Saugus residents achieved success recently at the following schools: Marion Court College, Merrimack College, Providence College and Anna Maria College.


Nancy Ponte, of Saugus, received a certificate from Marian Court College in Swampscott on May 12.

Merrimack College recently honored its 2007 Presidential Scholar award recipients at an honors convocation held at the school. The Presidential Scholar designation is awarded to those seniors who have achieved a minimum of 3.5 cumulative grade point average, based on a 4.0 grading system.

Local Saugus resident Roberto Sestito, business administration, was named as Presidential Scholar.


Carolyn Blais, a resident of Saugus, was among more than 920 students from Providence College who received undergraduate degrees during the College’s 89th commencement exercises held Sunday, May 20. Blais received a Bachelor of Arts in English and theater arts.

Providence College is the only college or university in the United States administered by the Dominican Friars. The Catholic, liberal arts college has an undergraduate enrollment of approximately 3,800 students and offers degrees in 48 academic majors.


Rachel Braier, of Saugus, achieved dean’s list status at Anna Maria College. In order to be named to the dean’s list, a student must carry a full course load and earn a semester grade point average of 3.5.

Anna Maria College was founded by the Sisters of Saint Anne in 1946. A private, Catholic, co-educational college in Paxton, Anna Maria College offers an affordable, liberal arts education with courses leading to more than 20 academic majors, including criminal justice, music, fire science, business, psychology, nursing and education.