Mansfield Students Receiving College Accolades

A look at students from Mansfield making a splash at their colleges.

Christopher Herbert, a junior political science major and legal studies minor, is the recipient of this year's Ricky Barbour Memorial Scholarship.

Herbert, who is a member of the University of Delaware men's lacrosse team, received a pleasant surprise when he checked his email and found out he had been awarded a scholarship to help with tuition.

The scholarship is bestowed upon an upperclassman student-athlete majoring in political science and international relations or sociology and criminal justice with plans to pursue a law degree.

"It has definitely helped a lot," said Herbert about the Ricky Barbour Scholarship. "With school and lacrosse, I don't have extra time for a job and the scholarship eases my mind and lets me focus on more important things."

Herbert, who was red-shirted as a freshman, is a member of the University's Student Athlete Advisory Council. In accordance with the scholarship, Herbert also plans to attend law school after he graduates.


Jillian Holland, daughter of Maura and Michael Holland of Mansfield was selected for the 2012-2013 academic year to be a Resident Assistant for the Office of Student Life at Saint Michael's College, a liberal arts residential Catholic college located in Burlington, Vermont, one of the top 10 college towns in the country

Holland, a sophomore theater major graduated from Mansfield High School before coming to Saint Michael's.

Resident Assistants are selected from the entire Saint Michael's undergraduate student population on the basis of faculty and staff recommendations. They display excellent leadership abilities, maturity and likelihood of being good role models for their peers. As a resident assistant, he or she lives in a campus residence hall and is readily available to help students. RAs (as they are called) oversee and provides guidance as needed or requested for 40 to 50 student residents of the hall.

They also organize educational programs, guest speakers, and peer guidance programs for residents of the hall. Supervised by a Resident Director, the RA is a paraprofessional official of the college working closely with the residence-life office. Resident Assistants work to support and implement the objectives, policies, and regulations of the Saint Michael's College Office of Student Life.

Local residents have enrolled at Clemson University for the fall semester.

Brent Joseph Doherty of Mansfield is majoring in Pre-Business.

Michelle Leigh Flynn of Mansfield is majoring in Psychology.

Kayla Rose Murphy of Mansfield is majoring in Language and International.

They join nearly 3,400 freshmen at Clemson this semester.


The Berklee curriculum focuses on practical career preparation for today's music industry. To be eligible for the Dean's List, a full-time student must achieve a grade point average of 3.4 or above; a part-time student must achieve a grade point average of 3.6 or above.

Berklee College of Music announces that the following local students have earned placement on the Dean's List for the summer semester of the 2012 academic year:

Erica Warner of Mansfield

Matthew Grina of Mansfield


 The following students from the area have enrolled at Coastal Carolina University in Conway, SC.

Michelle Banchi of Mansfield, MA

Erika Barresi of Mansfield, MA

Rebecca Buchanan of Mansfield, MA

Briana Chiusano of Mansfield, MA

Kelly Lawlor of Mansfield, MA

Matthew McCarthy of Mansfield, MA

Steven Wholley of Mansfield, MA


Bryant University has admitted the following local students to the Class of 2016:

Christian Debeauport, a Undeclared student, of Mansfield

Daniel Desimone, a Marketing student, of Mansfield

Dylan Paiva, a Marketing student, of Mansfield

Taylor Persechini, a Undeclared student, of Mansfield







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