Collegiate News for Knox and Waldo counties: Aug. 8 - 29, 2023

Tue, 08/29/2023 - 6:30pm

College students from Knox and Waldo counties are finding success in schools close to home and across the country. In this edition, we highlight the following:


Ian Fordyce Makes Curry College Spring 2023 Dean's List

MILTON, MA (08/08/2023) — Curry College congratulates Ian Fordyce of Camden, ME who was named to the Spring 2023 Dean's List.

About Curry College

Curry College, founded in Boston in 1879, is a private, co-educational, liberal arts-based institution located on 131 acres in Milton, Massachusetts. The College extends its educational programs to a continuing education branch campus in Plymouth. The College offers 25 undergraduate majors in specialized and liberal arts programs, as well as graduate degrees in accounting, business, education, criminal justice, and nursing to a combined enrollment of nearly 2,050 students. The student body consists of 1,830 traditional students and nearly 220 continuing education and graduate students. The College offers a wide array of co-curricular activities ranging from 16 NCAA Division III athletic teams to an outstanding theatre and visual arts program. Visit us on the web at

Emerson College Student Oliver Worner of Camden, Maine Participates in Emerson Stage Production of Cabaret

BOSTON, MA (08/10/2023) — Emerson College student Oliver Worner of Camden, Maine 04843 participated in the Emerson Stage production of Cabaret, performed April 20-22 in the Cutler Majestic Theatre in Boston, MA.

The musical takes place in a Berlin nightclub in the late 1920s and is a story about the danger of complacency during adversity -- a present and necessary warning.

Worner is majoring in Stage and Production Mngmnt and is a member of the Class of 2026.

Emerson Stage and the Department of Performing Arts are where the next generation of actors, designers, stage managers, technicians, administrators, and educators work alongside distinguished faculty, professional staff, and visiting artists to bring skills learned in the classroom to vibrant life on stage.

Cabaret credits: Book by Joe Masteroff, based on the play by John Van Druten, stories by Christopher Isherwood, music by John Kander, and lyrics by Fred Ebb. This production was directed by Ilana Ransom Toeplitz, with music direction by Sariva Goetz and choreography by Christopher Shin.

About Emerson College

Based in Boston, Massachusetts, opposite the historic Boston Common and in the heart of the city's Theatre District, Emerson College educates individuals who will solve problems and change the world through engaged leadership in communication and the arts, a mission informed by liberal learning. The College has approximately 4,161undergraduates and 554 graduate students from across the United States and nearly 70 countries. Supported by state-of-the-art facilities and a renowned faculty, students participate in more than 90 student organizations and performance groups. Emerson is known for its experiential learning programs at Emerson Los Angeles, located in Hollywood, and at its 14th-century castle, in the Netherlands. Additionally, there are opportunities to study in Washington, DC, London, China, and the Czech Republic, Spain, Austria, Greece, France, Ireland, Mexico, Cuba, England, and South Africa. The College has an active network of 51,000+ alumni who hold leadership positions in communication and the arts. For more information, visit

Kasey Wood Named to St. Lawrence University's Spring 2023 Dean's List

CANTON, NY (08/17/2023)-- Kasey Wood from Lincolnville has been named to St. Lawrence University's Dean's List for achieving academic excellence during the Spring 2023 semester.

Wood is a member of the Class of 2024 and is majoring in data science. Wood attended Camden Hills Regional High School.

To be eligible for the Dean's List, a student must have completed at least four courses and have an academic average of 3.6 based on a 4.0 scale for the semester.

About St. Lawrence University:

Founded in 1856, St. Lawrence University is a private, independent liberal arts institution of about 2,250 students located in Canton, New York. The educational opportunities at St. Lawrence inspire students and prepare them to be critical and creative thinkers, to find a compass for their lives and careers, and to pursue knowledge and understanding for the benefit of themselves, humanity and the planet. Through its focus on active engagement with ideas in and beyond the classroom, a St. Lawrence education leads students to make connections that transform lives and communities, from the local to the global. Visit