LEWISTON — Mariah Carrier of Lewiston has been awarded the 2014 Dominic J. Roux Scholarship from Central Maine Credit Union. Mariah is a graduate of Lewiston High School and attends Husson University in Bangor majoring in biology.

Every year, the credit union presents the Dominic Roux Scholarship Award, named after its first CEO, to one of its members. Central Maine Credit Union members currently enrolled in, or pursuing higher education, may apply.

FREEPORT — Two local residents were awarded scholarships by The Maine Innkeepers Education Foundation, affiliated with the Maine Innkeepers Association at the 10th annual Tees & Textbooks event held June 9-10 at the Samoset Resort in Rockport.

Laura Brown of West Poland received the Women in Hospitality Award of $3000. Brown is attending Husson University, in Bangor, where she is a graduate student in hospitality management. She has developed her hospitality skills working at the Poland Spring Resort. Brown’s ultimate goal is to own a resort hotel.

Erica Jackson of Oxford received the Maine Innkeepers Memorial Award of $1000. The award honors the memory of two innkeepers, Timothy Watts and George MacPhail. Jackson will be attending the University of Southern Maine, in Portland, in the fall. She has hospitality experience having been employed at the Poland Spring Resort. Her long term goal after graduation is to one day be general manager of a hotel.


LEWISTON — Alex Parker of Lewiston, a member of the baseball team at Bates College, received New England Small College Athletic Conference All-Academic distinction for the spring 2014 season. To receive NESCAC All-Academic honors, a student-athlete must have reached sophomore academic standing and be a varsity letter winner with a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.35.

Parker is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert F. Parker of Lewiston. He is a 2011 graduate of Saint Dominic Academy. He is majoring in politics at Bates.

BRISTOL, R.I. — The following local residents were among more than 1,035 students from Roger Williams University to receive their degrees as part of the Class of 2014.

Alexandra Landry of Wales received a Bachelor of Science in accounting.


Emily Hunter of Turner received a Master of Architecture in architecture.

Casey Ray of Poland received a Bachelor of Science in architecture.

Sarah Thompson of Auburn received a Bachelor of Science in architecture.

Emily Hunter of Turner received a Bachelor of Science in architecture.

Sarah Smith of Wilton received a Bachelor of Arts in graphic design communications.

Sara Spellman of Auburn received a Bachelor of Science in marine biology.


WEST HAVEN, Conn. — Emily Deane of Farmington, Lindsey Matthews of South Paris and Nicole Savage of Chesterville graduated from the University of New Haven on May 18.

SCHENECTADY, N.Y. — Tara Metzger of Lisbon Falls was named to the Union College dean’s list for the 2013-14 academic year.

Metzger is majoring in geology, and a 2011 graduate of Lisbon High School.


IOWA CITY, Iowa — Nisha Sharma, a native of Wilton, received a MSW-social work degree from the University of Iowa at the close of the 2014 spring semester.

SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Morgan Edgecomb of Lewiston has made the Syracuse University dean’s list for the full academic year with a 3.97 grade point average. Morgan is entering her senior year at Syracuse University and is studying photography and visual arts. She is residing in Lewiston with her parents and will graduate in May 2015.

MACHIAS — Kiersten Lamont Zufelt of Oxford was named to the spring 2014 dean’s list at the University of Maine at Machias.


BOSTON — Poland resident Larissa Brown graduated from the University of Massachusetts Boston during the university’s 46th commencement ceremonies on May 30.

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. — American International College has named 427 students to the spring 2014 dean’s list, including the following two local students.

Emily Cormier of Mechanic Falls is a health sciences – pre P.T. (BS) major.

Elizabeth Moulton of Hiram is a health sciences – pre P.T. (BS) major.


NORTHAMPTON, Mass. — Natalie Bornstein, daughter of Peter Bornstein and Renee Cote of Auburn, received a bachelor of arts degree in comparative literature from Smith College, and was on the dean’s list for the 2013-14 academic year.

In addition to her coursework at Smith, Natalie completed a Division III (senior) oral history project at Hampshire College in Amherst, Mass.

PAUL SMITHS, N.Y. — Zachary Smith of East Dixfield has been named to the dean’s list at Paul Smith’s College for the spring 2014 semester.

Smith, who is majoring in forestry, earned a semester average of 3.3 or higher to receive this distinction. Smith was also named an Adirondack Scholar, having achieved a cumulative average of at least 3.8.


BOSTON — The following local residents recently received a degree from Simmons College.

Moriah Churchill of Auburn, Master of Fine Arts and Master of Arts in children’s literature from the Graduate School of Library Science.

Chelsey Randall of Greene, Doctorate in physical therapy from the School of Nursing Health Sciences.

Jenna Eastman of Raymond, Bachelor of Science in business administration, magna cum laude from the School of Management.

CONWAY, S.C. — Kyle Maines of Bethel graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in business management at Coastal Carolina University.

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