Andover Townsman, Andover, MA


May 30, 2013

On Campus

Nabeel S. Dahod was a student marshal for the Department of Chemical Engineering at the Penn State College of Engineering spring commencement ceremony on May 3. Dahod received a bachelor of science degree in chemical engineering with a minor in English. College of Engineering student marshals are selected for their outstanding academic achievement and contributions to engineering student life.

A 2009 graduate of Andover High School, Dahod the son of Yasmin Causer and Shabbir Dahod of Andover. Penn State honors include the President’s Freshman Award, the President Sparks Award, the Evan Pugh Scholar Award (junior) and the Evan Pugh Scholar Award (senior). He was the recipient of the Richard H. and Kay W. Klingler Scholarship in Chemical Engineering and the Lincoln A. Warrell Scholarship in Chemical Engineering. A Schreyer Honors College Scholar, Dahod studied abroad at Oxford University, St. Catherine’s College, in the United Kingdom.

Dahod was a member of the Penn State men’s varsity fencing team from 2009 through 2013. The team won the NCAA Division I National Championship in 2010.

Following graduation, Dahod will pursue a Ph.D. in chemical engineering at Massachusetts Institute of Technology.


Caroline A. Cormier, a freshman at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, has been named to the dean’s list for the first semester of the 2012-2013 academic year. She is the daughter of Alan and Mary Cormier of Andover and a graduate of Pike School in Andover and Brewster Academy in Wolfeboro, N.H.


Lauren Blaxter, a senior majoring in human rights at Bard College in New York, is part of a team of students that has won a Davis Projects for Peace Awards in support of the Bard Palestinian Youth Initiative.

Blaxter was recognized as part of a student-run BPTI organization founded in 2008 with the belief that constructive civil engagement, cultural exchange and education are fundamental means to building a viable and sustainable Palestinian State.

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