Andrea J. Schweitzer is a graduate of Rivers School. Schweitzer is the daughter of Allen and Janet Schweitzer.
Before classes began, each student took part in an orientation that included an introduction to Colby's rigorous academics, rich cultural life and community involvement opportunities as well as a three day outdoor excursion.
Colby's Class of 2014-the most diverse in the College's history-was selected from a pool nearly 10 times its ultimate size of 486. The students are residents of 33 states and represent 30 different countries, from Canada and China to the Democratic Republic of Congo, and, in a first for Colby, Cameroon. Twelve percent of the Class of 2014 has an international background and more than 24 percent identify with an African-American, Latin-American, Asian-American, or Native American heritage.
Hannah Vasconcellos Hastings daughter of Linda J. Vasconcellos and David Hastings of Andover, was named to the dean's list at Smith College for her academic achievement for the 2009-10 school year. The dean's list recognizes those students with grade-point averages of 3.333 or above.
Hastings graduated from Andover High School and is majoring in government and portuguese and brazilian studies at Smith. She also spreading message of outdoor resources
She is also an intern with the Student Conservation Association, is traveling to communities all over the northeast to spread the message of Michelle Obama's "Let's Move Outside" campaign. She is one of more than 4,200 SCA members helping to protect and restore America's public lands this year.
Brittany Weeks of Andover a nursing student at Quinnipiac University was recently inducted into the Tau Rho Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International during a recent ceremony at Quinnipiac:
Membership is an honor conferred on baccalaureate and graduate nursing students who demonstrate excellence in their nursing programs and to nursing leaders demonstrating exceptional achievements in nursing. Sixty-one percent of active members hold master's or doctoral degrees.
Joseph Thibodeau of Andover class of 2014 was among more than 1,300 undergraduate students from 45 different states and 35 nations that began their first year at Tufts University in September.
Bowdoin College held its annual Sarah and James Bowdoin Day ceremony on Oct. 22, to honor Rohit Sangal and Hannah Hoerner, undergraduates students from Andover who distinguish themselves by excellence in scholarship.
Those students who are designated Sarah and James Bowdoin Scholars are in the top highest grade-point average, 20 percent of each class for the previous academic year. In addition, those scholars who earned a grade-point average of 4.0 are designated Sarah and James Bowdoin Book Award winners.
Bowdoin College is a small, highly selective liberal arts college in Brunswick, Maine.
Eric James Bryden of Andover was among 853 students who entered Colgate University with the Class of 2014 in late August. He is the son of John R. Bryden.
The class, selected from an applicant pool of almost 7,900 students, is the most diverse to enroll at Colgate.
Boston University awarded academic degrees to 1,491 students in September 2010.
Receiving degrees were Tariq Mohammed, master of education in physical education and coaching;
Chun Feng, doctor of business administration in business administration and management;
Angela M. Latona, bachelor of arts in astronomy;
Steve Kipuros, bachelor of liberal studies in interdisciplinary studies, summa cum laude;
Daniel L. Goncalves, bachelor of science in management studies.