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March 26, 2014

Newsmakers: March 26, 2014

Dr. Sharon Melzer, assistant professor of criminal justice at SUNY Plattsburgh, has been awarded the 2014 SAGE Junior Faculty Professional Development Teaching Award. Sage is a publisher of journals, books and electronic media for academic, educational and professional markets. 

Dr. Steve Tyrell, North Country Community College president, served on the Assessment Network of New York panel to discuss “Linking Institutional Assessment to Student Learning” at SUNY Adirondack, which co-sponsored the event with SUNY Plattsburgh. The focus was on different components of institutional effectiveness, including the assessment of the strategic plan, student development and administrative units, general education and student engagement using the NSSE. James Liszka, provost and vice president for academic affairs at SUNY Plattsburgh, also served on the panel.

Cheryl Winslow has been named director of pharmacy services with Hudson Headwaters Health Network in Queensbury. Winslow has been building the pharmacy-services team since 2012 as assistant director. Her background in finance, information systems and project management has worked well in for-profit and not-for-profit management environments.

The New York Society of American Foresters has honored Dennis Flynn for his outstanding accomplishments in forest education. He is a teacher for Washington-Saratoga-Warren-Hamilton-Essex BOCES in Fort Edward. Before teaching, Flynn was a field forester with Adirondack Forest, and he continued to work there when Fountain Forestry bought the company. He is active in several professional associations, including American Tree Farm System, Quality Deer Management, Game of Logging, Future Farmers of America and Skills USA.

Dr. Michael Morgan, dean of education, health and human services at SUNY Plattsburgh, has received the Communication Science and Disorders Outstanding Alumni Award from Wichita State University. The annual award is presented to alumni who have shown outstanding professional achievement in speech-language pathology and audiology fields. Originally from Hutchinson, Kansas, Morgan earned a bachelor’s degree in speech-language pathology at Phillips University in Enid, Okla., and master’s and Ph.D. in communicative disorders and sciences from Wichita State University, Kansas.

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