WORCESTER, Mass. — Margaret Corrigan of New Gloucester, Maine, a junior majoring in civil engineering at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, recently completed an intense, hands-on research project in Nantucket. The project was titled “Evaluating the Condition of Private Roads on Nantucket.”

At WPI, all undergraduates are required to complete a research-driven, professional-level project that addresses an important societal need or issue. About two-thirds of students complete a project at one of the university’s 35 off-campus project centers, which are located around the world.

SMITHFIELD, R.I. — Harris Roberts, a junior in entrepreneurship from Farmington, was named to the fall semester dean’s list at Bryant University.

HAMDEN, Conn. — Jenna Pederson of Wilton and Ian McCracken of Auburn were named to the the dean’s list at Quinnipiac University for the fall 2012 semester.

BRISTOL, R.I. — The following local residents are among those to be named to the Roger Williams University dean’s list for the fall 2012 semester.

Sara Spellman, Auburn, majoring in marine biology

Phillip Jacques, Durham, majoring in environmental science

Heather Larrabee, Kents Hill, majoring in undecided/liberal arts

Jacob Weeks, New Gloucester, majoring in global communication

Emily Carrier, Oquossoc, majoring in engineering

Jennifer Mickool, Poland, majoring in undecided/business

Kyrie Perry, Sweden, majoring in media communication

Erynne Landry, Wales, majoring in accounting

Alexandra Landry, Wales, majoring in economics

Sarah Smith, Wilton, majoring in graphic design communications

POTSDAM, N.Y. — Aimee E. Giffune, Turner, a freshman majoring in chemical engineering, and Kathleen B. Mingle, South Paris, a senior majoring in chemical engineering, were named to the dean’s list for the fall 2012 semester at Clarkson University.

BELLEVUE, Neb. — Bre-ann Loon of Lewiston received a Master of Healthcare Administration degree at Bellevue University.

CANTON, N.Y. — The following local students are participants in St. Lawrence University’s Sustainability Semester.

Emma R. DayBranch of South Paris is a member of the class of 2016. DayBranch is a graduate of Oxford Hills Comprehensive High School.

Jacob S. Cockrell of Kents Hill is a member of the class of 2014. Cockrell is a graduate of Kents Hill School.

Students in the Sustainability Semester live and take courses together on farm property near campus. Similar to the highly successful Adirondack Semester, students in the Sustainability Semester take courses that focus on sustainability from such disciplines as environmental studies, English, philosophy, history, performing arts, biology and geology.

Students will also work on site to grow food, build and help renovate energy-efficient structures, and live as sustainably as possible. In addition, students will engage with local community organizations and individuals with special experiences in land use and food production.

COLCHESTER, Vt. — The following local residents were named to the fall 2012 dean’s list at Saint Michael’s College.

Katlyn Keane, daughter of Marie Corbin-Keane and Steven Keane of Bethel, a senior Spanish and environmental studies major who graduated from Telstar Regional High School.

Lauren McHatten, daughter of Clifford and Lynn McHatten of Winthrop, a junior psychology major who graduated from Winthrop High School.

Mary Taylor, daughter of Donald and Katherine Taylor of Readfield, a junior political science major who graduated from Maranacook Community School.

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