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2 graduate from Marist College

POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. - Kayla J. Carota of Auburn received a bachelor of arts degree is psychology and Randi Ellen Graves of Auburn received a bachelor of professional studies degree in fashion design from Marist College the weekend of May 21.

3 have degrees from Bryant University

SMITHFIELD, R.I. - Bryant University held its 147th commencement May 22. Among the graduates are the following local residents:

Joshua Brown of Dudley, bachelor of science in business administration, accounting; Eli Gervais of Charlton, bachelor of science in international business, finance; and Daniel Hackenson of Webster, bachelor of science in business administration, finance.

4 named to Sacred Heart dean's list

FAIRFIELD, Conn. - Sacred Heart University has announced its dean's list for the spring semester.

Local students who made the list were Taylor Coleman of Oxford, Bailey Harmon of Charlton, Heather Penniman of Dudley and Adriana Sodano of Charlton.

To receive this honor, a student must achieve a 3.6 grade average, based on a 4.0 scale.

Ward graduates from Quinnipiac

HAMDEN, Conn. - Cassandra M. Ward of Webster was awarded a doctor of physical therapy degree from Quinnipiac University during its commencement ceremony May 9.

Quinnipiac is a private, coeducational, nonsectarian institution 90 minutes north of New York City and two hours from Boston.

Dudley students receive awards

Jeffrey Spahl and Nicole Wilson, students at Dudley Middle School in Dudley, were honored at the 11th annual Middle Level Scholar Leader Awards Banquet, held at the DCU Center in Worcester on May 27.

The Middle Level Scholar Leaders Award is organized annually by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Middle Level Educators and the New England League of Middle Schools, with supporting sponsorship from Lifetouch National School Studios.

The criteria for being chosen to receive the Middle Level Scholar Leader Award include demonstrating academic initiative and scholarship, providing service to classmates and school, exemplifying positive attitudes, and demonstrating leadership in the classroom and school activities.

Charlton student earns UMass award

LOWELL - Michael Clem of Charlton received the University Scholar-Athlete award at University of Massachusetts at Lowell's commencement on May 28.

Oxford student wins scholarship

Graduating high school senior Anna Petsching of Oxford has been awarded a Cumberland Farms Believe and Achieve Scholarship of $1,000 toward her college expenses. She plans to attend the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and study marketing.

This is the fourth year that Cumberland Farms awarded the scholarships. The Believe and Achieve Scholarship is open to students entering college and who live within 30 miles of any Cumberland Farms outlet in the Northeast and Florida. While the initiative takes academic performance into account, the award also considers the student's financial need.

The company will begin accepting applications for the graduation class of 2011 in the fall.

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Petsching named 2010 valedictorian

Thompson - At Marianapolis Preparatory School, Anna Petsching of Oxford was class of 2010 valedictorian. Miss Petsching earned the top academic spot in her class through hard work and determination. She has enrolled in University of Massachusetts at Amherst business school program and plans on a career working for a nonprofit.

Elms graduate named to `Who's Who'

Amanda Brogna of Oxford has been named to Who's Who Among Students in American Colleges and universities, a national honor society that since 1934 has furthered the aims of higher education by recognizing individual excellence in academics and campus leadership.

Brogna was awarded a bachelor of science degree in nursing at Elms College's 79th annual commencement exercises May 16. Elms College is in Chicopee.

Bridgewater names scholarship recipients

Nicole Fitzpatrick of Oxford has been awarded the Dunkin Donuts/Raymond G. Messier `71 Scholarship from Bridgewater State College. The scholarship is awarded through the BSC theater department.

Nicole is a freshman majoring in theater and English. She is the daughter of Wendy Swallow and Daniel Fitzpatrick, and is a 2007 graduate of Oxford High School.

Also at Bridgewater State College, Sarah Stefaniak of Webster is a recipient of the Dr. Marilyn Christian Federico-Class of 1957 Scholarship Award. The award honors a student majoring in math or science enrolled in the professional education program.

Sarah was a junior during the past academic year, majoring in mathematics with a minor in secondary education. She is the daughter of Carol and Victor Stefaniak, and a 2007 graduate of Bartlett Jr. Sr. High School.
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Date:Jun 10, 2010
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