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NH Author Holds Reading Class with ZOOM for AMS Students

AMHERST – New Hampshire author J.W. Ocker visited Amherst Middle School reading classes via zoom. Ocker shared a spooky New Hampshire tale about Haunted Lake in Francestown, and he talked about his young adult book Death and Douglas. 

      This was a special treat to thank students for their hard work and to encourage reading. 

      “Read as much as you can. There are so many great books out there for you to read,” Ocker said.

      J. W. Ocker is the Edgar Award– winning author of Poe-Land: The Hallowed Haunts of Edgar Allan Poe. He’s from Maryland but has lived in New Hampshire since 2008. This is his first book for children. He also writes for NH Magazine, and he has an entertaining blog and podcast Odd Things I’ve Seen.

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Students in the News

Becker College recognizes graduates

WORCESTER/LEICESTER, MA -Becker College is pleased to announce the graduation of more than 430 students at a virtual commencement celebration, including the following local residents:

Natalie Caraccio, of Amherst, has graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing.

Bob Jones University Students Named to President’s List 

GREENVILLE, SC - The following students are among approximately 800 Bob Jones University students named to the President’s List for high academic achievement during the Spring 2020 semester.  To qualify for the President’s List, students must earn a 3.75 or higher grade point average for the semester.

Emily Hubbard, a Freshman Public Health/Global Health from Mont Vernon, was named to the President’s List.

Bucknell Students Named to Dean’s List

LEWISBURG, PA - Bucknell University has released the dean’s list for outstanding academic achievement during the spring semester of the 2019-20 academic year. A student must earn a grade point average of 3.5 or higher on a scale of 4.0 to receive dean’s list recognition. The following students have achieved dean’s list status:

Madeleine Hunt, class of 2021, from Amherst

Andrew Hubbard Named to Dean’s List at Anderson University

ANDERSON, S.C. - Despite the incredible challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, Andrew Hubbard of Mont Vernon was named to the Dean’s List at Anderson University for the spring semester, 2020. In order to be named to the Dean’s List, a student must maintain a 3.5 grade point average or higher for the semester.

Anderson University congratulates Andrew Hubbard.

Area Residents Named to Dean's List at University of New England

BIDDEFORD, ME – The following students have been named to the Dean’s List for the 2020 spring semester at the University of New England. Dean’s List students have attained a grade point average of 3.3 or better out of a possible 4.0 at the end of the semester.


William Bouvier

Madelyn Conway

Meghan Hanks

Mont Vernon 

Evan Dodge

Nazareth College Student Timothy Vinton of Mont Vernon Earns Dean’s List Honors 

ROCHESTER, NY - Nazareth College is proud to announce that Timothy Vinton of Mont Vernon has been named to the dean’s list for the Spring 2020 semester.

A student’s grade point average must be at least 3.5 or above, and they must complete 12 credit hours of graded work that semester in order to be included on the dean’s list at Nazareth.

Students Earn Degrees from the University of Vermont

BURLINGTON, VT - Some 3,183 students were awarded degrees during the University of Vermont’s 220th commencement ceremonies. The class’s academic achievement was saluted online with remarks from UVM President Suresh Garimella, Vermont Governor Phil Scott, and university and state leaders.

Alana Barretto of Amherst, NH

Elizabeth Darnall of Mont Vernon, NH

Students Graduate from Clarkson University

POTSDAM, NY - Clarkson University awarded over 800 bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees to students this spring. (More than 400 students also received degrees earlier in the past year.)

Erich Jameson Rotthoff of Amherst  received a bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering from Clarkson University in May.

Rhiannon Eve Allison of Mont Vernon received a bachelor of science degree with great distinction in biology, chemistry minor from Clarkson University in May.

Students Named to the University of Vermont Dean’s List

BURLINGTON, VT - To be named to the dean’s list, students must have a grade-point average of 3.0 or better and rank in the top 20 percent of their class in their respective college or school.

Jennifer Ladd, of Amherst

Karly Infanti, of Amherst

Jane Leighton, of Amherst

Emma Naprta, of Amherst

Timothy Vinton Earns Degree from Nazareth College 

ROCHESTER, NY - Timothy Vinton of Mont Vernon graduated from Nazareth College with a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry and a minor in Business Management on May 9, 2020.

Elizabeth Silvia-Chandley Participates in May 2020 University of Kentucky Commencement 

LEXINGTON, KY - The University of Kentucky College of Arts and Sciences recognized more than 890 candidates during virtual commencement ceremonies in May 2020. Among those participating was: Elizabeth Silvia-Chandley of Amherst with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science.

Connor Houghton Presents Research for University-Wide Virtual Symposium 

SALT LAKE CITY, UT - Connor Houghton of Amherst was one of more than 200 University of Utah undergraduates showcasing their research virtually at the 2020 Undergraduate Research Symposium on Monday, April 20, 2020.

Houghton, whose major is listed as Physics HBS and Mathematics BS, represented the Physics & Astronomy department.

Houghton gave a presentation titled “Universality Parameterization Extension In Electron-Positron Angular Spectra In Extensive Air Showers.”





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