Andover Townsman, Andover, MA

January 15, 2014

On Campus


The Andover Townsman

---- — Two local students were recently awarded degrees from Binghamton University in New York.

Sarah Elizabeth Hempstead earned a Master of Science degree in biomedical anthropology from the Harpur College of Arts and Sciences.

Jordan L. Greenberg earned a Bachelor of Science degree in management leadership from the School of Management.

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Andover High School graduate Samuel F. Pratt was one of 12 students at St. Lawrence University in New York who participated in the Adirondack Semester program this fall. Following the model of studying abroad in another culture, the Adirondack Semester offers students the opportunity to immerse themselves full-time in the natural world. The program included extended wilderness experiences as well as courses that examine natural history, ecology, cultural history and ethics. It is based in a remote camp in the Adirondacks, without cars, television and most electronic devices.

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Three Andover residents were among Salem State scholarship recipients recognized during a recent reception at Danversport Yacht Club in Danvers.

Michael Benjamin received the Antone Aquino Music Scholarship awarded to a student majoring or minoring in music who demonstrates outstanding academic excellence in music.

Casey Colbert received the Delphine M. and James B. Sullivan Ph.D. Scholarship awarded to a student majoring in science (biology or chemistry) and enrolled in the Honors Program. Colbert also received the Dorothea Lyons Scholarship given to a student with financial need.

Kimberly Whitworth received the Edna M. McGlynn Scholarship awarded to a matriculated graduate student with a major in history.

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Stella Bracke was awarded a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing from Saint Joseph’s College of Maine.

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Anne Arnzen was among 31 seniors to be named a President’s Fellow at Trinity College in Hartford, Conn., for the 2013-2014 academic school year. She received the honor after compiling an exemplary academic record in anthropology after three years at the college.

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Three local students were honored for their academic excellence at the annual Sarah and James Bowdoin Day at Bowdoin College in Maine.

Michelle Wiener, a senior, was named Sarah and James Bowdoin Book Award winner for achieving a 4.0 GPA. She is majoring in government and legal studies as well as sociology.

William Ossoff and Nicole Morin were both named Sarah and James Bowdoin Scholars for being among the top 20 percent of students with the highest GPAs in their respective classes. Ossoff, a junior, is majoring in government and legal studies and minoring in history. Morin, a sophomore, had not declared a major.

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Meghan E. Miller and Elisa M. Joel were among the 1,613 students awarded degrees from Boston University in September.

Miller received her doctorate in musical arts in woodwind performance. Joel received her Master of Education in policy, planning and administration.

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Sophomore Katja Grober has been named to Beloit College’s dean’s list for the fall 2013 semester.

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Brianne Conlon, a student at Saint Michael’s College in Vermont, studied abroad in Dunedin, New Zealand at the University of Otago for the fall 2013 semester. Conlon, a junior biology major, is a graduate of Andover High School and the daughter of Hugh and Nora Conlon of Andover.

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Two local residents are among a group of students from Union College in New York who studied abroad during the college’s winter break.

Barrett Flynn, a geology and environmental science major, traveled to New Zealand, focusing on electric power development and environmental management.

Morgan Muggia, a neuroscience major, traveled to Argentina, focusing on social movements, including human rights, workplace democracy and gender equality.

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Patricia Collins, daughter of William and Maureen Collins of Andover, recently participated in the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine in Maine’s annual White Coat Ceremony, which formally recognizes the transition students make from laypeople to those assuming the responsibility of physicians.

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Alexander Cain received the National Italian American Foundation Intel Scholarship. Cain attends Hofstra University in New York and is majoring in computer science.

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Amy Tanner has been named to the dean’s list for the fall 2013 semester at Dean College in Franklin.

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Four local students were named to the dean’s list at Providence College in Rhode Island for the fall 2013 semester. They are Kaitlin Mara, a junior; Kathleen McGinty and Michelle Ouellette, sophomores; and Nicholas Flannery, a freshman.