Brownfield resident has hands blessed in ceremony

MANCHESTER, N.H. — Saint Anselm College sophomore nursing student Caroline Condon of Brownfield, joined fellow student nurses in the Abbey Church for a blessing before beginning clinical placements. The blessing of the hands ceremony, held Feb. 5, is a tradition for the college’s future nurses, connecting the Benedictine values at the center of their college experience to their future work.

Condon, along with 87 other future nurses representing 10 states, received the blessing of hands, marking a new chapter in their nursing education by taking the classroom, lab and simulation learning to the clinical environment.

Due to the pandemic, the nursing students were joined by only college faculty and staff while family and friends were able to watch live-streamed.


ANDOVER, Mass. — Bree Bergeron of Lewiston has been named to the president’s list at Merrimack College for the fall semester of 2020. She is the daughter of Billy and Crystal Bergeron of Lewiston. A nursing major, Bergeron is a freshman at Merrimack and also plays defense on the women’s ice hockey team. She received a 4.0 GPA.


SPRINGFIELD, Mass. — Two area students have been named to the fall 2020 president’s list at Western New England University: Cameron Cox of Bowdoinham, working toward a BSE in civil engineering, and Emily Lake of Naples, working toward a BSE in mechanical engineering.

To qualify, students must achieve a GPA of 3.80 or higher.


BOSTON — In honor of their outstanding academic achievement, Emmanuel College has named several area students to the dean’s list for the fall 2020 semester.

Local students receiving the honor include Megan Steele of Auburn, Julie McConnell of Winthrop, Grace Pepin of Lewiston, Lauren Sterling of Rumford, Sophia Jones of Auburn and Rebecca Raby of Auburn.

To earn a spot on the list, students must achieve a grade point average of 3.5 or higher for a 16-credit semester.

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