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Seven Plymouth Residents Make Worcester Polytechnic Dean's List

The following local residents were among 1,337 students from Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) named to the university's Dean's List for academic excellence for the fall 2012 semester.

Seven Plymouth Residents Make Worcester Polytechnic Dean's List

Shane Glavin of Plymouth, Mass., is a senior majoring in biology and biotechnology.

Amy Barry of Plymouth, Mass., is a junior majoring in biomedical engineering.

Allan Burgess of Plymouth, Mass., is a sophomore majoring in mechanical engineering.

Nicholas Tosi of Plymouth, Mass., is a sophomore majoring in mechanical engineering.

William Manning of Plymouth, Mass., is a freshman majoring in computer science.

Christina Noyes of Plymouth, Mass., is a freshman majoring in biochemistry.

Lauren Richard of Plymouth, Mass., is a freshman majoring in mechanical engineering.

The criteria for the WPI Dean's List differs from most other universities as WPI does not compute a grade point average. Instead, WPI defines the Dean's List by the amount of work completed at the A level in courses and projects.

"WPI's academic programs are remarkably rigorous, so being named to the Dean's List is a testament to hard work, a sharp mind, and a commitment to excellence," said Provost Eric Overström. "Some of this nation's best and brightest students come to WPI to learn subjects ranging from engineering to science to business and the humanities, and through our innovative project-based curriculum they conduct professional-level research and solve important problems all over the world. Those named to the Dean's List have excelled at facing such demanding challenges, and we are exceptionally proud of these outstanding students."

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