NEWTON, Mass. — Four local students were named to the 2015 fall semester dean’s list at Lasell College.

They are: Jared MacDonald, class of 2016, of Dexter, is studying communication; Benjamin Allen, class of 2019, of Augusta, is studying sport management; Samantha Beneski, class of 2019, of Gardiner, is studying communication; and Abbey Coughlan, class of 2019, of Randolph, is studying international business.

A student must be full-time, carrying 12 or more graded credits for the semester with a grade point average of 3.5 or above to earn dean’s list recognition.

An innovative educational institution for more than 160 years, Lasell is an independent coeducational college emphasizing the integration of professional and liberal arts programs leading to bachelor’s and master’s degrees. The campus is situated on a 53-acre campus eight miles from downtown Boston.

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