Andrea R. Thornton of Brookline, Mass., graduated magna cum laude from Northeastern University on May 6, receiving a bachelor of arts degree with a dual major in geology and environmental sciences. She achieved a grade point average of 3.72, and worked at Camp, Dresser and McKee while participating in the university’s co-op program. Thornton graduated from Edward Little High School of Auburn in 2001 and is the daughter of Cecile Thornton and Jim Thornton.