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June 22, 2013

Students: June 22, 2013

Two area students have been recognized for their achievements at The College of Saint Rose in Albany. Sherrilyn Guffey, a graduate student from Mineville, received Graduate Honors in the BS/MS in Accounting Program award. Graduate honors awards are based on criteria specified by the department in which the graduate student studies. Andrew Matott, a senior from Rouses Point, received the Sister Rosaleen Gilroy History-Political Science Award, the Honorable Loretta A. Preska ‘70 Endowed Award and the Outstanding Senior in History/Political Science award. The Gilroy award honors the graduating senior carrying the highest cumulative grade-point average in the history-political science major. The Preska award is presented to a student who plans to attend law school and demonstrates outstanding academic achievement.

Harriet Pedersen of Saranac Lake was among nearly 900 St. Olaf College students in Northfield, Minn., who were recognized for academic achievements at the college’s Honors Day. She is the daughter of Anders and Heidi Pedersen.

Three local students received degrees in their field of study at SUNY New Paltz. Benjamin Warner of Plattsburgh received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in photography, Ashley Lavery of Lake Placid received a Bachelor of Arts in Latin American and Caribbean Studies, and Jennifer Curtis of Saranac Lake received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in painting.

Eric Beauregard of Chazy graduated from Champlain College in Burlington, Vt., with a Bachelor of Science degree in Integrated Studies.

Emily Gadbois of Plattsburgh was one of six students involved in a unique learning opportunity, an all-female construction project on the SUNY Delhi campus. She is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in construction management. The students are building a footbridge to be placed over Addison Pond. The students chose this experiential learning opportunity as a way to volunteer their time and devote the project to women who are committed to learning non-traditional roles.

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