Achievements

Dina BenDavid of Edgartown graduated from Chatham University in Pittsburgh, Penn., earning a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree. Graduating at the top of her class, she was also inducted into Chatham’s Honor Society.

Dr. BenDavid practices at the Greater New Bedford Community Health Center. She is board certified in family practice and specializes in women’s health.

Laura Jernegan, 22, of Edgartown has been accepted into the Peace Corps and will depart January 23 for Vanuatu in the South Pacific to begin training as an information technology and English education volunteer. The daughter of Cliff and Debbie Jernegan, Laura graduated from Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School before attending American University in Washington, D.C., where she earned a bachelor’s degree in 2013.