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Region – Boston University awarded academic degrees to 1,517 students in September 2011. Local students receiving degrees were Corinne A. Jones, bachelor of arts in Japanese language and literature and Tara B. Dragoon, master of education in curriculum and teaching.

The following local students are among the 765 students who entered Colgate University this semester as members of the Class of 2015: Sean Robert Rossi of Northborough, son of Charles E. Rossi and Sheryl M. Rossi. He is a graduate of Algonquin Regional High School; Jordan Philipps Bennet of Shrewsbury, son of Thomas W. Bennet Jr. and Kathy A. Bennet. He is a graduate of St. John's High School; Alyssa Rose Kotin of Shrewsbury, daughter of Andrew S. Kotin and Lora S. Trotsky. She is a graduate of the Bancroft School.

Carina Chittim, a Shrewsbury resident, was inducted into Ithaca College's Oracle Honor Society earlier this month. First-year students who maintain a GPA that puts them in the top 10 percent of all students in their school throughout their first full academic year are invited into the society. Chittim is a chemistry major in the college's School of Humanities and Sciences.

In September, more than 1,300 undergraduate students from around the world began their first year at Tufts University. They include Keith Saver and Hannah Artner, both of Westborough.