Collegiate News for Knox and Waldo counties: May 24 - June 5

Tue, 06/06/2023 - 8:00am

Lindsay Benner of Friendship makes Angelo State University Spring 2023 Dean's List

SAN ANGELO, TX (05/30/2023) — Angelo State University in San Angelo, Texas, has announced the students achieving the Dean's List for the 2023 spring semester, including 

To be eligible for the ASU Dean's List, full-time undergraduate students must maintain a 3.25 or better grade point average on a 4.0 scale.

Lindsay Benner is majoring in Border and Homeland Security at Angelo State.

The complete spring 2023 Dean's List is available at

Angelo State University, founded in 1928, is a thriving four-year public school in Texas. Our Ram Family environment and Core Values help students feel at home, a place where they know faculty and staff care deeply about their success.

Our excellent faculty make it possible for students to conduct undergraduate research, rank above state acceptance averages for professional schools, and receive personal access to instructors and progressive facilities.

We are part of the dynamic Texas Tech University System with campuses across the state. Angelo State has been ranked as one of The Princeton Review's "Best Colleges" in the nation since 2010, and we are also a College of Distinction, a "Military Friendly School" and a First-gen Forward Institution.

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York County Community College Announces Spring 2023 Honors

WELLS, ME (05/31/2023) — York County Community College students are recognized each semester for their outstanding academic achievements. Presidents List: 4.0 GPA; Full-Time Study Deans List: 3.5 GPA; Part-Time Study Deans List: 3.5 GPA

Danny Ryosa of Northport, ME - Part-Time Dean's List

Ruben Schofield of Thorndike, ME - Part-Time Dean's List

York County Community College, established in 1994, is one of seven community colleges in the Maine Community College System. The college annually enrolls nearly 2,000 students in certificate and associate degree programs, continuing education, career & professional development and business training. To learn more about the College visit or or call 207.216.4409

Alyssa Bland of Camden Named to Lasell University Dean's List

NEWTON, MA (06/01/2023) — Alyssa Bland, a Lasell University student from Camden, was named to the dean's list for their academic performance in the spring 2023 semester.

The spring 2023 dean's list includes students who have completed at least 12 credits as a full-time student in that semester and have achieved a semester GPA of 3.5 or higher.

Local residents earn degrees at Clark University's 119th Commencement ceremonies

WORCESTER, MA (06/01/2023) — Clark University awarded 1,300 degrees (590 bachelor's, 681 master's, and 29 doctoral degrees) to the Class of 2023 and conferred three honorary degrees during their 119th Commencement ceremonies on Sunday, May 21. Speakers heralded the graduates for their accomplishments, and the resilience and ambition they exhibited when their college experience was disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Caleb J. Sacks, of Palermo, Maine, graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in Computer Science.

Camryn Rae Langille, of Rockport, Maine, graduated with a Master of Science in Communication. Langille is also a member of the Alpha Epsilon Lambda honor society.

Matthew Thomas Jeffery Young, of South Thomaston, Maine, graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in Screen Studies and English.

In his opening remarks, President David B. Fithian noted that the undergraduates were impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic throughout all four years of their college careers, a collective experience that he said resulted in a more creative and tenacious learning community.

"You became experts in the evolving art of remote learning and navigating uncertainty," Fithian said. "You experienced a uniquely challenging time in our history, and you proved to be stronger than maybe you even imagined you could be."

Robert D. Putnam, Malkin Professor of Public Policy at the Harvard University John F. Kennedy School of Government and author of a number of books examining the decline of community in American Society, including "Bowling Alone" and "The Upswing," delivered the commencement address. Putnam urged the graduates to seek new ways to bring Americans together across divides of politics, region, race, religion, ethnicity, class, and gender.

"Our country today faces unprecedented political polarization, economic inequality, social fragmentation, and moral self-centeredness, but you - collaborating with others - can reverse those trends," he said. "Your generation didn't cause these problems, but only you can lead the way toward a more diverse, more tolerant, more cohesive, more equal society. A society in which rather than shout or shoot at one another, we listen to one another - actually listen."

Honorary degrees were conferred to Putnam; Ruth Wilson Gilmore, a professor, scholar, and author considered a pioneer in the field of carceral geography and a forceful activist in the prison abolition movement; and Ronald Carter, a legendary jazz bassist, bandleader, Grammy Award winner, and distinguished professor emeritus.

The "transformative power of education" was the theme of remarks by the graduate ceremony student speaker Idriss Laouali Abdou.

"Imagine growing up in a community where you and your friends had dreams you knew were impossible to achieve. That was the reality for me growing up in Niger," said Abdou, who served as the vice president of the School of Management Student Council and the graduate advisor for Clark's Caribbean and African Student Association.

"I was fortunate enough to pursue my studies in Morocco and France, and now here in the United States as a Fulbright scholar," he said. "My personal journey is just one example of how education can change lives. As members of the Clark community, I know that each of you has a story to tell, challenges to overcome, and successes to celebrate."

In her address to fellow undergraduates, student speaker Glory Phipps, a philosophy major, compared her class's journey to that of a rose growing from concrete, an analogy inspired by a poem written by the late rapper Tupac Shakur. Phipps spoke about the optimism she and her classmates shared at the start of their Clark experience, and how they persevered during the pandemic.

"We made it through by focusing on our passions. We fought for issues we believed in. We began to use our voices for the greater good," said Phipps, who served on the Student Council, the Black Student Union, the Latin American Student Organization, and the Mock Trial team. "No matter how many times we were struck down we still got up."

That perseverance, President Fithian said, is why the world needs Clarkies.

"Today's world needs minds that can understand a variety of perspectives. Today's world needs those who value research-based and evidence-informed solutions to complex problems. Today's world needs individuals who aren't afraid to be themselves, and who aren't afraid to challenge convention," he said.

"Today's world needs you."

For more coverage of Clark's Commencement, visit the web.

Founded in 1887, Clark University is a liberal arts-based research university that prepares its students to meet tomorrow's most daunting challenges and embrace its greatest opportunities. Through 33 undergraduate majors, more than 30 advanced degree programs, and nationally recognized community partnerships, Clark fuses rigorous scholarship with authentic world and workplace experiences that empower our students to pursue lives and careers of meaning and consequence.

Isabel Mackenzie Baughman of Northport Named to Spring 2023 Dean's List at Kutztown University

KUTZTOWN, PA (06/01/2023) — 1,949 students have been named to the Spring 2023 Dean's List at Kutztown University, including Isabel Mackenzie Baughman of Northport, ME (04849).

To be eligible for the Dean's List, an undergraduate student must be registered for at least 12 credits and have a minimum grade point average of 3.60.

About Kutztown University of Pennsylvania

Founded in 1866, Kutztown University of Pennsylvania is a proud member of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education located on 289 acres nestled in the beautiful East Penn Valley in Berks County, between Reading and Allentown, Pennsylvania. KU is just two hours from New York City; 90 minutes from Philadelphia.

As the region's center for excellence in academics, culture and public engagement, KU's programs and reputation for quality offer students the opportunity to discover lifelong avenues of learning and discovery. KU students select from more than 130 areas of study within four colleges in a diverse liberal arts academic environment. To complement their studies, KU's NCAA Division II athletics program with 22 varsity sports joins the more than 160 student clubs and organizations providing students with a variety of activities for learning and discovery.

Nondiscrimination Statement

Kutztown University does not discriminate in employment or educational opportunities on the basis of gender, race, ethnicity, national origin, age, disability, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or veteran status.

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Kalina Keller Makes the Dean's List at Shenandoah University

WINCHESTER, VA (06/02/2023) — Kalina Keller, Knox, ME, is one of 943 students who earned a spot on the Dean's List at Shenandoah University for the Spring 2023 semester.

To qualify for the Dean's List, students enrolled in baccalaureate degree programs must complete at least 12 semester hours and earn a semester GPA of 3.50 or higher.

Shenandoah University was established in 1875, and is headquartered in Winchester, Virginia, with additional educational sites in Clarke, Fairfax and Loudoun counties. Shenandoah is a private, nationally recognized university that blends professional career experiences with wide-ranging education. With approximately 4,000 students in more than 200 areas of study in six different schools, Shenandoah promotes a close-knit community rich in creative energy and intellectual challenge. Shenandoah students collaborate with accomplished professors who provide focused, individual attention, all the while leading several programs to be highly nationally ranked. Through innovative partnerships and programs at both the local and global level, there are exceptional opportunities for students to learn in and out of the classroom. Shenandoah empowers its students to improve the human condition and to be principled professionals and leaders wherever they go. For more information, visit

Charlotte Hood Named to DePauw University's Spring 2023 Dean's List

GREENCASTLE, IN (06/05/2023) — Charlotte Hood from Rockport has been named to DePauw University's Spring 2023 Dean's List.

The Dean's List recognizes students who achieve a semester grade point average of 3.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale. Congratulations on this well-earned achievement!

Established in 1837, DePauw University is a liberal arts institution ranked in the top 45 liberal arts colleges in the nation and as the number one liberal arts college in the state of Indiana. DePauw enables students to elevate their academic experience through an intensive, interdisciplinary education. Our students make connections, enthusiastically take on rigorous classwork and passionately pursue both study abroad and internship experiences. Nearly 90% of our students participate in internships off-campus and/or study abroad.

Adam Bifulco of Camden, ME, has been named a Presidential Scholar at Clarkson University

POTSDAM, NY (06/05/2023) — Adam Bifulco of Camden, ME, a senior majoring in financial information and analysis, was named a Presidential Scholar for the Spring 2023 semester at Clarkson University.

Presidential Scholars must achieve a minimum 3.80 grade-point average and carry at least 14 credit hours.

As a private, national research university, Clarkson is a leader in technological education and sustainable economic development through teaching, scholarship, research and innovation. We ignite personal connections across academic fields and industries to create the entrepreneurial mindset, knowledge and intellectual curiosity needed to innovate world-relevant solutions and cultivate the leaders of tomorrow. With its main campus located in Potsdam, N.Y., and additional graduate program and research facilities in the New York Capital Region, Beacon, N.Y., and New York City, Clarkson educates 4,300 students across 95 rigorous programs of study in engineering, business, the arts, education, sciences and health professions. Our alumni earn salaries that are among the top 2.5% in the nation and realize accelerated career growth. One in five already leads as a CEO, senior executive or owner of a company.

Local Students Named to Spring 2023 Dean's List at Stonehill College

EASTON, MA (06/05/2023) — The following local students were among nearly 1,000 students named to the Spring 2023 Dean's List at Stonehill College:

Kate Knauer of Rockport 

Madison Shorey of Belmont 

To qualify for the Dean's List, students must have a semester grade point average of 3.50 or better and must have successfully completed all courses for which they were registered.

About Stonehill College

Stonehill College, a Catholic institution of higher learning, was founded by the Congregation of Holy Cross in 1948. Located on the beautiful 384-acre campus and former estate of Frederick Lothrop Ames in North Easton, Massachusetts, it is a community of scholarship and faith, anchored by a belief in the inherent dignity of each person.

Through more than 100 academic programs in the liberal arts, sciences, business and pre-professional field, Stonehill College provides an education of the highest caliber that fosters critical thinking, free inquiry and the interchange of ideas for over 2,500 students.

Stonehill College educates the whole person so that each Stonehill graduate thinks, acts and leads with courage toward the creation of a more just and compassionate world.