BOSTON, Mass. — The following local residents recently earned their degree from Simmons College or was recognized for outstanding academic performance for the fall 2016 semester.

• Laura Bickford of Kennebunk earned a Master of Science degree in Nursing.

• Annmarie Powell-Canas of Kennebunk earned a Master of Business Administration degree.

• Ashley Ellen St. Amand of Arundel was named to the 2016 fall semester deans listand is majoring in nutrition and dietetics.

• Lindsay Jean Nichols of Kennebunk was named to the 2016 fall semester deans list and is majoring in political science.

• Siobhan Kaile Kenneally of Kennebunkport was named to the 2016 fall semester deans list and has not declared a major.

To qualify for deans list status, undergraduate students must obtain a grade point average of 3.5 or higher, based on 12 or more credit hours of work in classes using the letter grade system.

Simmons College is a nationally recognized private university located in the heart of Boston, and is the preeminent authority on womens leadership.

Founded in 1899, Simmons is the only undergraduate womens college in Boston, and maintains a history of visionary thinking and a focus on social responsibility.

The college offers world-class coeducational graduate programs in nursing and health sciences, liberal 
arts, library and information science, business management, and social work.