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Amy Hanes of Andover graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor of arts degree in Economics and a minor in mathematics from Muhlenberg. She is the daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Charles Hanes and is a graduate of Andover High School. Founded in 1848, Muhlenberg College is a highly selective liberal arts college in Allentown, Pa. It is affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America.


Bachelor's and master's degrees were awarded during Fitchburg State College's commencement exercises on Thursday, May 20 and Saturday, May 22. Andover residents receiving degrees were:

Sheila J. Ballinger, certificate of advanced graduate study, educational leadership/management

Joseph J. DeFabrizio, bachelor of science, communications media

Felipe D. Machado, bachelor of science, communications media


Amy Boxell, the daughter of Elizabeth Krieble and Philip Boxell of Andover, was awarded a bachelor of arts degree from Earlham College during commencement ceremonies on May 8. Boxell majored in biology.

Earlham is a selective, liberal arts college in Richmond, Indiana. Engaging students with a changing world, Earlham is dedicated to the development of effective ways to integrate international perspectives in education. The College offers 40 majors in the sciences, humanities, and social sciences. Earlham graduates are well prepared for further study; more than 50 percent of Earlham alumni graduating within the last 15 years enrolled in graduate or professional school. Earlham is a National Collegiate Athletic Association Division III school.


Christopher Loren Igoe of Andover received a bachelor of science in computer science from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth.


The University of Wisconsin-Madison has recognized Andover student Ryan James Beechinor, College of Agricultural and Life Sciences and Rachael Corey Westgate, College of Letters and Sciencem by naming him to the dean's list for the spring semester of the 2009-10 academic year. Students who achieve at a high level academically are recognized by the dean at the close of each semester. To be eligible for the dean's list, students must complete a minimum of 12 graded degree credits in that semester. Each university school or college sets its own grade-point average requirements for students to be eligible to receive the honor.


Muhlenberg College has announced its dean's list for the spring 2010 semester. Students must earn a minimum of a 3.5 grade- point average, 4.0-scale to attain dean's list status.Andover residents making the list are:

Amy Hanes, a member of the class of 2010, is an economics major. She is the daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Charles A. Hanes of Andover and a graduate of Andover High School.

Cara Lemire, a member of the class of 2012, is a theatre and english major. She is the daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Gary J. Lemire of Andover and a graduate of The Pingree School.

Founded in 1848, Muhlenberg College is a highly selective liberal arts college in Allentown, PA. It is affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America.


The following Andover residents were among the students from Worcester Polytechnic Institute named to the university's dean's list for the academic excellence for the spring 2010 semester:

Aubrey Scarborough, majoring in management engineering

Developmentin Kelly, majoring in electrical and computer engineering

Colleen Heath, majoring in civil engineering

The criteria for the WPI dean's list differ from most other universities as WPI does not compute a grade-point average. Instead, WPI defines the dean's list by the amount of work completed at the "A" level in courses and projects.


North Shore Community College is pleased to announce that Andover residents Michael N. Addonizio, Mallory Jaracz, and Junior Ysalguez were among the graduates during the commencement exercises on May 27, 2010.


Two Andover residents have been named to the dean's list for the spring 2010 semester at Champlain College. They are Michael Anciello, majoring in electronic game and interactive developmen; and Patricia Sullivan, majoring in business.


Ryan Terry Yaghmoorian of Andover has been named to the dean's list at Keene State College for the spring semester 2010. To qualify for the dean's list, Keene State undergraduates must be enrolled in a degree program and must have completed a minimum of six credit hours in the semester, receiving no failing or incomplete grades. Students must achieve a 3.5 or higher grade-point average on a 4.0 scale to earn dean's list honors.


Andover residents named to Salem State College dean's list for the spring 2010 semester are; Julie Benjamin, Jennifer Brown, Nicole Fluet, Derek Goff, Maxanne Holman, Mischa Kossodo, Elizma Marais, Peris Mbugua, Lydia Pustell, Danielle Riendeau and Marc Turiano.


Sara Anne Helmers of Andover was awarded a bachelor of arts degree at Wellesley College on Friday, May 28, 2010. She was one of approximately 600 graduates at Wellesley, the nation's leading college for women. Helmers graduated magna cum laude with a major in history and a minor in philosophy and was inducted into the Phi Beta Kappa National Honor Society. While at Wellesley, she was president of the history club and co-authored an article published in the Summer 2010 issue of the national publication, Hypatia: A Journal of Feminist Philosophy.


Northeastern University is pleased to recognize those students who distinguish themselves academically during the course of the school year. The following local residents were recently named to the University's dean's list for the spring semester 2010, which ended in May 2010:

Vlad Antohi, majoring in Business Administration

Alexandra Avila, majoring in business administration

Jason Berman, majoring in business administration

Matthew Frykenberg, majoring in biomedical physics

David Geohegan, majoring in political science/intl affairs

Jaclyn Gladstein, majoring in biology

Caroline Gerber, majoring in Sociology

Eric Heath, majoring in physical therapy

Robert Hodge Jr., majoring in business administration

Shelby Horn, majoring in nursing

Christopher James, majoring in mechanical engineering

Christoph Kapp, majoring in international business

Ryan Kemp, majoring in business administration

Ksenia Kuchugurny, majoring in linguistics

Nicole Maceachern, majoring in criminal justice

Aileen Malloy, majoring in english

Christopher Robbat, majoring in mechanical engineering

To achieve the dean's list distinction, students must carry a full program of at least four courses, have a quality-point average of 3.25 or greater out of a possible 4.0 and carry no single grade lower than a C during the course of their college career. Each student receives a letter of commendation and congratulation from their college dean.


Lehigh University students were awarded bachelor's, master's or doctoral degrees during its 142nd commencement ceremonies. Andover graduates include Suzanne Hyslip, bachelor of arts degree; and Jeremy Selwyn, bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering.


The following Andover residents graduated from Villanova University on Sunday, May 16 and received undergraduate degrees:

Justin Ferguson, bachelor of science in biology

Phillip Kim, bachelor of science in business administration and bachelor of science in economics

Alyssa Lau, bachelor of science in civil engineering

Michael Stewart, bachelor of arts

Jaclyn Todisco, bachelor of arts


Michael Palermo and Rebecca Zinsmeister of Andover were named to the spring semester 2010 dean's list at Georgetown University. The dean's list is comprised of students who attain a grade-point average of 3.5 or above on a 4.0 scale.


Andrea Leigh Martin of Andover has been elected to the University of New Hampshire chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, the oldest and most prestigious scholarly honor society in the United States. She is the daughter of Cara and Robert Martin, and is a senior majoring in psychology and justice studies. Seniors need a 3.5 grade-point average for all liberal arts courses, and at least one math and one foreign language class. Phi Beta Kappa recognizes achievement and academic excellence in the liberal arts and sciences.


Rebecca Cairns, daughter of Glenn and Jane Cairns of Andover, has been named to the dean's list at Hamilton College for the spring 2010 semester. A student must achieve a grade point average of 90 or above during the term to be placed on the dean's list. Cairns, a senior majoring in French and government, is a graduate of Andover High School.


Andrea Ruth Coravos of Andover received a bachelor of science in economics cum laude at Duke University on Sunday, May 16. She graduated with high distinction in economics.


Leila Day Smith, of Andover, a senior majoring in psychology, has been named to the president's lList at Western New England College for the spring semester of 2010. Students are named to the president's list for achieving a semester grade-point average of 3.80 or higher. Western New England College is a private, independent, coeducational institution founded in 1919. Located on an attractive 215-acre suburban campus in Springfield, Massachusetts, the College serves 3,700 students, including 2,500 full-time undergraduate students. Undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs are offered through the College's Schools of Arts and Sciences, Business, Engineering, and Law.


Brian Humphries of Andover graduated with a bachelor of science degree from Pace University. A private university, Pace has campuses in New York City and Westchester County, N.Y., enrolling nearly 13,000 students in bachelor's, master's, and doctoral programs in its Lubin School of Business, Dyson College of Arts and Sciences, Lienhard School of Nursing, School of Education, School of Law, and Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems.


Lydia Pustell of Andover, a senior at Salem State College and a theater major, was inducted into Phi Kappa Phi at Salem State. Founded in 1897 at the University of Maine, Phi Kappa Phi is the nation's oldest, largest, and considered the most selective honor society for all academic disciplines.


The following Andover residents were awarded bachelor of arts degrees from Connecticut College at the 92nd commencement ceremony:

Michael Bruno, majored in government.

Brooks Christopher, majored in East Asian studies.

Andrew Gatti, majored in international relations.

Rachel Lindmark, majored in economics and mathematics. Lindmark was the captain of the women's hockey team and plans to work as a consultant at FactSet Research Systems in Norwalk, Conn.

Christopher Muscatello , majored in psychology.


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