In the Spotlight: Canton students make the grade

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The Canton Citizen’s “In the Spotlight” section, appearing weekly in our print edition, highlights college graduates, award recipients, and professional achievements. Have an accomplishment to celebrate? Email to submissions@thecantoncitizen.com.

Christopher Dwight of Canton graduated from Oregon State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in computer science on June 13.

Brianna Lyons

Brianna Lyons

Brianna Lyons of Canton recently graduated from the College of Our Lady of the Elms with a degree in nursing. A 2010 graduate of Canton High School, she was a captain of the Blazers’ field hockey and lacrosse teams.

Courtney Loftus graduated magna cum laude on May 9 from the University of Tampa with a Bachelor of Science degree in elementary education with an ESOL endorsement. Loftus is back home in Canton for the summer working as a pool director and will move to Tampa at the beginning of August where she will begin a teaching position.

Rachael Walker of Canton graduated from Wagner College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology and a minor in sociology.

Andrew Bayliss of Canton graduated cum laude from Thayer Academy on Saturday, June 6.

The following Canton residents graduated from Saint Anselm College in Manchester, New Hampshire, on Sunday, May 17: Matthew Buckley, BA, business; Chase Carberry, BA, criminal justice; and Devan McKay, BA, psychology.

The following Canton residents have been named to the dean’s list at Saint Anselm College for the spring 2015 semester: Brianne Carroll, a junior biology major, and James McCurdy, a junior natural sciences major.

The following Canton residents have been named to the spring semester dean’s list at Bryant University: Allison Girvan, a freshman marketing major; Bryan Gorham, a senior management major; Elizabeth Korycansky, a sophomore undeclared major; and Michael Rota, a junior management major.

The following Canton residents have been named to the dean’s list at Emmanuel College for the spring 2015 semester: Amy Chung and Alyssa Menard.

The following Canton residents were named to the dean’s list at Mount Ida College in Newton for the spring 2015 semester: Sara Burkhardt and Jaimie Carney.

Christopher Murray of Canton, a junior majoring in mechanical engineering at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, recently completed an intense, hands-on research project in Australia entitled “Use of Technology by Community Organizations.” At WPI, all undergraduates are required to complete a research-driven, professional-level project that applies science and technology to address an important societal need or issue. A signature element of the innovative undergraduate experience at WPI, the project-based curriculum offers students the opportunity to apply their scientific and technical knowledge to develop thoughtful solutions to real problems that affect the quality of people’s lives — and make a difference before they graduate.

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