BALTIMORE — Joshua Charest, the son of John and Louise Charest of Lewiston, graduated from Johns Hopkins University with honors.

Joshua was awarded the “Best Design” for his senior year design project. He designed a device that will assist leg amputees to improve the quality of an active lifestyle. The device has garnered the attention of many people and the university will be sending Joshua and his team to present their new design to the Military Health Conference in Florida this summer. The university is also looking at developing a patent for the device.

Joshua is currently working as a mechanical engineer for the Applied Physics Laboratory and will be returning to Johns Hopkins this fall to complete his masters degree.

ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Peter Miller, son of William Miller and Elizabeth Miller of South Paris, has enrolled for 2014-15 admission at Rochester Institute of Technology.

Miller is in the electrical engineering – BS program in RIT’s Kate Gleason College of Engineering and is a 2014 graduate of Hebron Academy.

CANTON, N.Y. — Taren L. McGray of Turner was inducted into the St. Lawrence University chapter of Omicron Delta Kappa, the national leadership honor society. A member of the Class of 2016 at St. Lawrence, McGray is majoring in neuroscience. She graduated from Leavitt Area High School.

Omicron Delta Kappa recognizes students who are successful in academics, athletics, community and campus service, the performing arts and journalism.

LANCASTER, Pa. — Kurtis Stocker of Buckfield has made the honor’s list for Franklin & Marshall College’s fall 2013 semester.

Stocker is the child of Thomas H. Stocker and Sarah M. Stocker and is a graduate of Lewiston High School.

BOSTON — Wentworth Institute of Technology announces the names of students who have earned dean’s list recognition for the spring 2014 semester.

Included in this list were local students Christopher Jones of Litchfield, Ashley Marchesseault of Minot, Sarah Mickool of Poland and Trevor Morin of Poland.

LYNDONVILLE, Vt. — The following local students graduated from Lyndon State College during the spring 2014 commencement exercise.

Jacob Carlton of Kingfield with a Bachelor of Science in mountain recreation management with a concentration in adventure leadership.

Brittney Robinson of Kingfield with a Bachelor of Science in mountain recreation management with a concentration in adventure leadership.

Samantha Dolloff of South Paris with a Bachelor of Arts in graphic design with a concentration in illustration.

Elizabeth Chenard of Salem Township with a Bachelor of Arts in graphic design with a concentration in print.

KEENE, N.H. — Amber Williams of Durham, Reece Teixeira of Lewiston and Grace Lemieux of Winthrop were named to the spring 2014 dean’s list at Keene State College.

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. — Chloe Bergman-Ray of West Paris received a Bachelor of Arts degree and Timothy Brodsky of Auburn received a Bachelor of Science degree at Skidmore College’s 103rd Commencement May 17 at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center.

BRUNSWICK — Bowdoin College held its annual Honors Day ceremony on May 7, recognizing students for their academic achievements.

Evelyn Dickinson, from Bowdoin, majoring in biology and French, was awarded the Copeland-Gross Biology Prize.

Megan Samson, from Lisbon Falls, majoring inmMathematics and physics and minoring in teaching, was awarded the Bowdoin Teacher Scholars.

Viola Rothschild, from Phillips, majoring in Asian studies, and government and legal studies, was awarded the Government and Legal Studies Department Prize for Excellence in Comparative Politics.

Katherine Harmon, from Auburn, majoring in neuroscience and minoring in economics, was awarded the Munno Neuroscience Prize.

Lucy Knowlton, from Turner, majoring in history and minoring in gender and women’s studies, was awarded the Edgar Oakes Achorn Prize.

CANTON, N.Y. — Carl R. Mayer of Winthrop has been awarded a St. Lawrence University Fellowship for a summer 2014 research project. A member of the Class of 2016 at St. Lawrence, Mayer is majoring in biology. Mayer graduated from Kents Hill School.

Mayer’s University Fellowship project is titled “Regional Nodal Involvements a Proposed Mechanism for the Interaction Between CeNP and ROS in MS, Modeled by EAE.”

DUDLEY, Mass. — Nichols College held its 2014 commencement on May 10 for 399 undergraduate and graduate students, including Courtney Vallee of New Gloucester, who received a Bachelor of Arts degree.

CONWAY, S.C. — Orrin M. Googins, a senior majoring in management from Gray, was among more than 1,600 students at Coastal Carolina University who made the spring 2014 dean’s list.

ELMIRA, N.Y. — Elmira College released its dean’s list for academic achievement for the spring 2014 term. The dean’s list recognizes students who have a grade point average of 3.6 or higher.

Alexandra Hood ’16 of Lewiston is studying art.

Ashley Watkins ’15 of Lovell is studying nursing

Kristen Fecteau ’17 of Gray is studying speech and hearing.

ORONO — William Brewster, son of David and Donna Brewster of Auburn, received his Bachelor of Science in chemical engineering at the University of Maine at Orono and was also named to the dean’s list this spring semester 2014.

CANTON, N.Y. — Nearly 550 students graduated from St. Lawrence University during commencement ceremonies held on May 18.

Haley R. Burrowes of New Gloucester was awarded a degree in economics cum laude.

Jacob S. Cockrell of Kents Hill was awarded a degree in environmental studies.

Abby M. Korn of Oxford was awarded a degree in biology cum laude.

NEW LONDON, Conn. — The following local residents were awarded a bachelor of arts degree from Connecticut College at the 96th commencement ceremony on May 18.

Nels Christensen of Rangeley graduated with a major in botany.

Derrick Roy of Lewiston graduated with a major in biochemistry, cellular and molecular biology.

CANTON, N.Y. — Abbey Gardner of Bethel was one of nearly 30 students who were awarded graduate degrees from St. Lawrence University during commencement ceremonies held on May 18 in Canton, New York. Gardner was awarded a Master of Education degree in educational leadership.

BOSTON — The following local residents were recently named to Northeastern University’s dean’s list for the spring semester.

Zachary M. Albert of Auburn, majoring in mechanical engineering.

Gabrielle N. LaPerriere of Auburn, majoring in political science.

Zachary R. Labadie of Lewiston,  majoring in graphic design.

Susannah W. Wong of Lewiston, majoring in linguistics.

Katie L. Delorme of Lisbon, majoring in psychology.

Selena F. Wallace of Minot, majoring in environmental studies/international affairs.

SELINSGROVE, Pa. — Natasha Johnson of Poland graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology at Susquehanna University on May 11.

She is the daughter of Linda Johnson and Michael Johnson and a graduate of Poland Regional High School.

WORCESTER, Mass. — The following local students have been named to Worcester Polytechnic Institute’s dean’s list for academic excellence for the spring 2014 semester.

Luis Pernia-Rovayo of Auburn, a junior majoring in industrial engineering.

Samantha Foote of Lisbon, a sophomore majoring in environmental engineering.

Timothy Dow of Turner, a sophomore majoring in biomedical engineering.

GREENVILLE, S.C. — Brian Hand, a sophomore engineering major of Farmington, was among approximately 1,400 Bob Jones University students named to the spring 2014 dean’s list.

NASHVILLE — Meghan Murphy of Winthrop qualified for the spring 2014 dean’s list at Belmont University. Eligibility is based on a minimum course load of 12 hours and a quality grade point average of 3.5 with no grade below a C.


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