Area residents honored at Virginia Tech commencement

BLACKSBURG, Va. -- The following local students were among those honored at Virginia Tech's spring commencement ceremony held May 16, 2014, in Lane Stadium.

Approximately 4,400 bachelor's and associate's degree candidates, along with their families and friends, attended the on-campus ceremony presided by former Virginia Tech President Charles W. Steger. The University Commencement Ceremony keynote address was given by Terence "Terry" McAuliffe, the governor for the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Melissa Schramm of North Bennington. Schramm received a Bachelor of Science degree in animal and poultry sciences from the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.

University of Rhode Island names local students to the spring 2014 dean's list

KINGSTON, R.I. -- The University of Rhode Island is pleased to announce that more than 4,000 undergraduates have qualified for the spring 2014 dean's list. The students represent all of Rhode Island's cities and towns, all six New England states, New York and New Jersey, many other states and more than a dozen countries. More than half of the students are Rhode Islanders.

To be included on the dean's list, students must have completed 12 or more credits during a semester for letter grades with at least a 3.3 quality point average. Part-time students qualify with the accumulation of 12 credits with a 3.3 quality point average.


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The following local students were named: McKenzie Krawczyk of Bennington; Jesse Noel of Bennington; Gabriel J. Noel of Bennington; Haley Goepel of Manchester Center.