Megan Richards graduated with a bachelor of arts degree in neuroscience and Chinese from Colgate University. Richards was one of 661 students to graduate with the Class of 2012, representing a graduation rate of 89.7%, which is among the highest in the nation.
The following students graduated from the University of Rhode Island: Betsy Cohen, bachelor of science degree in marine biology; Andrew Jannetti, bachelor of science degree in marine affairs and bachelor of science in resource economics and commerce; Kirsy Melo, bachelor of science degree in biological sciences; Matthew Pescatore, professional masters degree in Pharm D, magna cum laude; Jillian Winfield, bachelor of science degree in textiles, fashion merchandising and design; and Rebecca Wrightson, bachelor of arts degree in art history, summa cum laude.
Sean Conger and Kate Roman graduated from Providence College on May 20. Conger received a bachelor's degree in history. Roman received a bachelor's degree in psychology and biology.
Devin Geary, daughter of Joseph and Ann Geary of Andover and a 2008 graduate of Andover High School, was named to the Bucknell University dean's list for the spring 2012 semester. A student must earn a grade point average of 3.5 or higher on a scale of 4.0 to receive dean's list recognition.
Sociology Prize winner
Elizabeth Sherman was honored for outstanding achievements at Trinity College Honors Day. Sherman, a member of Class of 2012, won The Sociology Prize, which recognizes outstanding scholarship in sociology. The prize was established in 1984 by the department of Sociology and is awarded to a sociology major for achievement at the advanced undergraduate level.
Stonehill dean's list
The following students were named to the Stonehill College dean's list for the spring 2012 semester: Kirsten Arvidson, Class of 2014; Michelle Calabro, Class of 2012; and Timothy Lyman, Class of 2015. To qualify for the dean's list, students must have a semester grade point average of 3.50 or better and must have completed successfully all courses for which they were registered.