BATON ROUGE, La. — Jason Turcotte, son of Marc and Diane Turcotte of Poland, has recently earned his doctorate in media and public affairs from Louisiana State University.

He was inducted in the Kappa Tau Alpha National Honor Society.

He was also awarded the John Maxwell Hamilton Fellowship to aid in the research for his dissertation, titled, “Rules of Engagement: What Formats, Moderators, and News Values Tell Us about the Content of Electoral Debates.”

Jason has accepted a position as assistant professor of journalism at California State Polytechnic University in Pomona.

GENEVA, N.Y. — Michael Bouchard of Lewiston has been named to the dean’s list for the 2014 spring term, his junior year, at Hobart and William Smith College.

He is the son of Michael and Tina Bouchard.

He is a graduate of Hebron Academy and a biology/pre-med major.

AUGUSTA — Kevin White, son of Joe and Becky White of Rumford, graduated on May 10 from the University of Maine at Augusta.

He received his Bachelor of Science degree in computer information systems.

He maintained the dean’s list during this time, was named a Rising Scholar and received the Distinguished Student Award.

Kevin is now employed by New Page in Rumford as an application analyst.

KINGSTON, R.I. — Emma Catherine Walker of Naples and Madeline Wiegman of Leeds were named to the spring 2014 University of Rhode Island dean’s list.

BOSTON — Bethel resident David Owens earned a Master of Science in nursing from the MGH Institute of Health Professions, Boston’s health sciences graduate school.

NEW LONDON, N.H. — Colby-Sawyer College internships offer the opportunity for students to enhance their academic programs with work experience related to career interests in all industry areas in national and international settings.

Aaron Records of Porter completed an internship with Deviate Publishing, Inc in Atlanta.

Maisy Cyr of Leeds completed an internship with Youth M.O.V.E. in New Gloucester.

Emily Rioux of Minot completed an internship with Turner Veterinary Service in Turner.

Sarah Smith of Oxford completed an internship with Maine Writers and Publishers Alliance in Portland.

Kolby Arnold of New Gloucester completed an internship with Valley Regional Hospital in Claremont, N.H.

LOUDONVILLE, N.Y. — Siena College will welcome Tommaso Centemero of Hebron to the class of 2018 this fall.

BETHLEHEM, Pa. — Kerstin Schkrioba of Monmouth is welcomed to Lehigh University as a member of the class of 2018.

LOWELL, Mass. — Nathan Blais of Leeds, majoring in exercise physiology, was named to the dean’s list at University of Massachusetts Lowell for the spring 2014 semester.

HARROGATE, Tenn. — Matthew Lamare of Lewiston received his white coat at Lincoln Memorial University-College of Veterinary Medicine’s White Coat Ceremony for the Inaugural Class of 2018. The ceremony was held on the LMU main campus in Harrogate on Aug. 15.

Lamare is a first-year veterinary medicine student. The White Coat Ceremony serves to symbolize the pathway toward becoming a doctor, including the knowledge and professionalism students will acquire.

ELIZABETHTOWN, Pa. — Amy Morin of Lewiston earned a master’s degree in occupational therapy at Elizabethtown College.

LAKE FOREST, Ill. — Timothy Patch of Gray is one of 422 first-year students to enroll at Lake Forest College this fall. Patch was awarded a Forester Academic Scholarship and the Presidential Scholarship.

Patch is a graduate of Brooks School in North Andover, Mass.

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