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October 5, 2013

Newsmakers: Oct. 5, 2013

College for Every Student, a national non-profit organization based in Essex, that works with low-income youth to help them achieve college success, has added Tobi Hay to their staff as college ambassador and Emily Owens as development officer. Hay previously worked at Hartwick College, Babson College, Boston College and most recently was director of admissions at Clinton Community College. She earned a bachelor’s degree in political science and women’s studies from Colgate University and a master’s degree in student affairs at Syracuse University. Owens has a background in both public education and non-profit administration having served as both a high-school social-studies teacher and as the education coordinator for the North Country Cultural Center for the Arts in Plattsburgh. She graduated magna cum laude from Middlebury College with a degree in political science and minors in French and secondary education. She received her master’s degree in social studies education from Teacher’s College, Columbia University.

The Adirondack Architectural Heritage Awards Program annually recognizes historic preservation work throughout the Adirondack Park. This year’s recipients include Jim Majors for the Huestis Block in Ticonderoga, Barbara Davidson for Kingsland Block, Keeseville, North Country School barn, Lake Placid and Intrabartola Family for the Inn at the Bridge, Northville. The Long-Term Stewardship Award goes to the Bixby Family, Mohican Point, Bolton Landing and Silver Bay Association, Silver Bay YMCA and Conference Center.

Frank Nardelli, a native of Plattsburgh who currently lives in Livonia, Mich., has written a children’s book called “Stand Tall: Support for Children Growing Up with a Sick Parent.” The book is illustrated by Kelly Chilton of Plattsburgh. Proceeds from the book go to the GIST Cancer Awareness Foundation. It will be released in October. 

The Rotary Club of Plattsburgh has honored the Paul Harris Fellows recipients for this year. They are Courtney Chandler, Dr. Erik Eaglefeather and Brian Hammond. They will also recognized Roderic and Dodie Giltz who will receive the Major Donor Award Crystal and Pins for their continued support of the Rotary Foundation. Chandler, of The Agency Insurance, joined Rotary four years ago and participates in the Membership Committee, fishing tournament, Fun & Fellowship, honor guard, Alternative Break, Rotaract, 1st Thursday and the bed race. She also serves on the board. Eaglefeather, owner of Eagle’s Nest Veterinary Hospital, joined the club in 1999 and participates in the fishing tournament, Rotary store, honor guard, Battle of Plattsburgh and is a major supporter of the Centennial Park project. Hammond joined Rotary in 1985 and has served on the Board of Directors and as president and participates in the fishing tournament, RoDucky Derby and Radio Day. He serves on the Program Committee, co-chairs the Centennial Park project and is an honor guard and permanent greeter as a 50/50 seller. He will receive the five-sapphire pin honor.

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