Berklee College of Music announces that Aaron Leduc of Harpswell has earned placement on the dean’s list for the spring semester of the 2004-2005 academic year. To be eligible for this honor, a full-time student must achieve a grade point average of 3.4 or above; a part-time student must achieve a grade point average of 3.6 or above.

Bethany Ruth Walter of Auburn has graduated SUM from the University at Albany with a B.A. degree. More than 2500 students participated in the 161st commencement ceremonies held on May 15, including some 1706 undergraduate and 799 master’s and doctoral candidates. Of the class, 290 graduated cum laude, 216 graduated magna cum laude, and 155 graduated summa cum laude.

Lewiston residents Gabriel Johnson, Staff Award, Junior Division, Caleb Johnson, Unsung Hero Award, Senior Division, and Ben Daigle, Outstanding Senior Award, Senior Division, recently received distinguished honors awards at the annual awards ceremony at West End House Camp in East Parsonsfield. They will receive personalized trophies at the annual Camp Reunion and New Camper Breakfast to be held at Boston College on January 15, 2006. Established in 1908, West End House Camp is a non-profit overnight summer camp for boys aged 8-15. FMI: West End House Camp, contact Steve Lepler, Assistant Executive Director, at 781-784-5703 or at [email protected]

Anna Gielarowski, daughter of Rick and Kathy Gielarowski of Monmouth has been named to the dean’s list for the 2005 spring semester at the University of New England. A 2003 graduate of Monmouth Academy, Gielarowski is a major in dental hygiene. She has received recognition at the University of New England’s Spring Awards Convocation this April at Ludcke Auditorium on the University’s Westbrook College Campus in Portland.

Jonathan J. Bennett graduated magna sum laude and as a Phi Beta Kappa member from Santa Clara University in California on June 11, earning a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science. During the Awards and Honors Convocation he was recognized for his membership in Alpha Sigma Nu, the national Jesuit Honor society; Upsilon Pi Epsilon, the computer science honor society; as well as The Santa Clara University Honors Program, an advanced academic program designed to challenge its most outstanding students. Upon graduation he started his career as a software engineer for Apple Computer in Cupertino, Calif. Jonathan is the son of Colleen Bennett, as well as Charlie and Carmen Bennett all of Turner, the grandson of Charles and the late Edith Bennett of Harrison, and Kenneth and Elaine Gurschick of Turner.

Jodie M. Simms, daughter of Dr. David M. Simms and Dr. Marcia A. Matuska of Auburn, has enrolled as a first year student at Amherst College in Amherst, Mass. Simms, a graduate of Hebron Academy is one of 448 new students entering the independent liberal arts college in western New England this fall.

Lindsay E. Jolin, daughter of Victoria and Michael Chapman of Randolph, graduated from Pratt Institute with a bachelor of fine arts, interior design degree in June. Lindsay graduated from Gardiner High School in 2001. She is the granddaughter of Irene and the late Henry Racine of Topsham.

Michael D. Michaud, cum laude, bachelor of science degree in civil engineering technology, resident of Auburn, recently graduated from Wentworth Institute of Technology.

Nicholas P. Benoit of Lewiston, class of 2005, graduated from Cushing Academy in Ashburnham, Mass., on June 3.

Ryane N. Staples, child of Russell L. Staples and Brenda L. Staples, of Turner is among the more than 792 students who entered Colgate University with the Class of 2009 in late August. The class is among the most diverse and academically gifted in Colgate’s history. Staples is a graduate of Leavitt Area High School.

St. Lawrence University

CANTON, N.Y. – St. Lawrence University welcomes the following students as members of the class of 2009.

Each freshman will participate in St. Lawrence University’s innovative first-year program, an introduction to the liberal arts curriculum taught in residence halls by faculty teams. Clear writing and speaking skills are stressed, and careful advising is provided for all freshmen.

John A. Melhus of Norway; Melhus graduated from Oxford Hills Comprehensive High School in South Paris.

Sean M. Murphy of Leeds; Murphy graduated from Leavitt Area High School in Turner.

Matthew B. Sonagere of Auburn; Sonagere graduated from Edward Little High School in Auburn.

Syracuse University

SYRACUSE, N.Y. – The following area residents were among the approximately 3,500 new students who have enrolled at Syracuse University for the 2005-06 academic year. Syracuse’s new students are studying from among the more than 200 majors offered at the institution.

Krista Flynt of Poland. Flynt is enrolled in SU’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications majoring in magazine journalism.

Elizabeth Kankainen of Kingfield. Kankainen is enrolled in SU’s School of Architecture majoring in architecture.

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