2009-08-06 / About Town


Ferranti graduates from Simmons College

Sarah Ferranti of Jamestown recently received a bachelor of arts degree in political science from the College of Arts and Sciences at Simmons College in Boston. Ferranti was also named to the dean’s list for the spring semester.

Goldstein graduates from UMass

Rachel Lauren Goldstein, the daughter of Laura Goldstein of Jamestown and Barry Goldstein of Albany, N.Y., has earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

Goldstein, a political science major, graduated magna cum laude and was a member of Pi Sigma Alpha honor society, the Order of Omega honor society and the Commonwealth College.

She is a 2005 graduate of North Kingston High School.

Vigneault earns doctorate from Simmons College

Jamestown resident Martha Vigneault recently earned a doctorate of physical therapy from the School of Health Sciences at Simmons College in Boston.

Jamestowners receive DAR citizen award

Two Jamestown students, Rebecca Barchus and Brian Page, were recently awarded the Junior American Citizen Award by the Aquidneck Island chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. The award is given annually for creative art, creative expression and/or a community service project.

The awards were presented by Alice Homer, past regent of the Aquidneck Island chapter, at the Lawn School honors night.

Nadeau graduates summa cum laude

Andrew Nadeau of Jamestown recently graduated summa cum laude from Bentley University in Waltham, Mass. He majored in corporate finance and accounting.

Nadeau, the son of Jim and Patty Nadeau, attended North Kingstown High School.

Ruben named to dean’s list

Mollie Ruben of Jamestown was recently named to the dean’s list for the spring 2009 semester at Franklin & Marshall College in Lancaster, Pa. Ruben is the daughter of Michael Ruben and is a graduate of Hingham High School.

Miss Swinburne scholarship winners named

Two Jamestown residents are among 22 Newport County women to receive scholarships from the Miss Swinburne Fund at the Rhode Island Foundation.

Danielle Brown, a junior adolescent young adult social sciences education major, and Erin Brown, a junior pursuing a bachelor of science in nursing degree, were both awarded individual scholarships. Both are students at Cedarville University in Cedarville, Ohio.

Individual awards range from $1,000 to $2,500.

The fund memorializes Elizabeth H. Swinburne, a civic-minded woman of the early 1900s who established a school in her Newport home to educate young women in the science and skills of household arts.

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