The following local Westerly residents received advance degrees from the University of Rhode Island: Casey Aridano, Master of Science in speech-language pathology; Joseph R. Castaldi, Professional Science Masters in cyber security; Erik S. Caswell, Master of Library and Information Studies; Mackenzie A. Donnelly, Master of Arts in TESOL/bilingual and dual language immersion; Margo Hayden Douglas, Master of Science in speech-language pathology; Chelsea Fox, Master of Science in mechanical engineering and applied mechanics; Margaret Heinichen, Master of Science in oceanography; David D. Kurtz, Master of Science in ocean engineering; Meagan M. Lamphere, Master of Library and Information Studies; Steven T. Lathrop, Master of Business Administration; Lance Moran, Master of Science in mechanical engineering and applied mechanics; Michael Anthony Nero, Master of Public Administration; Stephanie S. Paiva, Master of Science in dietetics; Aviral Shrivastava, Master of Science in accounting; Sara Skubal-Moran, Master of Library and Information Studies; Sean Tissiere, Master of Business Administration; Madeline Grace Delisio, Master of Science in speech-language pathology; and Jennifer Keiko Nohara, Master of Science in kinesiology.

The following local students were named to the dean’s list at Three Rivers Community College for the spring 2021 semester: Westerly residents Angelina Andreozzi, Megan D. Kurey and Jason R. Plotkin; Pawcatuck residents Katherine E. Archer, Austin F. Egger, Nicole M. Fisher, Sam Foster, Hannah M. Gienau, Gwendolyn V. Glaude, Sean Heald, Zoe A. Ribeiro, Alisha I. Towpasz, Hannah VanDevander and Cole E. Wilbur; Stonington resident Michael Pettini; North Stonington residents Nolan E. Arruda, Sierra Atchley, Nicholas J. Litke, Mariah P. Lupo, Anthony W. Mazzella, Gabriel R. Stark and Herminia L. Torre; andMystic residents Laura B. Chester, Stephen R. Cloudas, Lynda Denomme, Tara M. Hoyt, Gillian E. Jordan, Sara Lenney, Leah M. McNeir, Lori Muche and Tanner Spreer.

Ashley Nolan of Westerly and Sharon Drago of Pawcatuck received an Award of Excellence from Western Governors University Teachers College for the spring 2021 term.

Iqra Choudhry of Pawcatuck for graduated from University of Hartford.

Natalie Gray of Charlestown and Emily Lewis of Stonington were named to the dean's list at the University of New England for the spring 2021 semester.

Abigail Carsten of Pawcatuck received a Bachelor of Arts in forensic science from Saint Anselm College.

Allen Schroeder of North Stonington received a Bachelor of Science summa cum laude in biological chemistry from Bates College. Schroeder, the son of Joseph A. Schroeder and Ellen F. Schroeder, is a 2017 graduate of Wheeler Middle/High School.

Laura Souza of Charlestown received a Bachelor of Science summa cum laude in nursing from Simmons University.

Monica Feliciano of the Westerly office of Weichert, Realtors - Cress & Company successfully completed the Weichert Real Estate Affiliates, Inc. Fast Track training program.

Chris Sanders was named as the new director of the Mystic Seaport Museum’s Henry B. duPont Preservation Shipyard. Sanders succeeds longtime director Quentin Snediker, who will stay on at the museum in his role as the Clark Senior Curator for Watercraft.

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