Multiple islanders earn college degrees
• Ashley Megan Smith and Stacey Lynn Dourado, both of Jamestown, recently graduated from Salve Regina University. Smith graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in elementary education and special education. Dourado was awarded a master of business administration. Howard G. Sutton II, president and CEO of the Providence Journal, delivered the commencement address.
• Jacqueline Weixel of Jamestown received a bachelor’s degree from the College of Wooster (Ohio) during commencement exercises on May 14. Weixel, who had a double major in anthropology and French, is a Rocky Hill School alum.
• Meredith Jane Deffley was awarded a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Saint Michael’s College (Vermont) on May 14. She is the daughter of Ann and William Deffley of Jamestown. Tom Freston, an MTV media pioneer and humanitarian, was the keynote speaker at the commencement ceremony.
• Islander Barrett L. Cavanagh recently received a bachelor’s degree in engineering management from the College of Engineering and Mathematical Studies at the University of Vermont. Cavanagh was one of more than 3,200 students in 39 states who graduated from the school this year.
• Benjamin Nadeau and Brett Uttley, both of Jamestown, graduated from Quinnipiac University during its 81st undergraduate commencement exercises on May 20. Nadeau graduated with a bachelor’s degree in marketing, while Uttley was awarded a bachelor’s degree in public relations.
• Islander Tom Brendlinger recently graduated from Northeastern University (Massachusetts) with a bachelor’s degree in electrical and computer engineering. Brendlinger made the dean’s list in his final semester.