---- — Hannah Gardiner, daughter of David and Victoria Gardiner of Chateaugay, graduated cum laude from the University at Albany in December, with a Bachelor of Arts in rhetoric and communication with a minor in journalism. She graduated with a cumulative GPA of 3.40 and maintained Dean’s List qualifications for 5 semesters in total. Gardiner was an avid member of the National Communications Honors Fraternity Lambda Pi Eta and the National Society of Collegiate Scholars during her time at Albany. She also remained focused on her passion for journalism by working for the Albany Student Television Network as an executive producer and television host. She will pursue a career in public relations in Manhattan, with the luxury lifestyle and hospitality firm J Public Relations.
Connery Marsh of St. Regis Falls has been selected to represent New York as a National Youth Delegate at the 2013 Washington Youth Summit on the Environment at George Mason University during June.
Laura Merrill of Plattsburgh has been named to the Dean’s List for academic excellence for the fall semester at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Mass. The daughter of Bill and Karen Merrill, she is a sophomore majoring in chemical engineering.
Parker Crandall, son of John and Robin Crandall of Westport, is attending the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry Ranger School in Wanakena. He is studying in the forest technology program. The Ranger School offers the associate’s degree programs of SUNY EFS.
Nathan J. Bull, a 2009 graduate of Beekmantown Central School, has been named to the Dean’s List at Cornell University for both the spring and fall semesters. He is the son of Carlton and Sheila Bull of West Chazy and a member of the Cornell Chordials, an a cappella group who were recently awarded Album Pick of the Year by the A Cappella Review Board.
Connor Chapman, son of Greg and Debbie Chapman of Champlain, has been named to the President’s List for the 2012 fall semester at Hudson Valley Community College in Troy. A graduate of Northeastern Clinton Central School, Chapman holds an associate’s degree in architecture and is working toward a bachelor’s degree. He participated in the HVCC basketball program during this past summer.
Matthew Farbotko of Rouses Point has been named to the Dean’s List at Sage College of Albany.
Sarah Connelly, daughter of Paul and Amanda Connelly of Peru, has been named to the fall Dean’s List at LeMoyne College in Syracuse. She is a member of the Class of 2014 and a graduate of Peru Central School. A resident adviser and member of the women’s swimming and diving team, her major is psychology.
Annie Helfgott of Keeseville has been named to the Dean’s List at Clarkson University. She received her GED as part of the Clarkson University program and earned a GPA of 3.73. She has been hired as a tutor/proofreader at the Kodak Writing Center on Clarkson’s campus to edit student assignments and papers before student submission to professors. She will be applying for admittance to the Clarkson University’s Honors Program and has been accepted by the Psychology Department for research work. She is expanding her coursework to include a double major in psychology and business with a minor in cognitive neuroscience. She is an active member of Clarkson’s a cappella group, the Golden Knotes, and performs regularly at campus functions. She plans to continue with graduate work and become a pediatric neuropsychologist.
Area students named to the Dean’s List at Ithaca College are Gretchen Hohmeyer of Lake Clear, English major; Jillian Kowalowski of Plattsburgh, senior business administration major; Emily McCall of Plattsburgh, occupational therapy major; Marcy Weber of Elizabethtown, anthropology major; Lindsey Williams of Saranac, television-radio major; and Emily LaPierre of Chazy, television-radio major.
Abbey Fordham of Peru, a nursing major at Russell Sage College, Troy, has been named a Kellas Scholar for the fall semester, in recognition of three consecutive semesters of Dean’s List placement.
Patti J. Collins-Fredette of Plattsburgh was honored in December for completing the requirements for a Bachelor of Science degree in human services, specializing in general human services, from Cazenovia College.