Melissa Ann Robillard will graduate from the University of Southern Maine on May 14, with a bachelor of arts and sciences in social work. She was on the dean’s list for the fall semester. Robillard graduated from Oxford Hills Comprehensive High School 1998.

She is the daughter of Robert and Helen Robillard and Carol Robillard, all of South Paris. She resides in Methuen, Mass.

Benjamin Theriault of Lewiston presented the results of his research and extended coursework at Susquehanna University’s Senior Scholars’ Day on April 19. Theriault’s research, “Planning SU’s Endowment Fund Using an Immunization Strategy,” was supervised by Dr. Nivine Richie from the Sigmund Weis School of Business. Theriault is a senior majoring in finance and marketing at Susquehanna.

Senior Scholars’ Day provides students with the opportunity to display their achievements and for the campus community to celebrate the accomplishments.

Theriault is a 2001 graduate of Lewiston High School and is the son of Ron and Luanne Theriault.

Christina M. Rivard of Auburn was named to the dean’s list at Bates College as a result of her scholastic standing during the first semester of the academic year.

To qualify for the dean’s list, a student must maintain a better than B plus average for the semester for a minimum quality point ratio of 3.6.

Rivard, a senior, is a sociology major. The daughter of Gilbert and Elaine Rivard of Auburn, she is a 2001 graduate of Edward Little High School. Rivard has been a member of the women’s outdoor track team since 2001. She studied in Washington for her 2004 winter semester and in Cape Town, South Africa, for her 2004 fall semester.

Evan Gagne of Auburn has been chosen to become a member of Phi Theta Kappa, the national honor society for two-year colleges. He is a student at Eastern Maine Community College.

The society is for students who are excelling in their course work, while exhibiting strong leadership, service and fellowship qualities.

Gagne is a graduate of Edward Little High School in the class of 2004. He is the son of Sue and Harvey Gagne of Auburn.

Litchfield resident Jenifer Leigh Donovan was formally recognized on March 31 as a member of the Norwich University Corps of Cadets in Northfield, Vt.

New candidates are considered recruits, or rooks. They learn the skills and lessons they will need as future cadets. They learn marching, physical training and room and uniform standards, as well as how to uphold the honor code and live as a cadet.

Recognition is a ceremony to commemorate a rook’s completion and their emergence as a cadet. They will granted more privileges and will move on to learning to become leaders as well as followers.


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