomi Philbrook, in fifth grade, Keegan Gray and Tristan Blais, both in sixth grade, Hope Munro and Mackenzie Herrick, both in seventh, and Calvin Sheldon, in eighth grade.

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