Blaxter honored for taking action
Lauren Blaxter, a human rights major, received a Community Action Award from the Bard Center for Civic Engagement.
Community Action Awards support student efforts to engage with communities locally, nationally, and internationally by funding participation in internships that address issues impacting people around the world.
Students independently pursue placements in their chosen field or area of interest and apply for stipends to defray the costs from unpaid internships at community organizations; local, state, or national government agencies; international NGOs; and other media, public policy, educational, and non-profit organizations or projects.
Blaxter is working with the Palestinian Academic Society for the study of International Affairs, where she will utilize her language skills to work on research projects, roundtable conferences, and event planning.
Recent college graduates from Andover
Josephine Morgan received a degree from Ithaca College's School of Communications with a major in integrated marketing communications.
Allison Hyde graduated from Radford University with a bachelor of science degree in interior design and fashion.
Dominic Brown and Christos Theodorou graduated from Union College. Brown received a bachelor of science degree in psychology. Theodorou received a bachelor of arts degree in history.
Matthew Doherty and Gregory Pennington graduated from Gettysburg College with a bachelors degree in political science on May 20, 2012.
The following students graduated from American International College on May 20: Maria Hamilton, moderate disabilities major, master of education degree; Elizabeth Klayman, reading major, certificate of advanced graduate studies degree; Nancy Minigell, elementary education major, master of education degree; Joan Veznaian, reading major, master of education degree.
Lindsay Stanley received a bachelor's degree from Bard College on May 26, 2012.
The following students graduated from Wake Forest University on May 21: James Crockett, Joshua Jacobs, John Nugent and Daniel Pouliot.
Dean's list honors
Shelby Pustis was named to the Wheelock College dean's list for the spring 2012 semester.