Local Students Receive Academic Honors

Residents received doctorate degrees.

Spencer Hastings of Vernon has earned Honors for the fall semester of the 2011-2012 academic year at the University of New Hampshire.

Students named to the Dean's List at the University of New Hamspshire have earned recognition through their superior scholastic performance. Highest Honors are awarded to students who earn a semester grade point average of 3.7 or better out of a possible 4.0. Students with a 3.5 to 3.69 average are awarded high honors and students whose grade point average is 3.2 through 3.49 are awarded honors.

The following local residents were among 1,151 students from Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) named to the university's Dean's List for academic excellence for the fall 2011 semester:

• Gregory Ford of Vernon, a junior majoring in mechanical engineering.

• Brian Seney of Vernon, a junior majoring in interactive media and game Development.

The criteria for the WPI Dean's List differs 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.

Stephanie Lee of Vernon graduated from Saint Joseph's College of Maine with a bachelor of science degree in biology/pre-pharmacy.

Rachel Norman, daughter of Thomas and Bea Norman of Vernon, a senior social studies (teaching) major, was named to the Dean's List at Ithaca College's School of Humanities and Sciences for the fall 2011 semester.

Dennis Rizzo of Vernon graduated from the University of New Haven on Jan. 14 with a M.S. in education.

The Georgia Institute of Technology presented degrees to approximately 2,000 undergraduate and graduate students during the school's 241st commencement exercises.

Georgia Tech grads included:

• Jagadeswara Reddy Karra of Vernon, who received a PhD in chemical engineering.

• Matthew Lynch of Vernon, who received a PhD in materials science & Engineering.

Berklee College of Music announces that Nicholas Susi of Vernon has earned placement on the Dean's List for the fall semester of the 2011 academic year. To be eligible for the honor, a full-time student must achieve a grade point average of 3.4 or above; a part-time student must achieve a grade point average of 3.6 or above.



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