CASTINE — Gabriel Giguere of Manchester has been named to both the fall 2012 and spring 2013 semester dean’s lists at Maine Maritime Academy.

Giguere, a 2012 graduate of Maranacook Community High School, is enrolled in the Marine Engineering Technology program, class of 2016. He also is a member of the Regiment, and participated in soccer and lacrosse.

He is the son of Francie Philbrook and Paul Giguere of Manchester.

Nivus receives

doctorate from UNE

BIDDEFORD — Dr. Kristina E.L. Nivus, a 2005 graduate of Gardiner Area High School, has graduated from University of New England in Biddeford with a doctorate in osteopathic medicine.

She is the daughter of Scott and Martha Nivus of Pittston and Gayle Nivus of Augusta; granddaughter of Jon and Barbara Nivus of New Hampshire, Joyce and Brian Nelson of Georgia and Howard and Ellen Truman of Gardiner.

Nivus is a family medicine resident physician at The Wright Center for Graduate Medical Education in Washington, D.C.

Preshong named

to dean’s list

AUGUSTA — Ashley Preshong, a 2009 graduate of Gardiner Area High School, has been named to the spring semester dean’s list at the University of Maine at Augusta.

Preshong, who received an associate’s degree in dental hygiene from the University of New England, will receive a bachelor’s degree in dental hygiene from UMA this summer.

Preshong is employed by the dental hygiene program at St. Mary’s Medical Center in Lewiston. She is the daughter of Maureen Wall of Gardiner and Rick Preshong of Farmingdale.

Lapointe to study

abroad in Japan

SCHENECTADY, N.Y. — Caelan Lapointe, of Hallowell, Maine, will study abroad this fall in Osaka, Japan, participating in intensive language courses at Kansai-Galdai University.

Lapointe is a junior majoring in mechanical engineering.

Hallowell receives

master’s degree

VALDOSTA, Ga. — Kelsey Brianne Hallowell of Mount Vernon, Maine, recently graduated from Valdosta State University with a master’s of education in communication disorders.

Duplisea receives

dean’s recognition

BIDDEFORD — Jeffrey Duplisea, son of Deb and Fred Duplisea of Wayne, has been named to the dean’s list for the spring 2013 semester at the University of New England.

Duplisea graduated magna cum laude from the university in May with a degree in sports management. He was a nominee for the student leader award and the Jacques Down Scholar Award and was recognized as an “outstanding future professional” by the college.

Brown receives

dean’s honors

FARMINGTON — Julie Brown of Farmingdale, a rehabilitation services major at the University of Maine at Farmington, received high academic achievement honors for the fall 2012 semester.

Area students

named to dean’s list

BURLINGTON, Vt. — The following area students have been named to the spring 2013 semester dean’s list at the University of Vermont: Allyson E. Drummond of Augusta, a sophomore majoring in zoology in the College of Arts and Sciences; Casandra L. Moreau of Fairfield, a first-year student majoring in secondary education language in the College of Education and Social Services; Rebecca L. Nelson of Fairfield, a junior majoring in biology in the College of Arts and Sciences; Benjamin P. Daggett of Litchfield, a sophomore majoring in animal sciences in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences; Ryan D. Holm of Whitefield, a first-year student majoring in Chinese in the College of Arts and Sciences; and Michael H. Pendleton of Winslow, a junior majoring in social work in the College of Education and Social Services.