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Graney on Endicott College dean's list

BEVERLY, Mass. -- Endicott College has announced that Ayla Marie Gee Graney is on the dean's list for spring 2014. Graney is the daughter of Bernie and Cathy Graney of Hoosick Falls, N.Y., and is a junior majoring in visual communications.

Lewis on VMI dean's list

LEXINGTON, Va. -- Isaac M. Lewis is among the Virginia Military Institute cadets who were recently named to the dean's list for the second semester of academic year 2013-14.

Lewis is a sophomore from Bennington; Vt., he is majoring in Economics/Business. His parents are Gregory A. Lewis and Sarah J. Lewis.

VMI, with an enrollment of 1,600 cadets, is the nation's oldest state-supported military college. U.S. News and World Report ranks it among the top five public-supported liberal arts colleges in the nation.

Lewis graduates from Massachusetts Maritime Academy

CAPE COD, Mass. -- Massachusettes Maritime Acadmy that Cadet 1/C Elliot Lewis, of Bennington, Vt., graduated on July 12 with a bachelor of science in marine engineering.

Hudson Valley Community College local graduates

TROY, N.Y. -- Hudson Valley Community College held its 60th annual Commencement in May. A total of 2,240 students earn associate degrees and certificates. Of them, 470 graduate with academic honors.

Local graduates included:

Taylor Anderson of Shaftsbury. Anderson graduated from the engineering science academic program.

Kaitlynn Austin of Eagle Bridge, N.Y. Austin graduated from the teaching assistant academic program.

Kaitlynn Austin of Eagle Bridge, N.Y. Austin graduated from the early childhood academic program.

Charlene Betit of Eagle Bridge, N.Y. Betit graduated from the business administration academic program.

Kelsea Denoncourt of Cambridge, N.Y. Denoncourt graduated from the individual studies academic program.

Jake Dickinson of North Pownal. Dickinson graduated from the mechanical engineering Technology academic program.

Judith Galusha of Berlin, N.Y. Galusha graduated from the early childhood academic program.

Elizabeth Gifford of Buskirk, N.Y. Gifford graduated from the animal advocacy academic program.

Lauren Giumarra of Hoosick, N.Y. Giumarra graduated from the liberal arts and science: humanities and social science academic program.

Kazie Homiak of Berlin, N.Y. Homiak graduated from the early childhood academic program. Homiak also graduated from the teaching sssistant academic program.

Kelley-Jean LaCroix of North Bennington, Vt. LaCroix graduated from the dental hygiene academic program.

Cody Motsiff of Buskirk. Motsiff graduated from the heating/air conditioning/refrigeration technical service academic program.

Heather Osgood of Cambridge. Osgood graduated from the individual studies academic program.

Garrett Peterson of Bennington, Vt. Peterson graduated from the automotive technical Services academic program.

Emily Sherman of Cambridge. Sherman graduated from the human services academic program.

Caitlin Wilwol of Eagle Bridge. Wilwol graduated from the individual studies academic program.

Caitlin Wilwol of Eagle Bridge. Wilwol graduated from the animal advocacy academic program.

Petitt on Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University dean's list

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Curtis Petitt, son of Wendy and Bob Petitt of North Bennington, Vt., received academic honors at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University by making the dean's list for the Spring, 2014 semester.

A freshman at ERAU, Petitt is majoring in air traffic management with a double minor in meteorology and occupational safety. He was recognized for outstanding scholarship and accomplishment.

Local residents make Nichols College dean's list

DUDLEY, Mass. -- Four hundred and four students at Nichols College in Dudley, Massachusetts have earned dean's list or dean's high honors during the spring term. The dean's list recognizes students who have achieved high grades during a single semester. In order to be included in the dean's list, a student must maintain a minimum GPA of 3.2 for at least 12 credit-hours and receive no grade below a C+ during the semester. A student who earns a GPA of 3.6 or higher is awarded dean's high honors.

Meaghan Douglass of Eagle Bridge, N.Y. achieved dean's high honors; Cassandra Rudd of Manchester Center, Vt., achieved dean's high honors; Devon Spirka of Wilmington, Vt., achieved dean's high honors.

Fleming on University at Albany spring dean's list

ALBANY, N.Y. -- Molly Fleming, of Hoosick Falls, N.Y., has been named to the University at Albany dean's list for spring 2014.

Thomas named to MCPHS dean's list

BOSTON, Mass. -- MCPHS University has announced that Holden Thomas has been named to the dean's list for the spring 2014 semester. Thomas is a native of Bennington and is pursuing a bachelor of science in premedical and realth studies (physical therapy). Thomas will graduate from the Boston, Massachusetts campus.

The dean's list recognizes those students with a full-time course load who have achieved outstanding scholarship with a 3.5 GPA or higher for the academic term.

Harrington on Gettysburg College dean's honor list

GETTYSBURG, Pa. -- Brett Harrington from North Bennington, Vt., has been placed on the Gettysburg College dean's honor list for outstanding academic achievement in the spring 2014 semester.

Andrew on College at Brockport president's list

BROCKPORT, N.Y. -- The College at Brockport, State University of New York, recently honored students who excelled academically by naming them to the president's list for the spring 2014 semester.

Kendra Andrew of Eagle Bridge was named to the president's list.

To achieve the honor of being on the president's list, a student must earn a GPA of 4.0.

Baker graduates from University at Albany

ALBANY, N.Y. -- The following students completed degree requirements at the 170th annual University at Albany Spring Commencement ceremonies in May: Amanda Baker, of Hoosick Falls; master of social work.

Local Roger Williams University 2014 graduates

BRISTOL, R.I. -- The following local residents were among more than 1,035 students from Roger Williams University to receive their degrees as part of the Class of 2014:

Rachelle Tschorn of Sandgate, Vt., received a bachelor of science in marketing.

Morgan Ams of Manchester Center, Vt., received a bachelor of arts in psychology.

Rosekrans graduates from Cabrini College

RADNOR, Pa. -- The following Bennington County student was awarded a degree from Cabrini College at its 54th Commencement on Sunday, May 18: Kalee A. Rosekrans of Bennington, Vt., graduated with a bachelor of arts degree in psychology.

Congdon on Fairfield University dean's list

FAIRFIELD, Conn. -- Taylor Congdon, a resident of Bennington, Vt., was named to the dean's list at Fairfield University for the spring 2014 semester.

McVay on St. John Fisher College dean's list

ROCHESTER, N.Y. -- Charles McVay has been named to the Spring 2014 dean's list at St. John Fisher College. McVay is a math and economics major. To be eligible for the dean's list a student must have attained at least a 3.5 GPA for the semester.

Scholarship fund for MCLA students affected by NARH closing

NORTH ADAMS, Mass.-- This spring, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts announced that MountainOne Financial donated $25,000 to establish a scholarship aid fund at the college to assist promising students whose family's financial resources have been negatively affected by the recent closure of North Adams Regional Hospital.

The contribution will allow for students who have been impacted and are attending MCLA in the fall to receive a $2,500 scholarship. To qualify, the students must attend MCLA full-time, be in good academic standing, be enrolled in a bachelor's degree program, and be able to demonstrate unmet financial need due to the NARH closure.

In order to be considered for the MountainOne scholarship students must submit an application through the MCLA Financial Aid Office which is located in Eldridge Hall on the MCLA campus, or can be completed online at

MountainOne Financial is a mutual holding company headquartered in North Adams, Mass. MountainOne Bank is a subsidiary of MountainOne Financial, and includes the following divisions: Williamstown Savings Bank; South Coastal Bank; Coakley, Pierpan, Dolan & Collins Insurance; Stevenson & Co.

Insurance; True North Insurance; and True North Financial (financial professionals offering securities and advisory services through Commonwealth Financial Network, Member FINRA/SIPC, a Registered Investment Adviser).

Founded in 1848, MountainOne Bank and its banking divisions have assets of over $775 million and provide a broad range of banking services to personal and enterprise customers. MountainOne Bank has full service offices serving the Berkshires and Boston South, with a mortgage office in Danvers serving Boston North.

For more information, please contact MCLA's Office of Financial Aid, 413-662-5219.


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