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Education

November 28, 2013

ACADEMIC ACHIEVERS

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Courtney Lahey of East Derry has graduated from Northern Essex Community College.

The following Londonderry residents have graduated from Northern Essex Community College: Hilary Johanson, Hope Quismundo, Katherine Ruiz, Kayla Wipf.

The following Chester residents have graduated from Northern Essex Community College: Brittany N. Field, Deborah S. Goudreault, Alexander J. Spinelli.

Matthew Didomenico of Derry was named to the Becker College dean’s list for the spring 2013 semester. Didomenico is pursuing a bachelor of arts in interactive media design.

Kimberly Galluzzo, daughter of Anthony and Donna Galluzzo of Londonderry, made the dean’s list for the fall 2012 semester at Endicott College. Galluzzo is a senior majoring in psychology.

Ryan LaBelle, son of James and Sandra LaBelle of Derry, made the dean’s list for the fall 2012 semester at Endicott College. LaBelle majored in athletic training and graduated with a bachelor of science degree on May 24.

Patricia Ledbetter, daughter of Robert and Sharon Ledbetter of Derry, made the dean’s list for the fall 2012 semester at Endicott College. Ledbetter majored in psychology and graduated with a bachelor of science degree on May 24.

Kathryn Cobban of Derry, a wildlife biology major at Unity College, was awarded the spring 2013 Nicholas Holt Challenge Scholarship. Cobban will be pursuing an internship with the Chipangali Wildlife Orphanage in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe, the Holt Scholarship allowing for funding various costs associated with her position. At the Chipangali Wildlife Orphanage, Cobban will be involved in many aspects of wildlife biology and wildlife care field work including: helping with general maintenance of the park and enclosures; taking part in research and field surveys; feeding and caring for injured, sick and abused animals; participating in educational public presentations; and assisting in capturing and releasing animals. The scholarship will help Cobban gain the useful skills and knowledge that she will need in order to pursue her future career plans of becoming a certified wildlife rehabilitator or manager. Cobban will also be volunteering her time to perform an individual, self-designed service project in order to benefit the organization and the community. Upon her return from her internship, Cobban plans on working to raise money to donate to the Chipangali Wildlife Orphanage, giving her an opportunity to spread the knowledge that she will have gained to others. Cobban will present her internship experience, fundraising efforts, and service project at the Unity College Student Conference during the fall 2014 semester. Outside of her major, Cobban is involved in other aspects of the wildlife care field, currently serving as the secretary of the Wildlife Care and Education club, and as a member of the Unity College Chapter of the Wildlife Society.

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