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March 8, 2014

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Amanda Zullo, chemistry teacher at Saranac Lake High School, has been awarded the American Chemistry Society Hach Grant, providing $1,500 to fund a project called “Nailing It: Enhancing Macroscopic, Particulate and Symbolic Understanding in Chemistry.” With the grant money, she purchased laptops for her chemistry classroom, enabling students to study chemistry concepts using animation that shows different perspectives. This is the second Hach Grant Zullo has received.

Stephens Mundy, president and chief executive officer of CVPH Medical Center in Plattsburgh, has been named secretary for the Healthcare Association of New York State Board of Trustees.

The Northeast Central Labor Council contributed $750 to food pantries in Clinton, Franklin and Essex counties, collected from dues of member affiliates. The New York State AFL-CIO is a federation of 3,000 affiliated public-sector, private-sector and building-trades unions, representing 2.5 million members, retirees and their families, promoting union-made products and local jobs for local people.

Addie Desmarais, a registered nurse on the medical floor at Adirondack Medical Center, Saranac Lake, has been named the 2013 recipient of the Meghan E. Handler Excellence in Nursing Award for exceptional patient care. The Handler Award is given annually to an AMC nurse with fewer than three years experience and is named in memory of Meghan Handler, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Richard Handler, who died in 1998. Recipients are chosen on their commitment to improve and expand their knowledge of patient care, technical skills, compassion, rapport with patient’s families and colleagues and efficiency.

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